35 Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need to Know

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Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need To Know
This is the 8th post in a series of blog posts as part of  The Suitcase Entrepreneur’s 30 Day Blog Challenge.

As a matter of fact, I started the blog challenge one day late (due to time difference), and we’re already on Day 9 because it was a free day yesterday, though I have written for 8 consecutive days so far (around 26,000 words in total!) :)

If you’re interested you can find my Day 7 post here: 16 Incredible Tools to Boost Productivity and Maintain Your Mindset

Day 9′s Challenge: Whose online business do you admire most and why?

I couldn’t just pick one person’s online business I admire the most, so I decided to make a very comprehensive list of 35 Lifestyle Entrepreneurs I admire and that you need to know about as well.

These incredible entrepreneurs have been like virtual mentors to me on my entrepreneurial journey so far, and they will continue to inspire, motivate and influence the work I do in a very profound way.

Many people started to ask me who I learn from and get inspired by, so I figured the best way to actually do it was to make the most comprehensive list of all time with today’s top lifestyle entrepreneurs out there.

I’m going to kick this off with one of my all time favorite quotes:

You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. – Jim Rohn Click to tweet!

The 35 incredible lifestyle entrepreneurs are listed below in no particular order. I may do a part 2 as well, because unfortunately I had to leave out quite a few entrepreneurs I wanted to include on this list! Well, until next time…hope you’ll enjoy this post!

35 Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need to Know

Tim Ferriss

Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need To Know Tim FerrissTim Ferriss needs no introduction! He’s a living legend, and someone I truly admire and he has inspired me so much. He calls himself a human guinea pig and author. Tim is a 3 time best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek4-Hour Body, and his latest addition The 4-Hour Chef. I’ve read all of them and they are awesome, and I try to use strategies I learn and implement in my own business and life.

Ever since I read The 4-Hour Workweek, I knew that there was more to life than a regular 9-to-5 job, but rather live a life on my own terms. This was the starting point for me on my entrepreneurial journey, and I couldn’t be more thankful for that!

If you have’t read any of his books, I would suggest that you start with The 4-Hour Workweek, it’s a must read for every entrepreneur out there!

Tim Ferriss Around the web:

What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do. – Tim Ferriss Click to tweet!

Gary Vaynerchuk

Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need To Know Gary VaynerchukGary Vaynerchuk is truly remarkable! He started with Wine Library Tv in 2006 to share his knowledge and passion for wine, and in the spring of 2009, my brother AJ and I launched VaynerMedia, a new breed of agency that would help Fortune 500 companies. Gary V has done so much and it would be impossible to include everything and make it justice in such a short description.

Whenever I need some inspiration I just turn to Gary V and watch some of his inspirational videos on YouTube to hear him speak.

I recently read his bestselling book Crush It, and it was awesome. Can’t wait for his new book Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook to launch. I’m sure it will be just as good if not better!

He has really helped me maintain the right mindset and focus on what’s important in life and that I really can make this work. And I don’t know anyone better than Gary V, when it comes to when it comes to personal branding, so of course he’s on the list!

Every lifestyle entrepreneur needs to know and follow Gary V. Period!

Inspiring Talks from Gary V:

People listen but they don’t do anything. – Gary V Click to tweet!

Pat Flynn

Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need To Know Pat Flynn

Pat Flynn from The Smart Passive Income is someone I have followed from the very beginning since I started out. I love his approach to business and life, and Pat is just an all around good guy everyone need to follow.

I always feel inspired and learn something new every time i read a blog posts or listen to a new episode of the Smart Passive Income Podcast.

Pat is everywhere and he talks about the ‘be everywhere’ strategy which is awesome That’s something I also want to to achieve by being active on several different platforms online, such as blogging, podcasting and video.

As part of the Only 72 Sale I became a member of Pat’s new blogging course, Breakthrough Blogging and I really enjoy it so far. I know Pat will open it up to the public later on, and it’s a really great course for anyone who wants to get started with blogging and maintain the right mindset.

Be sure to check out my first interview ever I did with Pat Flynn!

Best of Pat and Smart Passive Income:

Whether success or failure I want the satisfaction of knowing my results are my own. – Pat Flynn Click to tweet!

Jeremy Frandsen

Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need To Know Jeremy Frandsen

Jeremy Frandsen is the co-host the Internet Business Mastery Podcast with Jason Van Orden (see below). Everything Jeremy (and Jason) does is focused around providing massive value to their audience, and I consider him one of my first virtual mentors when I started out online.

I learned so much from every episode of the podcast that I wanted to take things to the next level and have more of a community of like-minded people around me so I took my hared earned money and joined Internet Business Mastery Academy. Now a few months in, it’s probably the best decision I’ve made in my entire life.

