The Action Guide pulls the information you need into one place, and leads you through a straightforward, integrated, step-by-step process that works.
Constant updating keeps every one of SBI!'s 80+ modules on the cutting edge. No need for you to install or figure it all out. You'll never waste time or money on another pitch for yet another "must-have" plugin or tool. If it's effective, it's here.
Free 24/7 support for all your questions and needs. And access to the Solo Build It! forums, the most helpful, noise-free, business minded community anywhere – you may be a solopreneur, but you are never alone!
SBI provides the education, process and effective, easy-to-use tools, in easy-to-follow steps to help ensure your success from start to viability — and even further growth.
No lures, come-ons or bait-and-switch. No upsell to a "premium" or "platinum" package...
Your passion becomes a business that motivates, inspires and generates income and a new way of life.
Thousands of SBI! solopreneurs have done it. Where can SBI take you?
From the company that first developed the concept of theme-based content sites based on keyword research, the new Brainstorm It! 5 is the world's first smart brainstormer, niche-picker, and keyword researcher.
Based on your areas of interest, Brainstorm It! delivers hundreds of possible Site Concepts for your new online venture. You'll never be at a loss for fantastic business ideas!
Most solopreneurs fail to prepare adequately. Not so for SBIers! Before creating your very first web page, you will...
Brainstorm It! uses its Site Concept Finder to bring back hundreds of keywords for 3 possible Site Concepts, all at once. Compare all three side-by-side with a wide range of filters that determine which of the three is your best potential Site Concept, take into account probable profitability and the time you have available - and there's your business niche!
Once you've found your perfect niche, then researched and narrowed down your list of keywords... it's time for structure. Blueprint It! is an intuitive, simple-to-use drag and drop module that allows you to plan and visualize your website's navigation structure. Integrated directly within Brainstorm It!, it allows you to arrange your keywords, (which will become the pages of your site), into tiers.
Blueprint It! replaces time-consuming third-party spreadsheets and mind maps, or writing lists or diagrams on paper. It's all there for you, and it couldn't be quicker or easier to use.
Obtain a complete competitive review for any keyword. One click automates a process that only pros know how to do (and it takes them a whole lot longer). The information summarized for you from 100 sites for every keyword? Priceless.
We've integrated Alexa's powerful suite of APIs into modules that bring back reams of invaluable information about competitors.
Niche Choose It! is an invaluable tool that enables an SBI! member to flawlessly choose the very best Site Concept possible for his/her Theme-Based Content Site, along with the best possible domain name. No factor is overlooked by Niche Choose It!.
Want to find free-to-use images for your site? Need to know which Facebook pages are posting about your niche, or which local businesses are your real competitors?
No problem! Our Search It! tool constantly updates information to provide you with more than 100 possible searches across 20 categories, so that you have the best, the most up-to-date, the highest quality facts you could wish for.
It’s the ultimate e-commerce searching machine.
The C in C T P M is where your business succeeds. Getting "Content" right means focusing on it, not on the tools of the trade. SBI!'s suite of building and managing tools allows you to do just that... focus on your content, not on the technical ins and outs of putting it on the Web.
You choose your domain name. We register it for you (in your name). One click and you're done. Like everything else, the domain name is included in the price. No third-party extra charges.
No need for you to pay for hosting. State of the art web hosting and email for a full year are included in SBI!. Fast, secure, ultra-reliable. Unlimited pages. Unlimited images. Unlimited bandwidth.
Park a domain name for planned later use, protection of your main domain name, redirects, and "accidental traffic." The $14.99 annual fee per domain name includes a domain-redirect and unlimited subdomain-redirects.
SBI! includes a fully integrated email system for your business. If you prefer to use Gmail (or any other mail service or software) to manage your website mail, you can easily integrate SBI! with your favorite system.
Whatever your site and graphics talents (or lack of!), SBI! has you covered with dozens of themes, created by different designers for a super-wide range of looks. And of course they are mobile ready, and look great on all devices.
