Recommended Books For Internet Entrepreneurs

“Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.”

– Henry David Thoreau

You don’t need to consume hundreds of books or read “a book a day” to be a successful internet entrepreneur. You just need to read the right ones. While most business books and marketing books cover just one concept with a few hundred pages wrapped around it to reinforce that same concept, the books listed below are the few that were most helpful for very specific areas of starting, building, and growing an online business and being an effective marketer.

Best Internet Marketing Books

Surprisingly, there are very few books specifically on internet marketing that are helpful, as many do not cover the actual “how-to’s” and “A to Z” of marketing and building an online business. Below are books that deliver highly pragmatic advice that can be applied to your internet business immediately.

  • DotCom Secrets by Russell Brunson
    • This book covers the all the necessary fundamentals of Internet Marketing and the overall strategies of starting, building, and growing your online business – everything from defining, finding, and getting your ideal client, how to build effective marketing funnels, and how to create and nurture a healthy relationship with your audience. At this point, I’ve gotten four copies because I have to keep replacing it since I keep gifting my copy to people. (It’s really that good.)
    • *Get your free copy here
    • Get it on Amazon (physical copy & Kindle version)
  • Digital Marketing For Dummies by Ryan Deiss & Russ Henneberry
Becoming A Potent Copywriter
  • Ca$hvertising by Drew Eric Whitman
    • There are two books that I keep next to my laptop – DotCom Secrets and Ca$hvertising. I believe that both of these books should be studied and referred to regularly when crafting a new offer or creating a new campaign. Drew Eric Whitman pulls the best strategies and tactics from the highest-converting copywriters and the most intelligent psychologists in history and creates the definitive guide to effective copywriting. I read the hard copy and decided to get the Audible version as well so I could really drill in and internalize the concepts better. Not only will this book improve your marketing, but your writing, communication, and persuasion skills overall.
    • Get it on Amazon (physical copy & Kindle version)
    • Get it on Audible (*Free for new Audible members)
Building A Virtual Team
  • Work The System by Sam Carpenter
    • This book is the “How-To” of Tim Ferriss’s The 4-Hour Workweek. The only way to truly automate your business is with systems and procedures and this book will show you how to do exactly that – everything from adopting the “System Mindset,” copy-and-paste templates, and everything in between.
    • Get it on Amazon
  • Virtual Freedom by Chris Ducker
    • Looking to hire your first virtual assistant? Looking to build out your virtual team so that you and the people that work for you work remotely? This book is the perfect guide on how to find, screen, and hire the best talent from around the world (and at a reasonable price). Once you have your virtual team in place, you can outsource and delegate the un-leverageable, less important tasks in your business so you can focus on more important things and get your free time back.
    • Get it on Amazon (physical copy & Kindle version)
    • Get it on Audible (*Free for new Audible members)
Developing The Internet Entrepreneurial Mindset

My favorite thing about the books listed below is that the authors made their fortunes through online businesses (not real estate investing, stock trading, or becoming CEO of an already-establish company). Because of that, their writing is a lot more relatable to up-and-coming, in-the-trenches, and already-established internet entrepreneurs.