I’ve been so lucky with the growth I’ve seen on my blog since I started in 2014. I spent a LOT of time educating myself and finding online courses and books for bloggers to grow their blogs.

In this post, I’m sharing a few of my favorite books I’ve read that have actually helped me to grow my blog!


The 7 Best Books for Bloggers to Read - These 7 books are a few of the resources that helped me grow my blog from a hobby to a legit business. You're definitely going to want to check out these books for bloggers to read! #blogging #bloggingtips

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1. Traffic Transformation Guide by Lena Gott


I can honestly say that this is probably the most valuable book I have read that had a direct impact on my blog traffic.

Even though I was already nearly two years into my blogging journey when I read this book for the first time, I still learned quite a few new tricks about growing my blog traffic. I love the strategy behind Lena’s tips, and I’ve seen success implementing some of them myself.

This is a really great book to read if you’ve established your blog, but are struggling to continually increase your traffic. I’ve read this book probably three times now and find something new to implement every single time! You can grab a copy here.


2. How I Made $45K Blogging in 1 Year by Natalie Bacon


Natalie is a blogger who has figured out how to make some serious money from her blog. She made $8k the first year, $30k the second year, and $45k the third year. And this year? She’s on track to break six-figures.

Luckily for us all, she wrote a book outlining every step she took to make $45k from her blog in her third year. She breaks her income down month-by-month and shares exactly what she did.

You can check it out here.


3. Strategies Worth Sharing by Brittany Ann


I think we can all agree that Facebook is pretty frustrating, and attempting to get any traffic to your blog from Facebook is a serious struggle. There definitely seem to be some bloggers out there who have nailed the algorithm and get a ton of engagement and traffic while the rest of us flounder.

Brittany, the author of Strategies Worth Sharing, grew her Facebook page from 2,000 likes to 100,000 in five months! I know, that’s insane. In her book, she shares how she did it (including how she gets the Facebook algorithm to work in her favor).


4. How to Blog for Profit (Without Selling Your Soul) by Ruth Soukup


This was the first book I read, and it still holds a dear place in my heart. I learned so much from Ruth in this book early on in my blogging journey and since then. I’ve read it twice, once as a beginner blogger and again later in my blogging journey when I had grown my traffic and was working on monetizing my blog. I can honestly say that the second time I read it, I got completely different advice out of it, simply because my needs as a blogger were different. It’s quite a comprehensive guide, and I would recommend it to any blogger. You can grab a copy here.

Note: This book is pretty outdated now (last updated in 2014) but I still think the foundational information is super valuable to growing a blog!


5. Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss


If you run a blog or online business, you’ve probably heard of this book. It’s basically become the go-to manual for aspiring digital nomads.

I didn’t find every section of the book to be relevant for my own business, but some of the advice in this book is absolute gold. He talks about the importance and value of not just money, but time. This book will definitely change your mindset on time management and deciding what is really important. It also opens you up to new possibilities for living a lifestyle you’ve probably never even considered.

You can check it out here.


6. Profit First by Mike Michalowicz


I saw this book recommended by SO many bloggers, I finally had to check it out for myself. Whether you’re making money from your blog now or not, this book is a must-read.

The book covers business finances across the board. One of the big takeaways is that he talks about how you should pay yourself FIRST in your business, and focus on profits instead of revenues.

This book has definitely changed how I approach my business finances! You can grab it for yourself here.


7. Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso


Sophia Amoruso is the founder of the online shop, Nasty Gal. You’ve probably heard of the book, and you probably also know that Nasty Gal filed for bankruptcy and went out of business. Well, don’t let that stop you from reading it.

This book shares some AMAZING insights about starting a tiny solopreneur online business. One of my favorite things about this book is that I really trust her advice because of how relatable she is. Seriously, reading the story of how she started, it sounds a heck of a lot like so many other small online business owners and bloggers I know!

You can check it out here.




All of the books in this are sure to help you grow your blog! They all have something so different and so valuable to offer, so I would honestly recommend reading ALL of them!


P.S. If you’re ready to start or grow your blog, here are some blogging resources I recommend checking out:


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