200 Motivational Quotes for Bloggers and Online Entrepreneurs

At one time or another during your climb to success, you’re going to experience self-doubt or even defeat. You might even try to convince yourself that you don’t have what it takes to be successful and to go ahead and give up. 

The truth is, this is something every successful person has gone through. Failing is not a problem. It’s what you do afterwards that matters. In this blog post, I’ve gathered 200 inspirational quotes for bloggers and other online entrepreneurs working on their dreams. 

If you need some motivation and encouragement, feel free to bookmark this post. Then each day before you start grinding, read a few of these quotes to get inspired. This will not only prevent you from quitting, it will also increase your odds at success. 


1. “Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.” Anonymous

2. “You can never go wrong by investing in communities and the human beings within them.” Pam Moore

3. “Nothing big will happen in your life until you build off of the many small things.” John Paul Aguilar

4. “Your past does not equal your future.” Tony Robbins

5. “On my own I will just create, and if it works, it works, and if it doesn’t, I’ll create something else. I don’t have limitations on what I think I could do or be.” Oprah Winfrey 

6. “Confidence in yourself is built through acts of everyday courage.” Mel Robbins

7. “Don’t focus on having a great blog. Focus on producing a blog that’s great for your readers.” Brian Clark

8. “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” Henry Ford

9. “What you do after you create your content is what truly counts.” Gary Vaynerchuk

10. “Absorb what is useful. Discard what is not. Add what is uniquely your own.” Bruce Lee

11. “What makes you weird, makes you unique, and therefore makes you stand out.” Dan Schawbel

12. “You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills.” Jim Rohn

13. “Your heart must always be in it. That’s part of an entrepreneur’s DNA.” Barbara Corcoran

14. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” Mark Twain

15. “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” – Elon Musk

16. “The real joy in life comes from finding your true purpose and aligning it with what you do every single day.” Tony Robbins

17. “Don’t work 8 hours for a company and then go home and not work on your own goals. You are not tired, you are uninspired.” Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

18. “Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.”

19. “Find your spirit, and no challenge will keep you from achieving your goals.” Christopher Penn

20. “Either you run the day or the day runs you.” Jim Rohn

21. “Going viral is not an outcome; it’s a happening. Sometimes it happens; sometimes it doesn’t. Just remember, fans are vanity and sales are sanity.” Lori Taylor

22. “Write what you know.” Mark Twain

23. “The obstacle in the path becomes the path. Never forget, within every obstacle is an opportunity to improve our condition.” Ryan Holiday

24. “Social media will help you build up loyalty of your current customers to the point that they will willingly, and for free, tell others about you.” Bonnie Sainsbury

25. “If you love writing or making music or blogging or any sort of performing art, then do it. Do it with everything you’ve got. Just don’t plan on using it as a shortcut to making a living.” Seth Godin

26. “We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.” Jim Rohn

27. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” Albert Einstein

28. “Don’t find customers for your products, find products for your customers.” Seth Godin

29. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” Steve Jobs

30. “I like criticism. It makes you strong.” Lebron James 

31. “It’s not about money or connections – it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone when it comes to your business. And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time.” Mark Cuban

32. “Lead people with what they want. – Lead with what they’ve already said. – Lead people from where they’re at. – Lead them with the things that concern them.” Sandi Krakowski

33. “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” Thomas Edison

34. “Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” Gloria Steinem

35. “I think I am about 5 for 500 when it comes to successful ideas vs flops.” Jerry Schoemaker

36. “The challenge with being an initiator of projects is that you are never, ever done.” Seth Godin

37. “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” Benjamin Franklin

38. “What your mind envisions – so your life will surely sow.” Chris Voss

39. “If you want to continually grow your blog, you need to learn to blog on a consistent basis.” Neil Patel

40. “Never underestimate the vital importance of finding early in life the work that for you is play. This turns possible underachievers into happy warriors.” Jeff Bullas

41. “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. Make at least one definite move daily toward your goal.” Bruce Lee

42. “Everyone starts out with nobody listening to them and nobody to listen to.” Laura Fitton

43. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” Vince Lombardi

44. “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” Michael Jordan

45. “Content is king, but distribution is queen and she wears the pants.” Jonathan Perelman

