The best books on elevating your income

Who am I?

As a 15-year-old, Peter started his first business remodeling houses. He hired help older than him so they could drive him to the job sites. Peter used this first business to help finance his college education. After graduating from the University of Kansas, Peter started his career working in the Space Shuttle Mission Control Center at NASA's Johnson Space Center in the Houston, TX metro, and in the evenings, Peter received his M.B.A. from the University of Houston. It was through his initial career experiences, that Peter discovered he wanted to help businesses become the best that they could be in pursuit of their vision.

I wrote...

Free Enterprise

By Peter Lange,

Book cover of Free Enterprise

What is my book about?

Free Enterprise is the culmination of a life's work in successful sales and marketing. In this definitive guide, bestselling author Bronson introduces many of the most innovative marketing strategies and tactics into their clearest and most applicable form to date. The aim is to assist anyone in the world with a small to mid-sized business take advantage of all the mostly-free social and general media access. The goal is to assist these individuals on a worldwide basis for the purpose of inspiring free trade at the most elementary level. The more this level of commerce is encouraged, free trade is encouraged, the greater the opportunities for world peace. It's friendship and world peace through commerce, one small vendor at a time.

The books I picked & why

Shepherd is readers supported. When you buy through links on our website, we may earn an affiliate commission. This is how we fund this project for readers and authors (learn more).

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

By Timothy Ferriss,

Book cover of The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

Why this book?

First published in 2007, The 4-Hour Workweek was considered radical in its approach when it first came out. However, what I love about Tim Ferris, in general, is that he doesn’t recommend anything that he hasn’t personally tried for himself and can vouch for each recommendations’ effectiveness. There are dozens of amazing ideas in this book for turning your ideas into a business that are run efficiently with minimal effort from you. When applied to your own circumstances, the recommendations in this book can help you automate/grow your business and elevate your income while at the same time allowing you to have a life!

The Enrollment Effect: Form Lasting Relationships Live Your Ideal Lifestyle Impact the World

By Tyler J. Watson,

Book cover of The Enrollment Effect: Form Lasting Relationships Live Your Ideal Lifestyle Impact the World

Why this book?

To succeed in selling your product, service, or even yourself into the job of your dreams, Tyler Watson asserts that you shouldn’t be selling at all! Instead, your focus needs to be on enrolling your customers or your new employer into what you are bringing to the table that will transform their lives. The Enrollment Effect gives you the information you need to master the tools of enrollment at all levels including relationships and your own personal success psychology. So, whether you are working on starting a new business or looking for your dream job, you must study and master enrollment to fulfill your objectives and elevate your income!

Expert Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Converting Your Online Visitors Into Lifelong Customers

By Russell Brunson,

Book cover of Expert Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Converting Your Online Visitors Into Lifelong Customers

Why this book?

If you are an expert at something and you want to build a business around your expertise, then Expert Secrets is your guide. Russell Brunson has several other very successful books, but for me, this is the starting point on your expert journey. Once you have mastered how to package and talk about your expertise in a way that enrolls others, then you are well on your way to the success you are seeking. Russell shows you how to simplify your message, address resistance, and develop what he calls “unlimited free customers”. He shows you exactly how to bridge your customers from their current situation to where they want to be using your expertise. If done correctly, your target customers will be banging your door down to hire you for your expertise to accelerate their own personal goals and elevate your income!

Paper Profits: How to Buy and Profit from Notes

By Joshua N. Andrews,

Book cover of Paper Profits: How to Buy and Profit from Notes

Why this book?

If you like investing and making money in real estate, then you will love learning how to make money being a “lienlord” instead of a landlord. Paper Profits gives you everything you need to know to purchases performing and non-performing mortgage back notes and profiting from them. Most people I talk to don’t understand that most banks don’t want to deal with defaulted mortgage notes. They would rather sell them at a discount, take the tax write-off, and move on. This is an awesome opportunity for the small investor. Josh Andrews shows you how you can get started in this unique investment class with a small amount of money. In my opinion, discounted mortgage notes are the best way to elevate your income outside of your job or business. At the same time, if you really love this investment/income niche, you can make it your full-time income endeavor as the author has done!

Absolutely Effortless Prosperity

By Bijan Anjomi,

Book cover of Absolutely Effortless Prosperity

Why this book?

There is a spiritual dimension to elevating your income. If you are not aligned with that statement, this book is not for you. If you are aligned, Bijan will blow your mind! Alongside some really cool spiritual stories, Bijan lays out a 30-day challenge to transform your relationship with what is possible in your life. The lessons start out relatively easy but get increasingly harder. For example, on day 13 the assignment is to “Find a homeless person and give that person some money. When you do, notice your judgment. That judgment is about you.” Wow! I guarantee that if you diligently complete the 30 lessons in 30 days, something big will shift in your life and you will elevate your income! Enjoy!

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in quality of life, customer success, and management?

5,309 authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about quality of life, customer success, and management.

Quality Of Life Explore 10 books about quality of life
Customer Success Explore 9 books about customer success
Management Explore 64 books about management

And, 3 books we think you will enjoy!

We think you will like The Long Game, Being Mortal, and On Being Human if you like this list.