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Website Flipping Market Snapshot Week Ending 12/8/2011

The last few weeks have been a little hectic for me. I’ve been enjoying a little time with my newborn son Ryder and had a wonderful Thanksgiving with the family. For those of you who were waiting for an update on my new son, here it is. Ryder was born 11.11.11 at 7:59 a.m. He was a healthy 7 lbs 13 oz and measured in at 19.25 inches. Luckily he seems to be a mellow baby. I’m told this is often the case with your second child.

One thing I thought I should share with the website flipping community is that I purchased a domain for my son which is ryderyates.com. My business partner David has done the same thing for his kids. It will be exciting to see what he becomes in his professional life and I have a feeling he’ll be happy I had the foresight to protect his personal brand in case he ever needs it. By the time he’s ready to use it, the domain will already be 18 years old.

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11/11/11 Big News!

Hi All,

Unfortunately I won’t be doing our usual website flipping update this week. Why, you ask? Well, tomorrow is 11/11/11 and my wife Melissa and I will be bringing a new life into this world. That’s right, my son will be born tomorrow!

I need to put all my focus in preparing for the big day so I’m skipping this week’s site flipping market update. I hope you don’t mind. I’ll be back next week (probably half-asleep from late nights with the new baby) with an update on the baby and on the buying and selling website market.

If you’d like to wish us luck or have any advice on the transition from 1 to 2 kids in a family, please comment below.

- Chris

Latest Website Flipping News for Oct 2011

Flippa Trends in October 2011

It wasn’t a bad month for Flippa. They facilitated over $3,000,000 of website buying and selling on their marketplace. Sales prices averaged approximately 7 times monthly income for sites selling in October.

Interesting fact: In October, two sites with over 100 backlinks in Google and no revenue sold at $405 and $750. It will be interesting to see if Flippa’s new backlink search feature will affect prices for these types of sites.

Scitechdaily.com – A Quick Site Flip Goldmine We Missed in October

The site sold for $34,000 and had no monetization. Let’s assume you were to increase the revenue per unique visit to a meager $0.10. That would put your monthly income at $5284.20/month. You could likely get that by adding some relevant advertising to the site starting a few days after you took the site over. Give it a few months at $5,000/month average net profit and you could likely flip the site for $60,000. This would give you a $41,000 profit on the site in 3 months. You have to love the power of the quick flip of undervalued sites!

Site Flipping Market Headlines for October 2011

Did you notice any trends or have any successes or failures? Let me know by commenting below.

Website Flipping Market Snapshot Week Ending 10/26/2011

This week we added some additional analysis to the weekly snapshot. Enjoy!

Market Overview

This week 664 websites sold for a combined $1,074,606 making this a seven figure week for Flippa. The highest priced website sold for $110,000 with a majority of sites selling in the $150 range. 21 sites sold in excess of $10,000. Several of the sites selling in the $10,000+ range can be considered internet marketing related (SEO, Make Money Online, Web Design, etc.)

FlipWebsites.com Reader’s Sites for Sale

The sites below are sites submitted on our sell your website page that we didn’t buy ourselves.

www.womensdanceshoes.org
What is the average monthly unique visitors?:  200
What is the average monthly profit?:    $20.00
How many months has the site been profitable?: 15
How many hours per week do you spend maintaining the site?: 1
How is the site Monetized?: Advertising (CPM, CPC)
What are the primary sources of traffic?: Organic Search
How Much Would You Like to Sell For?:  $75.00
Additional Comments: (I removed the adsense code for now)  This site is ranked page one #1 on Google for main keyword.

www.collegiateliving.com
What is the average monthly unique visitors?:  3598
What is the average monthly profit?:    $4333
How many months has the site been profitable?: 24
How many hours per week do you spend maintaining the site?: 5
How is the site Monetized?: Selling a Product
What are the primary sources of traffic?: Organic Search, Email Marketing, Referring Sites
How Much Would You Like to Sell For?:  $55,500
Additional Comments: The site is deep rooted in best practice organic Google placement on many keyterms.  Proper SEO practices have been administered from day 1. Site traffic spikes dramatically in Q4 and most of the sales occur in Q4. I also have another domain name for sale that will make a nice package which is www.collegiatebuzz.com, a premium domain name as part of the package.

