How Much Money Did I Earn From A Self-Published Best-Selling Book?

Here's How Much I Earned From A Self-Published Best-Selling Book

I recently self-published my own book, which later became a best seller in the category of "e-commerce".

In this video, I'm going to show you exactly how much money my book earned and some tips for earning the most money possible when self-publishing your own book.

After watching the video, visit to see how to maximize your own profit.

Speak soon!
- James Francis.
Founder & CEO, Digital Prosperity.

Your Questions Answered

Your Questions Answered

In my previous blog post, I asked you to tell me the problems which were holding you back.

Many people sent in their questions, so I’ve just recorded an in-depth video tutorial solving the most common problems when getting started online.

Hit the play button below to watch it instantly, as it’ll really help you…


Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and questions in the comments section below 🙂

- James Francis.

What Is Holding You Back?

What Is Holding You Back?

Instead of writing a blog post about something which I believe you should know, I wanted to do something a little different…

I want to know what is holding YOU back.

Is it getting motivation? Being productive? Creating the web pages required? Getting traffic? Lack of funds needed to get started? Sales funnels? Networking? Blogging?

Please leave a comment below with EXACTLY what is holding you back…

Then, because I actually want to see you get results, I’ll create a video tutorial to solve all these problems for you 🙂

- James.

P.S. Just go ahead and leave a comment below with your current problem.

Top 10 Secrets Of A Successful Online Business

While building my six figure online business, I’ve learnt a LOT.

Some important things, some not so important.

But there are 10 important “secrets” which really stand out to me, and have made the difference between failing and succeeding online.

Here they are (in no particular order)…

  1. Don’t try to do everything for free – you’ll get nowhere fast. The free products out there never give you the full story in a step-by-step way (hence why they’re free!), and you’ll waste so much valuable time trying to piece it all together. Instead, pull out your wallet and invest in a proven system which has already pieced everything together for you. You’ll save more time and get results a lot quicker. Plus, the same applies for traffic. Free traffic usually takes WAY too long to get started, and will often get lower conversion rates than the more targeted paid traffic.
  2. After trying many different traffic sources, the best traffic by far is from solo ads. Not only have these people already proven they can take action (because they’re already on someone else’s email list), but they typically respond a lot better to our “IM” style a lot better than traffic from elsewhere (Google, Facebook, etc).
  3. Test everything scientifically. If you don’t actually track and test things, how do you know what’s working or not? Remember to use Sub IDs on your affiliate links (e.g. on the end of your Clickbank affiliate link, add “?tid=facebook” to track traffic from Facebook, and so on), and split test every change you do to your important web pages (sales pages, squeeze pages, etc). That way, you’ll know if you’re making improvements, or actually making things worse.
  4. Learn to write well. Those who can’t write in a grammatically correct manner will ALWAYS struggle to build momentum in their business. After all, Information Marketing is all about persuasion, and you’ll struggle to do that if you type like you’ve just came out of kindergarten. You don’t need to speak like and English professor, just well enough to communicate your point across in a professional way. There are many free resources online which teach you how to write correct English. Just do a quick Google search.
  5. Quality is always better than quantity. I could pay someone five bucks right now and get a million visitors to my website within 24 hours, but I wouldn’t get any results from it, because the traffic will all be automated robots. The truth is, getting traffic isn’t a problem – it’s getting high quality traffic which really matters. Stop looking for large volumes of traffic, and start looking for high quality, highly targeted traffic.
  6. You’ll struggle to carve a wealthy living out of affiliate marketing without creating your own product(s). Having proven customers on your email list is around 7-10x more profitable (i.e. your EPCs will be multiplied by 7-10 times) a normal “freebie seeker” list, and the only way to gain those customers is from them buying your products. As soon as you do that, your affiliate commissions will go through the roof.
  7. Find one system and stick to it. Bill Gates’s business didn’t become rich by creating computers, then trying out building a few cars, then doing some gardening, then trying out dentistry, then building some houses, and so on. Instead, he did what he was good at and stuck with it in the long-term. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither are successful businesses. In your case, you need to find something that works, stick to it in the long-term, and be patient.
  8. Build an email list! It is NOT optional if you want to succeed in the long term – it should be the CORE of your Information Marketing business. I’ll make a pretty accurate guess that the reason why most people fail online is because they don’t build a list of subscribers and customers. It allows you to generate traffic, sales and market research on demand with just the 5-10 minutes it takes to write an email. I didn’t build a list for the first year of my online venture, and I made a pittance. As soon as I started to build that list of subscribers, my income skyrocketed. It’s no coincidence – start building it now.
  9. Conversions (i.e. how well something works) are everything, so you should always concentrate on researching, testing and improving them. Just because an affiliate product looks great, it doesn’t mean people will actually buy it. This is because not every sales page will sell well, and it’s your job to do the necessary research. Just check their Affiliate Invite page and make sure it has a $1 EPC for most affiliates. Similarly, always be improving your conversions for your email marketing, your squeeze pages, and pretty much every important element in your business. Squeeze as many results as you can out of the same traffic, and you’ll leave your competitors in the dust.
  10. Become productive. You will never achieve your goals if you sit reading emails all day. Instead, take action on the content you read and get something done. Making money online isn’t difficult – you just need to take action on the information given to you, and stick with it.
  11. BONUS Tip: You follow the same process to build a six figure business as you do to make your first $1,000 – just on a bigger scale. It’s all about repeating what you’ve done so far, scaling up your traffic, removing any bottlenecks, and improving your system. That’s it.

