Questions About Purchasing Existing Niche Site

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Hello, I have some questions regarding this topic and any input is appreciated. First of all, where is the best place to purchase an existing niche site that is already amazon associates approved? Second, is it okay to transfer ownership of those sites to a new owner (myself)? Thanks and have a great weekend!
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    There are several places to buy existing websites, including flippa.com and empireflippers.com (a Google search will throw up others), but membership of the Amazon Associates program applies to the site owner, not the site.

    Whatever the site status, you'll have to be approved for the Amazon program yourself.
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    • Profile picture of the author DingleBob
      Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

      There are several places to buy existing websites, including flippa.com and empireflippers.com (a Google search will throw up others), but membership of the Amazon Associates program applies to the site owner, not the site.

      Whatever the site status, you'll have to be approved for the Amazon program yourself.
      Okay that makes sense although what happens to the site? Is it shut down temporarily until I am personally approved? I have an Amazon associates account already set up I just don't have any sites attached to it. I think it's still set up anyway??
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      • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
        Originally Posted by DingleBob View Post

        Okay that makes sense although what happens to the site? Is it shut down temporarily until I am personally approved? I have an Amazon associates account already set up I just don't have any sites attached to it. I think it's still set up anyway??
        If neither you nor the previous owner do anything, the commission on any sales will still go to the previous owner. You'll need to change all the existing Amazon links to your own before you can receive commission.
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        • Profile picture of the author DingleBob
          Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

          If neither you nor the previous owner do anything, the commission on any sales will still go to the previous owner. You'll need to change all the existing Amazon links to your own before you can receive commission.
          So, this leads to another question I suppose. If it's already approved in the Amazon Associates program then is it just a matter of transferring it to my name? I just want to make sure I don't get stuck with something that can't be transferred. Thanks again!
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Regardless of the platform you're thinking of buying a site from, make sure to VERIFY all traffic claims

    You can use tools like semrush/ahrefs and others to see if the site has organic traffic from Google and other search engines
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    • Profile picture of the author qwikaddotcom
      Originally Posted by writeaway View Post

      Regardless of the platform you're thinking of buying a site from, make sure to VERIFY all traffic claims

      You can use tools like semrush/ahrefs and others to see if the site has organic traffic from Google and other search engines
      I agree with this poster.

      Also, if they claim the site's got traffic and then give you this reason for selling it: "I don't have time to manage this site" - RUN! 99.9% of the time it's not the real reason why they are selling it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Manjula Agarwal
    You can try many websites go to FLIPPA, choose the domain and check it's backlink quality, DA, PA, DR and mainly SPAM SCORE before buying it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Monetize
    I would recommend Flippa as well. Make sure it has a good domain name,
    preferably a TLD and nothing spammy. Once you complete the purchase,
    setup an account at the registrar and have the seller push the domain name
    to your account. Hosting is separate and the seller should have a plan for
    transferring the files or the Wordpress, be sure to ask your questions before
    you complete the purchase. You can transfer the domain name and hosting
    later on but you will want things in your control as quickly as possible after
    you remit your payment. Change the links and add the new site to your
    Amazon account or ask for new approval if your account has been closed.
    Use your best judgment and you shouldn't have any problems. Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Medon
    Originally Posted by DingleBob View Post

    Hello, I have some questions regarding this topic and any input is appreciated. First of all, where is the best place to purchase an existing niche site that is already amazon associates approved? Second, is it okay to transfer ownership of those sites to a new owner (myself)? Thanks and have a great weekend!
    where to get the site at this point is tricky. But transferring ownership to yourself, that is fine. Many businesses have done that. There is no harm.
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