These Are The 69 World’s Best Excel Blogs
That Will Teach You Everything About Spreadsheets
Written by co-founder Kasper Langmann, Microsoft Office Specialist.
If you are looking for practical, in-depth educational blogs about Excel, you’ve come to the right place. Here are the top 69 best blogs to learn everything about Excel.
As you already know, there’s no shortage of awesome content about Excel. However, we decided to separate the wheat from the chaff and hand-pick the very best blogs for you.
Whether you’re brand new to Excel or an “Excel-geek”, these blogs give you all the tools, tips and tricks to skyrocket your skills in Excel as quickly (and easy) as possible.
UPDATE (October 4th, 2022): A few links have been updated (some removed) and a few new blogs have made it to the list.
Ben Richardson / Acuity Training
Ben (and the crew at “Acuity Training”) are good friends of Spreadsheeto. Not only are they some of the kindest people we’ve encountered in the industry, they also run a very active blog. The blog isn’t exclusively about Excel but also related topics such as marketing and communication. Also, if you need onsite training in the UK, be sure to get in touch with Acuity Training.
John Michaloudis / MyExcelOnline
John Michaloudis is the creator of “MyExcelOnline”. John’s blog is very beginner friendly and his website makes it a true pleasure to read. When reading John’s guides at MyExcelOnline, you’ll quickly discover the effort he’s put into every article all driven by more than 15 years of experience with Excel. John also has courses and even a podcast! Basically, MyExcelOnline is chock-full of great content waiting to be explored.
Jon Wittwer / Vertex42
Jon Wittwer is the man behind “Vertex 42”. Vertex 42 is mostly focused upon different Excel-templates, such as Gantt Charts, personal budgets and debt reduction calculators. Besides offering a lot of different templates, Jon has also written a lot of tutorials about Excel. What’s really special about Jon’s blog is the financial scope he has. For example, one of his most popular blog posts is “12 Principles of Personal Finance”. Therefore, you’ll not only find Excel templates and blog posts but also get better at managing your personal finances at the same time. Sounds like a win-win, right? It sure is!
Someka Excel Solutions
Someka Excel Solutions offers many awesome things on their site. From templates to consulting and, of course, a blog. Their blog is relatively new, so you won’t find like 1000 posts. But those you do find are their weight worth in gold. Also, Someka Excel Solutions is a country winner in the Excel World Championship. That’s super cool and huge congratulations on that! Head over and visit their blog now and be sure to bookmark it too.
Niels Weterings / Excel Easy
Niels Weterings is the mastermind behind the very popular website “Excel Easy”. As the name implies, Excel Easy is all about explaining the most popular concepts of Excel, easily! Niels started Excel Easy with 2 fellow students at the University of Amsterdam in 2010. Whereas many other bloggers on this list (including ourselves) explain every single detail, Excel Easy cuts right to the chase. If you’re a new or intermediate Excel-user, make sure to check out Excel Easy!
The Official Microsoft Excel Blog
Recently, Gregory Appel (Product Manager), from Microsoft wrote us if we could include the official Excel blog on the list. Of course, we can, because it’s awesome! The official Excel blog is very active and covers all news related to Excel – for instance when new features are added to Excel. The blog especially focuses on Office 365 and Excel Online which is a unique angle (and often overlooked), making this blog very cutting-edge. So, if you want to stay up to date on Excel -which we highly recommend – bookmark Microsoft’s Excel Blog and make sure to visit at least a few times a month to stay updated!
Excel Off The Grid
Add-ins? Charts? Dashboards? You name it, “Excel Off The Grid” has you covered. Excel Off The Grid features a well fleshed-out blog. The tutorials are to-the-point and well illustrated (which we really like!). Also, the owner, Mark, is a super great guy. Be sure to check out his beautiful (and fast loading) blog!
Adnia Solutions offers a mixed bag of Excel goodies. From templates to dashboards, Adnia Solutions has you covered. And they of course also have a blog! The blog isn’t just about Excel-related topics, but also on more practical topics, such as “How Do SaaS Companies Benefit From Using Dashboards To Monitor Their KPIs?“. We very much like, that they write about applying tools, such as Excel, to real-world scenarios.
ExcelMadeEasy was created in 2008 by Laurent Winterhalter with the purpose of sharing its fascination with this great tool. ExcelMadeEasy provides some great tutorial from basics to more detailed ones like on VBA, step by step examples, as well as many templates going from simple invoice to more complex task tracking lists, budgets, mathematical function drawing templates. The project management and business development parts are being updated on a regular base and are full of great content. We’re positive you’re going to love ExcelMadeEasy!
