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Welcome to my “take” on Site Build It.
This is not a formal Site Build It review.
It is my brief, well perhaps not so brief, commentary on eleven and a half years of working with a platform, wait... website building tool, wait... classroom, wait... resource centre, wait… business plan, wait...
I will stop there, as I am sure, you see my dilemma.
Something that offers so many facets of tools and wealth of knowledge is hard to describe in brevity.
That is my answer to "What Is It?". It may seem a feeble description, but if you continue reading you will discover the breadth.
I would like to tell you a little about my journey with using SBI, but in order to do that, I must first tell you about Ken Evoy.
Because without his journey being what it is, I would not be able to tell you mine.
His story opens the door for mine and thousands of others.
So to continue on with my narrative…
My story’s beginning, sounds very similar to the person I am going to quote next.
Many other people will be able to relate to it as well.
Maybe it will ring familiar for you too.
The quote is from a SiteSell users own SBI review. A visitor left this message in the comment box.
Maybe you are feeling right now as this person expresses:
That is exactly where I was twelve years ago when I was searching for a platform to build my site.
I was so overwhelmed by the voices telling me it was going to be quick and easy.
They said I would be able to quit my job soon, throw out the idea of ever having a boss again, work from home and live the way of my dreams.
In my inner being I knew that wasn’t true, but if you listen to something again and again, it starts to take root.
For several months I searched the internet.
SBI kept popping up. It was different.
They said I would have to be prepared to work on my website step by step, following the 10 step Action Guide.
SBI promised to be there all the way and provide the tools, support and how-to that I needed.
I already knew what I wanted to make my site about. I had, and have, a hobby that I believe in and love.
Ken Evoy discovered and developed a formula when creating Site Build It:
This was the "secret sauce" Ken Evoy speaks about, that brokered entrepreneurial success.
The search engines loved it and rewarded SBI sites that used the sauce.
SBI stated that their program was not a get rich quick formula and kept repeating it would take learning, diligence, following the action guide and staying power.
Not everyone wants to hear that.
Solo Build It teaches that website building is not a race, with a finish line at the end.
We were encouraged to think of the example of the tortoise, not the hare, by patiently implementing the proven way to success. Follow the plan, don't miss anything, and stay the course.
SBI promised that they would lead and guide me with an array of help in many different forms and would never leave me to my own devices to languish in the depths of cyber world.
This rang true to me every time I read it.
It seemed honest.
All the other voices promising wealth in a short time, just brought to mind that old saying, "if something sounds too good to be true, then it probably is".
And don't get me wrong! I would have loved for those other voices to be true.
But I knew deep inside me that they were not.
I was a complete novice as far as building websites was concerned.
What did I know about how to type stuff into my computer and have it come out a website! Ha!
My experience with computers at that time revolved around a Word Perfect course I had taken in 1993!
My only experience at that time with the internet was in the late 90's. I was part of a team to start a travel ezine about the area we lived in.
My husband and I worked with a friend who was the tech part of our team.
An ezine was a new concept in those days, just beginning to become known.
Nearly ten years later, in 2006, after searching for 6 months, I jumped in, being convinced that Site Build It was the right choice.
Life has gotten in the way sometimes. I have lost my focus several times.
I have started several different sites over the years.
Even though Ken Evoy advises not to have more than one site.
The reason he says this is, because of the immense effort and time it takes to build a successful content website that will become an accomplished business and provide good income.
My first site is the one that endures with any strength, of all the sites I started.
During my years of website building I have learned so very much.
A whole new world can open up to you if you have the desire and will, too.
Solo Build It offers a very valuable service by keeping it's users abreast of chatter in cyber world.
Links to external sources are always included with encouragement to read the information for oneself.
Online events, threats or information becomes available to website developers through experts in forums and social platforms.
It is very important to know what is going on in ones industry. If a threat is known in advance then precautions can be taken to prevent harm.
This has happened many times over the years. SBI has acted to save website owners using it's service, thousands of dollars by taking measures before the threat occurs.
I have also witnessed SiteSell go to great expense financially and
manpower expenditure to remedy an attack that could not have been
avoided to help SBIers recover any loss.
It would be a monumental task to have to keep up with all the news out their along with building ones website business.
Website building is demanding on its own without the commitment of time required to read multiple forums daily, to keep up with what is going on in the internet.
We all rely on the news media to communicate
world events and those who use SBI have the same service extended to them from the
internet at large.
A necessary undertaking to stay competitive.
We all have our strengths and therefore I am happy to rely on others to interpret what news in the online superhighway is significant to know.
