Friday, June 26, 2020

Over $1 Million in Book Sales on Amazon

I was looking at my Amazon historical sales today and in lifetime commissions I just went over $100K to $101,743.87, I average about $10/book. So in retail sales, I have sold $1 million dollars in books. Hard to believe. It looks like they are keeping records for me back to Jan 2011. The above and below charts are from 2011-2020.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Workbook Masterclass, Create Your Own Workbooks, Checklists and Journal

The Workbook MasterClass is open June 12-19, 2020 Open Discount, use Code workbookopen

In the Workbook Masterclass, I show you how to create your own workbooks, checklist, or journals.  We will be looking at your books, coaching, consulting, or teaching and pulling out the key content or path and create a workbook.

Our books, coaching, consulting and teaching take our readers, clients, or students on a journey. We move them from point A to point B. They go on a journey of discovery and learning. Hopefully, there is a transformation that takes place as they start to understand what we are saying and teaching. 

A workbook becomes an excellent companion on this journey. It helps your reader or client move through your material and either learn or through self-awareness understand and retain what you are trying to say. 

We use our workbooks as a tool or roadmap to help guide our reader, client, or student to the lessons we are teaching. We also use our workbooks as additional products. It is a way to monetize our books and coaching. Workbooks are often seen as more valuable than the original book. The book, coaching, or teaching is the theory, the workbook, study guide, or checklist is the practical. It is a way of pulling out the lessons and key points of our content. 

Included in the Workbook MasterClass
• Workbook Examples, great examples to model, Video
• The Hidden Treasures in Your Content, Video, we look at your books, coaching, consulting, and teaching. 
• Key Workbook Tips and Ideas, Products You Can Make from Your Workbook
• 3 Case Studies by Workbook creators, Videos
• Workbook MasterClass Book, PDF Book
• The Workbook Tips and Resources, PDF Book
• Publishing and Marketing Your Workbook, Video
• Design Tips 101 for Workbooks, Video
• Making Your Cover, Video
• Workbook Elements Templates for MS Word, PowerPoint, and InDesign
• 3 Live Zoom Training Sessions, Applying the Templates

To learn more or buy the MasterClass click: our special Launch Discount Code for $50 off workbookopen

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Masterclass: How to Create Your Own Workbooks, Checklists and Journals

Hi all I’m doing a Masterclass training on creating your own workbooks, checklists or journals. The training is $27 for the next 10 people, this course will include templates. If you are interested checkout the link below to sign up. The product will be released June 12th.

Learn more about the masterclass at How to Create Your Own Workbooks, Checklists and Journals.

How to Create Your Own Workbooks, Checklists, or Journals.
This course will be released on June 12th, 2020 at 12 pm EST!
In this masterclass, we will discuss how to create workbooks, checklists, and journals. This masterclass is perfect for anyone who has an existing business, self-help, or how-to book. Or if you are a coach, consultant, or teacher. If you are developing a book this class will also help you think about how you can structure your book and if you can add a workbook to it. I bet you can.
Workbooks are a great way to add an additional product to your business. You can create an entire program around a workbook that sells for much more than the original book.

Who is this Masterclass for?
This class is perfect for any author that has a business, self-help, or how-to book. Also, teachers, coaches, and consultants.

Included in the Masterclass
• The Hidden Treasure in Your Book
• Discovering your workbooks parts
• How to create your workbook, checklist or journal
• I will be including the templates from the class so you can create your own workbooks, checklist, and journals.
• How to publish your workbook, checklist or journal

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Self-Publishing Questions and Answers April 3, 2020

In today's self-publishing Questions and Answer live broadcast, I answered all kinds of great questions on publishing, marketing, royalties. Check out the video below.

In today's live broadcast I cover lots of great questions
• How to publish or market my book?
• Where to go to publish your book?
• I write in lots of genres, what should do?
• Who pays the best royalties and has a good reputation?
• How to start?
• How to publish, what channels should I consider?
• I am writing a biography?
• How to publish, create the book, cover, making copies, sell it?
• Best self-publishing marketing strategies?
• Best marketing promotion tactics?
• How to book? Formatting and marketing?
• I'm 10 years old, can I publish a book?

Come over and join the How to Publish Your Book Facebook Group. Get your questions answered

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

How to Market Your Book or Product, EASY PRODUCTS

How to Market Your Product.

I recently conducted a series of Facebook live broadcasts on creating a product and hosting it online. In this third video, I talk about marketing it.

Monday, April 6, 2020

How to Use Google Classroom

I am learning how to use Google Classroom. I just discovered that my editable PowerPoint maps work very nicely inside of Classroom

Here is a good explanation of how to use it by Michelle Ferré

Another good Google Classroom introduction by Teacher's Tech

0:33 How to access Google Classroom
1:50 Create and edit a class in Google Classroom
3:50 Add students to your Google Classroom
5:35 Showing how students join a class
6:25 Invite guardians and email students
7:03 Communicating in the Stream in Google Classroom with student view
9:56 Adding resources and materials in Google Classroom
13:57 Student view of resources and materials
14:23 Creating an assignment in Google Classroom
17:59 Student view of the assignment
19:47 Grading and returning assignment in Google Classroom
23:20 Students view of the returned assignment

Make your PDFs and Worksheets Editable Online - Using Google Slides

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

How to Sell Your Product Online, We Dive into Gumroad and Host Our Tips Book

How to Sell Your Product Online, We Dive into Gumroad_com. Gumroad is my favorite site for selling digital products. Today I will show you how to host and sell your product using the Tips and Resource Book we created yesterday.

