How To Create Your Own Million Dollar Ebook

Jacob Hiller is a certified trainer and the author of The Jump Manual, a guide to vertical jump training. If you’re into volleyball or basketball, this is the resource for you.

If The Jump Manual was an actual book instead of an ebook, it would have made the New York Times bestseller list. So far, Jacob has sold over $1 million worth of his book and has garnered attention from ESPN, Men’s Health and Sports Illustrated. How did he do all this?

“I was the young kid who wanted to dunk just like most young boys and I never really grew out of it. I went from one thing to another that worked or didn’t work and developed my own theories on how to get high in the air, and I started training other people to do it.”

Starting with a really bad YouTube video, in which he propped up a mattress covered in a green sheet as a backdrop, Jacob gave out his tips on how to jump higher. The videos got such a good response, Jacob leveraged it into a website and The Jump Manual ebook.

Initially, Jacob gave The Jump Manual away for free until the testimonials began rolling in. Then he sold the eBook for $15 using PayPal. Then he put the book on Clickbank and raised the price to $67 with the option of adding jump coaching services at $9 per month. Jacob now sells 500 and 1,000 books per month, earning up to $75,000 monthly.

Watch the video below to find out how Jacob took a single idea and turned it into a million-dollar business.

60 thoughts on “How To Create Your Own Million Dollar Ebook”

  1. Great video John!… I’m getting the marketing ready for my iPhone game. Looking great so far!…

    Keep in touch,

    David Edwards

    1. PPC Ian says:

      Really awesome stuff. This is quite an inspirational story. 🙂 Nice to see Jacob making so much $ by selling his eBook on ClickBank.

      1. I agree Ian,

        Stories like this one are always great to see, hear or read. They inspire and one gets never tired of them. Jacob is doing really well and he deserves every bit of it.

    2. Yes this is really inspirational and showing how a clear mind can grow his or her business.

      Important thing is he started to provide it free of cost earlier.

      1. He must have write really good and easy to understand in order to achieve such success.

      2. Hey ZK,

        Providing things free at the start can help with spreading the news asbout them and the person doing it. If the product is good the people will eventually pay for it happily.

    3. Erwin Miradi says:

      Yeah it’s really inspirational story. The fact that he started it all by sharing it to people freely.

      1. PPC Ian says:

        Yeah, that’s really cool. It just goes to show that if you create a good product that truly helps others, you will benefit (financially) big time.

        1. That’s for sure Ian. Having good product that people find out about and need is a good way to earn money.

  2. Brock Blohm says:

    What a great story! This is inspiring – it’s amazing what someone can accomplish when they put their mind to something.

    Similar to what you have done here. When you first started, did you think that in a few years your site would grow to epic proportions?

    1. There must be some dream involvment but we do not how big that can be in near future.

  3. Virtual Tour says:

    Great story, how fast did it all happen? Maybe I missed it.

  4. Bobby E. says:

    Wow. That’s really impressive. I’ve never even thought about trying to publish and sell an ebook. I’ve always considered that a method for giving away and maybe getting some commissions on the back end, but it looks like this guy is the information source and does a great job with it. I used to do “vertical training” when I was a teen, and I did become a dunker. I would be curious to see if there is anything new in this guy’s book or if its just a rehash of many programs I sampled.

    1. I haven’t thought about selling ebooks either, but I will probably reconsider. So far I have used free ebooks to get more consulting offers.

      1. There are many good and free eBooks out on the internet, just search in your niche and you going to find it.

  5. MykeTech says:

    Great story John! It’s amazing how such a simple idea like wanting to jump higher (lol) turns into a million dollar idea! Great inspiration as always from you John.

    Dot Com Lifestyle!!

  6. fazal mayar says:

    creating an ebook and selling it can be great for the short and long term. This guy is still banking it because he has written an ebook in a big niche.

    1. Main thing is picking the right niche in which people are interested and ready to spent money.

      He picked that niche and now enjoying it.

  7. PPC Ian says:

    I’m honestly really curious about this eBook. I wonder if it really helps people jump higher. I kind of want to buy it at this point.

    1. The “book” does not make you jump higher…just leg exercises and good genes. Lol

    2. so this fellow got 2 buyer here itself.

    3. Erwin Miradi says:

      @ PPC: LOL yeah I’m kinda curious too. I wonder if there’s an exercise that will help people jump higher drastically.

  8. Fantastic story indeed & i have seen entire video..

  9. Sadia Komal says:

    Nice and inspiring

    1. excellent video, easy and very rewarding.

