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Inspirational Quotes for Bloggers and Online Entrepreneurs

“The right quote can inspire people to change their ways.” – Zig Ziglar

Whether you’re starting your own blog, a new website, or an online store, there are going to be some rough patches, and at times it can be hard to stay motivated.

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Kick your motivation into high gear with some of our favorite quotes for bloggers, entrepreneurs, and online store owners.

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Inspirational Quotes for Bloggers

  • “Write what you know.” – Mark Twain
  • “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller
  • “Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” – Sir Winston Churchill
  • “Transparency, honesty, kindness, good stewardship, even humor, work in business at all times.” – John Gerzema
  • “These days, people want to learn before they buy, be educated instead of pitched.” – Brian Clark
  • “An artist is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, and boldness to challenge the status quo. And an artist takes it personally.” – Seth Godin
  • “The paradox is the more info you give away, the more people will buy what you have to give.” – Brian Clark
  • “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein
  • “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin
  • “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” – Herman Melville
  • “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney
  • “If you can learn something new every day, you can teach something new every day.” – Martha Stewart
  • “Content is king, but distribution is queen and she wears the pants.” – Jonathan Perelman
  • “Content is anything that adds value to the reader’s life.” – Avinash Kaughik
  • “Don’t focus on having a great blog. Focus on producing a blog that’s great for your readers.” – Brian Clark
  • “Write. Rewrite. When not writing or rewriting, read. I know of no shortcuts.” – Larry L. King
  • “When you brand yourself properly, the competition becomes irrelevant.” – Dan Schawbel
  • “If people like you they will listen to you, but if they trust you they’ll do business with you.” – Zig Ziglar
  • “Content: there is no easy button.” – Scott Abel
  • “Create content that teaches. You can’t give up. You need to be consistently awesome.” – Neil Patel
  • “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

Inspirational Quotes for Online Entrepreneurs

  • “Entrepreneurs are willing to work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours per week.” – Lori Greiner
  • “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
  • “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” – Bill Gates
  • “Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.” – Steve Jobs
  • “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vidal Sassoon
  • “The challenge with being an initiator of projects is that you are never, ever done.” – Seth Godin
  • “Any idea is only as valuable as its ability to solve a problem.” – Sally Hogshead
  • “A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.” – Jeff Bezos
  • “Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton
  • “Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field.” – Dennis Waitley
  • “Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait, the grip of your hand and the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.” – Henry Ford
  • “The entrepreneur is essentially a visualizer and actualizer. He can visualize something, and when he visualizes it he sees exactly how to make it happen.” – Robert L. Schwartz
  • “Don’t find customers for your products, find products for your customers.” – Seth Godin
  • “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” – Albert Einstein
  • “If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.” – Jeff Bezos
  • “Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.” – Guy Kawasaki
  • “A brand is no longer what we tell the consumer it is – it is what consumers tell each other it is.” – Scott Cook
  • “No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.” – Andrew Carnegie
  • “Give them quality. That’s the best kind of advertising.” – Milton Hershey
  • “I don’t create companies for the sake of creating companies, but to get things done.” – Elon Musk
  • “The reason it seems that price is all your customers care about is that you haven’t given them anything else to care about.” – Seth Godin
  • “You should learn from your competitor, but never copy. Copy and you die.” – Jack Ma
  • “In every success story, you will find someone who has made a courageous decision.” – Peter F. Drucker
  • “My best advice to entrepreneurs is this: Forget about making mistakes, just do it.” – Ajaero Tony Martins
  • “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

Inspirational Quotes for E-Commerce Site Owners

  • “Nothing influences people more than a recommendation from a trusted friend.” – Mark Zuckerberg
  • “You can’t wait for customers to come to you. You have to figure out where they are, go there and drag them back to your store.” – Paul Graham
  • “E-commerce leaders will have to keep with these changes (and others) to survive and stay ahead.” – Linda Bustos
  • “Learn as many mistakes about what not to do while your business or product is small” – Daymond John
  • “People don’t buy what you do; they buy why do you it.” – Simon Sinek
  • “In e-commerce, your prices have to be better because the consumer has to take a leap of faith in your product.” – Ashton Kutcher
  • “Don’t obsess over data as a tool, obsess about the future.” – Jeff Beaver
  • “You can have an assertive culture without trampling people’s sprits.” – Jill Layfield
  • “Communications is at the heart of e-commerce and community.” – Meg Whitman
  • “Customer service shouldn’t be just a department; it should be the entire company.” – Tony Hsieh
  • “If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.” – Jeff Bezos
  • “Stop selling, start helping.” – Zig Ziglar
  • “Overall the web is pretty sloppy, but an online store can’t afford to be.” – Paul Graham
  • “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” – Bill Gates
  • “The reason it seems that price is all your customer’s care about is that you haven’t given them anything else to care about.” – Seth Godin
  • “Amazing things will happen when you listen to the consumer.” – Jonathan Mildenhall


Hopefully, the quotes above will bring you an added dose of inspiration for your new online venture. Any quotes we didn’t mention above? Share your favorites in the comments below.

Kevin Wood writes about technology and human potential. You can find him at his virtual homes Wooden Writing and Counter Culturist.