Anyone Have Experience Buying Flippa Websites?

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  1. nikki

    nikki Well-Known Member

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    Hi bht family! It's the beginning of the year and I am about to get some extra cash from Uncle Sam. I have been in a really hard place for about a year now (no job or cash flow to invest in a business). I got hired by Leapforce (hiring agency for Search Engine human page rankers) in October and then my computer (Windows 10 Toshiba Laptop) stopped working. The one I'm typing on now is an older computer (Win XP Toshiba Laptop) that I thought was dead but was able to revive it (because it wasn't really dead) by plugging in the charger from my newer laptop. I havent been able to work after finally getting a job because this old computer does not meet the standards to work as a page ranker. Any hoo...

    I'm about to get some extra cash (compared to no cash) and I would like to use it to invest in a flipped website, because this has been my plan all along_ to generate a steady flow of cash by maintaining a monetized website. I'd rather buy one that is already ranked than to build one from scratch and wait for it to generate cash. My living circumstances make me eager to get some cash flow and get the hell out of dodge (I'm living with family). I can't focus on building that kind of income while living with other people because people think you are doing nothing when they don't understand what you are doing.

    While other people will be taking a shopping spree with their tax refund checks, I would like to invest in my future and secure a cash flow that will allow me to move out of other people's house into my own place. I would like to make Adsense a bread winner for me this year because I have made money from Adsense in the past, when autoblogs first became a thing and Get-Paid-to-Write article factories weren't frowned on by the serps. This time, I'd like to create a real site that I maintain for real because Google is keen to autoblogs now and all it takes is a human to review your site, and you are off the ranks. Being hired as a page-ranker, I know what the big G considers to be a high quality site and a low quality site. I want to maintain several high quality sites so that I don't ever have to look for a job again. Adsense is not my only potential source for income, it is just the only way that I know without question that I can make money in it because I've done it before. Right now, though, I am pressed for time. And that is why I am hoping that someone here knows something about buying flipped sites and can give me some advice from their experience. I don't want to be tricked into paying for a site that is not really generating revenue. Because if that is the case, I might as well build the site myself and then wait for it to become profitable.

    Thanks, and I appreciate any advice.
     
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    My best advice is to search diligently for a coach and pay them for their guidance. You might be able to find a course on Udemy as well.

    If adsense is still a viable source of stable income, consider writing a guide or tutorial for it and use that to generate additional income.

    Good luck!
     
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    hello there....my BHT username is the same as my Flippa username. As a senior member, I've been with them since they were called Sitepoint ( don't ask me how long ago that was or you wont get any more help from me :) With the exception of a few purchased websites, mostly I build and sell them. I would only consider buying a website if the seller has at least 6 months proof of adsense income plus other relevant Google analytic stats that can 'tie' up with those claimed income.

    Most importantly, I suggest you ask for a video proof of the seller logging into his actual adsense account to prove his earnings. A screenshot is easy to fake...it's doable but very difficult with a video. This is easy to do with a free software called jing. A seller that is genuine will not hesitate to go the distance if he sees you're a keen and a serious buyer.

    Off Topic.....for your own sake, I hope you're not putting all your eggs in the "Google basket" this year. One year of your life is still one year of your life. You will never get this time back, so make the most of it. The 'net is dynamic and constantly changing, Google is even hyper dynamic. What is true with your experience in the past as far as they're concerned is likely to be entirely different today.

    Whether you decide to build or buy a website, I would consider one that is in the evergreen niche, one that I can scale up vertically or which ever way appropriate, so that I can make it an authority and monetize several ways, even if Google cease to exist.... there is CPA, list building, affiliate marketing etc,.... start with one that can put money in your pocket in the shortest time possible. This will keep you motivated to take your business to the next level....

    I hope 2016 will be a prosperous year for you....
     
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  4. no1youknowz

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    I really wouldn't buy a website. The owner has knowledge you don't in getting that site ranked and making money. You'll get the site and you won't be able to carry on the necessary "G" juice and on the next update, your site will go down and lose the income. You'll be back on square 1.

    I have been where you are. Living with family where they don't have a CLUE about what you are doing. They never ever will, even if they had the knowledge of the universe. Some people just have dog shit between their brains and 1) unfortunately they are family and 2) unfortunately you can't change your situation in an instant.

    I would recommend dropping this flippa idea. It sounds more like pie in the sky. What you need is a laptop. If you want to make 2016 the best year ever, make that a priority. Go flip burgers, haul trash, do some part-time shifts somewhere. Make that quick $$$ to get a cheap $500 laptop.

    Now, you have been here for 4 years. What have you been doing. Time to shape up man.

    List building.
    Creating Wordpress Blogs.
    CPA with click-bank.
    Facebook Ads.
    Google Maps.

    Where is your knowledge at?

    Just don't be another one of these people who throw their arms up in the air and say they know it, when they actually don't. Go grab something like High Traffic Academy 2 and go through it all. Make notes until you know the material inside and out and backwards.

    I recommend in your area. Find someone who knows SEO, Facebook marketing much more than you do and wants to JV. You can be the sales, going to business owners and market your services. Once you land the work, he can do the work, whilst in the meantime training you how to do the work also.

    This is how you can get that "regular" cashflow in and then allow you to move out of your parents and then finally flip the bird. Trust me, it's a good feeling to be out of a place where you are constantly asked what you are doing and to go get a full time job working for $1 an hour or something crap like that.

    Seriously. Take a stock look at things now, with a little bit of hard work. You can get out of that rut.

    Good luck!
     
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    wannabeseowizzard Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Pm me your skype name and I'll add you and help you a bit. Waste of money to buy on flippa I think due to algo updates and other factors. It's to easy to make money online...
     
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