Ryan Wells is the creator of Wellsr.com – a site focused on VBA tutorials. If you’re new to VBA, Wellsr.com is a great place to start out – and much of the content is 100% free. For instance, check out Ryan’s 3 chapters on getting started with VBA (found in the bottom right corner of his website). All tutorials are well illustrated and to-the-point. So, if you’re up for going face-to-face with Excel’s most complex topic, VBA, be sure to visit Wellsr.com!
The Team at Analytics Demystified
Behind the website “Analytics Demystified” is the founder, Eric T. Peterson, along with his team of 7 other engaged employees all striving to make data actionable. The blog isn’t an Excel exclusive blog, but the tool used on their blog is quite often Excel. The blog is very often updated with exciting topics such as “The power of combining number formatting and conditional formatting in Excel” and “Excel dropdowns done right”. This blog mostly caters to the intermediate and advanced users. The approach in all blog posts are very analytical and step-by-step explained which we like a lot. If you are into analytics, big data and Excel, “Analytics Demystified” should be in your bookmarks already!
Purna Duggirala / Chandoo
Purna Duggirala – better known as Chandoo – is one of the most famous and contributing bloggers about Excel. What is really awesome about Chandoo is the diverse range of topics he’s written about. From tutorials about basic Excel to advanced training, dashboards and VBA. Whatever you can imagine, there’s a pretty good chance Chandoo has you covered. Chandoo was one of the very first blogs we started reading when beginning our path toward Excel-mastery. Be sure to visit his website, bookmark it – you definitely won’t regret it!
Bill Jelen / MrExcel
Bill Jelen runs MrExcel which is Bill’s online place where he shares all his expertise with his lucky readers. Having more than 29 years of experience with spreadsheets, Bill is unavoidable when it comes to Excel bloggers. Currently, Bill has written more than 40 books in Excel (how does he get the time?). Not only is he an author, but also a speaker frequently traveling the world sharing his knowledge and love of spreadsheets. Be sure to check our MrExcel as well as the (very) active message board.
Jon Peltier / Peltier Tech Blog
Jon Peltier blogs at “Peltier Tech Blog”. Jon has been a full-time Excel developer for more than 10 years, refining his Excel-skills along the way. Jon’s educational background is just as impressive as his Excel-skills, holding a Doctor of Science degree from MIT. Jon’s blog is definitely for the advanced users of Excel who in turn can extract an immense amount of value from his blog. However, the blog isn’t only full of advanced topics concerning statistics and plotting data, more newbie-friendly posts are also to be found. One of his most popular blog posts about clustered and stacked column bar charts is very much worth a read.
Bastien Mensink / ASAP Utilities
Bastian Mensink is the creator and blogger at ASAP Utilities. ASAP Utilities is a very popular Excel Add-in that helps you save time and makes Excel do things that it normally can’t. However, it’s not just because of ASAP Utilities Bastien has been picked as one of the best Excel bloggers, but also because of his blog (obviously). Here beginners in Excel can learn the ins and outs of the program in an easy-to-follow pace. His tips and tutorials are very practical.
Matt H. Evans / Exinfm
Matt H. Evans is the creator of “Exinfm” (short for “Excellence in Financial Management”). Exinfm is the place where businesses go when they need to improve how they look upon analytics and metrics. Matt has published so much information, that it’s hard to boil it down to a few sentences. From books to courses about financial modeling to dozens upon dozens of templates. There’s absolutely no question about Matt’s cunning and we highly suggest you go check out his website right now!
Radu / ExcelExplained
Radu has been working in Finance for over 15 years and learning Excel has been his best investment so far. In 2017 he decided to launch ExcelExplained.com to help others improve their Excel skills, using short and easy to follow tutorials. His blog posts include exercise files, which makes ExcelExplained a great resource for beginner and intermediate users. You should definitely check out Radu’s blog if you are looking to progress with Excel.
Dave Hawley & Raina Hawley / Ozgrid Business Applications
Dave Hawley (now deceased) and Raina Hawley are the creators of “Ozgrid”. Ozgrid is an Excel-development business, where you can get specialized applications developed for your business. Furthermore, Dave and Raina has also published books and have a highly active forum. You’ll also find free Excel video tutorials, detailed explanations of most Excel functions and formulas as well as dozens of templates. Basically, Ozgrid is a powerhouse of Excel information and we highly suggest you go check it out!
