Ways To Profit From Website Flipping

by Pam on September 5, 2012

If you don’t know how much you can make just by flipping websites, then you are in for a nice surprise. A lot of people look at websites as their way to make some extra money each month and you should too. What you need to understand is that there are multiple ways to make money from a website; You can hold them and earn money from advertising, you can promote a website for clients, and you can flip websites for fast cash. Of the three options mentioned I highly recommend flipping websites as flipping doesn’t take very long.

So, how do you get started profiting from website flipping? 

1. Know what to look for when buying a website.

The best way to get started is to first find a website owner that is looking to unload their site. Once you do this you will need to determine how much of an upside there is. Most people look to see how much the site is earning right now, however, I would look more towards the traffic side of things. If the website you are thinking about buying gets a decent amount of traffic but is listed on the search engines in multiple places, then this is a good site to buy.

The trick here is to find a site that you can improve through search engine optimization. If you can take a site that has multiple search terms on the second and third page of Google and get it ranked within the first 5 spots, then you will quickly increase the value of the website, and that is what you want.

2.  Improve the look of the website.

Another way to start profiting from website flipping is by upgrading the theme and layout of the website. Buyers want to see that a website looks good, that it gets traffic and that it is earning you money. You are already working on getting more traffic, so right now the only thing you should be working on is getting the site to look more professional. This is tough since every buyer has a different vision for a website but just know that as long as the design looks good, then they will buy it.

Once all of this is done, the traffic is starting to come in, the website looks better and you are beginning to earn a little money, then it is time to sell. You want to make sure that you have at least two months of proof to show any potential buyer, so it is recommended that you take between 2 to 3 months to get a website flipped. What I would do is add Google Analytics to your website the very first day so that the buyer can see where the site was when you purchased it and where it is now. Just by giving this information to a potential buyer they will see how much work you have put into it and why the site is worth much more now.

Are you ready? Get out there and find yourself a good website that you can flip.

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