Anyone still flipping domains today?

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Topic question, and if yes, extra questions:

1. Do you quick flip them (hold them for a week or less) or hold onto them for a while?
2. Where would you sell either kind of flip?
3. Is quick flipping still profitable today?

Thanks in advance.
#domains #flipping #today
  • Profile picture of the author Meharis
    Hi Biggy Fat,
    "Anyone still flipping domains today?" Yes! 100K + persons than what you think...

    1. Do you quick flip them (hold them for a week or less) or hold onto them for a while?
    The longer you hold them more $ you'll get. Up to 20 x monthly income. (VG Sites)

    2. Where would you sell either kind of flip?
    Your own site, Flippa, Over here, Craigslist, Free Ads, etc.
    Keep away from eBay. Cheap buyers and not knowledgeable about it.

    3. Is quick flipping still profitable today?
    Yes! Very much but like anything else requires Dedication, Focus and Patience.
    Do you read me ?
    If you master being patience, there's no limits.
    Cheers,
    Meharis
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  • Profile picture of the author Biggy Fat
    Mmmmhmmm, that makes sense. Anyone else have insight?
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    • Profile picture of the author MoneyMaker123
      Not sure, but i am interested in flipping domains too... it seems easy to do... are there any solid domain flipping guides out there for free?
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    I flip domains. I list on Sedo (which is not quick flipping) and I send out emails. I do have a free guide in my signature. Sending out the emails is a lot quicker than listing them on places like Sedo and Afternic. There's also Namepros.com where you can auction them or sell them for a fixed price. Flippa and Sitepoint both have listings for domains.
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    • Profile picture of the author da1fitz
      Hi Suzanne

      I read your Flip ACE WSO recently which mostly concentrates on Flippa, are you saying that there are now more effective ways to flip domains as per your reply??

      Just curious..

      Cheers

      Paul



      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      I flip domains. I list on Sedo (which is not quick flipping) and I send out emails. I do have a free guide in my signature. Sending out the emails is a lot quicker than listing them on places like Sedo and Afternic. There's also Namepros.com where you can auction them or sell them for a fixed price. Flippa and Sitepoint both have listings for domains.
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      • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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        Originally Posted by da1fitz View Post

        Hi Suzanne

        I read your Flip ACE WSO recently which mostly concentrates on Flippa, are you saying that there are now more effective ways to flip domains as per your reply??

        Just curious..

        Cheers

        Paul
        I flip both websites and domains. They're different. For instance, I bought a domain on Namepros.com for $30. You won't believe what it was ...
        chlamydia testing dot com ... sold it for $900 by emailing laboratories that do testing for stds. It only took me two days to unload it.

        Flipping websites involves more work. Build website, get traffic, monetize it. I enjoy doing both, but they are different.
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        • Profile picture of the author da1fitz
          Now that is what I call thinking outside of the box
          Thanks for the quick reply.....

          Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

          I flip both websites and domains. They're different. For instance, I bought a domain on Namepros.com for $30. You won't believe what it was ...
          chlamydia testing dot com ... sold it for $900 by emailing laboratories that do testing for stds. It only took me two days to unload it.

          Flipping websites involves more work. Build website, get traffic, monetize it. I enjoy doing both, but they are different.
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        • Profile picture of the author legitam
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          • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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            Originally Posted by legitam View Post

            very nice! My biggest problems is I don't know how to gauge an effective price to sell at.
            In the letter I send out, I don't name a price. I say ... I am currently taking offers from companies that may have an interest in this domain name ... Then I see what comes in and the best offer wins. Anything beyond what I bought it for is profit.
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            • Profile picture of the author legitam
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              • Profile picture of the author Aussie_Striker
                I just looked for some domains last night for myself and was surprised how many were taken and registered but a lot aren't even parked. Would this be from people flipping them?
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                • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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                  Originally Posted by Aussie_Striker View Post

                  I just looked for some domains last night for myself and was surprised how many were taken and registered but a lot aren't even parked. Would this be from people flipping them?
                  Could be ... I don't park my undeveloped domains. Could also be people who have a plan and just haven't gotten it done yet.
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              • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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                Originally Posted by legitam View Post

                very true, I need to start targeting industry domains... like ones that offline companies can use. I've got a few good ones currently, just not sure who to target them to.
                Here's an example. I own SuperiorJewelers.com, a great name for offline customers. I Googled Superior Jewelers and found that one company owned SuperiorJewellers.com, a typo, and also found that there are two cities named Superior for which this would be a great domain name. I've emailed all of them, plus some other jewelers.

                If it's a generic type keyword that would be good for a company, I google the keyword and note who is advertising using Adwords. Make a list of all of them to contact.

                I also go to page 10 or so of the results and start gathering email contact info of the likely companies and work backwards towards page one.

                Why start at page 10? Because the other jewelers are already in the first results and these people have a greater need for a good keyword domain.

                Just a few tips I use. These are all in the free ebook.
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                • Profile picture of the author adamcm
                  Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

                  Here's an example. I own SuperiorJewelers.com, a great name for offline customers. I Googled Superior Jewelers and found that one company owned SuperiorJewellers.com, a typo, and also found that there are two cities named Superior for which this would be a great domain name. I've emailed all of them, plus some other jewelers.