As you design your business identity, you can easily customize any element in your chosen theme using intuitive, simple to use tools.
If you are more an advanced designer, you are free to upload your own html, css, images, etc., directly into SBI!'s system.
Building sites can be an intimidating mystery to beginners. And so many who have built sites have business-damaging bad habits. SBI!'s unique BlockBuilder painlessly trains you to build pages that both engines and humans love!
A unique click-easy feature in BlockBuilder that allows you to show (or hide) items on your pages specifically for mobile devices, or desktop, or both.
Simply choose the page item, and select which device to display it on. The result is a site that provides easy-to-access information for your visitors regardless of how they see it.
Already using an HTML editor? Photoshop? CSS? Simply upload your pages into SBI! and enter a new world that's far beyond traditional hosting.
The difference is that you can plug it all straight into the SBI! system and take full advantage of all of SBI!'s integrated keyword-brainstorming-and-researching, traffic-building and relationship-building tools.
Page Manager and Image Manager enable you to manage your pages and images effortlessly, without knowing anything about techie issues like File Transfer Protocol. For example, you can arrange and rearrange your images into folders without changing URLs. Arrange them how you want them. Leave the techie parts to us.
Content 2.0 pushes SBI! to the power of 2. It enables every visitor to an SBI! site to create web pages (with text and images) on the site, expanding its content base and attracting more natural search engine traffic. Each new page is automatically linked within the site for optimal search engine results. Learn more about Content 2.0 here.
SBI! makes blogging easy, automatically adding your site's content to a blog format, then creating an RSS feed so people can subscribe to it. You have nothing to do (except click a button to turn this free option on!). The benefit is great, the cost to you (in time and money) is zero.
You can also plug a full WordPress or any other kind of blog straight into your SBI! site. In general, most small-business people can realize a superior "Return on Investment" by creating a theme-based content site rather than by blogging. But if you want or need to add one, you can.
A simple, unique, no-code-needed approach to what techies call "server-side includes." This awesome feature allows you to designate and save blocks of content (text, images, etc.) into a library for reuse on other pages. When you update or edit any one of your pages, SBI! updates all pages that contain the reusable block for you. A massive time saving feature!
Site Health is your virtual system administrator! Click a button and it scans your website for problems like broken links, broken images, and unsecure resources. Site Health then creates a report and alerts you to take action — automatically. A clean site is not only important for your visitors, it's an important factor for how well your site ranks in the search engines.
Traffic is the lifeblood of your Web business. No visitors = no business. Without SBI!, most small business sites fail to build their own free, targeted traffic. So they have to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars per month for visitors (e.g., by buying Google AdWords ads or paying high store rents, etc.).
SBI!'s advanced combination of process-and-tools is at its best when it comes to building free and targeted traffic. What's technically impossible for most is handled in the background by SBI!, enabling you to focus on turning free traffic into business.
SBI!'s unique process analyzes each web page just before you build it. It tells you, in simple language, how to optimize your wording to obtain high search engine rankings. This expert advice is merely the first step in the generation of high amounts of free traffic.
SBI! tracks and reports on when search engine spiders visit each of your pages, and when each page is listed. If it's taking too long, or if a page is dropped, it even tells you and offers suggestions on what to do about it.
SBI! automatically informs all major search engines every time an SBI! member adds, changes or deletes a page. NO fuss, NO muss. And the sitemap includes every image on every page, so the engines always know about them as well.
Only SBI! helps your site get listed at more engines for more pages, faster. And if you don't understand any of this, that's the point — you shouldn't have to.
And with SBI!, you don't have to.
As an SBI! member, your entire site is automatically submitted to search engines every time you update anything. It's done by something called a Sitemap XML file — another techie thing you don't need to worry about.
How much time, energy and money does it cost to update and re-submit your Sitemap document? Nothing. SBI! does it all for you.
Originally introduced by Google, SBI! was the first to take advantage of this protocol. When Yahoo! adopted it, SBI! had all SBI! members benefiting from this new version within days.