Jeremy’s Single Motivating Purpose: I inspire purpose-driven action that leads to freedom, fulfillment, and happiness.

Best of Internet Business Mastery:

Jason Van Orden

Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need To Know Jason Van Orden

Jason Van Orden is the co-host of Internet Business Mastery together with Jeremy Frandsen (see above). As I mentioned I’m a member of Internet Business Mastery Academy where I get to interact with not only Jason and Jeremy on a daily basis, but also an amazing community of like-minded people. What they have created is extraordinary!

Successful entrepreneurs like Pat Flynn, and Maren Kate went through the Academy and were mentored by Jeremy and Jason when they were starting out early on as well.

Jason’s Single Motivating Purpose: I share knowledge and resources to help people live lives of increasing freedom, fulfillment and purpose.

A few more epic episodes from Internet Business Mastery:

The most important word in marketing is empathy – the ability to think and feel like the person your business serves. – Jason Van Orden

Corbett Barr

Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need To Know Corbett Barr

Corbett Barr from Think Traffic is just about providing massive value and most of his best stuff online is actually available for free on his blog. I really admire the community Corbett has built around Think Traffic, it’s very inspiring to see.

I actually consider Corbett one of my early virtual mentors when I did his blogging course Start a Blog that Matters. Even though it took me a while to take the right steps and action, I’m thankful for going through the course as it helped me a lot so far with my blog.

Other than that he is the co-founder of Fizzle, which is an awesome honest online business course and community. I’m  member of Fizzle and it’s one of the best out there for sure. No doubt about it!

He also co-hosts the Fizzle Show with Caleb Wojcik and Chase Reeves which is really fun and entertaining, but at the same time filled with great information and actionable. The perfect balance in my opinion.

A few epic posts from Think Traffic:

Don’t Ask What The World Needs.  Ask What Makes You Come Alive, And Go Do It. Because What The World Needs Is People Who Have Come Alive. – Howard Thurman 

Neil Patel

Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need To Know Neil Patel

Neil Patel is someone every entrepreneur should follow. Neil is the co-founder of Crazy Egg and KISSmetrics. He is extremely well know for his epic guides and you can find him blogging regularly over at Quicksprout.

I actually interviewed Neil Patel a few weeks ago, he’s such a cool guy, and I really appreciate that he takes his time for things like doing interviews and answering comments on his blog in person, despite his very busy schedule. Respect!

A few of Neil’s amazing guides:

Sometimes when you follow your dream, it opens the door for others to be able to follow theirs. – Neil Patel Click to tweet!

Jun Loayza

Jun Loayza Reputation Management

Jun Loyaza is not only a successful lifestyle entrepreneur, but he recently joined a very exciting startup company called Voice Bunny (because he had the choice!). I haven’t seen many people at such a young age being able to start several successful lifestyle businesses and be involved in the startup scene in Silicon Valley. He has done it all which is very inspiring and admirable!

I also took his free course Profitable Reputation Academy a while ago and it was very valuable and I learned a lot about reputation management and personal branding online in the 23 day course.

Feel free to check out an interview I did with Jun on Reputation Management and Personal Branding!

Jun Loayza around the web:

Tell me who you hang out with, and I’ll tell you who you are. Click to tweet!

Cody Mckibben

Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need To Know Cody Mckibben

Do you want to build a location independent business you can run from anywhere in the world? Then Cody Mckibben of Thrilling Heroics can help you do so.

Cody doesn’t only have a great and inspiring blog, but also an online course and community called Digial Nomad Academy. Inside of DNA he helps you build a location independent business that supports your desired lifestyle you can run from anywhere in the world, and he invites many experts on for mastermind calls and a lot of other good stuff.

Just a slight warning. Reading Cody’s blog may cause you to quit your job and start doing crazy and extraordinary things. It had that effect on me, and I’m well on my way!

A few kick ass posts from Thrilling Heroics I recommend:

Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right. – Henry Ford Click to tweet!

Scott Dinsmore

Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need To Know Scott Dinsmore

Scott Dinsmore is founder and Chief Experimenter at LiveYourLegend. I truly admire what Scott has done with LiveYourLegend and the amazing community and tribe he has built around it.

That’s something every entrepreneur can learn from and the community building aspect is very important in order to succeed. You need to have true fans who will buy your products because you provide so much value to them regularly. Scott has done exactly that, and most of his stuff is actually available for free on his site. Be sure to check some of his epic posts out!