                  If it's a generic type keyword that would be good for a company, I google the keyword and note who is advertising using Adwords. Make a list of all of them to contact.

                  I also go to page 10 or so of the results and start gathering email contact info of the likely companies and work backwards towards page one.

                  Why start at page 10? Because the other jewelers are already in the first results and these people have a greater need for a good keyword domain.

                  Just a few tips I use. These are all in the free ebook.
                  Very cool, this really illustrates some brilliant thinking. I would have never thought of this.

                  So do you typically buy the domain, leave it alone for a while without any content, and look for potential customers? I've heard of Flippa before, but I was always intimidated and worried that the targeted people who could use the domain would not know where to look.

                  Appreciate the posts!
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                  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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                    Originally Posted by adamcm View Post

                    Very cool, this really illustrates some brilliant thinking. I would have never thought of this.

                    So do you typically buy the domain, leave it alone for a while without any content, and look for potential customers? I've heard of Flippa before, but I was always intimidated and worried that the targeted people who could use the domain would not know where to look.

                    Appreciate the posts!
                    I have a lot of sites I build but if I get some spare time, I will build a blog ... very generic basic theme for say ... Superior Jewelers and on the blog will be a directory of sites/companies that are competitors and who are likely to be interested in the domain. Then I backlink and bookmark it and get it on page one of Google and then do the email campaign, contacting every company that's on the blog and see who wants it.

                    I didn't develop that method. Read several ebooks and a couple of forum posts about this method, so a lot of people use this.
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                    • Profile picture of the author phoenixx9000
                      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

                      Then I backlink and bookmark it and get it on page one of Google and then do the email campaign, contacting every company that's on the blog and see who wants it.
                      You make that sound easy!
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  • Profile picture of the author da1fitz
    Dude really don't kill yourself

    How did you get the Mr Unemployable tag into your profile??
    Tried to figure it out but am a muppet where config settings are on dis forum

    Cheers..


    Originally Posted by Biggy Fat View Post

    Topic question, and if yes, extra questions:

    1. Do you quick flip them (hold them for a week or less) or hold onto them for a while?
    2. Where would you sell either kind of flip?
    3. Is quick flipping still profitable today?

    Thanks in advance.
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    • Profile picture of the author Biggy Fat
      Originally Posted by da1fitz View Post

      Dude really don't kill yourself

      How did you get the Mr Unemployable tag into your profile??
      Tried to figure it out but am a muppet where config settings are on dis forum

      Cheers..
      Off topic, but go into your User CP and hit "Edit Your Details". Look for Custom User Title.
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  • Profile picture of the author uzomaeze
    Meharis spoke well there, there are quite number of places to flip websites or domains but the for now the only place I flip domains and websites are at flippa,tried several places and to be honest it was very boring and not so funny.

    In the end everything and anything on flipping is all about focus, having a focus is the key to successful flipping; whether long term or short term.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Forgot to mention ... if you are targeting offline companies and have found some companies through online business listings or even the Yellow pages, you might be able to sell them the domain, plus build them a website if they don't already have an Internet presence. You would most likely have to do this by cold calling, rather than email.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    $900 for me
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Strong
    Originally Posted by Biggy Fat View Post

    Topic question, and if yes, extra questions:

    1. Do you quick flip them (hold them for a week or less) or hold onto them for a while?
    2. Where would you sell either kind of flip?
    3. Is quick flipping still profitable today?

    Thanks in advance.
    If you were a War Room member, you could download Gene Pimentel's step-by-step domain flipping report for free.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bill Corners
    I've been flipping domains for some time now and it's been really good. I sell them from my own site, on Flippa, Sedo, DNForum and NamePros.

    I don't like to hold onto domains so I sell them asap for quick profits, maybe not thousands, but hundreds is ok.
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  • Profile picture of the author Biggy Fat
    Good stuff here, yall! I'm dipping into domaining again, armed with all new knowledge.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lee Timothy
    Domain flipping is very appealing to me. I recently purchased 2 highly recommended WSO's and have found them both to be fantastic. I am putting a few domains up for sale this week and will post my results.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gene Pimentel
    Been doing it for years, and it's better now than ever! It's just a matter of learning how to locate domains that has a hungry market and introducing them to appropriate potential buyers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
    This is a very interesting thread

    I've got a domain coming up for renewal in a few days wobblybottomoms.com do you guys think its worth holding onto (Nothing there, I bought it cos the name made me smile)

    Cheers
    Kim
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Hackett
      Originally Posted by Kim Standerline View Post

      This is a very interesting thread

      I've got a domain coming up for renewal in a few days wobblybottomoms.com do you guys think its worth holding onto (Nothing there, I bought it cos the name made me smile)

      Cheers
      Kim
      I buy domains on occasion for the very same reason. Picked up SnitchBox.com a couple of weeks ago because it seemed catchy and had potential. Thought I could either flip it, or, preferably, create a user-generated content site (people snitching), see if it generates any income, then flip it. We'll see...
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