"Thank you all for your responses. I apologize for not getting back to this. I ended up hiring a new designer and we are in the final phases of this 2nd edition.
I was an uphill climb.... but it will be worth it.
"Hi Sharon ... good news about your 2nd edition. If you still need help with this project, let me know. I have a lot of experience with Adobe InDesign and book design and get this project completed for you in 14 days. If interested, send me a message…"
"I had great success with the people at BookPress Publishing they did a great job getting everything ready for me. Tony and his group helped me through the whole process. They made my book Cracking the Career Code easier than I thought it…"
I have inDesign via the Adobe creative cloud. I rent it through Adobe for $19.99/month. When I learned how to use it awhile back, I bought the "Adobe inDesign Classroom In A Book" to learn the software. The…"
"It'll be a bit difficult, but not impossible. If you have a PDF, an OCR program will convert it to text that can be edited. There are multiple programs available online for free. When you convert it, the text will have errors that you will have…"
It can definitely be difficult to rework your book if you don't have the original source files. It will probably be a bit of an uphill battle.
Adobe InDesign is definitely considered the industry standard for print layout. It has a bit…"
Ideas and support for starting a feasible business to supplement our income.
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
I am currently a stay at home wife with 4 sons. I have home educated for the past 16 yrs.
My husband and I started our own business in the telecom industry.
I started building my canning website 4 years ago.... and have learned a ton in the process. I can say that I still enjoy sitting down and working on it. I am one of the few in this world who can honestly say I love my work.
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
Continue learning about making a living with my websites.
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
Figuring out how to keep things organized amidst the craziness of life with four sons and a busy husband.
Sharon, I checked out your blog through the personal branding assignment. Very cool idea. I think you're on to something. It will be fun to see how all our ideas develop. Just keep plugging away!
Sharon, thank you so much for your kind words! I appreciate that. Since I didn't seem to be able to accept you as a friend from the previous email I received - I will add you! By the way - I love the picture of your little boy!
Sharon - Welcome and I would be happy to add you as a friend. I will go on my own page and see if I can accept your invitation as the page in my email won't let me accept. I look forward to getting to know you and wish you and your husband much continued success in your business.
I've been using Site Build It for a year now and absolutely love it. To answer your question, yes the content is totally yours. Your site is "hosted" at SBI, so if you don't renew it each year, I imagine your site will not be "live". You will have the content you put your web pages in your computer on a text editor, but you won't have access to the actual web pages you have built unless you renew it. This would be true with any other web site host too.
Best of luck.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
Because it's new! Jump on it....the water's fine! :)
And no....because you pay for the hosting on an annual basis and upfront...there are NO gotchas. Be aware though that this is a Canadian company (eh?) so your bank may charge you a few for the transaction if you use a debit card like we did.
Hey Sharon- We used SBI for a year. We didn't renew it since Jay went to work for an employer.
One of the themes repeated over and over is the "Tortoise" approach. In another words...it's going to take time to build your website and build an audience. And the biggest key to this is to build CONTENT sooooo....if you don't think you'll write even a couple times of week, I wouldn't be planning on any windfalls. ;)
I think with SBI though you really can't go wrong because it is such an excellent tutorial and I learned a LOT of stuff that transfer easily.
I think they have a money back guarentee so they really remove the risk of buyer's remorse. And because I'm big on trying out things like this...I'd give it another whirl if I were in your shoes. Of course, that's just my opinion. ;)
Lemme know what you decide! t
PS Also, if you didn't get a chance to received the free e-resource I offered you earlier entitled Goal-Setting That Actually Works! by joining the REAL Success E-Zine community at www.liveitforward.com, be sure to check into it. I really think you'll get a ton out of these resources. And remember, both are absolutely free.