More Value At No Extra Cost
SBI! eLearning Now Part Of SBI!
Good News, Bad News
We have discontinued the SBI! eLearning service.
The good news is that we have integrated all the strengths of eLearning into SBI!, all at no extra charge (except for the direct instruction, more on that in a second). Save hundreds of dollars? Get the same benefit?
Why did we make this change?
During the years of SBI! eLearning, we here at SiteSell went to "school" too...
The fundamental lesson we learned?
Lesson #1 "Regular" SBI!...
Most people considering eLearning chose SBI!, figuring to upgrade if necessary. Few ever did. That told us just how strong "regular" SBI! is as an inexpensive but effective Do-It-Yourself ("DIY") course that empowers anyone to build a profitable e-business.
SBI! owners ("SBIers") often comment on how SBI! is also an excellent course in personal development. They become organized, disciplined, focused, persistent and positive. They know that if they put in the effort, they will reach their goals.
And that all means...
Most people with SBI! never need the "live" instructor and one-on-one/group interaction that was provided by SBI! eLearning for the entire ContentTrafficPREsellingMonetization process.
SBIers, on their own, follow the SBI! Action Guide (text, video or mobile format) and from time to time, ask for free advice from the "help and be helped" SBI! Forums, the best e-business forums in the world. (These case studies illustrate the "can-do" attitude.)
SBI! is the best of both worlds. While no one really needs human one-on-one for the entire SBI! process, some people do need "spot instruction" to help them get past the occasional hump in the business-building process.
Most learn it on their own, going to the free forums as needed (and returning to help later in the "help and be helped spirt of the Forums). Some may need more intensive, personal "spot help," which costs a lot less than 12 weeks of "total instruction."
That 12-week obligation leads us to...
Lesson #2 People Are Busy
Although some people like the idea of virtual class instruction, few are willing to commit to meeting at a certain time every week for 12 weeks.
People want to learn and build their business on their own schedule (a global e-class can sometimes cross many time zones), at their own pace, without needing to adjust to other students' skill level or rate of progress.
Naturally, quality instructors who provide those 12 weeks of "live instruction" cost quite a bit. That delivered...
Lesson #3 Price Vs. Benefit
The price of eLearning was the deciding factor in people choosing to DIY with SBI! ($720 vs $299 for one full year).
These important lessons were the main catalyst for integrating SBI! eLearning into SBI!...
Moving Forward: 1+1=1.5, At The Same Price
SBI! eLearning had some strong elements that were highly rated by students. We have incorporated them into SBI!, at no additional cost...
- overview videos that "set the scene" by highlighting the vocabulary and concepts to be covered in each upcoming section of the SBI! Action Guide
- PowerPoint presentations that provide a high-level review of each part of the process
- wrap-up quizzes that test the understanding and knowledge of SBI! after each "DAY" of the Action Guide. This is a powerful concept that assures people really do understand the material before proceeding in the Action Guide. Quiz-testing "improves retention by 145%" (Science, Karpicke & Blunt, Jan 20, 2011).
The only element of SBI! eLearning that we did not integrate into SBI! was weekly human teaching and the one-on-one/group interaction of a class.
At most, some people need "spot help." Free 24X7 SiteSell Support is available for technical assistance. The private SBI! Forums also provide "what you need/when you need it" guidance (click here to see some sample posts).
For those who do want some custom help for a particular hump, we have retained the human element of instruction in the form of SBI! Coaching. Buy 1 or 2 hours of coaching and receive fully personalized teaching that is laser-focused on you...
- true one-on-one (no one else in a "class")
- focused attention on your question (no need to listen to others while you want to ask your question)
- there are even "do it for me" services for specialized functions (ex., building some links to get you started).
In other words, SBI! can be totally tailored to meet your needs, from "no help needed" to "use Forums as needed" (free) to "spot one-on-one help for humps."
SBI! now includes the key elements of eLearning for free. Instead of paying over $400 more for "full service instruction" throughout the entire SBI! process, you will most likely not need any one-on-one direct help.
Like the "accountability" of group learning? Groups form spontaneously in the Forums specifically for this reason! Like the "social" aspects? There are twice-a-year conferences in Europe and America, as well as "meetups" in many cities.
There is always generous, friendly mentoring happening in the SBI! Forums. All you have to do is post your question and other experienced SBIers are there, ready and willing to answer.
And for those times when you do want a little personal one-on-one guidance, SBI! Coaching is now available.
From raw "newbie" to those who consider themselves experts and Web-savvy (but have never succeeded financially online), SBIers grow into accomplished and successful e-business people. You can do it, too!
Take-home lesson for the lessons that we have learned? Start the "first day of the rest of your life" today!
All the best,
P.S. In case you are wondering, SiteSell Education's offline course, "Building A Successful Business Using The Internet," offered at universities and colleges around the world is still going strong. This is greater proof than ever that SBI! is the real thing. Institutions really do their homework before jumping on board.