Solo Build It (SBI) - 2018 Review

Updated: 01 November 2018
With this Review, I would like to put the real facts on the table about SBI. This will cover the support, price and tools offered. It will also include my personal likes and dislikes of the product. This review is not intended to re-direct you to buy another program that is "better" but, only to give facts that will help you to make up your own mind. Now, lets get started by having a look at what is offered in short, without having to write an PDF style review that will bore you with unnecessary details. 


What is Solo Build It all About?

Solo Build It, is an Affiliate training and website building, membership site. It provides the necessary tools needed for building the perfect website with lessons, articles, tools and so forth, to help you to become successful at profitable website development.  To sum it up... SBI is a platform that teaches and helps people to build websites and then earn a passive income from those websites.
SBI believes in the CTPM system, which stands for, content, traffic, pre-sale and monetize. The CTPM system is there to help you focus on what is important, the niche you choose for your website, and then building it up. It teaches you how to create the perfect content, directing traffic and build the necessary relationships with your customers.  Hosting is included and the platform will also help you to pick the perfect domain.




Who is the Founder?

Ken Evoy founded the membership site back in the 90's, making it one of the oldest programs around. 




What does the membership cost?

The price to join SBI is $29.99 per month, or $299 per year, which will save you about $60. They have a 90 day money back guarantee, which allows you to purchase SBI risk free. 



What does SBI have to offer?

Training

The training is the area where you will learn everything you need to know to become successful online. There are multiple ways of learning that includes videos, lessons and so forth. These cover topics such as:

  • Understanding your visitors and audience.
  • Building free traffic using a wide range of sources.
  • Finding a site idea and registering a domain name for your website.
  • Finding topics and choosing a niche that is profitable.
  • Building relationships with customers and potential clients.
  • Building a site that generates traffic.


 

Domain and Hosting

SBI includes a domain name in your initial purchase, meaning there will not be any extra cost when choosing a domain name. You choose it, they register it in your name, it is that simple.
Hosting is included in the initial purchase, sparing you from more extra costs. It includes 1 year long free web hosting with email. Hosting is unlimited and reliable.


Email

A fully integrated email service is included in your plan. If you prefer Gmail or any other email service, no problem. Just integrate SBI and you can continue using them, no need to change it.


Site Designer
 

SBI has a hundred themes, if not more, for you to choose from. No need to stress if you are not a graphic person. All themes are designed by different designers to give you a wide range of themes that look stunning. These themes are mobile optimized and can be viewed from any device.

If you decide you want to customize your theme, to give it a more personal look, no problem. Site Designer has easy to use tools to help you create that perfect site. If you want more advanced customization's and want to use HTML, CSS or something else, you can just upload them to SBI. 



Block Builder

To some, site building can be quite daunting. SBI’s Block Builder teaches you how to build a site that is friendly to both man and machine. It uses drag and drop tools, which means HTML, JAVA Script, Perl and FTP will not be necessary. 



Customized Mobile Experience

This feature gives you the ability to hide certain things on your site specifically for mobile, desktop or both.


HTML

If you are already using HTML, CSS and so forth, you can just upload your pages to SBI and continue further. The only difference is that you will then be able to use all tools provided by SBI to create and build the perfect website.



Page and Image Manager
 

Page and Image Manager allows you to manage your images and content, without the knowledge of the technical aspects of website building and managing. 

Content 2.0 boosts your SBI power to 2, enabling visitors of SBI to create websites and drive traffic more efficiently. 



Automated and Regular Blogging

Blogging has never been easier as this. SBI will automatically ad your website to a blogging format and then create an RSS feed in order to allow people to subscribe. The work is done for you, and it costs you nothing.

You also have the option to plug in WordPress or any other blog platform into SBI if you want to.


Traffic Building Systems
 

Traffic Building System is a group of tools designed to help you build traffic and rank your website. The tools in this group range from Pay Per Click Acceleration to Traffic stats. The tools in this group are as follows:
  • State of the Web Private Traffic Headquarters
  • Automatic Search Engine Tracking
  • Automatic Search Engine Sitemap Creation
  • Search Engine Ranking Reports
  • Automatic Search Engine Pinging
  • Traffic Stats and Click Analysis
  • Analyze It
  • Pay Per Click Acceleration

Trust Building Tools
 

These tools help you to establish a relationship with trust, between you and your clients. Everyone knows that without trust, your site will not do too well. These tools include the following:
  • Social Button Integration
  • Socialize It
  • Face It
  • Autoresponder/Form Build It
  • Facebook’s Open Graph Tags
  • Email Newsletter Publishing
  • Blog It
  • Pin It

Monetization

The Monetization group has 2 tools, Infin It, which is a tool that enables you to plug in third party resources, and Private Monetization Headquarters, which is a tool that helps you turn visitors into dollars.


