When you look at starting your own online business, there are allot of things to consider:
What happens is you buy something online, that will either give you a head start and leave you hanging or you just don't get anything of real value out of the thing you bought.
Trust me, this has happened to me many times. Although I regularly like to urge people to check if there is an article written about a certain program or product by typing into Google search "the name of the program" followed by scam or not, I still sometimes fall into the trap of buying something that I did not check. I don't know if I'm just lucky or if it is because I am very fast to respond and very persistent, but luckily I usually get my money back, but not all of it. Some money does get lost with transaction fees.
With me, my making money online venture started when I started homeschooling my children. I have been working for 20 years and the beginning of the year 2013, with a sudden turn of events, I had to start homeschooling our children. Believe me, this is the best thing that happened, because they are already better of than they were in school.
But the thing is, my salary disappeared. And we all know that without money, it is hard to survive. There were days when I was so hungry and there was just enough food for the two kids - I have learned that a glass of water can be just as filling. I have also learned that a mother will give up everything she has as long as her kids are provided for.
I bought a great book that has helped me start this site on which you are reading now, but sadly like everything else you buy online, it was incomplete. After that I had to struggle to get the technical stuff right. For many days, after around 2h30 when our schoolwork was done for the day, I would sit in front of my computer, reading and reading and reading ...... till the early hours of the morning. Most of the days, not getting any further than I was the day before.
Later on I reached a point where I could not go further than 2 O'clock in the morning, when I started feeling dizzy and started feeling my heart beating vigorously, then I started to realize that I am neglecting my own health to build up this site and in the end, "is it going to be worth it?" and "who is going to homeschool my kids if I am not here, because I did not look after my health."
What I realized about starting your own online business:
- I realized that if you want to make money online, you must first forget about making money and realize that this is not just something you start because you want to make money, this is something you start because it is a business.
- When you look at a business outside of the internet, you have to buy or rent premises to run your business from. This is going to cost you money even before you started making money. It works on the same principle when you look at an online business.
- Then you have to pay for electricity, phone bills, your shop's boards and advertising, staff salaries, buying the stock, etc. There is a popular saying amongst business people that is "it takes money to make money" and sadly this is true. When I first started off, I did not have any money to spend on any online business and I still don't have allot of money to throw around, but luckily I am able to pay my hosting account as well as the other services that goes with having an online business.
- But, .... this can become expensive (but still not as expensive as running a shop), because you have to pay for your domain name, hosting, auto responders (for e-mails), e-commerce and any other add-on services you choose to make your online business successful and worth it.
You must always remember to compare your online business with a physical business, and remember that you must be willing to pay money to start any business, be it online or offline.
Another but...... there is an all in one solution where you get allot of help and you are not left on your own to find out what goes for what and how to do things. This solution is called Site Build It. It was founded by Ken Envoy in 1997 and helps you from start to finish to build your own site and start making money. Though I cannot promise you that you will not be working until the early hours of the morning, what I can promise you is that you will have your site up and running allot faster than taking any other routes.
If you are anything like me, you will still be working on your site allot and maybe working until everything is finished and set up correctly, because I am a perfectionist, which sometimes is very hard on oneself, because everything has to be right and perfect before I go to bed. I might just add that this last month I started realizing that I must not be so hard on myself, because I must look at my health as well, and while I am sleeping, who says that anyone is seeing my unfinished project. (I must just remember to continue with it the next day)
More about how SBI (Site Build It) helps you in starting your own online business:
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.
Yes, there are easier ways to build a Web site. However, online profits require more than just having a collection of Web pages. SBI! includes all the tools and a proven process required to build a long-term, profitable e-business.
SBI! removes the technical barriers allowing you to keep your attention on building your business. Many functions are completely automated. You don't need to know anything upfront about building a Web site in order to succeed. The tedious, "under-the-hood" stuff is handled automatically so you can focus on other important business-building activities.
SBI! is the only product that takes the time to prepare you to build a profitable business, before you jump into building your site. For the beginner, your learning curve will be shorter and you'll bypass any show-stopping errors. For those experienced in site-building, SBI! deepens your level of understanding. No matter who you are, you are guided all the way until you succeed.
The Action Guide presents a step-by-step process, presented in both written and video formats. All you have to do is follow it. Really! The most successful SBI! owners say "all they did was follow the Guide." They don't get sidetracked, or have to guess at what to do next. SBI!'s guided approach helps you reach your goals.
SBI! comes with unlimited Customer Support. SBI! owners often call it the best they've ever experienced. And the SBI! Forums complete the picture. They are the most friendly, help-and-be-helped set of e-business forums in the world.
Too many non-SBI! sites start without profits being "built into" the process from DAY 1. 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.
Niche Choose It! is your final decision-making tool. It uses a complex decision-matrix theory that makes choosing the best niche for YOU simple... and flawless.
Monetize It! helps you choose the best monetization options for your site concept. Creating a diverse monetization mix will help you maximize your site's profitability and ensure long-term growth.
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.
When it's time to create your site's Look & Feel, SBI! provides fully customizable, easy-to-use templates. You can choose and create a professional-looking presentation, even if you have no design skills. And if you're a designer, you can create and upload your own. This page shows a range of styles.
SBI! includes domain name analysis, optimization, and registration. You will develop the best name for maximum profitability in your niche. (It's often different than what you had planned.)
