Once A Flipper Always A Flipper – My Official Goodbye

Travis Van SlootenWell, my friends, it’s time to make the official announcement. I officially sold FlipWebsites.com a couple weeks ago on Flippa. It was a very tough decision to make because I really enjoyed maintaining this blog. The reason I decided to sell was because my other websites demanded my attention and I landed a fairly large offline gig.

I knew there was no way I could maintain the quality of this blog with all the other things that I needed to attend to. My choice was either post once or twice every couple weeks or let it die on the vine. I didn’t like either option so I felt it was best to pass the torch and let someone else take over the blog and take it to the next level. Enter Eppie Vojt…

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My Watchlist: Some Interesting Auctions on Flippa

This is a guest post by James Frost who has over four years experience flipping websites. Among the many web properties he owns is Financial Services Review, a leading finance article directory. If you have a finance-related site to promote, consider submitting a unique article to Financial Services Review.

As an active website flipper, I constantly troll the auction listings on Flippa not just to find something to buy, but also to educate myself about different market niches. Studying the Flippa listings is like being able to look under the hood of a business and see how it all works – without even placing a bid!

Amidst the endless worthless auctions of autoblogs and zero revenue websites, there are always a few listings that I find interesting. Not necessarily because I think they are a great buy, but because they are different in some way. Here are a few auctions currently going on that you may want to check out: Continue reading “My Watchlist: Some Interesting Auctions on Flippa”

The Two Types of Websites That Sell The Best On Flippa Are…

I was wondering what types of websites sell the best on Flippa so I thought I would do a little research and find out. I had a pretty good idea which ones were selling well but I wanted some data to back up my hunch. It turns out I was right on the money.

According to Flippa’s clearance rate data going back to April 18th of this year, autoblogs and AdSense sites outsold all other types of websites. For those of you not familiar with what the clearance rate is, it is simply the percentage of sites sold. In the spring, these two types of websites had clearance rates of 75% and 73% respectively – well over Flippa’s overall average clearance rate of 56% at the time. Take a look at the graph: Continue reading “The Two Types of Websites That Sell The Best On Flippa Are…”

Using Placeholder Sites to Start Creating Valuable Websites

This is a guest post from Philip Rudy of ContentCustoms.com.

There are a lot of ideas that can come to a person’s mind throughout his or her life. Ideas usually always sound great, especially when it comes to dreaming up website ideas that will one day make you boat loads of money, but one thing that has to be learned about ideas is that before an idea can be a good one, it has to stand the test of time.

One huge problem with great ideas with websites is that it can be forever before you even get around to making your idea happen, and the longer you wait to start your website the longer it takes for your website to start making money – and this my friends is exactly why we have all come to know the phrase, “time is money.” It can be a long time before your website is even worth money, and if you are trying to flip websites, you don’t want to be wasting time on a website that is never going to pan out.

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I’m Perplexed – How Does This Guy Sell So Many Websites?

I saw a listing on Flippa today that has me thoroughly confused and perplexed. I’m not going to give this seller’s profile because I don’t need the headache of the potential complaints and legal threats from the seller. I don’t think it’s necessary to know who the seller is anyway to appreciate this post. And if you really must know, you should be able to figure it out.

At the time of this writing, the seller had 127 ended auctions on Flippa. That amount of activity immediately caught my attention, but what really jumped out at me was that they all used the same title. Here are just five titles I copied:

SEO Optimized Site- $990 Guaranteed Amazon and Adsense Income Monthly
SEO Optimized Site- $2970 Guaranteed Amazon and Adsense Income Monthly
SEO Optimized Site- $810 Guaranteed Amazon and Adsense Income Monthly
SEO Optimized Site- $972 Guaranteed Amazon and Adsense Income Monthly
SEO Optimized Site- $2430 Guaranteed Amazon and Adsense Income Monthly

Literally every auction had the same title. The only thing that was different from one auction to another was the amount of the guaranteed income. When I checked out these auctions, they were all startups with no traffic or revenue. The idea any seller can guarantee a buyer guaranteed income is a joke in and of itself, but to guarantee the astronomical income this seller is claiming on startup websites is even a bigger joke.

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