One of the best options to build a residual income stream is to become a distributor in a network marketing company. Yes, there are a lot of skepticisms and critics, but as always it comes down to lack of education and not properly set expectations. So, it is very important to learn from the best and continue to master your skills the same as you should do in any other industry to be successful.
In this blog post, I have collected 33 best books to study for success in network marketing. Some of them I’ve already in my library and is helping me in my business, some are on my wishlist for future reading. Some of these books are specific to the network marketing and direct selling industry, while others deal more broadly with entrepreneurship or self-improvement.
33 best books to study for success in network marketing
This is the most recommended book by entrepreneurs. It’s a little hard to read and also for me it took 3 times to finally starting to get it. But now it becomes one of the books I re-read regularly.
First appearing in a print way back in 1937, Napoleon Hill’s motivating classic is the result of 20 years worth of research and interviews with more than 40 famous millionaires. Think and Grow Rich is indeed rich with the secrets to success from world-renowned historic magnates like Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, Alexander Graham Bell, John D. Rockefeller, and Theodore Roosevelt. The exceptional life lessons packed within are still relevant today.
This book is one of my favorites, simply written and a ton of gold in there. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind reveals the missing link between wanting success and achieving it!
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind is two books in one. Part I explains how your money blueprint works. In Part II you will be introduced to seventeen “Wealth Files,” which describe exactly how rich people think and act differently than most poor and middle-class people.
If you are not doing as well financially as you would like, you will have to change your money blueprint. Unfortunately, your current money blueprint will tend to stay with you for the rest of your life, unless you identify and revise it, and that’s exactly what you will do with the help of this extraordinary book.
The #1 most recommended book by guests on MLM Nation Podcast and is one of the must-have books if you want success in the network marketing industry. Worre’s 7 steps make it simple to read and follow.
His seven-step guide to building a successful network marketing business helped inform many of the decision that I made in the first three months of building my business. Go Pro will give you everything you need to transition from an amateur businessperson to a professional network marketer.
Frazer Brooks published this book recently in the Year 2019 but I dare you already have massive success and popularity. I’ve enjoyed every page in this book and still keep coming back to refresh lessons learned and find new ideas.
In Network Marketing if you want to achieve the success you want, you have to be willing to complete certain assignments. Some like to call them action steps, Frazer Brooks call them “dares”.
I Dare You is written to give people in the Network Marketing industry a simple, and easy to follow step by step system to grow their followings, increase sales, and build a thriving organization.
If you are wanting to grow your business using social media then this book is right for you.
Fenton and Waltz, authors of the best-selling book, Go for No! and Ray Higdon, the founder of one of the fastest-growing network marketing training companies today, have teamed up to create the perfect companion to the original Go for No! book. This book takes a journey through go for no philosophies and strategies and expands them into greater detail while applying Ray Higdon’s expertise on each subject. Dealing with rejection in network marketing, selling in network marketing, and creating the right mindset to be successful in network marketing are just a few of the topics. Plus, there are 17 Go for No! inspiring stories featuring today’s top leaders, experts, and earners in the profession and a ten-point plan at the end to put the ideas into action immediately.
My journey in entrepreneurship started with this book. I have already shared a story about how this book falls from a bookshelf in a story directly in my hands to change my life forever.
Robert Kiyosaki focuses on making your money work for you, rather than working for your money. This #1 bestseller has influenced 1000s of the world’s leading entrepreneurs and network marketers and continues to be a source of inspiration also for me.
For entrepreneurs who are new to the profession, this book has 79 quick, actionable tips so that you can start accelerating your business quickly.
For the more experienced Leader who is already successful and wants to become even better, this book gives you the exact tasks that you can implement immediately.
I love this book because of how easy it is to read; Burg and Mann pack their informative advice into a fictional story chronicling a young salesman and business mentor.
