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Thread: Website Flipping: Your Experiences + Tips

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    Website Flipping: Your Experiences + Tips

    I have only done this a few times and on a small scale, brought biddingtower.com off someone at a cheap price (I think $5), added a background image and sold it as an uncoded website for around $30. Another time I brought an image hosting site for $150 and sold a few months later for $300.

    I would like to start flipping websites again. Please share your past experiences and offer any tips for the NB community.

    Thanks,

    GameOver

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    I got a domain name for free from a person in DP freebies section. Got a free hosting, put up wordpress with an ebay plugin and sold it for $15. The price is too low, I know, but the domain had just one month left with it..with no traffic and revenue.

    The got few more LLLL.info from freebies section. put up a proxy and made $3 with each in a week. the later sold it for $15 each. Did this 4 times.

  3. You two are both very creative!
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    Flipping domain names is kind of like trying to flip real estate. It is tough to do when prices and demand are way down.

    There currently appears to be way more sellers than buyers, which is good if you want to buy sites and domains now and sell them later when the market improves. Of course, "flipping" implies that both transactions occur in a short time span.

  5. Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    There currently appears to be way more sellers than buyers, which is good if you want to buy sites and domains now and sell them later when the market improves.
    I like to buy buy buy and ... hold.

    Even in this market though, it's difficult to find web sites worth buying.
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    That's why you need to buy my Arcade Will I agree, I mucked up when I got back into the Web business at the start of the year and picked up 1 MFA and another site that I should have left alone...still trying to decide if to put some effort in the MFA and try to do the shady sell PLR material with it, Play the Adsense Hore game, or just put up Wordpress, some decent content and try to get out of it what I put in it.

    Agree though on the strategy of buy and hold...seems like if you got the means to do so, this just equals more opportunity later!
    Cheers,
    James

  7. Quote Originally Posted by javanx3d View Post
    Agree though on the strategy of buy and hold...seems like if you got the means to do so, this just equals more opportunity later!
    After 18-36months (est), the process feeds on itself. Old properties return revenue that you reinvest in new properties and a sort of self-reinforcing "perpetual motion" effect happens. You start buying web properties with dollars your earned from other web properties, not from dollars (or time) you invested.

    It's kind of cool!
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    I am with you Will on this. But my concept would be make sites and hold them till they are really worth it.

    Flipping is good but it's not like they are gonna make you profit all the time
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  9. I hate to sell, just as Will, but sometimes I need to liquidate even if it hurts (as I love all my sites).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    After 18-36months (est), the process feeds on itself. Old properties return revenue that you reinvest in new properties and a sort of self-reinforcing "perpetual motion" effect happens. You start buying web properties with dollars your earned from other web properties, not from dollars (or time) you invested.

    It's kind of cool!
    I have seen your thread at DP requesting to buy sites and would definitely want to be at that stage eventually

    I am going to sell all my crap websites and just focus on quality sites now and never sell. Just getting that first site to make money to purchase other sites is the hardest part.

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