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Question,selling sites on flippa for 30$ turns into profit?

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by GreenBird, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. GreenBird

    GreenBird Junior Member

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    hey guys, lately i tried a method that got shared on the main money making forum on bhw
    okay so i sold a site for 23$ that turns out to be a loss for me (domain + flippa listing and i am now -10$)
    that not much but i just want to ask how other people make profit from 30$ sales
    i see alot on flippa selling sites for really cheap (turnkey sites)

    if they are not making money from selling so from what they are?
    most of users already have hosting so i cant offer them hosting...
     
  2. Illini

    Illini Junior Member

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    You are not the first person to post wanting to know why this method didn't work for them. Honestly a lot of those people are probably taking losses like you and a few have been able to keep costs low for better margins.

    Don't be discouraged though man, it's great you tried something
     
  3. GreenBird

    GreenBird Junior Member

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    i am gowing to try few more times
    i am sure this method can work but it just need to be optimized to make profit from flippa too
     
  4. Darren9682

    Darren9682 Regular Member

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    Was it my thread?. If so can I ask what type of service site you were selling?
     
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    empireflippers Newbie Premium Member

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    Hey OP,

    It's possible (that in some cases) they're selling these sites as a "loss leader". It's a pricing strategy where you lose on that deal but make your money up elsewhere. Think about it like the dollar menu at McDonald's. They might lose money on the burger, but if you order a coke they're then turning a profit.

    For example, it may cost them $50 to build those sites that they sell at $30 and they may be selling 3 of those a week. That means they're losing $60 per week, but they may be making it up by selling $600 worth of products/services on the back-end.
     
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    They probably sell SEO services or hosting on the back-end...
     
  7. GreenBird

    GreenBird Junior Member

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    yea,i am selling the main services (seo)

    if you got anytips that i can use please feel free to share
    i am already selling my second site and installing the first one to the first customer
     
  8. Darren9682

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    Well to be honest that would be why.

    SEO is a guideline. I did say you can do it for any services.

    Think outside the box. EVERYONE is doing seo reselling so of course the sales will be less.

    Keep going. there are plenty of people making good money with the method I posted

     
  9. GreenBird

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    there is still alot of money to be made in this niche so i think i will stay for a while there

    and can you tell me where i can get good templates for a site like that?
    right now i have only one template i created and creating templates that are able to compete with all the other sellers is really hard
     
  10. Darren9682

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    I'm not saying as a niche SEO is going.

    I'm saying that EVERYONE does seo. I used it in my thread as an example.

    Template questions I answered already in my thread.

     
  11. GreenBird

    GreenBird Junior Member

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    seo sells the best on flippa for a service reseller site
    there is a reason everyone is doing it
    traffic\seo\social media
    and the other services you are talking about can be listed into those sites
    like content writing
     
  12. Darren9682

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    The reason everyone is doing it is because it gets used as an example in every thread and the "newbies" copy and paste the method rather than adding a twist and trying something new.

    By doing something EVERYONE is doing you risk competition and lower prices on SEO based sites at flippa.

    Please bare in mind this thread is based on MY METHOD. So I think i may know a little bit more about it.

    The "other" services I spoke about I meant ANY service on Fiverr. not just content writing and all that stuff.

    The Service websites I sell have nothing to do with SEO. I get them from fiverr still and they sell for $200 each!.



     
  13. GreenBird

    GreenBird Junior Member

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    nice,i am going to try selling other services later
    but its really hard setting up a website that can compete with other sites (good graphics\setup)

    and what do you think about listing alot of sites that are the same (same template)?
    i see most of sellers have around 5 templates for the service site they are selling
     
  14. Darren9682

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    I like that you're trying my method but I really suggest you actually read my thread again.

    You're doing a lot wrong and everything you're suggesting will not only lower your profits but also lower the overall value of everyones sites.

     
  15. GreenBird

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    well i am testing everything out,
    what i understood from your guide is just to set up 2 sites (1 seller and 1 reseller)
    and sell the reseller one online and guide the user to sell services then go and buy them on the first site

    that it.
     
  16. Darren9682

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    Yes but if you start making 5 sites with the same theme, exactly the same and selling them all in one week they will NEVER sell.

    They have to be all unique looking. You chose SEO services to sell which already means you have a lot of competition.

    Think outside the box. They are buying a BUSINESS. not a PRODUCT.