You’ll be able to get through this book in one weekend and come away with a number of helpful tips on how to be a better salesperson and business leader. Burg and Mann encourage readers to focus on the other person in every interaction, whether that be your client, competitor, or friend. This development of empathy is key to what the authors call “stratospheric success.”
Anyone interested in growing a network marketing or direct selling business must understand how to effectively communicate with various prospects.
In this book, “Big Al” explores the four different personality types, and how to most effectively communicate with each one. Tom “Big Al” Schreiter has over 40 years’ experience in network marketing and MLM, building several multiple seven-figure businesses. He has written multiple books that set the stage for network marketers of all experience levels to reach the next level. This particular one is one of the most famous network marketing books of all time!
The Slight Edge is a way of thinking, a way of processing information that enables you to make the daily choices that will lead you to the success and happiness you desire. Learn why some people make dream after dream come true, while others just continue dreaming and spend their lives building dreams for someone else. It’s not just another self-help motivation tool of methods you must learn in order to travel the path to success. It shows you how to create powerful results from the simple daily activities of your life, by using tools that are already within you.
The Slight Edge is “the key” that will make all the other how-to books and self-help information that you read, watch and hear actually work.
The bestselling business classic on the power of relationships, updated with in-depth advice for making connections in the digital world. Do you want to get ahead in life? Climb the ladder to personal success?
The secret, master networker Keith Ferrazzi claims, is in reaching out to other people. As Ferrazzi discovered in early life, what distinguishes highly successful people from everyone else is the way they use the power of relationships—so that everyone wins. In Never Eat Alone, Ferrazzi lays out the specific steps—and inner mindset—he uses to reach out to connect with the thousands of colleagues, friends, and associates on his contacts list, people he has helped and who have helped him.
Chock-full of specific advice on handling rejection, getting past gatekeepers, becoming a “conference commando,” and more, Never Eat Alone will remain a classic alongside How to Win Friends & Influence People for years to come.
Dale Carnegie’s rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time, How to Win Friends & Influence People will teach you:
- -Six ways to make people like you
- -Twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking
- -Nine ways to change people without arousing resentment
- And much more!
13. The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage by Mel Robbins
The 5 Second Rule is a simple, one-size-fits-all solution for the one problem we all face—we hold ourselves back.
Using the science of habits, riveting stories and surprising facts from some of the most famous moments in history, art, and business, Mel Robbins will explain the power of a “push moment.” Then, she’ll give you one simple tool you can use to become your greatest self.
No gimmicks. No Hyperbole. No Magic Bullet. But Everything counts! We may not see our results immediately but over time every activity we do grows exponentially. (Applies to both good and bad).
The Compound Effect is a distillation of the fundamental principles that have guided the most phenomenal achievements in business, relationships, and beyond. This easy-to-use, step-by-step operating system allows you to multiply your success, chart your progress, and achieve any desire.
The classic book on Leadership.
You know a book is good when it becomes a book you review once a year to make sure you stay on top of your game.
This is another must-read from John Maxwell. If you want to change your life, you have to change the way you think, and John C. Maxwell is an expert on guiding people through both. Start thinking more like successful people think and you will have more success in your life.
This book saved a lot of network marketers when they started MLM journey. It’s a little dated but many of the timeless principles still apply especially the “Rejection Torpedo”
Mark Yarnell and Rene Reid Yarnell, two of the industry’s most respected and successful professionals, offer you strategies on how to overcome those first-year obstacles and position yourself for lifelong success. The Yarnell’s provide you with a wealth of savvy advice on everything you need to know to succeed in network marketing, such as proven systems for recruiting, training, growing and supporting your downline, and much more.
Inspiring story and goes in-depth of what most distributors fail to do; they don’t have a mental movie of their life. A game-changing book if you apply it.
