So everyone knows that knowledge is power, and I myself have been on a reading binge the last month or so, soaking up information like a shamwow… you getting this camera guy? Anyways everyone has their own set of must read books that has helped them in some way or another, and I am no different.
I made a list of books I’ve read that have personally helped me gain both financial freedom and valuable insight on personal wealth and well-being. I feel that these books more than others I’ve read influenced me the most and left the most lasting impression on my thought process and my business life in general. So I present to you:
Books for Affiliate Marketers & Entrepreneurs
Four Hour Work Week – Main concept follows an 80/20 rule, where 20% of your work/actions account for 80% of profits (campaigns, keywords, affiliate networks) – you should be finding the most important ones and scaling/optimizing. Stop wasting time on the meaningless pursuits.
Think and Grow Rich – In the original Think and Grow Rich, published in 1937, Napoleon Hill draws on stories of Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and other millionaires of his generation to illustrate his principles. This is carried on into the 21st century where many of the principles still hold true today, and can be very powerful for getting yourself in the right mindset.
Rich Dad, Poor Dad – This book tells a story about a man who was raised by two different households, and two different mindsets. One an educated dad stuck in the proverbial “rat race” and the other a college dropout who simply understood investing and how to work with “smart people”. To sum up this book in one word, outsourcing.
The Long Tail – In the most important business book since The Tipping Point, Chris Anderson shows how the future of commerce and culture isn’t in hits, the high-volume head of a traditional demand curve, but in what used to be regarded as misses–the endlessly long tail of that same curve. Inspirational book on finding those niche niches.
The Snowball – The biography of one of the richest men in the world, and possibly one of the smartest investors that ever lived. Although not written by Warren Buffet himself, it is still a great read that will put you in the mind of this invesment genuius.
There are obviously way more books out there that I am missing, so if you have any *must read* books that I missed, leave a comment and I’ll be sure to check em out.