One of the questions I have had people ask me recently is “Gee, I want to be an influencer. How do I get started?“
First of all, if you ever figure out the answer to that question let me know as well!
To be honest, even the people who are now referred to as influencers did not set out to become a so-called influencer.
Most of them were simply shining in their zone of genius and became famous for that.
The best piece of advice I can give anyone who wants to get started online in 2019 is this: you need to read.
Yes, there is a lot you can learn from just copying what other folks are doing. However to get a good foundation in business thinking, mastering your business mindset and building for the long-term, you will need to read the right books.
Ready to kick-start 2019 with books that will set you on the right path?
Here are my 7 top picks for entrepreneur books that you will benefit from if you’re a beginner. This list could contain WAY more! But for the purposes of getting you started, these books will give you a solid foundation.
Reading all of them will put you way ahead of the curve – even if you only read 10% of each.
*The links below are affiliate links. I am however recommending these books based on my personal experience/success implementing the ideas in them.*
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7 Top Entrepreneur Books For Beginners
Will It Fly – Pat Flynn
Have you ever started a business only to realize that it was a waste of your time and money?
Pat’s book is excellent for testing out your business ideas before implementing them. If you have never started a business but are bent on starting one this year, this is a good starting point.
Your Best Year Ever – Michael Hyatt
I got this book during the first week of January this year and it really set the tone for my 2018. Even though I went through various trying phases in my journey as a person and solopreneur this year, setting the right goals at the beginning of the year helped to keep me on track.
If you want a crash-course in sustainable goal-setting, this book is a must-read.
Buy Buttons – Nick Loper
I love this book because it is straight and to the point. In it, Nick Loper gives you 300+ ways to make extra money.
I’ve always been a believer in side hustles. I also believe you don’t have to complicate things when it comes to starting your side hustle.
There are over 300 money-making ideas in this book. All you need to do is to pick one!
Jab Jab Jab Right Hook – Gary Vaynerchuk
I read this book about three or four years ago when I was still a baby online. Some of the lessons in this book still ring loudly in my head till today.
It was that good.
If you want to learn how to build an online business using pure hustle and you want to learn the art of consistency, this is the book for you.
The Slight Edge – Jeff Olson
In the summer of 2017, I began reading this book.
It was the reason I paid off 75% of my debt that year and within 4 months of reading the book, I had a $1000 emergency fund.
If you want to learn how small habits ultimately result in huge results, this book is a must-read.
Write Publish Repeat – Johnny B. Truant & Sean Platt
I had to add a book in here that focused on writers!
This year, I wrote my first novel.
It was scary and uncomfortable but it felt great!
If you’ve been planning on writing books and make money self-publishing, I highly recommend this book.
How to win friends and influence people – Dale Carnegie
And speaking of becoming an “influencer”, Dale Carnegie’s classic book is a golden standard on getting people to follow you and your ideas.
I love books because they are such a great, low-cost way to educate yourself on any topic.
If you want to make money online but are not sure where to get started, my best suggestion to you is to read ALL the books on this list and implement at least one idea from each book.
If you do this, I promise that come the end of 2019, I’m sure you would have created at least one successful online income stream.
Are you planning to create income online in 2019?
Let me know in the comments below.