Or, How I Built my Passion into my Business
[Update September 3rd, 2019: A lot has changed online since I originally published this article. It’s a fascinating insight into the history of the web, and my relationship to it. I’m grateful for the lessons I learned, and some of the foundational ones are still valid today! Though I no longer recommend SBI.]
[Update January 10th, 2012: I’ve just completed transferring this website from SBI to my own dedicated server. I still highly recommend SBI to anyone starting out with an online business for the sole reason of absolute top-quality information and training in the fundamentals. Because it’s these fundamentals that get you paid. Now, for me however, I am a certified expert and require more power and tools far beyond the scope of a beginner or intermediate online business owner, so I’m migrating to my own solution. More about that here. So read on future business owner, this information is just as valid now as the day I wrote it – perhaps even more so.]
Three months ago [April 2008] I was a total website newbie. I had tooled around with HTML for a few hours one rainy afternoon, and even made a landing page to show a video I’d made (before YouTube), but had done nothing like putting up an actual site. And not just any site, but a full-fledged internet business.
Then I found Site Build It! (link opens a new window) SBI! makes online business success do-able. Anyone can succeed with an all-in-one process, tools, and guidance.
The process is simplified to such a degree that success (i.e., profits, not the mere presence of a Web site) is achievable even for a beginner. For an experienced person, achieving success is even smoother. SBI! really does change lives.
Too many non-SBI! sites start without profits being “built into” the process from DAY ONE. It all begins with the right process. Content –> Traffic –> PREsell –> Monetize is the underlying, logical and powerful process that capitalizes upon the fundamental realities of how people use the Web. C –> T –> P –> M puts you on a solid, profitable business foundation.
Brainstorm It! is SBI!’s powerful keyword brainstorming and research tool. It helps you verify that your site concept has acceptable profit potential. SBIers are saved from making that common fatal error. With Brainstorm It!’s help, they know they are on track, right from the start. Brainstorm It! also helps you to find topics related to your niche that will pull in traffic and generate income.
Page creation is as simple as riding a bike with its training wheels still attached. No need to know HTML. The block-by-block builder trains you how to write a page that is both “Search Engine and human effective.” It’s simple, do-able and most importantly, effective site-building. The block-by-block builder is perfect for beginners, but even many “advanced” users should start with this tool. It’s an excellent way to break bad habits!
Since SBI! is compatible with popular HTML editors (ex., Dreamweaver) and image tools (ex., Photoshop, Flash, etc.), you can easily use advanced page-building techniques, if you like. This allows for maximum creative flexibility for all skill levels.
You learn to “get it right” quickly (or correct bad habits) so you can focus on other traffic-building strategies. (These are also easily mastered due to “automation-and-process.”)
To announce your site to Search Engines, you need to submit a specialized file called a “Sitemap XML” file. SBI! does it all automatically, a huge time saver, that enables you to quickly achieve wider distribution and attract more targeted free traffic.
Traffic Stats and Click Analysis help you understand what your visitors like most. Understanding them helps you know what to write about, which in turn leads to more and more business.
Automatic site blogging turns your site into a blog easily. You’ll enjoy all the benefits of a blog without needing extra skills or additional software. For those experienced with blogging, auto-pinging for your SBI! blog keeps your site on the Search Engines’ radar. All of this helps attract more traffic.
Too busy to build a site yourself? Get SBI to do it for you. Learning to build a Web site is not for everybody. So while SBI! does deliver success, it takes time and dedication that you may not have. Or perhaps you prefer to do what you do best… run your business. Let SiteSell Services take care of your site for you.
Of course SBI! has a no-risk, 30-day money back guarantee. It’s a risk-free decision that you can make with confidence and peace of mind. If you have any questions at all, feel free to ask me, or you can pose your questions directly to SBI!
After only a short while online, I have a full-fledged internet business. I leave the trickier technical elements to Site Build It! so I can concentrate on delivering valuable content to you: Win – win – win!