Since then, modifications have occurred as all major engines adopted this technical protocol. SBI! takes care of all matters like this (e.g., site ownership verification protocols) so SBI! members can focus on business.
SBI! reports on how each page ranks for your keywords at each engine. Certain pages not ranking well? SBI! tells you, in simple language, exactly what to do to rank higher.
In other words, you have a constantly up-to-date snapshot of your "search engine marketing" efforts and results. And it does all this for your pages... at no extra charge. No other service does ALL this free. And - this process is constantly updated. No wonder SBI! members "Top 0.5% outperform" their competitors.
Traffic stats are presented in an easy-to-understand, useful, and actionable format. And all SBI! sites are compatible with Google's free Google Analytics.
SBI!'s Click Analysis is unique. Critical info is available about visitors who click into and out of your site, offering vital insight into user behavior and how to increase visitor monetization.
Search Engine HQ, Image Search HQ, Local Search HQ, as well as Video Search and Shopping Search provide the most current, bottom-line, up-to-date information that you need and the functionality to generate more traffic and report how you're doing.
No need for you to pay for expensive newsletters and reports. No need to spend time reading anything else. The HQs are all that you need.
Complete strangers develop trust and confidence in you. Why? You "PREsell" by OVERdelivering what they seek... relevant, original information. Then deepen the relationship. Deepening your "Brand of One" has never been easier with the following special, integrated modules...
Create custom newsletters using the mail builder is a snap. Add the sign up form to any of your pages by simply dragging a block.
Deliver great content to subscribers through your own newsletter. It builds trust. It credentializes you. And it ultimately causes visitors to know you, like you and do business with you. SBI!'s MailOut Manager includes...
Or integrate with MailChimp or Aweber, which allows you to use the Site Designer-customized newsletter opt-in form to build your list. No more struggling to make the MailChimp form's look match your site's look.
The ultimate in both data collection and delivery. Build surveys, polls and applications. Collect data, feedback, and leads. Earn referral fees for each lead that your form sends to a partner. Filter and analyze data. Send courses via a series of scheduled emails (a "sequential autoresponder") that PREsells your expertise. Then sell your products or services.
Each form has an option you can include that lets your visitors sign up for your newsletter with one click of their mouse.
Blog It! adds every page of your SBI! site to a blog page. This is a powerful way to distribute your website to the world, and requires no heavy additional "dedicated blog commitment."
Socialize It! gives your visitors the opportunity to share your OVERdelivering content with their friends and family. It places a set of buttons (choose from just Facebook and Twitter, or a "6-pack" of the most popular social media platforms) on every content page on your site.
And to encourage bloggers and webmasters to give the page a link, Socialize It! provides some ready-made HTML code that they can copy and paste into an article or web page.
Face It! combines Facebook's viral sharing power with SBI!'s ease of use. With a few mouse clicks, you can add up to 3 Facebook Like buttons to your content pages. And you can have those 3 buttons allow Likes for your pages, or for your site as a whole.
Face It! can also add Facebook's commenting tool to each of your content pages. This allows anyone (not just Facebook users) to add a comment to your page. Facebook users have the option of posting the comment to their timeline, where all their friends will see it, which rapidly spreads the word about your great content.
Worried about spam commenting? Face It! gives you the tools to create moderators for your comments!
With two billion Facebook users, Face It! gives you the tools to tap into that huge market to get the word out about your site.
Facebook's Open Graph tags have become important as more services use them (Facebook, Google, ShareThis, etc.).
SBI! adds Open Graph tags to every page of your site, automatically. The only thing you have to do is create a Site Name.
SBI! even adds multiple og:image tags. If an image meets several criteria that ensure it will be interesting to visitors, a tag is created and added to the head section of the page. Automatically!
If your niche is image-intensive, your visitors will want to pin your photos to their Pinterest boards. Pin It! makes it one-click easy!
Do you use Twitter to engage with others? Add a Twitter Follow button with one click and your Twitter username.
