30 Day Blog Flip Challenge

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Saw this on another site - And think it would be an awesome way to kick off the new year.

Starting January 1st I'm going to attempt to take a blog and flip it for as much money as possible.

The Blog is Free Student Loan Info, Student Loan rates, Financial Aid, Grants, Stafford Loans, Student Loan ebook. As you can see it has a few posts but that's it. Just kinda messing around with it.

I think this challenge is a good way to start off the year in a positive money making way.

On January 30th the blog goes up on SitePoint.

My goal is to rake in 1500 dollars on the sale - AS well as make 200-300 selling an ebook I'm going to make for this.

I'll keep this thread updated with pertinent info.

PS - If anyone wants to get in on this challenge with me - shoot me a PM so we can exchange ideas and what not.

Good Luck in 09!
#blog #challenge #day #flip
  • Profile picture of the author Monetize
    Looks really nice. I suggest only that you remove the
    posting dates and add some student loan aff offers.
    PM if you need help finding those.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheAtHomeCouple
    Good luck man!

    As a full time Niche Site Flipper I've got a few pieces of quick advice...

    1. Make the site as pretty as possible, this includes spicing up your logo a bit, and utilizing high resolution stock images from sites like sxc.hu
    2. If you've generated a couple of sales via the site, this will help to flip it at the price you're hunting.
    3. I would have at least 25-30 unique posts for that price.
    4. Also, using a premium WP theme with a custom admin panel - like those provided by Woo Themes, Revolution etc...
    5. Provide multiple streams of revenue
    6. IF possible, find a high quality PLR ebook, rebranded with resale rights and link a nice, branded 300x250 add which directs the user to an integrated sales page - this increases the value immensely.
    To give you an example.. here is a site that I sold for $297 (10 posts), encompasses everything I just shared with you, and it took me 3 days to put together (I sell between 6-8 of these style sites per month)

    BabyGuideForGuys.com

    Hope this helps!

    I'm looking forward to your update.

    Cheers,

    Elijah
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    • Profile picture of the author jbreezy
      damn...awesome advice. any idea where i can find PLR books?

      jb
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      • Profile picture of the author Stangracer
        Originally Posted by jbreezy View Post

        damn...awesome advice. any idea where i can find PLR books?

        jb

        You can check to see if you can get it ghost written for you from a Warrior. You might check the Warrior Special Offers for either ghost writing or PLR in your niche.

        You can also start here: http://master-resale-rights.com/

        Then just do a Google search for PLR eBooks and similar keywords.

        You'll find several sites that can provide some quality content that you can re-purpose.
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    • Profile picture of the author tommygadget
      Nice site. What theme is that? Revolution?

      TomG.

      Originally Posted by TheAtHomeCouple View Post

      Good luck man!

      As a full time Niche Site Flipper I've got a few pieces of quick advice...

      1. Make the site as pretty as possible, this includes spicing up your logo a bit, and utilizing high resolution stock images from sites like sxc.hu
      2. If you've generated a couple of sales via the site, this will help to flip it at the price you're hunting.
      3. I would have at least 25-30 unique posts for that price.
      4. Also, using a premium WP theme with a custom admin panel - like those provided by Woo Themes, Revolution etc...
      5. Provide multiple streams of revenue
      6. IF possible, find a high quality PLR ebook, rebranded with resale rights and link a nice, branded 300x250 add which directs the user to an integrated sales page - this increases the value immensely.
      To give you an example.. here is a site that I sold for $297 (10 posts), encompasses everything I just shared with you, and it took me 3 days to put together (I sell between 6-8 of these style sites per month)

      BabyGuideForGuys.com

      Hope this helps!

      I'm looking forward to your update.

      Cheers,

      Elijah
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    • Profile picture of the author Oscar D
      Are images from that site: sxc.hu free??

      Does that mean webmasters can get images from that site without paying a cent???

      Confused??


      Originally Posted by TheAtHomeCouple View Post

      Good luck man!

      As a full time Niche Site Flipper I've got a few pieces of quick advice...

      1. Make the site as pretty as possible, this includes spicing up your logo a bit, and utilizing high resolution stock images from sites like sxc.hu
      2. If you've generated a couple of sales via the site, this will help to flip it at the price you're hunting.
      3. I would have at least 25-30 unique posts for that price.
      4. Also, using a premium WP theme with a custom admin panel - like those provided by Woo Themes, Revolution etc...
      5. Provide multiple streams of revenue
      6. IF possible, find a high quality PLR ebook, rebranded with resale rights and link a nice, branded 300x250 add which directs the user to an integrated sales page - this increases the value immensely.
      To give you an example.. here is a site that I sold for $297 (10 posts), encompasses everything I just shared with you, and it took me 3 days to put together (I sell between 6-8 of these style sites per month)

      BabyGuideForGuys.com

      Hope this helps!

      I'm looking forward to your update.

      Cheers,

      Elijah
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  • Profile picture of the author tommygadget
    Remember, a crappy site with good traffic and earnings will sell much better than a slick new site...

    TomG.
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    • Profile picture of the author Amber_Writes
      Originally Posted by tommygadget View Post

      Remember, a crappy site with good traffic and earnings will sell much better than a slick new site...

      TomG.
      Hehe, very helpful tip. It's kind of shocking, although true. I've seen this happen so many times it's ridiculous.
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  • Profile picture of the author jbreezy
    Yah good point Tommy

    check this out...... RevolutionTwo.com

    this is the theme i'm going to use...how do I get rid of that email box and add a picture so i can put a link to my ebook?

    -jb
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    Hey this sounds good, I have a blog I recently started that I might do this challenge with - build it up over this month and list it on January 30th

    www.yojo-yoga.com is the one I am going to do. I wasn't planning on doing an ebook for this one though but rather just promote affiliate products. I wonder what is everyone's opinion on that, should it have its own ebook or will affiliate programs be enough?
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    • Profile picture of the author Corwinnx
      JBreezy,

      I'm in for the challenge. I have a few domain names I need to develop or do something with. I'll get back to you later on after I've had a few hours sleep. Feel free to shoot me a PM to remind me. I'm on the verge of unconsciousness as it is.

      (and I said I was going to bed)

      Sheryl,

      You will command more money if the site has an 'wholly owned income producing asset'. So, yes if it has a book, more money. If it has videos, more money. If it has a 'membership' .... well, you get the point. lol.

      The more income streams a site has, the more it's worth.

      -Marcus
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  • Profile picture of the author Nathan Denton
    Good luck with the challenge J. I'll be watching.
    And cheers to Elijah for his comment!

    ND
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  • Profile picture of the author napoleonfirst
    Remember getting a logo.
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  • Profile picture of the author tonybhachu
    Great idea!
    I'll be watching
    All the best,
    Tony
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