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How He Went From America-Poor to America Top 3%

In the spirit of A Christmas Carol, we're looking back at stories of successful SBIers, sharing key lessons for your own solopreneur business. Let's learn from Travis Wilkerson.

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Mike Allton

Mike Allton is the Chief Marketing Officer for SiteSell. He has spent years helping solopreneurs achieve success online through the precepts of content marketing: write great content, share that to social, and drive new leads & sales.

Mike’s focus is to reach people who have a passion for something and show them how it’s possible to turn that dream into a real online business and income.

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Posted on 15 December 2017 | 10:55 pm

When Is The Best Time To Start An Online Business? (Hint: NOW)

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Mike Allton

Mike Allton is the Chief Marketing Officer for SiteSell. He has spent years helping solopreneurs achieve success online through the precepts of content marketing: write great content, share that to social, and drive new leads & sales.

Mike’s focus is to reach people who have a passion for something and show them how it’s possible to turn that dream into a real online business and income.

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Posted on 14 December 2017 | 5:19 am

How This Young Mom Built Her Dream Business In Montenegro

In her first business, a franchise, Sarah worked long hours for little return. Now she enjoys freedom and financial success as an online business owner.

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Sarah Pavlovic

Born and raised in New Zealand, Sarah Pavlovic has now made the tiny Balkan country of Montenegro her home, where she runs the popular tourist guide Montenegro Pulse. She devotes her time to sampling donuts on Montenegro’s beaches and being wowed by Montenegro’s incredible landscape, people and food. She loves spending her business income on plane tickets and helping the stray cats and dogs of Montenegro.

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Posted on 6 December 2017 | 11:05 pm

How This Career Coach Crafted Her Way To Creative Online Success

When she was laid off, Lisa McGrimmon combined her skills as a career coach with her love for crafting. A unique online business with lasting success was born.

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Lisa McGrimmon

Lisa McGrimmon is the founder of CraftProfessional.com. She's a huge fan of independent-minded, creative people. She began her work as a career coach because she wanted to work in a profession that allowed her to help people help themselves. Lisa lives in Canada with her husband and two children. Writing about the craft industry keeps her pretty busy, but she also makes time for creating digital art, reading voraciously, supervising play dates, and early morning treks to the gym for spin and dance classes.

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Posted on 30 November 2017 | 1:11 am

Steady Income From The Arts? This Calligraphy Lover Shows It’s Doable

Instead of forcing her creativity into a 9-to-5 job, this artist uses her calligraphy skills to teach a global audience and produce a steady income online.

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Katharine Scarfe Beckett

Katharine has been fascinated by calligraphy and illuminated pages since childhood, when she learned basic italic script at the age of seven after school in Abu Dhabi. She began creating decorated initials and calligraphed quotations for friends as a teenager, and continued self-taught calligraphic work in gothic, roundhand and Old English scripts through her university years. Katharine promotes amateur calligraphy through her website, calligraphy-skills.com and continues to improve her own calligraphy skills through study of teaching manuals and short courses at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts (London) and West Dean College. In her (not so copious!) spare time Katharine paints miniatures and travels with her husband. She loves having long conversations about the relationship between art and craft.

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Posted on 16 November 2017 | 3:15 am

Beat the Fake – How to Gather Authentic Reviews for Your Business

Fake reviews are a problem for most online businesses. Here’s how to beat the fake and make sure your customers leave genuine, from-the-heart feedback.

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Cath Andrews

Cath Andrews

Cath is Head of SiteSell's Content Team, where she writes on a wide variety of topics for new and experienced Solopreneurs. She lives between her homes in Italy and Scotland, and in her spare time writes prolifically for her two SBI! websites.

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Posted on 14 November 2017 | 3:09 am

How Do Solopreneurs Really Do at GoDaddy? An In-Depth Look

When choosing a platform for your online business, the waters are muddy. The GoDaddy vs. Solo Build It! study clears things up.

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Mike Allton

Mike Allton is the Chief Marketing Officer for SiteSell. He has spent years helping solopreneurs achieve success online through the precepts of content marketing: write great content, share that to social, and drive new leads & sales.

Mike’s focus is to reach people who have a passion for something and show them how it’s possible to turn that dream into a real online business and income.

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Posted on 7 November 2017 | 4:30 am

From Flop to Top: Word Game Inventor Spells Online Success

Third time lucky: Educational writer Ann Richmond Fisher shares how she found the key to her online business success.

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Ann Richmond Fisher

Ann Richmond Fisher is a long-time educational writer and website owner. She is the owner of www.spelling-words-well.com and www.word-game-world.com where she publishes original word puzzles and carefully researched spelling bee word lists. A former teacher, Ann has published dozens of books and thousands of magazine pages for several top educational publishers over the past 25 years.

Ann is also a wife and mother. She is fondly known as “Granny Annie” by her two adorable grandchildren.

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Posted on 2 November 2017 | 1:09 am