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Considering buying an autopilot/automated site. Is this smart?

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by DPatel304, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. DPatel304

    DPatel304 Regular Member

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    I almost afraid to ask this, as I imagine the answer will definitely be 'NO ITS NOT SMART'. I just want to know for sure what experiences people have had with buying sites from places like flippa or DP.

    I want to buy a site that basically runs on itself but brings in some amount of income. I see a lot of these for sale, I just don't understand why they would be sold, which is why I suspect this isn't as good of an idea as I would have hoped.

    So BHW, is it smart to invest in automated sites that people sell on DP and Flippa, or do these types of sites generally lose their automated income?
     
  2. rubberband

    rubberband Registered Member

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    Yes, there are some legit sites selling on flippa that are automated. I would never sell a site making a few hundred a month with no work, but I occasionally do sell a small site if I need some quick cash, which a lot of other people do too.

    Your best best is to verify everything that you can : traffic, revenue, hosting requirements, etc. Even ask for a screen capture video of them checking the revenue stats if the purchase price is for a decent amount. If you don't feel right about anything, don't pull the trigger.
     
  3. fizfaziq

    fizfaziq Newbie

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    Normally I saw the autoblog for sale on DP or flippa is a brand new site without any revenue or traffic. I'm rarely and maybe never found an autoblog site for sale with revenue and high traffic.

    So if you want to buy a brand new autoblog site without any traffic and revenue yet, then you might be considering to put a lot of effort to do the marketing, backlink, promotion and etc.
     
  4. C0DeZeR0

    C0DeZeR0 Junior Member

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    Automated Blogs Are Very Good I Have One Auto Blog Have 250 Unique Visitors Daily
    And Will Sell It After Few Months

    Go For Buying Those Blogs Every Thing Is Automated
     
  5. chockfactor

    chockfactor Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Well if it gets traffic by itself. It can be a very good idea, but if it doesn't you shouldn't buy it. It probably isn't set up correctly for traffic then.