Guidance and Support

When you do not have the help you need, it will not matter how much time and money you put into it and it will not matter what tools you have access to. Luckily SBI has a great support team and are always there to help you when you need it. They even have support tools and they are the following:

  • Action Guide
  • Make It
  • Private Resources Headquarters
  • Integrated Online Help
  • Private Forums
  • Private Tips and Techniques Headquarters
  • Unlimited Customer Support
  • SBI Xpress Newsletter


Brainstorm It

The Site concept Finder tool helps you find the best concept for your site, in order to make it more successful and more appealing.

With the Advanced Brainstormer, there are two sides. The Two Lateralizing Brainstormers is a keyword research tool and the The Ultimate Verticalizer is also a keyword research tool, but it uses the entire web to generate words for you with the use of SBIder.

SiteSell Suply is a tool used to scour the web for themes and topics that are popular on content sites. This helps you make more informed decisions and allows you to see where the competition lies.

Site Info is used to gather competitive info on a keyword with just one click. This process will normally take professionals a whole lot longer than a few clicks.

With Alexa Integration, you can gather info of competitors easily.

Niche Choose It is an invaluable tool that helps you choose the best domain and site concepts for your theme based content site.

With Search It, you will always be up to date about your site. Search It provides you with info like, where to find free images for your site, or which social media pages are posting about your site. It provides about a hundred possible searches in over 20 categories.


New and Updated Tools

  • EU Cookie Widget
  • Brainstorm It v4.0
  • Priority Build It
  • Google reCAPTCHA Integration With SBI
  • MailChimp & AWeber Integration With SBI
  • Pinterest Action Guide
  • AdSense It
  • Google PageSpeed Optimizations Built In
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Open Graph Tags
  • Pinterest Follow
  • Content 2.0 Multi-Image

What I liked...

90 days money back guarantee

Training can be done in video or text format

Huge Community Forum to receive support from

The variety of tools are amazing

Everything you need to build a website and start your own business is located in one place, no need for outsourcing. 



What I did not like...
 

No free option or trial to test the product out.

You can only build one website per membership

Cannot move your site to another company

An upgrade is needed when you receive more that 500 visitors







8 comments:

  1. I don't know if they're a scam and don't really care but they do indulge in some creative numbers.

    Sitesell don't have 40,000 customers - they have 40,000 domain names registered. Big difference.

    According to founder Ken Evoy most members have 2 or more websites. That's 20,000 customers.

    They are encourage to register both hyphenated and unhyphenated domain names and redirect one. That's 10,000 customers.

    They make continual comparisons to themselves and wordpress.COM when wordpress.ORG is the true comparison.

    They claim to have helped "hundreds of thousands" of people build their business - with 10,000 customers? Seriously.

    Theie facebook page has 300, 000 likes - nearly all of them from India. Obviously paid for bot likes, not real people.

    All the warning signs that they ARE a scam are definitely there.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Awful company, the owner is a bullying weirdo, comparable to a cult leader. Nothing works and the traffic of their sites is page 20 of Google search results.

    Sorry if this seems harsh but it's true. If they were at least honest about their faults and didn't ban people from forums I would respect them for it. But no, they aren't.

    Evoy is a revolting person.

    ReplyDelete
  3. They are liars and expensive with it.

    From the lies on the marketing page, to the high price, to the crappy tools, to the liars in the forums, to the banning people who don't agree with them, to the awful results when you use their techniques, to the waste of time you get when you sign up, to their nasty, weird owner...take your pick.

    Other than that they are great.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I dearly appreciate all the honest comments, and would most defiantly take it as serious for no-one had posted a review based on another affiliate link. I had worked with them about a year ago, without experiencing any real problems, except for the fact that customer service had been a little slow. I decided to move away and rather start building concrete websites that would be my own sole property. Looks like a lot had changed ever-since, enough for serious concern.

    The purpose of my blog is exactly THIS kind of comments that would help people to avoid programs that fail or in this case - reliable programs that starts to raise suspicion.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The real problem Christene is that Google detests their sites unfortunately.

      They encourage the use of a tool called Analyze It which 'passes' your page if it is stuffed with keywords.

