I'm in this website flipping business for a long time now and my sites still sell. Ok, I have to adjust my business from time to time, but there is no problem for me to sell my websites.
I did small experiment to show you how you can make at least $50 of profit from simple site you can put together in three or four hours anytime you want.
So what I did? I built small membership site using only free and PLR content.
I registered domain name with namecheap.com and setup hosting account on resellerzoom.com (I have used their budget account for $6.95 ...you can put up to 20 sites on one account). Next step was to get content for my membership site. I have a lot of PLR content sitting on my computer hard drive. So, I choose 20 articles about how to make money at home niche. I took first 10 articles import them into Open Office Writer (it is free software) and make a little 20 pages ebook from them. It took me no more than 10 minutes to do that. I convert my little book into pdf format using Open Office again to do that. Next thing I did was ebook cover. I used photoshop to did it, but you can use any other free or paid software to create that tiny graphic.
Next step was creating members folder on my server using cpanel feature on resellerzoom server and upload ebook pdf file into that folder.
Now it is time to create a membership site. I built my membership site with XSitePro software, but you can build yours any other way you want. You can build it using wordpress. Just be sure to install wordpress into members folder. I use XSitePro because it is very easy to create any website and it comes with a lot of great templates built in.
All you need to build a membership site is ten articles and 5 videos which you will get for free. I will tell you about it in a minute.
I created the following pages for my membership site: Member Area (home page), Download, Contact Us, Videos and 10 article pages .
In the Member Area page you put welcome message and link to Download page. On download page you put links which point to your articles, image of your ebook with download link and link to your Videos page. Now, here is how to get your videos... go to Youtube and choose 5 videos you want to use and insert embed codes you get from Youtube on your Videos page.
Get few great free images from any free images site (jupiterimages.com is one of them) and add these images to your pages.
That is it, you are done.
Upload all what you already made to members folder.
Now it is the time to create sales letter. You can write it yourself or use like I did one from yours PLR packages you bought (I hope you keep them somewhere on your hard disk). Don't forget to add link to your member login page. Again use few great free images and when you are done upload it on your root folder on your server. (not in members folder)
Now you have to protect member area. I use membershipease software to do that. If you don't own this software already search google and you will find one for less than $10. You don't have to install anything. You will do it all on your computer and software will do the rest. It is very easy to use and anybody can use it.
I can build site like this one in less than two hours. It will take you more in the beginning, but after you build your first membership site you will see that it is not hard to do it at all.
So, I put that site on SitePoint auction and set BIN price at $70. Site was sold in less than one hour. And not just that. I got two other people asking me if I can build similar membership site for them which I did same day and sent them site next day.
I made $210 from these three sites altogether. I paid around 30 dollars for three domain names. I used my resellerzoom hosting, so I didn't have to pay for hosting. But, anyway it will cost you around $6.95 to get hosting for 20 of your sites.
In the end I put $180 into my pocket for a six hours of work.
I did it many times before and I will do it again because it works.