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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.

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

Getting to Know You: How to Write a Compelling About Page

Establishing primary authority is a critical component of a successful online business. And yet the About page tends to be the Cinderella of most websites and blogs.
This article explains why your first resolution of the New Year should be to write a compelling “About” page — and shows you how to do it.

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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 4 January 2019 | 4:03 am

6 Subject Line Tips to Rock Your Newsletter Open Rates

How would you persuade Santa to open your seasonal newsletter? Here’s what some Solo Build It! customers agreed are the critical features of any email’s most important element: the subject line. Learn from their collective wisdom and you’ll be writing subject lines that jingle all the way!

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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 20 December 2018 | 11:38 pm

Give Yourself the Best Gift Ever This Year: A Profitable Home Based Business

Get two Solo Build It! subscriptions for the price of one when you start your profitable home based business today!

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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 13 December 2018 | 2:38 am