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5 Books Under $100 That Will Make You More Money Than A College Degree

Full transparency.

This isn’t my list.

It’s from an awesome guy named Dakota Robertson.

For those of you who don’t know him, he’s the most dominant ghostwriter on the internet.

How dominant, you ask?

$100K per month.

That’s how dominant.

Go follow him here.

Anyway, I was watching a video he made and wanted to relay that information to you.

Here are the 5 books that he thinks will make you more than a college degree:

1. Writing Tools — by Roy Peter Clark

Dakota came across this book while he was working as a Domino’s Pizza driver.

He was lost at the time and was looking for ways to make money online.

Luckily for him, he stumbled across this book and completely changed the trajectory of his life.

It’s a bit of a niche book.

But without it, Dakota wouldn’t have been able to scale his social media following to over 500,000 people and his income to multiple 6 figures per month.

Dakota states that this book is the best book on writing in existence.

Pretty bold claim, but the man’s results speak for themselves.

If it’s as good as he says it is, you’d be silly to overlook it.

I’m going to grab it myself.

If you think that this book isn’t relevant to you, you’re wrong.

Everyone is a writer.

Content is writing.

Marketing is writing.

Even videos are based on writing.

In short, being able to write clearer will help you think clearer.

It’s the most impactful skill of all time.

And knowing how to master it will serve you for the rest of your life.

2. Influence — by Robert Cialdini

Long story short, this book is a banger.

I made my own book list recently and this one was at the top.

By using this book, Dakota was able to save himself from a highly elaborate scam that was being played on him while he was travelling in Thailand.

If he hadn’t read Influence, he would have been fleeced.

Despite the book being over 40 years old, the priniciples within it are timeless.

It’ll show you how to become a master persuader.

While also highlighting when other people are trying to manipulate you.

If you think persuasion is evil, wake up.

It’s not evil unless you wield it in an unethical way.

Was Martin Luther King manipulative for helping pass Civil Rights legislation?

Didn’t think so.

It all comes down to the intention behind the act.

If you’re trying to help people, persuading them is wonderful.

If you’re trying to fool them, persuasion becomes manipulation.

Either way, the 6 principles in this book are essential lessons you need to internalise.

Here’s what they are:

Reciprocity.

Scarcity.

Commitment.

Authority.

Liking.

Consensus.

Moving on…

3. Expert Secrets — by Russell Brunson

This list is beginning to look eerily similar to the one I wrote a few days ago.

It’s almost like me and Dakota are eating the same pineapples.

Dakota says that this book would have taken at least a year off his learning curve if he’d read it sooner.

By the time he picked it up, he already had a large social media following.

Learning the lessons within were able to transform him into a fully fledged ghostwriting guru with his own cult following.

His status increased.

His bank account exploded.

And the DMs from girls?

Still non-existant.

But still, this book helped him out massively when it came to positioning himself online.

It gave him the A-Z roadmap on how to build a social media personal brand.

And without it, he wouldn’t be the handsome hustler we know and love today.

4. $100 Million Offers — by Alex Hormozi

We’re still singing from the same hymn sheet with this list.

I promise I didn’t steal these books from Dakota’s list.

He made his video yesterday, while I wrote my list last week.

We’re just synchronicity bros.

Anyway, let’s talk about Alex Hormozi’s book.

It too is an absolute banger.

It’s the perfect complement to Expert Secrets.

Why?

Because Dakota was able to combine the powerful personal brand he’d built to then go and sell a bunch of stuff.

Dakota says this book is easily the most useful one he’s read on online business so far.

It helped him go from a complete business noob to quickly landing ghostwriting clients on $3000-$12,000 per month retainers.

In a nutshell, the book teaches what to sell and how to sell it.

The book is an absolute masterclass on positioning and shows examples of businesses which were able to completely transform after implementing the lessons Hormozi teaches.

It doesn’t matter what business you’re in or what you’re selling.

This book is designed to make you more money.

5. The Almanack Of Naval Ravikant — by Eric Jorgen

I’m ashamed to admit it, but I haven’t read this book.

Pretty scandalous seeing as I adore Naval’s work.

Dakota explains that the book is split up into 2 parts:

Wealth and Happiness.

Most of the book is filled with mental models that explain the concepts of leverage and decision making, while also showing you a new way of thinking which goes against conventional wisdom.

Naval is truly a modern day philosopher and his work will continue to transcend time and space.

It’s rare to come across people with genuinely novel perspectives.

But Naval is definitely one of them.

What’s equally admirable is the way he’s able to condense and explain complex ideas in ways which are easy to understand.

Something which most big-brain types fail to achieve.

And that’s it.

What did you think of Dakota’s list?

I personally think it’s sensational.

I’ve included links to these books if you want to pick them up.

Also, if you’d like a free content creation guide, just click here and sign up.

I’ll send it to you ASAP.

Thanks for reading,

Godfrey

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