Wondering what your website business could look like?
Here’s my first website:
It continues to be a work in progress … since I love to cook German foods. You’ll notice there are several monetary streams … ads, affiliate links, and my own cookbooks.
This website receives great search engine traffic (currently between 200,000 and 300,000 page views per month) , because it was built using the SBI! tools.
Another way that I drive traffic to the site is through Facebook (currently 117,000 followers):
A recent addition is my e-commerce store: Just like Oma Store.
I built this store on a WordPress platform, wanting to utilize the SBI! for WordPress. This became the perfect place to sell my ebooks and also connect with a POD (Print on Demand) company to sell t-shirts, mugs, and other items.
Recently, I also started a private Facebook group for my Just Like Oma fans, called Kaffeeklatschers.
This is a quickly growing group (16+K) of highly targeted and engaged followers. A perfect place to promote my page, my offers, and my discounts. This became necessary to circumvent the changes that Facebook has been making to minimizing free business reach.
Planning on a website for a ministry, such as a church?
Here’s another one of my websites:
This also gets great traffic through the search engines. Can’t read it? That’s because it’s in German … SBI! works with foreign languages!
I use Facebook to drive traffic to the website as well:
Right now there are over 190,000 followers. Since most of these German-speaking followers live in Brazil (thanks to Facebook’s insights) I’ve have also started a Portuguese website, A Palavra de Deus, with its Facebook page getting 9,000 fans in just a couple of months.
If you have a church, check out its Facebook fan following and see how this compares.
You’ll see that this is also in German, so it’s reach is more limited than it would be if it were in English. Yet, I’ve learned how to increase the fan base and it’s increasing daily as well.
I’ve worked together with a great graphic designer, Mike, who created logos for all and was also instrumental in the design of the sites. This has been so important for moving my brands forward.
Questions about your own sites?
Curious what your sites could look like? Wondering if SBI! will work for you? Send me an email and I’ll let you know.