Content 2.0 Story - Retirees Trust My Retirement Advice!

by Wendy

Wendy and Chi Chi

Wendy and Chi Chi

SBI is my "secret weapon" on the web! I love it! I've worked for local government for 36 years now, the last 25 years in the retirement field. That's how I chose my website niche. I am close to retirement, and honestly have a need to continue to share the knowledge in my head! This is my big chance to "give back" in life. I intend to do just that... Folks need simple retirement answers as they transition into retirement!

My site was born three years ago, and has grown slowly as I am still employed full time.

As a part-time business, working on my site after work and on weekends, I've managed to gain an audience of 10,000+ visitors each month. I'm so thrilled about that, especially in a huge niche like retirement. I also have a nice monthly income coming from my website, and it's increasing every month too!

After I got my website running, and great visitor headcounts, I added some C2 invitations. I ask retiree visitors to share with other visitors. It really helps transitioning retirees to see what others have done in these areas:

-- How did you decide to retire and how did you walk out that door for the last time?

-- Did you have anxiety/depression in early retirement?

-- Share a post-retirement job you've held.

-- Share a hobby, what you do to keep busy daily, volunteer positions you've held, how your marriage was affected by retirement.. and on and on!

Just think -- it only takes one visitor story to give another retiree a new option in life, or to let someone else know "it's not just me". This is a comfort to retirees and it happens all the time on my site!

I received the following email only days ago... it makes my heart sing! I love helping people and this is the real reason I do my website work:

"Hello Wendy,

Your website is amazing and so professional. I came to your website as I wanted to meet new people. Not for romance at all. I love hearing people's stories etc. The other forums I have joined were young people and I could not identify with them mostly they could not identify with me as an elder. I cannot thank enough for your site. Sandy B "

The bottom line, in my humble opinion -- SBI technology allows me, a very small one-person website, to look big. It allows me to share my knowledge to help others worldwide.

SBI helps me find good keywords, then when I upload my pages, it analyzes each page and gets it into the search engines. That's how retirees find me... if I wrote pages like crazy but nobody found me, it's all for nothing. Finally, *BONUS!* C2 falls into place - retirees like what they read, they add their own two cents, others comment, and it all snowballs into more visitors! Wooo Hoooo!

Thank you, Dr. Ken and the SBI Team!


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Learning a Lot With Your Site
by: Inderjit

Hi Wendy,

I found your site and went through it entirely. I got many tips and ideas from your site like content writing, writing style, way of presentation (personal way) -- SUPERB.

There is a lot of room for new people (SBI! site owners) to learn.

And yes, your site traffic has grown a lot!

With love & light,


Update on My Website Status
by: Wendy

Just found this page and I would like to update it. I previously wrote that I had 36 years of government service and I was still employed.

April 2011 Update: I retired months later and have now been retired a full year! Retired, working my website, and loving life! Life is good!

I honestly spend more time working on my site than I did working full-time BUT I love every single minute! I feel so fulfilled in my first year of retirement, unlike many new retirees who visit my site and feel depressed (loss of identity and nothing to do all day). I am thrilled to be motivated and challenged by my website "job". I am rewarded daily with "thank you" emails from retirees worldwide.

BUT -- The real reason I wanted to post here is to update my website stats as they have increased quite nicely (as you'd expect with a SBI site). In just over one year, I've gone from 10,000 unique visitors a month to 22,000+ per month... and my website income has also increased, dramatically. I have earned a nice supplemental retirement income, which always helps!

I'm thrilled to be able to help retirees in some small way -- retirement decisions aren't easy!

Once again, Thank You SBI!

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