I'm making this because of my frustration as a buyer, not as a seller. I find it difficult to find the services I need for my clients, and literally pile up several unique profitable BST ideas as the days go by. While everyone is chasing around the same old ideas in a race to the bottom, there is money left on the table for the creative individuals. I've been selling in BSTs for longer than most people have been on the forum, so I figured I'd offer some insight. I remember 5 years ago when approval was so strict that there were sellers pulling 5 or 6 figures in a month from a thread. There were only a few sellers, and they did very well. The quality was there because everyone knew how to charge, so that they didn't have to cut corners when it came to the product. That's become quite rare these days and let me explain why. Back in 2010 or so, I listed the first micro niche BST on BHW. There was only 1 other thread selling websites, and I believe they were selling autoblogs. When I contacted tymillz, now super mod, he denied me because the other service was just too similar to mine. About 30 days later, I was finally approved after explaining that my sister were MFA and they were static and used HTML while the other guy was using WordPress. I was probably 14 or 15 years old at the time, and I turned a solid profit. I knew how to charge, and made my 5 figures. I moved on, ran Keyword Scout, did 6 figures with that before ever graduating high school. That wasn't just from BHW, so don't be deceived by that. I had a marketing strategy on several websites, along with major affiliate connections. It's a networking game and I was surprisingly a good (and lucky talker) when it came to affiliate outreach. Now days, you make a BST, it might be hard to differentiate yourself. You won't get the number of clients you once would, but you can easily beat out everyone by raising quality. I've already talked here about my advice to social signal providers. Basically, all of the providers are now offshore flight-by-night and the quality has pretty much disappeared. First world sellers may have lost confidence in their ability to earn a first world income with these low price sellers competing. Don't worry, they're leaving money on the table and let me explain why. By the way, I've been selling high quality domains on here since Summer 2014, before pretty much every other seller except hardcore biker who beat me to market about a month earlier. Everyone else jumped on board as soon as they saw the opportunity we found. Even with the offshore people jumping in and selling domains for $5 or $10 a piece, I'm still closing sales from $250-$500 on weekly basis, without too much of a time commitment. I don't need to monitor my Skype 24/7 etc. My buyers are high budget, very understanding, happy people and easy to deal with. The 2 last buyers have both spend over $2000+ with me. You're going to understand, this is not a numbers game. To make $2000 this week, you can either sell $2000 worth of goods to 1 high budget client who you've built a long term relationship with, will keep their word and pretty much buy any high quality thing you throw at them, or you can run around, close 100 miserable $20 sales, be on Skype 12 hours a day, work a ton, stress, deal with unreasonable people and all those other headaches. It gives me a headache just thinking about it. Here's my advice. 1. Triple your prices and triple the quantity As a buyer, I continuously struggle to find high quality services to sub-contact my client's SEO budget to. For example, you have the black hat posts, either $15 guest posts or 15 PBN posts for $100. The PBNs are not monitored for quality of the site their out-linking to and you're basically throwing your website on an unmonitored house of cards. As soon as one idiot screws up and gets a manual action, it doesn't take a rocket scientist for a Google employee to look at where his backlinks came from and penalize the whole network. Google isn't going to come on here and buy links, so stop worrying about that. Google will however find the 1 idiot out of the other 50+ that are on the PBN, and reverse through the PBN. 2. If the only buying feature of your product is price, you're doing it wrong I've seen it anytime a new service comes around. Someone will start selling something, whether it's micro niche sites or keyword tools or expired domains, and then they'll come through and their primary selling point will be "mine is cheaper!" You're really proud of making less money? You need a business crash course on learning how to value your time and charging what you're worth. I think meathead1234 charges 15% from both the seller and the buyer every time he sells a website. Yeah, sure there's Flippa and other competition who offer for less, but when you ramp up the quality and what you do for the buyers, you can charge what you want and close out those 6 figure months like meathead1234. 3. Cater to white hat agencies, they have the big money So look at the members here on BHW. You'll find a lot don't have a whole lot of money to spend other than what's left over from their weekly paycheque at their day job. Who has $1000 to blow on your product or service every month? Agencies! The hot shots in NYC who bill clients for 10x that amount every week. Look at what they need. They need someone who is first, very easy to get along with. They need to be respectful. This morning I contacted someone to buy guest posts from them, I received so much sass. You think you're going to build a relationship that way? GOOD LUCK!! Next, you must be able to be reached by phone, and speak English without an accent. Americans want someone who is generally around sometime in their 9-5 EST workday to schedule a call. Third, you need to handle their problems. If you charge properly, you don't have an issue with re-doing an order for free if it messed up. This will keep your relationship in perfect condition and keep them a buyer. Fourth, you need to offer white hat quality. There are agencies on here who have Fortune 500 clients. They don't want your garbage $15 guest post. They want your $500 guest post on some awesome site. Heck, you could probably double it and they'd still pay it. It's like I said earlier about social signals, they don't want to pay peanuts for low quality signals, they want to pay big time for quality that will actually show results. As a buyer, I really hope a lot of sellers take my advice, and fulfill the needs spotted in this thread. There is a lot of money left on table. Yeah, a couple years ago, I would have snatched up these opportunities and did it myself but there gets to a point when you just take on too much. I already have solid businesses on the go and I don't need more. I'll let this inspire the 15 year old version of me and let you drop $40k on your first vehicle, just like I did. Don't worry, you can do it! Value your time, work less, charge more, and you'll be fine. Have fun! Screw proof reading... POST.