04 Dec 09 3:19 am
Within my Internet marketing meetup group I coached a small group all using SBI, starting last January. Not one has started making money, though I think one should be if she'd just put about 10 more hours in.
I think much of their training material is very solid, and their affiliate support is a great example how it should be done. Their case studies are good.
There are 2 areas I think they are weak on:
1. Their keyword analysis tool gives a profitability rating - based just on high traffic and low competition. That method is bogus - there are lots of high traffic low competition niches where visitors expect free information and will not pay for anything.
2. They try to cover all Internet business models in one program. Every single one of the newbies in the group got scattered and confused by this. One of the group has been a web designer for 10 years, and she got scattered and confused.
I much prefer AffiloBlueprint because it covers just one fairly simple, profitable business model and walks you down a straight and narrow path.
My 13 year old got a site up and making money in about 40 hours of work with AffiloBlueprint, and he hasn't even finished week 7 (out of 12).