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If you regularly read my blog, you probably know that I love books. One of my favorite hobbies is reading and I read everything, from business books to horror to chick-lit!
Blogging is pretty hard work, and one of the best ways to learn what you need to know about blogging is to read helpful books by experienced bloggers.
So, today I thought I’d share 5 of my favorite must-read books for bloggers!
Related reading: My 7 Favorite Blogs for Bloggers
This book is the most helpful book I’ve ever read about blogging, hands-down. Ruth Soukup is extremely successful, and in this book she shares many helpful strategies for making your blog successful. I think this book is mostly helpful for newbie bloggers or people who have been blogging for 1-2 years. She covers topics such as writing and scheduling great content, social media tips, monetization, and more.
Even if you’re not an author or don’t plan on being one, this book is still helpful. Just replace the word “author” with “blogger” and it’s full of helpful tips for social media, marketing, promotion, and building your platform. Your platform/audience is obviously super important and – like the title says – this book shows you how to grow your audience in 14 super helpful steps.
This book wasn’t completely relevant to me, but the helpful parts of it made the book more than worth reading anyway! Danielle Tate is clearly very knowledgeable about the topic of business and she shares a lot of that knowledge in this book. It will teach you about everything from figuring out if your product idea is good to finding startup funding to hiring people to work for you when your business expands.
4. The Money Book for Freelancers, Part-Timers, and the Self-Employed: The only personal finance system for people with not-so-regular jobs
I’ll be honest with you: the whole finance side of self-employment can get really confusing to me sometimes – I learned just how complicated it can be when I filed my taxes this year! This book has a lot of helpful information about self-employed finances in it! It teaches you everything from keeping track of your income to organizing your financial information, and more.
This book is super helpful for new bloggers to make sure that they’re a success right from the beginning. I wish I had read it last year when I was first starting out – it would’ve saved me a lot of trouble! It talks about site design, social networking, building community, developing your voice, and more.
Question: What are your favorite books for bloggers?