SBI! is a scam!
That was the comment left on one of my YouTube videos a few days ago, but it wasn’t really a surprise. It’s not the first time I’ve heard the scam cries regarding SBI!.
This person heard about the $10,000 prize Ken Evoy, President of SiteSell.com, awarded to a lucky winner.
So his comment warned others there was a prize out for videos like mine. I guess he thought my video was created for the sake of entering the contest.
Sorry, Mr. Anonymous-YouTube-commentor, some of us actually use the product and love it. And while I make it no secret I belong to SiteSell’s affiliate program, I still believe in the product and endorse it because I used it to create my site, Flat Stomach Exercises.
Why Site Build It! Cannot Be a Scam
Every now and then I’ll get a comment on my YouTube channel from someone saying Site Build It! is a scam because it didn’t work for them, or they believe it’s overpriced.
I guess I must have a different definition of scam than some of these people. In my opinion, a scam is product or service that doesn’t deliver what is promised. Or the company overcharges for the value provided.
Never does SiteSell promise you’ll make money if you use their product. Nor do they guarantee it’s easy to make money online.
The only thing they DO promise is that you will get valuable tutorials and tools to build your site that will set you on the path of success. This is true no matter which web host you use.
You have to understand, however, that your success largely depends on YOU and your own efforts. Building a successful website takes work, patience, learning, creativity and motivation.
Site Build It! provides you all the tools you need for $299/yr (a website builder, newsletter manager, autoresponder, search engine ranking help, traffic reports, tutorials, a topic brainstorming tool, etc.) but YOU still have to bring your own brains and motivation to complete the process.
And here’s a message for those of you who may be turned off by the price of $299/year…
First of all, almost everyone knows that you can easily get a web host for under $10/month. But cheap web hosts are not in the business of actually helping you build traffic and make money. They simply host your site and the rest is up to you to figure out.
Websites don’t just attract traffic when you launch them. It requires effective pre-planning and an understanding for how Internet marketing works. Cheap web hosts don’t teach you anything about this, but SBI! does. As a customer myself I can tell you THAT’s largely what you’re paying for.
If you were to purchase all the tools that SBI! provides separately you’d be paying much more than $299/year so I definitely wanted to clarify that for people who wonder why the price is so much higher. Site Build It! is NOT just a regular web host. It’s a system of tools and tutorials that teaches you how to build a heavily trafficked website.
And with the 30-day money back guarantee, the product is completely risk free. If it’s not for you, just ask for your money back within the first 30 days. I promise they’ll give it to you.
If they don’t, just let me know and I’ll get on the phone to SiteSell’s creator, Dr. Ken Evoy. (Yes, I really do have his phone number.) But I know that’s not going to be necessary because they have always honored their guarantee.
So before you write something off as a scam, just make sure you do your homework and ask the proper questions before making assumptions.
Be Careful Who You Listen To
The authors don’t own SBI! so the articles are typically laced with lies and assumptions. The real agenda is to discredit SBI! so they can turn around and promote their own product. Sneaky, huh?
It’s easy to get sucked into a sea of negative comments. So if you need any clarification about how SBI! works, feel free to ask me in the comments below or get the truth and official reply from the Site Build It! scam website. They do a great job of summing up the motives behind these negative reviews.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion about a product, but I have no respect for people who make up lies about a company or their product for their own personal gain.
Is SBI! for Everyone?
No, it’s not. And I would never proclaim anyone that uses it is going to have automatic success.
There is work involved, lots of reading and definitely a good amount of patience and motivation required… just like any other business or money making venture. I just felt the need to clarify the scam statements because it’s so easy to lump SBI! into all the other get-rich-quick programs on the net.
And I wouldn’t blame people for being skeptical because there are a lot of scams out here — especially when it comes to making money online.
Having said that, SBI! does have its flaws. Their design templates aren’t nearly as good as WordPress in my opinion and there are no plugins that allow you to add different functionality the way WordPress allows you to.
In fact, I wrote a post about what I think SiteSell should do in the future.
Why Buy SBI! Today When There’s WordPress?
One reason I continue to promote SBI! in a WordPress-dominated era is overall package they provide. You just won’t find any online training like it. Period.
I can’t lie. WordPress has the better templates hands down, but SBI!’s overall system is better because of the complete education.
As easy as WordPress is to use, it doesn’t mean your success is going to come any easier.
Just because you can put up a site in two minutes, install a few plugins and slap on 20 social media buttons doesn’t mean you are going to have a successful business.
No matter if you use SBI! or WordPress, you have to learn how to market your site (beyond Google) if you want to succeed, and no other company online actually has a system of tools in one place like SBI! does.
Times Have Changed
Just know that the Net has changed a lot since I bought SBI! in 2005 and getting traffic from Google (no matter what platform you use) takes a lot more work. So please don’t go into this expecting to write a couple of pages and start generating mounds of traffic.
This is going to take time and work. How long will depend on your work ethic, the topic you choose and so much more.
I remember not touching my site for months and the traffic would stay the same or even increase. That won’t work today.
Making money online is hard work, but it’s still doable with the right training. That’s one of the reasons I recommend SBI! — it does provide unparalleled guidance that no other company really does today.