Are you looking for some great, entertaining and informative books you should read to get better at blogging? You want to suck up all the knowledge you can get – and need?
Here are the best books for bloggers that we found helpful and entertaining. These books will help you get your blogging to new heights or help you with the basic information you have been looking for. These are the best books for bloggers to get you started with blogging and right on the track to success.
Books about Motivation, Inspiration, and Self-Organization
Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
This is a classic. But it is still so relevant. You will learn how to set up habits so that you don’t get lost in the daily rut.
Tim Ferris is a must read for entrepreneurs and bloggers as you learn how to focus on the most important things instead of.
Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind (The 99U Book Series)
By Jocelyn K. Glei
If you already read the 4 hour work week you will already know that being successful without working yourself to death to a large part is based on understanding what is important and what is not.
After reading this book words like over-extended, over-distracted, and overwhelmed will be words from your past. This book teaches you to focus and prioritize.
By Tom Kelley and David Kelley
Being creative does not come naturally to everyone. In this book you will learn principles and strategies of being creative – told in a very entertaining way. Believe Guy Kawasaki when he says: “This is the only book about creativity that you’ll ever need.”
In the modern world, rules change. What was right in the industrial age may simply not apply for your blog or business today. Not Taught is a real eye opener. You do not need money a title or even a formal education to succeed. What you really need is a willingness to learn and to contribute to the community you want to conquer. Make this world yours!
You need a push to go from dreaming about it to actually doing it: Here it is!
Don’t let fear of the change hold you back. This book is part self help and part personal story. Get inspired to follow your dreams.
Books about Blogging
One of our favorite marketing bloggers Neil Patel shares his view on how to game and outsmart the “system”. Learn what rules you should follow, and which ones to bend. Follow your heart, use your head and establish the right habits.
The basics you need for starting a blog – all in one book. It is like taking a 101 class for blogging at business school and includes:
- The design you need
- Thinking about finances: what will it cost
- overcoming blogger’s block
- finding an audience
The question most newbie bloggers ask is: But what am I going to write about? Are you afraid of running out of blogging ideas? Don’t be – ideas come from everyday life.
And if you need some inspiration, read this book and you will find a ton of inspiration that can be adapted to a lot of niches.
The six figure blogger Zoe Griffin (Live Like A VIP) tells you how to become a blogger with only a laptop and an internet connection and turn it into a business.
This is another book from a blogger who has made it big and knows exactly how to get there. Ruth Soukup blogs at LivingWellSpendingLess.com and in this book she shares with you how to be successful as a blogger. The book is for beginners and helps you find your way through all the different things you have to consider when you are starting out.
Another book by a successful blogger. Regina blogs at “by Regina” and in this book she shares what she found helpful for organizing the various tasks. It is a workbook that you can use for getting all tasks on a plan including a small business plan and 12 worksheets for your content planning for each month. If you feel a little overwhelmed and do not know where to start: Regina has you covered.
This book is a classic between all the books about blogging. Written by two of the most successful bloggers, the book is focused on explaining how to generate an income from blogging.The book is a great starting point for new bloggers, explaining how to start with selecting a niche, starting the blog and making it famous.
Since the book wasn’t written yesterday you need to keep in mind that the money making strategies in the book may not include everything that there exists. Still, the book is relevant and you will get a fair impression of what is possible.
by Jonathan Gebauer, Susanna Gebauer
This is our own book about guest blogging. Every blogger should know about the benefits of guest blogging – and how to get it right for more audience, more engagement, more connections and more revenue.
Books About Content Creation and Writing
At some point in your blogging life you will run out of blog post ideas. And then you will be happy you have this book. Danny Iny (The Freddy Kruger Of Blogging) and his fellow writers not only give you ideas on how to come up with an endless stream of blog posts – they also manage to tremendously motivate you – trust me!
Content Inc.: How Entrepreneurs Use Content to Build Massive Audiences and Create Radically Successful Businesses
I hope you are not wondering why we put this content marketing book on this list of books for bloggers. There are many parallels between content marketing and blogging. A successful blogger will have to know how to produce great content for an audience, grow an audience and if a blogger wants to turn the blog into a business he should also about creating products for this audience. This book tells you how to do this.
Are you afraid your writing may not be good enough? Don’t worry every blogger learned to create better content by just blogging. And if you want to start out with the best content you can produce: This book tells you how to come up with awesome content (and even if you are not a blogger you will need this book: Because in today’s world everybody needs to write.)
The Content Code: Six essential strategies to ignite your content, your marketing, and your business
Mark Schaefer has been one of the people influencing out marketing right from the start and his blog a goto place for information. In this book, he teaches you how to make your content stand out and conquer the phenomenon he calls “Content Shock”.
Mark connects the dots between content production, distribution, brand development and a lot more.
Books about Social Media
Newbie bloggers often ask how much personality is right to put into their blog. and Kim Garst gives the answer: Be yourself whatever it takes. Social media may be a channel where you can try to be someone else, but in the end, you will be recognized as a fake. It is your personality that makes you stand out and enable you to build authentic relationships.
If you think about spreading the word about your blog with social media this book is a great starting point. You will learn everything you need from setting up your profile(s) to feeding your accounts with content from your blog.
(Go for the Kindle version of this book, it is packed with links to more information that won’t work in the printed book)
A quick read with tons of examples, this book is perfect for new bloggers who want to learn the basics about spreading the word about their work with social media. You get a clear action plan for each chapter – and a lot of case studies to learn from.
by Jonathan Gebauer, Susanna Gebauer
This book is the answer to your traffic problem. The proven process we describe in this book helped us grow this blog from 0 to 50k visitors per month – in just 6 months. The same process helped us grow our first business to over 500k pageviews.
You get easy to follow step-by-step action plans. If you do your homework, you will see first results within days and some serious traffic after 4 weeks. And the traffic will keep growing!
If you are looking for more advice on social media check out my list of social media marketing books you should read!
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