Turn Your Passion or Hobby into a Website That Succeeds
Let me share with you my story of how a pianist creates a successful website about Lake Como and reaches an audience greater than he would have ever imagined as a traveling musician.
My First Holiday in Lake Como
I’ll never forget my friend who invited me to come and visit him in Lake Como. He said to simply hop on a bus from Lugano, Switzerland and take it to Menaggio where he would come and pick me up. We all know how that ends! Read more about my Lake Como story ->
The Idea of Internet Marketing
After several weeks I made Lake Como my new home staying at the dormitory of a local piano academy and my passion grew even further and my family often came over to visit me. Then a friend had introduced me to an interesting book called Make Your Site Sell, also nicknamed the Bible of Selling on the Net. Since the classical music business has been dwindling for years now, I needed to seriously think of a way to make some extra income or else I’d be on the streets with a "Will play for food" sign.
I had tried to market websites in the past, for example, my homepage as a pianist, but my results were always abysmal. I would get listed on page 22 in google for my own name! and got an Alexa rating in the 22 millions! My basic knowledge in HTML was terrible and I had no idea what it took to build a site that generates income.
After having read the book I realized the mistake I had been making for years. What I didn’t understand is that visitors on the internet first need to be pre-sold. 98% of websites fail because they try to sell themselves on the internet.
However, I was still very skeptical about starting an internet business after having had no success previously. But, I researched case studies all over the internet to get feedback on SBI users. Overwhelmingly, the opinions on SBI were very positive with many, many satisfied users.
Indeed after following the Sitebuildit system, in just a few short months my Lake Como website jumped from 79 visitors a month when I put up my first page in September of 2007 to 9211 visitors a month with over 30,000 pages viewed! And all of this came from free traffic from the major search engines without having to spend a penny on traffic-building. Also, many of my pages were getting (and are still getting) top listings in google such as Lake Como food and weather.
With the very easy-to-use interface, I discovered within minutes all the most profitable keywords I need for my site to succeed in the online world. Then I simply shared my experiences of living in Lake Como and Sitebuildit did all the rest!
Perhaps you have a passion or hobby in mind of your own, that you would like to share with the world, but are wondering how you would ever get your site listed high in a search engine like Google, Yahoo, MSN when the competition on the internet is so huge? If you have the desire to succeed, then you will enjoy reading the exact steps I took that brought this website to success.
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