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Making $100 per day with Articles, now trying to expand into Site Flipping. Advice?

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by NichePazloe, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. NichePazloe

    NichePazloe Junior Member

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    Hey professional site flippers, hope everyone is doing well. I am currently making about $100 per day selling articles. I also sub out some work to 4 good foreign writers. I have a thread in the article section here, but I don't think I am allowed to post links. Seek out the thread if you like, good info there.

    I am trying to get into site flipping, and the wealth of information on the subject is quite overwhelming. My web design skills are very strong. I also know the seo basics such as on-page optimization, back linking, anchor texts, etc.

    What is the best way to go about selling "New, non-established websites." I know the asking price will always be lower than selling a site with proven profits and traffic. Are there any tips I can use to increase my selling price on new sites?? Also, what is the deal with flippa?? Seems like that place is going up in smoke. Am I worrying for no reason? Thanks for reading all the way through guys. This is a great forum. I'm sorry I didn't give it a chance until just recently.
     
  2. J1218

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    The best way is to not sell "new, non-established" websites. There's enough of that shit polluting Flippa and other marketplaces, we don't need anymore of them.

    Flippa is still the best place to sell your sites, assuming you have something of quality to offer the community. There have been a few changes that I for one am not happy with. The main one being that they made it to where the seller is now responsible for 100% of the success fee. You're no longer allowed to split it with the buyer or make the buyer cover the whole thing.

    I feel like this was a step in the wrong direction for them, and it just makes the place even more unfriendly for sellers, especially after they just increased all of their upgrade fees a couple months ago. Even with that being said, you're still not going to get a better price for your sites on any other marketplace, so I guess it's something we have to deal with for now.

    I do wish we had other options, but unless you can find a private buyer, right now Flippa is the best place for selling a *quality* site. If you do want to go down the path of selling brand new sites, all of the fees will really eat into your profit and it will hardly be worth your time to sell there.

    If you want to learn more about site flipping, read more around this section of the forum, and I also recommend you check out this newer site flipping forum at http://flippingplanet.com/forum/

    There's a lot of good info at both places.
     
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  3. NichePazloe

    NichePazloe Junior Member

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    Thanks for the great info and forum link. I was hoping that somehow I would be the exception to the "don't sell new sites" rule, being a great web designer and all. My issue with selling established sites is..WHY SELL if the site is profitable month after month with very little maintenance?

    IMHO, residual income will always top fast cash. Unless of course the cash is considerable, say $10k. So, why not keep the profitable site and bank the income month after month?
     
  4. J1218

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    I have several reasons for wanting to sell and get fast cash instead of holding for the long term.

    First, I like the big sums of cash at once because then I can use it for other projects. If I have a site making $700 per month, that's not a whole lot by itself, but if I sell it for 10k+, now there's a big sum of money I can reinvest.

    Secondly, Google is a pain in the ass and bans Adsense accounts and drops sites in their rankings for no reason sometimes, and I'm not willing to take that risk. If I can get over a year's worth of revenue for a site, I'd much rather do that than hold it only to have it banned by Google a few months down the road and lose my entire income from it.

    The odds of it getting banned might be low, but I just know I'd be kicking myself if it happened and I didn't sell when it was profitable. Plus I can just build more similar sites since it isn't that hard.

    Other people may have different reasons, but those are mine.
     
  5. NichePazloe

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    Those are very valid reasons. It's also a great way to diversify I guess. Maybe keep 25 percent of the sites for residual, and flip the rest.
     
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    actually most of the sites in $10K-$80K range are a bit dependant on Google traffic on their sales. Personally this is what make me think twice before buying any site
    as we all know Google panda can hit any site and all earnings might drop significantly within just a single day. I guess this is also the reason why people sell sites for just a value of their 6-12 months earning. I rarely find a site for sale with medium price ($10K-80K) that's not dependant on Google.
     
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    Instead of selling the websites, you can try out renting your website on monthly basis. It will get you a recurring income.