Finally! The day you've been looking forward to has arrived at last. You've retired from work, or are about to do so. No more boss to answer to (except for your spouse, perhaps!).
But your idea of retirement isn't sitting at the beach and sipping cocktails all day. Nope! You plan to put your skills and experiences to good use -- by starting your own business.
Congratulations! Building a retirement business isn't just great for your finances. It also brings excitement, new purpose and a sense of achievement to your retirement.
But wait -- doesn't starting a business mean you'll need a lot of money upfront? Will you have to invest in an office, equipment, materials? Do you need to hire employees?
And what about your travel plans or when you want to stay with your kids and grandkids for extended periods of time?
Ah, you see... that's where the online part of your retirement business comes in.
Before we jump into the reasons, let's clarify what the term "online business" means. An online business is a website or blog that enables you to make money in various ways.
Why do we use the term "business"? Because it reinforces the mindset that will help you succeed. You aren't just "blogging" or "putting up a website." Instead, you'll build a real business you can be proud of. And that's exactly why you're here, right?
The BIG benefits of building your business online instead of offline...
"I feel more confident in so many ways. I know I can generate income, which will help me reach my goal of retiring from "regular" work next year."
Judy Christensen, clothingpatterns101.com
If you've been nodding along while reading this -- if any of the reasons resonated with you, we'd love to show you how Solo Build It! (SBI! for short) can help you build your retirement business. And you can do it even if you're a complete beginner in the online world!
You probably use your computer, phone or tablet to keep up with the news, shop online and browse websites, right? But maybe the idea of taking it a step further and building a website or blog seems out of your reach?
If terms like hosting, domain name registration, plugins and HTML make your head spin -- if you don't have the first idea about what they mean, you're not alone.
Many Solo Build It! members started with zero knowledge about building a website, let alone an online business.
But little by little, helped by our processes and our people, their knowledge and confidence grew.
Some even went as far as becoming sought-after business-building experts themselves!
Here's what SBI! member Janice has to say:
"When I started with SBI! about three years ago, I knew nothing about the internet. I barely knew how to do a search that would bring back the results I wanted. Calling myself a novice was rather flattering, I didn't even consider myself worthy of that term." – Janice Jones, www.smalldogplace.com
Whatever your starting point, we at Solo Build It! will take you by the hand and guide you through the whole website and business-building journey.
You don't have to worry about technical stuff like hosting, domain name registration, website security, plugins or additional tools.
We take care of this for you. It's all included in one user friendly, affordable package. Everything?...
"Everything's included! I don't know of any other business on the planet where you can begin with a monthly overhead of only THIRTY BUCKS."
– Susan Gast, www.easy-food-dehydrating.com
Step-by-step video, written and mobile versions of the Action Guide help you every step of the way, leading you through the most effective online business-building process available anywhere.
All the tools you need to grow your increasingly profitable online business. From niche research to sitebuilding to monetization planning, SBI! has you covered.
SBI! keeps you up-to-date so you don't have to waste low-yield time doing it.
Whether it's major new developments or the rare golden nugget from hundreds of e-business sources that we track, we have your back. Software updates and additions are free and automatic.
24x7 SiteSell Support is always at your fingertips (chat, too!).
And get business-building assistance at the "help and be helped" Solo Build It! Forums, a community of like-minded solopreneurs who care. A nice forum bonus — no affiliate tries to sell you anything!
No need for a designer, SBI! includes free templates to make your business beautiful. All site designs (and all items within them) can be customized easily using simple, familiar tools.
What if you had a mentor to help you navigate the online business world? Or how about a clear roadmap that shows you where to go, and how to get there?
Meet the Solo Build It! Action Guide.
The Action Guide pulls all the important business-building information into one place. It helps you lay a solid foundation for your business. It integrates the use of SBI!'s built-in tools, enabling you to move forward efficiently.
In other words, the Action Guide briefs you on your next step and why you do it. Then it takes you through the process. Continue like that, step by step. Learn, then do. Repeat as you work your way through the guide.
You'll be surprised how much your skills and business will grow, day by day. Just like SBI! member Michael Bates says:
The 10 DAY Action Guide totally rocks. This helped me hugely. The step by step process just can't be beat, and helped grow my confidence that I could really build a site and a business. It's just so user friendly! A key point here is that doing things correctly, right from the start, makes a big difference. Michael Bates, www.dyslexia-reading-well.com
Structured into ten DAYs, you can read, watch or listen to the lessons. Want a sneak peek? Sure!
