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Buying and holding sites

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by looktothesouth, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. looktothesouth

    looktothesouth Newbie

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    Something I haven't seen talked a lot about is buying sites from flippa or dp that currently are producing revenue, putting a bit of money into them for SEO or whatnot, and just holding them. Maybe even reinvest a portion of the monthly income from the site to grow it.

    I am wondering if that is because:
    a) website income tends to fluctuate quite a bit so it is risky to hold them long term
    b) people aren't interested in holding 50 sites making $100 a month
    c) it is too much work to maintain 50 sites, even when most of the work is outsourced
    d) the income claimed on flippa/dp often isn't what the site makes in reality

    Has anyone had any experience doing this? And if so, how did it go?
     
  2. poweronics

    poweronics Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    The trend is to buy a site, hold it for sometime and then sell it with profit. If a site has its earning increased by say 2 times or more and is consistent enough, buyer may hold on it if he is not needing some money on urgent basis.
     
  3. steelballs

    steelballs BANNED BANNED

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    For me that amount of money is very nice thank you - I would not be turning down $60 grand US a year :cool:
     
  4. scorpion896

    scorpion896 Senior Member

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    First of all, it is VERY hard to maintain 50 sites at once. Even 25. Second, half the sites on flippa are scams nowadays