How to Build Websites with SBI! :-)

How to Build Websites
with SBI! :-)

Susan Gast - Owner/Operator of Easy Food Dehydrating - holding a Nesco dehydratorSusan Gast with her trusty
Nesco Dehydrator

I'd love to share how to build websites with SBI! with you, but indulge me; let's go back to the very beginning of my various careers.

It was November 2010. I'd been working diligently on my five-year-long chosen career path of Forex trading—and Christmas was only a month away and I couldn't feel the cheer.

I put the trading 'aside' to tackle, yet again, the chance to be my own boss and have my very own website.

I've always had somewhat of an entrepreneurial spirit, (I took after my dad!), so looking for a 9-5 job wasn't in the cards for me.

Not to mention that the job market was in the dumpster.

(Ever notice how things go in cycles? This note added January 27, 2024).

So, What's a Girl to Do?

Yep, I surfed. Not on real waves, I'm a wuss, but on the PC. My love of designing things was in the back of my mind, but I had no idea of how to turn this desire into something of substance and how to build websites.

I've noticed through the years that most good ideas come to you when you're not trying so hard to think.

In this stage of 'not thinking so hard' and surfing, I came across a website that was selling seeds, and they had "affiliate" programs.

I thought, "What's that?" and clicked on it. But I was stumped. In order to become an affiliate to help sell their seeds, I needed to have a real storefront or my own website.

Storefront? Website?

I Had Neither!


I Had No Idea How to Build Websites...

I did not know how to build websites. I then did what all of us would do at this point: typed in the search engine box "how to set up a website for free" and yes, I'm sitting here cringing at how desperate that sounds!

Nowadays WordPress is the King of site creation "for free"—WP just creates a site and you have to get outside hosting. Without SBI!'s huge amount of business savvy that they teach that's included in the low monthly hosting fees, you'd be lost.

Having said that, SBI! does have SBI! for WordPress users too!

Solo Build It! (SBI!) teaches you all about creating quality original content. And with that mindset and dedication, the traffic will come!


Solo Build It!

Thankfully, I spotted it...

They'll teach me how to build websites!

Solo Build It!

Thankfully,
I spotted it...

They'll teach me
how to build websites!


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December 1, 2010

Just Look At This Girl Go Now!

cartoon female with an old-fashioned computer monitor

"What's this?" I asked myself as I landed on the SBI! website.

I clicked. And the rest is history.

I read ALL the customer reviews and stories of how they each found Solo Build It! and how it's been working out for them, and their yearly updates!

Hey, I realized that I'm now getting closer to learning how to build websites the right way!

And I signed up. December 1, 2010.

It was the best thing I ever did. An easy one-time payment for a FULL YEAR of hosting, (or you can go their monthly route if you wish). It includes a fabulous forum filled with friendly folk (enough of the 'f' words Susan) who honestly do want all SBI! members to succeed.

The Action Guide is so full of info. that it will make your head spin IF you try to do it all in a rush.

Just know that it'll teach you all you need to know about how to build websites that work!

Take note of the ad farther down the page showing the option to 'pay monthly' if you don't want to fork out for a full year in advance. It costs just a few dollars more per month overall, but if a monthly option helps with the family budget, go for it!

THIS is How to Build Websites that Work!

THIS is How to Build
Websites that Work!

Get Armed with the Good Stuff

Now I was armed with ambition and good intentions, which saw me through the Christmas period in good spirits!

www.easy-food-dehydrating.com
was born on December 23, 2010, at 10:15 am
I was the proud owner of a
brand-new bouncing-baby website!

At times I faced a very steep learning curve, a straight-up parabolic curve in nature, but I kept at it! It took about three short weeks from 'no idea' to 'great idea' to 'actual website'! 

My site now promotes these books:

Now I was armed with ambition and good intentions, which saw me through the Christmas period in good spirits!

www.easy-food-dehydrating.com
was born on
December 23, 2010, at 10:15 am
I was the proud owner of a
brand-new bouncing-baby website!

At times I faced a very steep learning curve, a straight-up parabolic curve in nature, but I kept at it! It took about three short weeks from 'no idea' to 'great idea' to 'actual website'! 

My site now promotes these books:

I now can say:
"I know enough (HTML) to be... dangerous"!

I now can say:
"I know enough (HTML)
to be... dangerous"!

Now Why on Earth am I Saying That?

With Solo Build It!, you don't need to have a head full of HTML. They take care of all that technical stuff!

You simply build the pages, block by block—and it's the beauty of their block-building system called BB2—that works so well.

They take care of the behind-the-scenes work of 'how to build websites'!

They take care of
'how to' build websites

Frees YOU Up for the 'Creative Stuff'

Don't Miss This Fantastic Offer:

Solo Build It! Case Studies

This frees you up to do the creative stuff, you know, the content that people want to read!

People visit sites looking for information—so you'd better make sure you deliver IF you want to be regarded as a successful site... and be visited time and again.

I am fortunate enough to have a gainfully employed husband, so that affords me the luxury of being able to sit here for hours on end—and I don't take that gift of luxury lightly.

Yes, I am indeed very fortunate! Hence, being able to create just over 100 pages in three short months!

I look back now with wonder at how I achieved this in so little time; I have what SBI! calls "BAM"—which is Brain, Attitude, and Motivation.

Well, we all have a brain. Most of us need to work on attitude, and motivation is all it takes to get going and keep going!

You must have motivation and a desire to succeed in any business endeavor. If not, pass it up. Keep your day job!

SBI! teaches you via an unparalleled system called the "Action Guide" and you can view either the video, read it, or do both!

You can go at your own pace. It's sectioned off in ten 'day' increments... but don't think you have to do it all in ten days! A day's section could last as long as three of your days and I'm sure some people HAVE 'done it' in ten days.

Just don't rush it, is my advice. It takes as long as it takes. Rome wasn't built in a day. Your site won't be either!

When you see your homepage for the first time, it's such a rush!

But back to SBI! and the Action Guide. SBI!'s premise is as follows: use C T P M and your site will be successful.

What's C T P M?

  • C stands for Content. Content is King.
  • T stands for Traffic. The all-important Traffic, the lifeblood of all sites.
  • P stands for Pre-sell. Your visitors must feel good about being on your site, and your content sells itself to your visitors, thereby pre-selling them what you may have to offer for sale.
  • M stands for Monetize. (Something the government is good at doing with our debt, but I digress!) Monetizing is how to get your site to pay for all your hard work.

Do not be tempted to do the C T P M out of order. Keep it in sequence.

I can go on and on and on about how wonderful SBI! is, but to save my typing fingers for now, I'll leave you to click on the video below (on the full site), or the monthly payment option 'ad' that appeared earlier.

Before I Go:

In July 2015, Mother Earth News contacted me to see if I'd like to blog for them (of course I would!) You can find my posts by clicking on the Mother Earth News by clicking HERE.

A week later, the hosts of this website also contacted me to see if I'd like to participate in their Entrepreneur Series (again, of course I would!) See my post HERE.

Now go click on this link: SBI! - SiteSell - Solo Build It! and "get busy" ... now you know how to build websites!

I'm also the owner/operator of my "books" SBI!-hosted website: SusanGast.com