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Sugar Free Stevia and my journey with Site Build It!
Hello everyone! My
name is Jo, and I'm the founder and webmaster of sugarfreestevia.net.
First of all, let me welcome you to the site and congratulate you on
the excellent choice you've made. After all, I assume you found this
site because you want to adopt a healthier lifestyle! Because you're
fed up with all those products, jam-packed with sugar, just begging you
to pick them up and devour them. But you've realized that in all
likelihood, you are the one being devoured...
of 1982 and I've lived in the Flemish part of Belgium all my life. I'm
a licensed translator (Dutch - English - Italian) who enjoys board
company of friends, playing the guitar, playing American pool and well
yes, the occasional Belgian beer every now and then! I'm also secretly
addicted to cashew nuts, but don't tell anyone!
I first discovered stevia in 2010, when a local news site reported on
its imminent approval by the European Union. I had never heard of the
sweet leaf before, like I'm sure few people have -
especially here in Europe. But the idea of an all-natural
sweetener, many times sweeter than sugar, that also boasts a whole
array of health benefits? Now that was something I was going to
research more thoroughly!
Sure enough, not long after I discovered an online shop in the
Netherlands, I bought my first batch of stevia
products, still continually educating myself on stevia
rebaudiana in the meantime.
I bought books,
read everything about the
sweet leaf that I could find online, and before I knew it, I was
hooked! Shocked and
appalled by the sad story of stevia and its struggle to survive the
wrath of its many adversaries, I decided I wanted to play my part in
spreading the word on this wonderful sweetener that, despite its
humility, has solid potential to become a part of everyday
life for many people looking to live healthier lives and become sugar
free, but don't know where or how to start.
people, people like you and me, I want to dedicate this
website to. I hope you will have a safe journey towards an overall
sense of well-being, without having to compromise your love for sweet
food. As you are reading these pages, you will soon discover that there
is no need for giant sacrifices. You can not - no, you must not -
begrudge yourself of enjoying sweetness in your life! Stevia will prove
to you that health and sweetness can go hand in hand!
efforts so far of spreading the
word on stevia have included - among others - the writing of articles
for established magazines, such as Healthy
questions, comments, or for sharing funny jokes, feel free to contact
me using the contact form at the bottom of this page.
I found SBI, and my road to financial freedom
First of all, let me tell you a bit more about Site Build It! (SBI,
short). SBI offers an easy way of starting your own website. But what
makes it different from the other website-building services on the
internet, is that SBI has its own integrated tools that you can use to
find out whether your area of expertise, your hobby, your passion, or
whatever it is you have always dreamed of building a website about,
actually has the potential to attract substantial amounts of visitors,
and – eventually – to earn you cash doing what it is you love.
But since I’m getting ahead of myself here, let me slow down a bit and
tell you my personal story. As I said before, I’m a certified
translator with a Master’s Degree. I graduated in 2005, but in this
harsh economy I was never able to find any decent jobs in my area that
related to my studies, and when I eventually did, I was always getting
sacked after three months due to “budgetary constraints”.
Needless to say, I was getting tired of hearing the same excuses time
and time again about why companies “wished they could give me a fixed
contract, honestly! But we simply can’t afford to hire someone on a
permanent basis right now.” After a few years of job-hopping like this,
it dawned on me that this was no way of building a future for myself,
and that if I ever wanted to be able to sustain a family in the long
run and with a stable income, I would have to go out and find my own
So in early 2010, I started Googling keywords like “how to earn money
doing what you love” and “making money online”. A few months later, I
stumbled onto this post on a
blog called “The Wake-Up Cloud” that explained how the author’s
girlfriend used a service called “Site Build It” to earn about $300
online every single month, just five months after she started her site.
Wow, that fast?? And she did all that selling skin care products??
Then I found out she wasn’t selling these products herself, she was
partners”: this basically meant that she put
advertisements for skin care products on her site and the company that
actually sold these products, would pay her a commission every time she
made a sale through her website. She didn’t have to package or ship
anything. She didn’t have to deal with dissatisfied customers. She just
earned money by promoting another company’s products online! I couldn’t
believe what I was reading.