Not only that, but Scott is also the creator and founder of the two awesome courses Live off Your Passion and How to Connect With Anyone. I have done a mini version of How to Connect With Anyone and it’s a a great course if you want to learn more about forming relationships that actually matters, not just networking for the sake of it!

Life changing posts over at Live Your Legend:

The fastest way to do things you don’t think can be done is to surround yourself with passionate people. – Scott Dinsmore

Sean Ogle

Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need To Know Sean Ogle

Sean Ogle from Location 180 started out in a similar way I did by sharing his journey on a blog, and that’s why I can relate to him so much. He hated his life back in 2009 and decided to change that and work hard towards his goals in order to live a meaningful and more fulfilling life on his own terms. Very powerful, and Sean is now living his dream every single day doing what he loves the most! Lesson learned: Hard work and dedication pays off!

I’ve been influenced a lot by him and Sean continues to inspire and motivate me with his epic blog posts and what he does. I’ll be living the dream soon enough as well!

I recently joined Location Rebel to learn more essential skills you need as an online entrepreneur. It’s a great place with many like-minded people who want to start their own location independent businesses.

My top 5 favorite posts of Location 180:

There are only seven days in the week, and someday is not one of them. Click to tweet!

Maneesh Sethi

Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need To Know Maneesh Sethi

Did you know that Maneesh Sethi bought an island? Yea, an island. How crazy is that? To me that’s something extraordinary and I have followed Maneesh for a while now and always learn something new about hacking life, travel and business when I read his blog posts.

Maneesh is Chief of Digital Nomad Operations (CDNO) at HackTheSystem.com.

I also think his main goal is very admirable: Maneesh wants you to achieve your dream lifestyle!

That’s something I ultimately also want to do, and I really want to help you so they can get more out of life and live a life on your on terms. That’s why I started this journey in the first place, get there myself  so I can help you do the same!

A few popular Hacks from the blog:

I want to be that spark that propels you to achieve your ideal lifestyle. – Maneesh Sethi Click to tweet!

Chris Ducker

Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need To Know Chris Ducker

Chris Ducker is known as the foremost expert on Outsourcing to the Philippines. Whenever I need a part- or full-time virtual assistant for my business, I will turn to Chris and his incredible service Virtual Staff Finder.

That’s something most people know him for, but I also follow Chris and his blog because I love his take on personal branding, and his show The New Business Podcast is awesome, with many great experts joining him weekly.

A few of my favorite posts from the blog:

That’s what entrepreneurs do. They start things and then build them. – Chris Ducker Click to tweet!

John Lee Dumas

Personal Branding Tips John Lee Dumas

John Lee Dumas is such a superstar. He has done so much since he launched EntrepreneurOnFire last year, and it’s even hard to keep track and understand that he has only been in business for little over a year now. You’re an inspiration John!

John is currently working on his up and coming product launch of Podcasters’ Paradise. It’s the #1 community for beginner, intermediate and expert podcasters who want to create, grow and monetize their podcast. I’m joining just in time for the launch, and if you are starting a podcast or want to take your current show to the next level, I suggest you do the same and sign up when it launches.

I’ve been a member of John’s mastermind FireNationElite for a while now, and it’s definitely a mastermind on fire. It’s a community of like-minded people who are dedicated to each others success, and John and all of the members are making this community to a very unique and special place, and it’s one of a kind. I haven’t seen anything like it, and I’m glad to be part of it!

John Lee Dumas and EoFire around the web:

 The mission of Entrepreneur on Fire is to inspire millions. – John Lee Dumas Click to tweet!

Marie Forleo

Marie Forleo Lifestyle Entrepreneurs

Marie Forleo is an extraordinary woman. And that’s an understatement! She is an extremely successful business woman who is empowering women (and men!) from over 190 countries. Marie will teach you how to create a business and life you love, from her award winning show Marie TV and her premium training program, B-School.

Not only that, but she also used to be a hip-hop dancer and Nike Master Trainer before. How cool is that? I don’t know how she does it, and Marie Forleo is definitely a lifestyle entrepreneur on the list you need to know and follow right now!

A few great episodes from Marie TV:

Everything is figuroutable. – Marie Forleo Click to tweet!

Derek Halpern

Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need To Know Derek Halpern

Derek Halpern is the founder of the very popular blog Social Triggers. I love Derek’s style and he definitely knows what he is talking about. There’s no doubt about it! His blog, podcast Social Triggers Insiders and Social Triggers TV are funny, engaging, jam packed with actionable and valuable information.

You are definitely missing out if you’re not following Derek and Social Triggers!

Best of Social Triggers:

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. – Steve Jobs Click to tweet!

