Top 10 Home-Based Business Books on Amazon

Ahh…working from home. It doesn’t get much better than that. Sometimes it seems too good to be true, though, doesn’t it? It’s not! In fact, more and more people are creating successful home-based businesses these days. You can too if you think it through and work hard. You’ll also want to learn from others, which is why we’ve compiled the 10 best books about home-based businesses on Amazon. You’ll find a treasure trove of advice and tips here that will help make your home-based business dreams come true. These have been chosen based on the amount of reviews as well as their overall rating on Amazon’s home-based business search results and categories.

Check out these top 10 rated home-based business books on Amazon:

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Start Your Own Business, Sixth Edition: The Only Startup Book You’ll Ever Need by The Staff of Entrepreneur Media

Tapping into more than 33 years of small business expertise, the staff at Entrepreneur Media takes today’s entrepreneurs beyond opening their doors and through the first three years of ownership. This revised edition features amended chapters on choosing a business, adding partners, getting funded, and managing the business structure and employees, and also includes help understanding the latest tax and healthcare reform information and legalities. Get on Amazon

Pastured Poultry Profit$ by Joel Salatin

A couple working six months per year for 50 hours per week on 20 acres can net $25,000-$30,000 per year with an investment equivalent to the price of one new medium-sized tractor. Seldom has agriculture held out such a plum. In a day when main-line farm experts predict the continued demise of the family farm, the pastured poultry opportunity shines like a beacon in the night, guiding the way to a brighter future. Get on Amazon

How To Make Money Blogging: How I Replaced My Day Job With My Blog by Bob Lotich

Bob Lotich founded back in 2007 and after getting laid off in 2008 he took the leap into full-time blogging. Less than a year later he was earning more from his blog than his previous day-job. While his results are not typical, this book covers all the steps he took to make money from his blog over that two-year period. Get on Amazon

Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business: How to Launch and Grow a Business from Concept to Cash by Michael Parrish DuDell

From the ABC hit show “Shark Tank,” this book-filled with practical advice and introductions from the Sharks themselves-will be the ultimate resource for anyone thinking about starting a business or growing the one they have. Full of tips for navigating the confusing world of entrepreneurship, the book will intersperse words of wisdom with inspirational stories from the show. Get on Amazon

The One Page Business Plan for the Creative Entrepreneur by Jim Horan

The Fastest, Easiest Way to Write a Business Plan! Tens of thousands of corporations, small businesses and entrepreneurs around the world use The One Page Business Plan process to quickly and easily create highly focused and simple business plans. Get on Amazon

The Wedge: How to Stop Selling and Start Winning by Randy Schwantz

The Wedge offers a powerful, proven technique to distinguish you from the incumbent agent and help you win new business. You will dramatically increase your “win ratio” and add satisfied clients to your book of business by researching a potential client, building rapport, and discovering the client’s inner dissatisfaction in the current relationship. Get on Amazon

One Simple Idea for Startups and Entrepreneurs: Live Your Dreams and Create Your Own Profitable Company by Stephen Key

Stephen Key, one of the world’s leading experts on getting business ideas off the ground, revealed in his groundbreaking book One Simple Idea just how simple it is to make a fortune by selling or “renting” your great ideas. Get on Amazon

The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur: The tell-it-like-it-is guide to cleaning up in business, even if you are at the end of your roll. by Mike Michalowicz

The founder of three multimillion-dollar companies, including Obsidian Launch, a company that partners with first-time entrepreneurs to grow their concepts into industry leaders, Mike Michalowicz knows what it really takes to spin your great idea into pure gold. Get on Amazon

Open Collar: How to Work from Home in 9 Easy Steps by Kimberly Suter

The “Open Collar” worker is the worker who works from home. The whole term “open collar worker” suggests many things. Open to new ideas. Relaxed atmosphere. Working at your own pace. Get on Amazon

Making a Living Without a Job, revised edition: Winning Ways for Creating Work That You Love by Barbara Winter

Newly revised and updated, Barbara J. Winter’s guide to successful self-employment is now more relevant than ever before. Drawing on the techniques and ideas of her popular seminars as well as her own thirty years of business expertise and that of other successful entrepreneurs, Winter offers the practical, proven way to launch your own profitable venture. Get on Amazon

Have you recently read a good book about starting and running a home-based business? Please share in the comments section!

Originally published at on August 18, 2015.