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Im going to try Flippa

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by tomlive, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. tomlive

    tomlive Newbie

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    Ok so i have saved up 800$ and i really want to buy a website that is already generating traffic and profit. Now is it possible or do i have a good chance of buying a website that is making at least 300$ a month? thanks
     
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    big shoes 8 Registered Member

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    Most likely not, and flippa isn't that great anyways tbh.
     
  3. tomlive

    tomlive Newbie

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    Really? i thought that was totally possible
     
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    24xtreme Newbie

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    So you think your going to buy a website that makes $300 a month for $800. Think again.
     
  5. gonzomcribbinz

    gonzomcribbinz Regular Member

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    If you know anything at all about basic SEO, there are some great deals to be had over at the DP BST section, believe it or not. Your $800 (or less, probably) could get you a decently aged domain with some unique content on it that's sitting on page 2 or 3 of some competitive terms. All you'd have to do is breathe some life into it and push it in the right direction.

    You'll have to wade through a ton of shit and be thorough in checking the sellers' claims, but there are deals to be had from those numbnuts.
     
  6. tomlive

    tomlive Newbie

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    good advice
     
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    7878 Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Tomlive - You should always take someone's opinion as just that, and opinion.

    What you're looking to do is entirely possible. You might have trouble buying a site that is already bringing in $300 a month with your $800 budget, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try. Some site owners have either lost interest in a property or just don't have the capacity to improve it - both situations where you could swoop in and make a good buy.

    A better way to get the most for your $800 would be to find a site that is established with verifiable statistics, but a site that has potential or is under-performing. These are the real gems. Keep an eye out for sites with decent traffic that have not yet been monetized, or sites where the current owners haven't exploited the property's full potential.

    There are deals out there, you just have to know where to look. Flippa is nice because you can view lots of sites for sale and get a feel for the market value of certain things, but it's also not the only way to skin a cat. ;)
     
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  8. tomlive

    tomlive Newbie

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    um yea ur right idk what i was thinking 800$ for a 300/mnth site thats pretty stupid
     
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    7878 Executive VIP Premium Member

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    I don't think it's stupid. Optimistic maybe, but you wouldn't be the first person in the history of the internet to get a good deal. ;)
     
  10. tomlive

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    i have a one year hosting service on godaddy.com and a domain called goodbyepanics.com i was trying to be an affiliate for this site called panicscure.com but i just cant make a good website and i just suck at seo should i just invest the 800$ into my site?
     
  11. gonzomcribbinz

    gonzomcribbinz Regular Member

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    If you "suck at SEO" and can't get a site to rank for your target terms as well as convert, then you'll just be throwing that $800 out the window.

    My advise would be to learn how to rank your site (the WH way) and focus on getting traffic so you can learn the ins and outs of how the sales process works and what works in converting your visitors.

    If you're not familiar with the basics like that, then you likely won't know whether you're getting a well-optimized site or not and will likely unnecessarily burn through you cash.

    So yeah, IMO focus your cash on good content and focus your time on building links, learning how to convert, and ranking your site.
     
  12. CyHead

    CyHead Regular Member

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    lol just buy a new domain + content + backlink services. simple as that. $300 is a far stretch with $800 unless you get lots of backlink services.

    Could probably do about $300 for domain + lots of fresh content and use the other $500 for backlinks and traffic generation services. With that budget you could easily be on your way to about $50-100 a month within 2-3 months of work.
     
  13. BlackHatSoda

    BlackHatSoda Junior Member

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    First, no one is going to sell a site making $300 a month for $800.

    Typically sites sell for 10-12 months earnings, more if they have a long history and require little or no work to maintain.

    Second, Flippa isn't a bad place but 80% of the listings on there are junk. Either they are turnkey sites with no traffic, sites which are being sold on "potental" (means the owner couldn't get it to make anything but still wants to sell it for more than it's worth) or the income is being inflated.

    Of the 20% left, some are very expensive and the rest can be good deals if you can maintain the site after you buy it. Buying a blog for example is going to require you to keep writing and know about the topic.

    In your price range, you'll only be able to afford a turnkey site with little to no traffic, a domain name or some junk site like a directory, flash game or proxy site that was thrown up in 10 minutes a week ago.

    Save your money, build a site on your own and you'll gain some valuable experience which you can use to build more sites.
     
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    risefromdeath Power Member

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    well i was there to sell one of my movie database site with 26 lisiting and it got sold only for $45 isnt that crap? i had to spend $30 in the flippa charges so what do i get ??
    $15..thats just bullshit..well again thats just me..try on if you can find something there.
     
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    Were you being sarcastic?


    What sane person would sell a website with a 450% return?
     
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    I dont think so man...there aren't many good domains in DP BST. You can get PR5 or PR4 domain easily there but for a site that ranks for its keyword? Nah, there aren't many there.
     
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    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    With $800 head over to DP, you can pick up some real gems if you are prepared to wade through pages and pages of shit. There were about 5 decent sites I spotted last night in fact which would all resell nicely on Flippa without much effort. I wouldn't recommend blowing $800 on 1 site though; buy one for $300 and spend $400 on content/design/backlinks and if it doesn't start earning, flip it with the 100 bucks you have left :)
     
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    I always buy and sell sites for 3 month of revenue. And believe me, it's not easy to sell. I have even try ebay with a 1 month of revenue and there was no bid at all...
    As for Flippa, they ususally don't pay when tehy win...Maybe realizing that 4-5 month of revenue is way to high...
     
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    I didn't read the whole thread so I might be repeating what someone else may have already told you but generally speaking; not going to happen.

    normally guys selling a whole site want like 12-24 to maybe even 36 months of net income as a fair selling price. so if you want something that's bringing in 300 a month you're going to be spending x,xxx for a site like that. 300 a month is not a ton of money but it's going to be a website with a reasonable presence on the net.