I am shocked by my first sale on Flippa!

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A few hours ago I just re-list one of my website on Flippa. In the first auction, It was unsold. Then I back to my computer and I add some value and rewrite the description, then I re-list it.

And only in 20 minutes, it was sold! The first buyer, click the BIN button.

Oh.. I was shocked and smile

Now I want to create more listing on Flippa!

Thank you.
#flippa #sale #shocked
  • Profile picture of the author visimedia
    congrats bro... I haven't tried flippa actually but I've sold some sites out of flippa... how much did you sell it for and what's that site about ?
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  • Profile picture of the author gbarrows31
    Can you show you listing to show what you did right? I tried flippa with no success, guess i was offering to high end of websites..
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  • Profile picture of the author Green Moon
    Congratulations. Just like any other sale, websites don't market themselves. The description is key to generating interest in the site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tiffiney Cowan
    Exciting! Thanks for sharing the auction. I'm interested in Flippa ... at some point. It's nice to see what a successful action actually looks like. Congratulations!
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  • Profile picture of the author gbarrows31
    I wonder if I could sell this site? Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS 12.1 MP Digital Camera

    Its a keyword domain in a Hot Niche for top selling product... what are your thoughts..?
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  • Profile picture of the author Ian McConnell
    I've also had great success with flippa. My first site sold for over $1,000 but it came with a list of about 1,100 subscribers. The listing is critical to get a great price... especially the proof.
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    • Profile picture of the author watsonovedades
      Originally Posted by Ian McConnell View Post

      I've also had great success with flippa. My first site sold for over $1,000 but it came with a list of about 1,100 subscribers. The listing is critical to get a great price... especially the proof.
      Hi Ian McConnell

      Can you please tell me how to transfer a list on a flipp sell?
      Your list was on Aweber? Can you tell how to transfer the list to the buyer once its sold

      Kind Regards
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      • Profile picture of the author StunningWarrior
        Originally Posted by watsonovedades View Post

        Hi Ian McConnell

        Can you please tell me how to transfer a list on a flipp sell?
        Your list was on Aweber? Can you tell how to transfer the list to the buyer once its sold

        Kind Regards
        Most autoresponders allow you to export and import lists of subscribers.

        One way that Flippa sellers make more money is that they assist the buyers by setting up the autoresponder for them, and of course they make sure that they use their affiliate account in the link that they send to the buyer to signup for the autoresponder. This commission can soon exceed the sale price of the site.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ian McConnell
        Originally Posted by watsonovedades View Post

        Hi Ian McConnell

        Can you please tell me how to transfer a list on a flipp sell?
        Your list was on Aweber? Can you tell how to transfer the list to the buyer once its sold

        Kind Regards
        watsonovedades, it is super simple as long as the buyer has an Aweber account. Just contact Aweber with your list name and the buyers account details and they do everything (no charge).
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  • Profile picture of the author Clintin
    That is great, now keep doing it. I like seeing post like these because it gives me motivation to keep working, and completing my goals on flippa.

    Thank you
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    • Profile picture of the author ericgriffin
      Originally Posted by Clintin View Post

      That is great, now keep doing it. I like seeing post like these because it gives me motivation to keep working, and completing my goals on flippa.

      Thank you
      Hey Clintin!

      Just bought your site. Looks nice!

      Let's hope it can earn it's investment back.

      Looks good man,

      Eric
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      • Profile picture of the author Arief Ramadhan
        Originally Posted by Irvan Mhd View Post

        Yes, you're right, Rif. $150 is more than the average of UMR or UMK in our country for a month.

        Nice to meet you here.
        That's right! For you guys who don't know what the meaning UMR or UMK. Those are actually the same, it means kinda the minimum salary for workers.

        Nice to meet you too.

        Originally Posted by Irvan Mhd View Post

        Hi gbarrows, thanks for the video. I'm watching it now. I just downloaded in to my computer. But I am sorry, my native language is not English and you speak too fast on the video. But I'll try to understand what you mean.

        Nice to hear you voice
        Hi Irvan, I think he wants you to sell more sites and give us the blueprint about how you sell website on Flippa, also you can sell it on WSO if you want. Sorry if I am wrong because English is not the primary language in Indonesia just like you.
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        • Profile picture of the author Irvan Mhd
          Originally Posted by nb2012 View Post

          Very nice!

