My Little Site Isn't So Little Anymore - Thanks to C2

by Sue

Like many others, when I first started out with SBI!, I had ZERO web experience. But that didn't stop me from having big dreams for my little site! After almost three years I can honestly say that my site has surpassed my highest hopes and I believe that C2 has played a big role in its growth and success.

Because my site is aimed at puppy owners and dog lovers, the first C2 invitation I added was for a monthly puppy photo contest. It was a little slow starting out, and for the first few months I only got between 15 and 20 entries. Then it started to take off.

We dog lovers just can't resist the opportunity to show off our cute pups. :o) Last month there were 173 entries, and if you search Google for "puppy photo contest," you'll find my site at #1 (against some pretty BIG competition too).

The photo contest is very easy to maintain as all I have to do is click one button to build each submission's page. I get anywhere between 3 and 15 new pages added to my site every single day this way. Talk about auto pilot!

At the beginning of 2008 I added my "Puppy Questions" page. In the first three months I got 75 submissions. Today I also have several additional puppy questions pages (eg., health, training and so on) and get a minimum of five submissions each day. Some days it could be as many as 15 or more. I'd say that I get around 200 questions every single month. I've recently started charging a nominal fee on my main Q&A page, more to slow down the deluge of entries than to bring in income.

Maintaining the questions pages takes a bit more effort than the photo contest submissions do. But again, each submission is new, valuable content for my site and supplies information that many puppy owners are looking for. When someone takes the time to email or comment on the form, thanking me for helping them, or to let me know how a situation turned out, it just makes my day! :o)

I've found that there is a core group of visitors who visit both my Photo Contest and my Puppy Questions pages regularly, and they enjoy commenting on both. It's built up quite a community feel, which is great. Everyone benefits and has fun too.

My "little" site now has a total of 5800 C2 submission-built pages. There's no way I could have gotten that much valuable, quality content written all by myself - there are only so many hours in the day, after all. It's so cool to think that my visitors are actually helping to build my site. They even "drive" the content in the right direction because if one or two people are looking for an answer to a particular question, you can bet there are tons more who are looking for the same info.

I've also gotten several other up-and-coming C2 invitations that I've added recently and there are more ways to use this fantastic tool than I have time to implement ... but I'm working on it.

Of course, I can't forget that in the world of websites, traffic equals income. I'm a single, stay-at-home mom and I started with SBI! to help make ends meet. It's done way more than that, and I'm now earning enough to make life much better for my family.

Yes, my little site is becoming a big fish now, thanks to C2 and SBI!.


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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").

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