Behind “AbleBits” is a very ambitious team creating high-quality content about Excel. In our opinion, they write some of the very best content on the internet about Excel. Every guide is so well thought trough and executed. If you were going to read just one Excel-blog for the rest of your life – let this be it (and ours of course!). With 100s of tutorials, you are sure to find awesome content not just about Excel, but also about PowerPoint and Outlook. The content tends to err on the side of the intermediate to advanced, so be sure to know what a spreadsheet is before reading their blog!
Dick Kusleika / Daily Dose of Excel
Dick Kusleika runs the awesome blog “Daily Dose of Excel” where you get daily tips and tricks for Microsoft Excel (Access also gets mentioned frequently). The blog started back in 2004 and ever since Dick – and his team of other awesome writers – has been contributing with great information about Excel. The blog covers several different topics such as automation, formulas and VBA. If you already have some experience with Excel and know your way around a spreadsheet, we highly recommend you go check out the blog right away!
Ken Puls / Excelguru.ca
Ken Puls runs Excelguru.ca which is a great place to explore if you are really looking to up your game in Excel. At Ken’s site, you won’t find any rushed guides. All guides are thoroughly written (and tested) and are definitely for the advanced Excel user and developer. If you have several years of Excel-experience under your belt, reading Excelguru.ca is an absolute must. Besides all the great blog posts, there’s also a huge, active community at Excelguru.ca so be sure to check that out too!
The Team at PowerPivotPro
We always like, when a blog niches down and focuses on a specific topic within Excel. That’s exactly what “PowerPivotPro” has done. The blog focuses namely on Power Pivot and Power Business Intelligence. The blog teaches you how to handle and visualize great amounts of data using Power Pivot along with other advanced techniques. The blog is definitely not for the Excel newbie, but if you’re interested in BI and Power Pivot, reading this blog is an absolute must.
Charley Kyd / ExcelUser
Charley Kyd is a Microsoft MVP who blogs at “ExcelUser”. Charley has been using spreadsheets since almost forever (35 years) – even before Excel was invented! He is also the proud creator of the first spreadsheet dashboards and the author of several books and articles published in magazines like Inc. and PC World. Charley writes about many diverse subjects about Excel and there’s so much great information to extract. The blog has many great articles, especially about dashboards (obviously), formulas and functions for more or less all skill levels. Whether you’re a novice or more experienced with using spreadsheets, there’s heaps of information to be extracted from Charley’s blog.
Ron de Bruin
Ron de Bruin (this awesome name originates from The Netherlands) has been an Excel MVP since 2002. Ron is an expert in automation using Excel. At his website, Ron writes articles about VBA, add-ins and beginner-friendly topics such as how to hide rows, how to compress spreadsheets, merging of data and so on. What’s really unique about Ron’s blog is that he provides tips for both Mac and Windows users! So no matter what operating system you’re a fan of, Ron has you covered.
Daniel Ferry / Excel Hero
Daniel Ferry runs the blog “Excel Hero” and is a Microsoft MVP. As Daniel bluntly states “The point of the site is to give you the inspiration and knowledge to become an Excel Hero in your workplace. As a tool, Excel is not used anywhere near its potential by 99.999% of its users”. Daniel’s fix? His awesome blog of course! Daniel has written more than 120 articles about almost anything from dashboards, PowerPivot and VBA. Daniel also runs a very popular LinkedIn group with more than 7.000 members. Nice work Daniel! Go check out his blog now.
The Team at ExcelWithBusiness
“ExcelWithBusiness.com” is an awesome resource for learning Excel. Behind the website is currently a team of 21 employees, all highly motivated towards bringing you awesome content about Excel. The blog is full of great practical tutorials, such as “When Life Offers You Lemons, Do You Invest?”. The tutorials about Excel are down to earth – and that’s what really makes this blog stand out. ExcelWithBusiness makes it easy to integrate Excel as part of your business processes and planning. Go check them out if you’re interested in entrepreneurship or already have your own business!
Andy Pope is definitely a guy to follow when it comes to learning Excel. For 12 years straight, Andy has been named an MS Excel MVP and it’s not hard to see why! He’s created an absolutely astounding number of tutorials concerning Excel. There’s information from everything to charts, general tips and tricks, VBA and – perhaps one of the funniest categories – “Fun and Games”. Be sure to check out all his categories. Despite many MVP’s creating very advanced content, Andy also has something for the most casual user of Excel which we really like.
Jan Karel Pieterse / JKP Application Development Services
Jan Karel Pieterse is the owner of “JKP Application Development Services”. Besides running a business, Jan is also a Microsoft MVP. The blog has a large list of articles going through subjects like how to import text files in your worksheets, fixing corrupt files and a bunch of detailed tutorials on VBA. There’s plenty of content for the intermediate to advanced user.