          I couldn't even manage to sell a site making a few hundred a month.
          Don't give up Man! You just need to do it better to get better result.

          Originally Posted by Karan Goel View Post

          Congrats man!

          Now rinse, repeat and scale!
          Originally Posted by MarketerMastermind View Post

          Nice,now scale it up and sell one a day !
          Good Idea, even I just finished creating another 5 sites.

          Originally Posted by ericgriffin View Post

          Hey Clintin!

          Just bought your site. Looks nice!

          Let's hope it can earn it's investment back.

          Looks good man,

          Eric
          Haha.. Congrats to Clintin. You've got a buyer from here.

          Originally Posted by ariefrizkyr View Post

          Hi Irvan, I think he wants you to sell more sites and give us the blueprint about how you sell website on Flippa, also you can sell it on WSO if you want. Sorry if I am wrong because English is not the primary language in Indonesia just like you.
          I was watching the video for 3 times and I got the points about what he meant. Even he created another 2 videos for me when we continued our conversation via PM.

          Just like you and another Indonesian guys, Rif. We can make it, here in WF!

          you rock!
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  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    Well, that's a quick $150. Nice job. Could you sell one of these a day? That'd be a great income for you!
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  • Profile picture of the author Fraggler
    It's great that you sold your site but the buyer also got 10 more Amazon sites that you must build; 4000 backlinks; 1 month of free customization; free transfer etc.

    You know what your time is worth but it sounds like the buyer got an amazing deal with a VA for a month.

    I'm not trying to have a go at you but maybe you should take your value-add into account when setting the BIN price.
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    • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
      Originally Posted by Fraggler View Post

      It's great that you sold your site but the buyer also got 10 more Amazon sites that you must build; 4000 backlinks; 1 month of free customization; free transfer etc.

      You know what your time is worth but it sounds like the buyer got an amazing deal with a VA for a month.

      I'm not trying to have a go at you but maybe you should take your value-add into account when setting the BIN price.

      I agree with Fraggler. Irvan, you gave that buyer over $1000 or more worth of bonuses for $150

      you are totally selling yourself short. And what's going to happen is that you will soon realize that you aren't really making great money flipping sites because you are promising the moon and getting paid peanuts for it.

      Your time is money. Value your time. Factor in what you think your hourly wage should be, how long it takes you to provide the service, add 1-2 hours to that time, and price accordingly.

      I wish you every success with your blog flipping business!
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      • Profile picture of the author Irvan Mhd
        Originally Posted by Karen Blundell View Post

        I agree with Fraggler. Irvan, you gave that buyer over $1000 or more worth of bonuses for $150

        you are totally selling yourself short. And what's going to happen is that you will soon realize that you aren't really making great money flipping sites because you are promising the moon and getting paid peanuts for it.

        Your time is money. Value your time. Factor in what you think your hourly wage should be, how long it takes you to provide the service, add 1-2 hours to that time, and price accordingly.

        I wish you every success with your blog flipping business!
        I do realiaze it now. But I believe in what Zig Ziglar said: "You can have everything you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want!"

        I believe there is a time when I have to give then I will get.

        Thank you, Karen.
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        • Profile picture of the author Dimitris Skiadas
          Originally Posted by Irvan Mhd View Post

          I do realiaze it now. But I believe in what Zig Ziglar said: "You can have everything you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want!"

          I believe there is a time when I have to give then I will get.

          Thank you, Karen.
          It's the law of giving and receiving..Money must flow..Money must be circulated..You must give money in order to get some money back..It is just a giant circle..

          And i am very glad that you follow this principles..Helping other people and get some help!Congratulations on your success!Keep this going!

          Cheers

          Dimitris
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        • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
          Originally Posted by Irvan Mhd View Post

          I do realiaze it now. But I believe in what Zig Ziglar said: "You can have everything you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want!”

          I believe there is a time when I have to give then I will get.

          Thank you, Karen.

          believe me I totally can relate, Irvan. I gave away a ton of free templates when I first started out (and I still do) and the generosity has come back to me and rewarded me big time.

          so yes, Zig Ziglar's quote is spot on.

          I'm not saying don't give away anything free, I'm saying don't give away too much, or it might hurt you in the future, because they may expect you to give way more than you might be prepared to give, and that won't be profitable for you in the long run.

