WHO is WENDY, the owner of Retirement-Online.com?
I am a website-aholic. I readily admit it. I love the internet and the profound amounts of knowledge readily available at your fingertips.
I have always enjoyed writing but now I have a mission to write about.
I also love connecting with retirees - now more than ever in our COVID times!
Solo Build It! ROCKS my retired world daily... because it works!
I was a Retirement Manager for last 25 years of my 35 years in government employment.
At first, it was "just a job" -- but retirement turned into a lifetime passion for me!
Before I left my employment, I started this website simply as a brain dump of things I've learned over 25 years in the retirement field. That idea didn't last long as retirees began to add their stories to the site and it took on a life of it's own!
I work my Retirement-Online website and I absolutely love every single moment. I don't know what I'd do without my site.
This is great for my personality. I'm an introvert in real life. I can work from home and yet connect as much or as little as I care to.
It's my retirement passion carried on into my own retirement, it's my life.
You might be a SOLOpreneur or you might partner with someone.
I can do my job and simply get on with my work. PLUS it's all done in-house, meaning, unless you get high tech, you can do everything in the SBI-in-a-box website kit. Read more about Sitesell here, if you'd like to check out WHY I use this software. It's effective and it's easy!
I will admit, there was a period of time when I did so well with Solo Build It! that I started other sites, outside SBI, mostly wordpress blogs. I worked them, I wrote like crazy and NOTHING. Just proved to myself that SBI is how I win here, not my own brain alone. :) Yeah, I did, what a waste of time.
First, I did this quickie video in 2016. My site is ever-changing, I should leave it alone, but I can't! I love fooling with how it looks -- so much fun! Anyways, you'll see it looks different in the video, and has been changed to a new design now.
Before Solo Build It!, I had many other sites, all self-made and I used free servers. I got very little traffic. The problem was: I did all this work, and nobody came to visit the site.
Why doesn't this website stuff work? I joined SBI in 2004, and the rest is history.
The SBI tools help you pick keywords that people used to search for info -- and yet, aren't overused yet. If nobody uses the words you use, nobody will ever find it. On the other hand, if you use an overused term, your site will likely be at the bottom of the search engine results -- again, they will never find you.
You CAN do this with a WordPress site, many do... but often the elements of the site conflict with each other. That doesn't happen with SBI sites, because the many modules are all written by SBI (instead of many coders) so they are coded to play nice with each other.
You also might need to purchase traffic to your site, I've never done that. My visitors search Google and find me, easy-peasy!
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 sincerely believe that, because I've "been there and done that"!
I had visited the SBI pages many, many times over the years – but the SBI $299 price tag always held me back. I now know that you get what you pay for – I’m a cheapo at heart, and now I know SBI is worth every penny.
Heck, where else can you start a home-based business for $300?
There are SO MANY ways to earn income from a site!
SBI brings people into your life again -- both SBIer friends from the forums AND people who visit your site and interact with you!
It's all in one package! It's a win - win - win!
Questions? I’d love to discuss SBI with you any time! Just hit the Contact Me page OR you can call SBI (number to the left)....
p.s. If you've read this far, you are probably interested so I will share my May 2016 stats with you! As you can see below, I had 20,850 visitors to my site, and many visited more than once during the month for a total of 46,177 visitors all month. Those visitors read 154,158 pages on my site.
JUST ONE PERSON, (me, myself, and I), provided retirement knowledge that has the possibility to change many many retired lives every single month!
I'm really proud of that... Solo Build It! ROCKS!