Tortoise It! The tortoise is the perfect mascot for today’s world. Steady. Persistent. Unperturbable. A thick shell to pull into when needed. Poke your head out and look around — take a chance, at the right time. And you know what? They live a long, long time… and they get there!
~ Ken Evoy, SBI! Builder
How to learn and earn as we do what we know and/or have a passion for, grow along the way, while we leverage our time online? Tortoise it! with Solo Built It!
You want to create your own lifestyle? You have a passion you can and want to share? What about earning more than a living on your own terms? Tortoise it! with Solo Built It!
♥ Where to begin? With only a website, low financial investment, how long would it realistically take to earn a substantial income? Is this really achievable?
If you are considering to start a business online, it is legitimate to ask those questions. If you have a presence online and you spend a fair amount of time sharing info with everyone, it is wise to ask those questions. If you have a passion or a knowledge you want to share, If you are looking for means to give forward, it is sensible to ask those questions.
The answer I find is Solo Build It! (SBI!) the tortoise way, an honest step by step system and the most affordable platform of its kind right now to start a business online.
Most people who use SBI! do create a sustainable lifestyle with proving results, real testimonials, and real numbers to back-up the narratives. Actually, I am backing up my story with real stories from my network of fellow SBI! solopreneurs:
When Wellesley first came across Solo Build It! (SBI!) in 2007, he didn’t plan to build a website, let alone a web business. He simply wanted to promote SBI! as an affiliate to earn some commission.
Little did he know that his side project of earning part-time affiliate income would turn into a fully fledged online business. A business that would eventually allow him to quit his day job and support his family of four.
But, let’s take it from the beginning, and hear Wellesley’s solopreneur success story on how to start a business online in his own words:
~ Wellesley Gayle from www.my-island-jamaica.com
I found within Solo Built It!, invaluable leadership with a team of people who got me tried and true steps, no bias, and proven real results, all within a fully comprehensive Action Guide on how to start a business online.
SBI! Action Guide's simple steps to wisely start a business online:
1. Master the All important basics
2. Develop your best site concept
3. Brainstorm profitable topics
4. Investigate and plan monetization options
5. Refine your site concept and register your domain name
6. Build a site that gets the click
7. Build free traffic from a variety of sources
8. Develop relationship
9. Know your visitors
In whatever order, you will find similar information within any good article about how to start a business online. Even if more details are provided, you will still have to go through trial an errors to figure out how to work out the steps to wisely start a business online and effectively thrive.
With SBI!, the way is paved to move towards your targeted goal confidently with the right set of tools and process, step by step instructions and, a helpful community network always handy.
Note however the importance of self-acknowledgment and a patience mindset to cultivate.
James Stuart's storyline from Oahu, Hawaii...
I experience dance as a pivotal key towards a conscious freedom lifestyle, a mighty undervalued path to revolution dance of love, respect and courage towards balance and harmony in all. With SBI! support, I am engaged in sharing my knowledge widely while earning more than a living. I have an outstanding education while effectively growing a small business online to bring our light to each other.
Ultimately, profitable passion mindfully in service to others and ourselves always match well, however you may define profitable. Have you ever think that what comes easy to you now is knowledge others are seeking to learn more about and/or learn how to?
This article, through my story and 15 other stories, is about the road map, and people who are providing valuable insight.
I share how I first pursue the idea to grow a business online and earn big time with a blog, without a dime to invest. Some may succeed in creating a lifestyle that exact way, most don't.
It's been quite a learning curve, for me, to tortoise it! Nevertheless, in the light of first-hand experience and further research, I find that Solo Built It! (SBI!) offers the most value for your investment. The tortoise way reveals itself as the surest best way right now, online and offline.
How to start an online business the right way: the whole story...
5 bummers I got acquainted with...
- The sense of emergency freak
- Time spread thin
- Decisions rule by emotions
- Bits of information stitched however from wherever
- Urban myths
Keep It Real. I took seriously the message that passion and expertise would speak louder than cash-hunting. The Action Guide is a bonsai business plan: well-pruned, perfectly formed, diminutive, ancient, and evergreen.
~ Katharine Scarfe Beckett (www.calligraphy-skills.com)
Darren's storyline from California, USA...
1. Not so fast...
I decided to start a business online at a critical moment in my life.
I am a creative soul. I hate constraint. A life made of constant same old routine is a death sentence to me.
Being a single mother at a young age, I was working in administration & accounting for convenience purpose but will get bored quickly and often change job less than 2 years in. After a big fat financial failure as an independent financial agent, broke and somewhat desperate, I decided on a 360° change of path.
I wanted to start a business online with a blog on, as an ever bright candle in all circumstances, dance spirit inspiration for my pursuit of sustainable mindful growth and conscious freedom lifestyle.
