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July 6 2011

Zac Johnson Web Flipping for fun and profit

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Zac Johnson, my rock star buddy wrote the post below about his new book about flipping sites.
Zac is the shizzle on making money online.

Looking back over the past decade, it’s always been a thought in the back of my head to get more involved in web site flipping. There are so many people out there creating web sites and have such great ideas, but they don’t have the marketing mindset to take their site to the next level. The biggest disadvantage of getting involved in site flipping, is the annoying process of having to search out web sites, find the owner’s contact info then start to negotiate on a deal… it’s just a big hassle more than anything else.

Fortunately I wasn’t the only one seeing the need for an eBay type of site, that just focuses on domains and web sites. Then came out and has changed everything. With an extremely easy web site to use and navigate, it’s quickly become the world’s number one market place for selling web properties.

With that said, here are three dead simple reasons why you should be in the site flipping game.

1 – It’s Fast and Easy to Get Started

If you can eBay, then you can buy and sell web sites. I’ve seen web sites sell on Flippa for under $100 and domains are only $10 a piece to register. The entry level cost to get your feet wet is very low. As you start to get a grip on buying web sites, you will learn to fix up and monetize sites, then sell them for higher profits.

2 – Security & Support

One of the biggest problems with trying to buy web sites on your own, is that you don’t have a security blanket, or would need a lawyer to do all your legal work. This in itself would cost you a lot of time and money. Through Flippa, everything is already in place. With a feedback and trust rating system, users know who they are working with and all interaction between the buyer and seller is done through the site. Should there ever be a problem, Flippa has a record of all contacts. When it comes time for payment, Flippa is also setup with Paypal and Escrow payment options. Everything is in line to make each transaction smooth and satisfying for both customers.

3 – Huge Supply of Web Sites for Sale

With over 1,000 active daily listings on Flippa, how could you not find something that interests you? As the Flippa market place continues to grow, more web site owners are listing their properties for sale. Some listings have even been for Mark Zuckerberg’s originally web site that he worked on while at Harvard! And yes… some site listings on Flippa have even gone on to sell for over $1,000,000!

Become a Web Site Flipping Master

It’s simple and easy to get started. All you need is to create a free account at Flippa and you can get the ball rolling. After that it’s all about finding hidden gems in the hay stack that you can monetize and improve, then build them out or flip later on. Using these same principles and finding, I’ve been able to buy and sell over six figures worth of web sites of the years.

Using my experience and my addiction to spending hours upon hours looking through Flippa for new web sites to buy, I just finished writing my new book, “Flip This Web Site: How to Buy, Improve and Sell Web Sites on Flippa“, a comprehensive 150+ page guide that walks you through the whole process of creating a new web site, finding and buying under monetized web sites and creating a real site flipping business. I’ve also created a video series that walks you through the process. Check it out and let me know what you think.

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