www.wsoworth.com
What is the average monthly unique visitors?:  238 in 18 days
What is the average monthly profit?:    $0
How many months has the site been profitable?: 0
How many hours per week do you spend maintaining the site?: 5
How is the site Monetized?: Advertising (CPM, CPC), Affiliate (CPA), Selling a Product, Selling a Service
What are the primary sources of traffic?: Organic Search, Referring Sites
How Much Would You Like to Sell For?:  $150
Additional Comments: I am in need of funds and want to sell this site. The site is new but has received 238 visitors in just 18 days with not much promotion.

Please contact us if you are interested in any of these sites. If you’d like to see your site listed here, please visit the sell your website page and submit your site to us.

Notable Sellers

Most Active Seller
Seller: Sun Shine
Total Revenue: $4,928
Sites Sold: 18
Avg. Sales Price: $274
Notes: This seller primarily uses a “template” style format where he or she sells aged blogs with only 7 days of revenue and calculates the monthy revenue from the 7 days.

High Activity & High Avg. Sales Price Seller
Seller: mycompanyname
Total Revenue: $3,806
Sites Sold: 7
Avg. Sales Price: $544
Notes: This seller sells brand new “turnkey” membership style websites with no traffic or revenue.

Notable Website Sales

Highest Priced
Site: mywibes.com
Price: $110,000
Bids: 1
Seller: mywibes
Notes: This site was profiting about $1000/month by placing advertising on mobile sites generated with their system. The site ended sold with only one bidder. With a claimed 1.3 million unique visits per month, this was likely a good deal for the right kind of buyer.

Most Active
Site: BookmarkingJuice.com
Price: $952
Bids: 74
Seller: WebKing7
Notes: This site was essentially a business-in-a-box by providing an outsourced social bookmarking service. The seller used a $1 no-reserve strategy, bonuses, and created curiosity by not revealing several “secrets” such as their traffic sources or outsourced provider’s name.

Our Watchlist

These are the sites that we were close to bidding on or buying but didn’t. At the time of posting this, they were still actively for sale.

  • librarium-online.com
  • psd-tutorial.com

Website Flipping Market Snapshot Week Ending 10/18/2011

The weekly website flipping market snapshot is back! Here you’ll get a quick snapshot of what’s happening in the website flipping marketplaces and, in some cases, exclusive opportunities to buy sites from other FlipWebsites.com readers.

Market Overview

This week 650 websites sold for a combined $548,866. The highest priced website sold for $75,000 with a majority of sites selling in the $150 range. Nine sites sold in excess of $10,000. A majority of sites for sale continue to be sites less than one month old with little to no monthly revenue.

FlipWebsites.com Reader’s Sites for Sale

The sites below are sites submitted on our sell your website page that we didn’t buy ourselves.

www.how-to-last-longer-in-bed-for-men.com
What is the average monthly unique visitors?:  9.274
What is the average monthly profit?:    $400
How many months has the site been profitable?: 2
How many hours per week do you spend maintaining the site?: 10
How is the site Monetized?: Selling a Product
What are the primary sources of traffic?: Organic Search
How Much Would You Like to Sell For?:  $600
Additional Comments: I want to sell the website because i have to spend to many hours to get profit with my system.

www.noticesboard.com
What is the average monthly unique visitors?:  not active site
What is the average monthly profit?:    $not active site
How many months has the site been profitable?: not active
How many hours per week do you spend maintaining the site?: not active
How is the site Monetized?: Advertising (CPM, CPC), Selling a Service
What are the primary sources of traffic?: Organic Search
How Much Would You Like to Sell For?:  $9000.00
Additional Comments: i created this classifieds website as i think most classifieds website are merely text links and looks boring. Hence a noticesboard look a like site is born. Listings or classifieds are post like post-it notes or pin up notes which looks beautiful asthetically. I had also developed a CMS, user sign in, my watch list, social media sharing, payment structure, SEM, advertisement structure for the whole site. Unfortunately due to my very busy working schedules, i am not able to continue the project (this is my hobby site, merely to build something for my own fun). It is a very well developed site. I am really looking for somebody who can bring this site to a next level that it truly deserves. The price is the cost i had spend developing this site. However it is negotiable especially if you can demonstrate how you can developed this site further. Price include everything (domain, photos, files, admin panel etc). Current webhost cames with security back up purchase which will be up till July 2012.

