Archive for June, 2010

How To Find Joint-Venture Partners Using Facebook With Mari Smith & Ellen Violette

Monday, June 28th, 2010

If you’re doing an event and you want to find joint-venture partners through Facebook, read this excerpt from my interview with Mari Smith at the Virtual eBook Expo 2.

Mari: ….I would look at the groups and the pages. Look to see – just ignore all the rubbish. like I’m seeing here, the Kinky Punishment eBook, what the hell, just bypass that….. So just hop in there, cruise around and see what people are saying in the group and see how you can actually request people to be your friends.

Ellen: Oh, cool. Okay and now you can actually then use that to find gatekeepers and also just to find people who are maybe going to be affiliates.

Mari: Exactly. Joint-venture partners.

Ellen: So how do you approach them?….You don’t want to then go in there and say “I’m looking for you to help me” that you definitely don’t want to do.

Mari: No, you would go individually one-on-one. I’m seeing, I’m looking at a group right here ….. There’s 329 members something like that.

First I would approach the creator of the group and introduce yourself. You approach somebody sending them a message. You can send them a message or you can go ahead and just invite them to be a friend and you include-when you hit add as friend-actually like for example that person there.

Click on his name and then you can click send a message. You can send a message, whether it’s private messages to people who are not yet your friends. If you’re going to ask to be his friend anyway, then I would just click “add a friend” and then whenever you click add someone as a friend you always add that personal message. It says “add a personal message”, it’s a little link.

You’re limited in characters but I would just say “Hi George, John or Jim, I just came across your Facebook group about (your subject) . I’m an (your subject) expert too and I’d love to connect with you” and that’s it.

That’s just a little introduction. Then when that person comes back and accepts your friend request, then you can start getting into dialogue. You can do that through the private email, you don’t have to do that on the wall, back and forth on the wall; you can do it back and forth on the wall, when it makes sense, when you want to have your conversation public.

Otherwise you’re going to go ahead and take it private and talk back and forth through the Facebook email. This is where it can be time consuming but then you can also ultimately leverage yourself, because you’re looking for people like anybody who has an eBook group who’s maybe doing something different than you would be a terrific collaboration partner, joint-venture partner.

Ellen: And the point is anybody can do this in any field. You just go to search and we put in eBooks but you can put in health, self-improvement, you can put in whatever your subject is.

Mari: Exactly. It’s one of the best places one of the best strategies to find related people, to find people to connect with and build out your network with people that really have share those common interests or that have a specific interest that’s related to your area of expertise.

Ellen: Even fibromyalgia, I went to fibromyalgia and there are 194 groups just on that. I did that because I know I had a client, a student in one of my workshops, actually I have quite a few that have written about fibromyalgia.

Mari: God, wow. That’s amazing.

Ellen: Yeah. (There are) support groups and different things. I have a feeling this is going to work in just about anything you know? You have to kind of pick your spots because it can get very time consuming, but the truth is that you do need to be working on expanding your network and your list building every single day.

To watch the video and to order The Virtual eBook Expo 2 Program with 13 interviews (including the Author’s Panel and audios and transcripts) from top experts like Mari Smith, Perry Marshall, David Riklan and many more (That’s over 17 hours of amazing content!) Go to

If you’d like to listen to the free 7 call-preview series go to: Mari Smith will be the guest speaker on Tuesday, June 29th, 5:30 p.m. Pacific/8:30 p.m. Eastern You only have to register once to get access to all 7 calls and there is a replay available after each call. Wednesday, June 30th, 5:30 p.m. Pacific/8:30 p.m. Eastern, my guest will be Gina Gaudio-Graves on how to add $150,000 by using JV’s to launch your ebook!

The 7 New Rules Of Internet Marketing In 2010-Learn Them Or Perish!

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

The Internet has been changing rapidly over the last year. There are more websites, more information, and more competition than ever before. Giving people great information just isn’t enough any more!

If you want to know exactly what you have to do to succeed in today’s market or keep the success you already have, you need to 1. Learn the new rules and 2. Adapt them in your business!

So watch this video from Marlon Sanders NOW because he NAILS it!

(I am an affiliated partner with Marlon Sanders but I only share informational materials I truly believe in!)

