Regardless if you are a new-comer to blogging, or if you are a seasoned veteran, there is always something to learn. The list of the ultimate business books for bloggers includes traditional business books, new-school books specific to blogging, and a few wild cards.
With that said here are the top 10 Business Books for Bloggers:
10. How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age by Dale Carnegie
This is a revamp of the original How to Win Friends and Influence People by the same author. This book has been one of the top business books for a long time, and for good reason. How to Win Friends and Influence People is about communication – and really that’s what blogging is all about.
9. The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
Time is one thing that we can never get back, as bloggers we all know this. The 4-Hour Workweek describes ways to change your perspective on the traditional work week. Many bloggers get into blogging with the dream of earning a full time wage while only working a few hours a week. This book is an inspirational book for any blogger.
8. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey
Another one of those business books that has been a best seller for many years, and again for good reason. 7 Habits provides a systematic approach to making your life better, which is again probably one reason why you got into blogging in the first place.
7. Oh, The Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss
Read this book and try to NOT be inspired. This children’s book is one of the most inspirational books ever written. Read it and you will have the confidence to move mountains.
6. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
The Art of War is a book about strategy and tactics. It was written as a military book in Ancient China but is taught in business schools all over the world. The book stresses preparation, adaptation, knowing yourself, knowing your competition, knowing your customers, and exploiting your competitive advantage. All great lessons for bloggers.
5. Think and Grow Rich by Napoelon Hill
Way ahead of it’s time, Think and Grow Rich shares wisdom from some of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time. This book will give you the confidence to succeed as a blogger. And tell me that the Mastermind Principle is not interesting.
4. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwell writes that ideas, products, messages, and behaviors spread like viruses. And this book is infectious – it is one that you will not be able to put down.
3. Platform by Michael Hyatt
Here’s where the blogging specific books start. Michael Hyatt built his blogging business from the ground up with sound business principles. Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting andGet the Life You Want is another title by Michael Hyatt. Both are must reads for any blogger wanting to grow their platform.
2.ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income by Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett
Filled with tried and tested ways of making money from blogging – from two of the most successful bloggers.
Bloggers know all too well how difficult it is to blog; it is a risky, scary, journey that will inevitably teach you a lot about who you are. This book lends perspective to any blogger looking for clarity in the challenging world of blogging.
Read all, some, or just a few of these books to improve your blogging. Proven business strategies, and stories of inspiration can only help you in your journey to be the best blogger that you can be.
What are some other books that influenced you in your blogging journey?