Flippa Tips – How to Sell Your Site for the Most Money

One of the biggest goals for all web site and blog owners is to be able to sell their site for a boat load of cash. This was usually done privately and it would be very rare for someone to come out of the blue and ask if you wanted to see your site.

A few years ago Flippa.com came in and completely changed the industry with how we buy and sell web sites. Before being Flippa.com, the buying and selling process was actually done through the SitePoint forums. I had personally bought and sold a few sites through their forum back then, but absolutely love what they have done with their Flippa site and the massive growth it’s had over the past few years. I already have over $100,000 in transactions through my account on Flippa.

Let’s quickly take a look at some of the powerful numbers behind Flippa today.

Flippa Site Numbers

As you can see, Flippa is pushing some serious numbers… well over $100 MILLION in sales!

You will also notice that 60% of all listings end up in a sale. Why do some sell and others don’t?

This is mainly due to the type of web sites or blogs that are being listed for sale, but a huge contribution to the amount of money a site will sell for also lies within how well they did with their auction listing. That is exactly what we are going to talk about in this post. How to get the most money from your web site through Flippa!

Follow these simple steps and you are destined to find better results, more bids and even higher payout for your next web site or blog auction.

Provide as Much Info as Possible

As with anything in life, the more information you can provide, the better. As much as we all would like to think that our web sites are the greatest and that they deserve top dollar, it will be a completely different view from the person who is buying your site. The more information you can provide, the less likely the buyer is going to feel like they are getting scammed.

What do buyers want to see in site descriptions? EVERYTHING! You should specifically be focusing on how the site was created, why you are selling, did the site earn any money, what type of job and investment is required to continue to run the site, all advertising/management costs and anything else that the new buyer of the site would need to know.

Flippa Blogging Auction Listing

Google Analytics Access

There are lots of ways to track a web site and the traffic that it receives, but at the end of the day Google Analytics is the standard that all buyers want to see. Flippa already has a system in place for you to connect to your Google Analytics account and upload the latest information and reports on your site. If you like to use another outside tracking method besides Google Analytics, that is fine… but if you want to get the most money out of your site, you better have full Analytics to report to your potential buyers.

Flippa Google Analytics

Monetized Sites Sell Best

If you have a web site or blog that is earning a few thousand a month in sales versus a blog that isn’t making money at all… which do you think is going to sell for more money? Obviously the one that is generating money! This means you should always try to list web sites that are making money. If you have a web site that isn’t making money and you want to get rid of it, throw it on Flippa and see what type of attention it gets. If you don’t see the sales numbers you would like, pull the site down and try to monetize it, then list it again after you’ve made some money with the site.

Flippa Site Earnings

Reserve or Not to Reserve

The “Reserve” price is a feature available on all Flippa auctions. This means you can set a price for your web site and if it doesn’t meet that price, then you don’t have to sell. Reserve prices are good and bad. The good thing is that it protects your web site from selling for a very low price. The bad thing is that it will usually scare bidders away and they will always contact you asking what the reserve is.

Flippa Auction Reserve

Respond to All Comments Fast

Selling your web site is a serious business. If someone is going to a real bid to buy your web site or blog and they have a question, you better be there to answer it for them. Don’t let questions and comments build up on your site auction without any responses. Be active on your auction page as much as you can, and always respond to all comments and answer questions in the most detail as possible. If you come across trolls or people that are bad mouthing your listing, contact Flippa and they will take care of it.

Flippa Comments

Due Diligence Report

If you have a really large and advanced web site or blog for sale, you can order a Flippa Due Diligence Report which costs $199. In short… “A full, hands-off Due Diligence solution that gives an in-depth overview of any potential problems, or any misrepresentation in the information provided by the seller.” – Though I would not think this service is necessary for anyone looking to sell a web site for less than $20,000.

Due Diligence Report

Accept Payments Through All Methods

When listing your site for sale on Flippa you have a few options for how you can accept payment. These methods are Paypal, Escrow and Credit Card. Paypal is used for the majority of transactions and Escrow is used when you are dealing with higher end sales (usually $5,000+). To make the most out of your auction, you should accept all payment methods (or at least Paypal and Escrow), as this will let the buyer know that you are serious and willing to work with them on a payment method.

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Make Your Listing Stand Out

Just like eBay, you can make your Flippa listings stand out from others on the site. With hundreds of active listings on the site it would be a good idea to get a little more exposure. Of course exposure comes with cost, so you better make sure you have a high end site for sale if you are going to spend some good money on promoting. I’ve listed some of the top listing enhancement for you below.

Flippa Premium Listings

Follow these simple steps and take the time to create the best auction you can and you will see a huge improvement in bids and sales prices for your sites when listing them through Flippa.

How You Can Bank on the Rocketing Gold and Silver Prices!

Since first purchasing some gold and silver in the early 2000s, I’ve sat in awe and watched as the prices have just skyrocketed over the past decade. From Gold at $400 an ounce, to now over $1500 an once… and Silver from a measly $7 to over $40 an ounce now. No matter what type of investments you are involved with, these are some amazing numbers… and they aren’t slowing down!

A one year chart of Silver vs. Gold is shown below. (provided by money.cnn.com)

So what… you missed getting gold when it was under $1000 an ounce, and probably won’t see silver in single digits any time soon either, but there is still a ton of money to be made… and you don’t even need to buy and sell precious metals to make it. Instead, you can partner with APMEX, the world’s largest precious metals affiliate program. The buying and selling of precious metals is going no where, and with the numbers continually skyrocketing, it means there is more money to be made now than ever before.

Precious Metals Affiliate Payouts… the Real Gold

With over 3500+ unique precious metals products, APMEX makes converting your traffic and earning commissions easy. APMEX offers a lucrative CPA commission structure.

  • Affiliates earn *$20* for every new customer sale up to 25 per month.
  • Affiliates will be upgraded to a *$30* commission level for 26-50 new customer sales per month.
  • Affiliates who send 51+ new customer sales per month will receive $40*per customer.

APMEX Affiliates take advantage of an industry leading 90 Day Cookie Duration.

Earn Residual Income on Sales for 6 months!

For six months after your new customers first purchase, you will earn an additional $10 commission for each repeat sale the customer makes at APMEX.

The APMEX affiliate program is really easy to join, and they are currently setup with both Shareasale and Commission Junction.

How to Promote and Make Money with APMEX

As mentioned, precious metals are an extremely hot topic right now. With the US dollar tanking, gas prices going through the roof and everyone looking for some stability… gold and silver keep testing and pushing past new highs every day. This means people are searching the internet every day for more information on precious metals and looking to buy.

Some potential methods to start generating affiliate revenue with APMEX are:

  • To create affiliate content sites which focus on different precious metals and bullion.
  • Create Facebook ad campaigns targeting to “gold and silver” interests.
  • Advertise through CPC/PPC on precious metals web sites.

No matter how you plan on promoting APMEX, they have a full affiliate team which is dedicated to providing you with custom ad copy and tools for making your ad campaigns succeed.

Visit the official APMEX affiliate program web site, or join directly through Shareasale and Commission Junction.