Successful Websites

A group dedicated to helping build successful websites for entrepreneurs, infopreneurs, products, services, local business and more. Helping you to find your niche and create time and income to do the things you love.

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1) Why do 97-98% of Web sites fail to thrive… or worse die?

2) Why are the 2-3% remaining sites so successful at generating traffic and income?

Learn more at www.sitesell.com

The key to success on the Net for the small business owner is to master an in demand niche. With a niche-focused business, your competition will be lower and it will be easier for targeted, interested visitors to find your Web site. And “visitors” equals “traffic”… the lifeblood of any business.

By building a Theme-Based Content Site, you will be growing your clientele (i.e., targeted traffic) from the ground up. Owning your traffic is essential to your longevity on the Net because…
If you don’t own your traffic, you don’t own your business.

An effective Theme-Based Content Site will be searched-and-found by prospective customers -- a number that will increase steadily as your site gains in reputation and relevance at the Search Engines. Simply put, you will be building a site that works for you, not the other way around!

So how do you build a site that works? It all boils down to this do-able process…
1) Develop a valuable product or service -- your own creation or someone else’s!
2) Develop your own site in the niche that you know and love.
3) Fill that site with high-value content.
4) Use that content to attract your own niche-targeted traffic.
5) Build trust and credibility with your visitors.
6) Use content to PREsell your targeted visitors. And...
7) Convert that PREsold, warm, willing-to-buy traffic into sales or contracts.
8) Diversify your revenue plan to include other monetization options (ex., Google’s AdSense, affiliate income, services, etc), all related to your site’s theme-based content. This diversification will help you grow a stable business that you own, one with true equity.
The process is simple, straightforward and easy once you shift your thinking to…
“Information first… income generation, second.”

There are simply no other variables to blindside your goal. If you “do” each step
of the process correctly, your Net venture will prosper. No, it must prosper.

But, here’s the catch...

You have to succeed at all steps. And the good news is that anyone can succeed if they combine motivation, the right process and tools (http://tools.sitesell.com/) and a little hard work

So why then do 98% of online businesses fail? Sadly, their owners started with and continued to follow the wrong process…
1) Create a product/service.
2) Create site to sell a product/service.
3) Add payment and fulfillment solutions.
4) Die due to lack of traffic.

If you want to know what it takes to write well to build traffic on the internet then please
download the free e-book .The Netwriting Masters Course. It is 48 pages (hey how did that happen??) of fantastic content to help you write for success online.

Discussion Forum

My First E-Commerce Site

Started by Brian Grow. Last reply by Jeff Long Feb 25. 2 Replies

A friend and I have started a small business named My Card Assistant (mycardassistant.com), where we help companies, doctors, dentists,…Continue

How to transition ownership of a site for a client

Started by Diana Hutchinson. Last reply by Diana Hutchinson Dec 3, 2014. 4 Replies

I've been working on my very first web design client, and so far so good!  My question is:  I have a subscription to Elegant Themes (Developer package which allows me to use their themes on sites for…Continue

tips for selling a website on flippa

Started by Chris Wensink. Last reply by Luke Townsley Dec 1, 2014. 1 Reply

Hello Everyone,I'm working on setting a site on Flippa.com, any tips or suggestions for making it a successful sale?  Any thoughts on getting an accurate price to see how much the site is worth?ChrisContinue

Muse to WordPress Conversion

Started by Dustin Schwanger. Last reply by Keegan Divant Nov 20, 2014. 2 Replies

I have a website (realeditingdesign.com) that I designed in Adobe Muse. That was great because I didn't have to touch the code, but the…Continue

how to stage a wordpress site under development

Started by Diana Hutchinson. Last reply by Camden Ross Nov 19, 2014. 8 Replies

I am testing the waters on being a freelance web designer for small businesses that need a simple site.  I have a client interested who has an existing site (not wordpress), and wants me to build a…Continue

What is holding you back from building a successful online business?

