It's been 8 months that I am into internet marketing. For the first 5 months it was a hunt in the dark. After quite a while, things have began to solidify and I can honestly thank these people for giving me inspiration and allowing me to grow in my own way. After those 5 long months I managed to monetize my knowledge by becoming social media consultant and I am enjoying every second of it.I will start with @PatFlynn . This guy inspired me like no one else on the web. Pointing me out on "4 hour work week" and completely changing the way I look at business in general. He's organized, disciplined and delivers results. If you don't know this guy, you should make sure to check him out. His website is full of "do it yourself" advices from how to organize your wordpress and fanpage to how to hire good virtual assistant and outsource properly. You can check him out at http://smartpassiveincome.com
Second place goes for @Ed_Dale. He's insane internet marketer, making a business model by creating online school which challenges you to earn you first 1$ online. But knowledge found there will get you far far ahead of that one $. Persistence in this game is the key. On his website http://challenge.co you will find literally hundreds if not thousands of tricks and tips on how to figure out basics of SEO and Market Leadership. Many of these things were actually required on my first "do it from home job", providing me with tools of the trade. Challenge crew will keep you motivated and fresh. Those with iPhone, will absolutely fall in love with Challenge, because there are many guides on how to lead your business directly from your smart phone.
And third place goes for Labnol from Digital Inspiration blog. Labnol is cool guy, although I don't know him, nor ever spoke with him, I have a feeling like I know him for quite a while. He will never disappoint you, because his arsenal of tricks is endless. He makes his life with adsense by providing genuine content found no where else on the web. Even so I never needed some of his advice, those helped me a lot and saved a lot of my time.
I was reluctant to push out this article, but I am absolutely sure that these guys can help you out a lot. Hence I am giving them my top recommendation.