Why I Love SBI: Results!

What matters when buying a tool
is whether it works.

And what I know is that your effort + SBI = results.

It really does work!

All you need to do is look at my site. :)

Let me tell you my story ...

I have an MD and practiced medicine in southern California for ten years before changing careers to stay home with my children full-time due to a serious disability.

After I left medicine, I thought that creating a patient education website would be fun and might bring some income. I was ill much of the time, yet I still wanted to contribute to the family.

When I started my first website back in 2000, I had no idea what I was doing. But I had read a little bit and knew I needed to have my own domain name and pay for web hosting if I wanted to be taken seriously.

I saw SBI! (short for Site Build It!, now called Solo Build It!). It was $299 but I thought it was too expensive.

So I did it on my own.

This is what happened:

  • I spent hours learning how to register a domain. I didn't know anything about business, so I chose one that sounded good. (big mistake)
  • I bought the domain name and paid for web hosting. I then spent hours trying to figure out how to set it up. The support staff at this place - which shall remain unnamed - wasn't overly helpful.
  • I paid $1300 for web design, because I didn't know how to make the pages. The design was awful. But I didn't know any better.
  • I spent hundreds more hours learning HTML coding and maintaining my site ... I couldn't justify spending more money -- I had no income!

(remember, before this, I was making ~$40/hour ...)

That first time (I call it my before SBI! time), I did what most people do when they want to start an online business:

  • got the "cheapest" option I could
  • then ended up being "nickled and dimed" to death in time, money, and energy
  • and I did it alone -- no help, no support, no contacts, no idea what to do and what not to do.

Did I get results? No.

Why do people keep doing this?

I think it's because they don't understand the real problem that they have when they want to start a business.

Hint: it's not that you don't have a website!

The real problem was that I had no understanding of business!

No matter how hard I tried, no matter what new "app" or "book" or "turn key system" I bought, I couldn't get any income.

I ended up selling my domain name for a few hundred dollars after four years of hard work.

I now realize that there are many unscrupulous people who take money from people trying to make money, especially people who need to make money fast.

And so, like many people do, I lost thousands of dollars trying to have an online business.

Fortunately, the story doesn't end there!

Six years later, my health was much better, and I felt ready to try an online business again. I was determined that this time it would be different:

  • I wasn't going to spend a lot of money.
  • I wasn't going to hire anyone to do things I could just as well do myself.
  • And I wasn't going to even start unless I had a reasonable chance of success.

So when I saw some information about a company called SiteSell (link opens in a new window) that promised to teach you HOW to make a successful website I was interested.

But I was cautious.

I did a lot of research.

The main program that SiteSell has is called Solo Build It!, or SBI!

This program is a ten-part class that gives you the complete practical knowledge of exactly how to make a business website successful!

Included in the cost is:

  • website hosting so easy to set up that you don't even know you're doing it until it's done

(I'm serious! I actually said, "I'm done?" out loud. I was astonished.)

  • dozens of beautiful website templates to choose from, with help and advice on customizing your template, just like I did, to get the exact look and feel you want
  • the new "Mobilize It!" feature that instantly creates a mobile device-ready format for your website for viewing on smartphones and tablets
  • a "BlockBuilder" format that lets you plug in your text and links (and even repeat them across all your pages if you like) without needing to know ANY computer code
  • "Brainstorm It!" tools to help you discover what people are looking for and whether there is even a demand for what you want to write about
  • a BUTTON to convert your site to HTTPS. One click!

(these tools are worth the cost all by themselves, in my opinion, because they save SO much time and energy)

  • tools that encourage others to contribute to your site (if you've filled in a form, signed up for my newsletter, or made a page anywhere on this site, you've used them already)
  • easy-to-understand statistics and information about what's going on with your site
  • help finding others in your specific topic (or "niche") to network with
  • more information and support than you can imagine ... the subscriber-only forums are full of incredibly giving people that have helped me so much, and SiteSell's Support department is the best I've ever seen

(the forums themselves are worth the price right there ... talk about networking opportunities!)

  • continuously updated -- they've added many features since I've joined in 2010 -- and are going through a major upgrade right now -- and haven't raised the price. No other company I know does that.

Once I got Solo Build It! (link opens a new window) I didn't have to buy anything else. The hosting, tools, and domain name registration are all included!

(Hint: do not buy your domain name yet! "Day 5" shows you how to research the very best domain name for your niche.)

So here's the deal: You can know absolutely nothing about business or computers and come out not only with an online business of your very own, but with the contacts, connections, and interpersonal support you need to succeed.

No cheap hosting company or free blog platform is going to give you all that. They couldn't, or they would go out of business!

(there are a lot of people who do know how to do all the computer stuff and are great at business, and still choose SBI! because of how much time and money that the tools save them)

SBI! is $299 USD a year, up front. No gimmicks, no hidden costs, no high pressure tactics, no calls from people they've sold your information to, no spam.

They also have a monthly program of payments, if you'd rather do it that way.

Love Wordpress? There's SBI! for Wordpress as well.

SBI! isn't a website, or a forum, or a blog, or a hosting company, or a "secret formula", or a "scam", or a "get rich quick" scheme. If you want to do nothing and get rich by doing nothing, this is not for you.

You don't have to do shady or cut-throat things to make money online -- it can be a "win-win" situation for everyone.

I love my site.

I love writing about plants and food and edible landscaping. I enjoy learning the things I'm learning, and I love seeing the numbers of people who are visiting my site grow. The feedback from my friends, family, and visitors has been very positive.

And, best of all, I'm making money instead of losing money.

I recouped my $299/year investment after eighteen months. Many SBI! users do it sooner.

Ask a website owner you know if they did the same in the same time frame. Most will admit they haven't.

(if you need proof, contact me -- I'd be happy to talk to you about it)

If I can do it, you can do it.

Yes, even you.

I can't tell you how grateful I am to have found Site Build It. This is the most fun ... and at times most challenging thing I've ever done. And I love it.

So that's my story ... I hope it inspires you to try something new.

Wishing you the best of success!

P.S. If you have questions about Solo Build It! please contact me. I would be glad to answer any questions you have, either by email, via Skype, or over the phone.

Or you can go ask a real live person right now, 24 hours a day (link opens a new window)

I have contacted SiteSell several times since starting, and their support staff is the best I have ever seen in a company.

PPS. I promise you: if you buy Solo Build It! through one of the links here (so I get credit!), I will personally help you in any way I can, without charge, for as long as it takes until you are successful.

You'll start off with your own mentor. :)

So if you're ready to start succeeding in an online business, then please consider SBI! ... you'll be glad you did.

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