How to Use Site Build It to Create a Killer Website
This really surprised me. I expected to get a ton of emails about trading stocks. And I do. But I also get a lot of emails asking me about how I made this web site, what all is involved, how much does it cost, etc. The number one question is, "How much money can I make?" I'll get to that in a minute. First of all, some background.
I started tinkering around with websites back in the early days of the internet. I actually had a gardening website! But, nothing ever came of it. This website is the first successful website that I have ever made.
Now, I get over 3000 visitors a day to this web site and I get to talk to thousands of traders around the world. I can't even begin to tell you how much I have learned from other traders as a result of making this website.
It's been an amazing journey, indeed.
On this page, I will try to answer some of the questions that you might have about starting your own website.
Why build a website?
I guess the first question you might ask yourself is, "Why make a website?". One simple answer is: Because the world has changed. You are now a part of the information age. The internet has exploded. You either change with the times or you get left behind!
Here are some more reasons:
- You will have a blast creating your website!
- You help people by informing them about the topic that you are interested in.
- You will get to meet people from all around the world.
- Companies will send you free stuff just because you are a website owner.
- You can make money and pay off bills, add to your retirement, take a vacation, or fatten up your trading account. And some make enough to quit their job.
The benefits of owning a website go on and on...
Is it difficult to start a website?
If you sign up with a typical web hosting company like GoDaddy or one of those companies, then the answer is yes. It will be difficult because all they do is give you a bunch of tools and expect you to figure everything out on your own!
The website company that I use takes you step by step through the process of creating your very own website. It's called Site Build It! (SBI for short) and it was developed by a doctor name Ken Evoy who, ironically, was very successful trading penny stocks!
Whatever company you use, just make sure that they teach you how to build a website, not just give you some web space and a domain name. Otherwise, it could take you years of wasted time and frustration to build it. Trust me on this, I've been there!
What would I make a website about?
The answer is simple. You make a website about something that you are passionate about. Obviously, in my case, my passion was teaching other people about trading stocks. So, that is what I made a website about.
Here is a page that you can look at to get some ideas. These websites were all made by average, ordinary people using Site Build It. You'll see this website listed there!
One of the biggest obstacles that people have is they don't think they are a good writer. My answer to that is, "Can you talk?". Of course they start laughing and say, "Of course!". Well, that is how you write a web page. You write as if you are talking to someone.
Heck, that is what I am doing right now!
How much money could I make?
The big question!
Everyone want's to know how much money they can make off of their website. But the answer is not an easy one to answer because it depends on the website. If you have a product to sell then you can make quite a lot because you are not limited to the confines of a typical brick and mortar store.
People from all over the world will come to your website and buy products from you.
This is incredibly powerful and it's the primary reason why the internet is so competitive. Ordinary small business owners now have access to customers on a global scale. Amazing if you think about it.
If you don't have a product to sell, then you can make money selling other peoples products through advertising. Many website owners take this route because they don't want to deal with inventory and shipping products.
If you have an existing business, then you can use your website to get more customers. A friend of mine has a home and office repair service. I set him up with Site Build It and now he is getting new customers because they found him on the web! You are really missing out if you have an existing business and do not have a website.
You will make money off of your website. Some people are very happy with making an extra $500 bucks every month to make their car payment. Others are happy with making enough to cover their mortgage payment. Still, others want to make a living off of their website.
All of these scenarios are possible in this new information age that we are in. People just have no idea how powerful the internet has become!
Get started with your website...
Yes, right now!
It's inexpensive, simple to learn, and you can do it in your spare time. There are many companies to choose from but I recommend the Site Build It system (it's what I use). This system is now being taught to undergraduates, MBAs and Continuing Education students to learn how to use the Web to build a successful online business.
In fact, it is now taught at over 20 universities around the country.
For more information on Site Build It, take a video tour here.
Got any questions?
You can ask any question about Site Build It here. They will be able to answer any question that you might have about starting your own website and they will be able to tell you if Site Build it is right for you.
Ready to buy? Order Site Build It! here.
P.S. If you decide to order SBI, please let me know! I can help you with any problems you might have along the way!