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Practical and proven online business-building strategies, including real-life takeaway lessons from some of the world's most successful solopreneurs.

Two Free Google Site Search Alternatives Your Visitors Will Love

On average, site visitors spend nine seconds trying to find an answer to their problems. Could they do it? And how can site search help?

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Cath Andrews

Cath Andrews

Cath Andrews is Solo Build It!'s Content Team Lead. She describes her day job and her online business, Raising Happy Chickens, like this: I spend my time doing what my mother calls “playing on that blasted computer all day” — and I love it. Knowing that other people benefit from my knowledge gives me goose-bumps. And goose-bumps are as important to me as the money my online business makes.

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Posted on 21 June 2019 | 12:30 am

Love Fashion and Shopping? Here’s How to Turn Your Passion Into a Business

Although she never intended to "start her own thing," this young fashion lover is now the owner of a steadily growing business that gives her life purpose. Learn how to write reviews your readers will love and how to best monetize them.

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Margit Streifeneder

Margit Streifeneder is the Communications Manager at SiteSell. She handles the Editorial Calendar, coordinates marketing initiatives and is renowned for her organisational skills. She's passionate about helping solopreneurs achieve success, and enjoys interviewing SBI! members about their achievements. Her personal goal is "never being cold again," so she chose to settle in Nicaragua, for now.

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Posted on 7 June 2019 | 2:53 am

Writing for the Web, From a Coffee Detective’s Perspective

Web copywriter and copywriting coach Nick Usborne explains how his SBI! site helps him fine-tune his marketing skills, and why he recommends Solo Build It! to his students.

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Margit Streifeneder

Margit Streifeneder is the Communications Manager at SiteSell. She handles the Editorial Calendar, coordinates marketing initiatives and is renowned for her organisational skills. She's passionate about helping solopreneurs achieve success, and enjoys interviewing SBI! members about their achievements. Her personal goal is "never being cold again," so she chose to settle in Nicaragua, for now.

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Posted on 24 May 2019 | 1:24 am

First, Do No Harm: Google’s Medic Algorithm and Your Online Sales

Google’s Medic algorithm targeted pages that “could potentially impact the future happiness, health, financial stability, or safety of users.” How can online business owners reconcile that with selling to their audience?

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Cath Andrews

Cath Andrews

Cath Andrews is Solo Build It!'s Content Team Lead. She describes her day job and her online business, Raising Happy Chickens, like this: I spend my time doing what my mother calls “playing on that blasted computer all day” — and I love it. Knowing that other people benefit from my knowledge gives me goose-bumps. And goose-bumps are as important to me as the money my online business makes.

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Posted on 11 April 2019 | 7:29 pm

Vinyl Records Nostalgia Grows Into Fun and Profitable Retirement Business

What started as a pure hobby site is gradually growing into a nice retirement income for this vinyl records aficionado. The key? He switched from low paying affiliate programs to selling his own products.

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Margit Streifeneder

Margit Streifeneder is the Communications Manager at SiteSell. She handles the Editorial Calendar, coordinates marketing initiatives and is renowned for her organisational skills. She's passionate about helping solopreneurs achieve success, and enjoys interviewing SBI! members about their achievements. Her personal goal is "never being cold again," so she chose to settle in Nicaragua, for now.

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Posted on 15 March 2019 | 12:50 am

If You Build It, Will They Come? Achieve Online Success — Without Being a Supermodel

''If you build it, they will come'' is a popular perception of those looking to build an online business. But is it true? And how can a blog owner ensure she gets enough online visitors to turn a website into a successful business?

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Cath Andrews

Cath Andrews

Cath Andrews is Solo Build It!'s Content Team Lead. She describes her day job and her online business, Raising Happy Chickens, like this: I spend my time doing what my mother calls “playing on that blasted computer all day” — and I love it. Knowing that other people benefit from my knowledge gives me goose-bumps. And goose-bumps are as important to me as the money my online business makes.

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Posted on 28 February 2019 | 4:01 am

Deconstructing Super Bowl Ad Strategies to Understand How You Are SOLD

Wix, GoDaddy and Squarespace promise you online success, fast and easy. Do their claims hold up? Let's look behind the shiny ads to find out which platform delivers what you really need: results.

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Ken Evoy (CEO, SiteSell)

Ken Evoy is the Founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of SiteSell Inc. He is the creator of SBI!, SiteSell's comprehensive Web business-building system. Ken is also a successful inventor, author, and emergency physician. He feels strongly that solopreneurs can be empowered by leveraging their income building potential online.

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Posted on 16 February 2019 | 1:37 am

How This Rabbit Breeder Raises Plush Passive Income

Karen Patry has accumulated over 30 years of rabbit-raising savvy learned 'on-the-job.' Armed with that knowledge and Solo Build It!, she created the most comprehensive raising rabbits resource on the web, became a published author, and generates significant passive income.

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Margit Streifeneder

Margit Streifeneder is the Communications Manager at SiteSell. She handles the Editorial Calendar, coordinates marketing initiatives and is renowned for her organisational skills. She's passionate about helping solopreneurs achieve success, and enjoys interviewing SBI! members about their achievements. Her personal goal is "never being cold again," so she chose to settle in Nicaragua, for now.

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Posted on 11 January 2019 | 12:43 am