Make it easy for visitors to follow you on Pinterest. One click and your Pinterest username are all it takes.
The M in C T P M is where it all pays off.
In one sense, every SBI! module is a monetization module. Brainstorm It! (telling you the most profitable keywords) literally points you to "where the money is." Among Search It!'s 100+ searches are several monetization options — e.g., find affiliate programs in your niche.) Form Build It! allows visitors to contract your services. And they're just three examples.
The SBI! modules all lead to the same goal: a profitable business. But that's just the beginning. Consider the possibilities...
Most small business websites fail because they do not draw traffic. SBI! members, though, create Top 0.5% traffic sites. And the private Monetization HQ is a world-class resource that shows SBI! members how to convert all those visitors into dollars.
Filled with constantly updated articles which explain the "how-to" of every monetization model possible, it enables you to maximize per-visitor income by establishing and growing multiple streams of income.
Infin It! truly adds near infinite options by enabling you to plug third-party resources into special areas ("subdomains") of your SBI! site. Whatever you want, you can do, from the C to the M of C T P M.
Use it to amplify the C of C T P M with more content (e.g., blogs or forums or wikis or video, etc.). Or harness that motor (i.e., get more M dollars out of it!) by plugging more and more Monetization models (e.g., stores/shopping carts, membership sites) into your SBI! site.
Even perfect preparation, excellent process and all the tools can fail if you don't have a helping hand when you need one. SBI! offers much more than support, and it does so with genuine care for your success...
It's literally like having the world's top Internet guru whispering over your shoulder, helping you every step of the way, leading you, clearly and cleanly, all the way to where you need to go. Read the text version (on your computer or mobile device), or watch the video version of the Action Guide.
Successful solopreneurs discover that passive income models (e.g., AdSense and affiliate programs) don't maximize traffic monetization. More and more are developing their own products, delivering much higher margins and taking back total control of their sites (no fear of new Google rules or even being dropped from AdSense, no termination such as the wide-scale Amazon chops).
Make It! is the "Action Guide" for developing your very own products. It covers it all... conceiving, creating, developing, making, marketing, selling, distributing and supporting a product that YOU own 100%. Income increases, as does your business's equity (i.e., its value when you sell it). When you control HOW you monetize 100%, you are no longer dependent on anyone but you!
Context-appropriate, only-as-you-need-it online help guides you, step by step, from zero-knowledge to as far as you want to go.
We boil down the best information, from over 100 Internet marketing sites, blogs, zines and feeds, reducing it all to a few strong strategies that work. Only the key info you must know, along with clear instructions on how to get the most out of them.
No need to read endlessly to "keep up." This HQ is constantly updated with new and important info, old information deleted. Our collection of cutting edge articles represents the best from the Web, outstanding posts from the forums, top new articles by Ken Evoy, every important new development... it's all here.
Wondering how to monetize your site? This HQ covers over 15 ways to make money from your content, including AdSense and other advertising, promoting products as an affiliate, selling your own digital or hard goods, and much more.
This HQ provides "Consumer-Reports-style" best-of-breed recommendations on specialized third-party tools, saving you time and money.
SBI! accepts no money for these recommendations. They really are the best. Whenever possible, we negotiate price reductions for SBI! members instead of accepting affiliate commissions or payment of any kind.
Need help? We're standing by 24x7, with personalized one-to-one help. The same support person stays with you from start to finish... no frustrating start-over with different people.
The single best small business, help-and-be-helped resource in the world. SBI!'s community of users share their special ideas, discoveries and strategies. Some ideas increase productivity, others add extra income streams.
Over 70 forums cover every conceivable business-building subject. This extraordinary community of motivated "work smarter and harder" small-business people is "The Place For Friendly, Success-Focused Discussion."
No need to wonder about this or that latest trend in the news. If it will make a difference to your business, it gets built in to SBI!. Always updating, always free.