Started by Peter Brissette. Last reply by Peter Brissette Jan 14, 2014. 2 Replies

So what are your challenges on getting your website up and getting traffic to it?Is it technical? What options have you looked at? What kind of help are you getting with it?What are the monetization…Continue

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Comment by Stephen Scasta on May 14, 2012 at 10:56pm

I should have also have noted that you can start a wordpress.com site for free.  However if you are going to have a business site, I'd go ahead and set up your own hosting from the get-go.  Just my opinion, others may disagree.


Comment by Stephen Scasta on May 14, 2012 at 10:54pm

Hi there Lesley!  I'm definitely not a web guru, but I think you should be able to get started rather inexpensively.  I'm using Wordpress with hosting by Bluehost, and after checking their site, it looks like at least today they're only charging around $5 a month for hosting if you sign a contract.  For a theme, I'm using Elegant Themes which charges $39 a year for a subscription in which you can use all of their themes plus get support.  Not bad, particularly for some beautiful themes that are fairly easy to modify for beginners.  You can also go free with the default Twentyeleven theme that comes with the initial Wordpress install. Other than that and the time I took to teach myself a little more about customization, I'm paying $5 a month for a business spam filter from Akismet for my blog.  I believe they don't charge if your site isn't commercial.

If you want to take a look at what you can get for that pricing, my site is www.profitdriversconsulting.com.  Also, in full disclosure, the links provided to Elegant Themes and Bluehost are affiliate links.  Thanks in advance if you make a purchase through them.

Good luck!


Comment by Lesley Sobeck on May 14, 2012 at 6:03pm

I know having a web site is crucial to the beginning of any business and I'm looking to get one up and running in the next few weeks.  My question is:  when you are trying to cash flow the business and get it started, what's a reasonable amount to expect to spend on a web start-up when you aren't even sure yet if you'll have a sale in return to off-set the cost?

Comment by Danny Mullen on March 9, 2012 at 8:55pm

Actually funny story, in over a 2 years I have not had any issues with godaddy.  I know people complain about them, but I have not had issues.  I have used both windows and linux hosting.  I would however not recommend them, but it is not because of downtime or slow responses.  It is because other hosting companies have a better cpanel with options godaddy does not offer. 

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Comment by Rob Orr on March 9, 2012 at 8:17pm

Godaddy is never a good idea. I move clients from Godaddy all the time. I wrote this blog post about what you need to know about your hosting service a few months back. I also do cloud hosting through my business. Let me know if I can help.


Comment by Nate Schubick on March 9, 2012 at 7:50pm
What about hosting? Is GoDaddy a viable option? What is your thoughts on this
Comment by Nate Schubick on March 9, 2012 at 6:45pm
Cool ill check them out, gather information and make my decision. Thank you, great advice is always useful

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Comment by Peter Brissette on March 8, 2012 at 11:49pm

I have used pretty much every web building tool and platform that is available.

The single best platform to build a website when you need to learn how it all works and your goal is to build an online business then you need www.SiteSell.com

I will not use my affiliate link because I don't care about that.  I care that those who are wanting to learn how to have a successful business online will not find any better value than from Sitesell (SBI).

Please take the time to investigate it and explore it as a possible option.  I tell you that with nothing to gain from it other than the fact that it is the truth and I know you will find and learn things that you never dreamed you could or would.

I would not spend any money on anything else.  (I have spent thousands on many things, tools, software, programs, training and nothing delivers like SBI).

You need a fundamental understanding of how a web business is built.  SBI will give you that.  I personally guarantee it.  If you use SBI and it doesnt deliver like I say I will pay you the amount that they dont refund you.  (they have their own guarantee as well).



Comment by Nate Schubick on March 8, 2012 at 8:31pm
Would it be easier for someone who has never worked with html to buy a webpage generator or have it designed or step by step assemble one withhtml, xml...?
Comment by Stuart Matthews on March 8, 2012 at 1:54pm

Awesome ideas Jeff! Most of my product is drop shipped from my supplier, but I can make videos of what I do have and see what happens. Thanks! 


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