Site Build It! pays for itself many times over

Affiliates don't put links up and optimize their web sites just for fun. Every affiliate wants to make some good money.

With a little more affiliate knowledge I have made a much more profitable site. Hopefully you have learned something from these two case studies and can go directly to the stage I'm at now.

Let's see how much money my site has earned. Take a look at the table below, it shows the traffic, commissions and sales figures for my site over the last 12 months. If you are interested in my earnings per click over the last 12 months I earned $0.033 for every click through to TigerDirect.

Monthly traffic, commission and sales stats for Cheap Computers Guide

Month 

Traffic (unique visitors per month) 

Commission earned (USD) 

Shipped sales 

May 02

5,611

$0

$0

Jun 02

7,112

$0

$0

Jul 02

11,227

$139.51

$9,350.00

Aug 02

12,303

$420.79

$11,568.96

Sep 02

13,730

$448.51

$13,392.97

Oct 02

16,911

$533.62

$17,058.61

Nov 02

18,410

$698.20

$16,633.50

Dec 02

20,195

$664.58

$20,180.25

Jan 03

26,167

$596.55

$14,652.85

Feb 03

27,333

$1,073.50

$25,300.03

Mar 03

26,927

$1,115.51

$27,748.32

Total 

185,926 

$5690.58 

$155,885.49 

As you can see my monthly commissions are above $1,000 now. For those of you who doubt the importance of affiliates take a look at my sales figures. My traffic resulted in over $150,000 in sales for TigerDirect over the last 10 months!

Wouldn't it be nice to have 3 or 4 websites that are all as profitable as this one? Site Build It! makes multiple sites possible by taking all the time consuming work out of building affiliate web sites.


Site Build It! the bricks and mortar of affiliate business

After reading about my second site, are you impressed?

There are any people on the Internet who will promise thousands of dollars to you if you take part in their scheme. All I can show you is how I built a web site part time that earns over $1,000 a month in commissions.

Many Internet entrepreneurs would call what I did the hard way to earn a buck. In some respects I agree with them but what I have now is much more solid than anything created through hype and spin. I have an Internet business and one that was built during an IT recession.

So would I go through this all again and build another site with Site Build It!? You bet I would.

Site Built It! made my success possible because of all the work it does for you. Here are all the things I didn't have to worry about:

  • Quality web hosting - SBI includes the best web hosting you can get.
  • Researching profitable site topics - SBI includes the most advanced keyword research tools available.
  • HTML and building pages - SBI has easy to use page design tools that don't require any HTML knowledge.
  • All my pages were optimized for top search engine rankings.
  • Awesome traffic stats that help me achieve a really profitable site.

Site Built It! doesn't exist just to make you a cheesy marketer it exists to help you become a shrewd webmaster.

In a few years time my site will still be there, generating commissions. If you're serious about quitting your job to make money on the Internet you need a site that will work in the long term.

There is no way to cheat your way to long-term success and there is no other tool that will help you more than Site Built It!

Read more about Site Built It! here.

NEXT: Future directions for my site (and 2011 revenue)

April 5, 2003

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Comments (11)

kaiser
Said this on February 24, 2007 At 03:09 am
I can't even find the name of your DJ tips site much less its URL. Would like to see the site for myself thanks. Oh btw great article.

[Thanks. Rupert did mention the domain name in the article. It's dj-tips-and-tricks.com . Allan.]
Graham
Said this on February 27, 2007 At 01:08 pm
Rupert mentioned getting a Domain but nothing was mentioned about Hosting, or am i missing something? Also when building new sites is a different Domain needed or do you have Sub Domains? Sorry if these are silly questions, but i am a newbie just reading up.
Regards Graham

[Web hosting is included in each Site Build It! package. When using the SBI system, a new domain name and a new subscription to SBI is needed for each new website. Allan.]
Steve Blackmore
Said this on March 2, 2007 At 09:42 am
Great article. I have started an SBI site, great to know that it works! Not yet built enough pages to submit to directories but nearly there. By reading the article I now have an insight into what can be done. Having read loads of ebooks and trawled the net I really can recommend SBI highly. Thanks.
Priya
Said this on June 17, 2008 At 04:11 am
Not able to see most of the images in this case study..."image not found".

[Thanks very much for the alert! You should be able to see the graphics now. Allan.]
Jamie
Said this on August 21, 2008 At 07:26 pm
Hi - great article. I really learned a lot. I went to your computer-cheap site to learn more about SBI and to see how it can be applied. I have a few questions:

The topics on the left nav are quite long. Will SBI let you put them into categories so the list is shorter?

