Ways in Which The System Helps Best Solopreneurs Succeed
There you have it! We asked…
“What are the top 3 ways in which the System has
contributed to your success?”
You’ve read 52 answers from some of the best solopreneurs online.
The replies vary wildly in style and length.
Some system users add the story behind their solopreneur career, others stick to a
bullet point list of their top 3 ways.
We’ve counted and analyzed the replies. Here are
Two features of Solo Build It! stand out as the
1) the Action Guide
2) the forums / community.
Tied for third place…
3a) the provision of up-to-date, vetted
information, weeding out the noise and bad info
3b) first-class customer support.
And at least 10 people mention 5 more keys to
5) Brainstorm It! and Master Keyword List
(“MKL”), the systems advanced keyword brainstorming and analysis tools
6) The systems integrated suite of easy-to-use tools
7) The system takes care of technology behind the
8) “The system saves me time.”
For a graphical overview, take a look at the
And the complete list you´ll find below…
The range of each set of “Top 3” answers
is amazingly diverse. And their supporting commentary is even more so,
adding valuable depth.
The same feature can be presented in different
ways (ex., hosting can be “secure and handles my technical issues” or
“worry-free” or “gives confidence”). Grouping the replies accordingly, it all
boils down, first and foremost, to this…
OPTIMAL USE OF TIME (FOCUS)
Solo Build It! enables best solopreneurs to focus
their limited time in the most efficient and effective way possible. Even
the person with all the BAM
in the world will fail if s/he does not focus her time onto the
business-building task that matters most at any given point of the process.
That’s incredibly fundamental. In fact, it
almost seems absurd to make a big deal of it. And interestingly, few
actually do consciously recognize it (time-saving is #8).
“Of course I’m focused,” you may think.
And you’d be right – until you thought about how the best solopreneur
environment works. Let’s explore this a little…
By the very definition of being a SOLOpreneur,
you are time-limited. We each get 24 hours in a day. Remove 8 for sleep,
another 8 for “the job” and 3-4 hours for commuting, eating, child-care/family,
some form of downtime (TV, exercise, etc.) and whatever else…
You’re only left with a few hours per day, MAX.
Full-timers gain more, of course, but there’s still an absolute time ceiling.
Let’s be on the high side and average “time for
my business” to 4 hours per day. If it’s 2, the following discussion is
all the more important. If it’s 10, you still do NOT want to spend hours per
day on inefficient “to do” items. Yet you may very well be doing that…
The nature of the Net is distraction. And
I’m not talking about the “just one video” on YouTube that turns into 3-hour
segues. I trust that those are chopped (or you carefully manage that in your
“downtime” bucket which is, ideally, minimized).
Consider the poor use of best solopreneur
Figuring it all out
You may be doing a lot of reading and organizing
and re-thinking as you pick up something new. That takes time away from
the actual building of a business. I mean…
Who do you follow? How do you know? How do you
decide what makes sense and what is the correct order of the steps?
How do you avoid GRQs’ incredible sales copy
that convinces you that “this time is different?” That alone can easily blow
$500-$1,000 and a year of your life.
Then there is the ton of repetitive articles,
the softer “waste-of-time” info and the flat-out bad that is actually harmful
to your efforts. Do you have the expertise to sort it all out, the
discipline to reject the hot and hyped?
Where do you go? WordPress forums answer
questions about using their sitebuilder. And yes, there are tons of
forums for everything. But affiliates lurk everywhere, ready to promote
whatever makes them money. And loads of people who give answers are
parroting inaccurate information.
Even the most active participants vary in their
opinion of what works. Is their approach compatible with yours? Do you end up
disagreeing, or asking follow-ups?
And there are those who can sound super-smart,
but in fact are failing. Again, you need a certain level of savviness to sort
it all out… in order to become savvy.
Getting the right answers is risky and
There’s a tool for everything
But which ones do you actually need? So
many review sites are affiliate recommendations. This alone is a quagmire to
WordPress has an excellent user-rating system,
but again, which tools or plugins do you need? Which are going to crash
on the next upgrade of WP? Which upgrade of one tool might crash another?
And even with WordPress you have to find a
quality host. And on it goes.
Many count that and other activities as
“relevant work.” It’s what everyone does, and it’s why almost everyone fails se the bottom 99%. Our time must be focused on actually
building your business.
Sharp use of time, a BUSINESS-building focus, lies behind most successes.
Everything, and we do mean everything, needs to blur away until you are
always doing what matters most, never spending “empty treading” time.
Over and over, if you think about many of the
Top 10 items that our “Wisdom of Crowds” tabulation has bubbled to the top
above, there’s a huge time saving component.
With that context, let’s look at the top lessons
from the best solopreneurs.
1. The Action
Consider the proven process outlined
step-by-step in the Action Guide.
That takes a long time to figure out, and even then, it will never be as
clear in your mind as it should be.
Every hour not spent figuring it out
is applied to doing the next step that actually pushes you further ahead
with your business.
SBI! provides the right information at the right
time and in a well organized, easy-to-follow format. This starts with the Action Guide (in written,
audio and video format) and continues throughout the progress with tips
and techniques articles, tutorials and the weekly newsletter.
This saves you, the best solopreneur, a lot of
time (your most precious, non-renewable resource). You don’t have to wade
through hundreds of articles and figure out what’s valuable or worthless or
even detrimental to your success. SBI! does that for you.
