Me Create a Website?

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.

Bad Beginning

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.

I received 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 aboutWhen 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.

Good Ending

Shortly 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:

  • "This is NOT quick and easy." and
  • "Get Rich Quick" is a fraud.

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.

  • SBI gives you a choice of written and/or video guides. I use both!
  • All the Research Tools are easy to use.
  • HTML? I had no clue what it was. You don't need to know HTML unless you want to.
  • If you are anything like me, SBI was built for you. It has a fill-in-the-blanks system! (You don't have to go that way if you’re a techie.)
  • Talk about a one-stop solution! There are some fancy options, but you don't need to purchase anything additional!
  • If you get stuck, contact The Forums. Everyone is there to help, and they do.
  • You will never purchase a better product that gives you exactly what it promises and more!

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!

  • Maybe you already have a site where nothing is happening.

  • Have you also been burned by hard-sell offers?
  • Do you have an inkling to "create a website" someday?
  • Money tight? Solo Build It has two payment options. One time or easy monthly payments.