I am a fan of reading books and so my list of books will be long but I have tried to kept the list to my best reads. Here are the books that I recommend every freelancer, blogger and entrepreneur should read (in no particular order).
The Magic of Thinking Big by David J Schwartz
The book “The Magic of Thinking Big” by David J Schwartz first published in the 1959 still holds true to this very day and is a must read book for everybody especially the entrepreneurs and freelancers. First few chapters focuses on thinking big, it then moves over to many areas of personality development attitude building and creative thinking.
The 4 Hour Work Week – Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich by Tim Ferriss
My business is growing and I was not able to keep up with it. Did read lot of productivity tips over the internet and implemented them as well but it was not working as I wanted but after reading 4 Hour Work Week the and implementing them I must tell you that it has changed my business, my life and my daily routine completely. I am able to do lot more in lot less time now. Its a 400 Page book with hundreds of examples and strategies to implement and I have tried few things I that I shared in my post here.
Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable By Seth Godin
This book is all about how you or your business can be remarkable and being the Purple Cow to get noticed. The book has hundreds of case studies how every business has or had of being remarkable. The case studies of business like Logitech, Motorola, Nokia, hallmark.com and many more and how each of those were remarkable and how you can apply the same to any business of your choice. The Purple Cow Book Changed My Perception Towards TV Ads completely.
All Marketers Are Liars By Seth Godin
This is a must read book for any marketer (online or offline) as it helps understand the difference between the customers need and want and how you or your business can help satisfy the psychology of customer by aligning your marketing message to his viewpoint. Seth Godin himself has written in the preface of the book that this is one of the most important book he has ever written and the ideas in this book have elected a president, created billionaires and fueled movements.
ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income By Darren Rowse
The best book on blogging by the best blogger, Darren Rowse where he shares secrets of blogging your way to a six-figure income. You can read my article where I compiled the Better Blogging Tips after reading the book. A must read book for bloggers.
Get Rich Click By Marc Ostrofsky
One of my personal favorite book that focuses on changing the way we think about making money online and explains how anybody without any money or investment can make a fortune online. I have taken few hints from the book and answered one of the most asked question mostly by Indians – How to Make Money Online Without Investing a Penny?