5 Books that Will Help You Earn More in 2018

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I for one am looking to earn more money in 2018. I have a ton of debt and frankly I just wanna live a little bit better of a life. And my debt is holding me back.

Unfortunately, while I didn’t make a ton of money in 2017, I did set myself up to have great success in 2018. What made it possible for me to set myself up for success was having the right mindset.  

These are some books that helped me to adjust my mindset so that I can work for myself and earn more. Even if you don’t have to have a goal to work for yourself, you can still get a lot from these books. They can just help in just increasing your earnings on the side as well.

4-Hour Workweek 

So I didn’t love everything about the 4-Hour Workweek, but reading it help to shift my mindset and how I think about work and exchanging my time for money. It also included a lot of great ideas and pointers that I have gone on to use in my life. 

So I’m not doing the traditional take where you start by negotiating working from home because I work for myself. However, I would not be working for myself today had I not read 4-Hour Workweek. It hadn’t change my mindset about work in general. 

So what I suggest you do is take bits of it with a grain of salt, but overall I think it’s a great read for anyone in terms of how you look at life and work.

Will it Fly  

This book is by Pat Flynn who is fantastic at building online businesses. He earns over six figures every single month.

His book, Will it Fly, walks you through step-by-step how to verify your business/product idea. That way you don’t spend a ton of time or money on something destined to fail. It’s an easy read and with great stories as examples and just overall it’s very informational and educational.

Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days 

This book gives you specific steps to take to get your side hustle started. Because many businesses started out as side hustles. However, you don’t need to want to go into running your own business full time in order to start side hustling. The beauty of a side hustle is the ability to decide how much time you want to spend on it to earn some extra money.

If you’ve had an idea for a side hustle but don’t have a clue where to start to get it going, then this book, Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days, is your answer.

The Ultimate Guide to Side Hustling 

OK so this is one I wrote myself. What I did is compile a list of side hustles (over 100) which, admittedly is not uncommon in the personal finance world. However, something I did differently is I went in curated blog post an actual information on how to get started with every single side hustle.

So I save you the time of going OK yeah I want to do this, but how do I get started? I went ahead and answered that question for you. Also included is a side hustle planner to help you plan out your side hustle approach. Lastly, if you ever decide you want to level up, I’ve included the steps you need to take to register an LLC.

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Make Money As A Freelance Writer: 7 Simple Steps to Start Your Freelance Writing Business and Earn Your First $1,000

Gina Horkey is awesome. I ended up taking her 30 Days or Less to Freelance Writing Success course and it’s not allowed me to launch my freelance writing business which enabled me to become self-employed in 2017.

However, if you’re not quite ready to invest in a course, Gina also co-authored a book to help you figure out if freelance writing is for you by going over what is involved when working as a freelance writer.

The book is a great first step if you kind of want to dip your toes in the water and figure out what this whole freelance writing thing is about. Freelance writing has definitely been my most profitable side hustles and I love the control it gives you. You can know what you will be paid before taking on the piece and can ensure it’s worth your time, unlike the hourly pay that many other side hustles revolve around.

In this book Gina and Sally Miller walk you through the process of getting started with freelance writing and earning your first $1,000.

Wrapping up with a bow on top

No matter what your goals are for 2018 chances are earning a little extra money would help you get there faster. Anyway these books are a great way for you to grow your income in 2018. So get reading.

Know of another great book that helps you earn money? Let me know in the comments!

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Liz is a blogger and podcaster helping people with personal finance and working for themselves. She shares her own journey to debt freedom and helps graduates dealing with above average student loan debt on her site, Less Debt More Wine. She currently resides in NC after calling Massachusetts home for nearly a decade.


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