Steve Rynearson / Automate Excel
Steve Rynearson is the creator of “Automate Excel” – the place to get Excel working for YOU. With the right knowledge, you can get Excel to do (almost) all the hard work. This exact knowledge is what Automate Excel provides you. You’ll find tutorials about formulas and functions, shortcuts, templates, VBA and much, much more. All tutorials are well updated and explained using a lot of visual cues such as screenshots.
Benjamin Currier / Excel Exposure
Benjamin Currier is the man behind “Excel Exposure”. At Excel Exposure, you’ll find heaps of free information, for example, an entirely free online Excel course. This free online course in itself is reason enough for you to go check out Benjamin’s website right away and bookmark it! The course contains information for the beginner, intermediate and expert. Not only is there a lot of lessons, each lesson consists of videos making it highly enjoyable and easy to learn Excel.
Jorge Camoes / Excel Charts
Jorge Camoes runs the blog “Excelcharts.com”. As you’ve probably already guessed, this blog is about visualizing data – or perhaps, even more, saying, “knowing how to make sense of data” as Jorge writes on his blog. Jorge’s blog is always really up to date and a great resource when it comes to making data actionable. If you work with data and want to make sense of it, be sure to check our Jorge’s blog (especially his post about the classification of chart types is great!).
Robert Mundigl / Clearly and Simply
Robert Mundigl’s blog is definitely for the advanced users of Excel interested in big data and visualization. That’s you? Then you’ve struck gold! Robert’s blog provides everything from dashboards to tools and even templates that you can use. What all Robert’s posts have in common is that they are really thought through and everything is explained very thoroughly (which is really nice, when dealing with such advanced topics as this blog covers).
Phil Treacy and Mynda Treacy / My Online Training Hub
Phil Treacy and Mynda Treacy is an awesome couple, who both loves Excel (Word and Outlook too!) and blogs at “My Online Training Hub”. As you’ve probably guessed, My Online Training Hub is focused on helping you get as good at Excel at quickly and easy as possible. My Online Training Hub does offer paid material – which looks really great – but they give most of their content away for free. Their website is really well designed and so are their tutorials on the blog. Many Excel-bloggers often “forgets” to use images, but not Phil and Mynda. A big thumbs up from us – be sure to check them out!
Ann K. Emery
Ann K. Emery blogs at her website “Annkemery.com”. Ann has specialized upon the niche “data visualization” where’s she’s helping organizations making actual use of all their data. Ann’s blog is definitely for the most advanced users interested in data strategies using Excel. Ann has written more than 50 tutorials about said topic and the consideration and care for each tutorial is very admirable. Nice work Ann! Be sure to check out her blog.
Chris Webb / Crossjoin Consulting
Chris Webb is the creator of “Crossjoin Consulting”, which is a consulting company focused on “Analysis Services, MDX, Power Pivot, DAX, Power Query and Power BI”. All quite complex terms, luckily Chris has been blogging around 10 years about said topics. In the meantime, Chris has published more than 1000 posts – quite a feat. Therefore, if you are into the very advanced use of Excel, be sure to check out Chris’ blog!
Adrian Miric / Audit Excel
Adrian Miric is the creator of “Audit Excel” which is a consultancy focused on the safe and efficient use of Excel. The ambition of the website is to be the one-stop shop for all Excel users’ requirements, and they have certainly done an effort to live up to this ambition! On the website, you’ll find 22 pages full of videos explaining different situations in Excel. The videos range from 2-5 minutes and is an efficient (and free!) way to learn Excel (so is the blog too). We highly suggest you go check it out!
Tim Mayes / TVMCalcs.com
Tim Mayes is a Professor of Finance with more than 25 years of teaching experience. Tim’s blog is very much focused on financial topics such as financial analysis in Excel. Whether you are a student, or simply involved in the world of finance, Excel is a must-have-tool and, therefore, TVMCalcs.com is a must read blog.
Jeff Lenning / Excel University
Jeff Lenning is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, who loves helping people get productive and efficient in Excel. Jeff has been featured in numerous magazines and is a bit of a “number crusher” having been a senior financial analyst. Excel University has everything from online training, books and, of course, a well-updated blog with close to 200 blog posts (all published by Jeff as far as we have seen). Despite many Excel blogs primarily catering to the advanced users of Excel, Jeff makes it easy for beginners too by describing his ways in Excel very carefully always including heaps of screenshots. Excel University’s blog is a great place to start out for the beginner and advanced user.
