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Reading List: Andrew Youderian of eCommerceFuel.com

Andrew Youderian

Andrew Youderian

In “Reading List,” we ask ecommerce professionals to name some of their favorite recent books and blogs and tell us why they read them. For this installment, we corresponded with Andrew Youderian, founder of three online businesses: Right Channel Radios, TrollingMotors.net, and eCommerceFuel.com.

Youderian is also the author of the ebook Profitable eCommerce, a comprehensive guide to niche selection and analysis. He blogs about bootstrapping ecommerce sites, marketing, drop shipping and operating his own businesses at eCommerceFuel.com.

Andrew Youderian’s Top 5 Recent Books

EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey

“As a founder, it’s easy to focus on your product and forget about developing and leading the people who make your business run. EntreLeadership is a guide on how to develop, nurture and lead a great team.”

The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria

“Zakaria discusses a world where other countries are quickly rising, and which priorities America must embrace to remain great in a competitive global environment.”

Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

“Boo paints an incredibly vivid pictures of life in Mumbai’s slums. Her work transports you into an entirely different world, and is an especially good read when you’re feeling sorry for yourself.”

Investment Biker by Jim Rogers

“A combination of round-the-world adventure travel and crash-course on international investing. Particularly interesting is how Rogers predicts a county’s economic future based on his experiences and interactions with the government and people.”

Scratch Beginnings by Adam Shepard

“Frustrated by what he saw as a lack of ambition and a fatalistic attitude in America, Shepard wanted to see how far hard work and determination would take him. So he gave away everything but $25 to see how difficult it is to work your way out of poverty in modern day America.”

Andrew Youderian’s Top 5 Blogs

Mixergy Blog

“Mixergy’s founder, Andrew Warner, interviews successful tech entrepreneurs offering insights into their stories, techniques and business strategies. I’ve learned a tremendous amount from his guests and consider his repository of interviews and courses one of the best resources available to tech entrepreneurs.”

SEOMoz Blog

“Staying informed of SEO trends and best-practices is crucial in ecommerce, and there’s no better resource than The SEOMoz Blog. With posts from industry veteran Rand Fishkin to those submitted by the Moz community, it contains plenty of variety and loads of great information.”

Shopify Blog

“The Shopify blog frequently has great articles on ecommerce marketing and operations. But they stand out as my go-to site for inspiration due to the number of beautifully designed ecommerce shops often profiled.”

Think Traffic

“Whether you’re running a blog or an eCommerce site, Think Traffic offers a lot of actionable advice on how to get more visitors.”

HackerNews

“Hacker News has a strong programming and software base, which is evident in the topics discussed. But even if you’re not a programmer, the community highlights interesting technology, business, and news stories, as well as fostering great conversations in the comment threads.”

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