I get a lot of emails every week from people who think I’m some kind of website flipping guru. I wish I was but I’m not – at least not in the traditional sense where I’m buying and selling (i.e. flipping) on a regular basis.
As I have detailed on my about me page, I specialize in developing SEO websites that I hold on to for at least 6 months that I then sell. In short, my specialty is flipping websites that are established SEO sites that are making money. As a result, the bulk of my time is spent working on sites – not flipping websites.
As an Internet Marketer who builds websites for the long-term flip, getting started on the right foot is critical. I can’t afford to work on a site for several weeks only to discover it’s a losing niche or that I’m using the wrong revenue streams. And because I spend so much time on my sites, it’s imperative that I not only know they are a “sure thing” in terms of the money they can generate while I own them, but that they’ll be in demand when I sell them.
Diving head first into the website flipping niche was a godsend. It has allowed me to study and learn the market. I know what sells and what doesn’t – but better yet, I am given the blueprints to all of these websites. If I can follow these blueprints and add my own skills and expertise, I can be assured that most sites I develop will make money and will sell for big money when I flip them.
For any given website listed on Flippa, I can take notes of all the things the sellers say about their websites. Things like how they have been marketing their websites, how they monetize them, how they create content, how they get email subscribers, etc. etc. Then I can actually visit their websites and see what they’re doing. I have complete blueprints provided for FREE!
No other tool or resource in the Internet Marketing industry can provide as much information for free as the website flipping market. Every time I visit marketplaces like Flippa, I’m amazed at the amount of information I can get my hands on and not have to pay a dime for it. I consider this the golden era of having access to these free blueprints, however.
I have a feeling that as this industry matures, sellers are going to be more guarded about what they share publicly. I envision a future where the majority of sellers will require all buyers sign NDA’s before they will reveal anything about their websites – and even then you will only be given brief information as the “good stuff” will be reserved for serious buyers only. I can see this happening even on even popular marketplaces like Flippa.
Until that day comes, enjoy what you have at your fingertips today! Spend time at popular marketplaces like Flippa and learn from the auctions. It can greatly reduce the learning curve and give you a head start with any of your projects. To get you started, visit the Past Website Sales section of this website and enjoy all the free blueprints for website development and flipping success!