Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:54 pm
Hi to all,
We recently did a survey of 52 top SBIers, all chosen from results.sitesell.com. The original goal was to find out what matters most in Solo Build It! -- what impacts their outcome/success the most?
I'm working on an article for the blog about widespread
solopreneur failure. It's pretty amazing...
So when we talk about "SBIer success," we're talking about
a whole different frame of reference...
"Good traffic" for a non-SBIer solopreneur is not particularly
great for the levels that SBIers generate.
We generated a ton of information from the survey -- useful (as we had hoped). It indicates where to accentuate some of our future content and software development (build on success, right? ). For example, Brainstorm It!/MKL was a huge favorite...
So we'll be building more features into it (ex., site blueprinting, and even more "smart features" that will partner with you throughout the entire life of your online business).
So far, so useful!
As we read the answers, though, we also realized that there are some tremendous lessons for all. They are either stated directly in their answers or "between the lines" of those answers that talk about SBI!-specific features.
We decided to publish the results of the survey in the blog for 2 reasons...
The post shares how important it is for solopreneurs to focus on what really matters, and where to put the focus.
That may sound obvious, but it's not the way it works out...
Most people fail. One big reason, perhaps THE biggest reason, is
that most spend too much time on low-yield activities (ex., writing
without knowing how to connect and deliver what folks want, or
reading "what's new" instead of adding a new page of high-value
content or SM post, or maximizing your $-per-visitor, etc.).
That's why solopreneurs, even those with a ton of BAM, can work
very hard, feeling very "focused," without actually putting 100% of
their efforts on the best ACTION that moves the business ahead.
The result is predictable.
We want to promote SBI!, naturally!
As I've written before, we got mighty spoiled with the affiliate program. But a major shift in the tectonic plates has made it unaffordable to compete with some of the commissions being paid out (without increasing the price, that is, something I never want to do -- SBI! should be accessible to anyone with BAM!).
The SBIer success stories (with applicable takeaway lessons) have been popular...
And we're looking to create more new types of content that don't just add to the noise. That's easier said than done in the hyper-crowded space of "internet marketers."
This one is an excellent example -- a mix of original content that only we could produce AND promote.
I'm sharing that blog post with you, here in the forums, for the same 2 reasons, albeit with some fine-tuning since THIS post reaches you, the SBIer...
You already know how much emphasis we put on the need to "focus and follow" the AG. We've got your back covered regarding what's going on in the blogosphere.
So you won't be surprised to read that time-saving, directly and indirectly, turns out to be a recurring theme in the survey.
But I think you'll be interested to see what some of the top SBIers focus upon most. What activities are mentioned most, what parts of SBI! helped them get to where they are today?
Drumroll please, here we go...
52 Top SBI! Solopreneurs Share Their Must-Do "Non-Secrets" of Success
http://www.sitesell.com/blog/2017/03/so ... crets.html
The question was simple..
What are the top 3 ways in which SBI! has contributed to your success?
Read the intro...
http://www.sitesell.com/blog/2017/03/so ... crets.html
And then check out the "wisdom of crowds" summary. This tabulates and analyzes the replies..
http://www.sitesell.com/blog/2017/03/so ... ml#SUMMARY
If you have a few minutes, jump back up and read each SBIer's answer. There are some EXCELLENT individual insights there, a few of which may resonate for you.
Enjoy the nuggets!
And the corresponding 2nd reason, adapted for you...
Help us spread the word! Head over to the roundup and leave a comment. And please help spread the post on your favorite social media channels -- mention it on your personal FB or other accounts instead of your "niche-biz" account.
🗣👥 We're Looking for Folks with BAM!
We need your help reaching people with BAM -- no one knows SBI!
better than you. The average Facebook user has 300 friends...
At least a few must be thinking of a way to increase income,
whether part-time (ex., supplement family income or monetize a
hobby) or full-time (ex., quit the day job, sell services, etc.).
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, comes from an
awesome line in one of my favorite old movies, A Bronx Tale...
The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.
In SBI! jargon, that translates to...
The saddest thing in life is wasted BAM.
Now, here's the thing...
I don't feel sorry for folks who believe the TV commercials, put
up a "stunning site" and expect an "ItsThatEasy" business. Those
who believe in "easy money" are destined to fail, no matter what
system they use.
But I do feel bad for those with BAM. They "put up a site," work
like crazy to figure it all out, and almost always fail -- when
they could have used SBI!.
We don't have the budget for Super Bowl ads (we would REALLLLLLY
have to increase SBI!'s price ). But we do have the best
friends in the world 👉 right here...
Your friends (the ones with BAM) should become our friends.
I'll be providing you with the occasional great blog post that
would translate well in Facebook, or an image that could be pinned
or IG'd (um, like the one above!) -- or whatever your social media
creativity comes up with.
The goal is to let more folks-with-BAM know about SBI!. At any
given moment, some of them are thinking about starting an online biz
- I'd rather see them here (winning🏆) than at Wix (floundering🐠)!
Please help grow the community, and the funding that lets us keep
growing the SBI! advantage ever larger, over everything else.
Thanks a million for your support! 💫
OK, open for comments. I'd love to hear your comments on the blog post and get feedback to this forum post.
All the best,
P.S. A super-big THANK YOU to all who participated and extra thanks to those who gave us permission to publish their replies.