I love books as you probably know if you regularly read my blog. I make a monthly reading goal as well as try to share my favorite books for you guys pretty frequently. I get asked a lot about what books I read in regards to blogging. I have to say that I read a lot of blogging books several years ago, and I read more business type books now so I am intermixing the two types for what I think the best books for bloggers to read are.
Best Books For Bloggers
As far as books specifically for blogging, the first one I remember reading was Blog Inc. I think I got this book right when it came out and I was only just starting to make significant money on my blog. Enough for it to be considered income. Even though some of the info may be a bit outdated, I think it still holds up well and is a great book to read no matter how new or seasoned you are into blogging. My good friend, Danielle Smith, wrote Social Media Engagement for Dummies and honestly I think it’s a must read. With new social media popping up all the time, it’s a great book to explain why engagement is important and making lasting relationships with your readers is key. If you are wondering how I learned SEO and how I grew my page-view numbers, I did it while reading Mom Blog SEO. I heard about this book at a blogging conference in 2011 and I have gone back to it again and again. If you still don’t understand Google+ I would read Google+ for Small Businesses. While you may not think you need it, it’s important to understand why it’s helpful. 81 Free Tools For New Bloggers is one I have only looked at a little, but I saw that it was free on Amazon Kindle and I went for it. So far it seems to have GREAT resources!
I like to read books that are more business based, because while blogging books are good, if you are planning to treat your blog as a business these books are VERY helpful! While I hate the term “Girl Boss” because hey we are all bosses no need for gender there, I do like the book, Girl Boss. I really respect what Sophia Amoruso has done in her business and how she really wants to empower young women. I met Scott Stratten at a blog conference where I heard him speak. He is brilliant. The Book of Business Awesome is a must read. I think the book, Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office is a GREAT book for women to read. It talks a lot about how women tend to “stay out of things” and “take the nice road” instead of playing the game. Read this! The book Rich Bitch is great to read for anyone who wants to be financially savvy. I love the way things are explained, and this book is great for bloggers and non-bloggers alike, but seriously read this!
If you like to read books about blogging or business, all of these are great choices! I am someone who thinks that continuing to educate yourself long after the school days are over is only going to get you ahead in life.
What is your favorite blogging or business related book?
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