Work From Home Books

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With more and more people working from home, not only due to the pandemic which forced a lot of companies to come to terms with the subject, but the growing trend for people to work remotely, it has become important to be up to date with the latest thinking. Whether its tips on how to avoid burnout working remotely with limited personal interaction or for those looking for new opportunities to earn more money or to change their job completely then some of the latest books have the answer. So what are the best work from home books currently?

Joy At Work

Joy at work

You may well recognise one of the authors of this book, Marie Kondo – best known for her tidying up books and TV shows along with Scott Sonenshein wrote this book full of practical tips and help on how to work on subjects as varied as keeping a tidy desk, tidying up emails and refocusing on what’s important at work.

Once you have order in the way you work and find the most joyful way to work then you should feel more empowered and confident, which in turn should give you the motivation to find the career that you truly want and move on from negativity.

I have always liked Marie Kondo and this book simply gives you clear tips and advice on tidying up both physically and mentally so that the path ahead becomes clear. Perfect for these current problematic times.



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The 4-Hour Work Week

4 hour workweek

Tim Ferriss’s book is a must read for anyone who is considering working from home to create a full time income or is looking for practical advice on making working from home easier. Full of advice on optimising productivity, eliminating interruptions and setting up your day for maximum productivity. In addition, he also includes strategies on automating a “passive income” which helped him to make a healthy income with minimum hours at work.

An international bestseller, originally published in 2009 this book has subsequently been expanded and upgraded to reflect more up to date methodology.

Tim Ferriss is a successful investor and adviser behind companies such as Uber, Alibaba and Facebook so be in no doubt that he knows what he is talking about. Although it is recommended, it may be a bit basic and long-winded if you know a bit about creating a passive income but great for kick-starting a new way to contemplate your work.

His fixation with the 4-hour thing seems to pervade into his other books such as the 4-Hour Body and the 4-Hour Chef. He has a huge following with his podcasts (100 Million downloads) however so may be worth listening to a couple of those first to decide on whether his particular style is to your liking.

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Remote: Office Not Required


Two of the original founders of Basecamp, a web development company Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson have been there and done that when it comes to working from home. This book is a practical guide filled with insights into how employees and management can embrace the work from home environment.

Focusing on maintaining productivity, embracing a healthy working culture and helping to ensure remote workers avoid burnout this book will certainly help. Especially useful for managers it is interesting reading that the traditional office practices do not necessary make for a productive workforce. Being at a desk is not always the most productive way to work and those “bonding sessions” at the coffee machine aren’t as positive as we were led to believe.

A great book from both the employer and employee perspective these guys know from experience exactly what works and what doesn’t and know that the best way forward is to embrace remote working for the good of everyone.

worth buying to read and then to pass on to your boss for them to read as well. It should encourage them to encourage the work from home ethos. It is the future, hastened by the recent pandemic.

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Remote Working

Written especially for the remote workingunsettling times of the pandemic this book was written by twenty-five of the most experienced professionals in their particular field.

Each giving their own advice on the challenges faced by working remotely from home this book is both timely and informative.

With twenty-five different contributors it may of course be a bit repetitive and depending on the experience of the people involved may not be entirely relevant to your own particular role. However, on the plus side, with twenty-five people contributing there are bound to be sufficient tips and breadth of knowledge that there will be advice which you will be able to use and which is relevant to your own situation.

A global best-seller in numerous countries, it got there for a reason due to its timely publication.

Contributors include the likes of Penny Power OBE, Kim-Adele Platts, Ben Phillips, Janelle Mansfield, Ian Hale, Michelle Harris, James Barrington-Brown, Susan Popoola and Robert Hayward.


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Master Working From Home

masterWritten by someone with over six years experience of working from home and filled with over one hundred tips and hints there is something in this book for everyone. Covering subjects such as the ideal work environment, beating procrastination, work / life balance, motivation, relationships and home working security this really is a great read both concise and informative.

One of his main points is that even though you’re working from home, emphasis still needs to be placed on the work part. The expectation from management is that you are still going to be a productive individual contributing for a certain number of hours per day. As long as you’re able to do this and can manage your time effectively, this will help you not only develop discipline, but it will prove to those you work for that you can be trusted and are a valued asset to their business.

This is highly recommended for its down to earth style and informative nature covering a lot of ground. This would not only be beneficial to people who have been forced into working from home recently but for those who would like to make the move permanently.

Highly recommended and my favourite book so far on this subject.

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There we go, that’s my recommendations on books which deal with working from home. Do you have a favourite book on the subject that you would recommend, or have you read any of these books? I would love to hear from you so drop a comment below and get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you. Do you have any tips or hints on working from home yourself? Take a moment and let us know, it may benefit us all!

Take care,


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4 thoughts on “Work From Home Books”

  1. What a great list. I have been tempted many times to buy The 4-Hour Work Week. I didn’t know why but now, I surely do. Solution to eliminate interruption. This is what I’m looking for. The fact that the author adds some tips to create more passive income and minimizing the time spend to reach your goal is a big plus. I’m going to buy this book for sure.

  2. Working from home is new to a lot of us, you miss interacting with your colleagues. However some people are more productive when they work alone. Somethings are out of our control and we need to move with the times or we will be left behind. I am familar with the 4 hour wook week and it is an amazing book, a must read if you are interested in earning passive income.

    • Hi Diana,

      Thanks for your comment. Yes, the last year has forced a lot of us into situations we are not comfortable in. We have to try and make the most of it and learn from those that have gone through this before.

      Yes agreed, the four hour work week is a great read. Hope you found it beneficial.

      kind regards,



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