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Flipping Brand New Sites Any Success

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by dotcomdesigns, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. dotcomdesigns

    dotcomdesigns Power Member

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    Has anyone had any success flipping newly created sites? I'm better at keyword research and building a site. I can't be arsed with all the SEO and would rather flip a site at the earliest opportunity rather than spending money and time on getting it to rank although the potential for making more money is a lot higher.

    My latest site has an emd with 3000 exact searches (Amazon product), should be fairly easy to rank, already at position 15 after a couple of Fiverr gigs. It's starting to get traffic too and I'd sooner turn it around and start on another, or is better to hang on for 6 months and get it ranking and making money?

    I've got 3 more waiting to be built and I find it so time consuming to do kw research, build the website and content and then the SEO. I think it's better to do one or the other!

    So I'd appreciate any feedback.
     
  2. Evenglare

    Evenglare Newbie

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    I`m interested in feedback for this question aswell!
     
  3. masterpees

    masterpees Registered Member

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    yes i have had success flipping newly created sites. but you need proofs of traffic or earning or ranking proofs. let me know or ask whatever you need to know am here.
     
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    masterpees Registered Member

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    less i forget, are the sites earning via amazon or adsense?
     
  5. dotcomdesigns

    dotcomdesigns Power Member

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    Nope. I've just put Amazon on one yesterday. I was hoping I could sell 'potential' rather than proof ;)
     
  6. Vinzen

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    Websites with potential sell very bad, as people want to see revenue and they feel the risk is bigger when there is only potential.
     
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    Honestly it sounds to be like you would be best off doing a JV with someone who prefers to focus on the SEO while you handle research/design.
     
  8. masterpees

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    i think vinzen is very correct. site that sells with potential end up not selling or selling for what you least expect. my advise will be you work on the site.
     
  9. codexehow

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    I just got an offer on DP for $50 for a brand new blog.

    It does look damn good, and I write high quality content.

    That said, it only has 1 blog post on it. The buyer is very eager though. So, I can say, yes, it's possible.
     
  10. Vinzen

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    On dp many people make a offer but dont end up buying, can you let us know if you really sold the blog?
     
  11. Leith

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    It's possible, although it is much better to sell a website where you are ranking quite high or making some money from it.

    Around 2 months ago, I created a free website (just on Weebly) and then bought a domain with them too. I was giving out free gaming memberships but later just redirected them to a referral network where they earn points by doing surveys before they got their membership.

    This alone has bought me around $100+ a month for the past 2 months and just recently, sold it at Flippa in the region of $500.

    Easy profit, and I think a month is the earliest before you should sell. Completely brand new sites being sold in a matter of time is quite hard.
     
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    OP Not too hijack this thread (or turn it into one of those darned "which fiverr gig is best" type threads but who do ou use on fiverr?

    Thanks man.
     
  13. dotcomdesigns

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    Crork on fiverr - any of his gigs are great. He's almann or something like that on here
     
  14. BluRoze

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    I came across a free ebook that said you can sell sites for what the site is making monthly x10. So if your site is making $10/month, you can reasonably ask $100 for it. I'm not sure if that rule holds true now, but it sounds like a decent rule of thumb to go by.

    If you can hold onto your site for 30-60 days after you start monetizing it, you'll be able to get more money for it. I'm doing the same thing with one of mine. It gets about 100 uniques per day, but I just starting monetizing it a couple of days ago. It's ranking #3. I think I'll get it monetizing, then flip it for a couple hundred.

    However, I have seen people have lots of success making micro niche sites for people. They usually run about $50 to $80 a pop. You might be able to sell your sites at that price, but after all the work you've probably put into it, that might not be a good ROI.