          At the end of the day, we all need to make a living, right?

          take care, Irvan!
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          • Profile picture of the author Irvan Mhd
            Originally Posted by Karen Blundell View Post

            believe me I totally can relate, Irvan. I gave away a ton of free templates when I first started out (and I still do) and the generosity has come back to me and rewarded me big time.

            so yes, Zig Ziglar's quote is spot on.

            I'm not saying don't give away anything free, I'm saying don't give away too much, or it might hurt you in the future, because they may expect you to give way more than you might be prepared to give, and that won't be profitable for you in the long run.

            At the end of the day, we all need to make a living, right?

            take care, Irvan!
            Oh, yeah.. that's right Karen. I am sorry I missed your replied. I just read it. Yeah, you're right. Thanks again Karen.
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        • Profile picture of the author Haritea
          Originally Posted by Irvan Mhd View Post

          I do realiaze it now. But I believe in what Zig Ziglar said: "You can have everything you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want!"

          I believe there is a time when I have to give then I will get.

          Thank you, Karen.
          Great Quote Bro!! Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author Irvan Mhd
      Originally Posted by Fraggler View Post

      It's great that you sold your site but the buyer also got 10 more Amazon sites that you must build; 4000 backlinks; 1 month of free customization; free transfer etc.

      You know what your time is worth but it sounds like the buyer got an amazing deal with a VA for a month.

      I'm not trying to have a go at you but maybe you should take your value-add into account when setting the BIN price.
      Thank you Fraggler, you're right. But I believe that I can do it. I have count how many time I need to build 1 site like the site. I just need to repeat the steps. But I agree with you and I will not repeat it again to add HUGE VA with low BIN. This is my first time getting result from Flippa.

      And in other side, I need new-fresh motivation to grow my online business. And from this result of an auction I got new motivation.

      Thanks again.
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      • Profile picture of the author Fraggler
        Originally Posted by Irvan Mhd View Post

        Thank you Fraggler, you're right. But I believe that I can do it. I have count how many time I need to build 1 site like the site. I just need to repeat the steps. But I agree with you and I will not repeat it again to add HUGE VA with low BIN. This is my first time getting result from Flippa.

        And in other side, I need new-fresh motivation to grow my online business. And from this result of an auction I got new motivation.

        Thanks again.
        No worries Irvan. If you can still flip your sites fast without this huge bonus then that time spent on building other people's sites can be used to build (and flip) even more for yourself. Find that price point and you'll be laughin'!

        You know you can sell now so just tone it down a bit and find a sustainable model where both you and the customer wins.
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  • Profile picture of the author zattack
    congo. I once tried Flippa but my site was unsold
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  • Profile picture of the author poweronics
    Good !!!
    Flippa is a great place to sell websites if you can learn the basics of flipping business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jack Coxill
    Hey Irvan,

    Great news about your first sale on Flippa

    I was thinking about getting into flipping sites a few weeks ago, but still tied up with other areas on here. I read an interesting thread about flipping and flopping sites, so for anyone who doesn't know what that means, basically you sell sites that are flops which are sites that don't make money or enough money to shout about.

    What sort of sites are you looking to sell on Flippa, adsense? Affiliate?

    Jack.
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    congratulations bro
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  • Profile picture of the author jostified
    Great. You just become $150 richer (Smiling). It's a great fit. If you can build
    20 of such sites in a month and get them sold @ that rate, you could easily
    cruise to $3,000/month.

    And if you are fortunate enought that each doesn't cost you above $50 to
    create, that's $2,000 profit in 30 days flipping websites. Scale this up brother
    since you now know how to do this successfully.

    Wishing you all the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    Awesome job, sometimes flippa rocks

    sometime just does n't

    Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author ibacklinkpro
    Gratz on the sale, but I agree with some of the others that you are offering way too much for the $150 that you made. Man, I make at least 4 times as much just designing a site... but sometimes your first online sale is justified at this price, so that you can print it out frame it and hang it up in front of you to motivate you. Just make sure to use photoshop to make a second poster with an extra 0 at the end of the amount you sold it for, ie your next goal
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  • Profile picture of the author braincandy7
    Congtraz! It's always a great feeling to get that first sale! Good job
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  • Profile picture of the author loribethel
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    do you create a lot of backlinks and have good rank first before you sold your site?
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    • Profile picture of the author Irvan Mhd
      Originally Posted by loribethel View Post

      do you create a lot of backlinks and have good rank first before you sold your site?
      Absolutely not. You can check the site. Just check my auction to see what site I just sold on Flippa.

