Category: Buying Websites

My Flippa Story: Paul Brooks

by Tim Cooke -

In coming weeks we’ll be profiling some of our buyers and sellers on Flippa, from new users to experienced hands. If you’d like to share you’re story, get in touch! Our first profile is on Paul Brooks or senseibrooks as he’s known on Flippa. Paul is a relatively new member and is based in the United Kingdom. Paul has been […]

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A New Post-Auction Negotiation System

by Kevin Fink -

How many times have you been interested in an auction, whether by “watching” its progress or becoming an active bidder, only to have it slip through your fingers due to circumstances beyond your control? I’m not just talking about the price exceeding your budget, or another bidder winning the auction outright. I’m more referring to those times when you place a bid, and then completely forget about the ending of an auction — or even worse, when you set a reminder to keep-track of an auction’s end, only to be unavailable during those final moments.

Whether due to work, play or sleep, missing the end of an auction is quite commonplace and is an unfortunate situation in what would otherwise be an unstoppable transaction!

If you’ve ever been the High Bidder of an auction that didn’t meet its Reserve Price, you may have received a counter-offer from the seller.

But what about everyone else involved in the auction? What about the second- or even fourth-highest bidders? What about…every bidder?!

We have recently made some improvements to what we call Post-Auction Negotiation and are proud to announce that ALL bidders now have access to post-auction negotiations with the Seller.

Here’s how it works from a bidder’s perspective:

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Matt and Liz Raad Will Teach You How to Become a Successful Website Investor

by Nick Kenn -

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Introducing Liz and Mat Raad

Making money online is a dream that many people have, but the reality is that few people make it to the point of actually reducing their work hours or quitting their job to live off the cash flow generated by their websites.

A month ago, I attended a workshop with Matt and Liz Raad – a couple who have achieved that dream and more. They have acquired a portfolio of profitable websites and created a full-time income in a fraction of the time it would have taken to build all their websites from scratch.

Matt and Liz bring traditional business strategies to the online world. They are buying websites that match both their core strengths and substantial business experience both online and offline.

Matt and Liz bring a wealth of experience to the table from their business brokering background, where they sold businesses valued up to $20 million. Their background and knowledge enables them to identify the value and potential in a business or website, and how to leverage their investments to make them as passive as possible.

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Why You Should Consider ‘Diamonds In The Rough’ When Buying A Website

by Tom Ewer -

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Thanks to Martin for the photo!

You’ve been browsing the websites for sale on Flippa and you can’t seem to find the ‘perfect’ one. Buying websites can be a full on experiencing and you might resign yourself to thinking you can’t seem to find a website that’s worth buying. This is the wrong attitude to have.

Even if you’ve been disenchanted in your search, there’s a way to turn it all around. You’ve simply been placing your attention on the wrong type of websites. It’s time to expand your perspective and begin searching for diamonds in the rough. We’ll be calling these websites ‘forgotten sites’. I’ll also explain the first steps you should take after purchasing a forgotten website.

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7 Ways to Kickstart Your Online Business Without a Budget

by Tina Courtney-Brown -

Screen Shot 2014-04-07 at 3.46.56 pmBuying websites doesn’t need to be exorbitant cost. Learn how to keep costs down with your new website!

Picture this: after thinking about buying a website for a while you’ve finally taken the plunge and bought respectable website maybe with some passive income but heaps of potential. So now you need to start running your newly acquired online business, and the best news is you only need a small budget to do this. Starting or relaunching an online business – any business – is a daunting, intimidating, borderline terrifying prospect. But declare you’re launching a new brand without a budget? Don’t be surprised if all you hear is “That’s crazy.”

And yet the idea is not actually crazy. It’s more than just possible to make your dreams a reality without a spending penny. Many have blazed the trail before you. There are heaps of free online tools and resources to support you in the journey. You may need to spend a bit more time in the planning stages to ensure you don’t waste your golden opportunity, but if you’ve got the hours to dedicate, you don’t necessarily need the cash. Looking for pointers on how to launch a successful brand with zero equity? Here are the essential steps:

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The Low-Down on Claimed vs Verified Data on Flippa

by Tim Cooke -

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Choose the right path with verified data. 

The Flippa community is made up of a bunch of individuals with superb talents, today there is an issue that’s worth mentioning  for everyone involved with Flippa..and that’s the difference between claimed and verified earnings and analytics.

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6 Easy Ways to Get More Buyers and Bidders

by Siddharth Bharath -

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How to make sure your auction really takes off.

Keeping on our theme of raising the awareness of your auction, here’s a must-read post by Sid. Got a strategy to get your Flippa auction out there? Let us know in the comments! – Tim

Selling a website is like selling anything else really. You need to market it to attract attention, and then you need to convert those eyeballs into buyers. Yes, there is work involved! Just when you thought you could dust your hands off your website and live off the sale money on a beach in Bali, you find that there’s more work for you to do.

Just because you’re listing your site on Flippa doesn’t mean everyone who visits Flippa will see it. You can’t just set up an auction and sit back waiting for the bids to roll in. You need to actively market it and attract attention to it. If your website is good, people will bid on it, but you first need to show them that you have a site up for sale.

The more views you get, the more bids you’ll get. The conversion rate of views to bids depends on your sales skills, but the volume of views depends on your marketing skills.  Here are some strategies you can use to really show off your auction.

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How to Determine the Perfect Home for Your Newly Acquired Web Business

by Tim Cooke -

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Thanks to Andrew for the photo of the hopping Kangaroo!

This blog post has been written in partnership with Singlehop

Congratulations! You are the proud owner of a new web business. Now is the time to consider where your website will be located. Will you continue to host the site with its current hosting provider or will you move it to a new provider? Let’s look at both options.

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Web Design Is Getting Less Important (and What Buyers and Sellers Need to Look For)

by Tom Ewer -

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Minimalism is in. Thanks to Jon for the Photo.

The web is a cornucopia of design — its diversity includes some great looking sites, and some pages that might well burn your eyes out. Not all designs are created equal, of course, and in recent years, we’ve started to see more designers embrace a minimalist mindset.

The rise of mobile devices with their smaller screen sizes necessitates that designers effectively employ space and give top priority to usability. Besides that, there has been some backlash against websites that many see as bloated or cluttered.

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Revealed: How to Action Your Business Ambitions in 2014

by Tina Courtney-Brown -

Screen Shot 2014-01-03 at 10.49.58 am Exercise and sleep more, eat less…How are those New Year resolutions going? Photo courtesy of Francisco

It’s officially that season when we wipe the proverbial slate clean and aspire to greatness in the coming year. Flippa is well aware you all have big dreams and goals in 2014; most of us dream of increased freedom, more money, and the satisfaction of personal success, however we define it. There is simply no reason that 2014 can’t be your year, and there are many ways to manifest your resolutions to go big. We cover some of the top ways you can make it a banner year below; with a little preparation and know-how, your dreams can soon be realized!

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