Chris Guillebeau

Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need To Know Chris Guillebeau

Chris Guillebeau visited every country in the wold before the age of 35. Do I need to say more? One word: Extraordinary!

I started following Chris’ journey early on, and it’s been amazing to see what’s he’s up to on his travels from his blog The Art Of Non Comformity. Other than that he also has a few awesome free guides (see below) and his Unconventional Guides products.

If that wasn’t enough, Chris is also a bestselling author of the 100 dollar Startup. It is a fantastic book for anyone who’s looking to get started and build a lifestyle business on a budget. The book features many case studies where all of them started their business with 100 dollars or less. Sounds almost too good to be true, but it is!

Chris is the founder of the amazing event the World Domination Summit. I have plans to attend the WDS 2014, so I can meet all the incredible people and entrepreneurs on this list in person. There’s one thing to connect with someone online, but nothing beats the real world face to face!

A few unconventional posts & guides at The Art Of Non Conformity Blog:

The best time to start was last year. Failing that, today will do. – Chris Guillebeau Click to tweet!

Amy Porterfield

Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need To Know Amy Porterfield

Amy Porterfield is such a babe! I love what she does with her brand and she definitely knows what she is talking about when it comes to Online Marketing, and specifically Facebook Marketing.

I mostly listen to her podcast Online Marketing Made Easy and I have learned a lot over the last few weeks about Facebook Marketing, and especially about FB ads. I’m looking to implement some more of her strategies soon and see how they work out for my business.

Amy is also well know for her  fantastic and very engaging free webinars, and they are more valuable than most other marketers paid products. So if Amy’s free stuff is that good, I can only imagine how amazing her paid products will be. That’s what I call MASSIVE VALUE!

Best of Amy Porterfield:

Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.” - Doug Ivister Click to tweet!

 Srini Rao

Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need To Know

Srini Rao is the host of the Blogcast FM where he interviews top bloggers and entrepreneurs. He is a published author, blogger, entrepreneur, and he has a very cool blog called The Skool of Life.

I recently interviewed him for my up and coming show, and all I can say is that he's a really cool guy! Srini is also an avid surfer, which is something I'm also very passionate about and want to do more of.

Best of The Skool of Life and Blogcast FM:

Give a damn! Click to tweet!

Jaime Tardy

Personal Branding Tips Jaime Tardy

Jaime Tardy is the host of the awesome webshow The Eventual Millionaire. She has interviewed over 100 millionaires for her show to learn how they built their businesses.

Whenever I need some inspiration and motivational boost, I watch an episode of Jaime's show, because it's nice to get into the head and mindset of an actual millionaire. They have more often than not failed over and over gain till they succeeded, and that's why it's so refreshing to hear about it and how they overcame the obstacles and fears along their entrepreneurial journey.

If you haven't checked out The Eventual Millionaire yet, be sure to do so. Jaime is a great interviewee and host!

Best of The Eventual Millionaire:

I discipline myself to do the little things that cause progressive growth EVERY day. - Brig Hart Click to tweet!

Natalie Sisson

Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need To Know Natalie Sisson

The Suitcase Entrepreneur Natalie Sisson is the reason I'm even writing a blog post every single day, challenging myself, and forming this powerful habit. So I just had to include her on this list.

Not only because of that of course, but she is living an extraordinary life on her own terms, running and building her own lifestyle business, while teaching you how to do the same. Pretty cool ha?

Natalie is also a bestselling author of The Suitcase Entrepreneur book, which I highly recommend to anyone who wants to become location independent and build a lifestyle business they can run from anywhere in the world.

Best of The Suitcase Entrepreneur:

There is not try, there is only do, or do not. - Yoda Click to tweet!

Andrew Warner

Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need To Know Andrew Warner

Andrew Warner is the host of the extremely successful and now famous show Mixergy. Andrew was also the first who started an interview style business webshow, and he has inspired me along my journey to start an interview based show as well.

It is really inspiring to see that Andrew took the concept of an interview based webshow with free content and packaged it into a product he could sell with recurring payments every month (and make money while he sleeps). I believe you can get full access to Mixergy Premium for about 25 d0llars/month, which is a great deal considering the amount of value Andrew provides with each interview and courses he offers.

He has currently done over 900 episodes with the most successful entrepreneurs out there (people like Tim Ferriss, Gary Vaynerchuk, and Seth Godin and many more).

A few great episodes from Mixergy:

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve. - Napoleon Hill Click to tweet!

Ashley Ambirge

Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need To Know Ash Ambirge

Ash Ambirge from The Middle Finger Project is super chic and she does business and life differently (and having way more fun than the neighbours).

