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I started 1st Stop County Kerry in October 1999, when I was searching for an interesting way of earning a bit of extra income and building the site up so that it would supplement my pension in later years.
I had been spending all my summer holidays in County Kerry, helping on the farm, from the age of two years old to when I was about 18 and travelling there nearly every year since.
Thank you for helping it become one of the most visited County Kerry sites.
I have also receive many emails asking me more questions about this website and about SBI. Obviously there is a lot of curiosity about the system.
What's also hard to beat is the feeling that you own your life and your time . There is no way I could ever go back to working for others in a permanent job.
That is probably the most common question. The answer is, yes and no. It depends how you define easy.
It certainly isn't a matter of pressing a few buttons and the money starts rolling in. If that's what you meant when you said easy then the answer is no.The one point I stress in every email, whether people asked this question or not, is this: it takes time, hard work and commitment to build a successful website. Do not underestimate the amount of time, the amount of hard work, and the amount of commitment involved!
But that's all it takes. It does not take exceptional writing skills, it does not take technical knowledge, it does not require that you know anything about computers or websites. Nothing.
You will initially have to learn a lot, but that learning is part of SBI. You will be guided through the whole process. Anybody with a brain who's willing to learn and work can do this, no matter what their background. So if that's what you wondered, then the answer is yes. It really is that easy. You can do it.
How much time do you spend working on your site?
When I started I still had my day job, so I could only work on the weekends. I usually wrote a page or two per week for the first 6 months.
After I quit my job my job full time and worked part time I spent a lot more research on the County Kerry website, but also got side tracked onto other internet opportunities which was a mistake and one you should not commit yourself.
That is absolutely not a problem.
Most people who already have an idea change their mind once they start with SBI. I had two ideas when I started and dumped them both. SBI came up with the topics for all my websites.
The first thing that SBI teaches you is how to select a profitable topic. There are no general rules. Everybody is different so this is an individual decision.
SBI has brainstorming tools. You use them to generate ideas and to analyse them. You'll see if there is enough interest in a topic, how much competition there is, and if there is money to be made.
To choose a topic for a website is the most important step in the whole process, so you shouldn't do it without SBI anyway.
I thought the same thing when I started. But as I already mentioned above, SBI teaches you everything you need to know to build a successful website, including how to write compelling content.
Ken Evoy wrote a fabulous book called Make Your Content Pre-Sell. It teaches how to write for the web. The book has always been part of SBI, available for free for SBIers, but outsiders had to buy it. But since some time in 2006 it is totally free for non SBIers, too.
If someone tells me they worry about their writing I send them this link: you can < a href= http://myps-masters.sitesell.com/passion2. html> download your free copy here.
Ken realized that the technological complexity required to build a successful online business is just way too high for most people.
But instead of trying to teach people how to handle every little technical detail, Ken decided to build a service that would do it for them, automating as much as of the process as humanly possible.
Ten years later Ken's vision is a huge success, with thousands of "raving fan" customers who've built real income-generating websites via Site Build It!
There are lots of highly active members in their forums who are passionate about helping each other. This definitely isn't a take-your-money-and-run operation. Site Build It! is designed around a simple formula, which they refer to as CTPM. This stands for Content -> Traffic -> Presell -> Monetize.
When done correctly this "content is king" approach can generate tons of traffic. Preselling is the process of building a relationship with visitors, which essentially means treating visitors like human beings. People visit my site looking for information about County Kerry, so that's what I focus on providing. The final monetization step occurs when people click on ads or buy affiliated products that happen to be of interest to them.
The advantage of Site Build It! is that it provides technical solutions to help reduce your chances of making mistakes. Where it cannot provide a technical solution, it provides clear instructions and education to help you succeed.
It will still take commitment and effort to build a successful online business. But this robust suite of tools will definitely put the odds of success in your favour. You don't have to become a technology expert to earn enough to quit your day job. The key benefit of Site Build It! is that it provides tools, guidance, and coaching to help you stay focused on the correct actions.
This begins with providing easy-to-use research tools to help you figure out what kind of site to create in the first place. A lot of people fail because they create sites that were doomed from the very beginning. Site Build It! can help you avoid soul-crushing problems.
