Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly is Solo Build It!?

The short answer: Solo Build It! is everything you need to build an income-generating website or blog (aka online business).

The longer answer: Think of Solo Build It! as an "online MBA." You'll get the education to master the skill of building a successful online business. You'll also get all the tools to execute what you learn. Plus 24/7 support and a helpful forum community.

With the "original" SBI!, hosting and domain name registration are also included. Click here to learn more about the differences between SBI! and SBI! for WP.

I'm still working. Can I start this business on the side?

Absolutely. You can work on your online business at your own pace. Besides, having a fun, rewarding project on the side will ease the transition from working to retirement lifestyle.

Can you tell me, in simple terms, what an online business is?

An online business is a website or blog that enables you to make money in various ways. The topic (often referred to as a "niche") can be anything you are passionate or knowledgeable about.

Think about all the skills, qualifications and wisdom you've gained in your life! That makes you much more likely to succeed on your own than the younger generation.

I don't have a good business idea. Can Solo Build It! help me?

Yes! SBI! will guide you through various "brainstorming" steps, from simply making a list of all the topics that interest you to using our smart keyword brainstorming tools to help you choose the best topic for your business.

You may think that you know nothing that would be of value to others. Or you may have so many ideas swirling around in your head that you don't know which one to pick.

Regardless, SBI! takes you step by step, from discovering your niche to evaluating its profit potential. This process ensures that you'll find the very best niche for you. Often, it's something you would never have realized on your own!

How long will it take to make money with my online business?

We wish there was a one size fits all answer to this question! There isn't! It depends on many factors, like your niche and its competitiveness, how you make money (e.g., with active models like selling services or with passive models like advertising) and how much time you can put into building your business.

One thing's for sure though: it doesn't happen overnight. As a rule of thumb, expect the first earnings to come in after about 6 months.

I am still a bit confused about what an online business really is and how I could start one. Can you explain in more detail please?

We can do even better! We've created a free course that walks you through the steps of starting an online business. You'll gain a solid understanding of what an "online retirement business" means, what's involved in creating one, and whether it's the right solution for your retirement.

The course includes video tutorials, worksheets, learning checks and inspiring interviews with "everyday people" who've changed their retirement for the better.

Can I do affiliate marketing with my Solo Build It! site?

Absolutely. You can add any type of links to your pages, including affiliate links. Our BlockBuilder provides an easy way to make affiliate links "nofollow," which is part of Google's webmaster guidelines.

Does Solo Build It! include a shopping cart?

No. However, there are various easy ways to sell goods or services from your site. You can, for example, add payment functionalities from reputable providers like PayPal, Gumroad or Sendowl. They're free to sign up for and charge a percentage of the sales value.

If you're looking for your own branded ecommerce store within your site and with your own merchant account, you can do this as well. Your SBI! site integrates with Shopify, BigCommerce and other platforms.

Regardless of the shopping cart solution you set up for your site, you do need one very important ingredient first: traffic. If no one visits your site, you'll earn no income.

How many websites/domain names are included in Solo Build It!?

It's one website per subscription. Solo Build It! includes domain name registration and hosting for one site. With Solo Build It! for WP, you'll buy your domain name and hosting externally (with our guidance).

Why just one site? Because it's not about putting up a site or blog. It's about building a business. Think what you would do offline. Would you build more than one brick-and-mortar business at a time? Surely not.

Your online business requires the same commitment and dedication. That's why we highly recommend that you focus on building one website business at a time.

Can I transfer my domain name over to Solo Build It!?

Yes, you can, but we don't recommend it. Why? Because your domain name may not be the best fit for your new online business.

Follow the research and brainstorming advice in the SBI! Action Guide carefully and if — after you've done all the steps — you still feel your current domain name is a great fit, our support team will guide you through the transfer process.

If you'd like more information about the steps involved in transferring your domain name, please talk to one of our advisors.

What's the difference between SBI! and SBI! for WP? How do I know which one is right for me?

Both products offer a combination of tools, guidance, community and support to give you the highest chance of succeeding online.

Solo Build It! is the all-inclusive solution with an easy-to-use site builder, free website templates, traffic reporting, email marketing system, form builder, social tools and much more. Hosting and domain name registration are also included.

It's perfect for you if you're just starting out and want everything included in one integrated suite of tools. It's also good for you if you like doing your own HTML or have used a sitebuilder such as Wix (or Weebly, Yola, etc.) before.

Solo Build It! for WP was specifically created for people who prefer WordPress as their site builder. With SBI! for WP, hosting and domain name registration are not included.

It's perfect for you if you are already familiar with WordPress, possibly even have a WordPress site, and would like to take it to the next level, i.e. turn it into an income-generating online business.

The only other difference is the price. The price of SBI! for WP is half that of the all-inclusive SBI! because hosting, sitebuilder (and some other tools such as email marketing) and domain name are not included.

What is included is a plugin that connects directly to Brainstorm It!'s list of keywords you researched, so you can have all the information about that keyword, including info on competitors, at your fingertips as you build the page in WordPress.

Can I try it for free?

There's a full, 90 day money back guarantee to make sure that Solo Build It! is right for you.

P.S. Don't fall for "free site offers." Google does not reward free sites with traffic. These offers are just come-on's to lure you into a paid product.

More Questions?

If you can search online, you can build a business. Solo Build It! is a very clear and methodical step-by-step process that teaches you exactly what you need to know, when you need to know it.

The best way to get going is to get started. Everything becomes clear when you do that, and you're protected by our no questions asked, money-back guarantee.

If a pressing question remains unanswered, reach out to one of our Solo Build It! advisors.

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