Now, I’m the most cautious person
you’ll ever meet, especially when
talking about “making money online” scams, and get-rich-quick schemes.
I pondered every day for a full month before deciding to give SBI a
In that time, I did the best I could to find negative reviews
about SBI, but I just couldn’t
find any. I read SBI’s entire Action
Guide (it was still free back then), and as it turned out,
emphasis was not on making money online fast at all... On the contrary:
their company logo was a tortoise!!
And the emphasis was on building a
genuine online business slowly and steadily, and with long-term growth
potential, starting from one of your passions or hobbies. I was
intrigued, to say the least. They had tons of case studies and lo and
behold, there were real
sites behind those studies. Real
The thing that really convinced me in the end, was my discovery of a
blog called Freedom
Ideas. The author
swore by the use of SBI, owned no less than 5 SBI sites and had a whole
blog revolving around becoming financially free doing what you love. He
was earning almost $10,000 per month after only two years of
with SBI. He had quit his daytime job and was now able to work anywhere
in the world he wanted. His sites were earning money for him, on
really tore that blog apart: I read every single post having to do
with Site Build It! and financial freedom. After all, I believe that
the most efficient way of being successful at something, is to surround
yourself with people that know the ropes. People who have
before, started from scratch just like you and who – through patience
and determination – not only achieved their goals, but exceeded them
beyond what they had ever imagined possible!
So, in March of 2010, I decided to take the plunge and start my own SBI
site. The result is what you see here today. I have been taking it real
slow (us SBI'ers refer to this as "the way of the tortoise"), working
about 5-10 hours per week
on my site for just over a year.
Right now (July 2011) I’m averaging about 300 daily visitors. All I do is write
content and look for links from other websites. Everything else is
taken care of by SBI: from website hosting to providing you with a
domain name. From keyword research tools to offering you templates for
your site. You don’t even have to know HTML or complicated programming
languages! All you need is a general knowledge of the topic of your
website, and the will to succeed. There are grandmothers earning
with SBI sites! No, you’re not dreaming: if you don’t believe me, take
a look here
over 2,000 visitors per day) or here and
check out this video!
is Site Build It! for?
Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom
looking to work from home so she can be able to spend more time with
her family, a retiree
who wants to teach clay pigeon shooting, or a student looking to
own studies, SBI is ideal for everyone. SBI is available for an annual
sum of $299, but for those who feel that’s too big of an investment
there’s a monthly
payment plan of $29.99 per month. I use the monthly
plan myself and I’m very happy with it. That comes down to having to
earn $1 per day with your site in order to pay back your investment.
Everything above that is pure profit. And you don’t have to invest big
just to get started!
For those who don’t want to deal with building a website themselves or
for those who already own a site but can’t seem to attract a sufficient
amount of visitors, Sitesell also offers a range of
Those who are interested in learning more about Site Build It! are free
to contact me using the form at the bottom of this page. I will gladly answer any questions
you may have in more detail. Alternatively, have a look at the SBI
homepage and see what they can offer you.
personalized SBI offer to you:
If you do decide to buy an SBI package, I have a special offer for
you: all of the links to SBI on this page are affiliate links
and if you decide to buy an SBI package via my site, I will personally help you
out with any stumbling blocks you may encounter. To order a package
through my site, simply click on any of the SBI links, images or videos
on this page, and go straight
to the order page without closing any
browser windows. Sitesell’s cookies will take care of the rest, and I
will be able to confirm that you have bought a package through me.
Once you have been registered, I
advise you to start by watching day 1 through 5 of the SBI Action Guide
and by having a look around the private forums. They will already
answer 90% of your questions directly, but learning something new is
always tough at first, so if you need any help finding the right
website topic for you, I will help you on your way to building a
website based on your passions, hobbies or interests!
and I hope we will become SBI colleagues soon!