Can you sell space and/or can companies put their banner ads on your site when you use SBI?

Did SBI supply the Privacy Policy or did you write it?

The page view was much narrower than my monitor. Can I change it so it's not so narrow? Or, does SBI limit that ability?

If I want to leave SBI, can I take my site with me? If not, what can I do?

Thank you much!
Jamie

[Hi Jamie, You can choose different ways to use SBI. One is to choose from a large number of templates. They're designed to keep everything as simple as possible. Ken Evoy refers to this as the "training wheels" system. The other choice is to use FrontPage or Dreamweaver or something similar to create your SBI site, putting you totally in control of how your site looks, iincluding the nav bar and width of the content. For your first site, I recommend you try the training wheels. Keep everything simple and concentrate on creating great content. Yes, you can sell ads. You can put banner ads on your SBI site. Many SBI owners join affiliate programs and incorporate affiliate links and banner ads on their sites, as well as AdSense ads. You own the website and you own the domain name so you can take them to another web host. I haven't tried moving an SBI site. I think it would be easier if you've created the pages in FrontPage or Dreamweaver. If you have any doubts, I recommend you ask an SBI Advisor:
http://makemy.sitesell.com/question/
Allan.]
James Ising
Said this on September 2, 2008 At 01:25 am
Thank-you for a very useful and encouraging review. I say useful as it is very practicle and builds confidence that anyone can reproduce your results. I say encouraging as it does not boast BIG promises that you really know inside are rubbish. Instead the goals look achievable and realistic.

So thanks! I have been considering whether to invest in this system and I now think my mind is made up.
Said this on April 10, 2009 At 06:38 pm
Hello Allan
I first followed posts of yours back in the early 2000's and am now back after a break. I've been considerng a range of online money making ideas.

It is really refreshing to see realistic, hype-free results and the step by step approach.

Might also pay to mention that reciprocal linking is not really the way SEO works these days any longer even though it appears to be a feature of SBI.

Thank you for these articles!

[I believe that reciprocal linking is still very valuable as long as it's just part of your marketing plan. EXCESSIVE concentration on reciprocal linking, like anything else that creates an unnatural pattern for the search engines to see, would not be a good idea. Don't forget that Ken Evoy of SiteSell is in a unique position on the Internet, able to see and analyze the stats of 100,000 or so Site Build It sites. Based on his research, he still recommends reciprocal linking as part of a marketing plan. I doubt if you can find more reliable research on the subject. Allan.]
Charles
Said this on February 16, 2010 At 11:58 am
Hey Allan
I am thinking about using SBI to start making some money online. Do they have good customer service support. I have seen that lack of support has always been very detrimental to my efforts. Can I expect adequate support from SBI ? Thanks
Said this on June 12, 2010 At 01:32 am
Whoops! I just noticed no one replied to this question. Sorry about that. Yes. SBI provides solid support. As well, there's a busy, popular private forum where you can ask questions and receive assistance from SBI coaches and from other SBI users.
MARCELLO
Said this on April 7, 2012 At 07:54 pm

Hello Allan, I´m from Brazil and I see your site and i´m very impressionated about the power of SBI sites, but this results about 1000 dollars refers about 2 sites (DJ EQUIPAMENTE and CHEAP GUIDE)?

How many hours do you invest in this or theses site(s) for week?

Thanks for your attention.

Marcello

Said this on April 8, 2012 At 06:24 pm

Hi Marcello, I don't spend any time on the Cheap Computers Guide and DJ Tips and Tricks sites. About 10 years ago, I hired a student, Rupert, gave him the SBI Action Guide, and he chose the website topics. He worked part-time doing the initial research and building the two sites. From memory, I think he worked on each site part-time for about three months. Since then, other part-time assistants have maintained the sites, gradually doing less and less, usually only a few hours a week.

For the past three years, the total MONTHLY time spent on the two sites has usually been only a few hours. Some months, nothing at all has been done because the assistant has been busy on other projects. Unfortunately, not enough time has been spend on the sites and revenue has been declining because of that. Affiliates often become bored with a particular site. It helps a lot if you choose a topic in which you are keenly interested. 

We've published two SBI case studies/experiments. (At the bottom of each case study you can find a link to the other SBI case study.) We've published separate statistics for each one, on the last page of each article.

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