Solo Build It! Review

It was the spring of 2009 when I finally set out to build a physics website. I had the idea for years, without actually being sure what form it would take. At the time I was reading Steve Pavlina's Personal Development blog, run by Steve Pavlina who did make a successful online business with his blog (which is basically a self-help blog). It had tons of visitor traffic plus he came across as genuine (even removing his lucrative Google ads at some point because they didn't fit his website theme). He just came across as someone who wasn't all about the money and would give good practical advice on how to build a successful website.

The only problem was that his blog was a far cry from what I wanted to build, which was a physics website, and so his advice was either too general or didn't apply. You see, in the world of physics, people want information. They're not looking to enrich their lives like they would through the personal development, or self-help arena, so I had to create a website that catered to that. The only question in my mind was how to do it. It was around this time that I saw a post by someone in the forums of Steve's site which explained the merits of Site Build It! (the former name of Solo Build It!) and how it helped her build her World of Lucid Dreaming website. She followed the "recipe" and built up her website traffic to very impressive levels. Her story was a turning point for me. I had then started to seriously consider using the same service to build my website, and after a bit of hemming and hawing I took the plunge. I signed up.

The first thing to keep in mind about Solo Build It! is that they are not about getting rich quick. They emphasize hard work and motivation, along with the correct roadmap, in order to build a successful website. And boy do they provide a roadmap. They got me thinking about how to structure my website for maximum human friendliness and Search Engine friendliness, giving me many tools to build my website in a slick way, plus determine what people are actually searching for online - and how to structure my website around that. Everything you need to succeed they provide. The rest comes down to the time and effort you spend, along with trial and error to fine-tune your particular niche. And this leads me to the next very important point.

I am an example of what the average person can do with hard work and the right help. I now have thousands of visitors a day (up from hundreds a day when I started in 2009) and my traffic is growing annually, mostly based on pages I created years ago. Too many times you hear about fast-success stories, and because they are so popular they crowd out the more realistic stories on how to be successful, which is through patience and diligent hard work. But not only that, you also need a roadmap, and the right tools to do the job. It's like building a house. If you don't have the tools, and the right blueprint, it will never be nearly as good as it can be. Solo Build It! gives you the tools and blueprint, and they are the real deal! It can be hard to determine who the real deal is sometimes, but they are. But don't let mine be the only positive review that you read about them. There's more here, here, and here.

Unfortunately, there a competing company out there (Wealthy Affiliate) which isn't the real deal. Part of their business strategy involves using a kind of pyramid scheme to lure people into writing positive reviews for the company, while trashing the competition (such as Solo Build It!). Many of these reviews consist of fake negative reviews of Solo Build It! These reviews earn a commission for the people writing them when those people sign up for Wealthy Affiliate's program. This commission is proportional to how many times those reviews get read, which is based on how many times those reviews get found by people through online searches. Wealthy Affiliate (quite dishonestly) uses people's genuine interest in starting an online business to lure them into using their product using a combination of slick marketing, which then involves writing fake reviews to trash the competition, in addition to getting them to sign up for the company's services, which is an inferior version of what Solo Build It! offers. In fact, Solo Build It! did a comprehensive study, and one of their findings is that websites created by Solo Build It! are 33 times (33X) more likely to achieve "Outstanding – Excellent" levels of internet traffic, than Wealthy Affiliate. You can read more about this here.

By the way, I am not getting paid to write this review. I was not planning to do it initially because it does not fit with the theme of my website. But given how much Solo Build It! has helped me, and given how they are under threat by this competing company I mentioned, I felt it was the right thing to do to set the record straight.

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