How to Make Money by Selling Websites

By | January 19, 2009

Flipping websites is becoming the craze because it is a great way to make money online. The internet has become a market for virtual real estate. Websites that are referred to as virtual real estate are very similar to physical real estate. You can build or purchase a piece of virtual property, dress it up, renovate it, and then sell it to the highest bidder or to the first qualified buyer that comes your way. It may seem rather easy, but the truth is that there is an art to flipping websites. You really have to know what appeals to potential buyers, and where you can find qualified buyers. Simply, you have to be aware what potential buyers are looking for in a high quality website in the present market.

Setting up the website 

When building a site from scratch, the first thing you have to do is to buy an effective domain name. You should invest in a memorable and unique domain name that relates to what your site is offering.  A good domain name will also net you more cash.  Presently, domains with the .com extension can have a higher value than domains with .net or .org extensions.

From there,  you must set up the website. Make sure the website is attractive, but don’t crowd it with too much. An individual can become easily distracted when visiting a website. You want it to appeal to your buyer just like it would appeal to the average web surfer. You need them to say, “Wow, I love this” and you want them to have a vision for it.  

You may even decide that you will customize the website for an additional fee. This is a great way to make more money and the buyer will be more likely to buy off of you instead of someone else. This is especially true if they like your style.  

Who are the buyers? 

The buyers are big companies looking for another website to add to their arsenal. They are also individuals looking for an established website that will allow them the freedom to do what it is they need to do to become successful. Basically, your buyers are anyone willing to spend high dollar on a high quality website that will add to their business.  

In other words, it is best to not rely on individuals just starting a brand new business or organizations to buy your websites. They will most likely go ahead and buy their own domain for a lower price because they are operating on a budget. Then again, you may be able to work out some excellent deals for these types of individuals, which means you could increase your customer base.  

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