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    Default Recommended reading for your average poker affiliate

    I've been thinking for a while that I need to do some more reading to help with my affiliate business, but having been down to the local bookshop there are an awful lot of books there ... so I figured some kind of "Recommended book thread" would be useful.

    I know we've had posts like this before, but having just done a search through the forum I can't find any of them (not sure if any of them took off anyway), so I figured I'd give it one last shot.

    I'll start off with a few books I've been recommended, although haven't yet read:
    • One Minute Millionaire (Mark Victor Hansen and Robert Allen)
    • How to Win Friends and Influence People (Dale Carnegie)
    • The Greatest Salesman in the World (Og Mandino)
    Would appreciate any comments on these books, or recommendations for other books whether they're "Self Help" books like these or something more practical like SEO work.

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    I'll list a few books that have helped me over the years.
    • Make A Fortune Promoting Other Peoples Stuff Online - A very, very thorough book for anybody who is looking to either get started in the business or improve their affiliate business. I bought this around a year after starting in the affiliate business and this book alone would have saved me hundreds of hours, literally.


      The Copywriter's Handbook - Very good book that introduces the importance of using good copy and great examples of what has worked in the past. The book also goes in to great depth on different styles of writing.


      Web Copy That Sells - Similar to the copywriter's handbook but more suited to internet copywriting, as the title suggests. Well worth the tenner it costs.

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    I think these 3 books should be required reading for anybody even thinking about becoming an affiliate. I would have been both happier and have had more money if someone had handed me these books 1 year ago.

    How to Win Friends and Influence People (Dale Carnegie)
    This book will basically teach you how to interact with other affiliates. This is a really good book, and if you like discussing things with people, you must read it (otherwise you may be missing out on some significant benefits).

    How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (Dale Carnegie)
    It is similar to "How to Win Friends and Influence People", and deals with how to stop wasting time one useless things and focus on what is important.

    On Writing Well (William Zinsser)
    This book will teach you how to write articles in a way that makes people read them. It doesn't deal with grammar, spelling or copywriting, but simply tell you how to fix all the bad writing habits you have probably picked up in high school and college.

    Other books I have learned something valuable from.
    These are books that contain at the very least 1 thing that wow'ed me. I don't think they are "essential" to becoming successful, but they have certainly helped me a lot.

    Seth Godin: Tribes
    Seth Godin: All Marketers Are Liars
    Seth Godin: The Dip
    Chip Heath: Made to Stick
    James Caan: The Real Deal <-- Yes, I learned valuable stuff from his autobiography :-)
    Dan Ariely: Predictably Irrational
    Thomas J. Stanley: Networking with Millionaires
    Ben McConnell and Jackie Huba: Citizen Marketers
    Malcolm Gladwell: Outliers
    Malcolm Gladwell: The Tipping Point
    Chris Anderson: The Long Tail
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    Great thread...keep em coming!

    We should open up a section of the forum to AFFILIATE RESOURCES and this should be a sticky.

    Don't forget the 4-hour work week and some of Timothy Robbins stuff...

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    Quote Originally Posted by corpfan1 View Post
    We should open up a section of the forum to AFFILIATE RESOURCES and this should be a sticky.
    I like that idea Corp - always looking for more affiliate resources!
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    I have to chime in here with Seth Godin books. Also, I'd consider some marketing/personal development blogs as must reads as well. Some of my favorites are:

    Marketing Pilgrim, Unclutterer, Zen Habits and BlueHat SEO


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