Glen Feechan / Not Just Numbers
Glen Feechan is the person behind “Not Just Numbers” and has been publishing blog posts since 2008. What we really like about Glen’s posts is his practical, step-by-step approach to explain Excel. If you’re new to Excel, Glen’s blog has a lot of great tutorials. Just to mention a few, Glen’s written about conditional formatting, how to make the same change to multiple worksheets, explanation of the most important functions and so on. In short, go check out Glen’s blog if you’re new to Excel!
Jordan Goldmeier / Option Explicit VBA
Jordan Goldmeier is the creator of “Option Explicit VBA”. Jordan’s blog is about dashboards, VBA, data analysis, operations research and visualizations. Jordan is a busy guy having published books about dashboards in Excel as well as advanced Excel essentials, doing consulting, speaking and obviously blogging too. Jordan’s blog is for the intermediate user, who is looking to step up his skills in Excel. In the tutorials you’ll find plentiful of examples and images, that makes the rather complex subjects a lot easier to understand and use.
Tom Urtis / Atlas Programming Management
Tom Urtis is the creator of “Atlas Programming Mangement” – a consulting company focusing on primarily Microsoft Excel. Tom Urtis is also an Excel MVP and has been blogging about Excel since 2011. Despite Tom and Atlas Programming Management being Excel developers, the blog is full of tutorials even beginners in Excel can extract a lot of value from. Problems such as “evaluating numbers as whole or decimal” and “using VLOOKUP with MIN, MAX and Average” are answered on the blog. Even though Tom hasn’t published that much content on his blog recently, his published content has certainly withstood the test of time and is just as important now as it was when published.
Jon Acampora / Excel Campus
Jon Acampora is the creator of “Excel Campus” and a self-proclaimed “Excel geek”. Jon’s ambition with Excel Campus is to help you learn Excel so that you can work smarter and save time (that’s an ambition we really like!). Jon is truly passionate about Excel and has (much deserved) been named an MVP by Microsoft. All of his tutorials on the blog are explained in a way so that even the beginner can follow along by using a lot of screenshots as visual aids as he goes along.
Oscar Cronquist / Get Digital Help
Oscar Cronquist is the creator of “Get Digital Help” (and a fellow Scandinavian!). Oscar writes about anything from automation, charts, conditional formatting, tables and VBA. Some of his most popular articles include creating dynamic charts, list of random unique numbers and auto refresh pivot tables. The breadth of content is wide and accessible, even for the beginner. All tutorials are well written, include a lot of images (which we love) and are very concise. Furthermore, Oscar is very active in the comments section helping people out with their problems. Be sure to check out Oscar’s blog!
Rory Archibald / Excel Matters
Rory Archibald is a self-proclaimed “Excel addict”. Luckily for Rory, being an Excel addict is perhaps not the worst thing in the world?! Since 2007, Rory has been a Microsoft MVP. Rory’s most popular posts are about VBA. One of his posts that we really like is his guide to the best Excel forums on the web. Rory both lists some of his favorite forums as well as providing guidelines as to how you should ask and behave in these forums. Great guidelines, that will most certainly help you get much better answers and solutions to your problems.
Andrew Engwirda / Andrew’s Excel Tips
Andrew Engwirda has been blogging about Excel for more than 10 years. Andrew is an Excel programmer and an ex-MVP. Andrew writes about topics catering to the more ambitious and advanced crowd of Excel users. However, his rundown of formatting in Excel is definitely a must-read whether you’re a beginner or seasoned veteran. PS: Be sure to also check out his old blog, where there’s also heaps of great tutorials about VBA, formatting and tips about functions.
Ayush Jain / DiscussExcel.com
Ayush Jain is an Associate Manager at EY and was awarded Microsoft MVP in 2010-2011. He is visiting faculty in many reputed institutes and an expert in training Excel, more specifically VBA. Ayush is passionate about spreading knowledge about Excel and has even created a Google Group (called “MS Excel and VBA Macros”) with more than 8.500 members! Quite a feat if you ask us. Ayush has been busy writing a lot of tutorials about Excel. The tutorials are for both beginners, intermediates and experts. We really like his introduction to macros that you can read and learn for free at his website.
Zack Barresse & Kevin Jones / ExcelTables.com
Zack Barresse and Kevin Jones are the creators behind “ExcelTables.com”. As the name implies, this blog is all about Excel tables. It’s, therefore, no surprise, that Zack and Kevin also have published a book about tables too. The blog isn’t solely about tables, but also, general Microsoft Office updates and important going on in the realm of Microsoft. One of their latest posts about the release of Office 2016 meticulously analyzes the recent changes to Office 2016 and what’s good about the new software – and what is less desirable.
