If you are one of the 100M+ people now working from home, we have some books for you to help you get organized, productive and stay sane. All the books are available in electronic Kindle format (most are free with Amazon Kindle Unlimited Membership) and also in physical copies.
FYI – If you don’t yet have an e-reader, check out our review of the latest Kindle devices to help pick one out.
You can also download the free Kindle app to read books on your iPad, Android or PC/Laptop.
One of our favorites books in this category is the NY Times best-seller from life-hacker Tim Ferriss. The The 4-Hour Workweek – 2017 available in Hardcover, Paperback and Kindle – shows readers how to live more and work less, now with more than 100 pages of new, cutting-edge content.
Without an office you’ll need a new way to approach the everyday tasks to get your job done. Ferriss details how to transform your work-day into one where you can earn a monthly five-figure income with zero management.
Especially in these unpredictable times, you can forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan. The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint to your work at home success.
This step-by-step guide teaches:
- How Tim went from $40,000 per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per month and 4 hours per week
- How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want
- How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs
- How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist
How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent “mini-retirements”
The new expanded edition of Tim Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Workweek includes:
- More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point
- Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating e-mail, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than $8 a meal
- How Lifestyle Design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times
- The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either
A guide to remote working from best-selling author and founder of tech company 37signals, Jason Fried, Remote: Office Not Required – 2013 available in Paperback, Hardcover and Kindle – shows how to manage your work outside of the office.
The authors detail how the technology to work remotely and to avoid the daily grind of commuting and meetings has finally come of age. Remote working is no longer a futuristic idea for people in New York, Washington and California. It’s a new reality and likely will be here to stay.
Remote: office not required combines eye-opening ideas with entertaining narrative. It will convince you that working remotely increases productivity and innovation, and it will also teach you how to get it right – whether you are a manager, working solo or one of a team.
Chapters include: ‘talent isn’t bound by the hubs’, ‘it’s the technology, stupid’, ‘when to type, when to talk’, ‘stop managing the chairs’ and ‘the virtual office’.
To work at home, you need a space. The author of How to Declutter Your Home or Work Office to Improve Productivity – 2017 available in Paperback and Kindle – gives you the instructions for how to to carve out a professional area from your personal life.
Do you dream of a home or work office free from clutter and distraction? This book is for anyone wishing to work smarter, not harder, and be more productive in the work place. It starts with decluttering and organizing your office space for improved efficiency.
Like your home, keeping your work space organized is a challenge. Papers pile up, files get misplaced, and disarray runs-a-muck. While it’s not always easy to avoid clutter, this book will give you the insight and help to not only achieve a home or work office of yours dreams, but offers ways to help you stay organized for continued productivity.
Start decluttering your work space now and reap the benefits of productivity and a serene work space.
Author Robin Barrett’s WORK FROM HOME WHILE YOU ROAM: The Ultimate Guide to Jobs That Can Be Done From Anywhere – 2018 available in Kindle – gives you the blueprint you need to work where, when and with whom you want while remaining financially secure.
This book gives you:
- Over 300 resources for location-independent jobs of all kinds
- Opportunities for every skillset, season and schedule
- Resources for traditional-but-Remote Employees, Freelancers, Professionals, Service Providers, Entrepreneurs, Laborers, Micro-taskers, or anyone who needs quick cash from a Side-Hustle and more
- Simple steps to navigating Financial Considerations for the Self-Employed, Freelance Sales Platforms, Employment Marketplaces, Seasonal Work opportunities and more
- The QUICK START GUIDE TO JOBS with links to apply!
- The MEGA LIST OF JOBS with links to apply!
- An easy index to quickly find the job you want
From the author of the bestselling book BE A NOMAD CHANGE YOUR LIFE and creator behind Creativity RV, Work from Home While You Roam is the most comprehensive guide to location-independent jobs ever written.
If you still need more ideas and examples, Survival Tips for Working Remotely: Your work at home plan – 2019 available in Kindle – has great tips on how to be a successful remote employee.
Some of chapters in the ebook are:
- Reasons for Working Remotely
- Benefits of Working Remotely
- Drawbacks of Working Remotely
- Tip Two: Communicate
- Tip Five: Technology Recommendations
- Tip Ten: Tips for Managing Remote Employees and Recommendations
Working remotely has become a necessity overnight. Survival Tips for Working Remotely is a very quick read for less than the cost of a cup of coffee
The purpose of this book is to provide tips for people who want to be successful working remotely. The secondary purpose of this book is to help people think about what it takes to transition from working in a corporate office to working remotely. If your company doesn’t have remote workers, use this book to help you be the first!
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Get started now on establishing your remote working routine and your successful home office.