Affiliate Marketers: 11 Books That Will Literally Change Your Life (Part 2)

November 18, 2014 BY Lee Currie - Get free updates of new posts HERE

Affiliate Marketers: 11 Books That Will Literally Change Your Life (part two)

Continuing our 11 books to aid and inspire affiliate marketers post, here’s the remaining six titles on our list. But if you missed out on the first five, not to worry, you can check them out here.

Oh, and once again, there’s no tracking links sending traffic to these books. We just think they’re genuinely brilliant and of use to everybody. Enjoy!

The 4-Hour Work Week

Timothy Ferriss


The 4-Hour Work Week is a book all about prioritising the important things in your personal and professional lives, and how to deal with everything else accordingly. Ferriss’s model on how to execute tasks is a strong one; especially when it comes to the designing, test-running and developing of an ‘automated’ online business.

The idea is to free you up from the dull treadmill of routine work to allow you to focus on the important things in life now (hence the book’s full title: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich) rather than waiting for a time to happen when can enjoy them.

“The New Rich can be separated from the crowd based on their
goals, which reflect very distinct priorities and life philosophies.”


A lot of what Ferriss discusses in this book is definitely scalable in terms of business-size, so there’s plenty here for affiliates to absorb and discern meaning from for themselves. Even if it does read heavily anecdotal in style and content.


The Millionaire Fastlane

M J DeMarco


From the outset, ‘Fastlane’ sounds like a literary device for duping would-be entrepreneurs out of their fifteen-quid seed money. But the fastlane in question is merely a metaphor, an alternate mindset required for breaking away from the conventional, monotonous path already laid out before all of us; the Slowlane.

“A 50-year road to wealth isn’t compelling, and because of it, few succeed and those who do settle for settle for financial freedom in life’s twilight.”


Of course no book is going to give you the formula for creating wealth, but what The Millionaire Fastlane does give is actionable content for building, improving, and altogether changing your business model for the better.

DeMarco’s delivery is honest, straight to the point and often at times quite brutal – and that’s precisely the kind of tone most serious business owners will appreciate and benefit most from.



Drew Eric Whitman


Imagine a book on advertising written by Mad Men’s Don Draper. Cashvertising: How to use 100 Secrets of Ad-Agency Psychology is pretty much as close as you’re going to get. Brash, fast-paced, and full of the kind of guidance it would take a lifetime to assemble.

“People buy because of emotion and justify with logic. Force an emotional response by touching on a basic want or need.”


From a practical standpoint, there’s a wealth of advertising techniques and strategies here to help you sell the products you’re promoting, along with proven examples to back them up. But there’s also a depth of history and research about consumer psychology in the American market – which may or may not be applicable to your business model – that makes for a fascinating read.



Robert Greene


Mastery is an exploration – told through a blend of historical anecdote and psychological insight – into reaching the very pinnacle of human potential. It’s a book about ideas and abstraction.

Be forewarned; there isn’t anything here of any real practical use to your business. Not in the short term. But the stories in these pages are filled with interesting concepts that should help inspire individuals achieve success in their chosen path.

“We imagine that creativity and brilliance just appear out of nowhere, the fruits of natural talent… It would be an immense help to clear up that mystery.”


For anybody wanting to take introspective stock, or anybody struggling to establish a path in their lives and careers, there’s a lot of practical, inspiring material in this book. Just remember to approach it with an open mind.


Do the Work

Steven Pressfield


Every goal in life and work has its resistances. It might be a fear of failing, doubt, or a simple lack of motivation. Do the Work is structured to coach the reader from the very beginning of a project through to the end, tackling any resistances along the way.

“Once we commit to action, the worst thing we can do is stop.”


Pressfield talks about the reasons for putting barriers in place, their detriment to our fulfilment, and how to break through them. There is no step-by-step guide to success in these pages, there isn’t such a thing, but Pressfield’s assertive approach is like a helpful consort that will benefit any business-owner in a crisis of procrastination.


The Pomodoro Technique

Steffan Noteberg


In a lot of ways, the “Pomodoro Technique” is kind of like The Matrix: Nobody can tell you what the technique is, you have to see it for yourself; or to put it a better way, you need to try it for yourself. Well, somebody could give you the basic premise of these pages, but then you’d be missing out on so much that way.

Essential for anybody struggling to manage their time effectively, The Pomodoro Technique is filled with useful tips, guidance and practical exercises to increase your productivity. And these are teachings that don’t only apply to the workplace, you can implement changes in your every day life for the better also.

Since it’s original publication in the 1980’s, Pomodoro has become one of the most popular time-management tools used today. But just in case you hadn’t already heard of it, you should certainly give it try.

Written by Lee Currie
Lee is the content manager at Monetise and loves all things marketing. He oversees article production and publication on the Monetise website.