Flipping websites

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by mountainmom5, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    Do any of you guys have experience in flipping websites? I have several that maybe I could sell but don't know the ins and outs of doing it, although I have heard it can be some quick money for the ones I dont' want to keep messing with....

    I have wordpress sites hosted on hostgator ... so that may be a problem, I don't know.

    Any input??[​IMG]
     
  2. talfighel

    talfighel Silver Member

    I have no experience in this but I know that if you go to Google and do a search, you will find some decent info. I am sure you already know how to do it.
     
  3. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    talfighel: I am sure you already know how to do it.
    Actually no I don't have a clue - but am planning to learn more. I am a total technical moron.
     
  4. talfighel

    talfighel Silver Member

    mountainmom5: Actually no I don't have a clue - but am planning to learn more. I am a total technical moron.
    [​IMG] Very funny.
     
  5. happywife

    happywife Gold Member

    Have you checked out flippa.com? I think that seems to be the premier place to list your sites for sale that you no longer want. I would imagine that they have a list of instructions or guidelines to follow for the listing and that should help you out.

    Blessings,
    Angie
     
  6. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    I have checked our flippa, in fact I have checked it out from time to time.. I think I'll hang on to my stuff for now. [​IMG]
     
  7. A8ch

    A8ch Gold Member

    Flipping is perhaps most commonly associated with real estate. You buy (or maybe you already own) a "fixer-upper" which you spruce up to improve its curb appeal and utility. Then you sell it at a profit to real estate investors or the public at large, based on its perceived increased value.

    Similarly, a website is a piece of "virtual real estate" that can be positioned to attract webmasters and online speculators. If your site has a proven track record of earnings, or you can clearly show it has the potential to generate revenue, you can be in the flipping business.

    Like anything else, it helps if you understand what to look for, what to avoid and where to seek help. And as Tal pointed out, you can locate very useful information via the search engines.

    Here's an informative article that gives you a peek at some of what's involved in flipping websites for profit.

    Hermas
     
  8. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    Thanks Hermas,
    What I am finding out , *I think*, is that in order to learn all the nuts and bolts of it , such as the transferring ownership, hosting etc, is to either just do it once or pay for some kind of tutorial that will walk me through each step of it.

    Most people that are actually flipping sites aren't out there giving all the secrets away for free.[​IMG]
     
  9. Just2EZ

    Just2EZ Moderator

    mountainmom5: transferring ownership, hosting etc,
    I have transferred many sites by just changing the owner info at GoDaddy.
    Some were sold on Craigslist, others were tied to businesses that were sold.
    The hosting issue is not as cut and dry since I hosted most of them.
    I always give them the option to use another host and give them the files.
    It's really not complicated or a lot of paper work depending on the content.
    Sometimes there are copyrighted properties that need legal transfer, like pictures.
    I'm no expert at it but have done it many times with no problems.
    mountainmom5: just do it once
     
  10. Just2EZ

    Just2EZ Moderator

    Just2EZ: copyrighted properties
    Those include registered business names and such but a bill of sale can suffice.
     
  11. A8ch

    A8ch Gold Member

    mountainmom5: Most people that are actually flipping sites aren't out there giving all the secrets away for free.
    That may be true, as far as specific website flipping strategies are concerned, but transactions such as transferring hosting and domains in mid term are not exclusive to website flipping.

    Those are routine exercises conducted by busy webmasters and online professionals every day.

    There are lots of free video tutorials available that show you how it's done, and the process is very similar for most web hosting companies and domain name registrars.

    Here's a YouTube video on how to transfer domain name ownership.

    Here's a HostGator video on how to transfer hosting.

    And here's the link to the entire complement of HostGator video tutorials.

    Hermas
     
  12. katereber

    katereber New Member

    Website flipping is the process of buying a website, doing it up, then selling it on again for a profit. Online marketplaces like webchalkboard.com are great places to pick up a bargain and work your website magic on it to improve it's value. Other marketplaces include sitepoint.com and ebay.co.uk

    Learn more about this flipping website before having a try..
     
  13. aplina

    aplina New Member

    l agree wiht having to learn the whole tech thing.l recetly got site from fllippa nad the owner did not provide me with any info on how yo do the change,sent afile that l cannot ever download.
     
  14. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    aplina: l agree wiht having to learn the whole tech thing.l recetly got site from fllippa nad the owner did not provide me with any info on how yo do the change,sent afile that l cannot ever download
    That is exactly what I am talking about! I bought an SBI site but that is easy as you simply change the ownership info on it.
     
  15. katereber

    katereber New Member

    Thanks for sharing those information.. Really appreciate it.. I learned a lot here.. Have a nice day.. [​IMG]
     
  16. Rach72

    Rach72 New Member

    So let me see I've I've got this....

    Transfer the domain name ownership to the new owner (via Go-Daddy or whoever you bought it through)

    The new owner will have to change the nameservers at Go-Daddy to their new host

    If you are dealing with Wordpress you export the file and send that to the buyer - the buyer hits import file when their WP site is set up.

    Make sure that you have the right to re-sell any graphics.

    That it for the technicals?
     
  17. makemoneyonline

    makemoneyonline New Member

    Hi,
    Don't use flippa, use fliplee.com
    Fees are lower. Cheers
     
  18. LisaEarns

    LisaEarns New Member

    I've flipped a few websites with Flippa.com and have to say it can be extremely lucrative!! Just got to avoid buying a dud [​IMG]
     
  19. saroy123

    saroy123 New Member

    Have you checked out flippa.com? I think that seems to be the premier place to list your sites for sale that you no longer want. I would imagine that they have a list of instructions or guidelines to follow for the listing and that should help you out.
     
  20. kane1976

    kane1976 New Member

    Flipping blogs is the best way to go, so what you need to do is build a few blogs, add the top plugins, including an auto post content plugin.

    Then add some adsense, clickbank, amazon affiliate ads, then start driving some traffic to it.

    Blogs are very easy to get positioned and ranked in google, so when you start seeing some regular traffic and affiliate earnings, then flip it on flippa.com.
     

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