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100 Powerful Quotes from the World’s Top Internet Marketers

100 Quotes From Internet Marketers

As I write this, I am entering my tenth year in my online business and there have been many internet marketers that have touched my life along the way.

Many of these marketers don’t even know that they have had an impact on me and my business, but they have.

I have learned something from every marketer on this list and I am grateful to them for every lesson.

If you are an internet marketer, you need to follow each and every one of these awesome people. They have so much knowledge and expertise and are all too willing to help and share.

If you are on this list, I want to thank you for contributing to my success and helping me to build my online business and live the life that I want to live.

Without further ado…

Here, in no particular order, are the 100 Powerful Quotes from the World’s Top Internet Marketers.

#1. “Look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself, what do I want to do everyday for the rest of my life…do that.” – Gary Vaynerchuk 

#2. “Nobody who bought a drill actually wanted a drill. They wanted a hole. Therefore, if you want to sell drills, you should advertise information about making holes – NOT information about drills!” Perry Marshall 

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

#4. “No matter what, the very first piece of social media real estate I’d start with is a blog.” - Chris Brogan

#5. “If you want to make your business and your marketing memorable, then your marketing needs to tell a story.” - Jeff Walker 

#6. "You’re just fighting to fight because you can’t stand being wrong. True leaders know when the battle is over.” - Zac Johnson

#7. “If people like you, they’ll listen to you. But if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.” - Kim Garst 

#8. “If I had to boil it down to the one thing that makes the most difference it would be having a systematic way of getting sales.”― Ryan Deiss

#9. “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

#10. “My Business strategy has always been to learn from those that are getting results and model what’s already working.” – Amy Porterfield

#11. “The best time to start back linking was 20 years ago. The second best time was yesterday” - Stuart Walker

#12. "Because people, when they're gonna either die or succeed, tend to succeed." -Tony Robbins

#13. “Never underestimate how quickly you can destroy a good relationship.” – Frank Kern

#14. “Education is what you learn after you leave school.” - Robert Kiyosaki

#15. “Create the marketing first, then the product.” - John Chow

#16. “The challenge is, most people blog to make money, which is the worst mistake on earth. Blog to be free, and to help others become free.” - Ryan Biddulph

#17. “Failure is something I can deal with. Regret is not.” - Jeremy Schoemaker

#18. “Solve a problem! That’s the magic to make money online.” - Enstine Muki

#19. “I'm insanely competitive. And I'm competing against some HUGE mega authority sites. So I know I need to work harder than they do beat them. So that passion to beat the crap out of big brands drives me.” - Brian Dean 

#20. “I wanted to learn all that “SEO thing” real quick, but reading SEO blogs did nothing but melt my brain. So I decided to just launch a website of my own and figure all the ins and outs of SEO along the way.” - Tim Soulo 

#21. “Social Media is not about one time hits. It’s about building a loyal following over time.” - Syed Balkhi 

#22. “What I can say now after years of experience is that no single event will be enough to achieve your goals. You are going to need to build many streams and hopefully hit some rivers along the way, to create a successful blog or business.” - Yaro Starak 

#23. “What you study in school, doesn’t matter nearly as much as what you study after you graduate, so go buy a book.” - Derek Halpern 

#24. “Great companies start because the founders want to change the world… Not make a fast buck.” - Guy Kawasaki 

#25. “Your earning are a byproduct of how well you can serve your audience” - Pat Flynn 

#26. “Nothing was near the realm of me having the skills I needed, so I looked to somebody who was where I wanted to be.” - John Lee Dumas 

#27. “The hardest part about working online is that you have to wait weeks or months to find out if what you're doing is the right thing. Focus on doing what others have proved works already, and have faith.” - Dom Wells 

#28. “Your personal Brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room, remember that. And more importantly, let’s discover why! - Chris Ducker 

#29. “Ironically. it’s usually beginners who are arrogant enough to think they know it all, while successful people realize how little they know” Ramit Sethi 

#30. "You can either build your dreams, or someone will hire you to help build theirs". - Kulwant Nagi

