WordPress is very different from Solo Build It; in my experience
since I used both since 2008/2009; and I had been struggling with this
thought/dilemma, for years!
“Should I Use WordPress Or Solo Build It For My New Online Business Ventures?”
Ask my wife: she'd laugh aloud as it's been something that I had been
asking her for years now (we've been married since 2009 and I love her
I've finally reached a conclusion between the two, read more on my thoughts about SBI versus self-hosted WordPress.
Very cheap to start in the beginning ($10+ for domain + $70+ for web
hosting, about $80+ in the beginning year), BUT as your traffic build
your cost will go up exponentially (we're talking USD 29+ just for hosting, on top of other stuff) as you need to upgrade your hosting plan, buy
better themes etc
You can get lost in all the “noise” of building an online business:
from upgrading your web hosting, to searching for plugins and upgrading,
which can distract you from actually doing what matters: keyword
research, article writing, backlink building etc
You need to “harden” security for WordPress with different plugins to protect access
You can easily hire/outsource parts of WordPress by creating access for freelancers
WordPress is much more versatile with so many different themes, plugins etc
More than 80+% of the online world knows WordPress, so it's easier to get help
Has a powerful plugin called “Related Posts Plugin” that links to other articles/posts within your WordPress sites
A proprietary web and online business building software and
community that helps guide/teach you how to build high-traffic HTML
Much more expensive relatively to self-hosted WordPress sites in the
beginning at USD 299 PER SITE BUT there is no increased costs no matter
how much your traffic is (unlike WordPress, where you have increased
hosting costs when your traffic goes up; SBI can take 6-7 figure traffic
at NO ADDITIONAL cost to you – a significant difference in measure of
thousands per year)
Very solid "hard" security
But it is relatively more “clunky” as the sites aren't as versatile
as WordPress – they're HTML and focused more on building “authority
monster sites”, and because of the way they're structured, the strongest
part about SBI is that they
(1) remove all the noise (you don't have to
research software, plugin, security etc) and
(2) focus on business
building ie content, backlinks etc (once you've been doing online
business for years, you'd appreciate this)
Their themes is very much more limited, and if you want
WordPress-similar themes, you have to buy additional external webhosting
and domain name and plug-in via their InfinIt, eg for
Very strong Action Guide (AG) and supportive forum and founder Dr Ken
I've used both and frankly, I've achieved a lot more success using SBI to build my
private physiotherapy website which drove at least $100,000 service
sales per year so it was very useful, but I realized this:
Solo Build It (SBI) is great for monster authority niche sites that are less social.
WordPress is just different: more versatile, more time-consuming and
can be much more pricey, BUT in the end, it depends on what your target
audience is looking for.
Here, let me illustrate.
So I used SBI for my physiotherapy website, and it worked brilliantly
to drive six-figure revenue per year, but I think it works because:
Patients in pain look for very specific articles; they're not
looking to jump from article to article or comment.
They just want to
know if we (our physiotherapy company) can treat that particular
problem, and call us to set appointment.
That's one of the main reasons why it worked brilliantly for us, and I
can foresee how SBI will continue to add value for similar companies
like mine that provide professional/non-professional services, or even
on specific products.
Think of businesses such as plumbing, dentistry, medical, PR, legal, midwife, etc; or the owner of a product.
WordPress is an entirely different vehicle/beast.
It has more social elements, with native commenting function in-built
into it; and has the Related Post Plugin, which encourages readers to
read related posts/articles.
It creates tribes and communities where readers and
commenters will chat and converse with each other, or even link back to
the article and bring more conversations.
It is more flexible in a sense you can create and leverage WordPress
technology, themes and plugins to create very automated directories
(think AirBNB and Uber), forums, and even social networking/bookmarking
sites that are similar to FaceBook.
It's like SBI is to Google like WordPress is to FaceBook.
My experience with SBI is pretty much highly reliant on
readers/clients directly from Google searching for very specific
issues/pains; whereby my WordPress sites tends to be more social.
Is there a right or wrong, good or bad?
That's not the issue here.
The real question, the money shot:
Who are your customers
what do they do
and where are they found online?
Answer these three questions, and you'd get to decide between SBI and
WordPress. I finally realized this after deliberating this question for
It's all back to who your customers is and what they want/like.
Take action today, don't wait anymore.
In fact, don't overthink this
part, because it may just be a distraction from the real issue: take
action and refine as you go along.
If you took SBI and as you go along, you don't think it's right, you CAN swap to WordPress.
And vice versa.
Do not get stuck here: this is not the real problem.
Trust me, just take action.
This is the same approach how I am learning how to improve making money online. I may not be making much money online (see my income reports here) but I am making up to $100 per month.
I know I can and I will make more as I refine, learn and improve,
until I'm making $500 a month, then $1000, then more and more as I learn
how to better serve my readers.
This approach is waaaaaaaaay better, like 1000x better than to
deliberate, think, think and procrastinate from actually taking action.
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