I found out about Ashley when I did an interview with Jun Loayza a few months ago, and I love her style, website and content. Everything looks and feels amazing and I simply can’t get enough!

I’m currently going through a copywriting module inside of Sean Ogle’s premium course Location Rebel where she is featured and sharing her deep knowledge in copywriting. Powerful stuff!

Best of The Middle Finger Project:

You don’t need a job – you need guts. Click to tweet!

Henri Junttila

Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need To Know Henri Junttila

Henri Junttila is a fellow Swedish lifestyle entrepreneur I connected with online a few month ago. He is the founder of Wake Up Cloud, which is one of the top blogs in the lifestyle design niche with over 10,000 subscribers. Henri teaches you how to build a thriving lifestyle business around your passion, both from his blog and courses.

I love his approach to online business in general, and that his all about taking this very first step and taking the right action, rather than worrying about perfection early on which is a very common mistake aspiring entrepreneurs make when they are starting out.

I am a member of the Lifestyle Liberation Academy as well, which is Henri’s lifestyle business training program and it also has community forum of like-minded people.

Best of Wake Up Cloud:

 The best way to predict the future is to create it. – Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee Click to tweet!

Nate Bunger

Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need To Know Nate Bunger

You may not know who Nate Bunger is, but he lives a very cool lifestyle on his own terms in Cali, Colombia. Nate is actually a high school dropout who turned lifestyle entrepreneur, living the dream and building his own businesses, while helping other people do the same.

He was my first mentor, and now also a very good friend of mine…I can’t wait till I get to visit him in Colombia soon! I had to include him on such a list, because he has had a very profound impact on my life. Thanks a lot Nate, and continue to inspire countless of other people with your coaching and what you do.

Feel free to check out an interview I did with Nate here for the full story!

A few very inspiring posts from the life of Nate Bunger:

The only real failure in life, is not being true to your dream. – Nate Bunger Click to tweet!

Lewis Howes

Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need To Know Lewis Howes

Lewis Howes is an author, lifestyle entrepreneur, former pro athlete and world record holder in football. He is one of my biggest inspirations and I admire the business empire he has created for himself from scratch. I can also relate to Lewis background as a professional athlete bit even though I never turned pro in Soccer.

Every time I watch a video or read anything from Lewis, I feel energized and inspired to take massive action. His podcast The School of Greatness is no exception, and my iPhone is always loaded with the latest episodes.

A few great episodes from The School of Greatness:

The most important thing to remember is you must know your audience. – Lewis Howes Click to tweet! 

Rick Mulready

Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need To Know Rick Mulready

I really like what Rick Mulready is doing with his brand and The Inside Social Media Podcast, and I’ve learned a lot of great social media strategies I can implement so far.

Rick interviews the heads of social media from the most successful brands in the world, and you’ll learn big brand strategies small business budgets!

I can’t wait to see what Rick is up to next, and I will keep listening to The Inside Social Media Podcast! You should too, especially if you’re on a tighter budget and want to succeed in social media online!

Best of Rick and Inside Social Media Podcast:

I’m a student, not a guru. – Derek Sivers Click to tweet!

David Siteman Garland

Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need To Know David Siteman Garland

David Siteman Garland is the host of The Rise To The Top where he is helping ‘Mediapreneurs’ (you have a web show, blog, podcast, video blog or some combination) generate big time revenue through online products and programs.

David is all about providing massive value for his audience, and he usually over delivers. I love his energy, and you’ll definitely not get bored when watching one of his episodes. He interviews top mediapreneurs and also does solo episodes from time to time, which are all filled with actionable information and advice you can go out and implement in your business right away.

Not only does he have a webshow but he is also teaching people how to do the same, with his premium products, Create Awesome Interviews and Create Awesome Online Course.

David is an inspiration and someone I continue to learn from along my entrepreneurial journey. If you haven’t checked out his webshow, be sure to do so. You’ll be blow away by how much value he provides in every episode!

A few epic episodes from The Rise to The Top:

Money follows passion – not the other way around. – David Siteman Garland Click to tweet!

James Wedmore

Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need To Know James Wedmore

James Wedmore is the Video Marketing king! Every time I have a question about how to use video marketing online and YouTube, I turn to James for guidance. He knows his stuff, and he recently hit a million views on YouTube. Congrats James!

I really like the way he is using video to grow and monetize his business, and I’m looking to get more into video creation down the road. I’ve already learned a ton from James and his course Video Traffic Academy I joined a little while ago.

He also has very valuable and engaging free webinars, which he uses to grow his business. That’s something I would like to get into more later on as I think it’s such a powerful and effective way to grow and monetize your business by providing massive value at the same time on a free webinar.