Many of SBI!'s new (and existing) features add unique site- and business-building ability that you will not find anywhere else. Improvements fall into two categories...
1) Quantum Leaps
A series of social media releases, anchored by Open Graph Tags, turn SBI! sites into social media powerhouses (no need for you to sweat over all the technical stuff).
The latest version of Brainstorm It!, v5, adds in traffic data so that you know which pages are not pulling their weight, which keywords give you the best opportunities to generate more traffic, and which keywords are the most likely to increase your income.
2) Steady Improvements
There are too many to include them all here. Examples include regular extensions to "BlockBuilder 2" (BB2), SBI!'s state-of-the-art sitebuilder that's considered by many to be the most easy-to-use sitebuilder available. More on BB2 and Site Designer here.
Big or small, additions are beyond click-easy to implement. They just appear, ready to go. No need to figure out what other third-party software you need to supplement site-building, nor find the best of each type while avoiding buggy ones, nor pay for them and learn each one separately, and so on.
WordPress plugins, for example, are built by thousands of different developers, each with their "way" of interacting with the WordPress core. Sometimes this can lead to broken code or incompatibility, or, at the worst, a programmer can simply abandon the project, leaving users in the dust.
SBI! modules and improvements are all built by us, top to bottom. "Built-in." That means they all fit together seamlessly. If it's in SBI!...
It. Just. Works.
Not a penny. All of the new features you see below are free, included in the all-in-one price of Solo Build It!.
Many of SBI!'s new (and existing) features add unique site- and business-building ability that you will not find anywhere else.
And SBI! is never "finished." It evolves constantly to...
That's why SBI! members do better and better as the Web seems to become an increasingly complex place to build a successful e-business.
Here's what we've been adding...
Brainstorm It! 5 continues the legacy of the world's most useful, accessible, competitive intelligence tool. After well over a years worth of development, Version 5 brings an overhaul of algorithms and data sources to help you decide on ideas for content and sub niches, evaluate competition, and explore new, in-demand directions for your business. BI! 5 truly is industrial level power made accessible for the solopreneur.
Blueprint It! is Brainstorm It!'s latest campanion module, that allows you to plan and visualize your site's navigation structure - all in an easy to use drag and drop interface.
Never worry about things like broken links, or unsecure resources again! Site Health automatically checks your website for problems and reports them to you right in your dashboard.
No need to hand code, or go out and buy a third party module to gain this effective and proven way to capture peoples attention before leaving your site - the Exit Intent block is built right into Solo Build It!. Simply drag, drop and configure!
A sister to the Action Guide, the TAG is the second in a series of Social Media Action Guides.
Whether you're already a Twitter user, or you're starting with the question "Why should I use it?", this guide hold answers to questions you didn't even know you had!
Like the Pinterest Action Guide (below), it will lead you through the maze that is Twitter, one DAY at a time. One step at a time. From very beginner to outstanding Tweeter!
On May 25, 2018 GDPR came into force. This international legislation aims to increase privacy and data protection rights of anyone in the European Union. SBI! takes the hassle out of GDPR, with easy-to-follow instructions and GDPR compliant tools.
Another sister to the Action Guide, the PAG is first in a series of Social Media Action Guides. It takes you on a step-by-step journey from zero knowledge to expert Pinner using detailed building-block instructions illustrated by real-life examples.
Pulling together into one place the best of the best information about using Pinterest as a driver of traffic and a source of monetization, its monthly updates ensure you’re kept on track with the very latest Pin-tips and techniques.
Not sure about something? The active Pin-centered forum thread hosted by approachable Pinterest gurus is the place to go for instant answers and enthusiastic support.
No stress. No worries. Just another tool in the time-saving Solo Build It! suite.
Form spam has become rampant in the online world. But not for SBI! members. A quick setup at Google, and a few keystrokes in SBI! give all of your forms excellent protection, a Google reCAPTCHA to complete. But we didn't stop there. We added several other spam-catching tools to ensure that form spam is reduced to the lowest level possible.
