Blog Mastery Award for 10 of My Favorite Clever Marketers

Why is it that for so many days, weeks and months when we’re working toward a big goal we doubt ourselves, question if we’re taking the right actions, and wonder if we’re heading in the right direction?

We live in such an interesting time in history where we can get immediate gratification on almost everything.  So when we’re building a business and doing everything our mentors and coaches suggest we do and we’re not seeing results it can be hard to fight off that fear of failure feeling.

I was rewarded with the realization that success happens when keep your focus off of your fears while continuing to put one foot in front of the other!

I had one of those rare days last Thursday, where I received signs from several unexpected sources that were so obvious they were impossible to ignore.  They answered a long awaited confirmation that I am on the right track in my business.

I had an awesome coaching call with one of my readers that left me feeling like I’d made a difference in someone’s life.  I received an unexpected affiliate check in the mail.  I got an email notice that a new client had signed up and placed a nice order on my company website and I received a surprise by my clever marketer friend Oliver Tausend!

He had written a post nominating 10 blog owners for the Blog Mastery Award and I was one of them!  Who me?  Mastery after 4 months of blogging?  Wow! 🙂 What a surprise and an honor!  Thank you Oliver!

This award was created by Belinda Cunningham as a way to acknowledge some of her favorite blogs and have a little fun paying it forward to others.  It’s a pretty darned awesome clever marketing strategy to get traffic to your blog too!

Here’s how it works…

You start by writing a post about the blog mastery award (a’hem…what I’m doing right now) and nominating 10 blogs that you feel have mastered the art of blogging and offer great value to their readers.  Add a brief description and links to the blogs in your post and contact the blog owners to let them know they’ve been nominated!

They then get to go on an pay it forward to nominate 10 blogs they feel are deserving of the award!  I’ve picked several awesome bloggers for you and many of them are outside the network marketing internet business arena, but have content that’s so applicable to what we do, that I thought you would enjoy them as much as I do.

Check out my list below and please go visit Oliver’s blog and Belinda’s blog to see who they’ve nominated!

Let me please tell you that this was so hard to pare down my favorites.  There are so many great blogs that I visit regularly, and I encourage you to follow the links of the people who leave comments on my blog.  The vast majority of them are awesome bloggers who deserve this blog mastery award too!

Ladies First:

Marketing Moms With Blogs I Enjoy:

(in no particular order)

Jackie Ulmer

I really enjoy Jackie’s blog and especially her high tech/high touch marketing style!Jackie Ulmer

Metro Mom Kim DeYoung

Kim is known as the “Get it Done Girl” and let me tell you…she totally lives up to that name!  She has been a favorite of mine on several teleseminars I’ve attended and I’ve enjoyed her training as well.

Grow With Stacy

Stacy always has awesome mindset, personal development, and very empowering content!!

Jen K May

Jenn is a fun blogger who does a lot of great video posts that make you feel like reaching a little bit farther toward your goals.

Susanna Hess

Susanna is the gal to see when you want a push to get your videos rolling!  She’s got great content, lots of it video focused and much of it will leave you giggling as you watch!

Ana Hoffman

Ana is my amazing SEO angel.  I swear the lady is hiding wings somewhere.  Her blog is packed full of awesome SEO and simple to follow, but powerful traffic generation tips!

And now

Marketing Men with Blogs I Enjoy:

(In no particular order)

I have to mention Oliver’s blog since he is absolutely a marketer I’ve learned from and enjoy reading! 🙂

Josh Garcia

Josh has so much awesome content on his blog and was one of the first blogs I started to read regularly when I got started on my blogging adventure.  He has lots of technical tips for getting traffic and generating leads on his blog.

Peter Fuller

Peter put out a challenge several months back to push past our fears and do something that we’ve been avoiding and I have him to thank for making me face my fear of video marketing.  Peter’s blog is packed with great marketing and mindset content.

Ty Tribble

While my presenting Ty with the Blog Mastery Award is probably like giving someone with an MBA a certificate for graduating preschool, I have to anyway. Ty’s training in MLM Blog Secrets and MLM Blog Code got me here and I would never have been awarded the Blog Mastery Award, made the progress I’ve made, or had the fun I’ve had without it.  His blog is to the point packed with helpful information on network marketing, internet marketing, and social media marketing, and is one I read and learn from regularly.

Marcus Baker

Marcus is a fun blogger to follow.  His posts always make me ponder something in a new way, from a new perspective, or about a new topic that I hadn’t discovered yet.  He’s a great marketer with a great big heart and I totally enjoy reading his posts.

Hector Cuevas

Hector’s the king of special reports and I’ve learned so much from following his lead in giving away freebies to my readers.  He’s got tons of great content on blogging, awesome interviews, and marketing information on his blog!

So, now it’s your turn!

I hope you visit all these awesome blogs and please, my award winners, carry the torch to your favorite blogs!  I appreciate you all and hope you enjoyed this enough to leave a comment and share it on facebook and twitter!  This is a dofollow blog and you will receive some link-love from me if you comment!

Happy blogging to all!

Heather C Stephens, Clever Marketer Internet Network Marketing MLM   Home Business Blog Tips for WAHM MompreneursHeather Stephens

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  1. Heather
    What a delight to visit your blog, I can see why Oliver nominated your blog. i can’t believe you have only been blogging for a few months and you are making commission cheques already. Way to go. Also like what you have done with the headers of each blog you nominated, makes me feel like I know them a little bit already. Most of these blogs are new for me so I will enjoy visiting them all.
    Thanks for paying it forward.

  2. Hey Heather! Nice post and thanks so much for your acknowledgment and your contribution to our profession.

    You are a shining light!

    EXPECT Success!

    Jackie Ulmer

  3. Hi Heather,

    thanks fro picking up the baton. I definitely love the way you put the Blog Mastery Award into the plot of your very own personal success story. Congratulations ! You deserve it. I am glad we connected.

    Take care


  4. Heather,

    Congratulations, you definitely deserve the award! Your blog is wonderful, I always know that I’m going to get something wonderful from it!

    Thank you so much for mentioning me, what an honor! I’m sure that I will have an equally difficult time choosing a top ten list!


  5. Hi Heather….

    I am honored. I really am. Thank you so much. I will have to see to this when I get back. I am just off on a 10 day meditation retreat.



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