If you're new to online business, or if you've tried and failed, or if you're stuck trying to build traffic and generate income, then you should definitely take a look at Site Build It!
With Site Build It! you don't have to build your web pages from scratch using HTML and CSS. They provide point-and-click tools and templates to generate your pages quickly and easily, including images. This allows you to focus on writing your content instead of wrestling with the underlying technology.
Of course, if you're already comfortable with tools like Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and Flash, knock yourself out. Site Build It! is compatible with other HTML editors, so you're always free to fall back on your own tools if that's your preference. This gives you maximum flexibility to create the look and feel you want. All the Tools, Training, and Support You Need to Build Your Own Income-Generating Website
Site Build It! includes an extensive suite of tools to help you build a successful online business every step of the way, including:
• Domain name registration• Web site hosting• Point-and-click page creation• Content management• Blogging• Market research• Traffic stats• Search engine optimization• Auto-responders• Form builder• Graphic manager• Customizable templates• Sitemaps• RSS feeds• Web mail• Newsletter management
Seriously, this is only a small fraction of the tools they include. Many functions are completely automated, and some tools work for you in the background even when you aren't aware of them.
For example, if you update a page on your website, Site Build It! will automatically regenerate your Google and Yahoo sitemaps. If you don't know what a sitemap is, with Site Build It! you don't even need to worry about it. The technology will handle it for you. This means you can focus on creating content instead of worry about getting all the technical details right.
Site Build It! will even suggest new topics you should write about to increase your traffic, based on its analysis of your current search traffic patterns.
Site Build It! provides unlimited customer support as well as private discussion forums where thousands of members share tips and advice. I browsed their forums myself and saw a lot of enthusiastic members helping each other. It's an extremely active community with hundreds of thousands of posts.
They also have a team of moderators and in-house editorial staff who glean the best pearls from their forums and turn them into articles -- on everything from brainstorming to monetizing.
Their near weekly newsletter keeps you up to date on the current best practices as well as additions and updates to their "Info HQ" knowledge base. They track what's happening in the world of e-business (over 100 feeds, blogs, e-zines), so you don't have to. This makes it easy for you to focus on your business without worrying that you're missing important opportunities.
Site Build It! is basically an all-in-one solution for building a successful online business. They continue to add new tools and refine their existing tools to keep the service state-of-the-art.
I encourage you to look into Site Build It! to see if it makes sense for you. I recommend you start with the Site Build It! home page, watch the 2-1/2 minute video there, and follow whichever links interest you. The 30-minute video tour is a must -- it will really clarify everything for you. The video tour starts out mostly motivational in tone (i.e. benefits of working from home), but later on it dives into the details of how the tools and monetization strategies work, using real web sites as examples. I think you'll find it educational even if you have only a minor interest in making money online.
If you really want to do your homework, I suggest checking out some of the success submitted by their customers as well as their in-depth case studies. If you have any questions about Site Build It!, you can submit them via the questions form, and you'll get an answer from a real Site Build It! owner/user.
If you're the type of person who prefers classroom learning with a real instructor as opposed to learning from educational materials on your own, I'd strongly recommend you take advantage of SBI eLearning to create your Site Build It! website.
If you don't have your own story, you can use the Testimonial Build It! Tool (TBI!) to show how SBI! changed other people's lives. The Testimonial Build It! Tool provides short, one-paragraph "snippets" from our Case Studies page that will create Emotional Credibility for SiteSell. People love stories and these short teasers will leave your visitors hungry for the rest of the story.
Once you have engaged and connected with your visitors, you can begin to create some Product Credibility for Site Build It!. They are ready to learn "how" SBI! can solve their particular need or problem. The Starting Point Build It! (SPBI!) Tool will help you get the message across.
We took 30 of our top features and put them into this easy-to-use tool. These features have been "coned" down to a descriptive paragraph that leads to the ultimate benefits they represent.
• "SBI! gave me the opportunity to work from home." • "Thanks to SBI! I now live the lifestyle I always dreamed of." • "It feels great to be able to wake up in the morning knowing I'm going to be doing something I love."
"If you're the type of person who loves to know how things work "under the hood," let me share some of the features and benefits of SBI!. But if you're not that type, that's fine.
You don't need to understand "how" SBI! works in order for you to succeed. The process is so simple, anyone can do it."