Dr. Nitin Paranjape / Efficiency 365
Dr. Nitin Paranjape aka DOC is the creator of “Efficiency 365”. DOC is all about being efficient when using Microsoft Office – especially Excel. His blog has got something for almost anyone, even the beginner! DOC’s tutorials are all well-written and easy to follow. Many of the tutorials also contain exercise-files, which we are a huge fan of!
Brad Edgar / BradEdgar.com
Brad Edgar is the man behind “BradEdgar.com”. Brad’s purpose of the website is “to teach you how to answer anything using Microsoft Excel”. What we really like about Brad’s website is, that he’s created content for any type of Excel-user no matter the skill level. On the website, you’ll find tutorials for the beginner, intermediate and advanced user of Excel. All tutorials are well explained and illustrated, making it easy on the eye (and brain!) to learn Excel.
Brian Krisanski / ExcelSuperSite.com
Brian Krisanski is the founder of “ExcelSuperSite.com” where he regularly publishes awesome content about Excel. Brian’s purpose is to help small to medium sized businesses get maximum benefit from using Excel. Brian has published several guides which even the beginner can derive a lot of learning from. From shortcuts to explanation of awesome functions such as IF and VLOOKUP, ExcelSuperSite.com is definitely the place to check out if you’re new to Excel.
Gašper Kamenšek / Excel Unplugged
Gašper Kamenšek is the creator of the blog “Excel Unplugged”. Gašper uses Excel daily and shares his findings on Excel Unplugged. Excel Unplugged is a great place to be if you’re a beginner or intermediate to Excel. What we really like about Gašper’s blog is the very intuitive menu that highlights the different subjects he’s written about. Every tutorial is also very well illustrated with step-by-step actions, which makes it a lot easier to follow along and actually learn something!
Dinesh Natarajan Mohan / Indzara
Dinesh Natarajan Mohan is the creator of “Indzara”. Dinesh is an eager Excel-developer, having created dozens of Excel-templates on his blog. On Dinesh’s blog, you’ll primarily find a lot of free Excel templates all very thoroughly explained. Dinesh often reviews his templates using video which we really like (and a rarity among Excel-bloggers). So if you’re in need of an Excel template, you’ll most likely find it on Indzara!
Patricia McCarthy / Excel Diva
Patricia McCarthy runs the blog “Excel Diva”, where she helps you make sense of Excel. Patricia has more than 20 years of experience and has even published several ebooks about Excel. On her blog, Patricia shares basic tips about Excel and has a lot of thorough tutorials about most Excel functions (probably also some you didn’t even know existed!).
Doug Jenkins / Newton Excel Bach
Doug Jenkins runs the blog “Newton Excel Bach” which is probably one of the most advanced blogs about Excel on this list. Newton Excel Bach is for people interested in engineering and science topics. If that’s you – you’ve just found an absolute goldmine. With his vast knowledge, Doug explains topics such as solving non-linear equations in Excel and other mathematical topics. So if you’re “number crusher” and interested in science, don’t miss out on Doug’s blog.
Mike Girvin / Excel Is Fun
Mike Girvin is the creator of the very popular YouTube-channel ExcelIsFun. Mike, unfortunately, doesn’t have a blog, but we simply couldn’t create a list of the most awesome Excel blogs, without mentioning Mike. His YouTube-channel includes more than 2.500 videos with almost 60 million plays (!), Mike is one of the leading authorities in learning people Excel. And it’s no coincidence! His videos are very educational, without being boring (which is quite an achievement in the realm of Excel). We highly suggest you go check out Mike’s videos on his YouTube channel right now!
Chris Newman / The Spreadsheet Guru
Chris Newman from The Spreadsheet Guru was one of the first people, we stumbled upon when we created our blog. Chris has also been so nice, to let us publish a guest article on his site. Overall, Chris is an absolute machine, when it comes to Excel. His blog primarily caters to advanced users of Excel. What’s really unique about Chris’ site is, that he programs add-ins for Excel himself, for example, a Waterfall Chart Creator. So if you’re looking for advanced topics such as VBA and macros, definitely go check out Chris’ blog!
The people at Spreadsheet123
The people over at Spreadsheet123 runs a very popular site, which main focus is templates for Excel. They have templates for almost anything you can imagine. From grocery shopping lists all the way to a debt manager, Spreadsheet123 has you covered. Not only do they have tons of templates, but also a great blog, with a main focus on the business use of Excel. Although not updated that frequently, the blog’s content is solid.