      Originally Posted by Ross Petal

      Well done Irvan!

      It's quite tough to sell sites without much traffic but you've obviously found the secret. Looking at your listing on flippa, you are giving customers added value and I feel that is the secret.
      Yes, you are right. Now you know the secret and let me know your action!

      Originally Posted by maz1207

      Hi, i want to flip my website too but i am not sure if anyone would buy it because it have not generate any revenue and less traffic. Furthermore, i don't know how to transfer the sites to buyers. I'm afraid that it might be upside down if i install it. Please give advice.

      BTW, congratulations on your first sell on Flippa.
      I was not generate any revenue and less traffic too. But I made it. I made a sale. You just need to add more value on your site. Although the traffic and revenue are the most important value, but you can still add another value like services, great explanation on the description, and full after-sales support, etc.

      Technically, there are so many references on the internet how to transfer the site and all the files to the buyer. You don't need to be worried about it. And personally, I'm ready to help you by sharing my experience on this thing. And I believe, there are more experts here will help us.

      Thanks
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      • Profile picture of the author maz1207
        I was not generate any revenue and less traffic too. But I made it. I made a sale. You just need to add more value on your site. Although the traffic and revenue are the most important value, but you can still add another value like services, great explanation on the description, and full after-sales support, etc.

        Technically, there are so many references on the internet how to transfer the site and all the files to the buyer. You don't need to be worried about it. And personally, I'm ready to help you by sharing my experience on this thing. And I believe, there are more experts here will help us.

        Thanks
        That would great if you can share your experience on this things. Yes, i believe WF is where the experts will be.
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        • Profile picture of the author octobergal
          Congratulations on a job well done Irvan! I've never gotten into Flippa, but someone I know uses it to generate a nice side income for herself. Good luck to you, rinse and repeat!
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      • Profile picture of the author MarkUSA
        Originally Posted by Irvan Mhd View Post

        You don't need to be worried about it. And personally, I'm ready to help you by sharing my experience on this thing. And I believe, there are more experts here will help us.
        Thanks
        Irvan,
        Would you be willing to help me develop some systematization techniques for building sites? I have a wordpress theme that I use to create Adsense sites, but it's painfully slow. What I'd like to do is create some kind of a template or system where I could create sites faster.
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        • Profile picture of the author maz1207
          Originally Posted by MarkUSA View Post

          Irvan,
          Would you be willing to help me develop some systematization techniques for building sites? I have a wordpress theme that I use to create Adsense sites, but it's painfully slow. What I'd like to do is create some kind of a template or system where I could create sites faster.
          Hello Mark, you can try to check out : http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...hlight=maz1207

          This is a Wordpress themes but it's easy to use, it's compatible with IE 7,8,and 9. You know that some themes with slider will have problems on IE but this doesn't, i have checked it on my IE browser. It's less than $10 for 3 professional looking website with slider. Check it out.
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        • Profile picture of the author Irvan Mhd
          Originally Posted by MarkUSA View Post

          Irvan,
          Would you be willing to help me develop some systematization techniques for building sites? I have a wordpress theme that I use to create Adsense sites, but it's painfully slow. What I'd like to do is create some kind of a template or system where I could create sites faster.
          Hello MarkUSA, I will be so happy If I can help somebody here. And from what you explained above you mean that you can create some kind of template. That sounds great. Just go on.. and if you use wordpress there are some techniques how to run your blog faster. You can use plugins, and resizing the images, etc.

          Originally Posted by BayAreaSteve

          Ivan, did you do your own header graphic ?
          Not 100%. I just found free graphics and I combine them with a little knowledge of using Photoshop.
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        • Profile picture of the author Thinking_man_too
          I have bought a few sites on flippa. Almost bought one for 4185 a few days ago because it was such a good design. I thought it would be worth almost that much just to get it and apply the design to some of my own sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author sethczerepak
    That sounds great, I haven't tried flippa yet either. Just wonder if the time spent getting the site valuable is worth the money made on the sale. I think I'd rather keep the site, outsource the management and keep the steady income stream.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ross Petal
    Well done Irvan!