A few great videos and posts by James Wedmore:

Ryan Lee

Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need To Know Ryan Lee

Ryan Lee knows a thing or two about creating recurring or residual income online, also called passive income. And it’s very inspiring to see how many streams of income he has created for himself from his many products where he has recurring membership fees for some of theme.

Ryan has many products for different needs, so if you are interested to see what he’s offering, be sure to check out his site.

A few great posts from Ryan’s blog:

Success is the ability to do what you want, whenever you want, as often as you want. - Jack Canfield Click to tweet!

Jenny Blake

Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need To Know Jenny Blake

I love what Jenny Blake is doing, and her new website for her personal brand looks amazing! She’s a micro business coach, world traveler and best selling author of Life After College: The Complete Guide to Getting What You Want. If that wasn’t all she’s also a certified life coach and yoga teacher!

I stumbled across her bestselling book Life After College a rainy day last year, and started to read Jenny’s blog Life After College. Now she is moving more towards her personal branded site JennyBlake.me, and I really like the direction she’s taking with her brand. I always feel inspired and energized when I read something from Jenny!

Best of Jenny Blake and Life After College:

Action is the anti-dote to despair. - Joan Baez Click to tweet!

Steve Kamb

Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need To Know Steve Kamb

Steve Kamb and his blog Nerd Fitness is amazing. The business he has is so cool, I almost wish I would have come up with the name Nerd Fitness myself and start a fitness blog.

Combining the the Nerdy side of things with Fitness is perfect and makes Steve different, and he has built an incredible brand and community with many true fans around it.

That’s so inspiring to see when you take something unexpected like that, and make it work so well…just awesome!

Best of Steve and Nerd Fitness:

RULE #1. We don’t care where you came from, only where you’re going. Click to tweet!

Andrew Youderian

Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need To Know Andrew Youderian

If you ever wanted to start a successful e-Commerce store, then Andrew Youderian is the man to know! He runs several successful e-Commerce stores himself, and he has an awesome e-commerce blog, called eCommerceFuel.

Besides his blog, he also provides training programs and a community if you need more help along the way to build your e-Commerce store.

I connected with Andrew Youderian about a week ago for an interview for my up and coming webshow “The Lifestyle Architects“, and we had a really great chat over Skype. Can’t wait for the interview to go live. Andrew shared so much valuable information on how to build a profitable e-Commerce dropshipping business.

Best of eCommerceFuel:

Laura Roeder

Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need To Know Laura Roeder

Laura Roeder is a social media marketing expert who teaches small businesses how to become well-known and claim their brand online. She is the creator of LKR Social Media Marketer and Creating Fame and author of Facebook Fame: The Facebook Marketing Bible For The Small Business.

Laura is someone I recently started following, but I love what she is doing with LKR Social Media and her awesome online courses. And she provides massive value through here blog with many actionable tips you can go out and implement.. Great stuff!

A few great posts from LKR Social Media Blog:

You don’t know how anything is going to work out, ever…so you just have to give it a shot. – Laura Roeder Click to tweet!

Dan Andrews

Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need To Know Dan Andrews Tropical MBA

Dan Andrews co-founded and run two location independent businesses. He runs The Tropical MBA podcast, publish inspiring blog posts from his life as a digital nomad in South East Asia, and he helps you do the same!

One of the first podcasts I actually started listening to last year on my way to work every day was The Lifestyle Business Podcast by Dan and Ian.

Now that they only decided to focus on The Tropical MBA Podcast, it’s just as good. So be sure to check out Dan’s blog and podcast for some really inspiring stories and adventures from the life of a real digital nomad.

Best of Tropical MBA:

A person’s success in life is often correlated with their ability to have difficult conversations. - Tim Ferriss Click to tweet!

Final Words

So there you have it…the most comprehensive list post I’ve ever written, but I had a lot of fun doing it! There’s obviously many more incredible lifestyle entrepreneurs out there, and I will most likely do a part 2 version later on.

I hope you found a few new entrepreneurs you can follow and learn from, and if your favorite lifestyle entrepreneurs are not included on this list, please let me know in the comments section below, and I’ll include them in part 2!

I didn’t include big names like Richard Branson and Seth Godin, because I think most of you know who they are. If not, they are also worth knowing of course ;)

If you want to move closer to living a location independent lifestyle and start a lifestyle business you can run from anywhere in the world, a first step would be if you join the Suitcase Entrepreneur Natalie Sisson’s 30 Day Blog challenge.

I can’t think of a better way to start something new or develop a strong habit than doing it for 30 consecutive days. I already accepted to take on the challenge, will you join me?