Fast, reliable, state-of-the-Net Web site hosting is all included with SBI!. You don't have to worry about choosing the right "hosting" features (size, capacity, etc.). Web hosting is included, no nonsense, no hidden clauses.
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.
Search Engine spider/listing/ranking reports let you see how your pages are being handled by the Search Engines. You can see what pages rank best and drive traffic. Each report's insights help you to determine how to increase traffic and monetization. Most pros don't have easy and reliable access to this type of information.
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.
SBI! includes Value Exchange (VE) for finding and managing high value inbound links (another criteria for ranking highly at the engines and building traffic). This automated inbound link-building tool saves time for what is otherwise a tedious time-sucker.
SBI! includes an easy-to-use form builder with autoresponders. You can build contact forms, surveys, and polls to easily communicate with your visitors. You don't need to use your e-mail address, which attracts spam. Experienced users will appreciate no longer needing separate form-building tools. Having these tools all in one place saves time and expense, too.
List-building and e-mail marketing are included (usually these expensive features are bought separately). Sign up visitors to your e-zine subscription list and then mail an issue to them. This repeat exposure builds a stronger bond with your visitors and allows for direct promotions to them. Deeper PREselling = More Monetization.
PREselling is a concept "invented" by SiteSell, part of the C T P M process. The concept is simple. As small business people, you do not have a brand name that is known and trusted. So you have to build that before you can monetize. Seems obvious, right? So few people do it, or they don't do it right, online.
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.
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.
The various HQs ("Traffic," "Tips 'n Techniques," "Resources," "Monetization" and several others) keep you on the cutting edge of all that you need to know. No other "outside reading" is necessary (except for info related to your own business, of course). There are membership sites that charge hundreds (even thousands) of dollars for this type of invaluable information.
New tools are added continuously so you can feel secure that you'll always have the most up-to-date site-building and marketing tools.
Content 2.0 allows your site's visitors to create content for you. Turn any page on your site into an invitation for your visitors to add content. C2 then allows other visitors to comment and rate the page much like on a blog. This means your site will have more Search Engine attractive pages. Having more site pages means the Search Engines will rank your pages higher and that leads to more traffic. A chain of events that simply started through the contributions of your visitors!
Infin It! enables you to plug third party resources into your SBI! site. You can add forums, shopping carts, datafeeds, blogs and other server-side functionality. Infin It! brings you an SBI! site with no limits.
The SBI! private forums provide friendly, helpful support from other ! users. Help is available from folks who are in the same place as you. This peer-to-peer support gets you over the humps along the way in a stress-free environment. Help is available even for advanced questions. The forums are a business-building support community ready to help you succeed.
The SBIX! weekly newsletter brings you the latest news from SiteSell and around the Web, highlighting only what you "need to know," and saves you time. You won't have to worry about keeping up with the latest online marketing developments. We do it for you. You'll stay informed but not bogged down so you'll be able to continue focusing on your business.
The tortoise approach symbolizes SBI!'s steady-and-sure approach. It's definitely not GRQ (GetRichQuick) and keeps you from getting distracted by false promises or dead-end tools and strategies that end up costing more money. Experienced users will appreciate avoiding time-wasters that don't help you succeed. Think of it as a simple, direct, hype-free path that leads to success.
**SiteSell.com was established by Dr. Ken Evoy in 1997. His series of books have helped hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs and small businesses. Make Your Content PREsell! and Make Your Words Sell!, formerly books sold by SiteSell, are now F_R_E_E, go ahead, get your copy now, just right click and "save as". They are literally the dynamic duo of "Web-writing."
Dr. Evoy realized that the average business person needs more than some information in books, no matter how good. S/he needs both the C T P M process and an all-in-one Web site hosting, building and marketing suite of tools that enables them to execute the process flawlessly. To this day, SBI! is unique.
Ken Evoy provides a rare level of dedication to his customers. He's extremely active in the SBI! forums with over 5000 posts to date. He makes a tremendous personal effort to help people succeed and is highly passionate about helping people build businesses online. Anyone who owns SBI! can benefit from this extraordinary Internet business visionary.
Some testimonials from people who started their own online business with SBI and made a huge success:
"While I loved my career when I was single, I found the stress of working long hours when I had small children was very taxing. I no longer feel stressed when one of my kids needs to stay home from school. I can take care of them and
still work on my business. I wake up excited every morning. There is nothing like the sense of accomplishment that I feel when I learn something new or master a new skill."
"Because my online business runs virtually on automatic pilot these days, I will have the freedom to travel to Japan this December to visit my daughter who is teaching high school there. Since my products are downloadable, maintaining my business and dealing with any customer service issues from Japan will be a simple matter of checking my e-mail accounts once a day.
Life just gets better each day."
"SBI!! takes care everything and lets you focus on great content to make your site sell. Trust me, writing good content is a big enough job without all the added hassles of worrying about technical issues on the Internet."
Just to sum it all up:
- SBi is the solution if you are thinking of starting your own online business with the least hassles.
- It is going to cost you money to start making money, so why not go for the easiest way.
- SBI is now integrated with WordPress, so even if you already have a website running on WordPress, but you are struggling to build a successful business online, you can launch your WordPress site to a successful online business with bizXpress!
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