Will do, Mary!
And Karen, it was a real pleasure to meet you! I don't know how to say this without sounding corrny, so to heck with it, I'll just say it...
I've often said that our database tells us how SBIers do, so we know they do darn well. And after "The Study" comparing with WA, they do much better than other solopreneurs (some of that being the discovery of just how poorly most do).
But it's hard to relate to NUMBERS except at an intellectual level that translates to an understanding by all of us here at SiteSelll that, yes, "we make a difference."
That doesn't mean nearly as much, emotionally, as the individual SBI! success stories
that we publish in the blog - real people with stories of real impact.
And that's even more true for the [url=[Domain Private]
/solo-build-it-review.html]SBI! reviews (such as yours)
[/url] that SBIers publish on their own sites. The stories and reviews puts real faces to real stories.
And then, of course, there are these forums, where we come closest to knowing each other, over a prolonged period of time...
But the ultimate emotional reminder is when one leaves the digital world to meet "real human beings in the flesh." The richness of your life story of travels, the selling of your chiropractic practice for medical reasons, followed by the search for a new way to generate income...
And everyone has their own unique background. That collection of experiences, feelings and thoughts makes you, YOU. Your "backstory" and instinctive solopreneurship and BAM💥, leads you to the opportunity that the Internet presents.
Sadly, there are loads of predators out there. And so begins the long and winding road, most failing as they try one thing after another...
And then, some find Solo Build It!. Not nearly enough - Wealthy Affiliate way-outmarkets us when it comes to getting in front of the very same folks who'd be right for SBI!. There is no way we could adopt their techniques, not even justifying it with "the end justifies the means."
At least our "end" (i.e., the results) is pretty darn good.
But WA way under-performs. The difference in results is dramatic. I mean, for example...
It's pretty amazing when you think that there are 2 SBIers with sites about San Francisco, not exactly the easiest of niches, yet both in the Top 1,000,000. And your second site, about Germany, does the same even though you hardly have time for it.
If there is even ONE WA user (out of 17,000 sites!) who has your track record, I'll eat my hat. And while I'm not wearing my cool cowboy hat that I bought at a charming, teeny leatherworks store in Sonoma (in the pic below), that would be quite the meal. 😝
Meeting you gave me a real-life reminder...
SBIers are special. No sense of entitlement. No whining. Positive attitude - I didn't get many words in edgewise between you and Nori, but it was a joy to listen to. The bottom line of our evening?...
Your smile and enthusiasm are infectious. It reminds me, in real life, of what happens when you put your best efforts into SBI!. Owning one's own life and being one's own boss, successfully, deliver much more than income and equity.
You deserve our best efforts in return. So does every SBIer. And, for that matter, so does every solopreneur (with BAM💥) who is currently floundering elsewhere.
I was so happy to have met you and shared a pleasant dinner together, Karen. It meant more to me than you realize. And I needed that!
All the best,
P.S. A shot of Yuki (my younger daughter and right hand/arm/shoulder at SBI!) from you know where...https://twitter.com/KEvoy/status/892096034024767488