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Make niche blog, rank with SEO and sell on Flippa?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by msuper28, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. msuper28

    msuper28 Power Member

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    Hey guys I'm making few microblogs on specific niche with low competition. I'm just asking if is possible to make a good blog (authority one), write good articles for 1/2 years, use amazon affiliate, adsense, rank with SEO etc and then after 2 years resell blog (including all social media accounts) for nice profit? I see on Flippa there are some blogs sold for 10k $$ ?? Wow, it's hard work but I like blogging and I think I could make some money from selling niche websites.. Your experience?
     
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    You can and it seems like a good way to profit, but a quicker way is to sell them as turnkey websites.

    Another option is to find some good expired domains (a whole different story) to build the sites on, blast it with backlinks (good services on offer at the marketplace section here) and wait for a while for it to rank better and sell it for profit.

    Now turnkeys will not make you thousands of dollars, but you can make one in less than an hour if you outsource the content writing, and in a few hours if you don't and know how to write and are familiar with the niche you have chosen.

    The ones built on expired domains have the advantage of being already aged, and some buyers, especially those not too familiar with domain and site flipping, will value the site a lot higher for that. If you can manage to get some traffic to the site with the backlinks it should go for a nice profit. if not, you might have chosen a niche a little too specific.

    One thing to watch out for are the current trends, which might give a boost to some sites price and lower some others.

    When selling on Flippa you do have to keep in mind that the domain must be pretty good, not just arandompieceoftext.co.banana.lol. A good .com domain is worth more than identical .info and .org domains together.

    If this would be easy and guaranteed money, everybody would do it, so do keep that in mind.

    Sorry it's not the clearest and best short guide to this stuff, but I just emptied some thoughts and experiences here quickly.
     
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    ^Amen to LostConnection. I for one, have sold a 1 month old site for $500 ($400 minus the fees) on Flippa. It was jumping between 6th and 7th spot at the time of sale.
     
  4. msuper28

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    This is one good way that many people are doing and earning... You just need to show last 3 months avg income in order for buyer to know that site earns...
     
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    Yeah, but when the buyers will buy the blog, Can he put his adsense/chikita account in the blog or his amazon affiliate account? Or he can get in trouble?

    Because I'll use amazon, clickbank other affiliate products and networks similiar to adsense to make some money from the blogs.. but I think the buyer can use his accounts..
     
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    There is no trouble people do that all the time.

    @LostConnection Turnkey websites don't even have backlinks though, if you build backlinks for a website then might as well try to rank it
     
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    Sorry if I made it sound like backlinking the turnkeys as I only meant to talk about backlinking when it comes to building a site on an expired domain.

    And to OP, finding expired domains in itself is a form of art, but it also has to be recognized that while a domain might be perfect for a PBN it might not sell that well with an authority site on it, as the domain might be something like: gardengnomesattackingearth.net, where as you want to build a niche site on pillows and mattresses. Finding an expired domain to build an authority site on that you wish to then sell for profit means that (to a certain extent) it is more important look at the name and niche of the domain, than the pagerank or amount of backlinks, which both can be imptoved with a little work on the site. Though, you still definitely want to inspect the quality of the domain, not to find out whether or not it has a thousand backlinks, but to see that if there are backlinks they are not from Google blacklisted pages or otherwise spam links, as Google might penalize you heavily for that.

    Edit: Missed your link to Nick's great PBN guide first time around, but it has some excellent methods and tricks, but as said, it doesn't focus on finding domains to sell, it aims to find good domains flr the PBN's purposes, which means high DA/PA and clean reputation in Google's books. Similar to what you are looking for if building an authority site, but you must also consider the sound of the name etc. As I mentioned above.

    Think I should write a book. Might just be easier for everybody :D
     
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    Yes ofcourse they can use thier adsense, clickbank or any other monetization options they want. You just need Proof of earning for last 3 months... you don't need to wait for 1 and a half year as you said in the original post.

