Reading books has been an essential habit that helped me successfully earn money on the internet. If you have to go and figure it out all on your own, it’ll cost you so much more time, money and effort before you see your first dollars coming in from the internet. Therefore, I thought I’d share my 8 must-read books that will help you earn more money online – just like they did for me!
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Gary Vaynerchuk is the definition is someone who’s crushing it. Every entrepreneur should be checking out his content. Personally, I think he’s like the Kanye West of entrepreneurship. Gary spits so much truth and wisdom about how to build your (online) business in this book, it’s unbelievable.
In Crushing It, Gary dives deep into the entrepreneurial mindset and social media marketing – both necessary in order to grow your business and earn more money online. After reading this book I made some major changes in my business. I went harder than ever before, more strategic than ever before – and I became more profitable than ever before.
Russell Brunson is the go-to guy for online entrepreneurship. Really, he’s legit. He has built multiple 7-figure online businesses and he shares his most valuable lessons in DotCom Secrets. Whether you’re running an e-commerce business or you’re a coach selling information products, this book will help you grow your company online.
The cool thing about this book is that it’s 100% tactics and strategy. Literally on every page of this book you’ll find easy-to-implement tips that will help you grow your business and (passive) income.
And the cool thing is? You can get this book for FREE (only pay for shipping costs) through my special link!
Yes, another book from Russell Brunson! Why? Because he’s awesome and he’s helped me grow Personal Growth Lab and Elevation to way higher levels.
The difference between this book and DotCom secrets is that this book is highly focused on entrepreneurs who sell information products (such as courses, e-books, communities and coaching).
If this is you, then you MUST read this book. If you following everything that Russell shares in Expert Secrets, you absolutely will grow your online business. Again, this book is 100% pure tactics and strategies. I believe that I’ve highlighted valuable tips on every single page..
Again, you can get this book absolutely for FREE (only pay for shipping) when you’re using my special link:
“Expert Secrets Is The Map That Will Allow You To Turn Your Specialized Knowledge, Talents and Abilities Into A Business That Will Work For You! This Is One Of The Shortcuts of The New Rich” – Robert Kiyosaki
There’s nothing more painful than spending your time, money and effort on building your new product (or business) and have no-one buy it on your launch date. Unfortunately, this happens every single day.
Each day, thousands of entrepreneurs release their new product or start their new business. Unfortunately, most of them don’t make a dime on their ‘launch’ date. No one buys their new product. Why? Because they didn’t have a (solid) launch strategy. Don’t be one of them. It’s painful and discouraging.
If you want to learn exactly how to give your new products (or new business) a huge boost in sales starting from day 1 (or even before your product is released), you need to read the book Launch.
I use Jeff Walker’s Launch strategy every single time I release a new product – and since then I’ve never had a product launch without a single sale.
5: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion – Robert Cialdini
If you want to be able to earn money online, you’ve got to be able to persuade your traffic into buying your products. This doesn’t mean that you trick or scam them – not at all. If your products and services are highly valuable and make the life of your customer better, I think you have a moral obligation to be able to persuade people into buying your products.
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini will help you to do so. In this book, you’ll discover certain tactics (based on psychology) that help you enormously with getting your audience from A to B.
Ps. Not only can you use these principles for earning money online, but also for things like public speaking and socializing! You’ll learn how to improve your likeability, how people will trust you more and how to build better relationships with others.
6: The Ultimate Sales Letter – Dan Kennedy
Your products are not going to sell itself. You’ll have to write an attractive sales page for each of your products so that your traffic will be convinced to buy. This is extremely important! When your sales page sucks, no one is going to buy your products. Therefore, it’s critical that you dive into the skill of copywriting.
Copywriting is the skill of being able to write persuasively so that you can get a reader to follow your call-to-action. Whether that means buying your product or joining your email list, it doesn’t matter. If you’re able to persuade with your words, you’re able to earn a LOT of money on the internet. In fact, I dare to say that copywriting is the #1 skill that has enabled me to earn a full-time living online.
If there’s one guy to teach you copywriting, it’s the legendary copywriter Dan Kennedy. With his book, The Ultimate Sales Letter, he’ll teach you exactly how to write persuasive sales pages that improve your conversion rate, earn you more money and grow your audience.
7: Scientific Advertising – Claude Hopkins
This book is old. Really old. It’s originally written in 1923.. So how could such an old book be relevant for internet entrepreneurs?? Well, because it teaches you exactly how to write persuasively. The principles from this book have been used by many of the greatest marketers alive, and it has earned them a lot of money in the process.
Read this book together with The Ultimate Sales Letter and you’ll be well equipped with strong copywriting that enables you to earn more money online.
8: Epic Content Marketing – Joe Pulizzi
What’s the best way to build a relationship with your audience? High-Quality Content.
What’s the best way to build trust, likability and familiarity with your audience? High-Quality Content.
What’s the best way to show your expertise to your audience? High-Quality Content.
In other words, high-quality content is king for your online business. If you’re able to produce high-quality videos, blogposts or podcasts, you can really start to build a strong online brand that’ll earn you lots of money.
Think about it.. It’s very likely that the people you’ve bought products from all produce high-quality content that you check on a regular basis. That’s why you trust them to deliver value to you. It’s one of the fundamentals of selling online.
So, if you want to be able to produce epic content that will grow your audience into raving fans (and raving customers), you have to read Epic Content Marketing by Joe Pulizzi. In this book, he shares all the necessary elements for epic content that makes an impact – and what most people do horribly wrong when it comes to producing content.