Ellen Violette, The eBook Coach, is the creator of the Quick-Start 3-Day eBook Authoring Workshop, The How To Turn Articles Into An Outrageousl Profitable eBook Workshop, eBook Profit Marketing Secrets, Accelerated Wealth Builders, and eBook Empire Builders.

She’s also an author in her own right, and co-author of Sell More eBooks, Low & No Cost Tactics To Explode Your eBook Sales & Downloads with Jim Edwards. Ellen helps people design and redesign their online businesses to live the lifestyle they want and make a 6-figure income incorporating eBooks into the process.

Learn How To Avoid Overwhelm When Writing An eBook On 2-Part Free Teleseminar eBook-Writing Series

Monday, June 21st, 2010

People get overwhelmed when trying to write an ebook for many reasons. First, there’s figuring out what to write about and then there are all the moving parts like hosting, a domain name, site graphics, an ebook cover, a shopping cart. It’s a lot-especially when you are first getting started.

Unfortunatelyl most people focus on the wrong things. So I’m giving a two-part free teleseminar series on The Biggest Mistakes People Make Authoring An eBook And How To Avoid Them. I’ll be sharing all of the common but deadly mistakes I see people make all the time-and believe me I’ve seen them all working with hundreds of people across the globe over the past 5 1/2 years..

I’ll also be giving away a recent case study in which I reveal many mistakes a student was making that could have cost him hundreds of thousands of dollar-one of which was fixed by changing just one word that tripled the potential traffic to his website!

This free teleseminar series is taking place Tuesday, June 22nd and Wednesday, June 23rd. 4 p.m. Pacific/ 7 p.m. Eastern. To register for the series go to And don’t worry if you can’t make it live, there will be a replay for each call.

Ellen Violette, The eBook Coach, helps people design and redesign their online businesses to live the lifestyle they want and make a 6-figure income using an eBook as the foundation.

Her next ebook workshop will be in Los Angeles, has been changed to: July 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th, 2010 To learn more go to

How To Come Up With Best-Selling eBook Titles That Sell Your eBooks For You!

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

This is an excerpt on writing great titles from my interview in the Virtual eBook Expo 2
Judith Sherven and Jim Sniechowski, best-selling authors, and Ph.D’s interviewed me.

Jim:One of the difficulties Judith and I had in writing our books is creating titles, because the title has to do two things, it has to1. tell the person what the book is about and number2, in such a way that it draws the person toward the title and into the book.

I’ll tell you what Ellen, I’ll write three books this year if you’ll write all the titles, because they were so difficult for us to write. Ellen, how do you create your titles? How do you do that?

Ellen: That’s a great question. First, you actually brought up a very good point without saying it, which is-cause we write quality, but a mediocre eBook with a great title will do far better than a great eBook with a mediocre title.

Jim: Plenty of books with great titles have sold a ton.

Ellen:Yes so that’s number one, titles are important. One of the ways you can do it is to model other titles that have been successful and a perfect example is Think and Grow Rich. Now there’s Speak and Grow Rich, Meet and Grow Rich there’s a million of them.

Jim: Right.

Ellen: The One-Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard and even Mark Victor Hansen someone of his stature wrote One-Minute Millionaire, so there are certain things that just grab people’s attention. Another one is The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss that was originally going to be called The Vagabond Millionaire.

What Tim did was he got online, he took advantage of the Internet, he tested it and he asked people, which one they liked better. So it’s a combination of finding things that are catchy.

I go way deeper into this in the Quick-Start 3-Day eBook Authoring Workshop, but there are many ways that you can do it. You can use repetition, get organized and get published. You can use something that you turn from a verb to a noun, so luck becomes The Luck Factor, The Moving Cure. There are a lot of different ways that you can do it.

We don’t have time to go into all of them here, but that really is the key to doing it. Looking at what is catchy or sparks curiosity, things that have certain sounds that go together and then the other thing is sounds that go with what you’re doing.

There are soft sounds and hard sounds, so if you have like Spontaneous Healing, with the ‘h’ sound we think of healing. Power Aging is a hard sound, you think of power, so you want your titles to be congruent with what you’re doing.

