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Selling Micro Niche Adsense sites on Flippa?

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by MitchHoward, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. MitchHoward

    MitchHoward Junior Member

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    So I have been reading around this section. It has sparked my interest. I have a question though.

    Lets say you have a Micro Niche Site that is making $1/day. Assuming ALL traffic is organic and it's ranking well in google, with a good design, would you be able to get 6-8+ months rev out of it?

    Another question I have is, Lets say the site is just over a month old. will people still pay full 6-8+ months revenue?

    My last question is, Lets say you have 10 or so Micro Niche sites making around $1/day (each). Would it be more profitable to sell them all at once or individually?

    Thanks in advance

    Mitch
     
  2. J1218

    J1218 Power Member

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    If the site is only a month old, you may be able to get 6-8 months revenue. There are other factors that will come into play obviously, but I'd say 6-8 is a good starting point.

    If I were you though, I'd just hold it for another 2-3 months, collect the passive income, and then flip it. You're likely to get closer to 12x revenue if it's got more history behind it and it's not like the site is costing you anything to hold.

    As far as selling multiple sites at a time, it's a great way to do things because you save on Flippa listing fees, feature fees, etc.

    I always recommend to combine the sites you want to sell into 1 auction assuming they are all similar sites. Like don't sell a forum with an ecommerce store and an Adsense site. But if they are all micro niche Adsense sites that get pure search engine traffic and passive income, then yeah go ahead and combine them into the same auction.

    You'll end up profiting way more because $20 to list and $40 to feature really adds up.
     
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  3. MitchHoward

    MitchHoward Junior Member

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    Ok great, Thanks for the help!
     
  4. beavboyz

    beavboyz Newbie

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    Great advice J1218 I think selling $1 a day sites is a good idea, you don't want too many low earning sites in your profile otherwise google might start to sniff around and shut you down!
     
  5. J1218

    J1218 Power Member

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    I wouldn't say they will shut you down, unless you're doing something against their TOS of course.

    The reason why I think selling $1 per day ($30 per month) sites is better than holding them is because if you can get 12x revenue, that's about $360 right there. Sell 5 of these and now it's $1800.

    I'd much rather make $1800 at once than hold onto some low earning sites for an entire year just to make the same amount. You barely notice making $1 per day, but getting a bigger profit all at once benefits you more because you can then reinvest it into more sites or whatever else you want.

    I know some will disagree with me and would prefer to hold onto all their passive income sites for as long as they can, but with Google there's too much uncertainty to risk it. (Algorithm changes, Adsense account getting banned, your site dropping in the rankings out of nowhere or even getting deindexed, etc.)
     
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  6. MiniMe777

    MiniMe777 Registered Member

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    DP is also a decent place to sell sites considering it wont cost as much to post it for sale. Flippa has many expensive fees, that DP doesnt
     
  7. J1218

    J1218 Power Member

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    Yeah but you reach a much bigger audience using Flippa that DP doesn't have. You will usually get much more on Flippa too assuming you have a good site.
     
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  8. MitchHoward

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    not to hijack my own thread but....what about selling sites based off CPA income on flippa? for example...I have a rewards site making $10/month. do people still pay 6-12 months income for a site like that? or are those based off different guidelines since they earn via CPA networks
     
  9. MiniMe777

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    Also before you sell it, to add some value to the site make sure you mention more than one way to make money off the site. Its a good idea to add other money making methods for the site besides CPA. Adding CPM banners, pop unders, adsense, and selling backlinks will help increase the amount you can sell it for.
     
  10. J1218

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    Are you referring to a CPA site that makes money via those content locker gateways, or one that makes money by advertising CPA offers?

    Also, is the income passive or do you have to work for it? Where does the traffic come from? All of this will determine the value.
     
  11. MitchHoward

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    Yes, it is a rewards site. users fill out surveys for virtual points. they can then redeem those points for iTunes gift cards/vouchers.

    As of now, the income is not passive. The site is getting traffic from facebook. Most of the traffic comes from US, however some traffic is from others. (still receiving leads from them as well)
     
  12. J1218

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    Ah I see, so it's one of those incentivized CPA sites.

    I personally don't have experience flipping one of these so I couldn't really give you a good answer on what to expect if you sold it. But if I were you, I would go on Flippa and do a search to see if anyone has sold a site similar to yours.

    I would imagine that there have been a few others with sites like that who tried to flip them. See how much they ended up selling for and how the people wrote up their auction to give you a better idea of what to do.

    Generally, if a site has traffic and revenue, it will always sell for something. In your case, since it's not passive and the traffic isn't natural, you probably won't see 10-12x revenue for it, but you should be able to get a few months of revenue.

    Just make sure in your auction listing you detail exactly what the person will have to do to keep the revenue and traffic stable so they know what to expect.
     
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  13. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    This is spot on. Nice to see you've learnt a lot from KFS and moved your flipping business forward :cheer2:
     
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  14. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Sites earning so little don't really sell off standard multiples as it's basically making nothing. Doesn't mean it won't sell, as it will have value to someone with knowledge in the niche or a good plan to grow it.

    With that sort of income you might be better off selling it on DP. With the recent increase in Flippa featuring fees, your margin will be majorly eaten into on Flippa.

    You might get ~$300 on Flippa, but spend $100 in fees to get it sold, whereas DP you might get ~$100-150 but have no fees and way less hassle running the auction. Besides, if it doesn't sell on DP, you can always list on Flippa a little later.
     
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  15. MitchHoward

    MitchHoward Junior Member

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    Great, thanks for the helpful posts guys
     
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    Thanks man, couldn't have done it without KFS and the support of you, Bryan, and the forum. :D
     
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  17. cinereus

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    Definitely sell on DP not Flippa otherwise fees are too big a chunk. Also then you can sell separately to maximise income.