I've been blogging since 2013 and since then, so many books have been published by bloggers!
It's so exciting to see people start a blog and blow it up into something so much bigger.
I love walking into a bookstore and seeing my friends books on the shelves, it's really so inspiring.
I've read 7/19 of these books, and they're so good!
Here are 19 books written by bloggers to put on your reading list. 🙂
1. How To Blog For Profit: Without Selling Your Soul
Do you want to earn money by blogging?
How To Blog For Profit shares advice and practical strategy plans to create a successful and profitable blog.
Written by Ruth Soukup with Living Well Spending Less and Elite Blog Academy, Ruth shares how she grew her successful blog(s). Living Well Spending Less has over one million visitors each month and is only growing stronger.
In this expanded second edition, you'll learn the secrets to creating amazing, compelling blog content, how to increase your blog traffic, and develop a social media strategy to grow on Pinterest and Facebook.
How To Blog For Profit will also show you how to boost your revenue with various income streams, improve your productivity, and how to transform your blog into a thriving business.
Key Learning Point: How to turn your blog into a successful business
2. Meet the Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living
This book is about the personal story of Elizabeth and how she left a successful career in the city to retire to a homestead at age thirty-two.
Elizabeth was determined to live a more fulfilling life, so she and her husband started saving well over 70% of their take-home pay. She began documenting her frugality and lifestyle transformation on her blog, Frugalwoods.
In under 3 years, Elizabeth and her husband Nate reached their goal and now live on a 66-acre homestead in rural Vermont.
Meet the Frugalwoods is a story about how a family realized the mainstream path didn't fit their dream lifestyle and how they created a lifestyle of sustainable frugality.
Even if you don't want to quit your job or live in the woods, Meet the Frugalwoods can show you how to have more control of your finances and how to live a more fulfilling, simplified life.
Key Learning Point: How to create a fulfilling, simplified life and take control of your finances
3. The Feminist Financial Handbook
I met Brynne in person at Fincon a couple of years ago at an event, and I clicked with her in an instant, which is so rare for me.
Brynne's incredible, which is why I wasn't surprised that her book was awesome, too.
The Feminist Financial Handbook provides resources and motivation to women who may be struggling and how to live your wealthiest life.
Are you curious about financial planning principles, like saving or earning a higher income, or the wage gap, or even economic recovery after experiencing domestic violence? The Feminist Financial Handbook shares stories and advice from real women who have been through these struggles and how they've achieved success.
Key Learning Point: The modern woman's guide to a wealthy life.
4. Work Optional: Retire Early The Non-Penny Pinching Way
What if you could escape the traditional path and move toward a path that doesn't require working until you're 65?
Tanja and her husband Mark left their hectic work lifestyle to live their dream life, retiring early from high-stress careers.
In Work Optional, Tanja shares a customized plan for freedom that is more than just a financial plan. It's a personalized plan designed by you, the reader. You'll discover your dream life, account for important things like health care and children, as well as protecting yourself from future unknowns.
You'll learn exactly how to achieve a purpose-filled early retirement, semi-retirement, or career intermission with practical tips.
Key Learning Point: How to live a more meaningful life regardless of where you are in your career.
5. How to Be Better at Almost Everything: Learn Anything Quickly, Stack Your Skills, Dominate
In this book, you'll learn how to be better at almost everything.
Pat shares his secrets on how to learn any skill with only 1 hour of practice a day through repetition and resistance, how to package all your passions into a single tool kit for success with skill stacking, and how to turn your passions into paychecks.
In How To Be Better At Almost Everything, you learn in order to get ahead of today's fast-paced world, you need a diverse set of talents.
Key Learning Point: How to make your personal and professional goals a reality.
6. Do It Scared: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Adversity, and Create a Life You Love
Do you let fear hold you back from pursuing a goal or dream?
Have you ever said no when you wish you had said yes?
In Do It Scared, you'll learn easy-to-implement strategies for overcoming fear and how to start making real changes in your life to create big results.
This book will help you design a life where you face your fears head on and move forward to creating a life you truly love.
You'll learn how to identify your fear archetype (the specific type of fear that is holding you back) and how to conquer it, as well as so many other things.
Key Learning Point: Fear holds us back from doing so many things that can change our lives – here's how to do it scared anyway.
7. Financial Freedom: A Proven Path To All The Money You Will Ever Need
Grant's story is incredibly unique because just a little under 10 years ago, Grant woke up to find he had only $2.26 in his bank account.
Just 5 years later, his net worth is over $1.25 million. By age 30, he reached financial independence.
In his book Financial Freedom, he shares a step-by-step path to make more money in less time, how to create profitable side hustles that can turn into passive income streams or full-time businesses.
Grant also shares how to travel the world for less, how to create a simple, money-making portfolio, and how to think creatively to make money.
Key Learning Point: Learn a step-by-step process to achieve financial freedom.
8. Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together
In Erin's book, you'll learn how to go from broke to financial badass. Erin finds a way to make learning about personal finance really fun and interesting, especially for people who are completely new to budgeting or investing.
In Broke Millennial, you'll learn about various important personal finance topics such as managing student loans, how to deal with finances with your significant other, managing debt, and a lot more.
Key Learning Point: Stop living paycheck to paycheck and get your financial life together.
9. Broke Millennial Takes On Investing: A Beginner's Guide to Leveling Up Your Money
And you guessed it – it's a guide to investing for anyone who feels like they aren't ready or rich enough to get into the market.
