Student life may be behind many of us, but that doesn’t mean the learning has to stop. There are many paths you can take to become a lifelong learner, from listening to podcasts to watching documentaries to taking online courses. A simple, low-cost method of learning is reading. The best part? You can bring your book with you to the beach!
So, instead of picking up Harry Potter for the umpteenth time, why not try one of the motivational books below to inspire you in your online journey, whether that be writing for a blog, creating an eCommerce site, designing graphics, or coding.
1. Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days by Chris Guillebeau
In Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days Chris Guillebeau demonstrates how to start a profitable side business in just 27 days (that’s less than a month!) He takes you through the process step-by-step while providing real-life examples of other successful side hustles launched. Chris Guillebeau is a non-fiction author, speaker, and serial entrepreneur. He has launched over a dozen successful side businesses of his own.
This book is designed for the busy and impatient and gives you an easy roadmap to follow. If you’ve never considered a side hustle, or don’t know how to come up with a concept, this book will teach you how to spot profitable ideas all around you.
2. Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content by Ann Handley
Whether you’re whipping up a social media post, creating a web page, or writing an email, we’re all writers in the digital age. Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content can take anyone from Zero to Writing Hero in just 320 pages. The book covers everything from grammar usage, best practices, and storytelling, and leaves you with an arsenal of content tools at the end. Ann Handley is a writer, digital marketing pioneer, and owner of the marketing education platform MarketingProfs.
This is a great guide for anyone who wants to clean up their writing and become a better writer for the web.
3. The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
The 4-Hour Workweek offers a blueprint of how to cut your work hours in half while doubling your earnings. Despite sounding like a too-good-to-be-true get-rich-quick-scheme, it’s actually not. Timothy Ferris is the author of multiple self-help books and an Angel investor and advisor to companies like Facebook, Evernote, and Uber. Ferris teaches you how to streamline your life and work more effectively and meaningfully. With his techniques, you can spend less time in an office and more time on the beach—or wherever you want!
4. The Suitcase Entrepreneur: Create Freedom in Business and Adventure in Life by Natalie Sisson
A similar book to The 4-Hour Workweek, which will teach you how to take your work anywhere all while living your life to the fullest, is The Suitcase Entrepreneur: Create Freedom in Business and Adventure in Life Paperback. Natalie Sission will teach you to identify and package your skills, establish a profitable online business, reach a global audience, and create a virtual team. If you dream of a mobile lifestyle or of being a digital nomad, then this book is for you. Sission is a successful entrepreneur and speaker, and runs her business while “living out of a suitcase.”
5. Head First HTML and CSS: A Learner’s Guide to Creating Standards-Based Web Pages by Elisabeth Robson
We’re always looking for a good read! If you have any similar book recommendations, please let us know!