SoloBuildIt! 2.0 is the new name for SiteBuildIt! Starting in 1997, there have been a few changes to the lesson layout. For example, SoloBuildIt! for WordPress users has been added to the mix.
As I wanted to build a website for a long time, I came across SBI and joined because of the testimonials and also the value-for-money factor. For $299 per year, it seemed everything was included.
Brainstorm It! Keyword Tool
Online video lessons
The drag and drop website builder was useful, because I do not know any code.
The core mantra of SBI! is C T P M – short for Content Traffic Pre-Sell Monetize. You are always reminded to create in-demand content that will attract targeted traffic.
This traffic would already be pre-sold by your engaging content and then all you would have to do is put a monetization strategy in place that would earn you an income.
Wealthy Affiliate training is similar in that you are always told by Kyle to create engaging content with intent. Both training programs stress the importance of building a site that is made for business. Not just to sit pretty on the net without anyone knowing it is there.
With SBI! there lessons are laid out in a 10-Day format;
Day 1 Master the all important basics
Day 2 Develop your best site concept
Day 3 Brainstorm more profitable page topics
Day 4 Investigate and plan monetization options
Day 5 Refine your site concept and register your domain name
Day 6 Build a site that gets the click
Day 7 Build free traffic from a variety of sources
Day 8 Develop relationships
Day 9 Know your visitors
Day 10 Monetize
Bear in mind that these 10 days could turn out to be weeks and months as there is a lot to learn and implement at each stage or Day.
In SiteBuildIt! I was meant to build a ‘theme-based content site’. It would over-deliver superb, original content. This site would build high volumes of targeted pre-sold traffic.
Only after this, was it time to monetize.
There are several in-house forums where I can learn from people more experienced than myself. In fact, more than 15! Also, with Search It! you could find out the financial value of keywords.
You are recommended to build at least 30 pages and identify the best ad opportunities, keyword value and also site information that gives in-depth, competitive information about each keyword you have.
The main difference between SoloBuildIt! and SoloBuildIt for WPress is that you are hosted by SiteSell for the former, but you have to get external hosting for the latter which is half the price of SoloBuildIt! You are also using WordPress to build your site instead of SoloBuildIt all-in-one.
Mentorship and Site reviews are given. You can even get your site built for you – at a price starting from $3000.
What I like about SoloBuildIt is the very thorough and detailed training. This encourages you to build an authority site in a profitable niche.
So why did I quit (3 times!!) when all seemed so promising? Simply because I did not and still do not understand the BrainStormIt! feature. Not being a fan of math, I did not understand how to come up with a useable MKYL. Or Master Keyword List.
It hurts my head every time trying to figure out what all the numbers meant for each seed word and so I will not even dare to explain it here.
With Jaaxy Keyword Tool it is very simple – Use keywords with >100 Traffic and >100 QSR.
This comes free with Starter Membership at Wealthy Affiliate. After a certain number of BrainStormIt! uses, you have to pay each time to use its service. This is the stage where I normally quit. And of course, I lost my yearly fee for membership as well!
Another thing that the founders have to work on is site design in the original SiteBuilder…It is rather archaic and needs updating. On the other hand, it is good to know Solo Build It! for WP is available and you can use any theme design you like.
Although hosting for a private domain has to be done through a 3rd party site like GoDaddy, you still get all the training as the original SoloBuildIt! 2.0.
So How Does Wealthy Affiliate Compare?
Kyle and Carson, the founders make sure everything is up to date and running smoothly.. They also add items like SiteRubix, Site Content, Site Comments, Site Feedback and Site Management to their Online training lessons.
Number 1 is for total newbies and will help understand and lay down the foundational principles of site creation, editing and marketing.
Number 2 – Affiliate Bootcamp, is a more advanced set of courses aimed at affiliate marketing and all it entails from email marketing to designing custom header logos.
Each course is made up of 5 Phases and each phase is made up of 10 lessons.
I have found the structure of the 2 courses to be very comprehensive and also easy to follow.
Before I joined Wealthy Affiliate, I really struggled to build a site, even after doing private WordPress lessons.
So what does Wealthy Affiliate cost? Absolutely Free for a Starter Member where you are given 2 free SiteRubix domains to practice applying the first 10 lessons of Online Certification.
Here is a checklist to see what you get..
If you upgrade to Premium membership during your first month it will only cost you $19. Thereafter it is $49 per month. This may seem pricey at first, but if you look elsewhere on the net you will not find a more cost-effective deal than what you get at Wealthy Affiliate.
Also the support and training by experts in the WA Family is 24/7. Yes, there is always someone on hand to help either in Live Chat or Help Centre. What’s more you get answered within minutes whenever you get stuck.
There is also a Black Friday Special every year between November 23-26 where you can join WA for $299 yearly. The price stays the same.
I rate Wealthy Affiliate over SoloBuildIt! purely because of the more comprehensive and tighter structure of the lessons, which even a 17 year old could do.
If you want to join Wealthy Affiliate and get a discount on the yearly membership during Black Friday Special just click on the banner below and I will see you on the Inside.
If you have any questions about joining Wealthy Affiliate, just leave them in the Comments Section below and I will get back to you within a day.