It’s simply not enough to read these secrets and keep them in your head.

Instead, actively implement them into your online business on a daily basis – that’s how you get great results.

Learn them. Love them. Live them.

- James Francis.

P.S. Have something else you’d like to add to this list? Please leave a comment below 🙂

How To Make Your First $1000 Online

Free Audio Interview: How To Make Your First $1000 Online...

A few weeks ago, one of my close friends Mark Kennedy interviewed me for one of his new and upcoming products.

We went through a ton of great content, including how to make your first $1000 online as quick as possible, and some unlikely mistakes I’ve made in the past!

You can listen to it here for 100% free…

Talk soon!
- James.

P.S. Did you like this interview, or find it helpful? Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below...

Free Your Email Inbox

Free Your Email Inbox!

Ever wanted to have a clean email inbox with just the emails you WANT to read?

I’ll show you exactly how…



Talk soon!
- James.

Things I've Learnt About Internet Marketing

4 Important Things I've Learnt From My Online Business

Over the years, you learn a heck of a lot from running an online business – and everything else in general.

However, I was laying awake last night and I asked myself, "what are the most important things I've learnt over the years which have made the biggest difference?"

Here's what I came up with...

1) Treat People Well, And They’ll Treat You Awesomely Too

It sounds like common sense, but you’ll be amazed at the amount of people who forget this simple rule.

Pitching affiliate links for crappy products all day long might make you the odd sale or two now and again.

But in the process, you’re killing the trust that your subscribers and visitors had for you in the first place.

… And that trust is not only irreplaceable, but it’ll also earn you that dream lifestyle you’re striving for, with much less effort.

2) List Building Is Everything

Picture this – you’re working day and night to get every bit of traffic you can find to your website to hopefully make a sale.

If people buy, then great!

But most of the time, they don’t – and then your hard-earned traffic is lost forever.

… And the cycle continues.

I see this time and time again (and don’t worry, I was a victim of this too), but as soon as I started building a list, my income skyrocketed.

Not only can you follow up with your prospects to make money from your own products, but you can also follow up with them about related affiliate offers (which will actually help them out) for as along as they’re subscribed to your list.

So in short, you really need to build a list of subscribers in your niche.

And if you haven’t started already, what are you waiting for?

3) Relationships Are Also Everything

When I first started out online, things were pretty lonely (and the chances are, they may be lonely for you right now).

But after a few months or so of getting started, I started meeting people doing the exact same thing as I was, with the exact same goal.

I was always browsing MySpace (which was cool back then!), Twitter, Facebook, The Warrior Forum and other marketing forums…

… You name it, I was there.

And the sole purpose was to meet people who shared the same interests and even to help each other out.

Now most people would consider these people to be “competitors”, but I prefer to call them “friends”.

If you’re trying to do things as a one-man (or woman) army, you’re going to have a harder time than you should.

Once these relationships are formed, you’ll not only be able to stay ahead of the pack with the latest techniques for making money online, but you’ll also benefit from their efforts too…

When your next product launch comes about, guess who you’ll ask first to promote it for you?

Not only that, but if you have a problem, guess who you can ask to help solve it?

These are just a few of the many benefits of being close to similar people in your niche.

And I believe in this so much, that I’ve just created a mastermind group with some of my closest friends.

4) When Things Look Bleak, Success Is Just Around The Corner

Let’s not kid around here… Things don’t always go according to plan.

Especially when you’re just starting to get your feet off the ground, you won’t make any income whatsoever in some weeks – it’s just the way it goes.

… And most of the time it’s damn frustrating.

But my message is not to be discouraged.

I know how hard it is – in fact I’ve been there too. Nobody gets rich overnight.

But even in the worst of times, you need to be determined to succeed, as we all start out in the same place. And if I can do it, you can too.

Just hold on, stand your ground, and keep laser focused towards your goal.

That’s the way to succeed.

Talk soon!
- James.

P.S. What have you learnt from your experiences in Internet Marketing so far? Leave a comment below…