My Solo Build! It Review:
Lasting Online Business Success

This Solo Build It! review explains why I use and recommend their services throughout Life Coaching Professionally. Their brilliant system has saved thousands of dollars and supported me to bring you this information. 

Prequel: The search for a new life direction begins.

As a bit of background, I and my husband (Paul), have been Solo Build It! clients since 2010. In those days it was called Site Build It! (SBI! for short).

Recently, SiteSell – led by Ken Evoy – rebranded to Solo Build It!. Ken has often been credited as being the "father of content marketing" before it was a 'thing'.

Until 2010, Paul was in radio and then video and audio production – interviewing, writing and creating education and information content – including websites. He worked with individuals and companies throughout the world. I was a journalist, author and Life Coach.

You can visit Paul's site, VideoDriven and discover more about my background, here.

It had been rewarding and exciting for us both, working with some amazing and brilliant minds. These included many from the Money and You team as well as Robert Kiyosaki (author of Rich Dad Poor Dad) plus the Rich Dad Advisory Team, Mike Basch (co-founder of FedEx, marketing genius Jay Abraham, Chris Howard and Tony Robbin's Sydney center.  And there were many other individuals and corporations.

But it was time for a change. We looked at the options and decided working online was for us! It had all been fun but we desperately needed a break - a kick-start to try something new and something that would re-ignite our creativity and business – focussed passions.

Doing the same thing for the next 10 or 20 years just wasn’t appealing. In fact, it was almost depressing and we were looking for a new adventure.

Paul and Wendy in their empty lounge, ready to travel

The journey begins:  The Solo Build It! Review

We decided (with almost no previous experience) that building a money-making website seemed like a good idea. 

The idea of a money-making website didn’t entirely come out of the blue. We had created a few sites for clients that were very well received. But they all required a site-building specialist. Each cost at least AUD7,000 (about USD5,000) to build – this was the late 1990’s.

And, I’m embarrassed to say it now but, maybe like you, we had absolutely no idea that it was meant to be able to be found by people searching the web.  Search Engine? Google? WHAT’S THAT?

But we had learned that we needed our supplier to provide:

  • Something that didn't involve Wordpress or customized coding. We found Wordpress to be totally unmanageable without expert help!
  • A support team we could rely on.
  • A strong, credible and proven service.
  • Something so secure that it was unbreakable.
  • An all-in-one service that didn’t rely on multiple plugins that could conflict and break.
  • Some sort of detailed plan we could follow.
  • A site we could build and manage ourselves from design to navigation to monetizing.

We knew that if we could find this it would save us so much time, stress and expertise that it would be worth spending at least $1,000. After a few weeks of solid research, we found Site Build It!  (as it was known in 2010.)

Looking back all these years later, little did we realise that the Site Build It! system could be everything (and more) that we dreamed of. Not only was it rock solid and proven to work but the team running it were providing a permanent, 24 hour support and education service that was 100% focussed on successfully building an online business.

When we signed up we also benefited from:

  • An amazing business builder called the Action Guide that was beyond anything else on offer. 
  • Beautiful looking templates that could be simply adapted for any site.
  • A highly responsive, moderated and supportive forum where all questions are answered promptly by other passionate SBI! clients and various experts.
  • A support team that goes out of their way for any pesky issues.
  • A management team, led by SiteSell’s founder, Ken Evoy, who are constantly keeping everyone on top of maximizing their business potential.

In short , we didn’t just find a support team. We found a network of like-minded committed online solo-entrepreneurs who were able to share their successes and experiences so everyone could benefit.  WIN/WIN

We also realised that our notion of a make 'money online' site was erroneous.  The power was going to be in our passion for a particular niche. For me, it was all about providing independent resources for those who wanted to become a life coach.

Now, almost exactly 7 years later, it continues to over-deliver for the same cost as it was in 2010 (USD299 a year) as well as remaining fresh ad relevant.

Should this Solo Build It! review make you purchase? Maybe. Maybe not.

Everyone who creates a website does so for a different reason. But something we all have in common is that we want the site to fulfill the purpose for which it was designed. That usually means that it is financially successful (whatever that personally means) and is found by the search engines.

Nevertheless, a website site takes commitment.  There is no such thing as “make money now” or a “passive income” website.  And yet so many companies attempt to draw you in with a promise of “choose your domain name now” as if that was the most important thing in building an online business.

It’s not and unfortunately too many people get sucked in, waste money, loose heart and worse, the passion that had ignited them to action in the first place.

So, just because I recommend Solo Build It!, it may not be for you. To get a sense of whether it could be for you, this link will give you a big picture overview.

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Why Choosing The Wrong Online Business Builder For You Can Be Expensive

Just imagine for a moment that your website is a piece of income producing machinery. For example, like a crop harvester.

Stay with me here!

To make the machinery work for you, you need it to be able to reliably work from dawn to dusk for the period you have access to it. That way, you can maximise your financial return and minimize your costs. No surprizes there.

Harvester broken down on the side of the road signifying how the wrong online platform can wreck your business.