      This actually did work for a few years until 2010, when the search engines worked it out and it slammed 85% of their sites.

      Of course, things happen like this, and such is life.

      You deal with the problem and move on.

      Except Ken Evoy didn't.

      He proceeded to actually blame his own customers for this, and threatened many of them, even banning anyone who didn't agree with him completely.

      His team then produced this fake report claiming they knew exactly why Google hated their sites and what they had to do.

      It's a real shame as many good people lost years of their lives working hard on those sites only to have this happen.

      Delete
    2. Thanks for the update Jon it is well appreciated. This review was written in 2012 and I will surely make a point to update it with the latest information as soon as possible.

      I had noticed that the SBI sites had vanished from Google and suspected that they did not follow through on updating for the latest "Google punishments"

      Indeed a shame, it is no joke to earn a substantial amount from traffic and then lose rankings along with hard work.

      Delete
  5. Christene, I appreciate your fair review. Regarding the comments above, please don't believe everything that you hear. A lot of people target us because we are actually the only company that delivers success at high rates and levels.

    Unlike lies and myths and arbitrary opinion that slanders us, I present proof. Please follow these 2 links for yourself...

    1) Verifiable proof - http://proof.sitesell.com
    Note that every site includes a domain. You can use SimilarWeb, Alexa and SEMrush to verify that they have high traffic. There are 6 different ways we prove success on that page.

    But this is the most impressive one...

    2) Head-to-Head Study - http://www.sitesell.com/blog/2017/05/wealthy-affiliate-review.html

    This is a scientific-level study that compares SBI! results to affiliates of Wealthy Affiliate. They get a list of 175 products to cover in reviews! We are on that list and are quite popular to attack.

    The reason, again, is that no one else provide verifiable proof of success. They don't, neither the company nor the affiliates. So they have to reply on lies, out-of-date info and bent mistruths. Review the study and you will see the the WHOLE story and Part 3 (full results). Here are some highlights...

    1) SBI! sites are 33 times (33X) more likely to achieve "Outstanding - Excellent" levels of traffic than Wealthy Affiliate.

    2) SBI! sites are 10 times (10X) more likely to achieve "Medium" levels of traffic than Wealthy Affiliate.

    3) 87% of Wealthy Affiliate sites are "Invisible." This is the only category where Wealthy Affiliate "beats" SBI! (i.e., in the worst level of failure - "Invisible" - they get no detectable traffic).

    For complete, detailed results, please see Part 3 of The Study...
    http://www.sitesell.com/blog/2017/05/wealthy-affiliate-review-part-3.html

    Christine, I am available to talk with you about SBI! anytime. There are so many myths and lies. You can challenge me anytime about any of them for the actual truth, tape them and let others try to rebut my answers.

    I suspect, however, that the above numbers may be clear enough.

    Warm regards,
    Ken Evoy
    Founder, SiteSell.com

    P.S.We are following our original study up, by the way, with similar studies to see how solopreneurs do, in general, and with a a variety of other products. Detailed results to come, but truly, nothing comes close to what SBI! does.

    Our original proof should have been enough. Any other company that COULD prove results like this, they would. None do.

    But it is our head-to-head study that really shows it. You can trust those results - or not. If not, you can run The Study for yourself. You'll see that you get the same results. Because we make this so transparent, we could not lie even if we wanted to. It's just too easy to check by doing it yourself.

    ReplyDelete
  6. P.S. Regarding the coordinated series of outrageous, emotional comments (above) about us and me, all in 2013. They seem to have changed YOUR OWN experience-based opinion - your own SBI! reviews opinion and experience were accurate then, and SBI! is even better now. I do hope you publish these for balance and remain ready to talk with you about ANYTHNG that worries you about SBI!.

    Please see my post here and find "Attack #2" in that post to better understand these people...

    https://forums.sitesell.com/viewtopic.php?p=1369913#p1369913

    Like I said, there are always 2 sides to every story. We have decided to stop debating folks who go so far as to call me a "bullying weirdo, comparable to a cult leader."

    DATA speaks louder than words. We challenge any company to show the types of results that we do. ONLY ONE company has ever said they were better than us. And the above study shows how opposite the truth is.

    It is depressing at how dirty the whole net marketing space has become. More studies are coming, studies that anyone can double-check for themselves. Hopefully, this wakes our industry up to caring about whether solopreneurs succeed or not, and actually HELPING them to do so.

    ReplyDelete

As a result of the spam filter, comments can take a while to be published. Please be patient.