    It's quite tough to sell sites without much traffic but you've obviously found the secret. Looking at your listing on flippa, you are giving customers added value and I feel that is the secret.
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    congrats, you sold within 20 minutes that's great, will try some of my sites too very soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author maz1207
    Hi, i want to flip my website too but i am not sure if anyone would buy it because it have not generate any revenue and less traffic. Furthermore, i don't know how to transfer the sites to buyers. I'm afraid that it might be upside down if i install it. Please give advice.

    BTW, congratulations on your first sell on Flippa.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cataclysm1987
    Seems like these sorts of mini sites are hugely popular on Flippa.

    A friend of mine tried to sell a site with 5-10k visitors a day on Flippa and had no luck. Ended up selling it to a private offer instead.

    So, moral of the story is, keep banging out sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author jideofor
    Its good to know that you sold your site but you know within you that the description you used is not yours. You copied and edit it.
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  • Profile picture of the author BayAreaSteve
    Ivan, did you do your own header graphic ?
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  • Profile picture of the author jurojin
    Heh.. the great filling of selling your website on flippa at the bin price within minutes Now start building more simillar sites and repeat the process. Congrats!
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  • Profile picture of the author JeremiahSay
    Congratulations.. just keep doing it, i'm sure you'll be able to see more money coming in from flippa

    God bless you,
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  • Profile picture of the author Gadys
    Originally Posted by Irvan Mhd View Post

    A few hours ago I just re-list one of my website on Flippa. In the first auction, It was unsold. Then I back to my computer and I add some value and rewrite the description, then I re-list it.

    And only in 20 minutes, it was sold! The first buyer, click the BIN button.

    Oh.. I was shocked and smile

    Now I want to create more listing on Flippa!

    Thank you.
    Congrats!
    Indeed i will like to know what you have done right because selling on flippa as being my great challenge.
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  • Profile picture of the author obin94
    Congratulations!

    I just got my first bid on my first site for $100. I am excited, as it only took 30 min to make the site!
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  • Profile picture of the author caesarpullo
    Congrats! I've got a few adsense sites earning between $1-$8 a month that I'm thinking about selling. think it would be worthwhile? What's the mark up generally?
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  • Profile picture of the author vip-ip
    I am now listing a site of mine on Flippa, higher value but also hoping to get shocked by a surprise BIN OP's post inspired me to put this lot together, as it's been many months since I've sold a site on Flippa.

    Best Regards,
    vip-ip ...
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    • Profile picture of the author Irvan Mhd
      Originally Posted by vip-ip View Post

      I am now listing a site of mine on Flippa, higher value but also hoping to get shocked by a surprise BIN OP's post inspired me to put this lot together, as it's been many months since I've sold a site on Flippa.

      Best Regards,
      vip-ip ...
      Wow... great. Hope the buyer will hit the BIN button in minutes!

      Good luck
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    • Profile picture of the author escribe
      Congrats to you and thanks for sharing. Some really great points here. I too have some sites I'd like to sell. Some things to consider. Karen made some really good points. A good heads up for all who are looking at this option in the future.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobuzz
    I am sorry to say this but , I have no other words seeing this post.

    Actually the buyer who bought the website has benefited more than the OP. And $150 sell at Flippa is very low. Even some newbie could sell their website not less than in $1000.

    But it should be a good learning experience for you in many cases.
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    • Profile picture of the author Arief Ramadhan
      Originally Posted by seobuzz View Post

      I am sorry to say this but , I have no other words seeing this post.

      Actually the buyer who bought the website has benefited more than the OP. And $150 sell at Flippa is very low. Even some newbie could sell their website not less than in $1000.

      But it should be a good learning experience for you in many cases.
      Hi,

      FYI, $150 is quiet big money for Indonesian. In Indonesia, 9 to 5 workers only get about $100 - $500 salary per month and Irvan got $150 in just 20 minutes. Yeah! This money is quite big for Indonesian.

      Anyway, congrats Irvan! Hope you have another great success in the future.

