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Trouble selling Autoblogs

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by lafours, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. lafours

    lafours Power Member

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    Anyone else having trouble selling their autoblogs? I have great templates and content and some are even aged with pr but if they're not making money, interest seems really low. I'm only asking $49. Sitepoint is better than DP but you risk loosing your $10 if it doesn't sell. Is the market just getting too saturated?
     
  2. otto14

    otto14 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You will help us help you if you show us your autoblogs and maybe your sale page. Sale pages are important!
     
  3. lafours

    lafours Power Member

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    Here's one that got some interest but no sale.

    *can't post direct url as I don't have enough posts*

    Naturalenvironment.info is an auto updating environmental blog. It uses wordpress for blog management. News Posts are added automatically using RSS feeds from popular environmental portals. Posts are categorized into several sections and already more than 155+ posts published.

    Features

    Auto Updating , No Maintanence required
    231+ Posts included
    Uses Wordpress blog system
    Properly categorized into sections
    Submitted to four different social bookmarking sites, including Propeller, Reddit, Digg, and StumbleUpon, which will get backlinks and get it indexed fast.
    Installed many of the hottest plugins for a blog, including Platinum SEO Pack, Google XML Sitemaps, Adsense Deluxe and more.

    Ways to Monetize

    1. Affiliate Programs - There are more affiliate opportunities out there that deal with technology than one could possibly count - from Clickbank to CJ - the opportunities are endless!
    2. Google Adsense - Nicely blended in on the sidebar. Blended so well that users click it without hesitation!
    3. Private Advertising - When the blog grows, and your stats get larger, you'll have people most likely come to you seeking opportunities to advertise on your blog via banners, paid reviews, links, etc...
    4. Advertising network ads

    For Sale
    Fully developed website with content. The domain - naturalenvironment.info - Registered at Godaddy.com - Free Push

    Traffic Details:

    No traffic to speak of just yet as the site is fairly new.

    Thanks, and get your bids in fast, because with such a low BIN for such a high quality product - it will sell FAST!
     
  4. tyrvidar

    tyrvidar Registered Member

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    Couple of things I noticed that may be hurting:

    .info domain
    errors like this on the post pages:
    Code:
    img src="http://feeds.enn.com/~r/EnvironmentalNewsNetwork/~4/527306148″ height="1″ width="1″/
    permalinks aren't set
    'related sites' are still the default wordpress sites and aren't related to 'Natural Environment'

    Other than that, it's tough to tell. Without traffic or revenue, sites can sometimes be hard to sell and buyers can be fickle. I like the theme, IMO I think it was a good choice.
     
  5. chickuzt

    chickuzt BANNED BANNED

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    You made a noob mistake. Don't try to sell your site logically like a professional business man. Most likely your customer would be a novice looking to make a fast buck. Sell it like a sales page. Sell the qualities....

    -It's automated
    -It makes $XX a day
    -Only costs blank for hosting

    Use lots of pictures of earnings and never try to sell potential like it "could be making this much...if you." They have to see that it is already working.

    Understand?
     
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  6. lewi

    lewi Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    exactly right.... but i only sold 2 out of 4 autoblogs that i listed.... 1 was to a noob who asked if it was automated after they brought and asked what they do with it.... the other was again a noob and asked me if i could add a shopping cart to it too.
     
  7. lafours

    lafours Power Member

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    Thanks for the tips, the blogs aren't earning though so that eliminates the chance of making an image rich sales pitch.

    I think, from this, I also need to stop getting .info domains (but they're soooo cheap!), change the default wordpress links and change the angle of my pitch.

    Another issue I have is that DP's 'websites for sale' section is packed and once you disappear from the first page or two, you're done for.
     
  8. tyrvidar

    tyrvidar Registered Member

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    One thing I do when selling a site on DP is set my BIN higher than what I actually want to receive, then once every other day or so during the auction I post an update saying that I'm dropping the BIN. It's kind of risky because they love to ban accounts for things like that so it's important to be careful.

    Also, if someone replies to your thread or asks you a question....wait until you've fallen to the 2nd page and then reply. That way you stay on the first page for as long as possible and when you reply you get put back on the first page again.
     
  9. lafours

    lafours Power Member

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    Thanks for those tips. I must say I'm pleasantly suprised at how helpful and friendly you guys are. I've turned to the darkside from DP and I'm never going back... :)
     
  10. LHaskins

    LHaskins Regular Member

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    It looks like your blog is double posting articles?
    Anybody going to take a look at it is going to be confused
    by that first page.
     
  11. back2black

    back2black Junior Member

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    This is a good point....

    How do the pro's overcome this?
     
  12. poorwhitey

    poorwhitey Newbie

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    yep. that and you have duplicate categories, that is what would keep me away, it screams AUTOBLOG.