Welcome, I'm Bill Nash, a Canadian social worker/journalist.
I write and speak about my number one passion: Salt Spring Island.
It's where I live and work and it holds a very special place in my heart.
I created SaltSpring-Island.com to give everybody who lives here or visits this magical place an opportunity to share their Salt Spring Stories with the world. Just sign up for SSI Newsletter (up in the top left corner there). It's free.
In fact, I've created a thriving business from SaltSpring-Island.com and I owe much of the credit to this wonderful suite of software tools called Solo Build It!
I'm a writer, not a computer genius.
Actually, all I really knew how to do was surf the Web and check my email. And I ended up building this cool Web site all about Salt Spring Island.
Let's start at the beginning.
I first discovered SBI! back in 2000 when it was invented by Dr. Ken Evoy. SBI! is actually a suite of software tools bundled together in such a way as to ensure your success in building a viable online business from scratch.
Solo Build It! evolved from a landmark ebook published in 1996 by Ken called "Make Your Site Sell" and it became the most popular book of its kind on the Net.
But a lot of people preferred a simple, hands-on software program that they could follow along at their own pace and slowly but surely build their dream web business.
And so, in 2000, Solo Build It! was born.
I followed Solo Build It's success until 2004 when I flew to Montreal to meet Ken in person and I was granted an exclusive interview.
With Ken Evoy at his home in Hudson, Quebec, 2004
By the time I interviewed Ken again in 2007 SiteSell had become the #1 small business e-commerce company on the Web. And Solo Build It! had become the Web's #1 small business product.
So, in 2008, I decided to move to Salt Spring Island and create SaltSpring-Island.com with SBI!.
Here's how it works: you use your knowledge and passion of a subject and write about it. Are you an expert on something? With Solo Build It! you can find out how many people are searching for your niche before you build the site. That's key.
I started off with The Brainstormer, finding all the phrases people were searching for about Salt Spring Island. I built my pages using those words with SBI's easy-to-use page builder.
I used the Analyse It! button in SBI! to make sure my pages rank highly at the search engines which brings in lots of visitors who are interested in what I have to say because they searched for my particular keywords..
I also use Solo Build It! to make sure I have relevant sites linking back to SaltSpring-Island.com because that will rank my pages higher.
If you can stack blocks, you can build a Web page with SBI! It makes building your site simple.
You just follow the step-by-step instructions and you can't go wrong. Everything you need unfolds for you as you need it.
By using SBI! to create SaltSpring-Island.com, I can write in my own voice about the island I love. And SBI! works invisibly in the background.
You can create a Web business on your own regardless of technical knowledge and experience. Really.
More than 230,000 ordinary, everyday people have followed Solo Build It!'s step-by-step process to build Web businesses on their own.
I highly recommend it.
All the best from beautiful Salt Spring Island, BC