[Feedback] Selling a site on Flippa and it's not going well. What are your experiences with Flippa?

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Hi,

I've been attempting to sell my site 60SecondLaundry.com on Flippa, as here:

https://flippa.com/3449026-ideal-sta...00-to-recreate

So far the highest bid is $10. Edit: $15. Not great given the time and money invested.

I want to bring the site to Freemarket.com, but I'm only going to list it AFTER I've found out what's wrong with the flippa listing!


Besides the low metrics, what's wrong with the ad?

Looking for people who already use Flippa (or similar) successfully to answer:

What makes a great Business advert?
Do some sites sell well despite having lower traffic than others?
How much of an effect does copywriting have?
Who is actually buying? This might be a stupid question, but I wondered if there were any particular groups or demographics that stand out on Flippa.
Why do some sites do really well?
Is it worth getting the upgrades?

Many thanks for any thoughts or feedback.
#experiences #feedback #flippa #selling #site
  • Profile picture of the author ldiaz117
    Maybe it's the site or concept itself. I don't want anyone washing my clothes
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  • Profile picture of the author StefanFreeMarket
    Originally Posted by wtaylor View Post

    Hi,

    I've been attempting to sell my site 60SecondLaundry.com on Flippa, as here:

    https://flippa.com/3449026-ideal-sta...00-to-recreate

    So far the highest bid is $10. Edit: $15. Not great given the time and money invested.

    I want to bring the site to Freemarket.com, but I'm only going to list it AFTER I've found out what's wrong with the flippa listing!


    Besides the low metrics, what's wrong with the ad?

    Looking for people who already use Flippa (or similar) successfully to answer:

    What makes a great Business advert?
    Do some sites sell well despite having lower traffic than others?
    How much of an effect does copywriting have?
    Who is actually buying? This might be a stupid question, but I wondered if there were any particular groups or demographics that stand out on Flippa.
    Why do some sites do really well?
    Is it worth getting the upgrades?

    Many thanks for any thoughts or feedback.
    I'm a bit bias obviously, but I think you'd have better luck on Freemarket. I've seen a lot of similar domains sold in the past couple of weeks. Besides its free to list with us, so you're not losing anything. Feel free to ping me if you have questions.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Lavis
    Flippa is full of low value sites with bad metrics. Little or no traffic or revenue.

    Given that a site can be created in a day, why buy one unless it has some kind of traction?

    If you search the most active listings you might get 4000 hits. Then look for ones that earn $100 a day and the total comes down to less than 300. Only 300 that make enough to get a Starbucks every day.

    The sites that are popular have decent verified traffic, solid earnings and so on. It doesn't matter if you have spent 10 years or a million dollars in your site... If no one visits and spends money it is of little value.
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  • Profile picture of the author HamishW
    I agree with Jason, sites that aren't making money usually don't sell for much on Flippa. Your site looks really nicely developed and I like the originality of your idea. I see you ended up getting $308, that isn't too bad given the Flippa market.
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    • Profile picture of the author mikfoxx
      Exactly! I think it's in the site itself that has a problem. I think you should advertise from other known sites too and not just depend on Flippa.
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  • Profile picture of the author yiotis
    Regarded to the topic , what other places to you thing are good to sell one domain name that i own ? Any ideas?
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    • Profile picture of the author Carsten Tiensuu
      Try selling no traffic no revenue sites with some great Bin offers.

      You need some good Bin offers and a topic with a broad appeal to people.

      I´m selling customized PLR blogs with unique content, you can rewrite this fast, and unique headers and I sell them for $197 if I sell them on the Bin offers.

      Why create a site and drive traffic to it and then sell it for 150 when you can easily sell a customized niche blog for $197.

      But you made a nice site :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author tacitinc
    Unless you are purchasing $100+ in upgrades & have a strong pool of potential buyers to promote to (social media shares, etc via your free promo box) then it seems to be slim & none of a chance in selling your domain regardless of being premium - same thing goes with sites - apps on the other hand, if you havent noticed, a very small number of people have the entire sales side on lock simply pushing these remakes of flappy bird & the other top games - my guess is they are developers themselves or outsourcing - i mean sam hill, now a days you can have a complete ios/droid app made / developed & re packaged for $10 via fiverr, and each one of their apps are selling for 97$ - 297$ average - some sell up to 5 a week... I have to tip my hat at the hustle though, seems like allot of work though

    Anyways I digress - I cannot say anything really negative about Flippa yet as far as my experiences / sales go & my dealings with staff / customer support, freemarket has a long way to catch up in the features department but I am excited to be apart of this at the ground floor and watch the growth

    I have already sold a few sites via freemarket but there always seems to end up being a snag with the payment - they just disappear and we have no way of contacting buyer during handover period other than that little comment box - but staff is friendly and willing to go the extra mile to make sure you are taken care of - i honestly believe by next year flippa could be looking at freemarket as their only competition with possibility of taking the #1 seat

    keep up the great work with freemarket guys. All the best - Jon @ Tacit Web Holdings
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  • Profile picture of the author iw
    I find that it's quite hard to get your sites selling off at flippa nowadays. I listed there before, not much success, especially when you only have a one or two listings. I also noticed that the frequent flippers at flippa have 10 to 15 listings running concurrently at any point of time, If he is lucky, 1 or 2 sites get sold every 2 to 3 days. With this, you do need some capital reserve to put aside to cover the costs. In short, it's not just about how many listings you have at that time, but many other factors e.g the profitability of the niches, the sales copy of the listing, the amount of support you can provide and etc.

    Just my 2cents. Good Luck!
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  • I tried selling one my domain with them, nothing happened so far. I am not sure what went wrong but I felt that it could be good for those who subscribe for their paid services. I have been watching their weekly emails and noticed that the sites and domains which are attracting the bids are not actually attracting good bids.
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  • Profile picture of the author OliviasDad
    With Flippa, and especially starter sites, it's about getting a "hook"

    Traffic - Hook
    Revenue - Better Hook
    Potential Revenue - Depends...

    Getting a good domain name (which is a very subjective thing) and building a solid starter site is a good place to start...

    And making it a site that someone would be willing to spend a few clicks on instead of hitting and bouncing...

    Let's be honest, when people are browsing Flippa for potential sites to buy, they will click on the site link and actually LOOK at the site... it they wouldn't want to surf a few pages, why would they want to buy it.

    Selling the sizzle of a site with a good looking site, a reasonable potential of future revenue, and some killer BIN special offers... you gotta sell 'em on your site
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