#31. “Invest in yourself and your business, as if your end-goal was to become an industry leader.” - Matt Diggity 

#32. “You’ll need to learn and master several different skills to ever be really effective with one.” - Charles Floate 

#33. “Remember that dreams alone won’t do anything. It’s all about the actions you take each day.” - Charles Ngo 

#34. “It is still possible to experience steady growth from Google, but the funny part is, the best way to do it long term is to focus on other platforms and on real people, not crawlers.” - Gael Breton 

#35. “My goal is to teach you a system that will allow you to live a life immersed in your passion” - Anik Singal

#36. "Content is always king, and always will be king. If you write good content, it'll drive sharing, engagement, and repeat traffic.” - Tim Schmidt 

#37. “Constantly be on the look out for problems to solve. Become a super hero solving problems. Obsess about being useful.” - Darren Rowse 

#38. “If you don’t take the time to get really clear about exactly what it is you’re trying to accomplish, then you’re forever doomed to spend your life achieving the goals of those who do.” - Steve Pavlina 

#39. “There is lots of hype and complex ideas out there, but I try to ignore all that. I strive for simplicity, and using what works.” - Ashley Faulkes 

#40. “Where there is friction, there is opportunity. Either you solve it for your customers today or a competitor will do it tomorrow.” - Bryan Eisenberg 

#41. “This is not a destination. This is a journey. Don’t think that you are going to turn up in some nirvana one day saying Hallelujah, I arrived! That’s not what it’s about.” - Jeff Bullas

#42. “All of us have different backgrounds but we all started once and we all know how essential it is to get help when you start!” - Ann Smarty 

#43. “The question you should be asking isn't, "What do I want?" or "What are my goals?" but "What would excite me?” - Tim Ferris 

#44. “How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable?” - Seth Godin 

#45. “Do it with passion or not at all. I am a strong believer that when you're not doing what you love, you're wasting your time. When you do something with passion it will be effortless and even when your not making money you're content. I never worry about money when I follow my passion. It always comes sooner or later.” - Nancy Badillo 

#46. “Doing well with blogging is not about writing one key post; It is about performing day after day and helping a few people at a time.” - Aaron Wall 

#47. “When you finally align the true soul of your business with more impact, meaning and happiness — you’ll inevitably create greater profits.” - Yanik Silver 

#48. “To grow in any area of life you have to model and learn from those that are more successful than yourself.” - Glen Allsopp 

#49. "If there is no competition and no wins or losses, would you keep doing what you’re doing?" - Harsh Agrawal

#50. “I honestly believe that helping others is the only way to live my life meaningfully.” - Ramsay Taplin 

#51. "There's no such thing as free traffic. You're either paying with your money, or paying with your time. And time is money”. - Hernan Vazquez 

#52. “There’s a lot of noise in social media, so you want to ensure that your posts stand out from the rest.” - Matthew Barby 

#53. “I will tell you one thing: I’ve been on both sides of the fence. The view on this side is much better and the grass is definitely greener.” - Ana Hoffman 

#54. “You have to realize that your blog is more than just a collection of ones and zeros floating through cyberspace. It’s more than the words on the page. Your blog is a launchpad for your ideas, and you are the rocket fuel that lifts them off the ground.” - Jon Morrow 

#55. "Keep on learning. Learn from each success and learn from each mistake. The best thing of Internet Marketing is that it offers you unlimited potential and as long as you keep learning you will keep succeeding" - Russell Lobo 

#56. "There is no better possibility of becoming rich without any investment or special skills as the internet. The opportunity is available for everyone. You just need to work hard to achieve your goals.” - Minuca Elena 

#57. "If You Put Your Mind To It, You Can Accomplish Anything.  Set a goal in your mind. Don't be frightened by the amount of work that lies in front of you, how big, far or impossible it might seem. Focus on each and every step you need to take every day, not on the outcome of reaching that goal. Make those steps your smaller milestones and celebrate each victory. Step by step, brick by brick, day by day, you'll end up building your monument.” Louie Luc 