Richard Bliss Brooke, who went from chicken chopper to CEO to multimillionaire, is for anyone who wants to fall in love with the pursuit of his or her dreams. It can help you rewrite the story of your life with powerful results. Richard will coach you through the secret that every successful person shares. Best of all, he’ll teach you how to think like a successful person and create a vision – a mindset and expectation that serves your core values and life purpose. Break through to the real you: uncover the four greatest lies of success, exercises to help you create your vision, discover how to act powerfully and attract powerfully, daily ways to make your vision vivid, clear and powerfully imprinted, step-by-step guide on how to break through your self-imposed limitations and program your subconscious mind to expect success.
Awesome title for an amazing book. Inspiring and educational. Unravel the mystery around creating a large residual income in network marketing!
Beach Money shows you how to compress a 30-year career into 3 to 5 years, design your life around your free time instead of around your work schedule, and turn your yearly income into your monthly income!
Towards the end of the book, the author, Jordan Adler gives the best explanation of MLM that I’ve ever heard of by using an analogy with vending machines and distribution centers.
A complete A to Z list of how to recruit and train your team. A timeless classic.
Brian Carruthers has built one of the largest, most profitable downline teams in all of the network marketing in the last decade. His success system helped his team grow to more than 350,000 distributors, including countless stories of lives being changed for the better by the incomes generated.
Brian Carruthers pours nearly 20 years of knowledge, experience, and wisdom from being in the field working with thousands of distributors into the pages of this groundbreaking book. Use it as your comprehensive manual/guidebook and you will save yourself from going down the wrong paths , avoid the pitfalls that stop many networkers in their journeys, and cut years off your learning curve.
20. The Two-Minute Story for Network Marketing: Create the Big-Picture Story That Sticks! By Tom “Big Al” Schreiter and Keith Schreiter
The Schreiter’s go beyond a simple formula for the two-minute story and bring out why each part of your story is critical. Having a solid grasp of the meaning behind what you say gives a boost of confidence that shines through.
A quick read, this book is jam-packed with instantly useful points to raise your MLM to the next level.
The two-minute story is the best way to help your prospects to join.
This is another timeless book that is a favorite among many top Network Marketing leaders worldwide. This book includes network marketing strategies on how to build your business efficiently and effectively by focusing on the revenue-generating activity.
In addition, Don Failla covers how to recruit people with a 45-second presentation. The key is to keep things simple. If you don’t know your 45-second pitch for your business, buy this book!
22. Get Over Your Damn Self: The No-BS Blueprint to Building a Life-Changing Business by Romi Neustadt
Blueprint is one term for this book from Neustadt. Skillfully drawn treasure map is also accurate. Using a witty yet effective style, she helps readers learn how to overcome negative patterns that hinder success.
Additionally, Neustadt presents the network marketing business in an honest, no-nonsense way. This book is informative and entertaining and a handy reference guide for when you need a shot of motivation or an information refresher.
23. Rock Your Network Marketing Business: How to Become a Network Marketing Rock Star by Sarah Robbins
Sarah Robbins uses a conversational style to create an exceptionally useful book that guides readers in a professional and personal journey to growth and success. Teaching skills to help readers move beyond stiff salesy speech to infectiously enthusiastic and enjoyable conversation.
Robbins also shares goal setting and realistic ideas to reach out to people without sounding scripted.
24. Freakishly Effective Leadership for Network Marketers: How to Reduce Frustration, Drive Massive Duplication and Become a Leader Worth Following by Ray Higdon
Ray Higdon’s book really cuts to the core of MLM leadership. His unique outlook shines a new light on tried and true strategies while introducing his ideas on how to be the best Network Marketing Leader possible.
If you are in a leadership role or if you would like to be a leader within your MLM company, you simply need this book.
25. Win the Room: How to become a ‘go to’ person to achieve network marketing success, using simple principles from business networking by Wes Linden and Stefan Thomas
Linden and Thomas are insightful and savvy while explaining the importance of remembering you are connecting with human beings not simply fishing for new prospects. By applying traditional business networking skills to your MLM success is within your grasp.
