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SELLING set of travels sites generating $100-$150/month on auto pilot.

Discussion in 'Domains & websites for sale' started by SkyrocketSEO, Dec 23, 2014.

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  1. SkyrocketSEO

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    Hi guys

    I won't be giving a long sales pitch here. I will just give you facts and I am sure we will find a buyer soon. This is basically set-and-forget small operation that I have been running for some time.

    Some facts

    The project started 10+ months ago when I decided to test all the major travel affiliate programs for a post for my blog, from Expedia to Hotels Combined. What started as a test became a hobby and I ended up earning some auto-pilot pocket money. I learned a lot about travel affiliate programs and I will (I guess) write that damn posts one day (when I find some time).

    In the meantime I collected a lot of (non-travel related) domains so I am at the point where I don't know how to keep the track, I need to get rid of something and this was my choice. I used to check rankings and expired hotel domains each day (I will tell you about this later), but I am not interested in this anymore.

    How I got to the point that I am actually getting leads for HotelsCombined affiliate program (I am working with them, they are remained the best choice, no matter all) ?

    Well, the answer is expired domains of hotels. Simple as that. I spent a lot of time and was a part of a couple of dozens of auctions (won some) trying to buy domains that re already RANKED on either spot 1 or 2. Everything below spot 2 on page one is not good, because these hotels don't have huge number of searches per month.
    This paid of with first domain I bought (ex huge Hotel Chain domain) but needed to get rid of it because huge companies will chase you because they don't want you to use URLs containing their name in it. Lesson learned, from there I started buying domains used by some random small hotels. These hotels usually change name so they buy a new domain, but since these are established hotels people continue searching for old name. You also get traffic from links, but mostly from Google.

    About SEO- I never did any SEO for those sites, I used simple GoDaddy page builder templates to recreate one or 2, max 5 pages per site. Some basic info and a link to book a hotel.. And that's it, sites are there for 6+ months. Low search KWs, a couple of good links from the previous life and domains are not losing rankings.

    What you get ? You get 4 domains that are all together earning around $100-$150/month by sending traffic to HotelsCombined. You get paid via PayPal once you reach trashold. I've set this to be $140, but it can be other number.

    What else you get? You get approved Hotels Combined account, you just need to change details. Your PP (or Wire Transfer), your Email, your Name etc...If you have your HC account just add your aff links instead o mine. No need to bother with my account.
    1. First domain is about a certain hotel in Dubai. It gets around 1500 visits per month, mostly from Google. It is a PR1 domain. Some visit stats. Majority of visitors search this exact hotel.
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    2. Second domain is also about a certain Dubai hotel, also PR1 domain and this one gets the most search traffic. Around 1500-2000 UVs per month. Also, all visitors pretty much search this hotel ,so it is targeted traffic.
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    3. Third hotel is a small hotel in Antigua (Guatemala), it is PR4 domain and gets some really small number of searches and maybe around 200 UVs/month. Visitors search this hotel.

    4. The last hotel is a small hotel in USA, it does belong to a hotel chain, but they won't be chasing you, I noticed this chain does not give a damn about their domains the way Hilton (for example) do. This domain gets 100ish visits I guess, I am not monitoring visits, but it is on 2nd spot for its name, so I guess that's the number.
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    As you can see traffic and income are mostly generated by those 2 Dubai hotels. Now, there is a catch, if those 2 hotels were in USA, earning wouldn't be around $100-$150, it would more like $500 each month, if not more. When I was getting mostly USA visitors Hotels Combined used to pay around $1.5 per lead, but now that majority of visitors are from India and Arab countries so they pay just under $0.5 as you can see in this image. I call this racism, I mean they all search these hotels, meaning they wanna book them, they are not bots. If you're working with some other travel affiliate program you can just send aff links there, you're not obliged to use HC as your partner.
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    Anyways, the price is $2400 and if you decide to purchase on the day BST goes live its is $2K. Payment is via PP and you need GD account so I can send these domain to you. Setting sites is your problem, as I said I used simple GD templates (costs $1/month, hosting+website builder) and you can do whatever you want, maybe some nice WP template?

    P.S. There is around $200 unpaid earnings in the account right now, what was transferred from the last month unpaid earning + this month so far


     
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    OP Approved.
    Confirmed ownership.
     
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    Thanks for your time and approval Apri
     
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    Interested - Is this a bulk deal or can I just buy one site for example? Can I get one of the site names?

    Thanks
     
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    Hi

    It's a bulk deal because these 4 are generating income. Two of these are generating most of the leads, but the other 2 are also there cause I won't need theme anymore and they are the part of the same deal. I will show only one domain to you , choose which one you wanna see.
     
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    Ok. I would check the dubai hotel that is ranking #1 and getting most leads I guess.
     
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    PM-ing you. You will see a simple one-pager. Funny what few organic links will do:)
     
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    Hahahaa. Yup. Your site looks legit and I am sure your other sites are as well. With a little improvement and additions this will get $$ back in no time. Unfortunately, I can only afford 2 of them for now!

     
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    Well, I can sell you 2 if you don't take my HC account with you. What is your budget for these 2? I guess these 2 are those Dubai sites, but remember, they generate 95% of traffic. The other 2 are just cause I bought them for the same thing, same little project
     
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    id be curious about a price for sites 3 and 4 that arent the bigger traffic domains.
     
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    Please send the sites via PM :)
     
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    I will PM you this in case I sell only sites 1 and 2 and not the package.
     
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    Small update to traffic.

    These are stats for this month for Site No.2 and this is now site with most visitors cause it doubled SE traffic compared to 30 days ago (red line ) and Site No.3 stagnated a little. This might be due to holidays, but who knows. Of course, keywords you see are only the keywords that are not ghosted by Google. As you can see people search this hotel, not some random KWs.
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    P.S. I am not bumping thread to get more views, I just feel like I am on a newbie journey here:)
     
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    Interested. PM pls
     
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    Price down to $1999 and you get $250-$300 in HC account as well, payable January 25th
     
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    Interested send me a PM. Do you need a certain % of actual bookings (such as for most adult aff) or do you get paid for only free leads (clicks to the HC website)? thx
     
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    Im very interested

    Can you send me more info?
     
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