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Just sold a site for 1000€ !

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by himurashinta, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. himurashinta

    himurashinta Registered Member

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    Hi everyone !

    I'm very excited right now and want to share with you what happened to me.
    Yesterday, I received a notification from NameCheap about the renewal of one of my domain. It's a 2 year old website I don't update anymore and I was ok to only let it die.

    But I choose to give a try contacting few websites in the same niche to make an offer and it was a very good idea!
    So, this is what i did. I entered in Google my main keyword and visited every websites in the sponsored area (top and right). These guys are ready to spend money so I have more luck finding a buyer amongst them. There were 9-10 websites, I send them this kind of message :

    "HI,

    I'm looking for a buyer for my website XXX and I think you could be interested. It generated only about 150 vistors per day but they are ultra target and you could easily drive the traffic to your own website and convert.

    I am selling it for 150?. I sent this email to you and your competitors. The first in, the first served. blabla"

    Only 5 minutes later, I received an email from someone who seems very interested. He told me that he will tel to me the next day to discuss about details etc .

    10 minutes later, another person replied to me. But I say that I already get in contact with a buyer. She says too bad, she was ready to pay more 150?.

    The next day, another email from a guy who is ready to pay 1000? to buy my website ! At that time, I was very glad but a bit embarrassed because of the first guy who contacted me 5 minutes after my mail. But he convinced me telling me that he can pay immediately through PayPal and I accepted. I said him that the website used to generate around 1? per day few months ago, but now it makes nothing. He said that he doesn't care, he only want to prevent his competitor from taking advantage of buying my website :)

    I sent an email to the first guy to apologize. I was sorry saying that the first in will be the first served but I cannot miss such a big offer.

    In the afternoon, he tel to me and said that he understand my choice and he would probably do the same in my case. He asked me what he could do to improve his rankings and I tried to give him some tips. He told me that I know my stuff and he will contact me again soon to give me a job to SEO his website.

    I feel double lucky and it's a very good feelings :)
    Thanks for reading my thread. Please excuse my english !
    I hope that it could motivate some of us !
     
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  2. Moneycraze

    Moneycraze Registered Member

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    Congrats ;) ... Nice strategy to earn money with your website without Flippa !
     
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  3. mindmaster

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    Congrats mate.
    I am sure this will inspire others as well.
     
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  4. himurashinta

    himurashinta Registered Member

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    Thanks :)
    And guess what ? I will use that money to make an authority site in the same niche and will follow the same process to sale it maybe 1 year later :)

     
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  5. lietuvis002

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    I am really happy for you! Thats a nice start to do this strategy again and again :) best of luck!
    lietuvis002
     
  6. himurashinta

    himurashinta Registered Member

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    Thank you ! I hope so :)

     
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  7. himurashinta

    himurashinta Registered Member

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    Thanks !

    Yes indeed I plan to follow the same steps to flip another website in the future :)
     
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  8. himurashinta

    himurashinta Registered Member

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    Thanks !

    Yes indeed I plan to follow the same steps to flip another website in the future [​IMG]

     
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  9. sinclair

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    thx for your nice post.It will help many plp in the niche of site flipping.I like your active mood to do first steps by your side.Best of all no comission for any flipping service. Congrats and good luck with your new biz model
     
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  10. hameem

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    I have a question. How big was your site? As in, how many words worth of content?
     
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  11. Valkurm

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    Félicitations ;)
     
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  12. TheBIGgoober

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    Congrats mate :) Glad to see someone having good success
     
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  13. IamNRE

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    Well done :)!!!
     
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  14. Invisi

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    Thanks for the idea I will try this with one of my old websites!
     
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  15. KELLOGGS

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    A site that wasn't even earning a dollar a day anymore? Dayum you were lucky!

    What was the niche of the site?
     
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  16. S E O

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    Really superb if you have contacted many more people then you could get something even more who knows

    Any ways it is really awesome that you had sold the site 5 times x then your BIN.
     
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  17. PeaceLoveSubmission1

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    Nice, feels good when that deal gets made. Upscale it I would say, go for more lucrative niche where you could it for even more!
     
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  18. masush300

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    Hey dde
    CONGRAZ

    good trick :)

    thanks for sharing
     
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  19. scrapebo

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    Hello

    Nice method.!!
     
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  20. RushingWind

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    I bet the "I already asked your competitors and first come first serve" bit sold it :D
    Congratz :)
     
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