Self-Publishing your own book is one of the coolest things you can do. But finding out how is sometimes a challenge. In this book, I have pulled together a collection of my own tips and resources for creating and publishing your book. In Self-Publishing SECRETS 2020 Tips and Resources cover from audiobooks to book editing, stock photos, and self-publishing. Each resource includes a description and a web address.


• Audio Books
• Creating Audio Files for Podcasts and Audio Books
• Book Production and Creation Tools
• Online Photo Editing
• Book Writing Resources
• Copyright Office
• Editing Resources
• Fonts
• Freelance Resources
• ISBN Number
• Marketing
• Public Relations
• Re-Purposing Your Book Content for Additional Products
• Self-Publishing Resources
• Stock Photos, Clip Art Sites
• Selling Your Content Online
• Translation Service, Online
• Transcription Services
• Writing Style Manuals
• Video Chatting Software for Creating Videos Interviews

To Buy The 
Self-Publishing SECRETS Tips and Resource Book Click Here
Be sure to use the Discount Code: selfpublishing for $2 off.

How to Create a Product from a Book, EASY PRODUCTS Live Training

How to create a product, EASY PRODUCTS Live Training. Today we start creating our first product that we can sell online. In this live training, I will show how I put a book together from an existing book. We are repurposing out content

Updates for How to Publish Your Book Trainings, Making Products, Gumroad, Easy Workbook

UPDATES: Latest news for training on creating a product and selling online, using Gumroad and we create a new workbook with Easy Workbook

Monday, February 17, 2020

Doing a Deep Dive into Legion Beats and Gabe Schillinger

I followed up on my learning about Legion Beats and Gabe Schillinger by doing a deep dive into his business. I watched his videos on YouTube, I signed up to his mailing list. I have been funnel hacking his funnels. Really just seeing how he does stuff. Learning and learning. The other night I signed up on something and it was for a webinar. So I watched it and wouldn't you know, it was Gabe doing a live Zoom call. He talked for two hours on his products and Legion Beats. It was great. You don't usually get to see or hear from the founders of companies, but there he was. The webinar was for music beats, but that is ok, you learn a lot by looking at all kinds of stuff. The video is what a beat is.

I followed that up by sending him the email below

HI Gabe, excellent webinar last night. Didn’t realize it would be you conducting a live session, very cool

So here is my reason for watching and following what you are doing. I saw you speak at FHL 2020 in Nashville a couple of weeks ago. You were great. 

My reason for going to Funnel Hacking Live (FHL) is that years ago I created a clip art package of editable maps that are primarily used for business presentations with PowerPoint. I drew the entire US, States, Counties, Worlds, Countries, all of it. Sales managers and companies can set up sales territory maps and give presentations about them. I have been selling these maps for just about 30 years. I have had huge success doing this, selling somewhat just under $1.5 million of maps of the years. They sold really well until the Recession and then everything changed. The maps still sell every day, but not at the volume that they were before the Recession. One of the reasons was my main customers all lost their jobs. 

I sell on traditional websites with shopping carts and all the regular commerce stuff. I have been following CF for a while and wondered if I could sell clip art through a funnel. None of my direct map competitors use funnels and none of the big stock/images houses that also sell maps use funnels. Sites like Shutterstock, or Stock. None of the companies that sell sales and territory mapping software use funnels. 

I have searched all kinds of digital arts sellers and none of them use funnels. Etsy is probably the most popular way to sell this kind of digital art right now. I went to FHL to see what I could learn and almost no one even understood what I was talking about. That has been pretty much the reaction of my maps forever, no one knows what I am selling. Until you need a map that you can customize in your presentation, then you wiggle your way to me. For years there were only about 4 of us in the world doing this. I heard your presentation and went, he is doing what I want to do. Except you are selling beats and I am selling maps, but in reality, they are both just digital files. You are selling basically clip art for music, I sell clip art for business. I have a model!! If Gabe is doing this, maybe I can too. I can funnel hack it. You have a roadmap. You have the same issue, no one was selling beats using funnels.

The past few days I watched several of your YouTube interviews, the Cymatics one is outstanding, read your stuff, and signed into your funnel. I love your openness and the great info you give.

Anyways that is why I was on the webinar last night. You have an entirely different market but the roadmap is very similar. I knew nothing about beats before watching what you are doing. 

I don’t really even have a question, but now I have a direction to try. Your funnels and teachings maybe are adaptable to many other markets other than music. 

Thank you, bruce jones

In case you are interested

He got back

Hey Bruce, thanks for reaching out! As was the case for me, sometimes having a weird niche where people haven't made it work yet can end up being a huge advantage.

Glad to hear it's been some inspiration for you.

I'm going to be taking a group through the process I talked about at Funnel Hacking Live soon. If you'd more info on that, you can get on the early access list at

Either way, best of luck to you!