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With over 175 successful website flips, we share our successes, failures, and industry insights. Each guide is data-driven, no fluff, and actionable. See example.
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Questions About Website Flipping
We receive many questions. Here are answers to the most common ones:
What is website flipping?
Website flipping is the idea of building or buying a content website, growing revenues, and then selling it. The goal is to sell the website for more than you bought it for, thus profiting. The debate whether to build vs buy a niche site is a personal decision, but both have pros and cons.
The skillsets needed for website flipping include search engine optimization (SEO), niche research, market research, monetization research, conversion rate optimization (CRO), and project management. Many of these tasks can be outsourced to specialists if need be.
How are website valuations calculated?
On average in 2021, content websites are selling at 30 to 40 times monthly average profits, or in other words 2.5 to 3.33 times annual profits. The average profits are calculated usually using the profits from the last 6-months or last 12-months (if the niche is seasonal).
Example: if a site is earning $1,000 per month on average across the last 6-months, then the site can sell for around $30,000 to $40,000
Is website flipping profitable?
Yes, website flipping is profitable. The Website Flip has done 175+ website acquisitions, which we’ve bought, grown, and sold. Several of these acquisitions have been 6-figure exits. Here are the numbers behind a few of our flips:
- Wellness website: acquired for $5,650 in July 2020 and sold in December 2020 for $30,100. The site was earning $300/mo and when sold it was earning $936/mo.
- Dating website: acquired for $32,000 in early 2019 earning about $1,000/mo. The site currently earns $9,000/mo. The site is valued at $315,000 to $350,000.
- Outdoor website: acquired for $23,000 in April 2020. The site was earning $300/mo. We scaled the site to earn $3,000 to $6,000 per month depending on the time of the year. The site valued at $140,000 to $160,000.
As you can see, website flipping is profitable. When growing a site, we are building up the monthly income and simultaneously the website asset value. It’s this two-pronged approach that makes the business model lucrative.
Where can I buy and sell websites?
Can I invest into websites without operating?
Yes! We did a deep dive write-up into website investment funds. The operator of the fund raises money, acquires the websites, and operates them. It’s hands-off for the investors.
The alternative is to hire dedicated website operators, who will manage the day-to-day of your website portfolio on your behalf. In return, they usually charge a fixed fee plus equity.
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