Get ready to discover some of the best books for freelancers and solopreneurs.
These books have all played a part in building my business as a freelancer and leaving the corporate world for a life of travel and more freedom.
These books will help you to start, grow and scale your creative freelance business.
If you are trying to build a freelance business, then you need to read these books.
The Best Books For Freelancers & Solopreneurs To Read Now
1. Freelance To Freedom by Vincent Pugliese
Vincent and his wife were making $30000/year as photojournalists at a newspaper. With their growing family, they knew they couldn’t keep up their lifestyle for long.
This book shares the story of how they created a side hustle photographing weddings on the weekends and paid off over $100 grand in debt in 3 years.
Now they’ve both left their jobs and they spend their time traveling with their 4 kids.
I spoke to Vincent about his awesome story, which you can listen to right here.
2. This Year Will Be Different – by Monika Kanokova
Monika shares interviews, stories and tips from women who’ve made the leap and built their own successful creative businesses.
This book has great insight and practical tips from women in a variety of fields.
Monika shared a sample chapter on The Freelance Hustle about using creative work to attract more clients and earn extra money on the side. Check it out here.
3. The 4 Hour Work Week – by Tim Ferriss
This is the book that inspired me to leave my cold, dark apartment and go spend the winter traveling around South East Asia while running my freelance business. It covers how to start working remotely and streamlining your life to be able to work less. If you’ve ever dreamed of retiring early or spending your days working from a beach instead of a cubicle, this is your book.
4. E-Myth Revisited – by Michael E. Gerber
This book was recommended to me by several freelancers who managed to take their businesses to another level of success. I was skeptical because of the title, but this book is a great read for any entrepreneur who wants to grow a sustainable business.
You’ll learn all about the typical entrepreneurial journey and how to avoid the pitfalls that cause businesses to fail.
5. You Are A Badass at Making Money – by Jen Sincero
New York Magazine called this book “A cheerful manifesto on removing obstacles between yourself and the income of your dreams.”
And I couldn’t agree more. Not only is this book hilariously written, but it is crazy inspiring and full of remarkable stories that will make you want to get your money shit together.
6. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
Though the name says ‘startup’, this book really applies to any business including freelancers.
The Lean Startup is all about removing bulky business plans and processes that slow you down so you can move your business forward faster.
7. The Big Leap – by Gaye Hendricks
The subtitle says it all: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level. As freelancers, fears often get in the way of success.
This book is meant to help you overcome those fears so you can focus on doing the work you were meant to do, and earning the kind of income you want to make.
What do you think, are these the best books for freelancers?
Did I leave out your favorite book for freelancers or solopreneurs?
Let me know and I might include it in this list.