I've done a blog post on how the market for starter sites has taken a hit or, to use Luke's words, the honeymoon is over.
Evangelists in that market, like flippingawesome.com, have bailed. buyingandsellingwebsites.com are not taking any more new members. etycoon.net, a site that shares a bed with Flippa, used to make two posts a week and they haven't made a "flip alert" now for two months.
But some don't give up.
Step forward Ryan Malone. Not only has he bought flippingawesome.com, he's titled himself the original Flipping Broker (or "original Flippa broker" if you go by the header on his site) and set up a website to take on broking work.
He does say he won't take on crap sites
Hmm. I see no mention of profit. I wonder what his definition of crap is.To be as blunt as possible, I donít sell crap. I sell websites that are of value to the Flippa market place, so this means that there will be a minimum age for the website, a minimum level of traffic (or traffic quality), and to reiterate that, the brokering fee will be a measure of the time that it takes me to list an auction, get the sales copy written, and create videos, etc.
Bad move? Or a Warren Buffet kind of buy-when-everybody-else-is-selling savvy? And what do you think will be Flippa's response to his use of their name in his new title?