Suz from cheap-wedding-solutions.com

Posted by on Sep 4, 2009 in Success With Site Build It

Suz from cheap-wedding-solutions.com

Suz is currently getting over 2000 daily visitors to her website and this earns her enough income to be a “stay-at-home-mom” and enjoy time with her children. See how Suz used SBI’s tools to find her niche…

Wedding Solutions website

1. Why did you decide for Site Build It?

In 2006 I was on maternity leave with two young children at home and  desperately wanted to find a way to stay at home but still have an income.  In the past I have tried mlm opportunities, been a catalogue distributor,  and sold on ebay.

None of these were able to provide me with the income that  I needed so I looked to my previous experience as an Event Manager and set  up my own event business. 

I organised a Parent and Child Expo in my home town, sold the exhibition  stands, tickets and promoted the event on my own. It was successful but it  was really hard to do with children at home, I was running round the house  trying to find a quiet space when prospects called me back. Looking back it  was a crazy thing to do.

After the event I realised that I needed something that I could work at in  ‘not real time’ in otherwords work while my children are asleep and the  internet seemed the perfect opportunity.

Problem was I knew nothing about  how to make money online so I started to research opportunities and luckily  for me decided SBI was right for me. That was after reading loads of stories  on how others are successful with SBI.

Plus they offered a money back  guarantee, so what did I have to loose?

2. Did you know what you wanted to write about or did you have to find a niche?

I didn’t have a clue about what to write about, I thought it would have  something to do with event management but that was as far as it went.

How did you decide?

I used the brainstorm it tool to find a niche that was profitable and when I looked at weddings, at the time the term cheap wedding gown had a great demand and not a great supply. Fantastic! And I do love a good wedding!

3. How did you progress?

I followed the action guide fairly well, I have a terrible habit of getting excited and going off on my own merry way, so I have to keep referring back to see what I missed first time round.

The beauty of SBI is that it carrys on working for you even if you miss a few steps – thank goodness!

My cheap wedding site is now nearly 3 years old and has around 2000 visits a  day – not bad for a mum at home, working in the evenings.

The best bit is  that it provides me with an income to be at home with my children, I can  pick my son up from school and spend lots of time with my daughter. Today we  were at the park and picking blackberries – not many berries made it home!

4. Can you share a few tips of what really worked well for getting more traffic?

Writing keyword focused pages for my website has helped me with my search  engine rankings which brings a lot of traffic, writing articles and having  them on lots of wedding sites, and interviews with industry professionals  has been great as they add their expertise and often link back to my site.

Plus my free wedding stuff ezine and monthly wedding contests have brides  coming back for more.

5. Your plans for the future? (or anything else you’d like to share!)

Keep building cheap wedding solutions, help my husband with his anniversary gifts by year site (it didn’t take him long to want his own site) and add more SBI sites when I have more time.

My daughter starts school next year so I will have more time.  Our long term goal is to have both of us working from home on our websites  which would be a dream come true.

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    5 Comments

  1. Thanks Suz and Tomaz for the inspiration and the story of your site. I think in every new business, espeicially related to the web, there comes a stage when your just not getting the visitors but you just keep producing the key word focused content and eventually the visitor numbers start creeping up.

    Thanks again for sharing your story Suz.

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  2. Tomaz….

    Thanks for continuing to build pages focused on SBI websites success. I have been reading and re-reading your tips and suggestions and Suz mentioned the ones you’ve talked about for some time…build keyword focused webpages and the rest will take care of the rest.
    Thanks again! Very Inspiring!

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  3. Cool Story.
    Yes build Keyword focused pages and GOOD LINKS.
    Maybe one day my story will be told too

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  4. Hi Suz and Tomaz. Congrats Suz, that’s awesome. I am sure that’s every mother’s dream. Way to make it a reality. I hope your husband finds your success. Thanks for helping to motivate us newcomers to SBI.

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  5. just thinking about doing the sbi thing…thanks think you guys have sold me and I have read a ton of reviews ! Anisia UK

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