The newbie would be me =D
I think I just made my entrance to the online marketing world the expensive way..
Please look at this flippa auction;
Seller had a 999$ BIN and also offered other site as a bonus if you'd BIN (which wasnt monetizing, but had a catchy name & design)
So I enter in contact with the guy (claims from Singapore, but traced back to Indonesia) via messenger, and made him a 750$ offer. He asked if I could do 800$..
But I stick to 750$ and he accepted. In just about an hour I was the new owner of my first site... (this was ysterday) -
OK the guy gave me access to his wp panel, the site files remains in their original host. Just finished the adsense/analitics recoding to see the site is not making $$...
I dont see the adsense counter increasing - I see 20 unique visitors in 12 hours - more or less the traffic he is claiming- but no 5$ a day in adsense whatsoever.
I dont know maybe its too early to know but I try to analize counterclock here in case I have to make a paypal dispute or something like that...
I just wanna know by your first sight evaluation if this is a Scam or not
I just got carried away by the passive income claims and did not pay attention to;
1- his english is nice on the Ad, but through MSN he had bad grammar and took time answering (like if translating in the middlle...)
2- I asked for traffic proves of past months and he claimed "I changed the analitics (or adsense, dont recall) script past month and all data erased
3- he didnt push too much for his 800$ counteroffer, i did not have to further negotiate my 750$ position
4- he has a video in the Ad, proving adsense income. The adsense account # didnt match with the adsense code embedded in the actual site. Of course I only realized this while changing this code with mine..
Please help deliberate and what steps should I take? does flippa usually helps? or once the ownership of a site is transferred the transaction is considered succesful?
Thanks a lot!