Welcome to my reading list for network marketers page. On this page I will share a list of must read books for network marketers. I have this list broken down by category.
Please keep in mind that most of these are not just network marketing books, but books that will BENEFIT network marketers. They cover a variety of topics such as sales, marketing, lead generation, small business, leadership and entrepreneurship. If you’re looking for a list of the best MLM Books, check out this post.
Before I share my recommended reading list for network marketers with you, I want you to know a few things.
# 1: Leaders are Readers
It’s a proven fact, leaders are readers. Heck, you’ve probably heard that statement before. Study any successful entrepreneur or person in any industry and you will quickly discover that they have a large personal library at home. You must do the same thing. If you can’t afford to buy books, get them from your local library. If you hate to read, learn to love it. Make a commitment to read at least 10-pages every day. Within a year, you will fall in love with reading and you will never stop doing it.
# 2: Invest in Your Business Education
All serious entrepreneurs invest in their business education. They read books, attend seminars, have mentors and join mastermind groups. You must do the same thing. Be willing to spend at least $50 per month on business education, right from day one in business. Learn everything you can about your chosen profession. Be a student of your business.
# 3: Books are the Cheapest & Fastest Way to Learn Something
Books are the cheapest education you can buy. A new book normally costs $10 to $20. If you shop around and buy the book used, you can get it for a fraction of that price. And if you buy the kindle version it’s even cheaper. That’s a small investment for your own future. What I like most is you can read a biography of someone successful, and learn in three to four hours what took them a lifetime to learn.
# 4: You Should Read About a Variety of Topics
One of the best things you can do is educate yourself about a variety of different topics, not just network marketing. I’m not endorsing drama, romance, or fiction, but I do believe you should have a well rounded library with books on a variety of topics such as business, marketing, network marketing, relationships, leadership, wellness, mindset, and more. This gives you perspective, and general knowledge on a large variety of subjects.
My Suggested Reading List for Network Marketers
I have my recommended reading list for network marketers broken down by category. Every book on this page I have read at least once, and probably several times. These are the best of the best as I see it.
Business & Entrepreneurship
- The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss
- Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
- The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber
- Good to Great by Jim Collins
- The Richest Man In Babylon by George S. Clason
- The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
- The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas Stanley
- The Cash Flow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki
Relationships & People Skills
- How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
- The Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman
- Personality Plus by Florence Littauer
- Bringing Out the Best in People by Alan Loy McGinnis
Sales & Marketing
- Guerrilla Marketing by Jay Conrad Levinson
- Endless Referrals by Bob Burg
- Book Yourself Solid by Michael Port
- The Purple Cow by Seth Godin
- No B.S. Direct Marketing by Dan Kennedy
- How I Made My First Million On the Internet and How You Can Too! by Ewen Chia
- How I Raised Myself From Failure to Success in Selling by Frank Bettger
- The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino
- Go for No! Yes is the Destination, No Is How You Get There by Richard Fenton
Success, Happiness & Mindset
- The Magic of Thinking Big by Dr. David Schwarz
- Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
- Acres of Diamonds by Russell Conwell
- Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz
- Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
- The Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker
- 7 Strategies for Wealth and Happiness by Jim Rohn
- All You Can Do Is All You Can Do, But All You Can Do Is Enough by A.L. Williams
- The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
- The Dream Giver by Bruce Wilkinson
- Beach Money by Jordan Adler
- Guerrilla Multi-Level Marketing by Jay Conrad Levinson
- The 45 Second Presentation by Don Failla
- Your First Year in Network Marketing by Mark Yarnell
- The Greatest Networker in the World by John Milton Fogg
- Go Pro by Eric Worre
- Six Figures in Six Months by Clay Stevens
- The Four Year Career by Richard Bliss Brooke
- Magnetic Sponsoring by Mike Dillard
- Developing the Leaders Around You by John Maxwell
- The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell
- Start with Why by Simon Sinek
You might notice that some of these books aren’t network marketing specific. While that might be true, these titles are great for helping teach you success principles that will help you in business and in life. If you’ve already read some of these books, good job!
Now get busy and order the rest of this reading list for network marketers. You will be glad that you did. I will add more to this list whenever I find a good book!
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29 thoughts on “Reading List”
I agree! Readers are Leaders! I have several of these books in my personal library. Reading how others have succeeded keeps you on top of industry acronyms, lingo, jargon and methods and gives you that competitive edge. Thanks so much for posting this list! I find it so refreshing on how much you are willing to share to help others. Thanks, Chuck!
Yes, readers are leaders. I think everyone should read at least 20 minutes a day to sharpen their skills and feed their brain.
I have read several of these great books and agree with your assessments. Here’s a few more:
The Richest Man in Babylon George S. Clayson
How to Win Friends and Influence People Dale Carnegie
Endless Referrals Bob Burg
Power Multi-Level marketing Yarnell and Yarnell
Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook Gary Vaynerchuk
The 45 Second Presentation That Will Change Your Life Don Failla
How to Become Filthy, Stinking Rich Through Network Marketing
(Without Alienating Friends and Family) Yarnell, Bates and Hall
Be a Recruiting Superstar Mary Christensen
The Four Hour Career Richard Brooke
The Greatest Salesman in the World Og Mandino
Making the First Circle Work Randy Gage
The Magic of Thinking Big David Schwartz
These are all well written and are extremely informative. Check them out!
