I have published my pen pal website, www.friendship-by-mail.com, for nearly ten years now. In late 2007, I started this website as I really love the internet!
In the beginning, I used to do the html coding – I should have hired someone to do that, it’s not something that any beginner should try. As a small hobby business, I just couldn’t afford the web designer fees.
Soon afterwards, Front page by Microsoft (and lots of other software programs designed to make pages on the internet easier) were purchased by newbie webmasters like me. I was thrilled. Unfortunately, the website design often got totally goofy and there was no way that I could fix it. FrontPage and others seemed to be the only alternative for do-it-yourself people like me -- and I lived with that – happy enough that I had a web site.
The problem is that even after ten years of having a website, I still had very little traffic compared to the big guys. Hey, I did all this work, I know there are lots of ladies that would love to find new friends, but how do I find them to see what this hobby is all about?
Finally, my new website – Friendship-by-mail.com - was made with a totally cool website system called Site Build It. I used SBI to format the Friendship-By-Mail.com website and to get the website into the search engines so that I can find visitors.
If you have knowledge to share or are considering a website, let me tell you why SBI is tops in my book!
As a retiree, we have a lifetime of work and personal experiences to draw upon. If you put some time and effort into a website teaching others about whatever your special knowledge is... you can make an honest income on the internet. I honestly believe that.
I had visited the SBI pages many, many, many times over the years – but the $299 price tag always held me back. I now know that you get what you pay for – I’m a cheapo at heart, always have been, but when you are dealing with the internet, a website is not enough.
The problem is that you can have the most fabulous website, creating the most informative page that millions are seeking – and yet, you get few visitors. That was me – inkytrails.com. Yes, yes, you likely won’t believe me until you’ve done it yourself – I got lots of visitors but not enough.
One day when I visited the SBI website, I read about www.jugglenow.com (and no, I don’t juggle!) I thought if they can do THAT with juggling, just think what I can do with the hobby of pen pals! I am so glad that I made that big decision that day! That first $300 was so well worth it!
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