46. “You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great.” Les Brown

47. “When you brand yourself properly, the competition becomes irrelevant.” Dan Schawbel

48. “People who fail focus on what they have to go through; people who succeed focus on what it will feel like at the end.” Tony Robbins

49. “A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn a reputation by trying to do hard things well.” Jeff Bezos

50. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” Babe Ruth

51. “There are tons of different factors that go into ranking well, but the biggest is high-quality content.” David Sinick

52. “If you are born poor it’s not your mistake, but if you die poor it’s your mistake.” Bill Gates

53. “No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.” Andrew Carnegie

54. “We must develop a thick skin. With an unshakeable sense of self – and a commitment to being compassionate – nothing will faze you.” Mari Smith

55. “I’ve been a bad worker in the past. I know the feeling of failure, the feeling of shame. A weak, lazy person. I didn’t respect myself. – I say, be the hero in your own movie. Pretend your life was a movie and it started now. What would the hero do? What would the person that you respect do? What would the person that you admire and inspires you do? Do that!” Joe Rogan 

56. “Every problem is a gift – without problems, we would not grow.” Tony Robbins

57. “If Plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters.” Claire Cook

58. “People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.” Elon Musk

59. “Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” Sir Winston Churchill

60. “You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.” Tony Robbins

61. “When I had challenges, it taught me to be more on top of it for the future. Things go wrong all the time when you are running your own business, but it’s how you perceive it and deal with it that matters.” Lori Greiner

62. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Walt Disney

63. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” Bill Gates

64. “In order to do all those things you know you want to do with your life, you have to do things that are difficult, uncertain, or scary.” Mel Robbins

65. “The key is, no matter what story you tell, make your buyer the hero.” Chris Brogan

66. “Write. Rewrite. When not writing or rewriting, read. I know of no shortcuts.” Larry L. King

67. “The only thing that’s keeping you from getting what you want is the story you keep telling yourself.” Tony Robbins

68. “It’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower.” Paul Graham

69. “Entrepreneurs are willing to work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours per week.” Lori Greiner

70. “Be genuine. Be nice. Know your audience. Articles on web design, color, inspiration and basics of design really help them. Novice articles are the best — my audience doesn’t benefit from intermediate or advanced design topics.” Calvin Lee

71. “A brand is no longer what we tell the consumer it is – it is what consumers tell each other it is.” Scott Cook

72. “Love your family, work super hard, live your passion.” Gary Vaynerchuck

73. “It comes down to finding something you love to do and then just trying to be great at it.” Mark Cuban

74. “It’s what you practice in private that you’ll be rewarded for in public.” Tony Robbins

75. “Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

76. “My goal is to spark something within the reader and allow it to initiate an idea they then can grow.” Warren Whitlock

77. “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” Steve Martin 

78. “Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.” Bruce Lee

79. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” Albert Schweitzer

80. “Today, you want to regain the momentum you lost, wind up and take off down the path of prosperity and growth.” Jessica Merrill

81. “Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.” Steve Jobs

82. “No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.” Tony Robbins

83. “Failure is not the opposite of success; it’s part of success.” Arianna Huffington

84. “I accumulated small but consistent habits that ultimately led to results that were unimaginable when I started.” James Clear

85. “Do not write BS if you don’t know what to write! It’s as simple as that.” Lilach Bullock

86. “Do something today that your future self will thank you for.” Anonymous

87. “Good content always has an objective; it’s created with intent. It, therefore, carries triggers to action.” Ann Handley

88. “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” Christopher Robin 

89. “There’s a lot of information out there for free, so you’ve got to figure out what makes your information different.” Matt Wolfe

90. “When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” Tony Robbins

91. “Your ultimate consumers are your users, not search engines.” Google’s SEO Starter Guide

92. “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” Fred Devito 

93. “The number one reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.” Napoleon Hill 

94. “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” Scott Belsky

95. “In Social Media, the “squeaky wheel” gets the oil. You have to put yourself out there, to find people who will relate or even debate with you, depending on what you are looking for.” Jessica Northey

96. “Persistence overshadows even talent as the most valuable resource shaping the quality of life.” Tony Robbins

97. “Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.” Joyce Brothers

98. “The paradox is the more info you give away, the more people will buy what you have to give.” Brian Clark