Great list of books, Keith.
Reading this list and the comments has made me want to dust off some of these titles and re-read them and add to my collection! Thanks for the great list. I also like a very old one, Being The Best You Can Be In MLM by John Kalench. First mlm book I ever read about our profession 18 years ago.
I’ve never read “Being the Best You Can Be in MLM” but I will have to order a copy of that book. Thanks for sharing. I’m glad my suggested titles helped you out. Have a great day.
Great list. I love Mary Christensen. She has a couple of books and audios that I currently own. Another great author who is not in network marketing but is a sales guru is Jeffrey Gitomer. I love his “Little Book” series. My first book of his was “The Little Red Book of Selling”. He also has a weekly email training which is great.
I’ve read a few of Jeffrey’s books and really enjoyed them.
Please do let know from where do i get the above cited books in India.
Great info, thank you for sharing. I have been involved with direct sales before (party plan type) and was successful, however I burned myself out of doing homeshows. I am not involved with a company that I actually love and use the product and it’s more of an MLM. I am going to be getting my own domain as just about everyone has suggested. I think a big misconception is that being successful with an MLM doesn’t require a lot of work. Thanks again…M
Thanks for the comment, Mara. I wish you much success with your business.
Fabulous reading list! I may have to check some of them out, as I haven’t read all ten before. Mike Dillard is genius; my husband and I belong to The Elevation Group. And you’re right, Chuck–Readers ARE Leaders!
Another favorite business book of mine is Timothy Ferris’s “Four Hour Work Week.”
I’m glad you like Mike Dillard too. And yes, The Four Hour Work Week is amazing.
I would add “Guerilla Marketing” and “Raising the Giant” to your reading list.
I like “Your First Year in Network Marketing” and “The E-Myth Revisited.” “Think & Grow Rich” is also an awesome book.
Those are all great reads.
Most people in MLM are NOT mniakg any money. Believe me, I’ve been there too. So many end up purchasing products just to keep up with their quota, desperately trying to sell to family and friends and trying to recruit anyone they can, only to find that they quit. The sad reality is that most will fail and that’s mainly because they are not using the power of the internet effectively. You’re right to say that networking has been made easier with social media, but unfortunately most MLM’ers (and that includes party plan/direct sales) don’t use it well, if at all. So my advice would be that yes, you can make money with MLM, but do your homework first, make sure you get the support and training you need to create a successful business which includes online marketing (ie not just relying on contacts, family & friends).
I just read “Go Pro” by Eric Worre and “The Four Year Career” by Richard Bliss Brooke. I think both those books should be added to this list.
Great reading list, Chuck. My favorite book on your list is Magnetic Sponsoring. That book has really helped me out a lot.
That book changed my life and I recommend it to everyone I talk to!
This is a great reading list, Chuck. Magnetic Sponsoring is my favorite book on your list.
Great reading list you got here, Chuck. I’ve read a couple of Don Failla’s books and his are my favorite. His book “The System” tops my list as a must read for any network marketer.
“The System” is a great book. Thanks for the comment, Emily.
I find Don Failla to be of particular interest, not only because of his success, but because of his ability to motivate. He and his wife have a website donandnancy.iownmylife.net that has some great material on it. One of his pages in entitled “9 Reasons to Start a Home-based Business & Begin Owning Your Life Today!” All nine reasons are compelling, but the ones that hit home with me were on a personal level:
#2 Spend more time with your family
#7 Be a stay-at-home parent or allow your spouse to stay at home
Their personal story caught my attention too, particularly when they described being tired of building someone else’s dream.
I think any of his books would be worth the investment, especially “The System” and “The 45-Second Presentation that Will Change Your Life.” If you are watching your budget closely, they are available used in paperback for just a few dollars each. Both of them provide great how-to information, and they both point out some ideas worth pondering, like how much time we spend getting ready for work, getting to and from work, and how much time we actually have to live. Definitely worth “owning your life!”
I’m a big fan of Don Failla. This guy is a legend in our industry and his books, videos and training are absolutely amazing. I’ve studied all of his materials and learned a lot from him.
What a great reading list, Chuck. I really like “Go Pro” and “Your First Year in Network Marketing.”
Chuck,great titles,I do have quite few of books mentioned here,One of my favorite is an old self help classic titled “A Touch of Greatness”,by my late friend,author, Frank Tibolt.This book was out of print for a while and now is back again,but only in eBook format.It is not book about MLM but about personal development.Personally I believe everybody needs to read this book First,BEFORE they get involved in any business,because it is my belief that one needs First to discover their own hidden talents, and passion Before they get involved in any business.Once you know your strengths and your natural ability and passion only then you can move forward and make best of it!This book is available only from this source:www.atouchofgreatness.ca