My Writing Ideas Turned
Into Income Streams!
Having writing ideas helps Shaun Fawcett to achieve his financial goals. Read his testimonial and learn how SBI! helps Shaun's writing talent to reach his dreams...
"For twenty-five years, the spirit of a small time entrepreneur was trapped inside the mind and body of a government administrator. Me.
Unlike my many years as a paycheck-to-paycheck civil servant; every moment that I'm working now and getting writing ideas.
I'm creating additional value for me and my family as I build my business and add to my portfolio of products.
Sometimes I sit back and look at all that I've done...
- I've built my own online business from scratch that now generates my entire income.
- I'm the author and publisher of more than 10 ebooks/books that I didn't even know about until I established my presence online.
- With more than 60,000 people from all over the world having taken my free online writing courses I'm now a respected authority on practical help with writing ideas in more than 160 countries worldwide.
- I am Webmaster of one of the most visited writing help Websites on the Net (Thanks to SBI!).
- I get to spend the vast majority of my time doing something I love: creative writing ideas related to content and products.
- I've turned my various writing ideas into income streams that won't dry up the day I turn a certain age.
- Oh yes, last but definitely not least; I've managed to leave all of my bosses behind!
I'm very happy that I paid attention to Ken Evoy's message a few years ago. His advice got me started on the road that I had wanted to be on for a long, long time. Thanks for that Ken.
Over the years I did make a couple of false-starts at escaping that situation and going out on my own, but life circumstances and fear always seemed to conspire against me so I never went through with it. And then a situation arrived where the break was made for me.
I decided that I would take one last shot at going solo before throwing in the towel and giving up my dream of career and financial independence through my creative writing ideas.
In late 2000, I was an ex-bureaucrat trying to figure out what I would do next. Or should I say, desperately looking for how I was going to continue to pay the rent! I knew in my heart and in my wallet that time was quickly running out.
Because of my MBA paper I knew there was still one faint hope left... an Internet-based business! The only problem was that I had no idea how to get started online.
When I came online a few years ago with my very first Website I didn't even know what an ebook was.
Then wouldn't you know it, one overcast day in December 2000, when things were looking pretty bleak, hope arrived just in the nick of time, in the form of my daily newspaper. That day I just happened to scan the business section and the headline almost jumped off the page at me. It read:
"Dr. E-marketing - Selling on the Net is wide open, but Web Doctor says a prescription is needed for success."
The article told the story of Dr. Ken Evoy, the president of Sitesell who was regarded as one of the top experts in the world when it came to showing regular folks how to build a home-based e-business on the Internet.
Whoa! I thought; this has to be the answer to my prayers; this is exactly what I've been waiting for. Immediately, I subscribed to Ken's "Affiliate Masters Course" FREE e book and devoured every lesson like I was studying for finals. That course was all it took to convince me that I had found "the way" to use my creative writing ideas.
Soon thereafter I purchased Ken's Site Build It! RISK FREE and started creating my very first Website. That was a very early version of SBI!, so it didn't have all of the functions and bells and whistles that SBI! does today. But it was still great for researching keywords, finding a niche, and then building a theme-based Website from scratch.
In fact, it was the Brainstorming tool in SBI! that helped me do the demand-supply analysis that was necessary for me to sort through my various options and choose a niche that made sense for my online business.
After toying with a few other ideas I finally chose "writing help" as the theme for my overall content site. By mid-March 2001 I had uploaded the first 15 to 20 pages of Writing Help Central. I had become a Webmaster!
I learned from Ken's teachings in those early days was how important it is to find a subject that you are both knowledgeable and passionate about, which you can build quality content around.
For me, that subject was "practical help with writing ideas for the average person doing day-to-day personal, business and educational writing". Something I was reasonably good at and I enjoyed doing.
As per Ken's prescription, I built the content of that site up page-by-page over the following months, and within a year, many of those pages were ranked high in the search engines.
The site was already attracting an average of more than 1,000 unique visitors per day. Since then, traffic levels at that site have increased gradually, month-by-month, and year-by-year, until recently it surpassed 10,000 unique visitors per day during peak periods.
Of course, getting such levels of free targeted traffic to your Website isn't difficult with SBI!
All you have to do is create the theme-related content in your area of interest and expertise and then SBI! optimizes the pages and submits them to the search engines on auto-pilot.
That's what I really like about SBI!, it lets you do the important content creation work while it looks after the techie stuff.
I had my best year online last year in terms of income; for the first time exceeding my best-ever annual income as an executive in my previous career. In fact, this year I will be breaking the 6-figure barrier. This is all earned from multiple streams of income directly related to my primary "writing help" theme.
I continued to add theme-related content and writing ideas to my "mothership" SBI! site Writing Help Central; that site received a total of 2.963 million visits in the 12 mos., Nov/06 thru Oct/07, or 2.207 million unique visitors in the same period.
I saved my most exciting piece of news for the last...
Because my online business runs virtually on automatic pilot these days, I have the freedom to travel to Japan to visit my daughter who is teaching high school there.
Since my products are downloadable, maintaining my business and dealing with any customer service issues from Japan will be a simple matter of checking my e-mail accounts via the Net once a day.
So whenever I am in Japan half way around the world hanging out with my daughter on vacation, all of my websites keep percolating away on automatic pilot.
Then when I get home weeks later the mailbox is full of checks from my various writing related income streams! If only such a business model had been available 20 years ago! I would have dropped that mind-numbing paycheck-to-paycheck government career a lot sooner than I did.
Life just gets better each day!"
~ Shaun Fawcett ~
You can click on the SBI! book below to watch the SiteBuildIt! Video Action Guide or read the Written Action Guide FREE e book that Patrick and I have been using to build our sites. Enjoy!
Site Build It! changed the way we do our business. It can change it for you too!
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