#58. “The simple act of exchanging money changes the entire relationship, you are now someone that they see as an expert and will listen to your advice.” - Steve Brodsky 

#59. “You have to ask yourself, whenever you are producing any type of content, Who will amplify this and why? If you can’t answer that question, then don’t make it. It is not worthwhile.” - Rand Fishkin 

#60. “Today, the reality of standing out in the digital seas is more complex. Tactics still have a place in today’s world. But a high ranking site is largely a function of a well thought out strategy that integrates multiple aspects, from great content and quality links to an active social media presence and a deep understanding of your audience.” - John Rampton 

#61. “One of the biggest branding mistakes that companies can make is to not pay enough attention to their tone of voice.” - Ann Handley 

#62. “Social media ads provide the most scalable content promotion and are proven to turn visitors into leads and customers.” - Larry Kim

#63. “Quit sitting on your butt imaging how wonderful it is to be successful and get up and actually do something about it! “ - Jeff Lenney 

#64. “Helping people who are stuck and are seeking answers is your “why”, you just use the internet to do it in your day to day. Whether it’s stopping to help someone who is lost find their way in your city, or building out a video strategy to help people who are looking for the best motorcycle helmet for people with big heads, it doesn’t matter. You are wired to help those who are stuck find their answer and you are great at getting businesses to recognize the value in doing so.” - Wil Reynolds 

#65. “Being present online through your website is just not enough. To gain audience mindshare and impact the buy cycle, businesses need to educate, entertain and help audiences through compelling content.” - Arnie Kuenn 

#66. “Always be problem solving! Don’t think about how to be a “cool” marketer. Think about how you can help.” - Carrie Kerpen 

#67. “Never lose your passion. Passion fuels your energy. It’s what keeps you moving forward, what shapes who you are.” Ekaterina Walter 

#68. “Set life goals. Include everything, not just your career. Your life is a canvas waiting for you to act.” Heidi Cohen 

#69. “I’ve always maintained that I’m extremely fortunate to be able to do something I truly love for a living. Digital marketing isn’t just something I enjoy; it’s really an all-consuming passion. The strategy behind it, the creativity involved, the agility necessary, the amazing clients I have the privilege of working closely with – it’s a constant challenge, and a constant thrill.” - Shama Hyder 

#70. “Users will scroll but with scrolling comes a loss in brain focus/attention. The first view they see is HEAVILY weighted in their heads. Use it wisely.” - Amy Africa 

#71. “Today, the buyer has the power. The buyer no longer has to go through a sales representative. Therefore, we must continue to disrupt the industry. The nature of how we sell has to change to match the nature of how we buy.” - Brian Halligan 

#72. “Are you actually telling a different story? Is your content truly differentiated, or is it just like everyone else’s content?” - Joe Pulizzi 

#73. “ The secret to social media success is to think and act like a member first, and a marketer second.” Mari Smith 

#74. “The Rules of Web Awareness - If the visitor can’t find something easily, it does not exist. If you emphasize too many items, all of them lose importance. Any delay increases frustration.” - Tim Ash 

#75. “For a consultative site, you cannot talk only about your company and its products. You must talk about how your visitors can solve their problems and the problems of the stakeholders they report to.” - Brian Massey 

#76. “If you sell something, you make a customer for a day. If you help someone, you make a customer for life.” - Jay Baer 

#77. “Content is the reason search began in the first place.” - Lee Odden 

#78. “If you surround yourself with enough successful people, you will become successful yourself.” Aleyda Solis 

#79. “Tips, tactics and information can only get you so far – there is simply no substitute for experience. I apply this philosophy to everything I do in life, whether it be dancing salsa or public speaking and it has served me well.” - Shane Melaugh 

#80. “Create something of value that your market actually wants and the money will follow.” - Spencer Haws 

#81. “Repeatable and scalable formulas. They aren’t complicated. But they are hard to find.” - Bryan Harris 

#82. “Growth hacking is not anti-marketing, it is the evolution of marketing, it is pro-growth.” - Sean Ellis 

