Flipped my first site!

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Ok I am not bragging whatsoever, I just want others to share this amazing moment because we all enjoy it once in our lives.

I have successfully flipped my very first niche site. The site included a sales page, ebook, download page, and affiliates page.

Here is a link to the SitePoint auction:

?EasyBeginnerMarketing.com? - Hot Work At Home Niche! - ClickBank Ready!

Thanks for the support, I am so happy right now!

-Christian
#flipped #site
  • Profile picture of the author Sonni
    Congrats on your 1st flip. May there be many more.
    Sonni
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  • Profile picture of the author Owen Mailer
    congrats dude well done
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  • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
    Hey Christian,

    Congrats on the flip.

    After reading the salespage I was thinking to myself that you may have been
    better off keeping this and driving some traffic to it and getting some affiliates
    for it.

    I'll bet you'd make a lot more than $397 for a little bit of effort getting targeted traffic.

    I'm just sayin
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    • Profile picture of the author Christian Sawyer
      I totally agree and you're right. However, I did it for one reason and one reason only. That was to flip a website.

      Most importantly, based on your comment, that means I did my job!

      -Christian

      Originally Posted by jasondinner View Post

      Hey Christian,

      Congrats on the flip.

      After reading the salespage I was thinking to myself that you may have been
      better off keeping this and driving some traffic to it and getting some affiliates
      for it.

      I'll bet you'd make a lot more than $397 for a little bit of effort getting targeted traffic.

      I'm just sayin
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  • Profile picture of the author Christie Love
    Hey Christian!

    Good job! Keep up the great work. It looks like you are on the right track to success!
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  • Profile picture of the author SiteFlipRemix
    Awesome!

    Great job on your first flip. In my opinion, I think you did everything right when it comes to flipping Start-up websites. The feeling is addicting, you'll be flipping tons more sites soon!

    Your sitepoint listing is executed perfectly! Did you follow anyones guides/e-books, etc on how to do this site flip?

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    • Profile picture of the author Christian Sawyer
      Well I really followed Kate Anderson around a bit (kinda weird I know).

      Seriously though, I took advice from her and just basically did exactly what she did.

      I recently picked up her Flip Mastery course, which I highly recommend!

      -Christian
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      • Profile picture of the author SiteFlipRemix
        Originally Posted by Christian Sawyer View Post

        Well I really followed Kate Anderson around a bit (kinda weird I know).

        Seriously though, I took advice from her and just basically did exactly what she did.

        I recently picked up her Flip Mastery course, which I highly recommend!

        -Christian
        I knew it! That's amazing - I was about to bring up her new course.
        I am going to grab myself a copy very soon!

        Keep up the good work
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        • Profile picture of the author vsl.online
          Nothing but congratulations to you dude. I've been planning on making one myself, but I dont seem to find the perfect niche for me yet...

          Good luck and more luck.
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          • Profile picture of the author Biz Guru
            I agree with Jason that you could/should have hung on to it. Then again you had a goal so ... GREAT job. Plus you turned a nice little profit a couple of those a week on top of some other profit pulling ventures and you are rolling.

            Cheers
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          • Profile picture of the author Christian Sawyer
            Originally Posted by vsl.online View Post

            Nothing but congratulations to you dude. I've been planning on making one myself, but I dont seem to find the perfect niche for me yet...

            Good luck and more luck.
            Thanks. If you are having trouble with ANYTHING I would recommend Kate Anderson's WSO:

            http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...-200-only.html

            It's only $57 and you get a lot of bonuses. She also goes over how to find a profitable niche to use for your flip.

            Best of luck!

            -Christian
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  • Profile picture of the author traces2757
    Darnit...the page won't come up for me. Maybe because it's in transition? I'd love to get a look at it. Guess I'll try tomorrow.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Killian
    Awesome job Christian! Congratz, bet you are flying
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  • Profile picture of the author Oscar D
    I have a question. How do you get paid once you have sold a site. I live in South Africa and I do not have a credit card or a Pay pal account.

    If I was to flip a site, how will I get paid?
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  • Profile picture of the author Ivancho
    That is pretty good for a first site. Great start...
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hersh
    Flipping websites has always been a good source for easy and fast cash.

    Keep up the good work, I hope you'll have more sales like this one.

    Mike G Hersh
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  • Profile picture of the author Kate Anderson
    Christian,

    You did a fantastic job with this auction.

    I will say though, that your unique ebook was quite lengthy (65 pages) so I suggest if you are outsourcing this, that you slim it down a bit if you are going to stick at the current BIN price range..anything 40 pages or so will still yield the same results, and it will save you time and/or money.

