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Case Studies

Receive case studies with growth tactics we apply on our content sites. Apply the strategies to your sites to expedite growth and position for a flip. See example.

Data-Driven Guides

With over 200+ website flips, we share our successes, failures, and industry insights. Each guide is data-driven, no fluff, and actionable. See example.

Websites For Sale

Each week we feature the best website businesses, brandable and aged domains for sale. We share actionable growth strategies for each business. See example.


Case Studies

Our active case studies showcase how we buy, grow, and flip websites. Follow us on the journey with monthly updates.

outdoor site case study

Learn how we grew the site from $300/mo to $7,000/mo in 9 months. Read more.

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Learn how we grew the site from $1K/mo to $9K/mo. Read more.

Growing The Website Flip Case Study

We grew TheWebsiteFlip.com to a 7-figure valuation. Read more.

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Learn how we apply data-driven methods to 10X growth on our acquisitions!


Buying & Selling Websites

With over 14 years of experience and 200+ website asset transactions, we share our framework, data, and insights into buying websites. We also share the process of selling websites once you’ve grown the revenue and traffic.


Niche Site Insights


Other Guides

Our growth guides are jam-packed with actionable tactics you can apply to your existing portfolio or website flipping strategy.


Deal Flow

We analyze content websites and aged domains for sale on public and private marketplaces. Every week we compile the best deal flow and provide a summary of the stats, pros, cons, easy wins, and growth blueprints.

Track record: 73% of the website we’ve analyzed have increased in traffic, earnings, and valuation after 12 months.


Our Products

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Get the deep-dive website flipping course with 6+ hours of videos, due diligence reviews, site teardowns, and templates.

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Get the deep-dive aged domain course with 4+ hours of videos, real-life case studies, and more.

Learn exactly how I’ve used aged domains to build content sites with 6 & 7-figure valuations

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Who’s Behind The Website Flip?

Hey, Mushfiq here! My team and I have been buying, growing, and flipping online businesses since 2008. Our first website in the VoIP vertical was acquired in 2010 by a prominent media company. Since then, we’ve transacted on 200+ websites to date with several 6-figure exits.

I started this newsletter, The Website Flip, to document my team’s journey with case studies, and help newcomers understand the website flipping space. No fluff. Straight actionable content.

Follow on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn! Also, you can hire me to help you build a content business.

Mushfiq

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.

Make sure to check out the website flipping course for a detailed deep dive into the concepts.

How do I become a website flipper?

The process of getting started can be boiled down to these high-level steps:

  1. Decide on if you are going to build a site from scratch or buy one
  2. If buying, find a website to buy from different brokers, marketplaces, or private sellers
  3. Perform website due diligence
  4. Negotiate back and forth with the broker or seller to determine its worth
  5. Acquire the site and transfer ownership to your accounts
  6. Grow the site’s traffic and revenues
  7. Position the site for sale
  8. Flip the website for profit
  9. Rinse and repeat

There are tons of nuances in all of these steps.

If you want to save time, we launched The Course on Website Flipping, which covers the ins and outs of getting started over 6+ hours of videos. Get a decade of experience in a single day!

Is website flipping profitable?

Yes, website flipping is profitable. The Website Flip has done 200+ 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

This was a selection of our website flips that we have niche site case studies for. For insights across most of our website flips since 2018, read this write-up.

How are website valuations calculated?

On average in 2021, content websites are selling at 35 to 45 times monthly average profits, or in other words 2.9 to 3.75 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 $35,000 to $45,000.

Read the detailed framework on website valuations.

Where can I buy and sell websites?

For more information on where to buy a website, check out this guide on website brokers. If you are looking to sell a website, check out The Website Flip Brokerage services.

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.


See What Our Fans Are Saying

Check out what our fans are saying about our newsletter and website flipping services.

The Website Flip testimonial from Jared Bauman at Niche Pursuits

“Mushfiq is very knowledgable about his subject matter and a great resource.

His website is an in-depth resource, and I gained a lot from my consulting session with him.”

– Jared Bauman from NichePursuits.com

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“Mushfiq is the real deal. I started following his newsletter at the beginning of the year and this is how my site progressed:

January – $386.91
February – $1,130
March – $1,974.98

Would recommend :)”

– Josh May

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“Five Stars for Mushfiq’s Consulting Service! I read a TON of info on websites and Mushfiq’s is absolutely top of the stack. Always actionable, to the point, honest and on the mark. I hired Mushfiq to do a tear-down review/video consult of one of my larger sites and it was a terrific investment. Highly recommend!”

– Rachel Parisi


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