This book will change how you view the people you contact daily by sharing insight into different personalities and ways to build connections.
This network marketing book is a must-have for network marketers who worry about finding new leads for their MLM business. Rather than supplying overused techniques for lead generation, Mike Dillard offers practical advice on how to change your mindset and presentation to magnetically draw people to you and your business.
Since starting his network marketing career in 2006, Dillard has earned over 50 million dollars between his successful financial education programs and entrepreneurial ventures.
Like Eric Worre’s Go Pro, The Four Year Career is an essential Network Marketing book, penned by industry superstar Richard Bliss Brooke. The author focuses not only on the necessary steps for building a multi-level marketing business but also on the missteps to avoid and untrue myths that could sidetrack your success. His MLM book ends with a series of “true stories” highlighting some of the greatest entrepreneurs in the Network Marketing industry.
Bob Crisp’s series of books on network marketing is a must-have for any new entrepreneur’s bookshelf, but this one, in particular, should be sought out and read as soon as possible.
Raising a Giant is filled with lesson after lesson on how to build a successful team, maintain a positive attitude, and use a focused business mindset to work towards substantial profits. With decades of experience, Crisp also includes lots of entertaining stories from his fascinating career. You will be amazed how quickly the time passes while reading this multi-level marketing book!
Here’s another classic from the world of motivation and self-improvement.
Tony Robbins is a giant amongst motivational speakers, and his actionable tips in Awaken the Giant Within can help you to achieve similar success in your chosen entrepreneurial field. Tony Robbins provides a step-by-step program teaching the fundamental lessons of self-mastery that will enable you to discover your true purpose, take control of your life, and harness the forces that shape your destiny.
Art Williams started one of the largest network marketing companies in the world that are now known as Primerica. Art breaks down the key to winning in network marketing and in life.
If you think dreaming is “kid’s stuff”, you’re dead wrong, and without a big dream, your career and your life will go…..nowhere. In All You Can Do is All You Can Do, Art Williams shares the winning system that he used to change his life and the lives of thousands of other people within his company. This book describes a deceptively simple six-point plan that turns ordinary people into winners. Find out how to get that “Friday night feeling”, back in your life!
31. The Unemployed Millionaire: Escape the Rat Race, Fire Your Boss and Live Life on YOUR Terms! by Matt Morris
A self-made millionaire shows you how to make millions while living life on your own terms.
In The Unemployed Millionaire, Morris reveals how he turned his life around and shatters the myth that it takes money to make money. Thanks to the Internet explosion and the ease of global trade, it is possible for anyone to start a business and market their products worldwide to millions of customers. Here, Morris unlocks the secrets and provides you with the specific moneymaking formula he used to turn his ideas into a fortune.
You’ll learn very specific strategies and techniques to use to advance your level of leadership in network marketing.
A relatively new book but a classic already. The top inventors, visionaries, and mavericks all used networking to
launch and leverage their companies. Whether it was Thomas Edison networking with Henry Ford to put his batteries in Ford’s cars, or if was Steve Jobs networking with George Lucas to acquire Pixar or social change like
Bill Gates and Warren Buffet networking and creating the Giving Pledge, which has generated more financial contribution than any other charity in history, these visionaries used the 3 1/2 Laws that I illustrate in this book.
You will benefit in the same way they did, to create lasting change, exponential growth, and massive success.
Randy Gage the world’s preeminent expert on Network Marketing reveals how you can generate ongoing passive income and create complete financial freedom. Randy cuts through the fluff and the hype to show you exactly how to produce success in this amazing business.
In How to Build a Multi-Level Money Machine, Randy Gage lays bare his complete, generic system for developing a large network that throws off residual income for decades.
You’ll see why this book has been called the “Bible of Network Marketing!”
“I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.” – Orhan Pamuk
Hope this list will give you some inspiration and who knows maybe change your life. If there are any other Gold I have missed please add them in a comment below.