page title icon Off-Market Sites For Sale + Authority Business Blueprints – May 26 – Week 24

Welcome to Week 24! Today’s Authority Business Blueprints will feature two off-market deals (survival and car niches) brokered by The Website Flip, a public site on Flippa, and an aged domain from ODYS.Global.

Let’s get into the growth blueprints!

Site for Sale #1: PrepardnessAdvice.com

This site is being brokered by The Website Flip on behalf of a newsletter subscriber. The site is in the survival niche earning $733 over the last 6-months listed at a 35X multiple for $25,677. Fill out the form to express interest.

Website Summary

Type: Existing Content site

Niche: Survival

Revenue:

  • L3M: $727
  • L6M: $733
  • L12M: $677

The site earns revenue via AdThrive and Amazon Associates.

List Price: $25,677 (35X last 6-month average)

AHREFS

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Due Diligence Dashboard

The site was run through The Website Flip’s proprietary Due Diligence Dashboard. The site passed with no major red flags.

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Growth Blueprint

Highlights:

  • Aged since 2011
  • Traffic diversified across top pages (highest page gets 5%)
  • Quality backlinks from niche relevant sites
  • Steady site through various Google updates
  • Original owner (not the current owner) wrote all content. He was a real expert in the niche with multiple books. See here.
  • Included lead-magnet recipe book
  • Includes 1,073 articles published
  • Site is allowed to continue with AdThrive
  • Includes Facebook Page and Pinterest account
  • Monetized with AdThrive, which is the most premium ad network

Setbacks:

  • 2,742 email list database which has not been emailed to for over 6-months. The email list is “dead”.

Easy wins:

  • Perform content audit: with over 1000+ articles, most are not bringing any traffic. The best course of action is to merge, redirect, or delete content.
  • Implement AdThrive video ads: this will increase ad revenues and is quick to set up
  • Add content: no content has been added since the current owner took over the side in December 2020
  • Restart email list: This niche lends itself to growing a lucrative email list. Create a welcome series to share content on the site, and also affiliate products.
  • Use Amazon plugin (e.g., AAWP): use proper Amazon plugin with product boxes, comparison tables, call to action buttons. These are missing.

Takeaway

The survival niche is evergreen, always growing, and lucrative. There is a ton of content ideas and shoulder niches one can tap into. Monetization can be done with display ads, affiliate marketing, email marketing, and launching your own digital products.

This website is well-positioned for growth. The site has been around since 2011 with over 1,000 articles.

For easy wins, the site is already monetized with AdThrive so there is no room for improvement to other networks. The new owner should turn on video ads through AdThrive for increased revenues. Furthermore, new content should be added targeting affiliate products.

This site is being valued at a 35X multiple of the last 6-months average. The list price is $25,677.

Interested? View P&L, screenshots

For full details, view the current P&L, and all screenshots here.

If you are interested in learning more, please fill out the form below to express interest:


Site for Sale #2: EducatedDriver.org

This site is being brokered by The Website Flip on behalf of a newsletter subscriber. The site is in the car education niche earning $1,004 over the last 6-months listed at a 37X multiple for $37,148. Fill out the form to express interest.

Website Summary

Type: Existing Content site

Niche: Car, Education

Revenue:

  • L3M: $1,169
  • L6M: $1,004
  • L12M: $828

The site earns revenue via Amazon Associates, Ezoic, and other direct affiliate programs

List Price: $37,148 (37X last 6-month average)

AHREFS

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Due Diligence Dashboard

The site was run through The Website Flip’s proprietary Due Diligence Dashboard. The site has one red flag to be aware of as covered in the setbacks section below.

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Growth Blueprint

Highlights:

  • Aged since October 2017 with a DR of 56
  • Quality and relevant backlinks from BizJournals, CBS, AccuWatera, MarketWatch, Bustle, and more.
  • Multiple revenue sources (Amazon Associates, display ads, and direct affiliate programs)
  • Good mix of commercial and informational content
  • 352 total published articles; 26 new articles added last 30 days
  • Evergreen niche with plenty of growth opportunities
  • Combination of educational products with physical products
  • Last 12-month traffic is on an uptrend

Setbacks:

  • One page gets 21% of traffic over last 12-months. Over last-30 days, it’s 12%. Site has diversified over time so that’s good.

