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Unread 13th Oct 2010, 05:08 AM   #1
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Default Turnkey websites - Success?

Has anyone here had any success with Turnkey websites? If so, it would be good to hear your experience.

I have done a bit of research on this and read articles such as the one on Ezine so i know there's plenty of Turnkey scams around but on a positive note, people say if you buy a Turnkey website from a reputable company and you know what your doing they can be profitable.

The type of Turnkey website i was specifically thinking of are the one's selling ebooks at sites such as TurnkeyNation. They say you get 100% of the profit for each ebook so unlike being an affiliate through ClickBank where you only get around 50% or sometimes 75% of the profit.

Would this be a realistic goal?

- Buy 10 ebook Turnkey websites for $39.99 = Total cost $399.99
- Sell 5 ebooks per month on each website. If the ebook costs around $20 then that will be $100 per month revenue from each site and in total $1000 per month from all 10 websites.

On average that's only selling just over 1 ebook per week on each site.

Important things of course are;

a) Finding Niche's which aren't over saturated.
b) Promoting the websites in the right places so potential buyers of these ebooks will see your site.

Ideally the advertising should be free. Say for instance your selling an ebook on health, you could join a busy forum about health related topics then post a link to your website in your signature and post often on the forum with useful posts so there's a good chance people will checkout the site.

On the TurnkeyNation website they also say a banner ad can bring in $308.45 per month revenue and that is only for one site. Times that by 10 and that is over $3000 per month then add the $1000 from selling the ebooks and that is over $4000 per month revenue.

Is this just a pipe dream or am i missing something obvious out? All this is based on only selling just 5 ebooks per month from each website also.
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Unread 13th Oct 2010, 05:19 AM   #2
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I have not any idea what is turnkey website?? May be because of i am new to this field.
They are explained here - What are Turnkey Websites? Part 1
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It's practically impossible to make any prediction of sales. YMMV, but I've always had the experiecne that some stuff works and some stuff doesn't.

Buy a site
Set up Google PPC
Drive 1,000 visitors and see if anyone buys
If PPC is profitable, keep running it while you build organic rank.
If you made no sales, abandon the site

If you made even 1 sale, it might be worth your while to build up organic rank over time depending on the market. 1 sale per 1,000 doesn't sound like much, but if youi can end up getting 10,000 visitors a month organically, you'll come out well ahead.

Now do this for every site. You don't have to do 1 at a time - do them in blocks of 5.

Problem is it can be expensive to drive 1,000 visitors, but that's your cost for market research.

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It is no secret that most people who make money with turnkey websites do so by selling completed sites with domain to others rather than by keeping and running them. I somehow doubt that the eBooks would be of high quality. Your estimate for a banner ad is completely out, the site would have to have several thousand unique visitors a day in order for a banner to fetch that price.

There is an eBook called "Turnkey Secrets Revealed" which you can probably download it for free now if you search around.

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Without a lot of traffic you won't be selling banner ads to anyone, most likely. You can of course sell affiliate products and ebooks and build a list with turnkey sites. It all depends on what you do with the site. Let it sit and you won't profit. Fill them with good content and get traffic, and there's no reason why you can't make money with them.

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Be careful when buying anything that has the word "turnkey" in it. This is code for "it's so easy, even a blind monkey can do it!"

If you choose to purchase these type of sites, realize that you're going to have to do some work on them to make the content absolutely unique. Plus, you'll need to do more work to promote each one.

Are you prepared to do this?

If not, then give it a pass.

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It's tricky. It's really about how much money you can send -or how much time do get quality backlinks, and to rank up.

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Be careful when buying anything that has the word "turnkey" in it. This is code for "it's so easy, even a blind monkey can do it!"

If you choose to purchase these type of sites, realize that you're going to have to do some work on them to make the content absolutely unique. Plus, you'll need to do more work to promote each one.

Are you prepared to do this?

If not, then give it a pass.
The only other option is to build them yourself, which is still a turnkey site or to spend a bunch of money buying sites that already have traffic and revenue. The word turnkey just means startup and some of them are very cheap and a very good way to get up and running quickly.

Of course you have to do the work. You have to do the work for any site you own or it won't do anything for you.

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Stay away from TurnkeyNation if you want to have peace of mind. that all I could say.
One bad point about turnkey website is the same website maybe sell to many people
unless you change the content otherwise it will be a duplicate site to google and you will have problem in your SEO.
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Turnkey sites can work for you and make you money provided you are very dedicated and are willing to put in the work required to make them a success

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I'd suggest using turnkey sites that say they were sold to only a limited number of people. Think of them as the time-saving html equivalent of WP themes, where the basic design and coding has already been done for you, leaving you with supplying them with unique, good keywords and content for the same niche.
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I`ve had success with buying some already working businesses. Not ebook selling websites but businesses done to the point where you can get the launch going. And what I can tell you is that those worked great for me.

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Turnkey websites are terrific for getting a head start in any given niche - despite what the naysayers claim (and more often than not simply parrot what others say about them), deployed properly, there's no limit on the revenue you can generate from them.

The problem is that most folks buy these types of sites, install them and then...do nothing more with them, assuming their work is done and the profits will roll in.

Let me suggest something before you prematurely scale up to 10 sites at the start. Forget all the numbers and the math that defines what 'might' be possible and focus instead on starting out with one site to learn on, develop and test for yourself.

After installing the site on your own hosting account (I wouldn't recommend hosting it on the seller's server), strip out all of the existing content. Create your own original, good quality content (you can outsource this) and add it to the site regularly over time.

Next, do what you can to customize the site itself, in terms of layout, features and functionality - anything that will enhance the quality of your visitor's experience to get them to recommend it and/or bookmark it (again, you can outsource this).

As you're doing this and promoting the ebook, consider sending some PPC traffic to it as webdango recommended. That will give you some indication of the real potential of your site and what your conversion rate might genuinely be.

What this will do is give you a feel for the time and effort involved with a turnkey site and the real ROI, before you make an investment in ten sites, which I suspect you'll find overwhelming.

"Turnkey" is probably a misnomer for this type of website, because to be genuinely profitable over the long-term, they require a significant amount of work. As long as you understand that and are willing to put forth the effort, you will make money with them.
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