There are many sources and inspiration available to help guide you in the right direction. Blogging is an ever-evolving industry so best to gain as much knowledge as to help improve your skills. Here’s a list of 5 The Best Books for Bloggers and Entrepreneurs to Read that can inspire to ignite your blogging passion.
As a blogger, there are so many resources and tools available for you to improve your blogging skills. From books, podcasts, courses all of these are there for you to add to your arsenal.
Written by: Sophia Amoruso
In the New York Times bestseller that the Washington Post called “Lean In for misfits,” Sophia Amoruso shares how she went from dumpster diving to founding one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world.
Amoruso spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and scrounging in dumpsters for leftover bagels. By age twenty-two, she had dropped out of school and was broke, directionless, and checking IDs in the lobby of an art school—a job she’d taken for the health insurance. It was in that lobby that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay.
Flash forward to today, and she’s the founder of Nasty Gal and the founder and CEO of Girlboss. Sophia was never a typical CEO or a typical anything, and she’s written #GIRLBOSS for other girls like her: outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is windy as all hell and lined with naysayers.
#GIRLBOSS proves that being successful isn’t about where you went to college or how popular you were in high school. It’s about trusting your instincts and following your gut; knowing which rules to follow and which to break; when to button up and when to let your freak flag fly.
Publication Date: 6 May 2014
Written by: Lindsay Teague Moreno
After making millions selling essential oils, Lindsay Teague Moreno found her true passion in life in inspiring female entrepreneurs. In her book, she takes the lesson she learned as a serial entrepreneur to share her 10 successful philosophies to help other mothers realize their dreams. Her discussion on finding your thing and thinking long-term will leave you taking pages of notes. She perfectly explains how to figure out what you want to do and how to think ahead towards scaling up to a multimillion-dollar company. After that, many of her success philosophies get more into ideals than actual items.
Publication Date: 6 August 2019
Girl, Stop Apologizing
Written by: Rachel Hollis
After the success of Girl, Wash Your Face, Rachel Hollis returns with a follow-up aimed at reminding women not to hold themselves back. In the first part of the book, Hollis lists excuses that hold you back – I don’t have time, good girls don’t hustle, etc. Then, Hollis describes the specific behaviours and skills you need to achieve your goals.
Publication Date: 5 March 2019
Blog, Inc.: Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community
Written by: Joy Cho
With roughly 95,000 blogs launched worldwide every 24 hours (BlogPulse), making a fledgling site stand out isn’t easy. This authoritative handbook gives creative hopefuls a leg up. Joy Cho, of the award-winning Oh Joy!, offers expert advice on starting and growing a blog, from design and finance to overcoming blogger’s block, attracting readers, and more. With a foreword from Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge plus expert interviews, this book will fine-tune what the next generation of bloggers shares with the world.
In this book you’ll learn how to: – Design your site
- Choose the right platform
- Attract a fan base
- Finance your blog
- Maintain work/life balance
- Manage comments
- Find content inspiration
- Overcome blogger’s block
- Choose the right ads
- Develop a voice
- Protect your work
- Create a media kit
- Leverage your social network
- Take better photographs
- Set up an affiliate program
- Partner with sponsors
- Build community
- Go full-time with your blog
- And more!
Publication Date: 7 September 2012
Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All
Written by: David M. Kelley & Tom Kelley
DEO founder and Stanford d.school creator David Kelley and his brother Tom Kelley, IDEO partner and the author of the bestselling The Art of Innovation, have written a powerful and compelling book on unleashing the creativity that lies within each and every one of us.
Too often, companies and individuals assume that creativity and innovation are the domain of the “creative types.” But two of the leading experts in innovation, design, and creativity on the planet show us that each and every one of us is creative. In an incredibly entertaining and inspiring narrative that draws on countless stories from their work at IDEO, the Stanford d.school, and with many of the world’s top companies, David and Tom Kelley identify the principles and strategies that will allow us to tap into our creative potential in our work lives, and in our personal lives, and allow us to innovate in terms of how we approach and solve problems. It is a book that will help each of us be more productive and successful in our lives and in our careers.
Publication date: 15 October 2013
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