#83. “The reason for a conversion might be something you’ve not considered, and your headline and CTA might be great, but if you don’t speak to the needs of the visitor you’ll fail.” - Oli Gardner 

#84. “Once I realized that all skills are learnable, that changed everything for me.” - Chris Farrel 

#85. “During those years money was not my focus. I was just having fun and working on things I found interesting. Money was a consequence.” Daniel Scocco 

#86. “Business Partnerships are not unlike marriages – the separation (the divorce) can be very painful. So just like choosing a life partner, choose your business partners carefully.” - Michael Dunlop 

#87. “Sure, some internet successes are people who start a hobby and it turns into a business accidentally, but if you go into your project with a deliberate, well thought out plan about what you’re trying to accomplish, you’ll be several steps down the path toward success.” - Chris Guthrie 

#88. “You need to be around the right set of people who have the same mindset like you. If you don’t have the right group of people, your journey will not be smooth.” - Jitendra Vaswani 

#89. “Take no prisoners and make no excuses – in business or life.” - Rae Hoffman 

#90. “Remember - every "mistake" a user makes is not because they're stupid, but because your website sucks.” - Peep Laja 

#91. “The day we all stop trying to better ourselves.. well, you may as well just throw in the towel.” - Ryan Lee 

#92. “I still believe Affiliate Marketing to be the greatest job in the known universe. It has given me an amazing life, travel, living overseas, and less glamorous but the most precious – the ability to give my babies a stay at home mummy (and Daddy).” - Kirsty McCubbin 

#93. “Be direct as possible, there are no ‘hurt feelings’ in business. If things are down you have to let everyone know that they suck at some point of the business.” - Ian fernando 

#94. “Check your ego. You NEVER know who you’ll learn from.” - Noah Kagan 

#95. “Only the best content, distributed to the right audience, to answer their real questions will survive.” - Chris Goward 

#96. “While I realize the importance of money, I do not obsess over it. I am motivated by building the life I desire with my family far more than any desire for money or fame.” - Jon Loomer 

#97. “Quality conversations are the key to building and maintaining relationships; this is true whether the relationships are offline or online, business or personal, between two people or between a person and a brand.” - Jeanne Jennings 

#98. "You're the only person that can make the decision to change your life. Change is not easy but if you build it they will come. Best thing you can do for yourself is get started and learn the wonderful World of Internet Marketing.” - Aaron Jones 

#99. Getting good links isn’t easy. If it’s easy, it isn’t a good link! Of course, there are cases where that isn’t true — but for the most part, the more difficult it is to get a link, the better." - Julie Joyce

#100. "You have to reach audiences in creative ways." - Lisa Raehsler

There you have it!

100 Powerful​ Quotes from the World's Top Internet Marketers.

You should be following each and every one of these amazing influencers and reaping the benefits of the knowledge that they share.

Please share your comments below.​

John VanDerLaan
 

Hey Guys! John VanDerLaan here. My friends call me JV. I have a passion for making money online and sharing my knowledge with others that want to do the same. I've been an affiliate marketer since 2007! I work from home and can't wait to get out of bed in the morning to start another exciting, profitable day! It is awesome to do something that you are passionate about everyday! In full disclosure, it is safe to assume that I am an affiliate for products that I recommend. I will make a commission if you buy through my link. You will not pay more when buying through my link. In fact, oftentimes I have negotiated a lower price (or bonuses) for my readers than you will find anywhere else online. Also, when you buy through my link, it allows me to continue to provide you with tons of FREE valuable information through my blog!

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Nicole - August 8, 2017

Wow! I love them. So inspirational! Love the site totally.
I am whispering this: two spelling mistakes I caught, the second one was cliche instead of click. A little important detail I learned building ads for a newspaper. It needs to be clean!

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Joy Healey - July 22, 2016

Hi John,

Found your site from Enstine’s blog – and loved your story on there.

Gosh – where to start on this list of quotes from successful Internet Marketers? I just found myself nodding all the way down, and several times thought I’d found a favorite, only to find a more relevant one further down.

