Are you a blogger or looking to start a blog? I’ve put together a list of the 31 best books for bloggers (and inspiring entrepreneurs) to inspire and help grow your business!
As you go through this list, you might be wondering: where are all the blogging books? Well, blogging moves fast, and by the time something is published, most of the time it’s already outdated!
These business books will help you with your focus, motivation, organization, mindset, confidence, and will teach you business concepts that’ll never go out of style.
If you want to learn about growing your blog, I recommend taking a blogging course that’s been recently updated, such as my own blogging course: Do Six Figures Bootcamp.
One more thing… None of these books will work – unless you do!
While learning is important, it’s even more important to not get stuck in “analysis paralysis” mode. Instead, take massive action, build your blog, launch your business, and follow your dreams!
Without further ado, here’s my epic list of the best blogging books!
Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative
by Austin Kleon
“Nothing is original, so embrace influence, school yourself through the work of others, remix and reimagine to discover your own path.”
The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime!
by MJ DeMarco
“Change lanes and find your explosive wealth accelerator. Hit the Fastlane, crack the code to wealth, and find out how to live rich for a lifetime.”
The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph
by Ryan Holiday
“Stoics focus on the things they can control, let go of everything else, and turn every new obstacle into an opportunity to get better, stronger, tougher.”
The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines Into Massive Success
by Jeff Olson
“Many believe success happens overnight to lucky people. It just doesn’t work that way. Good read for beginner bloggers, as it shows that success comes by focusing on growing a little bit every single day.”
The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less
by Richard Koch
“The 80/20 rule (also called the Pareto principle) states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. When we identify and focus on the 20% that works and eliminate the 80% that is not working for us, that’s when real progress can be made.”
Think and Grow Rich
by Napoleon Hill
“In Think and Grow Rich, Hill draws on stories of Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and other millionaires of his generation to illustrate his Law of Success philosophy.”
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
by Mark Manson
“Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
by Stephen R. Covey
“Covey offers life-changing advice on everything from leadership, time management, and teamwork to success, love, and taking control of your life. In taking his advice, you’ll discover how the priceless wisdom of the 7 habits still holds true after 25 years.”
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
by Steven Pressfield
“The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to reach the highest level of creative discipline.”
Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
by Robert T. Kiyosaki
Rich Dad Poor Dad explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you.”
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
by James Clear
“James’ practical strategies will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.”
Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
by Brian Tracy
“It’s time to stop procrastinating and get more of the important things done! After all, successful people don’t try to do everything. They focus on their most important tasks and get those done. They eat their frogs.”
The Magic of Thinking Big
by David J. Schwartz
“Dr. Shwartz proves that you don’t need to be an intellectual or have innate talent to attain great success and satisfaction – but you do need to learn and understand the habit of thinking and behaving in ways that will get you there.”
How to Win Friends & Influence People
by Dale Carnegie
“Carnegie explains the fundamentals of handling people with a positive approach, how to make people like you and want to help you, and how to win people to your way of thinking without conflict.”
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
by Charles Duhigg
“The key to being more productive and achieving success is understanding how habits work. By harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.”
Stories That Stick
by Kindra Hall
“A clear framework of ideals and a concise set of actions for you to take complete control of your own story, utilizing the principles behind the world’s most effective business storytelling strategies.”
Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind
by Jocelyn K. Glei
“The world has changed and the way we work has to change, too. With wisdom from 20 leading creative minds, this book will give you a toolkit for tackling the new challenges of a 24/7, always-on workplace.”
Influencer: Building Your Personal Brand in the Age of Social Media
by Brittany Hennessy
“From creating content worth double tapping and using hashtags to get discovered, Brittany will show you how to elevate your profile, embrace your edge, and make money – all while doing what you love.”
Boss Up!: This Ain’t Your Mama’s Business Book
by Lindsay Teague Moreno
“Boss Up! will help you put your business on the map and the ideas you’ve previously only dreamed about into the marketplace. It will help you overcome your fears and guilt to find a fulfillment that changes you and your families for the better.
Don’t Keep Your Day Job: How to Turn Your Passion into Your Career
by Cathy Heller
You’ll learn essential steps like how to build your side hustle, how to find your tribe, how to reach for what you truly deserve, and how to ultimately turn your passion into profit and build a life you love.
Everything Is Figureoutable
by Marie Forleo
“Everything is Figureoutable is more than just a fun phrase to say. It’s a philosophy of relentless optimism. A mindset. A mantra. A conviction. Most important, it’s about to make you unstoppable.”
Just F*cking Do It: Stop Playing Small. Transform Your Life.
by Noor Hibbert
“Whatever obstacles you face, this book will show you how to stop thinking small, make positive changes, and live the life you deserve.”
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
by Peter Thiel
“The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create.
In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things.”
The Lean Startup
by Eric Ries
“Rather than wasting time creating elaborate business plans, The Lean Startup offers entrepreneurs – in companies of all sizes – a way to test their vision continuously, to adapt and adjust before it’s too late.”
The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
by Ben Horowitz
“While many people talk about how great it is to launch a business, very few are honest about how difficult it is to run one.
Drawing from Ben’s personal and often humbling experiences, he analyzes the problems that confront leaders every day.”
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
by Simon Sinek
“Leaders who’ve had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way – and it’s the opposite of what everyone else does.”
Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us
by Seth Godin
“Tribes will make you think – really think – about the opportunities to mobilize an audience that are already at your fingertips. It’s not easy, but it’s easier than you think.”
Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion & Purpose
by Tony Hsieh
“Delivering Happiness shows how a very different kind of corporate culture is a powerful model for success – and how by focusing on the happiness of those around you, you can dramatically increase your own.”
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Until next time,