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In your quest to live a fulfilled, successful life, you need a little guidance and inspiration from time to time. While you’ll find podcasts, videos, and articles out there, let’s not forget about books.
Whether you prefer the “dead tree” variety or are a confirmed fan of ebooks, you’ll find a host of solopreneur Amazon listings that offer insight, advice, guidance, and inspiration. Not sure what books are worth your time? Let’s look at some of the most popular options.
You know about some of the biggest smash hits in this segment, and chances are good that you’ve already plowed through books like The Four-Hour Workweek and similar worldwide bestsellers. Let’s consider a few of those that you might not have read yet, though.
This book follows 50 of the world’s most successful solopreneurs and entrepreneurs, detailing how they achieved their feat, the valuable lessons they’ve learned, and what they did to really ramp up their success. You can check out the book here. Chris started by identifying 1,500 individuals who’d seen real success with modest startup costs and then narrowed down his list to include only the most intriguing examples.
And hey, if you can up your startup funds to $1,000, you really need to see this list of 27 businesses you can start for less than $1,000 that Marguerite Ward pulled together for CNBC.
This New York Times bestseller promises to show you “a better, faster, easier way to succeed in business” without covering the same old, boring ground as other books. You won’t find guides on writing a business plan here, or how to study your competitors. Rather, the book focuses on how to be productive, generate exposure, and build on inspiring ideas. You can buy or download it here.
This book has garnered stellar reviews from the likes of Barbara Corcoran, from ABC’s Shark Tank, as well as New York Times bestselling author Jon Acuff. The author runs through questions that range from how to identify the best solopreneur opportunities for you specifically, to how to build your personal brand, and everything in between. If you’re thinking about going solo, this is a good option for inspiration and guidance. You can learn more here.
This isn’t the first rodeo for Liam Veitch. In fact, he pulled a stint as a freelancer previously but didn’t find the success he craved. Then he went around for another turn on the wheel and earned over a million dollars. This book about being a solopreneur on Amazon contains everything he learned during that time, and what he wished he’d known before getting started. Not just for freelancers or web designers, this is a good read for anyone considering a career as a solopreneur. You can find out more here.
This perennial bestseller isn’t about being a solopreneur, but it does give solopreneurs the education they need to achieve true financial success in their lives. We constantly read about how poorly we educate our children but we never hear about the terrible job we’re doing giving them basic financial knowledge – and it’s not rocket science! Armed with the insights and understanding delivered in this book, you can achieve any level of financial success you desire.
Grab a couple of these books and go for it!