15 Must Read Books on Self Employment

Do you dream about being your own boss and enjoying all the benefits that comes with it?

Do you want to be an entrepreneur who is not under anybody else and runs business your own way?

Before you answer that, I want you to know that there are many things to learn if you want that lifestyle.

Trying to get the right information outside can be overwhelming and most people end up having the wrong details that will make them quit on the long-run. Most people do not know what blog to read, books to download or sites to visit.

However, this article has a list of 15 eBooks to read on being self employed and growing as an entrepreneur. The information contained is enough to help you start up and grow your business.

  1. Mastering Creativity – By James Clear

Almost every person in a creative occupation fears “Mental blocks”. Whether you are a musician, an artist, or writer, there are times you will have the experience. Having mental blocks can be annoying to even destroying your career. But this book shows ways of overcoming it and understanding how creativity works. 

  1. 50 Ways to Plan for Small Business Success – By Erica Nicole

Erica Nicole is the founder of YFS Magazine and she wrote this book that is filled with results-oriented tips. These tips will help you to create a successful plan for your business with advice from some of the leading entrepreneurs. 

  1. Viral Copy – By Brian Clark

Every business owner will someday have to write for the business and the main aim is for it to go viral and get more engagements. So Brian Clark who works for Copyblogger has put together some of the tips on how to write a viral copy. 

  1. 50 Startup Founders Reveal Why Their Startups Failed – By Thomas Oppong

Most people find it frustrating and difficult to learn from their own mistakes. But having access to learn from other people’s mistakes can be a better way to start your own business and know the things to avoid. This book has lessons from other entrepreneurs that will help you avoid making the same mistakes. 

  1. How to Start a Business You Love & That Loves You Back – By Michele Pariza Wacek

Experience has shown that having enthusiasm for your work affects it positively. Not only on the success of the business but also your mood towards it. Some entrepreneurs are struggling to have joy in the work they do, but this book can help.

  1. 279 Days to Overnight Success – By Chris Guillebeau

Many people are always in get-rich-quick schemes and fail to remember that they are just schemes and not businesses. Are you willing to follow a legitimate means of running a business online? Then this book is for you. Chris Guillebeau put together tips that can help you start and grow your business even online. 

  1. Focus – By Leo Babuta

Leo has an amazing habit blog and he wrote down his beliefs on how to minimize the stress in your life and learn how to become more Zen.

  1. Getting From Employee 5 to 50 – Workable

In this eBook, you will find information on topics like interviewing, employee branding, and headhunting with some real-life examples on how to go about it. As an employer, getting the right employees is an art that you should learn.

  1. The Pomodoro Technique — By Francesco Cirillo

Most people struggle with maintaining productivity and time management. But this book has been put together to give you tips on how to manage both of them.

  1. Unleashing the Idea virus — By Seth Godin

Finding effective and new marketing strategies can be difficult for some people. However, Seth Godin has reviewed the traditional marketing strategies and new methods to follow within the digital world. This book is full of practical and new ways to run your business online.

  1. The Lucky Brand – By David Brier

Every business needs to master the ways of brand marketing. This book contains 10 branding strategies and ideas to help your business rank at the top and also get more customers.

  1. The New Rules of Viral Marketing – By David Meerman Scott

You have to understand that online marketing has a different approach to marketing than the traditional ways. This book is made for those who are looking for ideas on how to run and grow their businesses with just the click of a mouse. 

  1. Startup Guide – By Harvard University Office of Technology Development

Are you starting a new company and in search of a high-level overview and guide on the important issues and questions you may face? Then this book is for you.

  1. 4 Steps to a Happy Startup – The Happy Startup School

This book will help you turn your passions into profits by showing you how to know your customers, write a great business plan, determine the purpose of your company and ways to love your business. 

  1. 7 Secrets for Growing Your Own Frugal Business – By Jean Wilson Murray, MBA, PhD

Starting a new business is expensive and also require lots of hard work. This book has tips on how to save your money and work smarter when starting your business.