I followed a recommendation from the Millionaire Mind Intensive seminar, which was a game changer.
The first worthy model I found to start a business online was Jennifer Laycock's 30 days, zero Dollars and a little talent ebook. It is a concise version of her 30 days part-time blogging experience with Blogger Blogspot. It aimed to collect funds without spending a dime for the project Lactivist, a maternal milk bank.
I would also try Get Rich Quickies that popped up here and there, willing to try whatever because I felt in dire need to create a pool of revenue real fast, real quick. Why would anyone deceit people blatantly intentionally?
Keep going. It will be OK. I meandered my way through countless “Get Rich Quick” (GRQ) pages, and kept coming back to SBI!. Its attraction was real people, telling real stories. They were ordinary people, people like me. It was a case of thinking — if they could, I could.
~ Susan Dugdale (www.write-out-loud.com)
Richard Bergman's storyline from Ontario, Canada...
I came across how to start a business online with SiteSell Solo Built It! (SBI!) while looking for the JARS system of money management.
√ proof of accountable results
√ affordable for all budget
I became confident that I can start a business online wisely and thrive mindfully with SBI! online business system as my mentor.
Money was a critical issue
Following Jennifer Laycock's footsteps, I started artpreneure.blogspot.com a little before I found SBI!
In parallel with starting a small business online using SBI!, I would combine lessons learned from SBI! and Get Rich Quickies to keep going with the free Blogspot. I was hoping for fast financial gains to somehow sustain my beginnings and provide for my younger son who was still at home.
I got a pretty cool start with social media references linking back to my Blogspot endeavour.
However, the red carpet was suddenly pulled under me.
I tried to shortcut SBI! tortoise rhythm. Things went wrong...
Sarah Kok's storyline from Montenegro...
2. Time spread thin
I have a vision and plenty of creativity to do wonders.
I know first hand about obstacles and I am not afraid to dive in without ever looking back.
I raised alone two boys now 24 and 30 years old. I spent my life struggling even though I was decently employed in administration and accounting. I went on with some pretty chaotic years when I switched to the status of an independent worker in financial planning.
I kept feeling pretty much hungry, my ultimate life quest always waiting on the sideline.
To start a business online became the solution to level up my game to where I can truly thrive.
SBI! always stayed my absolute first choice. SBI! reminds me of alternate education philosophies such as Montessori, Waldorf or COOP programs. I am convinced that SBI! compares favourably with higher education business programs.
Elizabeth O'Brien's storyline from the USA...
Get clarity. This is something that SBI! gives you when you’re just starting out. They tell you exactly what you need to do for each step. I loved that about SBI!. There was no guessing – no trying to figure out what to implement or what to do – no additional research.
They do it all for you. They give you the steps, and you are just responsible for getting the steps done. Map out your timeline for getting things done, and then do it.
~ Elizabeth O'Brien (english-grammar-revolution.com)
Everything is at my fingertips
- I need to focus on my goals.
- I need to deliver quality content.
- I need technical matters to be taken care of.
- I need my online business to have constant progress.
I started to work patiently on revolisyon kadansenou.com following, step by step, the Action Guide instructions. SBI! is consistency. SBI! is brain, attitude and motivation at the unwavering pace of the tortoise.
My motivation was as high as can be. My attitude was that I needed money real quick like yesterday. My brain was fizzling and I would go for the urban myths.
I end up spending way more than I was earning following Get Rich Quickies and short videos wherever.
Willful and pigheaded, I would not cultivate patience to stop skipping steps and follow the Action Guide consistently to effectively create an online business.
I was fooling myself and spent away all my time, my most precious invaluable and unrenewable energy.
I would still take what I was learning from SBI!, and add them to the quickies that caught my attention from wherever on the web. I spent way much more time on artpreneure.blogspot.com than on revolisyon kadansenou.com often correcting not so well done work.
As a matter of fact, blogspot's free web hosting favour caught me off guard and got me down to my knees. Free web hosting means complete dependence and subject to changes by the host without prior notice or right of regard.
And, that's exactly what happened + I suspect my blog had been copied.
(The competitive site analysis program, Alexa, showed an artpreneure.blogspot.in that was the exact replicate of my artpreneure.blogspot.com and some funny things were done by the dear host, Google, in the Blogspot admin section as make up or something).
So, without prior notice or whatsoeve right of regard, my host changed artpreneure.blogspot.com for artpreneure.blogspot.ca. The links I built were also changed. Those changes practically meant, in terms of positioning on the web, a new start from scratch. The blog's ranking with Alexa, competitive site analysis program, dropped drastically.
Flush down went six months of steady work. I survived, still short of money. Time went by. No gain and no solid foundation to grow from.
Elyssa Bernard's storyline from Rome, Italy...