Please contact us if you are interested in any of these sites. If you’d like to see your site listed here, please visit the sell your website page and submit your site to us.

Notable Sellers

Most Active Seller
Seller: Sun Shine
Total Revenue: $4,740
Sites Sold: 32
Avg. Sales Price: $149

High Activity & High Avg. Sales Price Seller
Seller: warbar78
Total Revenue: $2,055
Sites Sold: 7
Avg. Sales Price: $294

Notable Website Sales

Highest Priced
Site: globetrooper.com
Price: $75,000
Bids: 8
Seller: todsul

Most Active
Site: StrongTestimonials.com
Price: $4,000
Bids: 95
Seller: FreeTheNoob

Our Watchlist

These are the sites that we were close to bidding on or buying but didn’t. At the time of posting this, they were still active auctions.

  • proforums.org
  • funnycorner.net
  • beyondbeautybasics.com
  • thetechaddicts.com
  • sportsnub.com

Let Us Know What You Think

We’re still tweaking the content and format of this weekly update, so any feedback you have would be appreciated. Would you like to see more analysis or something else here? Please comment below if you have any ideas of what you’d like to see here.

Website Sales Market Snapshot 12-05-10

Life has been a bit hectic of late (more on that in another post), so I apologize for missing the month of November in Market Snapshots. I have all the data and will post updates with sales information for those weeks later today. This week had a few interesting sales – namely a cat product e-commerce site that scored 90 bids, and one of the most blatantly fraudulent listings I’ve seen in a while. Read on for more details:

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Website Sales Market Snapshot 10-31-10

This week’s snapshot is an interesting one to say the least. Although it didn’t secure the top price of the week, FaceMash.com clearly headlined Flippa’s sales to close out October, garnering international media attention.

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Website Flipping Market Snapshot 10-24-10

After last week’s down performance, it’s nice to see the market bounce back a bit at Flippa, which offered up one of its most interesting auctions ever.  Here’s a quick run-down of the week’s performance with my thoughts on the top-performing auctions below.

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Website Flipping Market Snapshot 10-17-10

A much slower week at Flippa in terms of large sales, but there’s still a lot of interesting things to review in this week’s Website Flipping Market Snapshot.

Before we dive into things, I want to point out a few changes to the Snapshot.  For starters, you’re not going to have to scroll past the “most active auctions” to see the “top sellers” anymore. Frankly, bids don’t pay the rent.  You want to figure out how you can sell your sites for more money, so we’re giving you those listings first.

You’re also going to see a LOT more data going forward.  I’ve adjusted the “top selling websites” to include the 25 highest sales for the week, not just 5.  Both tables now show number of bids AND sale price, and I’ve added a column showing the revenue multiple for which the site sold.  I hope you like the extra data.

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Website Flipping Market Snapshot 10-10-10

Market Snapshot

week ending 10-10-10

Established Visitors / Mo Net Revenue

Most Actives

crawlspaceinsulation.org 40 bids 6/20/09 2,811 $341
www.luxurydoghousesshop.net 40 bids 4/30/10 1,476 $124
www.killerflippingsecrets.com 35 bids 5/2/10 1,729 $5,071
cna-employment.com 34 bids 10/30/09 220 $41
emeralddiamondring.org 34 bids 10/19/09 3,786 $50

Top Sellers

www.jobsinegypt.com $75,000 4/20/04 100,000 $2,500
www.ebladestore.com $60,000 2/3/01 42,951 $8,000
www.killerflippingsecrets.com $30,000 5/2/10 1,729 $5,071
www.buyeyeglasses.com $22,500 7/31/03 20,000 $7,542
www.elinead.com $20,000 2/18/09 2,500,000 $1,900

Sites Most Watched by Buyers

Adsense – 68 watchers
Wordpress – 62 watchers
Autoblog – 55 watchers

* All stats based on Flippa activity

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