Should you invest while paying off student loans?
What about robo-advisors or apps for investing? Are they good?
Where can I look for investment advice?
Erin goes over all of this and more. She answers questions about investment basics in an easy-to-understand book.
You'll also learn about topics like retirement savings, buying and selling stock, and common investing terminology.
Key Learning Point: Learn about investment basics to become a confident player in the market.
10. Unstuffed: Decluttering Your Home, Mind, and Soul
Do you feel like it's hard to keep track of all your commitments and obligations?
Have you found yourself buying more storage containers to organize stuff, even though you probably should've just gotten rid of the stuff?
In Unstuffed, Ruth shares practical solutions to these problems.
You'll learn how to make instant changes to improve the functionality of your home, how to set strict limits to the stuff you bring inside your house, how to overcome the frustration of your kid's influx of things coming into the house, and a lot more.
I learned so much from reading this book and particularly loved the section on gifts and giving.
Key Learning Point: How to declutter your home, mind, and soul.
11. The Financial Diet: A Total Beginner's Guide to Getting Good with Money
I've read this book and it is unlike any other personal finance book. The illustration work done by Lauren Ver Hage is incredible.
Though I'd only recommend this book to complete beginners, it's still really good. You learn about personal finance topics in a way where it's not at all intimidating. It's really fun actually!
In The Financial Diet, you'll learn how to get good with money in under a year, what you need in a budget-friendly kitchen, how to talk about money with your friends, the best way to make and stick to a budget, and a lot more.
Key Learning Point: How to get good with money if you're completely clueless about personal finance.
12. Will It Fly?: How to Test Your Next Business Idea So You Don't Waste Your Time and Money
Pat Flynn has started several successful businesses and shares all of the strategies and tools he's learned along the way.
In Will It Fly, you'll learn a step-by-step system for testing your business idea before it goes to market, how to make sure your target idea aligns with your goals, how to validate and test your idea to see if it'll actually work, and a lot more.
Key Learning Point: Learn a step-by-step system to test business ideas before going to market.
13. Let Go: How to Transform Moments of Panic into a Life of Profits and Purpose
Let Go is also written by Pat Flynn. In Let Go, he shares what it means to let go of the things that keep us from the achievements we wish to attain.
In this inspirational read, Pat shares the story of his challenges and learning to let go of the desire to say yes to everything. You'll learn how to let go limiting beliefs so you can move toward a more fulfilling life.
Key Learning Point: How to let go in order to grow.
14. ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income
In ProBlogger, you'll learn the secrets for blogging your way to a lucrative income. Recently updated, you'll learn strategies and tools to grow your audience and expand your business beyond your blog.
You'll also learn how to choose a blog topic, analyze the market, set up a blog, promote it, and earn revenue, as well as learn proven techniques you need to succeed in building a business.
Darren also shares 20 key ingredients for a successful post, and techniques for social media, advertising, and how to make money with various income streams.
Key Learning Point: How to create a successful and profitable blog.
15. The Essential Habits Of 6-Figure Bloggers: Secrets of 17 Successful Bloggers You Can Use to Build a Six-Figure Online Business
The Essential Habits Of 6-Figure Bloggers is written for bloggers by bloggers.
You'll learn the secrets of 17 successful bloggers which you can also use to help build a six-figure business online, along with choosing a blogging niche that's profitable and exciting.
Bloggers also share systems to stay on track, even when things get tough, and how to dream bigger and how to achieve anything you want.
Key Learning Point: How to build a six-figure business online in the blogging world.
16. The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store
Cait found herself stuck in the consumerism cycle. She was buying more, earning more, wanting more, and kept repeating the cycle.
She worked her way out of $30,000 of consumer debt, but the cycle took hold again. She soon realized that what she was doing wasn't making her happy, so she decided to take on an enormous challenge: not shop for an entire year.
In The Year of Less, Cait documents the 12 months during which she bought nothing besides groceries, toiletries, and gas for her car. She even got rid of 70% of her belongings and learned how to fix broken things instead of throwing them away.
You'll leave this book questioning many things in your life, and possibly finding your own path to less.
Key Learning Point: How less can sometimes be more.
17. Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals
Are you not living your full potential?
Are you afraid of not being enough?
In Girl, Stop Apologizing, Rachel shares the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills needed to acquire growth, confidence, and believing in yourself.
Key Learning Point: How to believe in yourself, let excuses go and become stronger than ever.
18. Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
Last month I got this book thinking it would be a quick read, hopefully somewhat good. I was totally blown away by the end!
Girl, Wash Your Face taught me so many valuable lessons including not everyone has their sh*t together.
Rachel Hollis exposes 20 lies and misconceptions that often hold many of us back from living our best life.
Her painfully honest and fearless humor is what sets this book apart from others. This book was so raw and real and even better, in the end, I honestly felt happier.
You can take away so many lessons from Girl, Wash Your Face and apply them to your life.
Key Learning Point: How to become who you are meant to be.
19. You Can Retire Early!: Everything You Need to Achieve Financial Independence When You Want It
In this guide, you'll learn how to achieve financial independence with skills and strategies you can use to retire early.
Deacon shares that retiring early isn't just for the super-rich. Any of us can retire at a younger age if we know how to.
In You Can Retire Early, you'll learn how to develop a personalized retirement plan, maximize income, reducing debt, selecting the right investment vehicles, and a lot more.
Key Learning Point: How to retire early.
Have you read any of these books? What book are you currently reading?
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