Along Came Content 2.0

by Larry Chamberlain

I was a very happy online business owner. How could I not be happy, I had chosen to build my business with SBI! Starting out with zero knowledge about both the web and business, SBI gave me a good education in both areas and the tools to do the job. I am not the world's fastest learner, but that has not mattered as my business has steadily grown year on year.

Then along came content2 (C2)

And now, I am more than happy - - I'm jubilant!

Thinking back, I'm sure that I did not at first understand the full power and potential of C2. “Yes that's nice.” I thought. “A way for visitors to add their own content.” SBI provides a first class tutorial explaining many ways to make good use of this function, and SBI'ers are not slow in sharing their ideas in the SBI forums.

Before too long I had implemented C2 on a couple of pages of my site. Okay, a little slow at first. But with a little encouragement and a few tweaks the visitor submissions started coming in. A welcome surprise was the quality of some of those submissions. There are folks out there with amazing stories to tell, and C2 gives them the opportunity to do so. Of course, not all submissions are five star, but all have a human feel because they are real stories, by real people.

Who would think that a page about a site visitor's cat giving birth to three little kittens would bring in traffic from the search engines, but it does. And, as they say, that's not all. All those visitor pages pointing back to the page with the submission form helps to raise that page's search engine ranking too, a nice bonus :0)

There are still many ways that I can use C2 to assist my business that I have not even tried - - yet. However I do not let C2 do all the work for me, I still add my own content to my site. With all the tools that SBI already had and now C2, what more could I wish for?

There is something else which I think is another great advantage of allowing visitors to submit their own pages - it tells me an awful lot about my visitors. And that knowledge helps me tremendously when I create my own content.

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SBI! delivers a proven process and a the only complete suite of tools that convert your knowledge/passion into a profitable e-business.

Your knowledge and life experiences are unique. Use SBI! to tap into your interests. Connect with like-minded people. Grow a profitable e-business that can make this the first day of the rest of your life.

SBI! has long been the best way to achieve e-business-building success. No other product has its proven track record of success.

We took the best and pushed it an entire level higher. C2 turns your visitors into willing content-contributors. Content 2.0 pushes way beyond blogging, where you still create all the content and where only a few (the same few, if any) visitors leave short comments, often just to get "link love."

Content 2.0 is true Web 2.0 for the small e-business person. Visitors create full Web pages because they want to, because they share your passion. Others comment. Viral spread happens.

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Important Disclosure

This site was started by (creator of SBI!) to showcase Content 2.0.

The vast majority of pages on this site are from submissions by real SBI! owners who want to share their stories with you.

They receive no compensation of any kind from Their stories are true.

Feel free to interact with any of them with your questions or comments. Use the Comments section at the end of each story.

You will notice a common thread here... These people simply do it. They have "BAM"...

Brain (knowledge of something) Attitude (positive) Motivation" (willing to work).

BAM is the key ingredient that you must add to SBI!. To elaborate...

"Brain" does not mean "brainy." It means they have, or have developed, knowledge in a niche (perhaps from a hobby, job, other life experience).

"Attitude" means they are positive, optimistic people who work well with others (this is why the SBI! Forums are unmatched in the small e-business world).

"Motivation" means they want to build a business and take control of their lives enough to sacrifice some leisure activities.

We point this out because we do not want to falsely raise your expectations. SBI! does not deliver "automatic success." Nothing can.

Your degree of success depends on your own level of "BAM," upon how much time you devote to building your Web business, and upon following the process correctly (every successful SBIer will tell you, "Follow the Action Guide").

SBI! does deliver what it promises... your best chance at e-business success. SBI! works... if you work it.