If you enjoyed this post, please share it with your friends and leave a comment with your thoughts below. Whose online business do you admire most and why? I would love to know!

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Until next time….surround yourself with like-minded people and connect with at least three incredible entrepreneurs on the list!

Navid

68 Responses to 35 Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need to Know

  1. 35 Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need to Know – Navid Moazzez

    These incredible entrepreneurs have been like virtual mentors to me on my entrepreneurial journey so far, and they will continue to inspire, motivate and influence the work I do in a very profound way. Many people started to ask me who I learn from and…

  2. Impressive list! As quite a newby to all of this so I have to admit I knew less than half of these people before seeing this post, thanks for the introduction.
    I especially like Mrs. Blake so far! ;).. I’ll pick my own favorites from these and follow them more intensively, time to step it up!

    Thanks again for sharing Navid, looking forward to the next one.

    Ronald

    • Fantastic Ronald, I’m really glad you like the list I put together and found it to be valuable!

      There’s some really great people on this list, follow and learn from a few of them and see which ones are the best fit for you.

      Jenny Blake is an extraordinary woman, so of course I had to include her on such a list. I highly recommend her book “Life After College”. Feel free to check it out and let me know what you think :)

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your awesome thoughts!

      All the best,

      - Navid

  3. Qubo amigo, (Cali talk) I love the post, especially because I’m on it ;) It’s been awesome watching you grow. Looking forward to many awesome experiences to come. Keep moving towards your dreams.

    Your friend,

    Nate

    • Hey Nate,

      You deserve it, you’ve inspired and helped me so much along my journey so far, thanks man!

      There’s much more to come…this is just the beginning my friend :)

      All the best,

      - Navid

    • Awesome John! I’m glad you like the list, and of course I had to include you in there! You’re a Rockstar as well…365 days/year!

      Thanks so much for all the EoFire love and support!

  4. Navid, your blog has become one my “must-reads”, and now that you’re doing the 30-day blog challenge, I probably spend more time on your site than I do my own :) This post is no exception – in fact, it’s one of my favorites. Thank you for putting 35 of my favorites in once place together! …you have good taste, my friend.

    • Hey Kate,

      Wow, I’m stoked that you say that, I truly appreciate it. All the encouraging and kind words really keeps me going, so thanks so much, means a lot :)

      I’m glad that you enjoy the list….part 2 is coming next month (with the ones I couldn’t include in this one)!

      All the best,

      - Navid

  5. Navid, awesome post once again. Major inspiration from all of these blogs. I follow some of these guys already, but you’ve introduced me to a couple I’d never heard of before. Together with your last post on productivity, inspiring stuff! Keep ‘em coming.

    You’re definitely going to be on a list like this one before long!

    • Hey Alexander,

      Thanks so much, I’m really glad you like it!

      Yea for sure, the entrepreneurs on this list are all incredible, and they also have amazing blogs, podcasts, videos etc. They are everywhere!

      Wow, thanks for your kind words. Soon enough I’ll make it into a list like this! I’m just hustling till I get there ;)

      Have a great day,

      - Navid

  6. Love your this post Navid and thank you for sharing it with us. I’m less than a year old in the world of online business and have known of some of these names but I’m looking forward to learning more about the other fab people on your list.
    :-)

    • Awesome Rick, of course I had to include you…you and The Inside Social Media Podcast rocks!

      Wow, thanks for saying that…it means a lot coming from someone with so much experience within online marketing…this really keeps me going!

      All the best,

      - Navid

  7. Navid my friend,

    This is hot stuff. I don’t know others but HECK! A truck load (list) of bloggers and successful people around the world.

    Great write up and thanks for sharing this. Big kudos to you and all :)

    Shared!

    • Hey Reginald,

      Thanks man, I’m glad that you like this list! They are all incredible entrepreneurs and amazing people and they continue to inspire and influence me in a great way :)

      Have a great weekend,

      - Navid

  8. It’s so awesome to be in such fine company and an honour to call 80% of these people my friends or within my circle of influence – plus they’re all living life on their own term and with integrity. Great list and excellent summary of resources for each person too – that should make it easier for people to dig into and get to know us all better! Thanks Navid… PS tempted to get to Colombia next year myself so let me know what you think.

    • Hey Natalie,

      I’m glad that you like the list I put together and it’s so awesome that most of them are your friends! I
      can’t wait to attend live event and meet you guys in person!

      I’m loving this Blog Challenge, thanks so much for putting this together. I can already see that it’s affecting my life in a very good way. I’m not only getting much more consistent traffic to my website, improving my writing and forming a habit, but also learning a lot about myself as a little bonus. Thank you Natalie!

