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How to start earning from flipping!

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by macdonjo3, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. macdonjo3

    macdonjo3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hi there,

    Today I will QUICKLY try and manage to teach you the basics about site flipping. 1st, I would like to say flipping sites on DigitalPoint is usually a waste of time. If you look, most sites NEVER sell there. I suggest trying flippa.com. So what you are going to do is go to Flippa and click "Just Sold". Here you will need to open a new notepad or just write this down somewhere and make a point forum list of all the similarities in the sites. The most recent selling was a blog. Sold for $1599. Had just over 75 articles on it. Here is some extra info:
    Established: 19 Nov 2009
    Uniques (per month): 1,000
    Page Views (per month): 3,190
    Gross Revenue (per month): $177
    Now, that isn't hard to get at all. So buy a domain, and some hosting, just buy the cheapest hosting plan. I suggest .com as it is more professional but it really doesn't matter. Now, build some links. YouTube and Yahoo Answers are great for this. After that, do a bit of link building each day and it should be fine! Post it up on flippa and see what you can do. If you fail, find your mistakes, fixed them, and try again! :)
    Here are 2 more stats that were also listed.
    Alexa Rank: 5,065,466
    Links in Yahoo!: 4
    They were promoting ClickBank products.
    They claim there traffic is from ezinearticles and starting to get some from Google.
    For $1600, that is pretty decent. Anyways, any questions just ask. I really hope you enjoyed my QUICK guide/article on this!
    Have fun!
    Mac
     
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  2. bryanon

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    @OP: If it was only that easy .... (then I'd be out of business, lol)

    The fact of the matter is that the seemingly small part of a $177 revenue per month IS hard to achieve - and in many cases, extremely hard (if you don't know what you're doing - that is). And THIS (and mainly this) is what defines the price of this blog-type site.

    Just my 2p ;)
     
  3. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Good advice on the checking just sold on Flippa - gives you a good idea on what sells and what doesn't (although my argument is that anything sells its just how you present it). I think you are slightly underestimating how hard it is to get to the revenue you mentioned, the time and money spent might not be worth the return. I'm going to write a post later about the keep/flip decision as in this case I would probably have kept the above site. Nice try though :)
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  4. macdonjo3

    macdonjo3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    @byanon HEY! I read you eBook on selling eBooks on DP, 1. it was VERY helpful but you also make it easier than it sounds. ;P I can't sell a eBook more than 4 times (at $7 each like you said). I know its not as easy as I said, but I like to gain people confidence. I don't think thats a bad thing... ?

    @meathead I also seen you everywhere lol, you are both VERY popular people, anyways yeah, I know. I am noob, but I am just trying to help out other noobs. Same response to you about the "easy" part of it. Although, I do agree with the sales page part. I learned this fallowing brayon's DP ebook on selling ebooks on DP :p. Before I read his eBook, I got 0 sales, did it again and got 4 sales. :0 So sales page or how you present it means everything.
     
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    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Wouldn't describe myself as VERY popular but hey anything goes. Don't judge a book by its cover :p

    It's easy once you know what you're doing - but sometimes if you've put all the work in to get the revenue where you want it to be (ie profitable) it's a shame to sell it. I tend to only sell sites if: I've bought them to flip, I need money (lol), it's not making as much as I'd hoped or traffic/rev has started to drop.

    I'll have that post up tomorrow sometime regarding flip/keep decision
     
  6. macdonjo3

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    I am not calling you a book. ;P And yes, you seem to very popular, I seen you MANY times on here before. Probably one of like the top 5 most popular I know on here. Plus I think I have you on MSN.

    Also, I just started a JV with someone, we are sharing the SEO part and stuff. Should be pretty decent. Hopefully I can read my goal (read my sig). :)
     
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    You've probably seen me a lot lately as I've been slacking off work and posting on here instead :p I have loads of people on MSN don't keep track.

    Nice one - if you need any help selling the site let me know and I'll give you a hand. Good luck with your first try :)

    P.s. Don't judge a book by its cover is a saying - basically means just because someone has high posts/rep/thanks/vip - doesnt mean they are necessarily popular :)
     
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  8. macdonjo3

    macdonjo3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yeah, look at my post count, I been here for a while too, lol. Havn't been doing much. Failed at about 10 different methods here already so, I been slacking too... :p

    Thanks for the support, I will contact you if we have problems. :) Thank-you.

    I know man, my sarcasm is hard to detect. :)
     
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    Oh don't worry, I've been making money, just not as much as I could be :)
     
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    $5000, instead of $4999 per day? XD
     
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    Lol, I wish! I'm a fulltime student so don't make that much. Don't think you could make that much flipping unless you were selling BIG sites each day - which isn't that easy. You should EASILY be able to bank 100 bucks a day without doing too much though - which isn't bad considering you're 15 right? :)
     
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    I know, I was joking. Considering I worked 30 hours for $60 last week... I am sorta desperate for a better money technique. And I'm 14. Dude if I could make $100 in 5 hours working my bloody fucking ass off, I would be happy. I am so desperate right now. $60 since my joining date: November.

    And who the hell rated 1/5.
     
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    Mate when I was your age life was brilliant, I spent my entire time out with my friends and only had about $10 to my name :)

    It takes time and is never an overnight process. Flipping has quite a steep learning curve, and personally I lost a few $k before I became profitable.

    What kind of stuff can you do? Can you build basic sites? I'm sure I can help you make more than that :)
     
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    Well, I see them like 8 hours of the day so then after school we go home and play call of duty and I multitask with BHW. ;) I have cracked dreamweaver. I know how to use that. I been running a forum with 5k members registered and 300+ uniques a day. I can backlink. I cannot invest, if you want to know why, PM me.

    And money is becoming more and more important to me. I want to drive a decent car, I will probably be buying one in 16 months ish, so I want to gather some money. Also, my dad drives around a convertable and a brand new $80,000 Ford truck... and so I don't want to drive around a piece of shit that has like 5 different colours of paint on it, and missing some windows and has 4 different tires on it. I want to get a sweet car and pick up some hot girls... :D

     
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  16. ElectroMan

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    Flipping doesn't have to have a steep learning curve. If you are smart and understand buyer psychology, you will do very well. I made over 4k on my first flip.
     
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  17. macdonjo3

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    HOLY $%@^!!! You a $#$^ing genius!!!
     
  18. llael

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    Flipping is really like any other business endeavor:

    It takes money to make money.
     
  19. macdonjo3

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    You mean flipping costs $1.25 to make money.
     
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    No it doesn't cost that much. You need decent hosting a good .com name and money to outsource your work if you want to make some good money. Writing up articles and submitting back links yourself is tedious and boring work, still they are needed to rank for decent keywords to see an income in your site. If people want to make some good money website flipping I highly suggest you outsource that work and leave the keyword research to yourself.