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6 worthwhile book suggestions for online entrepreneurs

Book suggestions for online entrepreneurs

I’ve been a huge book junkie ever since I remember myself but only for the past year or so I’ve been really into business and self-growth related topics. It’s been a wild ride and I’ve explored TONS of great reads. So here are some of my book suggestions for online entrepreneurs.

Before reading these reviews and suggestions, keep in mind – I’m hard to impress. Many books seem all the same to me and only the ones that TRULY make me change my mind are the ones I can fully admire.

This list also includes some books I wasn’t a true believer in myself. However, I do think some fellow online entrepreneurs might find them valuable so you see them on the list.


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Book suggestions for online entrepreneurs

An absolute favorite and undeniable #1 goes to
The 10x Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure

I can’t express how much I loved this book! As I just said – it’s hard to impress me. But this book totally did it. Actually, this book was the reason why I started thinking about summing up book suggestions for online entrepreneurs in the first place.

First of all, it really gets your juices going. It says that you CAN do whatever you put your mind to. And it also gives you a hint on how to get started – get the ball rolling, get your hands dirty, get into it.

The 10X rule is simple: whatever you do, do it 10X more. That’s how all sales can be made, how new clients can be conquered, how literally anything CAN be done. Maybe the reason why I loved this book so much is the simple fact that I’ve always believed in this idea.

The idea might be somewhat similar to 10K hour rule – where you need to practice for 10 thousand hours to succeed. Only this time it’s not about a specific amount of time but about your own investment itself. Your energy, your creativity, your willingness.

Even when writing about this book, I’m getting more and more pumped up, ready to rock’n’roll. It really was a no bullshit read I absolutely suggest.

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Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done

Another book I loved just as much as The 10X Rule. Really. It’s for all of those who never really finish what they’ve started.

I was a great sample of this: I started projects, blog posts, websites, books, cleaning, found new hobbies, learned new languages. And never really finished any of that. I know there are tons of people who are in this constant battle themselves – this book is the perfect read for you!

It shows you the facts and lets you deal with them. And it also gives an insight into how to get over it and GET IT DONE. Once again. See the patter in all of my suggestions?

This book talks about how we are excited about our own ideas at first but “so done with it” within a day or a month. It gives you the inspiration to actually FINISH.

It also lets you know – you’re not alone. Literally, almost everyone does this! And there IS a way around quitting.


Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

I’ve never really liked biographies. I had never actually read one until this. And it was a gamechanger!

Although I do feel like some people might find parts of it boring – there are a lot of tech-related topics discussed throughout the book – I still found it very interesting even tho I don’t plan to build a car or plane myself in any of the nearest future.

This book is one of the book suggestions for online entrepreneurs because it really shows how hard work and dedication can take you places.

Elon was a crazy kid with lack of friends. Outsider, as we know them. And he still made all of his most insane dreams happen. If that isn’t amazing, I don’t know what is.

His family wasn’t crazy rich, he didn’t have famous friends and people didn’t even believe in his ideas. But he made it happen anyways!

I’ve tried to read other biographies afterward as well but none of them have hit me just as hard as this one.


The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage

This book was good but I was never truly amazed by it. I mean, at this point – I don’t even remember reading it… But The 5 Second Rule described in this book CAN BE an amazing tactic for those who lack the motivation to actually embrace their ideas.

In short, what this book teaches you is getting over yourself. Dealing with that “no, not today” or “just 5 more minutes”. It’s 5 seconds you have to act in. And there you go.

Just like most self-help books, the value of it will depend on your own investment. If you follow what the book says – great for you! Most likely, you’ll succeed. If you don’t – well, it was a waste of a read.

For me, one of the reasons why I never saw this book as THE book to read is the simple fact that I have never acted on it. Although I do believe this theory, I also believe in my own methods and see the results clearly.

If you do feel like you need some kind of a new push to get things done, you’re stuck in a rut and maybe you’ve just tried it all already – give this book a go.


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Miracle Morning

Although this is not directly business-related, it absolutely deserves a place in this article.

If you’ve ever struggled to wake up early in the morning – The Miracle Morning is a book for you.

It won’t kick you out of the bed and won’t make you an early riser. Especially, if you’re not that into this idea in the first place. After all, it’s just a book…

It will, however, give you an incredible dose of motivation. And although most of the stories and samples are related to waking up at 5 AM or so, you can just as well inspire yourself for some earlier mornings at, let’s say, 9 AM.

The Miracle Morning strategy will also give you actionable steps you can start taking to make early mornings easier for you. There isn’t “one size fits all” kind of idea underneath it. It’s all about exploring what works for you!

This book will work as long as you want it to. I felt truly inspired after reading it and really changed my long-year methods of waking up. However, I’m still horrified or crazy early mornings.


Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose

A book about a topic I’d never really been interested in. And still, somehow it got me going.

It’s about dropshipping business – building up from ground zero. And although I’ve never planned to do dropshipping business myself, insights into their business culture, growth and struggles was yet another good motivator and educator.

I especially suggest this for those who are building any shop related business, whether it’d be dropshipping, Etsy or anything alike.

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  • chris verhoeven
    May 6, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    Hi Leva,

    this is a good list with books I haven’t read yet, so thank you for mentioning them.

    I was surprised that Profit First from Mike Michalowicz wasn’t on the list.

    It’s a must read for everyone who starts a business and it helps you to become profitable from day 1.

    I’m also a big fan of Gary Vaynerchuk, so all of his books are a real kick in the but to get your passion business off the ground.


    • admin
      May 7, 2018 at 4:22 pm

      Thanks for checking in, Chris!

      Well, as it’s said in the article – I’m a VERY picky reader and books that get into my tops are just… you know… my kind of special, haha 🙂 I think Profit First is one of those books that I’ve never got to but I’ve read about a lot and will definitely check out at some point as well. And I can absolutely agree about Gary! For me, he’s more of an inspiration in video and all kinds of short-message format so I’ve never really got to his books but maybe that’s something I should look into soon. Thanks for the inspiration!



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