Puneet Gogia / Excel Champs
Puneet is the owner of Excel Champs. Recently, Excel Champs got a beautiful make-over, making it easy and simple to use Puneet’s extensive site. Excel Champs contains everything from basic formulas, templates all the way to advanced VBA content. Excel Champ’s blog is very frequently updated and lately, Puneet has been publishing some awesome articles about pivot tables!
Oz du Soleil / DataScopic
When we first published this guide to the best Excel-bloggers in the world, somehow we hadn’t stumbled upon Oz. A few hours after this list being live, we started receiving several messages about adding Oz to the list. And of course, Oz deserves to be on this list. Besides having an awesome sense of humor, he’s quite the character! What Oz accomplishes, that few others don’t, is to talk about Excel and spreadsheets with such a burning passion that is so contagious! Oz’s content is really unique and we highly suggest you go check him out right away! Especially his video tutorials (found by clicking “Tutorials” in the menu) are so much fun and full of value.
Frédéric Le Guen / Excel Exercise
Frédéric is the proud owner of “Excel Exercise”. Excel Exercise is the place to get your hands dirty and get into the nuts and bolts of Excel. Frédéric doesn’t beat around the bush but cuts directly to the chase in each and every article. This means, that you’ll get straight to the point and start learning right away. Excel Exercise is a great place for the average Excel-user to start out.
Liam Bastick / SumProduct
SumProduct is a website brought to our attention by a fellow Spreadsheeto reader (thanks, Jorge!). If you’re an intermediate/advanced user of Excel, you probably want to go ahead right away and visit SumProduct. Because their content is really great for the advanced Excel user! From data tables, chart labels all the way to concatenation, SumProduct is definitely a place you want to check out (you can even submit a question if you click “Thought” in the menu). Grab a cup of coffee and upgrade your Excel skills now!
Jeff Robson / Access Analytic
Jeff Robson is the CEO of Access Analytic. Access Analytic is the home of many, great free resources about Excel. The site has anything from free Excel templates, tests, white papers, and ebooks. Access Analytics is especially interesting for the intermediate business user of Excel, where we’re sure blog posts such as “6 Signs your Financial Model Needs Auditing” will sure ring your bell! Besides the more financial focused topics, the blog also runs through some of the latest additions to Excel such as charts.
The Analyst Cave
The Analyst Cave is definitely a gold-mine for the advanced users interested in VBA. The Analyst Cave offers almost anything VBA-related from a VBA cheat sheet, tutorials and even the feature to ask a VBA-related question (something we LOVE!). The Analyst Cave has definitely gone all the way and if you’re looking to upgrade your Excel-skills, be sure to check out this website and sign up for their weekly newsletter.
Matt Allington / Excelerator BI
Where many of the Excel-blogs in this list have information about Excel in general, Excelerator BI has carved out their own little corner of the enormous world of Excel and focused on how to use Power Pivot for Excel and Power BI. Not surprisingly, Excelerator BI delivers solutions for the business world, but for anyone interested in Power BI, the blog is full of great content. Be sure to check out their introduction to Power BI right here. We sure left the blog smarter than when arriving!
Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari / SQLBI
From the very first second, you land eyes on SQLBI, you just know what you’re going to experience will be friggin awesome! A dear Spreadsheeto reader made us aware of this fantastic site, which is just so well executed no matter where you land. The site is definitely for the advanced Excel user interested in DAX and Power BI. If that’s you, you’re going to spend SO many hours on their site.
Marcus Small / TheSmallman
Marcus Small is the owner of TheSmallman.com – an absolute powerhouse of Excel-related gems. Where TheSmallman.com really shines is its resources about VBA and dashboards. Marcus offers 55 (!) dashboards along with some beautiful infographics. What’s also quite special about Marcus’ site is, that it’s very clean and easy to navigate. If you’re a more intermediate/advanced user of Excel, go ahead and bookmark Marcus’ site right away!
Rick Grantham / EXCELTV
Rick is the owner of Excel TV, which is the home of more than 40 interviews of Excel experts from all around the globe. Just by watching a few minutes of Rick’s interviews, you can feel his (and the guests!) passion for spreadsheets. We love it! Not only has Rick produced more than 40 interviews, Excel TV is also the home of a frequently updated Excel blog. Besides each blog post being well-illustrated and beautiful, they are also often complimented by a video. A great (and quite unique) mix.