The last one I want to leave you with and I love this is there’s one called…

Judith: While you’re thinking I want to tell one of my favorite stories about a title, which is a young girl who has a worm business. She grows worms and sells worms to gardeners who want the soil enriched by her worms. And the mother said to the girl…

This is a true story; the mother said to the girl you should have a name for your business. The young girl said I do it’s ‘Wormily Ever After’. Now it’s only three words, but you want to keep your title short. And, we’ve all heard happily ever after forever, so how easy is it to remember Wormily Ever After?

Ellen: Yes and those work. Those can definitely work, but here’s the one I was trying to think of that made me fall over. A model wrote this, it’s a huge success and it’s called Skinny Bitch.

(My understand is) They aren’t experts they’re just people who understand the streetness of it, I guess is the way to say it versus the academics who would write How to Lose Weight and give it more of an academic kind-of-a- thing.

It’s coming up with these things that are catchy that gets people’s attention that hits them emotionally. That is what is most important in a title. Again, like I said we don’t have time to go too much more into it here, but that’s the crux of it. We go way into that in the Quick-Start 3- Day eBook Authoring Workshop.

Judith:That’s so great and crucial.

To learn more and to register for all 7 FREE preview calls for the Virtual eBook Expo 2 Homestudy Release go to Don’t worry if you can’t make them all live there is a replay after each call.

Ellen Violette helps people design and redesign their online businesses to live the lifestyle they want and make a 6-figure income using an eBook to build their brand so people know, like and trust you as quickly as possible! To learn more go to and grab your free pdf “9 Deadly Mistakes To Avoid For Outrageous eBook Profits!”

Her next ebook workshop will be in Los Angeles, June 24th, 25th, 26th, and 27th, 2010 To learn more go to

Why I Love Donny & Marie And How It Can Help Your Internet Marketing!

Friday, June 11th, 2010

When I was a teenager I was NOT into Donny and Marie, thank you very much! I grew up on the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Led Zepplin, James Taylor, Carol King…..I think you get the point! But today I’m coming out of the closet. I love Donny and Marie. But I admit it doesn’t really have anything to do with their music.

I’ve been through Marie’s divorce, her battle with postpartum depression, her weight issues, the suicide of her son, and the death of her parents. And I’ve watched her on Dancing With The Stars, fainting and all, and Donny too (In fact, he’s sooo likeable and such a good entertainer, I was rooting for him to win-which he did!). I’ve also seen Donny protect Marie and defend her and they are very REAL.

They sit down with Mary Hart on Entertainment Tonight and tell her what’s really going on in their lives, they don’t seem “Hollywood” at all. They are very LIKEABLE. And because they seem very genuine I also TRUST them.

Now if you’ve been online for any length of time, you’ve probably heard that what’s important is that people know, like and trust you.
So they’ve definitely succeeded in that arena. In fact, I like them so much as people, that I would love to go to their show in Las Vegas-something that would have horrified me growing up!

And if I went to their show, and I liked what I heard, who knows maybe I’d even buy a CD!

But the point is that when you are real, when people have the opportunity to know you like you and trust you, they will buy from you. If Donny and Marie could get me to buy show tickets trust me, it will work for you too!

Ellen Violette helps people design and redesign their online businesses to live the lifestyle they want and make a 6-figure income using an eBook to build their brand so people know, like and trust you as quickly as possible! To learn more go to and grab your free pdf “9 Deadly Mistakes To Avoid For Outrageous eBook Profits!”

Her next ebook workshop will be in Los Angeles, June 24th, 25th, 26th, and 27th, 2010 To learn more go to

Virtual eBook Expo 2 Preview Calls Series Start Tonight! Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

There are a lot of Internet Marketing events on line but in the past none of them really addressed ebooks. That’s changing a bit as more and more people see that there is money in ebooks! But the Virtual eBook Expo is the best, the original-the first of it’s kind-series that brings together top Internet/eBook experts and addresses all aspects of ebook writing and Internet marketing from an ebook perspective.

And to kick off the release of the Virtual eBook Expo 2 homestudy course, we’re running the preview call series today through June 30th.

People originally paid $20 just to get access to the preview calls because they are packed full of great information that will help you make money with ebooks quickly and easily. But they are being re-released at NO CHARGE this month!