      I need to go to Colombia to visit my very good friend Nate, that’s one of my first stops when I leave Sweden behind :)

      All the best,

      - Navid

      PS. I do think you get a few clicks from my site every now and then since I linked you up in every post this month ;)

    • Thanks Katya, appreciate it!

      Haha, actually I realized that, and I wanted to include more, just the fact that this is the 35 that I follow the most and I learned from from the very beginning, kind of like my virtual mentors. Hope this makes sense…

      There’s many more extraordinary women out there of course, like Danielle LaPorte, Melanie Duncan, Liz Dialto, Nathalie Lussier, Erica Douglas, Elisa Doucette. That’s why I’m doing a part 2 next month, and possibly a list with only women entrepreneurs later on to even it out more ;)

      All the best,

      - Navid

  9. Thanks Navid for providing this huge list as I knew only Derek Halpern & Neil Patel from this list. Now I have more entrepreneurs whom I can follow & learn about internet marketing.

  10. Really great list! Nice compilation of knowledgeable sources!

    Now I have some great entrepreneurs to check out, thanks for sharing Navid!

    //Mia

  11. Most I already know (we’re brothers in the faith I’d say) :) …. But found a few good ones here… some so good (like Maneesh) that I had to come back and tell you: Thanks man. :)

  12. Wow! Impressive list that you created! As part of the Fire Nation Elite Mastermind with John Dumas, as well as an avid listener of his podcast, I have learned so much about these people though his interviews! You just put the cherry on top with this post! You were short, concise but dropped the most important nuggets on to the audience. I am sure people have gained knowledge and a new understanding of everyone on this list! you rock! Keep up the great work!

  13. An excellent list of 35 great, inspirational entrepreneurs. the first 2 of your list, Tim & Gary, were the ones that introduced me to the whole idea in 2010. I first read Crush It and was hooked. I then read 4 Hour Workweek per Gary’s recommendation and learned about Internet Marketing.

    I am actually interviewing Neil Patel next week and am excited for it. Again, a great list and thanks for putting it together.

  14. Awesome who’s who list of the hottest lifestyle entrepreneurs, thank you Navid! Anyone wanting to start a side business to generate a new income stream to raise their income will be well served with this article and learning more about any one of them at the website AND being active within their community by listening to their podcasts, reading and commenting on their blogs, social media, etc. Learning from them like a sponge will be ever so empowering!

  15. Again Navid, great post! I have bookmarked this post so I can refer back in the future and share with any of my friends looking for assistance. Thank you for such a thorough and helpful resource.

  16. Hi Navid, wow you keep blowing me away with these amazing blog posts. Wow another mega list of some top online entrepreneurs. This was very helpful because I knew about half the people on this list. The other half I will definitely have to explore their sites and learn more about them. Thanks for taking on this 30 day challenge. Great stuff!

  17. Great list of some familiar names and not so familiar. I am not sure if you would consider Jim Cockrum but he has been a great trailblazer.

  18. Hey Navid, fellow LR member here! I don’t think we’ve connected, but great list! I nominate sebastianmarshall.com/ . Also Men With Pens if you’re interested in copywriting :)

    • Hey Chiara,

      Thanks so much for taking the time to check out my site, I really appreciate it!

      I will definitely check your suggestions out, and Men With Pens is fantastic, love that site. And yes copywriting is essential for sure :)

      All the best,

      - Navid

  19. Hi Navid, This is one of the all time best blog posts I have ever come across. I am an aspiring lifestyle entrepreneur from Dubai and would say this list absolutely rocks!However, I believe some pioneers of lifestyle entrepreneurship like Eben Pagan, Kavit Haria, Mari Smith and Michael Stelzner deserve mention in such a list.

    Keep up the good work and cant wait to see Part 2 of this terrific post!!

  20. Wow, what an awesome list of lifestyle entrepreneurs Navid! I’d definitely add Rasmus Lindgren who runs RetireMyAss.com and Laurel Staples over at GoFireYourself.com as they both create exceptional content and have both helped me move my business forward.

    David

  21. Hi Navid,

    Great list. I like how there are both familiar faces and some new ones, too.

    I’m surprised you don’t have Scott Fox on there, though! He has been a successful “lifestyle entrepreneur” longer than most of these other folks.

    I’ll bet most all of the folks in your list above have read his books, especially Click Millionaires: Work Less, Live More with an Internet Lifestyle Business You Love, too. At least I know he’s done podcasts or New Media Expo panels with many of them.

    Scott runs the free coaching forum at http://www.ClickMillionaires.com which is great for anyone who wants free help starting their own lifestyle business online.

    Congrats on your blog challenge!

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