      Take care and have a nice day.
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      • Profile picture of the author Irvan Mhd
        Originally Posted by ariefrizkyr View Post

        Hi,

        FYI, $150 is quiet big money for Indonesian. In Indonesia, 9 to 5 workers only get about $100 - $500 salary per month and Irvan got $150 in just 20 minutes. Yeah! This money is quite big for Indonesian.

        Anyway, congrats Irvan! Hope you have another great success in the future.

        Take care and have a nice day.
        Yes, you're right, Rif. $150 is more than the average of UMR or UMK in our country for a month.

        Nice to meet you here.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aussie_Al
    When I sell sites on Flippa I never use a BIN price as I feel you can easily undervalue yourself the fact this site went so fast tells me that you could have sold it for more

    I really feel the key is the extra bonus's you offered, they always help sweeten the deal for buyers.
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  • Profile picture of the author infomaniacs
    I also have a site for sale on flippa, but no bids so far.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    Lololol. Nice. That is more than I earned online in the last 6 months, I think. Lolol.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dr Blue
    If you have a good site listed on flippa and you know that have real value, use the front listing upgrade (50$) is well worth it.
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  • Congratulations! Sounds like a great sale on your part. When you fail you must try again until you succeed. Great job.
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  • Profile picture of the author iwuvhapa
    Very nice, I want to learn to flip sites!!! How old was your web site, how much traffic was it getting?
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  • Profile picture of the author gbarrows31
    Irvan Mhd: Can you tell me if this would be a site you might be able to sell?

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    • Profile picture of the author Irvan Mhd
      Originally Posted by gbarrows31 View Post

      A Video Response For you: ------> 2012-03-02_2007 - gbarrows's library
      Hi gbarrows, thanks for the video. I'm watching it now. I just downloaded in to my computer. But I am sorry, my native language is not English and you speak too fast on the video. But I'll try to understand what you mean.

      Nice to hear you voice
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        Originally Posted by Irvan Mhd View Post

        Hi gbarrows, thanks for the video. I'm watching it now. I just downloaded in to my computer. But I am sorry, my native language is not English and you speak too fast on the video. But I'll try to understand what you mean.

        Nice to hear you voice
        Hi Irvan, i watched Gbarrows video and i really like the quality of the video, it's not pausing like some of the WSO sellers that use Youtube to host their webinar or tutorial. Really annoying! From what i understand from the video, Gbarrows trying to tell you that you should sell your own WSO or blueprint once you have sell more websites as you can provide people of your revenue proof from Flippa and we have been responding to you on this thread many times even though you have just sell a website but that really have inspired a lot of people here including me. Gbarrows suggested that you can make money not just from selling on Flippa as you are now authorities (Berwenang/orang yang berkuasa) and if you can inspired a lot of people here with just a sell on Flippa, you can get more by selling a few more websites. I believe what he is saying is true. You should try it, there's no problem with you because you are War Room Members. You just need to write an ebook if you can't produce videos.
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  • Profile picture of the author lindafulkerson
    I've been selling a few unused domain names on Flippa. I sold a set of five related niche domain names for $101 and a couple of others for $60 and $20.

    I learned the hard way to not accept auto-bids. I had two auctions "won" by someone who never paid. When I tried to contact them, the email was returned because the account was not valid, and then I discovered they had been banned by Flippa. I did get to relist for no charge and Flippa waived the success fee. Now I check the buyer's stats before I accept bids.
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    • Profile picture of the author Irvan Mhd
      Originally Posted by lindafulkerson View Post

      I've been selling a few unused domain names on Flippa. I sold a set of five related niche domain names for $101 and a couple of others for $60 and $20.

      I learned the hard way to not accept auto-bids. I had two auctions "won" by someone who never paid. When I tried to contact them, the email was returned because the account was not valid, and then I discovered they had been banned by Flippa. I did get to relist for no charge and Flippa waived the success fee. Now I check the buyer's stats before I accept bids.
      Oh, I am sorry to hear that. But I believe maybe your luck was not that time, but in this time.

      You're doing what I was doing to not accept auto-bids and I double check the buyer stats because I have read some reference of People that being scammed on Flippa.

      Although I'm new on Flippa, but I'm still carefully with another new guy on flippa who place his/her bid on my auction.

      Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben Gordon
    Unfortunately the problem is that competition keeps increasing on Flippa for sites like this. I used to sell these sites that I was able to make in 2 hours for nearly $400, but now it's decreased to about $125 per sale and quit because of all the work I had to go through.

