Why Would I Want To Write My Review of SBI?
You probably found our site because you care more about travel or antique airplanes than about building a website, but just let me tell you a little about them and more about us.
Back in 2006, I was kind of searching for something new and different….
…and something to do in retirement.
We love traveling, and we like antique airplanes.
Mark likes taking photos, and I like writing.
So I thought, why not a website... or two?
One on travel tips (this site)... one on antique airplanes.... simple... or not!
You see.. I am not the least bit techie… Even back then, there were several web hosting sites, but you had to sort of know something about websites. And I didn’t.
One friend even told me I should learn how to write code… it was simple. Then I could just do whatever I wanted. Well, that wasn’t my idea of simple.
Then another friend told be about SBI… Site Build It. I really feel like I got lucky with that because I could do whatever I wanted with my website(s) and SBI taught me how to do it.
When I first started it was called Site Sell or Site Build It. Even without knowing much I could tell is was much more than that.
Some friends told me that it was way too expensive… but you know what? They provide a teaching manual and tools and so much support that even this non-techie can maintain a website and keep up with all the changes that Google and governments and everyone else throws at us.
That kind of education is enough for a glowing review of SBI don't you think?
The first line of support is the friendly forums. Even with the most basic questions, I have never felt “talked down to” in the forums. There is almost always someone who has an answer and patiently explains the steps.
Beyond that there is company support. Again, they have always been helpful, but let me tell you a story about just how helpful they can be.
I wrote this to the company founder and the support team in Jan 2017…
SBI has morphed into Solo Build It, but you are never alone.
They provide a way for the little guy to build a business at home… but let me be honest… our websites have always been “just for fun”.
I do have some advertising on the sites… and I do make some money at it. I’m also an affiliate of SBI, but that’s because I believe in them and if anyone is interested in starting an online business following their passion, I think they need to know about Solo Build it.
I have not and I will not get paid for writing this review. You wouldn't believe how many reviews on the internet are written by people who just want to get paid to write them.... how real can that be?
There is a lot of “fake news” in the world and it just makes me angry. The internet is rife with “fakes”. Fake reviews have also been posted about SBI… but SBI works… my review of SBI is based on personal experience, and they have also helped by providing proof.
I'm not the only one to write a review of SBI. Lots of people have written reviews about Solo Build It and the great success they had with SBI.
Do you want to see what a head-to-head comparison is between a “real” helpful web host and a site that feeds you fake review? SBI did a study to check out their claims. The results speaks for itself. Here's quote:
"On average, SBI! placed 3,300% (that's 33X) more sites into the top bracket. The other product only "beat" SBI! in failure (and by a large margin)." See the full study here.
If you are at all interested in starting a website, whether it's for a business or just a creative and fun endeavor like ours... take my review of SBI to heart... don't be fooled.
We haven't worked all that hard on the websites. If we wanted to spend more time on them, I know we could make more money. I have so many pages still to write with travel tips and aviation museums.... but... We just have too much fun traveling and finding rare antique airplanes to fly.
Those website are valuable though because both have opened doors for us when we travel and that counts for something too.
So there it is... my review of SBI... or my review of Site Build it... or my review of Solo Build It as it is now called. Just wanted you to know.