    If your site starts earning in 6 months. then you can flip it later on.
     
  10. msuper28

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    hmm okk, I think it would be better to find low competition keyword, make a new domain from it and get trust by people with high quality content, this is harder but I think you'll make more profit in the long run..
     
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    If you are good in seo, I suggest buy an age with high PR domain and build from there. No problem building with a new fresh domain, but nowadays high PR5 like BB selling now is only $200. With a little bit of good quality contents and 2-3 months of high quality backlinking, in no time your low competitive niche will sit in page one I believe. For this, I projected an amount of $500 to build this site in total.

    There are a few good selling points for flipping using the above,
    1. The high PR5
    2. Good quality of backlinks
    3. Good quality contents
    4. if can rank in page 1, a bonus.

    OP, you gave me an idea now, I will be making something like this real soon and try to flip it within 6 mths.
     
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    Well if you manage to find some seriously good expired domains and build sites on them you will profit within weeks or months, your methods while being easier, will see profit in a year or even years. If you manage to monetize the site it can turn a pretty good profit in a few months though.

    If finding epic expired domain names would be easy I would be a billionaire. Or wouldn't, because every great expired domain name out there would be registered by someone, instead of buying them from a domainer.
     
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    I've been doing something similar for a while now, but never PR 5 and I never kept the domains (sites on occasion, when I had time to build something on the domain) for more than a month. I prefer quick flipping, but you do make an interesting point. Could be worth trying out.

    Might do a little journey thread out of that, but naturally all the honour for you Vince for the idea.
     
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    Do you sell it on Flippa? I have sold type of sites (new contents on expired domains) before but it always feel like a gamble for me. Hard to predict how the auction will go
     
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    flippa auctions are awesome and bad,sometimes you sell it for high price sometimes for a low ,but who can set your starting price ,so you don't lose
     
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    Don't forget Google's updates (panda, penguin, payday loan...).
    If you do that, you've to rank it and make money quickly before selling it.
    And you've to wait for the PR update. Even if it makes no sense, some buyers prefer a high PR than a well ranked and money making website.
     
  17. msuper28

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    You're right, having PR1 or PR2 is better, btw I think If I can make a good blog about a low competition niche, build email list, sell book on kindle about the niche, make amazon product reviews/clickbank and using ads if this can bring me some good money, I should keep the blog for me..
     
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    Great idea OP, i think you should not over optimize it, there are lots of services here @ BHW which i highly recommend you try. Good luck.

    Between, what is a turnkey websites?
     
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    If you can monetize this sites it's better than selling it. In the long run you will get more money with costant stream!
     
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    Yes I do sell those usually on Flippa. It's a good site to sell your sites, but for purchasing it is lousy in my opinion. It is a bit of a gamble, but the more you do it the more you learn and at some point you just get the feeling that 'This is going to work', and then it's going to be a huge failure. And then you learn the most important lesson there is. Do the research, don't trust your guts. There are so many people out there that if you find a domain that has been dropped two years ago, there is something wrong with it, because if it was worth a lot of money it would have been snatched two years ago and sold for profit.

    Also, sometimes you can trust your guts, because if the site has a brandable name it might sell for high profits without having a high PR or anything.

    I prefer the price reserve, though I hate the starting from 1$ stuff. I only want the bidders who are serious about acquiring the site to bid, so I don't do the 1$ starting bid, I usually set it to be around a third of what I hope to be getting, and set the reserve price so that I will profit should the site be sold. And the BIN is a bit over the price I estimated the site to be worth.

    It's a ready made site, so the buyer just has to 'turn the key' to get it up and running. Usually something related to selling Amazon affiliate products, Clickbank products, Google Adsense monetized site or a traffic/social media reseller site.

    And that is very true! OP if you spend the time and effort building it, might as well keep it if it does start making money. Hence, I prefer quick flipping. I do have many sites that I operate, but would not sell because they're my passive income babies.