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It’s no secret that books have the power to inspire and completely transform your life. The authors emotions and wisdom flow through the ink-filled pages into your psyche.
There’s just something about books that speaks to you in a way that no other medium can.
If you’re a blogger or creative entrepreneur, the best way to move your business forward is by investing in yourself and expanding your knowledge. And, what better way to do that than by reading books?
Most of the books below are ones I’ve personally read, while the rest are ones that I plan on reading in the near future. Since embracing my inner book nerd, I’ve already seen a significant improvement in my mental health, relationships and business.
If you want to join me in my quest to read more and up your business game in 2019 than you can browse through some of the books I’ve listed or find your own through the Amazon search bar (down below).
I’m always open to more suggestions, so if there are any great reads that I’ve left out of this list then let me know!
So, with that being said, here are the best business books that every blogger and entrepreneur needs to read.
Girl Boss by Sophia Amaruso is a must-read for all entrepreneurs. Sophia is an iconic career-girl who led a girl boss revolution across the country. With her rags to riches story, Sophia packs edgy-ness into a compelling story that inspires girls around the world to go after what they want in life.
I love how she has an unconventional approach to her writing and tells you exactly how she feels. If you’re looking to be inspired and motivated to build a profitable business, then this is a great read.
2. Girl Code
Girl Code by Cara Alwill Leyba is a must read for all female entrepreneurs who are looking to build there own girl boss empires. With a combination of humor and whit, Cara’s words empower woman to cultivate courage and confidence from within.
From inspiring you to conquer life with fearlessness, to teaching you how to turn your dreams into reality, Girl Code doesn’t disappoint.
If you’re looking for an easy to follow roadmap on becoming the powerful girlboss you were destined to be, then this is the perfect read for you!
3. You Are A Badass
If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I am a huge fan of Jen Sincero’s book, You Are A Badass!
With Jen’s sharp wisdom coupled with her contagious humor, this book goes well beyond the typical “just believe in yourself” inspirational fluff we’re used to hearing.
It’s a compelling read that will change your mindset and teach you how to break down any barriers you have that’s keeping you from achieving your goals. If you’re looking for a great motivational read, this book is a must-have!
4. The 1-page marketing plan
The 1-page marketing plan by Allan Dib is a game-changer when it comes to building a solid, sustainable marketing action plan that converts customers to loyal followers. It provides you with in-depth, easy-to-follow strategies so you can take the guess work out of creating your own action plan and focus on building your business.
Whether you’re a newbie or more seasoned entrepreneur, The 1-page marketing will help you develop an easier, more efficient marketing plan that will propel your business growth.
5. How to win friends and influence people
How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie is a must read for anyone, but particularly entrepreneurs and business owners who are trying to cultivate a loyal following.
Dale’s book is rated as one of the best of its kind, and for good reason. It provides you with the leadership skills necessary to build relationships and influence others (in a non-manipulative way).
There’s a reason Dale’s advice has stood the test of time – it’s practical and highly effective. Not to mention, you learn a thing or two about developing good communication habits that’ll serve you well into the future.
6. The 4-hour workweek
After hearing so many good reviews about the 4-hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss, I had to pick up a copy and I’m so glad I did! It’s packed with tips and resources to maximize productivity throughout the day. From streamlining your workflow to cutting down time, this book provides a clear cut roadmap to creating your dream life.
And who better to teach you then someone who has been through the trenches, risen out of the ashes and now lives the lifestyle of his dreams? If there’s anything that Tim Ferris knows about, it’s how to create a dream lifestyle and he’ll tell you exactly how he did it in this book.
7. The Miracle Morning
The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod holds the title of being one of the best self-help (and business) books of all time and rightfully so.
If you’re a full-time employee and business owner then this book is a must-read because it will teach how to use different time-management strategies to grow your income and increase productivity throughout the day.
From inspiring you to chase your goals to showing you powerful habits to practice every morning, this book is a serious life-changer.
8. Hooked: How To Build Habit-Forming Products
For business-owners who are trying to grow their income and build a following, this books is a must read because it will teach you how to understand the market, what you’re up against and alternative angles to advertise your products.
If you struggle with getting people hooked on your products then this book is perfect for you! Find out the ingredients to running a successful business that converts!
9. Tools of Titans
Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris is a different style from it’s predecessor, The Four Hour Work Week, in that it features over 200 different interviews of successful people.
What I love most about this book is its diversity in advice – from training your body to managing your money – and that it has some success strategies you most likely never heard of.
An inspirational read for entrepreneurs, this book leaves you prepared to tackle life strategically and gain wealth in the process. Find out what makes people successful and use it to your advantage!
10. Crushing It!
Hailed as the social media marketing guru, Gary gives you insider tips on how to build your personal brand, market yourself and expand your influence. From leveraging your social media to gain more customers to taking your content to the next level, Crushing It! has it all.
Also, Gary’s book jab, jab, jab, right hook is another great read for those looking to grow their social media presence.
And that’s my list of the best business books for bloggers!
As I said before, you can find related books below or hunt for more in the Amazon search box. I am challenging myself to read at least 3 books a month, so feel free to join me in my reading challenge 🙂
Over to you – which of these books are your favorites or you plan on buying? I’d love to know!