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Flipping my first site. Should I try to get some feedback first?

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by thedon23, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Hey everyone,

    First off, happy new years! :)

    Now, this is going to be the first site I'm flipping. This is not a "how much is my site worth" thread (but you're welcome to tell me what you think I could sell my site for. I'll list details below).

    Started the site in September of 2011 (near the middle of the month). It's a micro niche site, EMD.

    - September - 150 uniques - Earned $15 (Adsense)
    - October - 450 uniques - Earned $56 (Adsense)
    - November - 740 uniques - Earned $90 (Adsense)
    - December - 1400 uniques - Earned $230 (Adsense)

    Now, I really need the money from flipping this, but here is my concern; I've never sold on Flippa before, thus my site has little feedback. I figure that it will cause people to not pay as much for the site (correct me if I'm wrong).

    I do have a few micro niche sites (that aren't earning)..would it maybe be a good idea to list those and sell them, just to get some feedback on Flippa, prior to selling this site?

    Any other advice?
     
  2. carlx

    carlx Registered Member

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    I would say it's not necessary to have feedback before your first sale, i have seen a number of websites earning more money than yours, listed for sale by a brand new seller with no feedback.

    I think the key to your websites successful sale is integrity. Ensure you complete as much Flippa verification as possible, provide every ounce of information you would assume a buyer would want to see, offer to talk to potential buyers on the phone/skype etc.

    As a buyer i wouldn't care if the seller was new as long as i could see and feel honesty and integrity in the sales pitch and subsequent responses to questioning.

    Of course you may want to sell some of your lesser sites to learn a little about the sales process, this in turn will give you some more feedback and a little more credibility - it won't hurt to do this!

    Others may feel differently but that is my view on the subject.
     
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  3. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Thanks man, great advice. I just connected my LinkedIn with my Flippa account, so I'm sure that'll help a bit.

    I think I'm also going to look at the recently sold sites, and see what they are doing. I mean, obviously if the sites are selling, they are doing something right.
     
  4. carlx

    carlx Registered Member

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    Exactly, if they are successfully selling, learn from them.

    Don't forget to see what additional sales features they are using ... $19 gets you a pitch, but are they also spending money on bold listing text/boxed listing/featured listing etc?

    Good luck with your sale dude, let us know how it goes.
     
  5. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Thanks man. I'm definitely going to spend a bit to make my listing look nice :)
     
  6. DigitalCity

    DigitalCity Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I have heard of many bhw members and others on other sites using a "broker" (someone that has a great reputation on getting you the most $$$ for a small fee) that has a lot of experience selling on flippa and also having many offline clients seeking nice paying sites like your MNS... Just a thought...Never gone through it myself though...or not yet..
     
  7. scorpion896

    scorpion896 Senior Member

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    How much did you end up selling it for?
     
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    poweronics Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Did you get the site sold? If yes at what price?
     
  9. missil3

    missil3 Newbie

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    If the auction is still going on post the url here, so we can check it out as well.