There are many ways to make money online. You can make money online from affiliate marketing, providing services or selling goods on the Internet. Speaking of selling goods or properties online, one potentially profitable business activity is developing and selling websites on the Internet. Just like the development of real properties (e.g., land and building), website development and selling can give you substantial income if done properly. In the online parlance, it is called website flipping. As it may sounds simple, it involves the development of a website and then selling it for profit. If you have the capital or a bigger budget, you can buy running websites rather than develop from scratch – then sell it for profit.
To start from site flipping, you need to be creative and speculative. Based on my experience, the following are some of the important features of a website that attracts buyers.
Most buyers buy a website to make profit, although there are few who buy it for personal use. If you want to sell a website at a good selling price, your website should have a good profit history. Meaning, it should be earning and generating profit. It’s maybe the first thing that a buyer or web investor looks for a website to buy.
Popularity and traffic
Aside from profit, buyers also take a look if a website is popular and receive traffic. Traffic converts to leads, sales and profit. A good website has good traffic. Good traffic are organic and not paid traffic.
Selling something involves marketing, and one important element of marketing is “price”. If you want to make a successful website sale, you should assure to offer the most reasonable price. Remember that an overly priced web property will drive buyers away.
The quality of a website signifies its current as well as potential traffic and income. Some websites, because of lack of extensive search engine optimization (SEO) and maximization of profit, are not currently receiving tons of visitors and earning substantial profit. However, some web entrepreneurs invest on this type of websites because of their quality and what they can do on them in the future in terms of profit.
Website flipping, once the sale happens, involves the transfer of the website and its domain to the new owner. This process includes the transfer of the website contents and files to a new web host; or the domain to a new registrar. The process also consists of assisting the new owner in running the website during the early stage of his ownership. All of these are important things that a website seller should offer to buyers.
What is the importance of Alexa ranking to your website or blog? Is the ranking system reliable? According to Alexa’s “Gathering Web Usage information, it utilizes web usage information coming from the community of Alexa Toolbar users. This means that a website’s Alexa Ranking depends on the traffic generated from visitors who have installed Alexa Toolbar in their internet browsers. This also means that your regular visitors who don’t have the toolbar will not contribute to your ranking. Alexa ranking is based on the three month traffic rank trend of a website. This trend is calculated according to the following:
1. Reach – percent of global internet users who visited a website Read more
It is every webmaster’s dream to position their websites at the top of the world’s biggest search engine results page, like in Google, Yahoo and Bing. That’s why they will try to do everything from content writing, to link building, to even engaging in expensive online promotion system just to obtain that goal. When it comes to website development (in terms of traffic, ranking and popularity), most experts say that content is king, while others are claiming that it is instead SEO. This debate has already become trendy in many articles and blog posts from around the web. I even said in one of my article that content is king who is living in a marketing castle. In my opinion, content and Search Engine Optimization should not compete with each other. Why? It’s because they are part of each other. Content writing is part of SEO and SEO can be applied through content writing. Furthermore, SEO can also be applied through link building or online promotion. But among content, link building and online promotion, I still consider content as still and will still be… the king. The main reason? It is in our contents that our websites become genuinely marketable and constantly useful. Read more
Facebook is the most popular social networking site in the in the Internet today. It is also the 4th most visited website in the world (behind Google, Yahoo and Youtube) according to Alexa rankings. Facebook is operated and owned by Facebook, Inc. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his fellow computer science major students and his roommates Eduardo Saverin Dustin.
Users can freely join networks organized by city, workplace, school and region. People can also invite and add friends and send them messages, and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves. According to Facebook’s Press Release statistics, it has already more than 25 million active users. More than 120 million of those active users log on to Facebook at least once a day. This statistic shows that many people have already been addicted in using Facebook – and that includes me. Read more