Website Flipping, and I hit the UK news Yesterday

by clare1982 16 replies
The Guardian printed an article yesterday about website flipping, with that and all the posts recently on the forum I can tell that site flipping is going to get pretty popular over the coming few weeks. Hope there's not going to be too much competition lol.

Buying and selling websites offers quick profits | Technology | The Guardian

thanks
Clare

p.s. Sorry to toot my own horn lol but nice to see your name in print .
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  • Profile picture of the author JeffersonB
    Are there any step by step guides to site flipping?
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  • Profile picture of the author primuskannan
    Congrats clare. Do you also run a blog or site?

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
    Originally Posted by clare1982 View Post

    The Guardian printed an article yesterday about website flipping, with that and all the posts recently on the forum I can tell that site flipping is going to get pretty popular over the coming few weeks. Hope there's not going to be too much competition lol.

    Buying and selling websites offers quick profits | Technology | The Guardian

    thanks
    Clare

    p.s. Sorry to toot my own horn lol but nice to see your name in print .
    Interesting, Clare.

    Congrats

    I'm very interested to know what effect the article had on your website traffic yesterday?

    Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author clare1982
    lol unfortunately the website that was mentioned in the article was one which I had sold so the new owner will probably be glad of the traffic .

    I was too ashamed to mention my old neglected blog which is still hosted on blogger because I have not had the chance to move it over to wordpress yet.

    Thanks
    Clare
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
      Originally Posted by clare1982 View Post

      lol unfortunately the website that was mentioned in the article was one which I had sold so the new owner will probably be glad of the traffic .

      I was too ashamed to mention my old neglected blog which is still hosted on blogger because I have not had the chance to move it over to wordpress yet.

      Thanks
      Clare
      Ouch, Lol

      Still, like you say, it's great to see your name in print.

      Hopefully the first of many times, for all the right reasons.

      Best of luck,
      Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Tunnah
    Hi Clare,
    Great stuff for you to be 'up in the bright lights' of the media.

    Also great to see a 'respected' paper like the guardian having a piece on flipping.

    Rich
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  • Profile picture of the author Jon Alexander
    Flipping isn't so hard, actually. The key is to overdeliver. I let my flippers build automatically, then I offer them up (aged 6 months or so, up to 100 unique articles) for little more than people get asked for new sites with 3 or 4 articles. They bit my arm off everytime. Easy way to turn $7.15 into several hundred bucks. Just requires a bit of patience. (and software, of course).
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    • Profile picture of the author ExRat
      Hi All,

      I'd like to see a bit more spilling of info here I doubt I'll get it, but you have to ask...

      Clare,

      The question on my lips is - what chain of events led you to get yourself and your (ex) site mentioned (and linked) in the paper? Was is 'accidental'? Was the whole thing instigated by yourself? Did you use a contact?

      I'm sure there will be many ways that you can use that snippet down the line as different kinds of proof - EG - in the short term - 'I'm a famous UK site flipper' - right through to in 20 years time when the internet will probably be entirely different, there's no reason why you couldn't be saying - 'I was right there at the 'start' - at the cutting edge....'

      Jon,

      The 'spinning' software that you hinted about in the thread yesterday which was only $17 per month or something - is it a secret source? And do you use it combination with a few other peices of software to achieve your aims? The reason I ask is that I found the business model that you briefly outlined there (and here) interesting.

      Cheers
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      • Profile picture of the author Richard Tunnah
        Great questions Roger.....that won't get answered! []
        I know that once you're in with journos then they'll use you again if they can as my mate runs a popular football membership site that's been in the press and gets journo's calling him quite often asking if they can use him/his site again. I think intially they found him but not 100% positive.


        Rich
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        • Profile picture of the author ExRat
          Hi Rich,

          Cheers.

          I'm still reading the article and wondering what you all think of the comments by the guy who got into site flipping after IT (Clinton Lee) - (bolded for impact)

          He also has some words of warning for those tempted to investigate further: "The best advice I can give first-time website flippers is to avoid falling for the biggest moneymaking scam of all - the sale of ebooks and courses on how to make money online. There are plenty of sites that offer free information for you to study."

          :rolleyes:

          Edited to correct incorrect attribution of quote...
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          • Profile picture of the author Richard Tunnah
            Originally Posted by ExRat View Post

            Hi Rich,

            Cheers.

            I'm still reading the article and wondering what you all think of the Sitepoint owner's comments - (bolded for impact)



            :rolleyes:
            Sh**** generalized comment that really doesn't do him any favours particularly as a quick glance at sitepoint shows many of the same ebook or ecourse websites being offered for sale! [B)]

            Rich
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            • Profile picture of the author ExRat
              Hi Rich,

              There are plenty of sites that offer free information for you to study
              Yep, free, but monetised by adsense and affiliate links that lead to........ebooks and courses about how to make money.

              Is there so much wrong with having the balls to actually be the vendor yourself? Does getting paid pennies to link out to others doing the selling indemnify you from any wrong-doing?
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  • Profile picture of the author clare1982
    Hiya

    If you reread the entire paragraph where you pulled your quote from you will see that Matt Mickiewicz (owner of Sitepoint) did not say those things, it was in fact someone else called Clinton Lee.

    This is what the entire paragraph says:

    "But not all are in a hurry to sell their sites. "Sometimes it's worth holding on for a while to a site that's generating sizeable regular monthly cheques," says Lee. He also has some words of warning for those tempted to investigate further: "The best advice I can give first-time website flippers is to avoid falling for the biggest moneymaking scam of all - the sale of ebooks and courses on how to make money online. There are plenty of sites that offer free information for you to study."

    Thanks
    Clare
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    • Profile picture of the author Roger Mayne
      Hi all

      Site flipping is something I've been trying to do properly for ages. I can sell the sites, but I'm not getting top dollar for them. I think the domain names are ok, so it must be the content.

      Are the sites that are selling well really making their income from Adsense, or are they affiliate sites, or do they sell their own products?

      Any advice / information anyone can share is greatly received
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      • Profile picture of the author ExRat
        Hi Clare,

        You're absolutely right, apologies to the Sitepoint owner! I should read more carefully.
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