The first two guests, who will be interviewed by Ellen Violette, The eBook Coach, are Adam Urbanski and Jody Colvard. Adam will talk about how to turn 1 eBook into a 7 Figure Income and Jody will talk about New Media and Social Marketing in the 21st Century-unveiling some powerful trends you can take advantage of right not to get a head start on your competition!

Other topics in the series include:
-Insider strategies to sell more ebooks and how to repurpose, repurpose, repurpose with Judith Sherven and Jim Sniechowski

- “Creating eBooks in 72 hours or less” (even if you hate to write, don’t know how to write or have never written!) with Ellen Violette

- “Why Using PayPal’s Free Shopping Cart is NOT a Way to Build a Business” with Christina Hills

- “How to Make $108, 142 with E-Books in Only 24 Hours” with David Riklan

-“eBook Theft Protection Secrets – What you need to know to start protecting yourself from ebook theft without breaking the bank!” with Teri Romine and Ellen Violette

- “How A Million Dollar Bio Builds Your Expert Status Credibility and Cash Flow” with Martin Wales

- “Facebook Fortunes: How To Explode Your Online Profits Using Social Media” with Mari Smith”

-and The Secret to Adding an Extra $150,000 in Net Profit by Using JV’s to Launch Your eBook!”with Gina Guadio Graves.

And that’s just the preview series!

Other speakers at the Expo include:

- Perry Marshall on how to “Access 100 Million People in 10 Minutes with Google AdWords”

-Glenn Livingston, “How To Successfully Enter New eBook Markets With Virtually No Risk . . . Or Double An Existing eBook Business Using Step-By-Step, Laser-Precise, Virtually Fail-Proof Internet Research!”

-and the Author’s Panel with Internet Guru Ben Mack, health and fitness expert, Jon Benson, David Wells who wrote an ebook he sold for $297 ebook and made half a million dollars, and Tracy Repchuk, International speaker, best-selling author and Internet Marketer.

To register for this info-packed preview call series go to It’s FREE! The first call is tonight, Thurday, June 10th, 5:30 p.m. Pacific/ 8:30 p.m. Eastern

Ellen Violette is the creator of the Virtual eBook Expo series. She’s also the creator of many innovative programs including:
- Quick-Start 3-Day eBook Authoring Workshop
- How To Turn Articles Into An Outrageously Profitable eBook In 30 Days Or Less!
- eBook Profit Marketing Secrets, How to build a 6-figure online from the ground up
- And The Accelerated Wealth Blueprint.
She’s also the premier ebook-writing coach online, and an author in her own right including co-writer of “Sell More eBooks, No & Low Cost Tactics To Explode Your eBook Sales & Downloads” with Internet Expert Jim Edwards (ranked #20 in the world

Why Are So Few eBooks Ever Turned Into A Big Profitable Business?

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

This is an excerpt from my interview with Adam Urbanski from The Virtual eBook Expo 2.

Adam:Very good question and I’m glad we’re opening with this, because there are a lot of eBooks out there and obviously the people who are listening to this (Virtual eBook Expo 2) program already know that eBooks are definitely not dead and they won’t be dead ever or at least not for a very long time.

They can still be turned into a successful and highly profitable business, but you’ve got to add a few more components to your eBook business to explode your profitability and we’ll get deeper into this in a moment.

Why are so few succeeding? It’s because most people make very basic mistakes with creating their eBooks. Let’s just talk about a few basic ones.

1. One of them is following kind of a, me too strategy.

Meaning they see something that seemingly works online and they think “Oh, I can do that and they start doing the same thing.” Sometimes it does work, but you have to know the complete strategy to make it work. Typically what people replicate is just what they see on the surface.

If you think about building a car what makes the car function and drive is all the technology inside that’s hidden; the engine and electronics that you can’t see. When you look at the car and you say this is gorgeous, I want a car just like this, I want to build one, you build what you see on the outside.

A lot of people get side tracked with cutesy titles, clever domain names, designing the graphics, headers and writing perfect copy, but what they don’t know is what actually drives the success of that one particular eBook business they tried to replicate inside. What’s the engine? For me, it’s the business model. They forget to look at this and that’s one of the big mistakes.

