Finding Site Build It was heaven sent
Not long ago, it seemed the challenge of building a website was just
way too hard. Knit-a-square was an infant idea in the middle of a storm of thoughts about online opportunities. But this seemed to be possible only for young IT people or for those that could afford to pay a lot to a website developer.
We also had a mounting sense that actually, the net was all about hype, vulgar hard-sell letters and get-rich-quick schemes.
It seemed we would have to give our online dreams away.
Just one click from knit-a-square.com never being built!
But the click was to the video tour of Site Build It (SBI). The button said invest the most important 30 minutes you will spend online.
So with something of an 'oh yeah' attitude, but also feeling wretched that perhaps the dream of doing something different with our lives online was, after all, just a dream, I watched it.
What they said was simple, understandable and refreshingly devoid of hype and jargon. Just a statement of what was possible and how. It seemed to be, not only a really desirable solution, but incredibly affordable.
So with almost undignified haste, I took the plunge! Here was something at last, that I could get stuck into immediately and with nothing to lose, as there was a money back guarantee.
Since then, my admiration for
Site Build It
has grown almost daily. They are sound, transparent and completely committed to helping you succeed.
I am not alone in this view - there's a lot of love out there for SBI!
Like Carol from needlework-tips-and-techniques.com who was able to work from home after an illness.
Look at what we have been able to achieve
In less than 3 months knit-a-square was up and running, had over 40 pages, all of which were built using their block by block building tool.
It also had:
• a blog
• down-loadable e-classes
• forms to be filled in
• a growing opt-in list of people for our online magazine
• Content 2 which allows you to contribute to the site
• growing daily traffic
• people writing to us from around the world
• other sites linking to knit-a-square
• you visiting and, most importantly,
• squares being knitted and sent to Africa to make blankets.
And along the way we have been delivered a whole new world . . .
An online adventure
A bit like climbing a mountain.
Daunted, often exhausted and sometimes wishing I had never started the climb, SBI has been like an experienced mountain guide. Taking the shortest route, while coaching me to take each step upwards, deliberately and in my own time.
I soon realised that as long as I followed the guide, the journey, while predictable, would be exciting. I would get to the peak, and . . .
the children would get their blankets.
How do SBI help you to do this?
All you have to do is follow the Action Guide.
Here it is, have a play and see how it works.
Here's another story by Amber and how she reached her goal, to stay at home and watch her little boy grow up.
The Action Guide
As you will have seen, if you have had a look, the processes are delivered through the 10 'day' Action Guide, simply and logically. You are talked and walked through each step of creating your website. A 'day' may be a week, or a month or even a year as there is no pressure to fulfil the actions required for each step.
Finding your niche
During the initial steps, you are helped to find a niche in your area of interest. That is a place, online, that you can call your own using a really powerful tool called Brainstormer. It made all the ideas which had been whizzing around in my head, like a bunch of kids on go-carts, go quiet. What a relief.
The pearls soon started to sift, quite logically, to the surface. For us, there it was: knitting (Zanny's passion and expertise), blankets for the children in South Africa, (everything Ronda had told us) and our niche in the bigger world of knitting for charity, knit-a-square.
The power of great content
Brainstormer reveals words or phrases that people are looking for on the net. SBI guides you to find the right words for your niche, and to write lots of quality content for your site, so that it delivers exactly what your visitor is looking for. Logical isn't it?
Block by block building
The process of building your site around your niche has been simplified to such a degree that success is achievable even for a beginner. SBI! removes the technical barriers so you can focus on building the business of your site, rather than the tedious, "under-the-hood" stuff, which is all handled automatically.
Standing out among the crowd
There are a vast number of knitting and charity sites on the net. Why would anyone find knit-a-square among these other, more established, sites? Another set of actions, tools, and guides shows you how to develop your site to be consistently found (ranking highly with the search engines), all by ensuring that you deliver real value to your visitors.
Making friends and building trust
If you are delivering lots of great content, keeping it real and sending your visitors regular news, you build trust and create relationships.
It's a really nice world to be in and, wonderfully as a result, you are finding knit-a-square in increasing numbers.
Site Build It is a good organisation, in the true sense of the word. I am really glad we found them. It is our belief, that one day thousands of little children, who are warm at night, will be pleased too!
So if you have your own website dream, give it a go.
a great starting place. I hope it takes you on a great adventure too. And if you want to trial Site Build It, here's the
A last word. Who exactly are these people?
was established by Dr. Ken Evoy in 1997. His series of books have helped hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs and small businesses.
Make Your Content PREsell! and Make Your Words Sell!, formerly books sold by SiteSell, are now free. They are literally the dynamic duo of "Web-writing."
Ken Evoy provides a rare level of dedication to his customers. He's extremely active in the SBI! forums with over 5000 posts to date. He makes a tremendous personal effort to help people succeed and is highly passionate about helping people build businesses online. Anyone who owns SBI! can benefit from this extraordinary Internet business visionary.