Do not skip through the Action Guide.
The Action Guide is really simple and straightforward. The trouble is that many of us think we know better and decide to take shortcuts, only to regret it later. In the initial phases of building my website, I was too excited to just get going and made a lot of mistakes.
Later when I saw that my site was not doing so well I went back to the Action Guide to check where I went wrong. After following its advice closely, my site did better.
My advice to anyone is… “do not skip through the Action Guide and do as it says.” The success formula is there for you; don’t reinvent the wheel.
~ Dr. Moses Simuyemba (www.motivation-for-dreamers.com)
Kathy Milano's storyline from California...
3. Rule by emotions
"Emotions are what make us humans, make us real.
Emotion means being in motion.
Be honest with your emotions. Use your mind and emotions to your favour. "
~ Robert Kiyosaki
I must admit that my online presence turned to madness at work!
Madness: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
Obsessive people, beware!
I let my emotions get the better of me.
SBI! Support. Good help/support people, tons of useful FAQs on pretty much anything you need to know, especially the incredible forums — whenever I have a question, I always know exactly where to go to find the answer.
That in itself is priceless! It saves me countless wasted hours trying to find reputable answers in the mishmash of useful, garbage, and out-of-date information that’s out there.
~ Erin Dragonsong (www.wicca-spirituality.com)
Ashley Cotter-Cairns's storyline from Montréal, Canada...
I kept going wherever in emergency mode as if everything was flaming 24/7!
There was no time to go back to the drawing table. No time to think over, plan and organize better. I kept spending more than I earned. I wished and believed that I could get it all back multiply by then, hundreds or thousands more than I could ever imagine.
Go figure...! Urban myths?
In the same period of time, adding up to the sizzle, I also became my ageing mother's sole caregiver. I had to deal with a debilitating health system more inclined to care for administrative matters than people's wellbeing and quality of life.
I managed to add content regularly to the somehow reformatted artpreneure.blogspot.ca. Learning the hard way that a personalized blog is better/safer, I bought the name artpreneure.com for $10 a year in order to drop the free blogspot extension name, but kept it's free web hosting.
Still expecting diffrent results, I boutht along with artpreneure.com, artpreneuredancequotes, and artpreneuredancegifts, to have one big combined hopefully great team of pages that will win the race for me. Dance quotes, and dance gifts were Google AdSense good potential keywords I found through SBI! Brainstorming It! tool. Little did I got that I bought myself a load of more work to pursue the madmess at work, rule by unleashed emotions.
Ironically, Google AdSense banned me shortly after for a technical reason. Out went my sole monetization and the 10 $ in store as the financial results of all my hustling to create an online business.
Sarah Boysen's storyline from New Zealand...
Always a step ahead with the Action Guide.
I was finally able to quit my full-time work last year (yay!) and live off my online business (aka website) earnings alone, so I guess that is a successful step right there — but I know I could be doing much better.
Right now, 100% of my income comes from Google Ads… which is scary because I have to make sure I don’t break their rules and get suspended and lose my livelihood overnight.
I am working on implementing my own products this year. Also, I have just set up my first proper affiliate promotion related directly to my website topic.
~ Sarah Booysen (www.beginner-bookkeeping.com)
Gerhild Fulson's storyline from Toronto, Canada...
In came a cause that took over my heart
I couldn't resist! I dive in with passion unfettered by my circumstances!
I contributed an intensive 3 months of marketing in support of a fundraising to the benefit of the Youth Dance Program Dansepyenu in Haiti. I set a dance quotes challenge and used tools from the course Lancements orchestrés by Le Marketeur français, inspired by Jeff Walker's very popular Product Launch Formula.
It was a good learning experience. However, beside keeping revolisyon kadansenou.com stalling, artpreneure.blogspot.com also got off track for months. Slowly, though, I managed through half of SBI's Action Guide 10 days concept and got revolisyon kadansenou.com's home page online as the first step to its visibility.
A little sidetracked you think?
I was still taking care of my mother. For 2 years, and with the help of Usana Health Sciences cellular nutrition, an MLM business I started along the way, we gradually reversed the degenerating side effects of prescription drugs.
And you are only seeing the tip of the iceberg as it is.
Wendy Lau's storyline from Hong Kong, China...
4. Why stitch when we can create?
It feels like, in my overboard eagerness to start a business online, I was on a quest to the end of earth while the essential key I need is right inside my pocket all along.
Keep It Simple. The Keep It Simple philosophy, continuously focusing on simple steps, just works. The Tips and Techniques articles are invaluable! The knowledge they have brought me over the years about web design, content creation, keyword analysis, marketing, and business in general has made me a better entrepreneur, not just for my SBI! site, but for my other business as well.