Your combined harvester has been designed, built and road tested thoroughly, from the ground up. When you buy it, you know it is designed for the job you need it to do.  It has the power, it has the stamina and it has all the right equipment attached.

Consider then, that your online business is very similar to a piece of heavy machinery.

You need it to work flawlessly, reliably. AND, you wouldn't just design a look and feel so it looks fabulous without any thought for the content, where it would go and how the Search Engines would react to it, would you?

Would you???

Despite the cast-iron logic of this approach, bizarrely,  many website services – like Wix and Weebly, Go Daddy and Wealthy Affiliate, for example – will ask you to choose a domain name FIRST and then show you how to add your content together with some basic SEO processes.

As simple and wonderfully efficient as this may seem, it means you are almost going into your online business blindfolded and certainly, with one arm tied behind your back. You are locking yourself into a system that requires you to reverse engineer your website. 

The right website is for life. So don’t jump in and buy a domain name and build your online presence around that. It makes no sense.

Building a business starts with a solid foundation and plan.  Do you walk into any purchase in your life and buy the first product you see without having any idea what you want?  Never!

And so this is why I recommend Solo Build It! It protects you, it supports you and it enables you to grow.

It keeps you on the road.

How Solo Build It! compares with website builders

If I was to forced to point to one one key reason I recommend Solo Build It!, it’s because it is an all in one, verifiably successful ONLINE BUSINESS BUILDER.

This is an important distinction because many of the big names – including WordPress – are actually ONLY site builders.  They ONLY provide the technology to build the site. It’s amazing the number of WordPress sites I see that don’t even have the basics in place.

However, if you have a Wordpress site, SBI! for WordPress will support you via the powerful and constantly updated Action Guide and keyword brainstorming tool (Brainstorm It!)  to stay on the straight and narrow.

But beyond that, you are often on your own. Other services such as Wix or Weebly provide the basics of connecting to Google and getting found but for the most part the critical business building education is up to you.  And this is where most people flounder.

This was definitely our experience when we did our research way back in 2010 and I see nothing has changed. In fact, the internet has proliferated in recent years with some incredibly disreputable marketing tactics, selling the lie that actually choosing a domain name before anything else is a good idea!  They only do it to lock you in.

In our case, most of the alternatives we explored seemed to be really trying to ‘sell’ us something (Quick!! Quick!! Quick!!, Cheap! Cheap! Cheap!). They wanted us to buy rather than building a relationship that could be relied on  to support us in methodically building a new business.

With SBI!, there was no pushing. There were no quick “suck me in” offers and looking at their material felt genuine, honest and consistent.

It felt like I was being bombarded by special offers left right and centre. It felt like they wanted me to sign up NOW! Bizarrely there were also a lot of what looked like fake reviews of SBI! and people claiming it was a scam but once we looked more closely, they had absolutely no credibility.  Ironically these reviews only reinforced the credibility of SBI!

If you are interested enough to explore Solo Build It then here’s the home page. Look at how the focus is business building – not signing you up!

Why I recommend Solo Build It!

I recommend Solo Build It! because it has taught me everything I need to know and has provided the context for me to focus on building an online business instead of needing to worry about plugins, struggle with being hacked, technical issues and paying external suppliers every time I am in trouble.

Through the forums and various social meet-ups, I have created an international network of like-minded friends who respond quickly and accurately with no criticism or judgement.

And most of all, I recommend Solo Build It! because I can be absolutely sure you will be in safe hands no matter what your online dream.

Got any doubts about the value of following a proven path?

This Solo Build It review has been long, And I haven’t even begun to scratch the surface of the value. But if it has stirred an interest, if it ignited a spark, give it a trial. You will notice you have 90 day no questions asked free trial.

And, if you are using WordPress, give SBI! for WordPress a go.  It has the Action Guide, all the keyword brainstorming tools (Brainstorm It!) and access to the infinitely wonderful SBI! forums. Some people prefer WordPress but at least this way you can also have a proven Action Guide for building a successful online business.

What could you possibly lose? If you have questions or comments about this please contact me directly and I can explain it further. There will be no hard sell….

How to Protect Yourself from Fake or Misleading Reviews

I can recommend Solo Build It! quite confidently but you must also do your own research. Unfortunately however, if you search for reviews of Solo Build It, you may also find fake reviews by people who are paid to make reviews to send you to a proven inferior product.

To counter this, SBI! recently conducted a head-to-head study to test the proven success rate against one online business- Wealthy Affiliate. It is a remarkable study and in summary, it included every site from both products.

On average, SBI! placed 3,300% (that’s 33X) more sites into the top bracket. The other product only “beat” SBI! in failure (and by a large margin). Read more by clicking the image…

Solo Build It's comparative study with Wealthy Affiliate

The study included every site from both products. The full set of results appear here, in the 3rd and final post.

There are all sorts of ways of “fake-reviewing Solo Build It!,” but they never, ever, compare success because Solo Build It! has always provided tons of verifiable proof on their site.

Make sure that any claims you read can be demonstrated by a link and quantified.

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