Can One Website Change Your Life?
Today is your lucky day. You just stumbled upon a site authored by someone who earns a full-time living from his computer thanks to his websites.
I know it may sound too good to be true, but by the end of this you will understand more about how it all works.
Before you continue, however, I want you to know this. There is no such thing as getting rich quickly online and if you want to succeed like me you have to be ready to work and learn. A quick glance at the amount of content on this site will confirm that.
If it was easy and guaranteed money, everyone would be doing it, right? Unfortunately too many people are looking to get rich quickly so they give up too early.
If you are in desperate need of money NOW, this is probably not going to be the thing for you. But if you are ready to embark on a journey filled with learning, want to build something robust, and are ready to accept that it may take some time... you are in the right place.
How I Earn a Living
I build websites on topics that interest me (like this one). I drive traffic to my site and earn commissions by referring products from my site.
I also make money through sponsor ads and displaying Google ads on my website.
Notice there is nothing fancy about this site. I didn't try to compete with internet giants like Facebook or Twitter and become the next social media giant just to make good money online.
You can actually create something as simple as a content website. It amazes me how many people think they have to be the next Amazon.com just to make money with a website.
Long Term View Did Help
To be honest, this website was created as more of a test. In 2006, I bought Site Build It!
and created this site. I desperately wanted a good second source of income and after reading their several case studies I decided to give it a go. And to make a long story short, this site was earning a high 3-figure income by the second year and a healthy 4-figures per month by its 4th year.
All of the income comes from ads and affiliate programs/recommendations. I don't sell a single product directly from this site. No order-taking. No shipping. No customer service. All I do is collect my commissions every month.
Why Site Build It!?
Unlike the other web hosts that just give you the space for your site and a "good luck", Site Build It! actually gives you a training guide (with video) that shows you how to build your website, drive traffic, make money with Google, affiliate marketing, etc.
You aren't left alone when it comes to building and marketing your site. Not only do you receive the Video Action Guide but you also get a site builder, mailing list manager (to collect and send e-mails), help with driving traffic and access to a member forum.
The member forum is amazing. It is flooded with other SBI! owners who are ready and willing to give you advice and help with building and marketing your site.
How Much & How Long?
Are you still asking "How Much Can I Make"? and "How Long Will It Take"?
To be honest I cannot and will not tell you how long it will take you to make money online. The reason is simple. I don't know. Everyone is different and it depends on how quickly you learn how to effectively market your site online.
If you follow the SBI! Action Guide and work hard, you will have a greater chance of succeeding than someone who just breezes through the tutorials and doesn't put a lot of work into their website. I think I belonged to the second category initially but once I saw the money pouring in, I was totally into this.
If there's one thing I want you to get from this article, it's the idea that this is real work. However, if you enjoy this as much as I do, the rewards are unlimited. I am my own boss and I cannot imagine having another "job".
I'm Not The Only Success Story
I know what you're thinking. You're wondering if anyone else is doing this well with Site Build It! I know you are :) and it's a valid question.
Well I'm happy to tell you that I am not alone. There are many more, and the common thing that makes them successful as well is their belief, willingness to learn and put in the efforts.
Just go through some of the sample sites including this one and you will see the number of pages and the amount of content that exists there; which also means that what you build using Site Build It! is long lasting.
Read the case studies from other successful Site Build It! owners.