If you've been looking through my site, you probably think I have a bit of tech savvy ... you're wrong! I have a secret I'd like to share. After I successfully published a pamphlet on bonsai care and a paperback on bonsai misc. (now, out of print), I gave consideration to writing a book. With some encouragement from friends, I decided to create a website instead.
I discovered I could expand on the content, add color pictures and even re-write at any given time . . . without the expense of another publication. The problem was, I am not tech savvy and I didn't begin to know how!
My wild ride website experience began with purchasing a "fantastic, superb, unbelievably quick and easy, make-a-million, create-a-site deal”. It starts as an embarrassing story, but I'm telling it anyway.
My wild ride website experience began with purchasing a "fantastic, superb, unbelievably quick and easy, make-a-million, create-a-site deal”.
This is the embarrassing part ... I admit it, I got sucked in by one of those 'hard sell' bargains to create a website for only $500 and receive ten (or was it twenty) DVDs, five e-books and all those "secrets", guaranteed! How could I go wrong? When I received the package in the mail, I was ready to learn everything I could about websites.
In the very first DVD, I had no idea what they were talking about! When I heard "oh, by the way, you also need" I had a clue. It didn't take long before I realized that $500 was only the beginning.
I quickly stopped my credit card payment and returned the product.
Some time after that experience, a friend introduced me to Solo Build It. By then I was gun shy, but I also knew building a site was something I really wanted to do.
When I looked at 'Solo Build It,' the first 'fair warnings' I noticed were:
Well, that got my attention. There was also a money back guarantee. When I signed up, I received no fancy CDs or stacks of meaningless paper. In no time, I was ready to start, right there on my computer.
I knew very little about creating anything on the computer -- other than e-mail. It took me two days to find Notepad! (My fault, that's where I should have contacted the fantastic free SBI Forums - other members are always there to help.)
After that I was on my way.
Has it taken a long time to get where I am today, yes. (Over 100 pages and 20,000 visitors a month!) Was it always easy, no. I sometimes felt like I was back in college!
If I can do this, you surely can!