Site Build It forums are a great place to ask about, and hear about things, like scams, new add-on support services or just plain, "what works".
So often I would not have been able to decipher what was being said and what the application would mean to my site.
Because of SiteSell's support through the forums, newsletters, and dashboard alerts, I feel comfortable that I am being kept aware of what is necessary for me to know about what is taking place on the internet.
And when I hear about something that I do not understand, I have a place to go to ask people I trust.
The SBI forums also offer places to discuss anything that is on your mind or questions you might have that do not relate to SBI or site building.
That is a great help. To have the world at your finger tips to ask of, and chat with.
Is it perfect? Just let me say, humans are involved. Are we perfect?
Which leads me to...
Ah, oh ya, there are none...
There is never additional charges levied for all the extra benefits that Solo Build It provides. One fee is all that is charged, paid either on a yearly or monthly basis.
If you have been searching for a solid website building platform and came across my experience in this Site Build It review, I hope it has been helpful to you in making your choice.
Whether it is SBI or another platform you choose, I want to help. And I invite you to contact me if you have questions.
Maybe you have encountered some negative evaluations of Solo Build It. Now you are confused and looking for more assessments.
There is a company out there called Wealthy Affiliates that has made one of their goals, to bring SiteSell.com down.
I know, it's absolutely hard to understand why so much effort is being spent on that end!
But that is what is happening.
And that is my major reason in writing this Solo Build It Review.
So that anyone searching for a platform to build a website will not be jaded into thinking these negative and sometimes vitriolic reviews have validity.
I visited a couple of Wealthy Affiliate reviews to see what was being said about SBI.
I have been using SBI to build my websites for eleven and a half years, so of course it was important to me to know what was going on.
Please read on as I share my views of what I discovered.
I would like to continue by sharing a comment made at the bottom of a Wealthy Affiliate review site.
The reviewer was comparing WA with another product not SBI. It was a constructive, well written comparative:
The commenter, expresses her desire not to be involved with negativity.
I wonder what she will do, if she continues her search, and discovers the multiple adverse appraisals from other WA members, about Solo Build It?
Will the gloom she reads in those appraisals cause her to join WA when she has, so clearly, expressed her dislike for recusant evaluations?
Thankfully, not everyone will be taken in by Wealthy Affiliate's negative campaign.
The negativity being expressed will likely hurt them.
My first observation is, doesn’t the quantity of negative reviews only speak to the validity of Site Build It?
I find the number of negative Wealthy Affiliate opinions is inordinately numerous.
So I must conclude one or two things are going on.
1. First someone is holding an immense grudge against Site Build It or Ken Evoy the founder.
To focus so much time, effort and money on attempting to destroy an organization or person is irrational.
2. Second is that people are being paid to write these reviews.
And that is exactly what is happening with the WA reviews.
They are collecting affiliate fees.
Have you noticed all the ads plastered over the pages?
Those are affiliate ads and when a visitor to that page clicks on one, intentionally or unintentionally, the author gets paid.
I believe this speaks to the contriving of a smear campaign.
One WA review page I read, that was written about Site Build It, was incredibly scathing and full of personal emotion.
The page was peppered with video ads that played automatically when they were scrolled into view.
The ads were incredibly annoying and the tone of the words incredulous.
So anyone clicking on an ad will cause that reviewer to gain, from doing nothing better with their time, than to accuse a company or person falsely.
And indeed those reviews are fake.
Are there downsides to SBI? Yes.
Are errors made occasionally? Yes.
Has it ever happened that someone in the forums has been offended by what someone has said to them? Surely, it has occurred. It has happened to me.
But I didn’t turn and hurl accusations at that person, SBI or Ken Evoy.
If I thought I needed to answer that person, I did and I try to answer in a manner that causes the least controversy as possible.
We don’t have to stick around a forum, causing grief for everyone because we have an issue with something.
We have choices with what platforms to build our sites on and SBI is just one of those choices.
Getting back to WA...
Yes, we are allowed to have opinions and express our views openly.
But what is to be gained in a cyber war?
Has the price paid in any of the wars fought on earth, been worth what was lost or had to be rebuilt.
In my opinion unless someone or group of people are being starved, enslaved or killed, then war is not worth the catastrophic loss, the effort and the resources it takes to wage it.
To the Wealthy Affiliates who would wage war on SBI, Ken Evoy or SBI users, I want to leave you with this quote:
To finish I would like to speak to those of you who are searching for a different way to make a living and found this Site Build It review.
If you are looking for a platform to build a website, with all my heart, I advise you to take your time in your choice.
And I encourage you to give SBI a try. You have a 90 day trial period.
You will learn a great deal in that time.