SBI! comes with a newsletter marketing tool, MailOut Manager. But some people prefer to use Mailchimp or AWeber for their mailings. So we created an integration tool that lets Mailchimp/AWeber users offer their newsletter using SBI!'s opt-in form. No more struggling at Mailchimp or AWeber to make their form's color scheme and format match your site. Everything's done in SBI!, while mail management is done in Mailchimp/AWeber. The best of both worlds!
With a few clicks of your mouse, your site is fully optimized for every type of device. Readable font sizes, full site navigation and more make it a joy for people to visit your site and become mobile fans.
When Google announced in early 2015 that mobile-friendliness (how easily your site can be used on a smartphone) would be an important ranking factor in mobile search results, we built many of Google's PagedSpeed optimizations into every SBI! site. There's nothing for you to do after picking a responsive template available in Site Designer's Gallery. The bottom line? Your pages will load fast, which means you'll have happier visitors (mobile and desktop) and lots of Google love!
Add a Pinterest Follow button to all of your pages with a click and some customization. Site visitors will then be able to follow your Pinterest boards and pinning.
SBI! adds Open Graph tags to every page of your site, including an og:image tag for every image that meets certain criteria. All done automatically. Open Graph tags are used by Facebook, Google, ShareThis and other social media services. They help your site become more visible socially.
Add a Twitter Follow button to all of your pages with a click and your Twitter username. Customize it with the follower count. In seconds, people can follow you on Twitter.
Pin It! brings one-click ease to adding Pinterest's Save (formerly Pin) button to any image on any page. Drag the Image Block to your page and select the photo you want. Click the checkbox to add the Pin It button, then type a description for pinners to use. It's that simple!
Site Designer is SBI!'s completely redesigned set of tools that give you complete control over how your site will look. Customization is infinite, simple, and immediate. Choose one of dozens of sharp, modern templates in a 1-column, 2-column or 3-column layout. Use one "as is," or customize it to give your site a unique, "one in a billion" look.
Face It! adds up to 3 different Facebook Like buttons to each page, each of which can have its own functionality. It also lets you put those Like buttons wherever you want them on your pages with just a couple of clicks!
Face It! also harnesses the viral power of Facebook's commenting, embraced by more and more blogs and sites across the Web. It adds the ability to involve your visitors and have them spread the word about your site to their friends.
Face It! represents a cutting-edge integration of social media technology, literally untouched by any other platform!
Content 2.0 (C2) is "Web 2.0 for small business sites." Your SBI! pages can offer a potent "mini-combination" of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Flickr.
Imagine visitors creating valuable content for you, quality-controlled by you. Use Content 2.0 to turn any page into an irresistible invitation for visitors to write for you. Other visitors comment and rate the pages. Viral notifications are built into every step! All forms are fully compliant with international legislation such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
SBI! members can add powerful social media marketing to their websites. A single button-click enables this feature site-wide. So their visitors can easily "buzz" their sites to social giants such as Facebook and Twitter. The result? See significant traffic gains due to the natural fit with SBI!'s process. SBI! sites' Top 0.5% traffic is higher than ever.
Hosting services and blogging software allow you to put up sites/blogs quickly, but do nothing to help you build a profitable business, which is the ultimate goal.
Suppose you accept the lure of cheap (even free!) "business hosting." Soon you realize you're spinning your wheels. So you upgrade to their "Professional Package." You research and buy more expensive third-party software.
Ditto for blogging. Suppose you start with a blogging platform. Most of them are free. But hosting costs you $100/year and you still do not have anything else you need to build a thriving, multiple-income-stream business.
In the end, you pay many times more than the price of SBI! and take many times longer to learn all the different tools and plugins.
High time loss, complexity and costs. No Action Guide with step-by-step process or integration of information, process, and tools. No helpful all-in-one-place forum community. No focus. No culture of success.
That's the big picture.
Proven Process + All The Tools = Business Success.
SBI! has a track record of success, and proves it.
They would if they could.