I think I’ll settle for two: first the one about “being useful” – for the contrary reason that someone, probably with my best interests at heart, told me I should STOP trying to be useful all the time. But I don’t want to stop! The day I feel I’m no longer useful I may as well hang up my clogs. (As they say here in the UK.)

Second: the one about every “mistake” a user makes is not because they’re stupid, but because your website sucks. This doesn’t relate to websites (for ME) but to software as I’m a software developer by profession and it’s my aim to make bullet-proof software.

Truly was hard to pick a favorite – they’re all so true!

Joy – Blogging After Dark

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    John VanDerLaan - July 22, 2016

    Hi Joy!

    So good to see you here!

    I must say, that while I love a lot of these quotes, Enstine’s is one of my favorite, because it is so simple, yet so profound!

    “Solve a problem! That’s the magic to make money online.”

    I also love Perry Marshall’s!

    “Nobody who bought a drill actually wanted a drill. They wanted a hole. Therefore, if you want to sell drills, you should advertise information about making holes – NOT information about drills!”

    But you are right, just when you think you have a favorite, you find another good one!

    Thanks for stopping by Joy!

    Best,
    JV

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Francis Quarshie - July 22, 2016

First time here, John.

Most of these quotes convicts my heart, especially, Seth, Glenn, and Jon’s.

I have a lot to do.

I’m inspired: Don’t be surprised to see me using half of these in my next blog post.

Thanks for sharing.

Francis

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    John VanDerLaan - July 22, 2016

    Hey Francis!

    Thanks for stopping by! It’s nice to see you here!

    There is an incredible amount of knowledge on this page and each one of these top internet marketers has had an influence on what I do and how I do it.

    Thanks again Francis!

    Best,
    John

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Ashley Faulkes - July 21, 2016

Hey John
Some wicked quotes in here, and I can’t believe you mentioned me. And I actually can’t remember where I said that quote. Sounds intelligent though! haha

worth bookmarking for sure
ashley

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    John VanDerLaan - July 21, 2016

    Hey Ashley,

    Thanks for stopping by!

    That quote came from an article that you wrote and it really hit me and made me realize that we are not trying to reinvent the wheel here.

    We are simply trying to provide solutions to our readers problems.

    Thanks again Ashley!

    By the way, I love Mad Lemmings!

    Best,
    John

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John VanDerLaan - July 20, 2016

Hey Enstine,

Thanks my friend!

I love your quote in the article. It is so simple, yet so profound.

I’ve learned a lot from you and your positive attitude. You’re always looking for ways to help people.

Thanks Enstine, for helping me learn the power of positivity and the power one can find by helping others.

Best,
John

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Enstine Muki - July 20, 2016

Hey John,
Wow! I can’t believe you put this up man. It’s such an honor to be on the list as well. I have just been scanning through and found some really excellent quotes.

With your permission, I’ll get this post printed 😉

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Zac Johnson - July 20, 2016

Great collection and thanks for including mine. Quotes are always a great source of inspiration and excellent for social shares!

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    John VanDerLaan - July 20, 2016

    Hey Zac,

    Thanks for the comment and for everything that you do for bloggers and internet marketers!

    You are truly an inspiration and thank you for being a part of my online journey!

    I have learned a ton from you and continue to learn from you everyday.

    Thanks again Zac!

    Best,
    JV

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Guntaka Subba Reddy - July 20, 2016

Best Quote collection from all the industry leaders . Thanks for sharing my friend .

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    John VanDerLaan - July 20, 2016

    Hey Guntaka,

    Each one of these industry leaders has had an impact on me and my online business.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

    Best,
    JV

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Dominic Wells - July 20, 2016

Some great quotes and insight here. Chris Ducker’s stood out to me!

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    John VanDerLaan - July 20, 2016

    Thanks Dom!

    There are so many great quotes here that have significant meaning to me.

    I have learned so much from this compilation of top internet marketers, including you!

    Thanks for participating and helping me with my online business!

    Best,
    JV

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