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Resources To Help You Grow Your Income

On this page you’ll find a variety of resources to help you grow your income.  I have read or listened to the audio version of all the books listed below. Check back from time-to-time to see what’s new, or email me at with your suggestions.

Note: While some of the resources below seem to relate to starting your own business that is not the intent of this page. Rather, the goal is to broaden your thinking so you can apply what you learn to your current job, getting a better job, adding side work or starting a business if that’s what you want to do.

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Remember: One way to save money is to first check out a book from your local library.  You can always buy it later if it proves to be useful and you have some extra cash.

Great Books to Read


Seth blows my mind and has changed the way I think. Listen to this book while driving, exercising, cleaning, whatever, just make sure you don’t miss this one!.

As more and more jobs move overseas, Pink asserts, the most successful people are those who can use both sides of the brains. The author has two free PDFs based on his book to encourage discussion in business and in education available at

Ideas are messy and often take time to evolve, Johnson asserts. They rarely develop in a vacuum; it takes collaboration and exploration to mature an idea into a useful or marketable form.

The author artfully demonstrates how you can turn your knowledge, skills and abilities into a business that generates a loyal customer following.

Darren Rowse is considered by  many to be the Granddaddy of blogging. This is the first book I bought when introduced to the concept of blogging and it proved to be an invaluable resource. If you are even remotely interested in starting your own blog, even if you don’t want to generate income from it, you would be wise to read this book.

Podcasts to Motivate You

    • Michael Hyatt’s This is Your Life Podcasts (note: Michael Hyatt is a Christian and he weaves his beliefs into his material but not in a distracting way.)

Interesting Websites to Visit

Products to Help Generate More Income

Tools to Generate Income Online

    • WordPress: This is a FREE tool that is commonly used to create a website/blog. I use it for this site.
    • ThemeForest: There are gazillions of themes to choose from here and many are FREE. Escaping currently utilizes the Modernize theme, which costs about $50.
    • BlueHost: This is the hosting company I use for Widely utilized in the blogging community, it is inexpensive, responsive and supports the WordPress community.

Last revision: 07/1/13