Easy wins:

  • Add comparison tables: pages that promote products do not have comparison tables. Adding these will increase CTR immediately resulting in higher revenue.
  • Add product boxes: adding a product box that shows the product image, features, and CTA will increase revenues.
  • Improve Google EAT: adding author bios to each article, authors to about pages, phone number, address, etc will increase authority. See tactics here.
  • Renegotiate commission rates: affiliate programs being in on average $300/mo. The new owner can push to have rates increased. Here are tactics on how to do that.

Takeaway

This is an excellent evergreen niche with plenty of opportunities for growth. The domain is memorable and well-branded allowing for more opportunities for growth. The site is diversified with multiple revenue sources.

For easy wins, many of the top pages that are commercial product-focused are not optimized for CRO; comparison tables and product boxes should be added. A change in site ownership to a new owner provides an opportunity to get acquainted and also ask for a commission increase on all private affiliate deals already set up. With these easy wins, adding at least another $200-$300 to revenue should be doable within 30 days.

This site is being valued at a 37X multiple of the last 6-months average. The list price is $37,148.

Interested? View P&L, screenshots

For full details, view the current P&L, and all screenshots here.

If you are interested in learning more, please fill out the form below to express interest:


Blueprint #3: USACanoeKayak.com

Type: Aged Domain

Niche: Kayaking

Source: ODYS.Global

Age: 1998 (23 years old)

Listed Price: $3,060

AHREFS:

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Backlinks: This domain includes notable backlinks from Wire.com, Men’s Journal, Club Express, Discover Magazine, ABC Directory, Team USA, and more

Site History:

This site used to be a hub for kayaking and water sports events. They offered memberships and included the latest news around Olympic water sports.

Here is a snapshot of the past site:

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Growth Blueprint

The kayaking niche is lucrative. Products are high-priced (above $1,000) thus the commissions are higher than your other traditional niches. The only challenge in this niche is the seasonality.

This is what I would do:

  • Add informational content around the best places to kayak around the U.S.
  • Add content on how to kayak, tips & tricks, etc.
  • Add commercial content on the best products

This niche would not lend itself to a lucrative email list or selling of your own digital products. Monetization can be done with display ads to begin with, and then affiliate products via Amazon Associates, and sporting goods retailers.


Blueprint #4: MyPerkyPet.com

Note: We covered this site in a past blueprint. The site has been relisted by the new owner. We are doing another review of this site.

Website Summary

Type: Existing Content Site

Niche: Pets

Source: Flippa (see here)

Revenue: $151/mo via Amazon Affiliate and Google Adsense (as listed on Flippa without a P&L; make sure to verify)

AHREFS

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Due Diligence

Highlights

  • Diversified traffic to many different pages
  • Lower competition topics in Pet niche (compared to dog/cat articles)
  • Well-designed site
  • New e-book added that is being marketed at $9.99

Setbacks

  • The website lacks Google EAT
  • The new owner installed two Google Analytics tracking IDs thus leading to double counting of pageviews from January 2021 onwards

Easy Wins

  1. Immediately switch to Ezoic from Google Adsense. This will immediately add at least $250-$300 per month to revenue with minimal impact to affiliate commissions.
  2. Product images in Comparison Tables are not linked to Amazon. This easy fix will lead to increased revenue.
  3. Remove Featured Image and social media share links on all articles. These are distractions.
  4. Add affiliate links within the content
  5. Test Chewy affiliate program for further revenue
  6. Improve the landing page, copy, and checkout process for the e-book

Takeaway

As stated, the site has been relisted by the current owner. They acquired it in January 2021. Since then, they added an e-book, and implemented Google Adsense. There are still many of the easy wins left.

The Flippa listing is missing a detailed P&L and month-by-month earnings screenshots. Make sure to ask for those from the seller.

Overall, I like niche topics that are evergreen like this one. Partner this with the quality backlink profile and content, it’s a good purchase.


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Wrap Up

That’s it for this week. If you are interested in acquiring any sites we are brokering, please fill out the form here.

These blueprints lay out the high-level strategies to accelerate your ROI after the acquisition. Of course, the real effort is putting all of this into practice.

Doing as much due diligence as possible will ensure you hone your skillsets in finding good deals and opportunities in the future.

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Analyzed by Mushfiq S

Mushfiq has been buying, growing, and selling website assets since 2008. His first exit was in 2010. Since then, he has done 175 website flips with multiple 6-figure exits. Learn more about Mushfiq.


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