  10. Essays says:

    Youtube gives you instance response, even if the video quality is not good. People do hear you, if you are saying something valuable.

    1. PPC Ian says:

      That is quite true. Some of my earlier videos I did on YouTube got tons of views (and still do) even though they were recorded in lower quality video. My new videos are shot in HD, and I get even more views, but it is very true that good content overcomes video quality.

      1. Hey Ian,

        Content quality over the quality of recording wins every time. They say that the quality of the recorded sound is more important than the quality of the recorded video.

  11. Erwin Miradi says:

    Getting money by telling people how to jump. That’s an inspirational story.

  12. Francisco says:

    I’ve been following your blog. Thanks for all the good advice. I’m new at dealing with websites, and have barely got started. But your many sources of advice have been very helpful.

    Hopefully my work will lead to some sucess as an entrepreneour.

  13. fas says:

    This is a classic case of success being there in things other than make money online books.

    1. PPC Ian says:

      That’s a really great point, fas. It’s true. You can make money in other niches beyond the “make money online” niche. In fact, I think it’s easier to make money in other niches since they are sometimes less competitive. It seems like Jacob defined a brand new niche.

  14. Lela says:

    I have never read his book but I think it might also be because he had a technique. There has to be a quality information or it has to be a good story. I have seen that this is the best way to sell any book. I wish I could repeat this success. Hmmm maybe someday.

  15. Zak Show says:

    This is a great and inspirational video! One simple idea turned into a business who makes $$$ is just amazing!
    I hope that can work for me too someday!

  16. great article john. thanks for sharing the inspiration video.


  17. IT pakistan says:

    Hi, I want to create my own Ebook about Tech, But I think its a very time consuming and dedicated work, only hard workers can write their books. And I am not a hard worker Truly.

  18. Whitney says:

    This gives me motivation to make a CRAZY good ebook! I’ll take over the world with it indeed!

    1. Erwin Miradi says:

      Yeah. The message is quite simple though: If you’re good in something, sell it in an e-book. You would help a lot of people and get money for that.

  19. Patrick says:

    I wrote an eBook a few months back on building WordPress business sites. I sell both on my site as a PDF, and on Apple’s iBookstore as an EPUB formatted eBook. It’s starting to do well.

    I even wrote to detailed posts on creating an eBook and saving it in the EPUB format on my MacSage website.

    I think for folks who have a particular expertise or skill, creating ebooks is a viable way to make some extra income. I’m now exploring what I call Lightweight Video Production for creating screencast instructional material.

    It’s great to hear about guys like Jacob becoming successful with selling information products. Thanks for an inspirational post!

  20. J.D. Meier says:

    I like how the little wins added up over time, and that it all started with a simple tip.

    I’ve heard multiple stories about how people created amazing traffic by sharing a tip at a time. Over time, the tips add up, the traffic adds up, and the impact snowballs.

  21. JoMi says:

    Awesome, Article John! By just reading this article and watching the video, it makes me more excited to create my own e-book! Tnx for sharing! =)

  22. LFB says:

    So his girlfriend only became interested when she found out it was making money…gold digger!

    1. A Strong support from a girlfriend, boyfriend, family and friends is important when you start a business.

  23. Justin Dupre says:

    It’s good to hear success stories such as these.

    1. Yes Justin,

      It’s been said in the comments above. It’s good to have stories like this and it’s very inspiring.

    2. Yeah Justin it’s a unique story indeed.

  24. Tennis elbow says:

    Goes to show that if you are passionate about something you can turn it into a successful venture. The eBook is here to stay! Amazon now sells more eBooks than paperback books! Adding this product to Amazon will only explode his sales!

    Great story!

  25. Chuck says:

    Its good to see that these things can happen. Especially with something you’re passionate about. GOOD STUFF.

    1. I think that these things can happen because people are being passionate about them.

  26. Techmug says:

    Nice share mate
    I have just created ebook for subscribers
    But after read your post going to make some eminent in my ebook

  27. Ebook will give the clear information for the readers to earn something from it

  28. Ebook must be provided for all the websites it will be more useful to bring the traffic

  29. Girl & boy both are owner of great personality that’s why most interested in this video..

  30. Once again seen this vide, I really feel different. Thanks for providing the information.

  31. Jacob is suited name in this story & Storey, any level part of a building that has a permanent roof and could be used by people

  32. Amani says:

    Too many people are selling ebook on Clickbank nowdays so it very hard to stand out.

  33. Ebook is always loved by all people we should create for our blog

  34. Dress Making says:

    Having ebook for our blog will help to tell the message to others

  35. ebook is one of the best to make money online.

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