The number of people with a side hustles is always increasing. People want to find ways to make money outside the 9-5. Blogging is arguably the fasting growing side hustle.
The big question becomes “How do I get started?”. I remember asking myself the same question. I am still learning things every. single. day.
I am a big advocate of investing in yourself and always improving. That’s why I have created not 1, but 3 ecourses! I love sharing my knowledge with others and helping them grow as individuals. After all, no one can ever take away the knowledge you have gained!
I am constantly looking for the next best book to read to learn more about blogging. Something about books just draw me in! Since I wasn’t sure where to begin on finding my next book, I went on Amazon in search of some good reads! I found 3 that I am adding to my reading pile, and am anxious to get started reading them!
To save you all time in digging around and reading reviews, I thought it might be a great idea to give you my list of 3 books for bloggers. They are in no particular order, so browse them all and see which one you want to read next!
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This book, written by Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett will walk you through everything from starting your blog to making money blogging. This being the 3rd edition, you know it has been updated and revised to include the most up to date information.
Amazon readers give this book 4.3 stars.
It is important to look at the authors who wrote the book to be sure it is something you want to read and learn from. These authors are both successful bloggers. Darren Rowse is a full-time blogger that makes six-figure income himself through his famous Problogger blog and the highly successful digital photography school (DPS). Chris Garrett is also a full-time blogger, an Internet marketing coach, and most of all the creator of a “five-star” course on authority blogging. Definitely people I want to learn from!
All the rage among bloggers lately is SEO. This book, written by R.L. Adams, will teach you how to get your blog posts to rank in Google search results.
Visits from search results are some of the best audience, because they were deliberately searching for whatever information your blog post is giving them. They are interested in the topic, and if it is a product, they are usually ready to make a purchase.
This book received 4.3 stars from the readers of Amazon. One review pointed out that this book teaches great tactics, and not tricks or loopholes. Tricks and loopholes can work initially, but they could actually end up hurting your blog ranking. Of course a book wouldn’t be complete without a “what not to do” part, and you can find that in this book too! Sometimes you learn best but learning what to avoid doing.
3 – Blogging: Blogging Blackbook: Everything You Need To Know About Blogging From Beginner To Expert
This book is written by Jason Wolf. It is a great book for any level, whether you are just starting out or have been blogging for awhile. This book discusses wordpress, design, and monetizing your blog.
Amazon readers gave this book 4.3 stars.
The reviews all indicated that you will learn a lot by reading the book, and that it will teach you how to blog and what you will need to do to be successful at it.
The book was written in November of 2015, so it is a newer book. With the ever changing internet and technology, a newer book is what you want to be reading. There is nothing worse than reading a book, only to discover that most of the information is no longer relevant.
BONUS!! – Building a Framework: The Ultimate Blogging Handbook by Abby Lawson
Ok, I know I said this was going to be a list of 3 books, but at the end of my searches I stumbled upon this book!
This book is jam packed with great information, as Abby Lawson tells you how she took her little hobby blog and in 2 years turned it into a business making 6 figures!
If you are serious about blogging and tired of feeling your way in the dark, hoping to make a few bucks here and there, then this is the book for you! Remember, it takes an investment in yourself and your business to start making money!
Those are my newest 4 books that I will be using to help improve my blog. Hopefully they are as great as the reviews and descriptions promise they will be. I am excited to continue my learning, as blogging can bring such great things with it!
Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them? Are there any other ones that you would recommend? I’m always open to learning more!