Any website goes through a series of developmental stages. Mine do anyway, and there is no way to shortcut the natural growth and development that needs to take place before your site is ready to sell on Flippa.

How to grow your website in a year from zero to $855 sale price

This is the process I have started with my own sites that I am grooming for Flippa auctions. [click to continue…]

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Do you think anyone would really be interested in buying your website? Would putting it onto Flippa just cost you the fees? These were my concerns until I bit the bullet and put one up for auction.

Flippa is a website marketplace. If you have a website to sell it allows you to meet potential buyers from around the world.

How do you know that your website will sell?

You can never actually know in advance, but here are a few pointers:

  • Does it have a Google PR of 1 or better?opportunity for sale
  • Does it have an Alexa rank < 2 million?
  • Does it make a profit?
  • Is the domain name short(ish)?
  • Is the concept in “fashion”?
  • Is it at least a year old?
  • Is there at least 100 article posts?
  • Does it rank in Google™ for a good number of key words?
  • Is the content unique?

The more of this wish list your site can meet the more people will be interested in it. [click to continue…]

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How I Sold My PR1 Site for $855 on Flippa

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Can Anyone Earn Money Writing Online?

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Selling My Gardening Site on Flippa

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How Important Are Images?

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Are you struggling to get your head around images? I know I am. Is it worth it? Images are important because they make your posts more attractive to your readers. You are more likely to get Pinterest Pins, Facebook likes, etc. if you have images in your posts. What Kind of Images? Photos You need [...]

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22 Trashy Tools You Will Never Need

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Is Your Blog Boring? Boring Blogs Don’t Work

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Do you want people to remember and come back to your site? Then you need to stand out like a sore thumb in the mass of mediocrity that is the Internet. Site Design This is the first and most important aspect of your website; if it looks boring and the same as every other website, [...]

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Which Comes First – The Blog or the Visitors?

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Which comes first, the blog or the visitors? Ans: The blog Reasoning You need superb content and masses of it on a good-looking blog before you even start looking for visitors or they are never going to visit, read, link or join in. Your Objectives If you have any website your objectives will be the [...]

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Can You Fake Likes and Tweets?

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Pruning My Blogs

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Are you under pressure to keep up with all you blogs? I am, too. So, I am reducing the number of blogs I have to manage. Yesterday I more or less gave away BungalowRenovations.com and this week I am going to sell WebGardeningTips.com through Flippa.com. Reducing My Work Pressure I am still carrying too many [...]

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Is SEO a Big Con Trick?

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Are you paying someone to do your SEO? The whole concept of search engine optimisation is a big con. SEO companies charge enormous sums for their services, but are they really necessary? We are constantly being told how essential SEO is to our websites’ success. Who tells us? The SEO companies, of course. What do [...]

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Established DIY Blog Needs a New Home

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How Many Blogs Can Any One Person Manage?

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One GOOD blog or 6 mediocre ones

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