5 Best Books On How To Start An Online Business

By Seki Hudson

May 24, 2023

Starting an online business can be challenging, you need time to learn the skills and you need someone to show you what skills you need in order to succeed.

One of the quickest ways of learning is by studying people who made it in the same area you want to master, that is why today I am going to share with you 5 best books on how to start an online business, this way you will have a road map of what to do and in which order.

5 Best Books On How To Start An Online Business

There are a lot of great books available that can help you to start an online business, and most of them have solid information that will help you to build and scale your online business.

In my list of the best books on how to start an online business, I left a lot of those books out, I just picked the best books that will teach three important skills that you need to succeed online, how to structure your business, how to write a copy that sells your products and how to get people to see your products and eventually buy from you, either your own products or affiliate products.

Dotcom Secrets by Russell Brunson

Russell Brunson is a great storyteller, in his book Dotcomesecrets he explains how to start an online business, step by step, he tells you the fundamentals behind everything you do and how to do it.

Having built many successful online companies in different niches Russell Brunson has vast experience and knowledge that he condensed into this book.

This is the first book about online business I ever read and I will recommend it to anyone who wants to learn about affiliate marketing.

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From Nothing by Ian Pribyl 

Ian Pribyl is one of those marketers with interesting stories, he started the business at just the age of 16 years old. In his book, he explains how you can start an online business with less than $100.

In his book, he talks about the mindset change you need in order to succeed online, picking the niche, social media, creating websites, and so on.

The book is from 2019, it offers solid principles that if you follow you will succeed online, to be honest with you I think this book is better suited to beginners, or people who want to be bloggers because the main theme is about picking the right niche, building websites, promoting them and making money from them.

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Expert Secrets by Russel Brunson 

Another book on my list from Russell Brunson, to me this is more like a copywriting book, in this book Russell explains how to position yourself as an expert in your niche.

The problem is that most people are afraid to start an affiliate marketing business because they think that no one will listen to them.

In this book, Russell explains that even if you are not yet successful in your business you can document your journey and if someone can follow your journey you are an expert in the eye of that person.

So let’s say you want to lose weight, you can create a youtube channel or a blog, documenting everything you do in your weight loss journey, the mistakes, the things that you do right, the accomplishment, document everything, and you can add your affiliate links to all the products you buy in your journey, this way people will believe you and follow your journey.

For me this is a piece of great advice for beginners, just document your journey and you will be fine.

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The purple cow by Seth Godin

Seth Godin is a legendary marketer, and to this day I still read his email each and every day.

The main theme of the purple cow is that the old way of building business (making safe, average products and then marketing them by buying as much TV advertising as you can afford) is no longer effective.

Instead, we need to make remarkable products that customers will tell other people about. 

The main lesson here as an affiliate marketer is only to promote great products that people will feel the product to buy and they will tell their friends about the products.

the purple cow

Copywriting Secrets by Jim Edward

One of the most important skills you can learn as an online business owner is copywriting. In a few words, copywriting is the art of selling using words and Jim Edward is the master of it.

Whether you are writing an ad, an email, a blog post, a social media post, or a script for a youtube video, you need to make sure that every word that you write will help you to get attention, clicks, and sales.

Yes, we need to create and promote great products but if your copy is not good enough no one is going to buy your product, this is the reason that many crappy products out there are best sellers, they always hire the best copywriter available.

If you want to learn how to write great copy copywriting secrets is the book you need to read.

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Final words

That is it, those are the 5 best books on how to start an online business, those five books contain everything you will need to succeed as an online business owner.

From selecting the niche, building the base of your online business, presenting your knowledge to the world, and making people buy from you.

Reading those books will not make you money, but learning from them and taking action on the knowledge you get, is what will make you successful.

If you have any questions regarding those books or any about online business in general, let me know in the comment section below.

Seki Hudson

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