~ Ugo Ortolano (www.Taiwanese-Secrets.com)
Why stitch bits of information however from wherever when we can simply focus to start a business online and thrive mindfully?
Melissa Makris's storyline from Blacksburg, Virginia, USA...
I have to humbly acknowledge that there is no such thing as a fast-track machine to instant results in any known realm. So far, SBI! is the only all-in-one-step-by-step online business system of process to deliver proofs of thriving online solo entrepreneurial success, I know.
Although I partially used SBI!'s tortoise wisdom, the good returns I got were from doing so. It kept me alive and kicking on the blogosphere.
A firm resolve to focus on SBI! process and tools is a no-brainer.
I am practically learning to keep it simple and build on constant progress, one step at a time, the tortoise way. I already know, or remember, that I am a slow walker anyway.
I've always kept aligned because however lost I've been, from the moment I wanted to start a business online, integrity has always been my number one priority. SBI! shows plenty of that integrity!
Time. While others are stuck in the Training Trap, consistently doing one online marketing course after another, (and there is ALWAYS another), I plod along — slowly but surely winning – not a race – my freedom!
~ Ian Parkin (www.psychic-junkie.com)
Luke and Hollie Barber's storyline from USA...
5. The real thing vs urban myths to wisely start a business online and thrive mindfully
Don't fall for Urban Myths!
I first considered to start a business online for financial growth and it turned out to be a wonderful personal growth experience. It is worth all the time I invested.
My success requires well aligned personal motivation as well as reliable resources to free up my spin, desires and creativity.
I can avoid all the noises around while I concentrate on effective work.
My subject danse, is well documented to fit strongly in its niche. The most valuable proposition to benefit you is crystal clear: dance your total presence.
In my eagerness to start a business online, like yesterday without any safety net whatsoever because I was so focused on emergency need of money, I did repetitive false starts ruled by emotions.
However, using my talent, hobbies, passions, experiences, what motivates and drives me, to level up my game effectively and efficiently, is crystal clear.
Solo Built it! provides, far beyond expectations to beginners as well as experienced webmasters from creative background and all walks of life, sharp actionable tools to start a business online and thrive.
Tom and Rhonda Muir's storyline from Orkney Islands, Scotland...
Confidence. SBI! gave me access to examples of other websites that have succeeded, along with all the other useful information found in forums, etc., which gives me insight and confidence that I can succeed. Sometimes the most important thing is to know that something can be done and knowing that you are not wasting your time trying.
~ Franco Normani (www.real-world-physics-problems.com)
Cath Andrews's storyline from Italy...
How to monetize your hobby: you take what you know about Italian culture or, say, backyard chickens, and turn it into a website. A site that earns so much income that it helps pay for 220,000 Euros (about USD 242,000) in earthquake damage. Cath learned all she needed to know about keyword research, creating great content, attracting organic traffic, monetizing with AdSense, writing product reviews that convert, creating and selling her own digital products, and much more. Her piece of advice to start a business online and thrive as she did: "Everything you need is within Solo Build It!. You just need to jump in and trust the process. Because the process works."
Security. Worry-Free. I know my site is always 100% secure and online – no hackers! My domain is safe, renewed without any hassles on my side, even on the odd occasion when I had bank card renewal problems. The server is always sufficient for my traffic. In short, I never have to worry about any hosting problems.
No Fluff – Peace of Mind. No matter how big or small the changes are on the internet, it affects all websites. I truly appreciate how the SBI team always comes up with a plan when there are important changes that require action – without getting their subscribers in a freaked-out flat spin. SBI! encouraged me to be a game changer, not a follower.
~ Sanet Geyser (www.fun-stuff-to-do.com)
I am cultivating a patient entrepreneurial mindset. I am dancing my way much more wiser to profitable results while remaining mindfully in service to others and myself!
Do not just take my words and check the possibilities and results.
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Value. Overall, I have received more value from SBI! than any other purchase in my entire life, and the value consistently increases with no corresponding increase in price. I’ve been a customer for over 10 years and haven’t seen a single price increase, despite product value increasing at least 10 fold. This is incredible.
SBI! has contributed to my success…by providing an example of how to constantly increase value through continuous improvement.
~ Arthur Gueli (www.InjuryClaimCoach.com)
Steve and Pat's storyline from Bay Area, USA...
I bite more than I can chew. But, that's just me. Solo Built It! gives me a head start on how to leverage the time I am spending online effectively, sustainably, the tortoise way.
Create your lifestyle, share your passion, what you are knowledgeable of and, earn more than a living: Start a business online with SBI!, Solo Built It!
Ask me any question. I'm available to help in your decision process on starting a small business online. Take a moment to tell me about your observations or any particular comment you may have on how to start a business online and thrive mindfully.
Did I tortoise it or tend to be like the rabbit? What was the impact?