Despite the popularity of video games, reading is still a popular hobby in this day and age. Though some have migrated to digital copies, books still sell and publishers are still in the game. While many individuals take pleasure in spending an hour or two in reading for pleasure, there are also those who lose themselves in reading self-help or motivational books.
Meanwhile, these bestsellers are great in teaching how to earn money creatively.
The 4-hour Workweek
New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss writes a book about enjoying life here and now, and not wait until you are old and gray. Ferriss advocates maximizing your time by eliminating anything and everything that make you inefficient. By doing so, you will be able to optimize your time and focus on the meatier tasks that require your focus. He is also pushing to introduce the concept of putting more value on performance rather than presence, thus the 4-hour workweek. Though these do not directly teach how to make money, indirectly, you learn concepts how to save and manage your income, and give you a different perspective on how to put value on your time. But this for USD 13.79.
6 Months to 6 Figures
Touted as the “world’s leading authority for millennials and entrepreneurs, Peter Voogd is the bestselling author of 6 Months to 6 Figures. Voogd rose from being broke to earning a 6-figure income in 6 months. He was able to raise it to 7 figures in 4 years. To make sure it was not a fluke, he re-created the same strategy in other industries to much success. Voogd has been speaking to thousands of entrepreneurs, bringing a paradigm shift to break away from the rut of working day in and day out to minimal results. Published by Voogd’s Game Changers Inc., the book sells at USD 15. Sound like a casino for highrollers gamble to you? Buy the books and find out!
The Millionaire Fastlane
Straight talker MJ De Marco aims to change the reader’s mindset through The Millionaire Fastlane. He believes that working a 9-5 job, investing in the stock market, and building an impressive 401K is the slow path to retiring to mediocrity. By designing websites, De Marco was able to earn a big, steady paycheck. But he realized that his income was tied to the time he put in working. He later developed his own website, sold it for a million dollars, spent majority of it, bought it back, improved the system, then he hit a breakthrough. He was able to create a “money tree,” a system which allowed him to earn money passively. Get a copy for USD 15.66.
The $100 Startup
Written by Chris Guillebeau and published by Crown Business in 2012, Guillebeau took a look at 1,500 successful individuals that started their business with a small startup capital. Then, he focused on the 50 unique cases where individuals were able to turn their passion into money and income. These individuals were average Joes who were able to find that sweet spot between their expertise and what service people need. In this book, he outlines and teaches the lessons from these cases in an easy-to-understand format. This book sells for USD 14.01.