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Should I take this offer?!

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by King9, Oct 16, 2014.

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  1. King9

    King9 Junior Member

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    So today, I was proposed with an offer I am thinking about accepting.

    I was offerd a fully set up blog with all of the content left on in for 50$. The blog is making 25$ A month through Adsense and will only get better.
    Do you think I should take it?
     
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    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    That is cheap if it is legit.

    I doubt the earnings are legit though as it makes no fiscal sense on the part of the seller.
     
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    I agree with BTB, but I would go further.

    You are being scammed.

    Nobody would sell a site that makes $25 per month for $50
     
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    I know it's not a lot of money, but I would be skeptical as to why someone would be selling it for so cheap. You'd be a sucker not to do it because you would be making your money back in 2 months.

    Be cautious in what you buy, even with proof. I've heard of a lot of scams with sites like Flippa where people sell websites with adsense earnings but then once someone buys, the earnings disappear. You want a site with REAL organic consistent traffic. Someone could buy a bunch of traffic to boost their adsense earnings so they can make the site look like it's worth more.
     
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    I imagine the guy who is trying to scam the OP said something very similar to this
     
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    Those could be fraud clicks for all we know. BUT I'm pretty sure with a $50 investment, you can make your own legit site that makes $25 a month :p
     
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    For such a price you don't really care about the current earnings but the potential ones. If it has lots of quality and unique content and/or some nice backlink profile go ahead and buy it and work on it. You can see if it is ranking for any keywords in semrush too.
     
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    both earning are not big i say something is better then nothing
     
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    OP, has the seller even proved to you that they own the site?
    Pretty simple for people to BS and after you send the money, all communication ceases.
     
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    That is why I no longer return W130SN's emails... he paid me and Poof!
     
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    When the other side of a transaction appears to be doing something that is quite insane or even just inane -- selling a $25 monthly stream of income for $50 -- he is generally not doing what he appears to be doing. I think most people would agree that there is something here that does not meet the eye. The $$$ are small enough that you should do as you please but, if you buy it, please report back so we can all learn something.
     
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    Noooooooooo Stay away or kiss your money good bye.

    bye
     
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    While it's possible you might get scammed, you might not. Just a matter of how much is $50 to you, if it's just a drop in the bucket, why not?

    I once bought a site off of flippa for $1200. The guy made that in less than 2 months on adsense, and his organic se traffic was rising daily so i figured it was worth the risk. I ended up making 40-45 a day for 5 months before that google images update killed it dead. If i would of came in here asking, i would of got the same above replies, i'm sure. No risk, no reward, but only risk what you can afford to lose.
     
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    Where is the blogs traffic coming from? This is really the key issue.
     
  15. KingZack

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    If you could spare the $50 you might as well. And even if it really doesn't make money and wasn't penalized or anything you still MIGHT get a completely done site with content which could be worth $50 alone.
     
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    $50 bye bye

    No but seriously its only $50
    you might aswell just check it out, if you can afford it...
     
  17. King9

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    Yes, they do own the site the sent me google Adsense report from sept1-oct1 and sure enough it was 25$

    they have 27 of them up for sale and say all the traffic is 100% legit
     
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    So they have 27 sites each making $25?
    It makes even less sense now.


    How old is the site?
    If the site is only 1 or 2 months old, then he is sending paid traffic or using click rings and the Adsense account will get banned or the traffic will disappear once it is sold.
     
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    That sounds fishy as heck... I'm sure you could create your own blog and make more than that with time!
     
  20. King9

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    I know it does sound fishy to me, but I personally just suck at making websites ect... That's why I was thinking about buying