2. Another huge problem for people is that they forget that the eBook is not a business.

They focus on the eBook as if it were a business instead of focusing on the target market or their audience. Their audience and their problem, the audience’s problem, in other words in short, their market is where the business is. A lot of people spend time focusing on creating the perfect eBook.

It’s edited perfectly, designed perfectly, perfect graphics there’s not a single dot missing over any I’s, all the T’s are crossed it’s an ideal product, but it’s not the one that the audience wants, so that’s a big problem.

3. They forget to identify what sort of lead generation strategy they will use to actually make that eBook sell.

It goes back to just knowing the market.

-Where you can find this market?
-What sort of problems do they have?
-How big is that market?
-How much do they spend on solving specific issues?

When you create an eBook you have to realize that you are basically starting a business and it’s just as if you started a retail store, but it would have cost you a lot more money to start the retail store. It’s a lot more prohibitive, the barrier to entry is higher.

With eBooks, virtually anybody can get started tomorrow, overnight. They can have a business. They can have an eBook, because there’s no high cost barrier to entry, but the principles are exactly the same.

If you open your store in the location where there is no traffic or no customers you’re going to fail. With the same principle, if you create an eBook in a market where there are no customers and no traffic, nobody sees it, there are no sales and there is no success.

People just don’t do the basic legwork, the homework.
Copyright 2010
All Rights Reserved
Adam Urbanski & Ellen Violette

If you would like to hear the free Virtual eBook Expo 2 preview call with Adam Urbanski go to: and register now!
You’ll get all 7 preview calls with no obligation!

Top eBook/Internet Marketing Experts Share Secrets On Complimentary Virtual eBook Expo 2 Preview Calls!

Monday, June 7th, 2010

The Virtual eBook Expo 2, 7-call complimetary preview series with top eBook/Internet Marketers sharing their insider secrets on how to succeed online using ebooks is being re-releasing in a teleseminar series starting June 10th.

Guest speakers include: Mari Smith, Adam Urbanski, Jody Colvard, David Riklan, Judith Sherven & Jim Sniechowski, Christina Hills, Gina Gaudio Graves, Martin Wales, and Ellen Violette.

On these calls you will learn:
-How to Take a Single e-Book
and Turn It Into a 7-Figure Business

- Instant Credibility and Profits
With Your Professional Radio/TV Show

-From e-Zine to e-Book
Turn your Free Newsletter into
Money Making eBooks – it’s simple and easy!

-Creating Hugely Success eBooks in 72 hours or
less to Generate Massive Leads and Sales,
and Grow Your Business Quickly!

- Learn All the Secrets of Selling Your eBooks
and other Digital Products with 1ShoppingCart

- How to Make $108,142 with eBooks in Only 24 Hours

- Low and No-Cost Ways To Protect
Your eBook From Theft Guaranteed!

-How To Write Your Million Dollar Bio
And Increase Your eBook Sales

- Facebook Fortunes: How To Explode Your
Online Profits Using Social Media


-Using Joint Ventures
To Launch Your eBook For BIG Profits!

Here are just a couple of the rave reviews:

“Hi Ellen! Your ebook coach preview calls have been AWESOME! After the first preview call, I couldn’t wait to sign up for the entire expo. I already feel like I’ve received more value from the preview calls and all of the incredible free bonus material than you’re actually charging for the entire virtual seminar. I look forward to the virtual expo week. Thank you!

Robert Prince
Author & Board Certified Surgical Technologist
When I received the invitation…..I hesitated to sign up because I have heard most of the speakers before. I wondered if I had time or even wanted to spend the money.

Am I glad that I went ahead! ….they are already worth it! Way to go, Ellen!

Chris King

We’ll be sharing excerpts from the Virtual eBook Expo 2 on this blog throughout the month. Preview calls go through June 30th. Go to: to learn more and to register for this complimentary preview series. You’ll get over 5 hours of cutting-edge information you can use to build your ebook/Internet business with no obligation and it’s truly great stuff!

Got An eBook Writing or eBook/Internet Marketing Question? Free Monthly Q & A With Ellen Violette 6/7/2010

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

Are you stuck? Confused? Overwhelmed? With your Internet Business, or eBook?

Maybe your business is in a rut and you want to know how to jump start it?
Or, you want to write an ebook and don’t know where to start?

