Created by Ken Envoy, SBI! is offered as a complete package that provides all the resources and tools that you need to start a blog.
What is the product?
SBI! is a blogging platform that offers everything that Ken Envoy says that you will need on an “in house” basis. What this means is that as an SBI! subscriber you get a number of tools and resources that will help you to maximise exposure for your blog. These range from ways of curating content to identifying the best niches (through Brainstorm It!, a system that seems to be proprietary) and more common things like connecting your blog to social media. On top of this, SBI! comes with an active community that Ken Envoy says is always ready to help other users.
What is the investment vs. the rate of return?
As I have mentioned SBI! is a subscription based service which costs $29.99 per month or there is an annual subscription for $299. Whichever option you choose SBI! comes with a 90 day vendor backed money back guarantee. In terms of income there aren’t really any claims made and whilst there are a few examples in testimonials they are somewhat inconsistent and are clearly cherry picked.
Does the product provide value for money?
Personally I don’t feel that SBI! does represent value for money however as a product it may be of use to a certain type of person.
The obvious thing to address with SBI! is how it holds up to simply using WordPress for your own blog and the answer is that really, the two offer similar things. The key difference is that SBI! keeps everything in one place and comes with a support network in place however you do pay a premium for this. The fact is that you could set up a very similar operation through WordPress for significantly less than SBI! that is also more customisable and flexible to your needs. Where SBI! may come into play for some people is those who perhaps aren’t comfortable with feeling that they’re on their own. Personally, I wouldn’t have any interest in SBI! and I don’t feel that many serious marketers or bloggers would. This highlights the issue with SBI!, namely that there is very little value in the product however for the kind of people that SBI! is marketed at, it will probably suit their needs.