Buy Existing Website : New Web Startup Idea.

Discussion in 'Ideas' started by Emily Lee, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. Emily Lee

    Emily Lee New Member

    Starting a new business is always a riskier than established one. When you look to start a new business you have two options either start from scratch or buy existing business.

    Nowadays buying established online business is crucial way to expand your business and generate revenue over long period of time. That why buying market is on trend

    Before you jump into buying an established website, you must ask yourself whether it is good deal. It will be right for you or not.

    What To look While Buying a Established Website
    1. Is this business scalable and how much time and effort will it require?

    2. How long will it take to make this new purchase profitable?

    3. How much revenue website generated

    4. How much Traffic it would generate

    5. What strategies used to attract visitors.
    Numerous companies such as Aquasites offer hundreds of profitable business looking for new owners but important thing be careful and finding what’s right for you.
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  2. payment proof

    payment proof Well-Known Member

    If you buy an existing website, you also want to look at the current traffic it is getting.
  3. Just2EZ

    Just2EZ Moderator

    Not just how much traffic but where it comes from and how organic the traffic is.
    Many sites for sale used bought traffic to boost the numbers, not real traffic.
    I'd be very skeptical about the source before shelling out much money.
    Verify the traffic source before you buy.
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  4. payment proof

    payment proof Well-Known Member


    If most of the traffic is from a traffic exchange site for example, don't buy the site!!!

    Great points Just2EZ and definitely things to take a look at.
  5. robinincarolina

    robinincarolina Silver Member

    I just sold one of my website so I can really relate to this post. I used Flippa and I disclosed everything. I found most of the prospective buyers to be very savvy and they asked a lot of great questions. After selling a site I can say I am prepared should I now want to purchase one.

    If you are buying a site, ask the seller for access to their Google analytics. It's simple to grant temporary access to another Google user.
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    YAGOOFT Active Member

    Good points, you have to do your due diligence for sure, so the above advice is excellent.

    Success to all,
  7. Bettingtipslive

    Bettingtipslive New Member

    Buying an established business is an option. There are sites such as flippa that deal with this on a large scale. If you purchase an existing website you still need to be prepared to put in the work to update, create content and market the site or it will stand still. Another option is to network with an existing business for mutual benefit. My business currently works on this premise and is designed for growth with SEO benefits. Any business must have a long term view and be built accordingly.
  8. I like buying good domain names that have been used in the past. It takes a little window shopping before you find a good one... I usually use the following to find old domains:

    I have no affiliation to the site.

    YAGOOFT Active Member

    You have to go way back to determine if domain has a good or bad reputation, you never know until you check for yourself. I once secured an old domain name and it was once used for similar business which had a bad reputation, and if you don't go far enough back in time you may miss this possibility, I know I did. Not a real big deal for in time with current search results, the bad rap no longer shows up in search engines as the bad is always displaced by the good reviews over time. Just be careful, you never know.

    Success to all,
  10. Michael Andy

    Michael Andy New Member

    Thak you for sharing this thread. It really helpful for me. After reading all the suggestions I happy to know something better which I was looking for.
  11. Malluni

    Malluni Member

    Hello! There are many ways to check a finished website before purchasing. Personally, I prefer making high organic traffic websites. In addition, pay attention to the design of the website and check if it is relevant at the moment or not. As for me, for my own business I use free website builder from Checking all of parameters you can make the correct decision. Good luck!

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