    Love your auction copy, btw!

    Keep it up, kiddo..


    Originally Posted by Christian Sawyer View Post

    Ok I am not bragging whatsoever, I just want others to share this amazing moment because we all enjoy it once in our lives.

    I have successfully flipped my very first niche site. The site included a sales page, ebook, download page, and affiliates page.

    Here is a link to the SitePoint auction:

    ?EasyBeginnerMarketing.com? - Hot Work At Home Niche! - ClickBank Ready!

    Thanks for the support, I am so happy right now!

    -Christian
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  • Profile picture of the author SuiteJ
    That's excellent. It definitely shows that you followed (or stalked? lol) Kate. Good for you on taking action and making it happen on your first try!

    Cheers!
    Jay
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  • Profile picture of the author cdrom1
    cool. there are lots of good deals at that market. looks like your buyer got a good deal too.
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  • Profile picture of the author twistedpixel
    Congratulations!

    You inspired me to put up my first site auction on SitePoint after reading your post today.

    I have purchased domains and sites from SP, but never tried to sell one there.

    Despite the lack of any copy, I had two ask for the buy it now price within five minutes of posting. Probably due to the quality of the domain(s) and the web site.

    I think I'll see what happens with the auction for a bit before deciding on a "buy it" price.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aldiyar1
    Hi!
    Congrats. Well done but it is not working! Links are empty.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alan Petersen
      Awesome job. I just bought Kate's course after reading this post. I'm interested in flipping some niche sites/eBay Wordpress sites. I agree with Jason that for creating ClickBank product type site you would make more keeping the site.

      It would a good case study. Make two following that model. Flip one. Keep the other. See what the bottom line looks after a few months.
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  • Profile picture of the author Biggy Fat
    Great job there, man. Keep on truckin' - It will be your source of income if you keep it up.
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    • Profile picture of the author emjayce
      Awesome hussle man! Congrats on your flip!

      All the best,




      Matt
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    • Profile picture of the author esr
      Originally Posted by Biggy Fat View Post

      Great job there, man. Keep on truckin' - It will be your source of income if you keep it up.
      Congratulations, Chris! It is a total rush, isn't it?

      Biggy Fat, I have a question about your post, if I may.

      I also just started flipping sites. I've sold 8 of them in the past 10 days. Most of the time I've just been happy. After 9 months of struggling online, I finally found what works for me.

      However, in the last couple of days, this thought keeps creeping into my mind; "Will it last?"

      What I'm worried about, and hopefully this is just a personality quirk in me, is that soon people will stop buying sites and blogs, or maybe Sitepoint will go out of business, or... and the list goes on and on.

      Is site flipping a new thing, or has it been around for a while? And, is it going to continue to be a means of a full-time income?
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      • Profile picture of the author Biggy Fat
        Originally Posted by esr View Post

        Congratulations, Chris! It is a total rush, isn't it?

        Biggy Fat, I have a question about your post, if I may.

        I also just started flipping sites. I've sold 8 of them in the past 10 days. Most of the time I've just been happy. After 9 months of struggling online, I finally found what works for me.

        However, in the last couple of days, this thought keeps creeping into my mind; "Will it last?"

        What I'm worried about, and hopefully this is just a personality quirk in me, is that soon people will stop buying sites and blogs, or maybe Sitepoint will go out of business, or... and the list goes on and on.

        Is site flipping a new thing, or has it been around for a while? And, is it going to continue to be a means of a full-time income?
        I am not absolutely sure how long site flipping has been around, but by the way all of these site flipping books are coming out (I can't count them all on one hand haha), it's definitely the hottest new money making trend out there. I'm glad you jumped on it, man.

        I highly doubt SitePoint will go out of business. There will ALWAYS be a demand for websites, especially through these very tough economic times when people are looking for income.

        And yes, as long as you stand out from the crowd, it CAN and WILL be a full time income for years to come.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mohsin Rasool
    Hi Christian,

    GREAT JOB!

    I have got some Niche site for selling...
    and your post and success gives me more tips and
    encourage to flip them soon!

    Best,
    Mohsin
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  • Profile picture of the author prairiedog
    Well done...hope this is only the beginning for you. Congrats!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ephrils
    AWESOME!