    I still use Flippa for selling developed and well monetized sites, but I use it rarer now due to all the competition arising now.
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    • Profile picture of the author Irvan Mhd
      Originally Posted by Ben Gordon View Post

      Unfortunately the problem is that competition keeps increasing on Flippa for sites like this. I used to sell these sites that I was able to make in 2 hours for nearly $400, but now it's decreased to about $125 per sale and quit because of all the work I had to go through.

      I still use Flippa for selling developed and well monetized sites, but I use it rarer now due to all the competition arising now.
      Oh yes, you're right Ben, I have done a research to know about the competition before I listed my site. But not all of the seller who sells site like this has added the same value.

      Than, I believe that there are many new-comers on Flippa (buyer and seller) that means we still have the chances to sell site like this with some different value-added of course.

      And If I'm not wrong, any kind of niche sites that listed on Flippa should have some competitors.
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  • Profile picture of the author nb2012
    Very nice!

    I couldn't even manage to sell a site making a few hundred a month.
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  • Profile picture of the author Karan Goel
    Congrats man!

    Now rinse, repeat and scale!
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  • Profile picture of the author steveduval
    Originally Posted by Irvan Mhd View Post

    A few hours ago I just re-list one of my website on Flippa. In the first auction, It was unsold. Then I back to my computer and I add some value and rewrite the description, then I re-list it.

    And only in 20 minutes, it was sold! The first buyer, click the BIN button.

    Oh.. I was shocked and smile

    Now I want to create more listing on Flippa!

    Thank you.
    Well done Irvan.
    Sometimes that,s all it needs is a little change in the description.
    Once again well done...
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  • Profile picture of the author stevenfabian
    It's been said many times that the description can make or break your success on Flippa. There are just way too many similar sites being sold and finding a buyer may not be the easiest thing to do, unless you have something really special to offer. Congratulations of your quick win!
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    • Profile picture of the author value added
      Congratulations on your quick sale!

      Did you drive traffic to your sales page?
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    • Profile picture of the author Irvan Mhd
      Originally Posted by edvvardbrian View Post

      It's been said many times that the description can make or break your success on Flippa. There are just way too many similar sites being sold and finding a buyer may not be the easiest thing to do, unless you have something really special to offer. Congratulations of your quick win!
      Yap! This is the important point we have to understand well.
      Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author frankl
    Congratulation!

    I also noticed that description is the crucial part. If it is well-written, you have a very good chance for selling.
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  • Profile picture of the author rangga_ryuuzaki
    wow! congrats dude! is the site has earning before? Or it just a site specially made to be sold in flippa?
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  • Profile picture of the author bluebrain
    Thanks for this thread, very inspiring.
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  • Profile picture of the author mjb13815
    Nice and congratulations. Flippa seems to be a great way to earn some quick cash
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  • Profile picture of the author al graham
    Excellent! Business plan.. get someone to build an amazon affiliate site for $29 from this forum - hit it with some relevant associated SEO, get some subscribers then hey presto.. sell for $150!
    It really is quite simple. However, as with anything else in life, it's all about the description.. we are Marketers after all!
    Well done!
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    • Profile picture of the author Irvan Mhd
      Originally Posted by rangga_ryuuzaki View Post

      wow! congrats dude! is the site has earning before? Or it just a site specially made to be sold in flippa?
      No, I created it just to be sold in Flippa.

      Originally Posted by al graham View Post

      Excellent! Business plan.. get someone to build an amazon affiliate site for $29 from this forum - hit it with some relevant associated SEO, get some subscribers then hey presto.. sell for $150!
      It really is quite simple. However, as with anything else in life, it's all about the description.. we are Marketers after all!
      Well done!
      Nice business plan. Hope you'll get success ASAP.
      Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author TopBackBuilder
    Sounds like a success! I'm definitely going to be getting into the flippa game soon and yes descriptions matter!
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  • Profile picture of the author braincandy7
    Hey Sid!

    I agree with sid! Congratz on the second sale! What sort of site are you selling?
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  • Profile picture of the author eldudebros
    Congratz man!

