Anyone can build a website, but few websites become profitable online businesses. Why is that? What’s the difference?
You need to know not only how to create a website that is specifically designed to enable potential visitors to find your site easily, what it takes to engage them once they are there, AND how to monetize your website properly and purposefully. Only then do you have a successful online business site rather than merely an online calling card.
So, what do online business site owners know that you need to know?
The Potential and the Competition: How Many Internet Users and How Many Websites?
If you already have a site, it is sitting there with the welcome mat out for (as of January 1, 2019) 4,100,667,287 internet users (over 4.16 billion users) spanning the globe. This is compared to the 3.42 billion users recorded at the end of 2016.
But, how many of these people could find you if they wanted to?
How many of your site pages appear on Google’s first page? That is important to know because 75% of people never scroll past the first page in search results.
Are first page Goggle rankings even attainable when your website is competing for visitors with over 1,518,207,412 active websites (over 1.52 billion) on the internet (as of Jan 1, 2019)?
Can your website aspire to be on Google’s first search page? The short answer is YES. Absolutely, yes.
The long answer lies in how well you know how to build an online business website and not just an online business card.
In fact stunning website design is the fast and easy part. Lots of website providers brag (even going so far as million dollar SuperBowl Ads to persuade you) about how point-and-click easy it is, and how simple it is to start an business online. Most sitebuilders lure you in with promises of ease to lead you to believe that a stunning site or cool blog theme is a winning formula for a successful business. Not true.
The truth is that a website builder is very different than an online business builder. So site-builders like Wix, WordPress, Yola, Weebly, Websitebuilder, etc do not offer you the business building tools you need to become an online entrepreneur selling EMF products and services.
To summarize, website-builders come with none of the “absolute indispensables” you need to succeed. It’s kind of like having a hammer and nails, but not the other tools or blueprint to build a home (with a happy family inside).
The irrelevance of website-builders (to online profitability) is obvious when you stop to think about it. After all.. Website-builders build sites. Period. Not online businesses.
So, when we see the site-builder websites that most of our graduates have put up online sooner or later we hear their frustration at maintaining ongoing website costs with no return on investment. In every case we advise them to put a reputable online business building provider to work for them that will help them re-think their website and plug into the power of turning it into an online business.
The online business building provider that we credit our success?
Solo Build It, or SBI, helps novices and tech-savvy people alike build businesses, not mere sites or blogs. With SBI, there is no question, you do not have to reinvent the wheel! SBI will help write content that gets both site traffic and visitor engagement; It will perform optimal keyword research and position you in a winning niche; guide you with key social media strategies, and it will help you grow and monetize site traffic. Those are all part of online business-building.
You simply need to follow SBI’s see-and-do videos and you will find out the same thing that I did – there is no better way to build a winning online EMF Consulting business than SBI!.
When I retired a few years ago, I had no experience working for myself, no website building knowledge, and zero online business building success stories from those around me to learn from. I went from a corporate staff of 300 to a staff of 1 (myself) and I became a “solopreneur” overnight. With SBI’s ste by step guidance within 3 months EMF-Experts.com had top search engine rankings, and within a few more months had hundreds of visitors each week to our site. Today, we have thousands of visitors to our website each day, and many more thousands to the news blog you see here.
And I cannot take any credit for it, except to say that I was smart enough to find and follow the SBI online business building method. First the EMF-Experts.com website, and then this WordPress based EMF-Experts.News.
Should You Use WordPress, or Build a Website?
That’s simple. If you already have a WordPress site, keep it simple and stay with that but by all means add the SBI for WP business building method to it. SBI business building software will integrate just like a plugin, and the training will arrive in your inbox at timely intervals guiding you step by step with easy to follow tutorials.
If you, like me, have never had any website or online business experience, go for the Solo Build It! method, which will start you off on the right foot and fast track right from the start, beginning with how to chose your super-winner domain name. Again, all the tutorials will arrive in your email inbox and you can learn at your own pace.
Equally as important on your learning curve, the SBI newsletters will do all the heavy lifting for you from now on. “Figuring it out on your own” and “keeping up” are fatal time burners most can’t do it and succeed too. That’s why any one with a domain name who has yet to succeed multiplies his or her chances for success by 100X (no typo) by using SBI!.
SBI’s “FOMO team” (fear of missing out) tracks the world of online business building for you, sorting “signal” from “noise.” They auto-update SBI! and you with that rare useful piece of new info that you actually need. So, You can keep your eye on the ball of business, the one that means the world to you and your future.
And, in the ever-changing world of Google algorithms, internet regulations, and disappearing support, SBI excells at saving you time, money and energy. And all the while you’ll always have the best shot at nabbing those ‘first page rankings’ on Google, Bing and Yahoo, but also, equally important, on the up-and-coming search engines in mega markets clamoring for your EMF consulting advice, like Baidu in China and Yandex in Russia.
See what I mean? SBI keeps you in the know. Just like all the other successful online business owners.
See you soon on the first page!
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