5 books every blogger should have on their bookshelf
April 22, 2019
Blogging is a constant learning journey. If you want to be a successful blogger you can’t sit still, you need to stay on top of industry trends, technology and learn new tricks.
You can take courses to improve your skills, read other blogs, listen to podcasts and of course, there are so many amazing books about blogging and being successful that you can read to motivate you.
If you want to broaden your knowledge and are looking for some inspirational and educational reads, here are 5 books every blogger should read…
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The Million Dollar Blog – Natasha Courtenay-Smith
Because everyone wants a Million Dollar Blog don’t they?!
Whatever type of blog you run, this book will help you to learn to blog, monetise your blog, develop a brand, and take your existing blog to the next level through practical advice and interviews with some of the world’s most successful bloggers.
You’ll learn a lot from this book and will feel motivated by success stories from amazing real-life bloggers.
365 Blog Topic Ideas: For The Lifestyle Blogger Who Has Nothing to Write About – Dana Fox
This book is a few years old now, but still a great book for bloggers as it’s full of great ideas if you ever feel a bit stuck on what to write about.
The book contains a year’s worth of content ideas that you can easily adapt to your own blog. Just flicking through the pages with give you lots of ideas for your next posts and save you time trawling the internet waiting for inspiration to hit.
Keep it on your desk so that when you’re lacking inspiration you can have some help close by.
Blogs Change Lives – Aby Moore
We’ve followed Aby for a while through her ‘mummy blog’ and have read many blog posts full of great tips and advice. These have now all been put into a book along with action steps and motivational quotes.
Aby uses her personal experiences to talk you through creating a blog that could change your life. If you have blogging experience but want to take it to the next level you will appreciate the practical advice included in this book, including social media, content, branding, goal setting and more.
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The 4 Hour Work Week – Tim Ferriss
You may have heard of this book before, it’s become a bit of a classic in this kind of list but there’s a good reason for that!
Whilst not a book about blogging, it’s still a great read for all bloggers and wannabe entrepreneurs. If you are dreaming of ditching the 9-5 and getting more of a work-life balance, this book will inspire you to make it happen,
This step-by-step guide includes advice on outsourcing to Virtual Assistants, how to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours, and real-life tips and case studies.
Reading about people who have successfully left behind their full-time jobs to earn more money will motivate you to make changes in your own life.
#GIRLBOSS – Sofia Amoruso
If you want to be a Girl Boss, this is a must-read.
Sofia Amoruso was a high-school dropout who ended up founding Nasty Gal, one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world.
If you want advice from someone who has “been there” and “done that”, #Girlboss certainly delivers. Amoruso grew Nasty Gal to almost $23 million in 2011 and filed for bankruptcy a few years later – but don’t let that put you off. This book is a great read on how to quickly grow a successful business and goes to show that failure doesn’t have to be the end!
The book is inspiring, motivating, empowering and full of ideas and advice.
How many of these have you read? Are there any you are going to add to your reading list?
If you think we’ve missed any from this list, let us know in the comments below!