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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.

A Crazy-Simple Way to Sell More Kindle Books

Sending non-U.S. customers to Amazon.com means wasted referrals and fewer sales. Here’s how to send everybody to the correct Amazon store and maximize your sales in the process!

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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 20 June 2017 | 3:43 am

Increase Your Newsletter Open Rate by 40% With 1 Minute of Work

We've all heard ''it will only take a minute'' for a myriad of daily tasks. But what if it really did only take a minute to increase your newsletter open rates by 40%? Would you do it? Try this 1-minute email hack to get a huge boost in opens on your next zine.

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Cath Andrews

Cath Andrews

Cath is a member of SiteSell's Content Team, where she writes great stuff for new and experienced solopreneurs. She lives between her homes in Italy and Scotland, and in her spare time writes prolifically for her SBI! website about one of her passions in life - backyard chicken keeping!

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Posted on 12 June 2017 | 9:37 pm

How This Solopreneur Stopped Chasing Money and Caught Huge Success

Find out how his passion for numbers led Dan to happiness and financial freedom - but only after he stopped chasing money.

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Dan Peterson

Dan Peterson is the creator and author of free-online-calculator-use.com, as well as the Ad-Free Member version at ahacalcs.com. The site boasts 241 different calculators, covering 17 different categories. He is a self-taught web calculator programmer with a passion for creating calculators and interactive tools that help his visitors to instantly find solutions to their problems. He also strives to alert his visitors to the hidden opportunity costs that sellers leave out of their sales presentations. As his site's tagline states, "You provide the numbers, I provide the "Aha!" moments." Dan and his wife Theresa live in northern Minnesota, and enjoy golfing, travel, and spending time with their 8 children and 10 grandchildren. They also enjoy cheering for the Minnesota Wild and the Minnesota Vikings.

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Posted on 9 June 2017 | 11:33 pm

Out of Ideas on What to Write About? Try This ”QWIKI” Hack!

Solopreneurs sometimes hit a "content ideas" block. It's different than "writer's block" but just as challenging to overcome. This QWIKI hack will help you break through the “block" and replenish your what-to-write-about list in no time!

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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 6 June 2017 | 11:03 pm

Tired of Getting No Pay Raise? Become Your Own Boss Like This Young Couple Did

Learn how this young solopreneur couple manages to juggle a busy family life, homeschooling and growing a profitable online business together.

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Luke Barber

Luke Barber joined SBI! in 2010. He now believes anyone with a passion should have an online business about it. Luke and his wife Hollie are proud parents of 3 (soon to be 4) kids. They run HomeSpeechHome.com full time. Luke is also developing StrategyEmailMarketing.com to teach SBIers and other aspiring solopreneurs how to use email marketing to drive more online traffic and sales. If you want to see Hollie and Luke in HD, subscribe to their family vlog on Youtube at youtube.com/barberettez. The couple currently lives in sunny Florida.

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Posted on 1 June 2017 | 12:30 am

Use This Simple Habit Change To Supercharge Your Social Media

Sometimes changing up a common habit when using social media results in discovering a fresh new approach to marketing your business.

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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 23 May 2017 | 9:48 pm

How a Love for German Recipes Funds a Global Non-Profit Organization

When Gerhild changed her attitude from building a website to building a business, profits started to soar. Now her recipe site fully funds her own NGO.

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Gerhild Fulson

Gerhild Fulson has been a homeschooling mom, high school teacher, private school principal and administrator, and Bible College teacher. Now, she enjoys being an Oma who loves to cook and work from home. She’s been married to Andy, a retired professor specializing in power transmission and protection, as well as a pastor, for almost 50 years. He’s an avid outdoorsman, hobby photographer, and all-round handyman. The couple has three married sons and three grandchildren. They live in southern Ontario, Canada.

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Posted on 19 May 2017 | 12:52 am

SBI! vs. Wealthy Affiliate Review: WA Proof of Success… or Failure? Part 3

Review how Wealthy Affiliate *really* stacks up against SBI! This comparison debunks all the claims that they are better for solopreneur success.

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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 17 May 2017 | 7:01 am