SBI is currently offering a special buy one get one free holiday promotion. This is their best offer of the year.
This is an extra optional bonus where you can get a second SBI subscription for a friend or relative (or even yourself) for FREE instead of the regular $299 price.
This offer is only good until midnight on December 25th, 2009, so if you want to take advantage of it, now is the time to look into this and make a decision.
SBI sometimes runs other promos like getting a second subscription for $100, but this one is their most generous and popular promo of the year by far.
This is a great deal for couples, for a parent and child, or for two friends, since the two of you can build your own online businesses together.
What Is SBI?
SBI is a very popular service that helps you build an income-generating online business. It includes the education and tools you need as well as hosting for your website. This service is for people who want to build a real online business that consistently generates income month after month. If you only want to put up a website and don’t care about whether it makes any money, you don’t need SBI.
Be sure to read my full review of SBI if you’re interested in learning how to make money online.
Personally I don’t use SBI… simply because I don’t need it. I spent years developing the skills to deliver value to people over the Internet, and I learned how to generate abundant income from my work as well.
For example, whenever someone signs up for SBI, I earn a commission from the referral. I think this is a very fair way to generate income. It enables me to create and deliver tons of free content (more than 1,000 free articles to date), and I’m able to help people start new online businesses without having to personally tutor them (which would be untenable).
I used to try to teach people how to earn income from blogging, but for most people the learning curve is just too steep. You can definitely succeed this way — obviously many people have — but you must be dedicated to mastering the creative side, the technical side, and the marketing side. And you’d better have the ability to crank out lots of lots of high-quality content.
SBI is a better approach for people who prefer to focus most of their energies on the creative side, to let someone else handle the technical side, and to get help and tutoring with the marketing side. With SBI you can generate income from a static website and/or with visitor-generated content, so you don’t have to post fresh content every day or every week like you might do with a blog. It’s an easier, gentler model for online business than the typical blogging model.
SBI has gone through some major upgrades this past year. The best part is that these upgrades don’t cost anything extra. SBI used to charge an extra premium to add some optional features, but now these features — and more — are rolled into their standard package.
Learn more about what you’ll gain from using SBI 2.0.
Monthly Payment Option
SBI now offers a monthly payment option. Instead of paying $299 per year, you now have the option of paying $29.99 per month.
SBI is offering the monthly payment option for a limited time as a “recession buster” to help out people for whom paying $299 is too big a burden. This way you can get your site up and running and generating income for you, and then switch to the $299 annual payments and save $60 per year when you’re ready.
If SBI sounds interesting to you, a good place to start is to watch their video tour.
Then you may want to read my full review.
After that you may want to poke around the SBI website.
And finally I recommend you read my Site Build It! Walkthrough.
I’ve written tons about this service already, so the above articles will give you a solid overview.
If you have any questions about SBI though, please submit them via their questions form. Your questions will be answered by an actual SBI customer.
Just remember that the holiday two-for-one bonus offer is only good until midnight on December 25th, 2009, so you have about 10 days left to decide if you want to take advantage of it.