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Introducing Reverse Flipping

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by shankyblue, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. shankyblue

    shankyblue Newbie

    Jan 29, 2010
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    Guys Ive noticed an interesting trend lately. I make money from flipping so anything within the downloads section to do with flipping I grab, and there have been some pretty hyped up WSO's lately that I got. In all the ebooks Ive managed to find the authors accounts and listings on Flippa even though they've tried to hide them.

    This is what Ive noticed on the sales page you see a screenshot or something claiming thier making $500 a flip or whatever but when I look at there Flippa listings for the particular method thier teaching you will see the earnings decline over time.

    In recent ones it was claimed you can make $300 - $400 per flip and Ive seen the earnings go from $400 plus then hit the floor at $60. I think thats when the method dies and its released as a WSO, of course they can still claim you can make up to $500 per flip and post screen shots of this but they obvisiously wont tell you thier flogging you a dead horse.

    Then when they've rinsed the WF they flip the entire system on Flippa for thousands. Its seems the real value is not in thier rubbish ebook but in reverse engineering thier entire business model or as I like to call it "Reverse Flipping".

    Well I guess if you can beat them join them :D
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  2. Zozja

    Zozja Registered Member

    Aug 31, 2009
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    Yeah, this makes sense. I've noticed a lot of prior WSOs showing up on flippa. They use the WSO to get revenue then sell the sites for over a thousand in most cases. Very interesting and a good way to double profit!

    I saw a site on there not long ago that made over $3,000 in WSO profit and was bid up to over $2,000 on flippa. That amounts to $5,000 from a simple site and easy promotion. Cool.

  3. DrJekyll

    DrJekyll Senior Member Premium Member

    Aug 2, 2007
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    1-9 for your Keyword goodluck
    Uh, all released methods are at the end or already dead.

    then you make money off of it the last way possible.
  4. proxydude

    proxydude Registered Member

    Jun 19, 2007
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    Funny, i have noticed a pretty similar scheme, just came to me in the last couple of days. This confirms that it is not just but it is really going on this way.
  5. regcleaner

    regcleaner Junior Member

    Jul 10, 2009
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    did anyone have the listing sample?
  6. bryanon

    bryanon Executive VIP Premium Member

    Oct 16, 2009
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    Yep, that's happening a lot and I've sold a few of such sites myself.

    However, Flippa is VERY actively trying to fight against those listings - something that they've implemented about a week ago is the rule that if a site has been established for less than 1 month then it's not allowed to list any revenue. You can still use the "revenue details" section down at the bottom and say that the site/product has made $x in x days but the main revenue section has to display $0.

    The main problem with selling such WF products is the extremely high amount of unsatisfied buyers (and therefore possible negative feedback and even PayPal disputes) because unless the buyer knows what they're doing (which most of Flippa buyers don't), they won't make a single penny out of the product.

    This is the very reason I myself have opted for creating products that do provide some sustainable income (have a bunch of affiliates promoting them, are listed on ClickBank etc.), keep them until the huge launch phase is past (and the revenue begins to drop) - usually 1.5 to 2.5 months and THEN flip them. The buyer is happy (they get something that will actually make them money from day #1), I'm happy (I get to rake in far more money for the site and in many cases also get to sell thousands worth of consultation sessions to the buyer), Flippa is happy (not that I would give monkey's about them).