Why this website and how it all started?
Hi, thank you for visiting my website. My name is Pedro Martinez and I am the creator of www.alicante-city-insiders-guide.com
would like to tell you a bit more about how this project started and how it has let me develop and share my passion for Alicante with the world. I can work on it mainly from home and is helping me (and my family) to cope with the actual financial crisis.
In July 2007, I was working on this project about "Alicante" and the extra income it has provided to my family has been a huge blessing, every single month.
Who couldn't use a boost to the shopping list, buy more groceries, fill up the gas tank or have more time for your kids or hobbies.
Passion, Motivation and a Little Hard Work
I started www.alicante-city-insiders-guide.com in July 2007. simply took a topic that I was passionate about and turned it into an online business. This online business allows me to share my passion for Alicante, with thousands of Alicante enthusiasts and visitors, from all around the world.
This website had visitors from 85 countries last month. Too me that is exciting!
The thing is that, this can be done with just about any topic, if you have the right direction and some guidance.
Did I do It Myself? Of course Not
I had never built a website before, but I was willing to give it a try.
I did it with what many, many, "raving fans", call Site Build It! ...or SBI! for short.
In a nutshell, SBI! makes online business success possible. Anyone, even a non-tech type like me, was able to succeed with an all-in-one process, tools, and guidance.
Dr. Ken Evoy, founder of SiteSell and creator of SBI, is famous for saying "Everybody knows something about something".
So, what is your hobby? What do you know? What are you most passionate about? Whatever it is ... take it and see what you can do with it when you combine it with a website that is built the right way.
No Hype or Riches stories here
Yes, rich would be nice, but I don't believe in Get-Rich-Quick!
My goal was, and still is, to simply make enough income to look after my family and to not have to wake up early morning for the rest of my life. There are many others, just like me, who think like this. They are everyday people who build online businesses about topics they love.
You should see all the many topics.
I think I am on my way to that!
Besides what I do online at home, I work a "day job" just 6 hours per day, Monday to Friday. We are a family of five, the budget is tight some months, but we are making it.
It wouldn't be possible without the money coming in from this online busines.
And the best part is that I have a lot more freedom, so that I can built my online business even larger. I've even started a second website about something else that I am passionate about......Peru History!
My own business, A dream come true
Like many, I always wanted to have a business of my own. Working from home sounded pretty "cool".
Being able to spend more time with my family sounded ideal.
But I especially wanted to become a little more self-sufficient. I didn't want to be totally reliant on my employer.
It was a very empowering moment when I first realized that no longer my income was 100% coming from my one, over-powering, employer.
That really felt good!
I Finally Found Something That Was Perfect For Me
I was looking for something I could do at home, would deal with something that I liked
and was online (the Internet seemed ideal).
Half way through 2007, after wasting a lot of time online, I started getting serious and was looking for ways to run a business on the Internet.
As I browsed the Internet, I came across Site Build It. This site is run by a great gentleman by the name of Ken Evoy. He recommended a downloadable book (an ebook) called "Make Your Site Sell (MYSS)".
I absolutely loved that book! It was written by Dr. Ken Evoy.
Judging by what that book taught me, it has been the absolute best ebook I have ever read!
Today, MYSS is considered, by many, to be the "bible" of selling anything on the Net. (Note: You don't have to have a physical product. You can even sell knowledge that you have about something. That was good because I didn't have anything to sell...at first).
What I read was making all the sense in the world and it was not full of any hype, like I had expected. Make Your Site Sell (MYSS) is now free.... you be the judge.
So I Decided To Give SBI a Try
So I bought SBI and "ran with it". I have learned so much since then. It has been quite an amazing journey. It has opened up a whole new world of possibilities! My family's income is no longer completely dependent on my local communities economy....because my income now comes from a global source.
This is valuable to me and I think it should mean something to you, as well!
Over the first three months I learned about keywords and writing good content and soon I started getting my site indexed high in search engines like Google and Yahoo! That started bringing the website traffic and before I knew it, I actually got a payment, for the first time, from my website!!
To say I was excited would be a huge understatement!
It's not all about income though.
No matter what your speciality or knowledge is in, it is really rewarding when you get an email from somebody that you helped, in some way.
I could see that things were really working, at least on a small scale. All needed to do was to follow SBI's 10 Day Action Guide.
The Action Guide presented me with a step-by-step process, both, in written and video formats. (I think I like the video best). All I had to do was follow it. Really!
My Highest Recommendation
I am absolutely sincere when I tell you that Site Build It! is, by far, my greatest Internet find.
Nothing has taught me so much, and rewarded me so well. Especially when you consider that www.alicante-city-insiders-guide.com costs me less than a $1 a day to operate.
I recommend that you take a very serious look at Site Build It!. Think about what you know and love, and see if SBI can do the same for you, or better than it has for me.
Again, let me re-emphasize. I am not some rich guy, trying to tell you that I am. I'm just telling you what SBI has done for me and my family.
I want to thank Ken Evoy and SiteSell for all the things that Site Build It has done for me. He has been an excellent virtual friend and mentor. Since I joined this great community, it has been quite an enjoyable and challenging journey. I am very optimistic about what's ahead!
I also especially want to thank you, my website visitor. Please contact me, should you ever have a question about things related to Alicante, or Site Build It!
All the best,
Here you can watch a video made by Amber, a fellow SBIer, she created a website about do it yourself weddings, something that she loves.