Today's Friday, so we're going to keep things simple and quick. Here are eight lesser-known (yet totally helpful) books for the new entrepreneur.
From blogs to SEO to newsletters, this toolkit will help newbies nail down a specific marketing strategy that works. If you're completely clueless about websites and social media, this is an excellent place to start.
If you're a contract worker, then this book is for you. Sara Horowitz covers every single thing you need to know when starting a freelance business. From taxes to retirement to late-paying clients, Sara's got you covered.
Note: Just because the word freelance is in the title doesn't mean it's all about writers. There are freelance yoga instructors, caterers, and life coaches!
You're going to be working with people, right? Chances are, you'll be working with someone you clash with. Learn how to deal with Negative Nancys and still accomplish your work goals. For more on negativity, visit this blog post: How Entrepreneurs Can Defeat Negativity.
This book is not messing around. Catherine Parker teaches you how to own the social media crowd. Everything you can think of, she includes—and then some.
I've gone through this book and the author's goal sheet twice, and it's incredible and effective. C. J. Hayden maps out a goal sheet to help you achieve your business goals and, well, get clients now.
If you're writing your own copy, that means you have to sell yourself! Spice up your vocabulary with this ultra-specific thesaurus. When I was writing web copy for a safety copy, it was right by my side.
If you just have absolutely no clue what you want to do—I mean, no idea—start here.
You cannot run a successful business with a mountain of debt and no knowledge of finances. Get money savvy and learn the ways of Dave with the Financial Peace University course. Your life and your business will be better, I promise.
What books would you add to the list? Chanel is curious.
An expert editor, seasoned writer, and author-centric marketer, Shayla Raquel works one-on-one with authors and business owners every day. A lifelong lover of books, she has edited over 300 books and has launched several Amazon bestsellers for her clients. Her award-winning blog teaches new and established authors how to write, publish, and market their books. She is the author of the Pre-Publishing Checklist, The Rotting (in Shivers in the Night), and her novel-in-progress, The Suicide Tree. She lives in Oklahoma with her two dogs, Chanel and Wednesday.