Reading is one of the skills that anyone can use. It can help you have a sharper memory and inform you about different cultures. For freelancers or virtual assistants, books can serve as your guide and become the mentor that helps you get over the hump of mediocrity. Here are some of the most recommended books that virtual assistants can read to stay on top of their game.
- The Freelancer’s Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Have the Career of Your Dreams-On Your Terms by Sara Horowitz
This book deals with the general problems and setbacks that freelancers usually face. It can help you shift your mindset into a more positive one as you read along.
- The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss
This book helps you manage your time and schedules. Freelancing can be stressful if you do not know how to manage your time wisely.
- Rework: Change the Way You Work Forever by David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried
Overthinking could be the main reason why you keep holding yourself back, especially during big projects. In this book, the authors redirect your focus to what’s important.
- Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content by Ann Hadley
If you are a virtual assistant that specializes in content creation, then this book is perfect for you. Content is what really matters at the end of the day, and Ann Hadley will help you improve as you read.
- Build Your Dream Network: Forging powerful Relationships in a Hyper-Connected World by J. Kelly Hoey
Standing out for your clients will be the key to building meaningful relationships with them. This book can help you do just that.
To find out more about these books, here is an infographic by OVA Virtual. It also contains more books like these that can help develop your freelancing skills.