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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.

Maximize Social Engagement With Optimal Hashtags

More than ever, search results are determined by “offsite signals” generated by the quality and relevance of your content. Keywords are still important, but optimizing the use of hashtags will give your content increased exposure. But don't use popular hashtags, do this instead.

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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 October 2017 | 6:15 pm

How This Online Business Pioneer SCORED Big After 8 Years of Struggle

The power of persistence and a good mentor: After 8 years of struggling online, Doug is now not only a successful solopreneur, he helps other people do the same.

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Doug Lee

Doug Lee has had a sales and freelance entrepreneurial background since the early 90’s. He’s created successful websites and is also an online business consultant. In 2011, he completed the “Building a Successful Business Using the Internet” course and is a certified instructor through SiteSell Education. Doug has hosted online visibility seminars for the Urban League of Greater Cleveland and the Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce. His current website venture is MyOnePageSite.com. Doug takes pride in his role as a Solo Build It! Sales Advisor. He has a passion for helping solopreneurs succeed online, and he enjoys his friends, family and faith.

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Posted on 19 October 2017 | 12:20 am

Last Minute Switch to HTTPS? 3 Urgent Reasons to Proceed

Google continues to push online businesses and websites to implement HTTPS, and the stakes just got higher.

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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 18 October 2017 | 4:12 am

Increase Engagement: Speak TO Not AT

Should you write in the first, second or third person, or use the imperative? It depends on who you are focusing on! Tighten and activate your writing by doing the "first person/second person flip."

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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 13 October 2017 | 11:51 pm

She Came, She Saw, She Conquered — How a Roman Holiday Led to Online Success!

Started as a personal challenge, her Rome website gives Elyssa a sense of accomplishment plus ever-growing income.

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Elyssa Bernard

Elyssa is a Floridian who in 1997 met her future husband, Alessandro, while backpacking in Rome. In 2001 they opened their Rome B&B, Daphne. Over the years they’ve helped thousands of visitors to their 10-room B&B enjoy their time in Rome. From this, Elyssa's website www.romewise.com was born. Romewise is now one of the most widely-read online guides to Rome.

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Posted on 11 October 2017 | 10:01 pm

Stuck for a Good Business Idea? Just Add Water!

Great ideas for starting an online business are everywhere. In fact, your head is full of them right now. But how do you pull ideas out of your head and turn one into an income generating 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 29 September 2017 | 9:41 pm

From $89,000 Debt to Prosperity and Happiness: Glenn’s Solopreneur Life on the Trail

After a failed and costly start-up attempt, Glenn built his second business with SBI!. Now he's debt-free, his own boss and happily married.

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Glenn McAllister

Glenn McAllister stepped onto the Appalachian Trail in 2009, at age fifty, with half a pencil and a backpack full of homemade meals. Believing that great adventures required nothing less than great food, Chef Glenn turned his kitchen into a food dehydration laboratory before he hit the trail. He discovered innovative ways to make delicious and healthy backpacking meals, which he published a few years later in Recipes for Adventure: The Ultimate Guide to Dehydrating Food for the Trail. In his new trail memoir, 1001 Miles on the Appalachian Trail, Chef Glenn turns to adventure and where those great meals took him.

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Posted on 27 September 2017 | 11:10 pm

Stand Out From The Crowd With This Counter-Intuitive Tip

Only commit to writing new content when you know you have something totally unique to share, or you have a different spin on information not yet published anywhere else. And then do this ONE simple thing to take your article to the next level.

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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 22 September 2017 | 10:34 pm