But don't just take our word for it. See what some of our SBI! family say about the Action Guide.
Lesley Postle from www.griefandsympathy.com and her mom Elizabeth created two profitable online businesses together. The income adds a welcome boost to their retirement finances.
What's their top tip for online business success? Yes, you guessed it... Follow the Action Guide! Hear it directly from Lesley in this 1 minute video.
So you have the tools and you have the step-by-step training. You're well on the way to your new, exciting life in retirement!
Is there anything else wrapped up in the Solo Build It! package?
Yep - we're not done yet! Because some would say this next item alone is worth the entire price of SBI!.
What is it? Read on to find out!
Starting and growing a business, whether offline or online, is no small feat. Most of the time, it's exciting, fun and rewarding.
Who would you share that feeling of elation with when you succeed? Your partner? Children? Grandchildren? Former colleagues?
They're all there to support you and cheer you on. Your grandchildren may even be impressed by their oh-so-cool grandparent who has a website!
But however much your cheerleaders may love you, they won't necessarily understand the ins and outs of what you're doing. How could they?
And what about the times when you're not sure yourself?
Learning a new skill can be daunting. We all have moments of self doubt. Times when we just don't get it, no matter how hard we try.
For those moments, we offer you...
The Solo Build It! forums!
"The forums are indispensable. It's a safe place to discuss issues you may be having with your site, ask for help, and give your input on someone else's questions. It really does feel like a family that truly understands what you are doing.
And that shouldn't be taken lightly because none of my offline family or friends really understands what I do on a daily basis. I have never felt alone in my online ventures." – Tracy Scorzafava, www.womansdivorce.com
The thousands of friendly, knowledgeable SBI! members in our forums are always on hand to help. Whatever your problem, whether you want to celebrate a success or let off steam about a frustration, they'll be there for you.
And one day, you'll be able to do what they do - pass on your knowledge and skills to others.
We take the view that everyone in our forums has something to offer.
You'll also see our own staff in the forums -- including Ken Evoy, our founder. They take time to contribute their knowledge and skills, too, answering questions, giving advice, sharing their experiences. Most of them have used Solo Build It! to build their own businesses, too. So they know what they're talking about.
In short, the "help and be helped" spirit in the SBI! forum community is second to none.
And then there's our support team, standing by 24x7, with individual, personal one-to-one help. The same support person stays with you from start to finish -- no frustrating start-over with different people.
"Any time I have any technical problem, and I have to contact the technical support team, they are just wonderful folks and always give me the help I need to sort out the issue in a very timely manner. As a complete computer dummy, SiteSell Support is very much a hidden SBI! gem in my books!" - John Salt, www.rchelicopterfun.com
So, with Solo Build it!, you are never alone. Between the SBI! forums and SiteSell support, you'll find help and motivation whenever you need it.
Chances are you'll even make lifelong friends!
"I really value the friends and contacts I have made through SBI!. I go to our London meet ups as often as I can and it is great to spend a day with like-minded people, all in different stages of developing our sites. We come away enthusiastic to try new ideas, suggestions for books to read etc., and this camaraderie again reinforces the knowledge that we are not alone." – Nick Winter, www.understanding-cement.com
Now you know what exactly you get with Solo Build It!. You'll get all the tools, training, support and community to build your retirement business, in one neat package.
Turn the question around. Ask yourself, "why wouldn't SBI! work for me?" It works for dozens of other people just like you. Retirees who wanted to supplement their income. Who wanted to share their passion. Who didn't know if they had the wherewithal to do it -- until they did.
What do they bring that makes them successful? Motivation to learn something new. Willingness to work hard. Passion for their subject.
Do you have those things? If you do, there's no reason why you shouldn't share in their success.
Still not sure? How about if we make it a little easier? Why not try before you buy? Here are two special offers, just for you.
Get a free, no-strings-attached consultation. Our Advisors know SBI! inside out. They use it to build their own online businesses. If you're unsure if SBI! is right for you, it helps to talk to a "real" person who has once been where you are now. Give them a call at 1-888-987-2669 or contact them via email.
Test-drive Solo Build It! for 90 days. That's plenty of time to find out if SBI! is the right platform for building your retirement business. If -- for whatever reason -- it isn't, you'll get a full refund. No questions asked. Our company has been around since 1997. We wouldn't be here today if we didn't honor our word.