Whatever your situation, I’m happy to answer any and all questions, and I’ll stay on until every question is answered or up to two full hours. So join me, Ellen Violette, for my free first Monday of the month Q and A.

The next one is Monday, Monday, June 7 , 2010 2 p.m. Pacific/5 p.m. Eastern.

To register, go to:
You only have to register once to get the call-in information each and every month (And you can opt out at any time!)

Quick-Start 3-Day eBook Authoring Workshop LIVE In Los Angeles!

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Did you know 81% of people say they want to write a book or ebook but less than 1% ever will.

Why? Because they don’t think they can do it.

And I can just hear the fear in the voices of many people when they consider trying to write one. But what I’ve found when talking to people who have made the leap is that something changed for them.

Maybe they helped a friend edit an ebook, or they came to one of my free calls on ebook writing and realized it’s really not hard to write an ebook-especially when you follow a proven system like the one I’ve taught people all over the world to use to write an ebook in 72 hours or less.

Or they read my website copy, listened to all the wonderful success stories from other’s who also thought they couldn’t do it, or they just trusted me and took the leap!

But the bottom line is they took action and went for their dream!

And believe it or not, ebooks are the most powerful product you can create because:

- They are the only ones that can give you instant credibility and expert status

- Help you build your list AND GET PAID TO DO IT, rather than paying for leads
(higher priced products are too expensive to build a list with)

-They open doors to other amazing opportunities

-They provide both short and long-term cash flow

-And my system builds the foundation for a  6-figure income in one to three years

-PLUS ebooks give you passive residual income for life

And,  I’ve been teaching this PROVEN 72-hour process  for 5 1/2 years.

It grew out of my own frustration when I wrote my first ebook.  It was stressful and I felt confused and it was taking a lot longer than
I thought it would.  You see, I tried to learn from an ebook and it just wasn’t working for me. So I tried to hire an ebook coach but
there weren’t any. And I thought to myself, I can come up with a better process than this! So I did. And it worked!  And now I have
successful authors all over the world using my system!

Here’s what a couple of them had to say:

Ellen your ROCK! I did more than write an “Ebook In 72 Hours”, I broke through writing blocks and launched my business program!

It was worth 10X what I paid -

Thank you!

Valena Hunley

Ellen is outstanding. If you want to get your ebook written and completed then Ellen is a dynamic powerhouse of inspiration, knowledge and expertise that will have you finished in no time. I cannot thank Ellen enough – I completed my first ebook with Ellen then went onto complete my second also in record time. Every entrepreneur and business owner will highly benefit from writing their own ebook/s. If you want to excell to the next level don’t miss Ellen and her dynamic ebook classes!”

Bernadette Dimitrov
The HoHoHo Expert!
Author of “The HoHoHo Factor!” and
“Bluey Santa’s New Recruit!”

And now I’m teaching this workshop  LIVE  to a small select group of writers and entrepreneurs for the first (and maybe only) time : June 24, 25, 26, & 27th at my home in Woodland Hills (a suburb of Los Angeles) up in the hills, overlooking the whole valley! ,

I’ll walk you through the entire process from beginning to end-from conception, to writing it, to finishing it, getting it up on line, and even how to not only make BIG ebook sales right away, but how build your list (and the money is in the list!)  And you’ll get a lot of PERSONAL ATTENTION from me

And right now you save $500 plus there is a 3-payment plan available. But it ends at midnight tonight.  So if this makes sense for you go to and fill out an application.  You must be accepted to attend because I want to make sure this program is
right for you! And I only have room for 6 people (plus each person can bring a partner at half price).

So don’t wait! Fill out your application now at There’s a $100 refundable application fee. Then we’ll have a short interview. And if you’re accepted a payment will be due at that time whether it’s a single payment or a 3 payment-plan. So do it now! These spots will go fast!

Ellen Violette, The eBook Coach, teaches people to write an ebook in 72 hours or less. She also helps them design or redesign their online businesses so they achieve the lifestyle they want as well as a 6-figure income without stress and overwhelm using an ebook so they are instantly branded  and seen as THE expert in their field -which is what allows them to reach their goal financial goals in  1-3 years online!

To learn more about ebook writing and marketing go to and grab her free pdf “9 Deadly Mistakes To Avoid For Outrageous
eBook Profits