As Ian Parkin puts it…
“I am freed up to put all my available time into
my site, because I do not need to chase all the new web building fads and
formulas that most others get sucked up in. I know SBI! follows all that on my
behalf, and provides me with the cream when found to be so.”
Building a business doesn’t happen overnight.
Especially in the beginning, you have to put in many hours with little to show
for it. So, yes, there will likely be times when you feel discouraged,
frustrated, perhaps even willing to throw in the towel.
New colleges appreciate the non-intimidating
atmosphere. Much like a “borrow a book – leave a book” library, folks arrive
asking questions, return later to “pay it forward.” And even for the
veterans, the zero aggravation factor (no flames, no selling) is nice, too.
It goes further than that, though. In Richard
The forums. Such a wealth of knowledge,
with friendly advice and insights. The friendliest forum I have ever been on,
as well as the most informative!
That’s why colleges rate being part of a helpful
community of like-minded best solopreneurs as such a critical part of success.
Consider the efficiency of using a set of forums that covers every aspect of online biz-building
with a unique help-and-be-helped culture, populated by folks who all use the
same “playbook?” Priceless.
So once again, while it’s important to find
resources that enable you to get excellent answers to problems, doing it
quickly lets you get right back to the work that matters the most.
Vetted Information, Weeding Out the Noise
The firehose of info is constant. Most is just a
new way of saying the same thing, or low-quality, or wrong, or spammy. There’s
only a little that is new and important enough to act upon.
While other solopreneurs are “keeping up on
information,” SBIers are moving ahead with their business-building activities,
delighted that we’ve got their backs by filtering the firehose.
This one is obvious. Every customer wants fast
and effective support.
The SiteSell support team is available to SBIers 24/7. We are super proud about
the high marks that our support team consistently receives, like this one from
We have a tremendous Support system and staff.
Many times over the years I have been unable to figure something out and
Support has quickly responded to my questions and either fixed the problem or
given me the answer I was looking for.
Just FYI (in case you are interested), we “do”
Support differently (behind the scenes). Everyone gets the same number of
inbound “tickets.” Each issue is handled to completion by the same
person. No one is pressured to handle as many as possible per hour (a
common metric for Support staff). We keep hours low, which keeps enthusiasm
Every member of our Support staff understands
how important your business is to you. They care about getting you back on task
(business-building) ASAP. And oh yes, one more thing…
If you ever have a problem that we seem to be
fouling up, (no one’s perfect!), you can reach our founder and CEO directly via
email! That clears any misses up pretty quickly!
Our Support staff are the true heroes of our
company. They care like crazy.
It! & Master Keyword List
Brainstorm It! received the highest marks of all
of the systems tools, and rightfully so.
It’s hard work, but also an exciting time to see
your niche, set of topics and site structure forming up. Brainstorm It!
and the Master Keyword List have a unique set of functions that are
specifically aimed at maximizing your odds of success.
You will use our sitebuilder (BlockBuilder 2) or
WordPress - if you use our system for WP more,
of course. But any sitebuilder is just a tool. It does not write
your content. Nor will it help you pick the best domain name, build traffic,
master social media, or monetize.
Business success starts with high-quality
upfront research, before you do anything else. The high vote for Brainstorm It! shows how much the top solopreneur understand that.
Chase Landre summarizes this perfectly…
The system teaches exactly what is important for
success - keywords, niche, etc. - and then provides incredible tools to make
the most of what you’ve learned.
The best information and training are useless if
you don’t have the tools to apply them. SBI! comes with all the tools you need to
build your online business.
From keyword brainstorming to page building to
sending out newsletters to one-click integration of social media, and much
more, it’s all there. All in one place and constantly updated.
Frequent mention was made of the all-in-one
nature of the SBI! toolset. That brings us back to time-saving. There’s
no need to sort out good from bad from best. And after that?…
You could easily be logging in to 20 different
resources, learning 20 interfaces and approaches to software functionality.
Instead, one login covers it all.
7. Taking Care
Even our most successful colleges probably know
less “tech stuff” than most other solopreneur. We not only take care of the
info-overload (aka “the firehose”), we handle all the technology, too. You
don’t even need to bother with hosting.
This, too, boils down to another time-saving
benefit, enabling you to focus on growing the business. So they may know less
jargon and “latest-greatest,” but they know what matters and how to use it
optimally. And that brings us to the last of the factors that was
mentioned more than 10 times…
8. “The system saves
Some colleges actually recognized this benefit.
And it’s not just about saving time, but what SBI! enables you to do with it.
Time-optimization and focus is built into every part of SBI!.
That’s because we think about online business-building for best solopreneur differently…
Let’s say that you know a niche really well and that you want to build a
business around it. We’ll use “breeding tortoises” as an example because, well,
we like tortoises.
What should you be spending your time on?…
Keeping up with what’s going on in the world of
Keeping up with what’s going on in the intense
world of “all things related to building your online business”?
We believe it’s the former.
After all, if you had an MBA and got a big job
with a manufacturer of automobiles, you would become an expert in the making
and marketing of cars. You would study the competition, know as much as
possible about your industry…
But you would not keep taking MBA courses!
The same goes for best solopreneur…
You should be reading about your tortoise niche,
learning through your own experiences, networking with other breeders. You’ll
do everything from figuring out what your business will be to maximizing
In short, you focus 100% on building your
business. We’ll do everything else, enabling you to succeed by outperforming
others in your niche.
That is the Solopreneur advantage