    I need to get into this area. I can make sites pretty quick. The current one is a spider magnet. I wonder how much I can flip it for.
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  • Profile picture of the author nksurf
    If you can I can. thanks !!
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    Thank you

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  • Profile picture of the author Biggy Fat
    Hey Christian, where was that eBook writer and that sales copy WSO?
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  • Profile picture of the author twomasters
    Well done Christian.
    May this be the first of many....
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  • Profile picture of the author awesometbn
    Hello Christian,
    Excellent job and thanks for posting your description/background of what you did leading up to the SitePoint auction. This is exactly the kind of thing people love to hear about, because you took an idea from start to finish. Next would be the "rinse and repeat" step to reproduce your result and multiply the income stream.

    Just wanted to ask a few questions since this is fresh in your mind.

    1.) What was your timeline? Curious to know if the entire process (first idea, research, outsourcing, auction listing, getting paid, post sales support) took a couple of months or if you did it all in a week?

    2.) Where did you get the initial funding for your project? I was thinking this was simply money you had saved up or credit cards. But you also mentioned having friends who helped out by doing some stuff for free.

    3.) Did you keep track of your expenses and income on a spreadsheet? Just wanted to know if we could use you as a real life case study at the Warrior Forum. Maybe you used other tools besides spreadsheets, like project management software or just pencil and paper.

    Wow! You know this might be a perfect fit for a simple business plan. Thanks for your inspirational story.
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  • Profile picture of the author BabyBlueEyes
    Congrats. You are an inspiration. I am a full-time writer and I wish I have a partner who can do the graphics part so we can flip sites just like you did. LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author lacraiger
    congrats bro
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis-White
    Great job, keep it up the hard work will pay off
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  • Profile picture of the author vvv12
    Christian,

    Congratulations!!! That's very inspiring as I am just getting in to blog flipping and still have to build my first blog! Good luck to you!
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  • Profile picture of the author Brett Kruger
    Hi Christian.

    Great work mate.

    May it be the first of many successful flips.

    Cheers Mate.

    Brett.
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  • Profile picture of the author trinigirl
    WOW!
    congratulations, brag away, this is awsome! Your rock. keep up the good work maybe this can give someone like me the inspiration that I can do it.
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    • Profile picture of the author DiamondPed
      Hey Christian,

      Way to go .... well done .... congrats !!

      It's not bragging if it's done in the way you have done, announced , then opened for questions .... & (importantly) answered them & gave kudos to those who helped/ inspired you.

      These type of posts inspire people.

      Lots of people just "lurk" on Forums (looking but not posting) & this is "proof" that these methods really work if you ..... just DO it !


      Onwards & Upwards ....
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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Gosse
    awesome news. I remember my first site flip. It felt amazing.

    Ride the feeling and have a great weekend
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  • Profile picture of the author Lindsay Brynn
    That's pretty awesome for a first flip!
    It can get pretty addicting so keep up the good work and keep flipping
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    • Profile picture of the author allink13
      Hey Christian,

      From the look of the site it looks very professional and I immediately saw the trademarks of Kate Anderson as well. I think you managed to find the key ingredient needed to be successful at site flipping, keep it up and genuinely wish you the best of luck.


      Regards,

      -Allink13
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  • Profile picture of the author alpalino
    Did you make enough profit? I hope more flipping will follow.
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  • Profile picture of the author zerivabella
    Well done mate. You have given me an inspiration to carry on.
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    • Profile picture of the author stayfocused
      Nice work. I was looking at the bidding and it looks like you might of set the BIN a little to low.

      I always set the BIN higher than I think I can get and I am often surprised. By setting it to low it is hard to tell what you could of really got for your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author eMarketing_Tips
    Cool stuff mate! Hope you learnt a lot in the process! What do you think was the most important aspect of the whole FLIP?
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  • Profile picture of the author zerivabella
    By the way Christian, If you wan't to know any thing, just ask Pedro at 'South of the Border' he seems to have all the answers. LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author BizBooks
    Very impressive!
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  • Profile picture of the author tonybhachu
    Hi Christian,

    Well done! That was a very professional piece of work, especially considering that this was your first flip.

    Your auction description was nicely crafted and I love the way you've taken the time to break everything down for prospective buyers. You also provided some valuable bonuses to go with the package.

    Some of the links on your listing don't seem to be working any more and unfortunately I'm unable to see the complete salespage and ebook sample.

    That's a great graphic of your Clickbank earnings though

    All the best,
    Tony
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  • Profile picture of the author Logan_5
    Good Job. Don't stop now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Park
    What a trooper you are, Christian. Many congrats to you. : )
    My mind has been unto this site flipping industry for a while and
    you got me fired up again. Million thanks to you.

    Regards,
    Joseph
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  • Profile picture of the author 1breeze
    Well done and congrats Christian, its great to hear that you flipped your first site. Gives me confidence to have a go.

    Breeze
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