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Flippa and summer

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by minute80, May 18, 2010.

  1. minute80

    minute80 Regular Member

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    Hello guys!

    Can some of u seasoned Flippa pros tell me what is the situation on Flippa during summer months? Thank you!
     
  2. minute80

    minute80 Regular Member

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    Bumpy bump.
     
  3. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    What are you talking about? Why don't you check traffic trends from last year on Alexa/Compete?
     
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  4. minute80

    minute80 Regular Member

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    What's that got to do with anything? My question is do sales plummet on Flippa during summer months. How would I find that out through Alexa and Compete? I can only see if ppl visit site, not if actual ppl with real money buy sites during summer.
     
  5. poisonsembrace

    poisonsembrace Registered Member

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    I'd say it has a lot to do with it. Why else would people visit the site unless they were possibly interested in buying a website. More visits = more buyers. That's why you woulc check Alexa/Compete to see if there is indeed more traffic during summer.

    hurrrr durrrr
     
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  6. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    It's likely there is a positive correlation between traffic and buyers.

    It's also likely that during summer more people will look for opportunities to escape the 9-5 and buy a website promising realisation of such a dream.
     
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  7. minute80

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    Thank you all for your answers. To add actual facts to the story, according to Compete Flippa traffic rises steadily from the day they switched to that domain.
    How will summer 2010 look like, nobody knows (at least not for now).
     
  8. Karlos

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  9. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    IMO, if anything, it's the death of crappy turnkey sites that hold no real value.

    Still plenty of money to be made if you stay ahead of the game.
     
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  10. Karlos

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    Just like with ewhoring I enter the market when its dying... fuck me.
     
  12. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Being a trend-setter in the market rather than a follower.

    Not resting on laurels and expecting the same business model to work and be profitable for months on end. Having a dynamic business model is essential to long term profits with flipping (especially if your target market is <$500 sales).

    Quality, profitable sites do, and always will sell well - it's the lower end of the market that is suffering due to an influx of part-time noobs such as the "flipping awesome" team.
     
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  13. bryanon

    bryanon Executive VIP Premium Member

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    I second everything meathead said above.

    Come on guys - look at the bigger picture, will ya?

    Will making money online die in summer 2010? Will BUSINESS die in summer 2010? Doubtful. When we're talking about flipping we're talking about buying something of value (or building something of value) and then selling it for a profit - and there is ALWAYS market for assets that provide value. Sure, each and every business has its up- and downswings (referring to the property market crashing a couple of times, the prices varying from year to year etc.) but this particular market hasn't yet reached even 1% of its potential capacity so it would be absolutely ridiculous to estimate a "crash" of any sort.

    On the other hand - building worthless autoblogs (or any other "turnkey" sites for that matter) is a whole different story - and even though most beginners (including these who think they know enough that they can teach others!) think that's what flipping is, they couldn't be more wrong. Those "methods" are here to die and each and every one of them WILL die - sooner or later.

    Put your effort into creating true VALUE, as opposed to into following a "method" and you'll do good for decades to come.

    Bryan
     
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  14. jamesmith

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    sites will sell for 10 times monthly revenue...so focus on revenue..even if it is a one page site
     
  15. Karlos

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    Hear, hear. I like that bit about the beginners. It seems that half or more of the "gurus" out there are people who knew nothing about the industry and bought a couple of ebooks last week to read up about it!
     
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    You're almost correct. "Almost" simply because it's not half of them but more like 95% :p
     
  17. minute80

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    I abandoned this thread, since I thought everything was said, but boy, was I wrong :)

    The article Karlos posted describes very well what is happening, and therefore I would recommend it to anyone interested in site flipping.
     
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  18. digzober

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    As a site flipper, I have been successful in providing the buyer specific niches. Turnkey sites have not been a profit maker for me and many on Flippa. Instead focus on what people want, what has a better promise and what can possibly deliver. I have noticed a huge trend change in the past few months myself, and I think key sellers have the ability to shift the trend on Flippa without a notice. Look at what the big sellers sell, and compete with them. That is my only advice, I am still making what I want on Flippa, trends don't mean squat.
     
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