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Reading my last post, I realized my criteria is a bit sketchy. I want the site I buy to be profitable - or potentially so and I'm a bit open to whether the site produces and active or passive income.
A note here: I do think the idea of passive income is a bit of a misnomer because every site needs some attention. Some need more than others. The one thing I DO want to avoid is 'buying a job". So to continue with the criteria...
What price range? There are a couple
Many years ago when I decided to ditch the day job and make a living from the web I didn't realise just how much time it takes to manage the average website.
If it's a blog you need to make regular posts, clean comment spam, engage with users who are commenting, read other blogs in the niche and comment in there, update Word Press regularly, update plugins... and while all this is fun for someone who's running his blog as a hobby, I was intending to make a living from this interweb
What to look for when buying a website?
What KIND of site should I buy?
What business model should I invest in? What should I avoid?
Really the criteria could (and might) make several posts. After all, I'm laying out the standards that will rule my investment. And this IS an investment... a business. So my first criteria is to look for something that will turn a PROFIT.
Actually, I'll be looking for a website that already turns a profit. This eliminates
There is a large amount of information about site flipping and similar subjects, freely available or as part of a paid product. The vast majority focus on selling turnkey sites.
Firstly, this is NOT site flipping. This is merely selling turnkey sites. In previous posts I have discussed what flipping really is, so those who continue to disguise turnkey selling as flipping are wrong. I know that myself and many others involved in the REAL site flipping circles are frustrated by the widely
My name is Andy Havens and I'll be blogging about my first venture into the world of buying a website.
I've never done this before, but I am not new to the Internet. Most of my online experience is in copywriting and business consulting - this is where most of income derives from too. I've also built quite a few sites myself and participated in several other ventures. Basically, I've wandered around, spent a little - okay a lot - and made a little. To date, my clients