Excelxor is the home of the writer XOR LX (we weren’t able to find the exact person behind the site. If you know him, let us know!). We were made aware of Excelxor by fellow Spreadsheeto reader Maxim Zelensky (who also has a great blog btw!). We think his description of Excelxor is much better than anything we could write:
“Hi guys, nice work on Excel blogs list, but you’ve missed excelxor.Com. This guy is a MASTER in excel formulas”.
Of course, this caught our attention and upon closer inspection, we can nothing but agree with Maxim’s words! Excelxor is full of Excel-wisdom and is definitely a blog to bookmark and read closer!
Even though Vertical Technologies isn’t just focused upon Microsoft Excel, they sure do deserve a mention on our list. Based in San Antonio (Texas), Vertical Technologies provides full range IT solutions such as software development, network services and all sorts of other cool, geeky stuff. They are also quite active bloggers and we suggest you go check out their post on how to make Excel easy.
John MacDougall / How To Excel
John is a former actuary who now works in online advertising. John started his website in 2016 and it has been quickly gaining popularity. His site covers a wide range of topics for beginners to advanced user. His site generally takes a more visual approach with detailed annotated screenshots for easy understanding.
Kevin Lehrbass / My Spreadsheet Lab
Kevin Lehrbass is a Data Analyst in Toronto. His most common thought is “can I solve this in Excel?”. Kevin likes to consider different approaches when solving an Excel puzzle. It might be a single array formula or a series of formula helper columns to reduce the complexity so that a beginner can understand. He occasionally plays around with VBA (‘Add check boxes using VBA’). His blog contains a variety of posts for different skill levels as well as several creative uses of Excel (‘Font Formatter’, ‘Closest Super Bowls’, etc).
Michael Grogan / Data Scientist
Michael Grogan is a data science consultant and educator specialising in Python, R, and SQL. His educational background is a Master’s degree in Economics, and as such he has a particular interest in the application of data science to implementing business solutions. His work has been featured on Data Science Central, Sitepoint, and O’Reilly’s Safari Platform.
Michael’s website provides advanced tutorials on how these languages can be used for data manipulation, as well as data science and machine learning. So, if you’re well-versed in Excel, and ready to go beyond spreadsheets, “Data Scientist” is the right place to be looking!
Alan Murray / Computergaga
Computergaga is run by Alan Murray. This site is packed full of useful Excel tips and tricks to save tons of wasted time and become better with Excel. They have a wonderful YouTube channel with regular content and online courses for those who want to progress faster. Alan’s passion for training and Excel is clear when he speaks, so make sure to check out his website!
Vitosh Doynov / VitoshAcademy
VitoshAcademy is run by Vitosh Doynov. Vitosh was already a power Excel user, when one day in 2011, he discovered the magic of VBA. Thus, he made a major career change and entered into the programming world, learning JS, C#, Python and pushing VBA up to its limits. The primary focus of VitoshAcademy is Excel and VBA programming, written mainly for beginners, trying to resolve a specific task. The secondary focus is general programming, algorithms and books reviews.
Paula / The Excel Club
Paula, owner of The Excel Club, is a qualified CPA with a passion for Excel and Data. Paula has been teaching Excel for over 10 years and she shares a lot of content via The Excel Club Blog. The blog itself offers a unique experience where each post contains a learn and earn activity. Paula rewards those that take part in the Excel activities with tokens. In addition to blogging about Excel, you will also find posts on Excel Power Tools and DAX.
Dheeraj Vaidya / WallStreetMojo
WallStreetMojo helps students and professionals to become awesome in Financial Analysis. Dheeraj shares secrets about the best ways to learn investment banking, financial modeling, equity research, private equity, accounting, analyzing stocks, M&As, valuations, and more. Not only that, but WallStreetMojo also has tons of great Excel-tutorials.
Henry Sheykin / FinModelsLab
Best-practice industry-specific financial models in Excel template format (free and paid). All templates are promised to be error-free, not needing VBA, and Mac compatible. Besides the templates, Henry also runs an active blog, where you can learn all about financial modeling in Excel.
Casper Wu / Concensure
Casper Wu worked in the finance industry for years before working on customized spreadsheet solutions for his clients. Since then he turns his passion for spreadsheets into a website that provides free and premium Excel templates for personal and business use. He has templates for almost anything, including: weddings, budgets, sales trackers, and much more. Casper’s site aims for ease of use as well as functional aesthetics in products. Besides all the awesome templates, Casper also runs a frequently updated blog on Excel and Google Sheets that’s definitely worth checking out.
Did we miss anyone?
Even though we’ve spent hundreds of hours researching the best Excel bloggers from all around the world, we might have missed a few.
If that’s the case, feel free to reach out to us and make us aware!