    So the money is in the sales copy huh?
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    • Profile picture of the author Ken Leatherman
      Originally Posted by Irvan Mhd View Post

      Irvan,

      Congrats on your third sale. However more congratulations are due to listening to the tips about "over offering value". You listened and you increased your bottom line on the last 2 sales you made.

      Your formula is working and you are providing the readers, here, a valuable service by linking to the sale of your listing at Flippa. Warriors check out how Irvan is listing his site on Flippa and the in depth description.

      He is straight forward about every thing. One thing you should look for is what he does "in giving hope" to those reading his listing. No big promises just plain old fashion hope.

      Thanks for giving back to the WF.

      Ken
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    • Profile picture of the author anwar001
      Originally Posted by Irvan Mhd View Post

      Good going. You seemed to have picked up a knack to selling on Flippa. Cracked the flippa code so to say. I have noticed you are selling websites related to Amazon products. Nice going.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kal Sallam
    Well Congratulations man keep em coming!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave90210
    Yeah it's very hard to sell on Flippa very expensive and allot of low ballers. I hope you made a profit minus the high listing fees

    Originally Posted by Irvan Mhd View Post

    A few hours ago I just re-list one of my website on Flippa. In the first auction, It was unsold. Then I back to my computer and I add some value and rewrite the description, then I re-list it.

    And only in 20 minutes, it was sold! The first buyer, click the BIN button.

    Oh.. I was shocked and smile

    Now I want to create more listing on Flippa!

    Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author SocialFansExpert
    How are some sellers on flippa able to get like $2400- repeatedly for their auctions when there looks like there little traffic and the design is anything but amazing?

    Check out one in particular called Autoblogsmaker.com - This seller sold quite a few of these for big money and they all look alike!! I'd like to know the secret. I'm guessing somehow it may be a scam where they have a network of bidders driving the price up......which is risky but I'm sure it's happening.

    Thoughts?
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  • Profile picture of the author WarriorDiscount
    Great job man, you can create a WSO about it, LOL
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    • Profile picture of the author Irvan Mhd
      Originally Posted by SocialFansExpert View Post

      How are some sellers on flippa able to get like $2400- repeatedly for their auctions when there looks like there little traffic and the design is anything but amazing?

      Check out one in particular called Autoblogsmaker.com - This seller sold quite a few of these for big money and they all look alike!! I'd like to know the secret. I'm guessing somehow it may be a scam where they have a network of bidders driving the price up......which is risky but I'm sure it's happening.

      Thoughts?
      Like what you think, I knew some news from my friends that there were some fake bidder that ordered by the seller too. But I'm not sure and I can not recognize them.


      Originally Posted by WarriorDiscount View Post

      Great job man, you can create a WSO about it, LOL
      Not yet, Bro.. There are many WSO about flippa here. I just wanna share my little experience as a new seller on Flippa. May be next time..
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  • Profile picture of the author lacraiger
    congrats! may more come...
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  • Profile picture of the author DotComBum
    Good job! Wish you make money from Flippa!
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  • Profile picture of the author octars
    Congrats Brother Keep Action

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author Tadresources
    That's happened to me before too. Sometimes sites take days or weeks to sell (or don't sell at all) and some take less than an hour. Congrats!
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  • Profile picture of the author Irvan Mhd
    Thank you Guys..
    Until now I've made $670 from Flippa. I just started selling sites on Flippa this March 2012. I hope I can make 1K before this month end.

    Wish me luck
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  • Profile picture of the author genuine86
    Congrats man! Now on to the next sale :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Lyfe Lyte
    Welcome to the club ...are you going to keep building and selling...seems you got a good starting point!
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  • Profile picture of the author providence1877
    this sounds really interesting,... for a newbie like me, i can say that i really did not understand anything but just that thought that you made a sale and a profit... can you tell me more about flippa and how i can also earn from there? thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author Irvan Mhd
      Originally Posted by providence1877 View Post

      this sounds really interesting,... for a newbie like me, i can say that i really did not understand anything but just that thought that you made a sale and a profit... can you tell me more about flippa and how i can also earn from there? thanks.
      I suggest you to visit Flippa.com now. If you and build site then you have chance to sell your site there.
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      • Profile picture of the author Les Blythe
        Well done on your success with Flippa.com - just shows if you over-deliver and continually refine your processes, success will come. Maybe a difficult business model to scale going forwards - from a time perspective that is.
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