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Sold My First Site (Flippa), Any Advice

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by wrigley, May 10, 2010.

  1. wrigley

    wrigley Registered Member

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    Hi guys,

    I have recently sold my first site on flippa, a nice templated html/css site offering seo and marketing services (articles etc). I purchased the featured listing which helped and in the end got $540 for something that essentially took me 6 or so hours to put up online 8mths ago and never made a penny.

    The auction has now ended and I wondered if there are any tips on the financial transaction, documents to hand over and support you guys would advise on.

    Additionally thanks to Meathead and some others on this section, had I not read about flippa on here I would most definitely not have made the same level of profit!

    Cheers
     
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  2. BillyRayValentine

    BillyRayValentine Regular Member

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    Good effort there.

    Have you been paid for it yet?

    I would stick with paypal under a $1000 transaction.
     
  3. wrigley

    wrigley Registered Member

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    I have just returned from vacation so starting the transaction now, going to use paypal. Also had 2 others offer a backup purchase for the same price if it fails with the winner.

    I ended up with 11 watching, 22 bids and 416 views, not bad for a template site that I just did some link building on.
     
  4. clyde

    clyde Elite Member

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    What do you want? A nice pat in the back? LOL j/k. Good job!
     
  5. wrigley

    wrigley Registered Member

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    First site sale so yer please, lol, only joking.
     
  6. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Well done to you. Nice to see someone actually taking notice of something I have written :D

    Simple concepts, when applied properly, work well, every time :)
     
  7. wrigley

    wrigley Registered Member

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    Hi guys,

    I am completing the website sale today (creating the transfer docs and instructions) uploading the content to their ftp and zipping the psds and other files.

    The issue i face that I need help with is how do i transfer the domain from my godaddy account to her netfirms.ca account? Is it a domain push?
     
  8. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Get her to setup a GoDaddy account. If she doesn't want to do that get her to pay for a registrar change on the domain (will be about $20).
     
  9. digzober

    digzober Junior Member

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    It will be cheaper if she just creates a godaddy account and from there you can do an account transfer by checking the domain name in your domain manager and then by clicking on account change. Make sure she provides you with her GODADDY email address and her Godaddy account number. Good luck mate, good job and making that bacon. BTW how much traffic was your site getting?
     
  10. serialfish

    serialfish Newbie

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    Hey wrigley. First of all, congrats on your sale. I'm interested in learning this process as well.

    I was wondering, if it wouldn't be too much trouble, could you post your listing, so we can all see the words you used to sell a site that had no current monetization? I'm very interested in successful cases like yours. You don't have to post the name of the site (if you don't want), I just want to know what you said to sell the thing.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  11. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Lol.

    @OP - do NOT do this
     
  12. serialfish

    serialfish Newbie

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    @meathead

    I'm just curious as to why he shouldn't do this? You're acting like I'm some sort of scammer/spammer who's gonna take advantage of him or whatever he's done.

    I just a beginner who wants to see successful examples. Why so heavy handed?
     
  13. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying you are.

    However, being a public forum there are plenty of reasons why you shouldn't publicly expose your URLs/auctions - you never know who is watching. Once you've been around a little longer you'll realise.

    If you want to see what works, go over to Flippa and check the "just sold" category.

    Or, if you want to read a good article on flipping, check out my "site flipping 101" thread :)
     
  14. serialfish

    serialfish Newbie

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    OK. Makes a little more sense now. Maybe he can PM me info if he's willing.

    I read your tutorial. Good stuff. I have quite a few questions, but I need to go through the rest of the thread to make sure they haven't been asked.

    Thanks.
     
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