99. “Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.” Robert Collier

100. “People work better when they know what the goal is and why.” Elon Musk

101. “Most of us have experienced wow moments. We just haven’t taken time to think deeply about them.” Michael Hyatt

102. “If people like you they will listen to you, but if they trust you they’ll do business with you.” Zig Ziglar

103. “These days, people want to learn before they buy, be educated instead of pitched.” Brian Clark

104. “If you think good design is expensive, you should look at the cost of bad design.” Dr. Ralf Speth

105. “Legendary service is one of the criteria that sets one company apart from its competitors. It’s the mark of a truly authentic company – you just can’t fake caring!” Kim Garst

106. “Give them quality. That’s the best kind of advertising.” Milton Hershey

107. “Success only comes to those who dare to attempt.” Mallika Tripathi

108. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” Tony Robbins

109. “If you can learn something new every day, you can teach something new every day.” Martha Stewart

110. “By putting yourself in that intense form of stress, it makes regular life more peaceful.” – Joe Rogan 

111. “Always deliver more than expected.” Large Page, co-founder of Google 

112. “Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job.” Jim Rohn

113. “Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.” Les Brown

114. “The path to success is to take massive, determined action.” Tony Robbins

115. “There is very little knowledge that can’t be obtained through effort.” Mark Cuban

116. “Do what is easy and your life will be hard. Do what is hard and your life will become easy.” Les Brown

117. “There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” Peter Drucker

118. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” Colin Powell 

119. “The power of positive thinking is the ability to generate a feeling of certainty in yourself when nothing in the environment supports you.” Tony Robbins

120. “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” Jim Rohn

121. “To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don’t isolate.” Michael Jordan

122. “A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.” Nelson Mandela

123. “All the things I love are what my business is all about.” Martha Stewart

124. “The next time you are frustrated, the next time you feel acute pain or resentment or unfairness, all you have to do is remember one thing: this moment is not your life. This is just a moment in your life.” Ryan Holiday 

125. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” Arnold Schwarzenegger

126. “If you’re looking for the next best thing, and you’re looking where everyone else is, you’re looking in the wrong place.” Mark Cuban

127. “Too often, feeling intimidated becomes our excuse not to be awesome.” Scott Stratten

128. “We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self discipline, and effort.” Jesse Owens 

129. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” Chinese proverb

130. “Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow is worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.” Jack Ma 

131. “A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn a reputation by trying to do hard things well.” Jeff Bezos

132. “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it.” Maya Angelou

133. “Don’t underestimate the power of thoughts and words. What you tell yourself every morning will set your mind and life on success.” Nina Bolivares 

134. “The first thing you need to decide when you build your blog is what you want to accomplish with it, and what it can do if successful.” Ron Dawson

135. “Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.” Jim Rohn

136. “Engage, Enlighten, Encourage and especially…just be yourself! Social media is a community effort, everyone is an asset.” Susan Cooper

137. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” Theodore Roosevelt

138. “Opportunity is always knocking. The problem is that most people have the self-doubt station in their heads turned up way too loud to hear it.” Brian Vaszily

139. “Your greatness is limited only by the investments you make in yourself.” Grant Cardone

140. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas Edison

141. “Don’t wait for the perfect time, you will wait forever. Always take advantage of the time that you’re given and make it perfect for you.” Daymond John

142. “I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.” Benjamin Franklin

143. “Tough times never last; tough people always do.” Robert Herjavec

144. “Customers can’t always tell you what they want, but they can always tell you what’s wrong.” Carly Fiorina

145. “Persistence is very important. You should not give up unless you are forced to give up.” Elon Musk

146. “Any idea is only as valuable as its ability to solve a problem.” Sally Hogshead

147. “The ultimate reason for setting goals is to entice you to become the person it takes to achieve them.” Jim Rohn

148. “We define ourselves far too often by our past failures. That’s not you. You are the person who has learned from those failures. Build confidence and momentum with each good decision you make from here on out and choose to be inspired.” Joe Rogan 

149. “Success isn’t about how much money you make. It’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” Michelle Obama

150. “Let the rest do whatever while you do whatever it takes.” Grant Cardone

151. “I made a decision to write for my readers, not to try to find more readers for my writing.” Seth Godin

152. “Successful blogging is not about one-time hits. It’s about building a loyal following over time.” David Aston

