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How to Promote Your Website: 23 Ways to Earn Free Traffic

Wondering how to drive free traffic to your website or blog? Here are the best 23 opportunities for promotion you can start to apply 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 1 August 2019 | 2:21 am

Affiliate Marketing Programs for Beginners: Keeping to the Light Side

Ready to take your blog to the next monetization level? Here’s how: introducing the best affiliate programs for beginners.

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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 25 July 2019 | 2:58 am

How the Roads Less Traveled Made All the Difference for This Retired Engineer

When Florida's real estate market collapsed, Mike Miller started an online business to supplement his social security income. 10 years later, he enjoys a financially secure retirement, while writing about a topic he loves: Florida's backroads.

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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 July 2019 | 11:22 pm

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

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