Books Every Freelancer Should Read

These are some my favorite books that significantly help shape my career as a successful freelancer. I’ve used the many techniques and advice in these books to improve my skills and increase my income. 


Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

Linchpin is about how build a long-term career by making yourself indispensable and irreplaceable. Probably the best book written by Seth Godin.

Methods of Persuasion: How to Use Psychology to Influence Human Behavior

This book breaks down how you can use psychological tricks and hacks to get ahead in life and convincing people.

Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content

This is a must-read for not just writers but also for all freelancers who care about writing better client proposals.

Stephen King: On Writing

Learn how to write like a pro from the legendary Stephen King himself. As a writer, I've learned so much from this book.

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

This book teaches you about the use of psychology to persuade people and how powerful our mind can really be.

Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable

A great book not just for businesses but for freelancers on how to set themselves apart from the crowd.

How to Win Friends & Influence People

I've learned so much about how to work with people from this book. A book every human being should read at least once in their lifetime.

Richest Man in Babylon

This book teaches you how to manage finances, save money, and invest properly in the form of fictional stories. It's a fun and an educational read.

Zig Ziglar's Secrets of Closing the Sale: For Anyone Who Must Get Others to Say Yes!

I believe every freelancer must learn how to sell your services to become exceptional. This will come in handy in that process.

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

Human mind is an incredible part of our body and this book will help you take control of your decisions by learning to train your subconscious mind to find success and live a happy life.

Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way

The autobiography of Richard Branson is an inspiring story that taught me a lot of good lessons.