I’ve been thinking about this post for a while now. I wanted to find a way to pay tribute to the guys who inspire me on a daily basis. Instead of making a simple list, I have made a comparison between each Blogger I admire and a Super Hero.
As Peter Parker became Spiderman after an accident, Pat Flynn became an Internet Mogul under similar circumstances. While Peter was bitten by a radioactive spider, Pat Flynn got bitten by his boss who laid him off. This gave him internet super powers. He developed a spider sense for internet marketing and developed his own products (a LEED exam preparation handbook). He surely read Spiderman comic books when he was young and learned from Uncle Ben’s great quote: “With great powers, come great responsibilities”. Pat has developed a huge internet business and makes a lot of money online. However, he doesn’t brag about it on his website. Instead, he shares all his knowledge, produces highly informative podcasts and writes step-by-step guides to achieve exactly what he is doing to earn a living. I have never seen someone share that much info on how he makes money with such devotion and clear instructions. Of all the super heroes, Pat Flynn is one of a kind.
As Professor X has a lot of knowledge and wisdom, you can feel while reading Sam’s posts that he has been through a lot of different situations. He is now using all his knowledge and resources to guide young bloggers to grow with the creation of his own “School of Gifted Youngsters” for bloggers (and not for mutants 😉 ) called the Yakezie. He is welcoming everyone as Professor X even welcomed Wolverine. But you have to merit your status among the Yakezie group. Those who contribute the best will earn more benefits from this interesting group of “new” bloggers. I was astonished to see the Yakezie group offering scholarships. While thinking about his future projects, Sam keeps it quiet and keeps most of his plans secret… as Professor X always did!
Back in 2009, we had already started to buy websites. For the very first time, we lost an auction on the Money Crashers website. A few months later, we lost another auction to the same guys… Just like Bruce Wayne owns all of Gotham City, it seems that Andrew is building a huge blogging empire. In fact, he is the first guy I encountered who sees blogs like me; blogs are small money making machines. Andrew seems to have a double life just like Batman. He keeps his past in a mysterious blurb and also doesn’t mention where he finds all this money to buy these websites ;-). As Batman, Andrew continuously works and tries to improve his skills. He is truly a great entrepreneur!
I’m not saying Adam is hairy ;-). In fact, what I really appreciate of Adam is 2 great things; his intelligence and his motivation. Two things he has in common with The X-Men team member Beast. Adam always comes up with original solutions and has his own way of solving a problem. As Beast, he doesn’t miss a chance to be funny. If you have read Marvel’s comic books, you know that Beast is fairly flexible as his main power is super agility. Well Adam’s main power is similar since he is always moving around and has the ability to twist his situation to surprising outcomes. This guy sold everything he had to leave with his wife and young daughter to travel the world. Then, when he came back to the States, he didn’t search for a job; he just created his own through his website and coaching abilities. He is now on another crazy project; touring the USA with his RV! He is quite a phenomenon!
Just to show you how Superman and Frugal Trader are alike, I have known this guy for the past 4 years and I don’t even know his true identity! It is probably obvious (as taking off your glasses!) but I have no clue what his real name is. Frugal Trader seems perfect just like Superman: he has a great job, a great wife, a great kid (maybe 2, not sure!), almost no debt and he was able to create a huge blog (probably the biggest Canadian finance blog with Canadian Capitalist). Everything he does seem to lead to a great success. On top of this, he is always there to help out others even if he is a very busy individual. He always takes the time to save the day for other bloggers. I guess this is due to his great sense of responsibility!
Hey MD, I hope you like Robin ‘cause this is a great compliment I want to dedicate to you. This Toronto kid is learning from everyone around and he is already kicking some ass. I remember a while ago when MD came to me and other bloggers seeking advice. He took everything we gave him and started his own blog. He has demonstrated great writing abilities and he is also has a lot of entrepreneurship. He just finished his bachelor degree and instead of looking for a job, he is looking to create his own. I’m glad that I have the chance to work with him on several projects right now.
So that’s it, these are my Superhero Bloggers. Do you have any you want to share with us?
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