153. “When you say something is impossible, you have made it impossible.” Bruce Lee

154. “If you are going through hell, keep going.” Winston Churchill

155. “Comfort makes more prisoners than all the jails combined.” Grant Cardone

156. “The question I ask myself almost every day is, ‘Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing?'” Mark Zuckerberg

157. “Some people want it to happen. Some wish it would happen. Others make it happen.” Michael Jordan

158. “To any entrepreneur: if you want to do it, do it now. If you don’t, you’re going to regret it.” Catherine Cook

159. “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” Herman Melville

160. “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.” Jim Rohn

161. “Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.” Ted Rubin

162. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Thomas Edison 

163. “Goals are like magnets. They’ll attract the things that make them come true.” Tony Robbins

164. “I don’t know what you’re up against. I don’t know what you’re facing. But here’s what I do know: you’ve got greatness in you, and I know it’s possible that you can live your dream.” Les Brown

165. “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” Albert Einstein

166. “Done is better than perfect.” Sheryl Sandberg

167. “If you love what you do and have a sincere interest in those individuals that you meet along the journey, then not only will you benefit by your own efforts, but those you surround yourself with will be blessed with your knowledge and friendship.” Dede Watson

168. “Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” Napolean Hill 

169. “Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution.” Albert Einstein 

170. “If you work hard on your job, you can make a living, but if you work hard on yourself you’ll make a fortune.” Jim Rohn

171. “The difference between successful people and others is how long they feel sorry for themselves.” Barbara Corcoran

172. “Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.” Thomas J. Watson

173. “Trustworthy content has a balanced point of view. It asks and answers the right questions. It doesn’t love itself. It tries to inform and educate.” Steve Farnsworth

174. “Don’t try to plan everything out to the very last detail. I’m a big believer in just getting it out there: create a minimal viable product or website, launch it, and get feedback.” Neil Patel

175. “It’s not the customer’s job to know what they want.” Steve Jobs

176. “Set a goal big enough that in the process of achieving it, you become someone worth becoming.” Jim Rohn

177. “There are people less qualified than you, doing the things you want to do, simply because they decide to take action.” Jack Ma

178. “The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.” Henry Ford

179. “When you lose followers because of where you stand – you strengthen your tribe.” Glen Gilmore

180. “Humility, gentleness, and helpfulness go so much further and open doors you cannot imagine. Think from a higher level and try to see beyond today. Some hard work and insight will bring you to paths that will reward you so highly, it’ll make the little inconvenience you incurred so worth it.” Ann Tran

181. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” Pablo Picasso

182. “Stop making things complicated. Stop questioning your ability. Start trusting yourself.” Darren Hardy

183. “Nothing influences people more than a recommendation from a trusted friend.” Mark Zuckerberg

184. “Fear is not real. It is a product of thoughts you create. Do not misunderstand me. Danger is very real. But fear is a choice.” Will Smith 

185. “If you don’t find the time, if you don’t do the work, you don’t get the results.” Arnold Schwarzenegger

186. “Transparency, honesty, kindness, good stewardship, even humor, work in business at all times.” John Gerzema

187. “Shoot for the moon. If you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” Les Brown

188. “People want to do business with you because you help them get what they want. They don’t do business with you to help you get what you want.” Don Crowther

189. “This is a learning process and sometimes you have to fall in order to learn things.” Christine Korda

190. “Doubt is only removed by action. If you’re not working then that’s where doubt comes in.” Conor McGregor

191. “Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.” Oprah Winfrey

192. “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” Jim Rohn

193. “Your income right now is a result of your standards. It is not the industry. It is not the economy.” Tony Robbins

194. “Stop putting everyone else first. Put yourself first. And go for it.” Eve Mayer

195. “If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything.” John Wooden

196. “Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” Newt Gingrich 

197. “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” Muhammad Ali 

198. “For every reason it’s not possible, there are hundreds of people who have faced the same circumstances and succeeded.” Jack Canfield

199. “The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well.” John D. Rockefeller 

200. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the things you did do.” Mark Twain 

Anything worth pursuing is going to be tough. If success was easy, everyone would be achieve it. If you want something bad enough, you will make it happen. And when you feel like giving up, remember why you started.  

What was your favorite quote? Let me know in the comments. 

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