5 Best Books for Online Businesses

Starting an online business does not have to be complicated, there are a lot of people who started their online business and documented the whole process, you can find this information in books, podcasts, youtube videos, blog posts, etc.

Today I am going to share with you the best books for online businesses so that you can be able to pick their wisdom and apply it to your own business.

Best Books for Online Businesses

There are a lot of good books for online businesses out there, but I picked out these 5 books because of think they are easy to understand and implement. 

I have read all 5 books and I applied the knowledge you can get from the books, and got results that helped me to my ultimate goal which is financial freedom.

The 4-hour workweek

When I recommend this book to my friends I always get the same response, this is not true, you can not make a lot of money working just 4 hours a week.

Popular business author Tim Ferris outlines the steps to working 4 hours a week using outsourcing and automation tools. The book also discusses the psychology of work and timeless marketing principles.

If you follow the principles discussed in this book you can build multiple online businesses without burning yourself to the ground or getting involved in the hustle culture, where people think you can work 24/7 every day of the year.

The 4-hour workweek

The Barefoot Executive

If your aim is to become gain financial freedom like me, this is a book that you need to get, the book explains how you can become financially independent in the shortest amount of time, in simple and actionable steps. 

The Ultimate Guide for Being Your Own Boss and Achieving Financial Freedom – This book by Carrie Wilkerson is all about how to get the life that you want in the shortest possible time frame. Consists of a series of actionable and practical steps to take.


The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business

You know that to start an online business you do not need an MBA, you do not need to finish high school, and all you need to do is to be able to learn and be teachable.

This masterpiece by Josh Kaufman has a huge appeal to many, as people are starting to question the idea of paying the cost and spending the time acquiring an MBA. it packs a lot of useful information into one book.


The Lean Startup

Your online business is your own startup and if you do not structure it in the right way you will struggle to get success. in this book, you will learn how today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses.

This book is orientated towards those looking to create and structure a startup for maximum success. The principles also apply to solopreneurs and freelancers.

the lean startup

Outliers: The Story of Success

Outliers explains why “the self-made man” is a myth and what truly lies behind the success of the best people in their field, which is often a series of lucky events, rare opportunities, and other external factors, which are out of our control.

This book by Malcolm Gladwell is widely popular and its influence extends well beyond the sphere of online business. 


That is it, for me, those are the 5 best books for online businesses, these books will give you the knowledge, working principles, structure, and action steps that you need to start and grow your business.

I will recommend getting physical copies of the books, but if somehow you do not have the money to buy the books, you can read the summary of those books or listen to the audiobooks for free in audible.


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