Buying and Selling Websites Market Update November 12-25, 2010

I recently got a tip of a great website to purchase just a day before Thanksgiving. I was so excited I walked from an important game of Candy Land with my daughter to hear more about it from a referral source that was letting Chris and I know the details.

The deal sounded almost to good to be true. We would be netting mid six figures per month with a 7-8 times monthly net to purchase the site. All revenue was generated from adsense and didn’t require a lot of work. In fact we did some basic due diligence to see what keywords the site was ranked in. All were top three. Things were looking good.

Then with one basic check about an hour in to our due diligence we realized the whole thing was a scam. If we hadn’t known to check some basic ownership criteria for the site we could have been out a very large amount of money. What happened was the seller listed a site on one of the major auction sites (don’t want to say which one to give them a bad name because normally you find good deals on their site). However, the site wasn’t his to sell. With a quick call to the real owner the listing was taken down within a few hours.

I bring this up only to tell you that I normally don’t walk away from a competitive game a Candy Lane to learn about these type of deals and never again will I. I’ve always told myself to watch out for those deals that appear just too good to be true and never be in a rush to buy a site. The more rushed you are the less time you will take to do your due diligence on a site to purchase. Flipping websites is a great business but just like anything there are those looking to scam people.

With a look at this weeks sellers on Flippa.com you’ll see what’s hot and what’s not in the buying and selling websites market for the month of November.

November 12-18, 2010

Name

#Bids Sale Price

($)

Established Visitor/Month Profit/Month

($)

Multiple on Net Rev
Degreejump.com 1 23,000 Jan 2008 1,000 10,669 2.2
Blackopsforum.com 11 14,100 Apr 2010 300,000 300 47
Goodbye-stretch-marks.com 5 11,680 Jan 2008 4,500 1,000 11.7
Jjwirelessworld.com 25 10,000 Mar 2009 8,900 1,600 6.25
Osdesigner.net 3 10,000 May2006 12,000 140 71.4
Eyenot.com 1 10,000 Jan 2009 0 0 n/a
Theps4forums.com 15 6,200 Feb 2009 25,000 200 31
Smartyinternet.com 23 5,701 Aug 2009 130,000 1,011 5.6
Math-worksheets.co.uk 17 5,500 Mar 2003 29,767 196 28.1
Spudaroo.com 11 5,200 Jan 2009 2,200 0 n/a
Okmon.com 5 4,500 Oct 2010 5,156 2,562 1.8
Onlinestudent.com 18 4,094 Aug 2010 500 0 n/a
Logoninstant.com 16 4,000 Mar 2008 20,344 110 36.4
End-Ovarian-Cysts.com 8 4,000 Aug 2009 2,000 300 13.3
FBLike.co 26 4,000 Oct  2010 232 867 4.6

November 19-25, 2010

Name

#Bids Sale Price

($)

Established Visitor/Month Profit/Month

($)

Multiple on Net Rev
Furnishedrentals.com 1 300,000 Jan 2009 6,000 0 n/a
Bolcitybol.com 1 150,000 Jan 2009 15,000 0 n/a
Rrwdg.org 5 50,000 Aug 2007 1,000 13,000 3.9
Elfather.com 3 20,700 Oct 2005 2,253 0 n/a
Archicentral.com 27 15,000 May 2008 100,853 820 18.3
Papercash.com 1 12,500 May 2010 12,270 558 22.4
Zlwo.com 2 10,000 Oct2007 22,000 400 25
Priceit.in 19 10,000 Jan 2009 80,000 600 16.7
Fbo.com.au 1 10,000 Aug 2002 500 1,200 8.3
Workstationoptimizer.com 13 8,500 Feb 2009 2,000 500 17
Ifbux.com 34 8,500 Sep 2010 1,500,000 4,500 1.9
Createfunnylogo.com 32 6,500 Sep 2010 113,000 306 21.2
Developerholic.com 16 6,000 May 2009 4,710 1,241 4.8
Songscafe.com 15 6,000 Jul 2007 50,000 500 12
Buy-twitter-followers.net 22 5,500 Jul 2010 9,289 1,246 4.4

About David Gass

David Gass is a serial entrepreneur, author and sought after speaker for his expertise in buying and selling websites, business financing and entrepreneurship. David has several programs available for teaching others to make money buying, selling and flipping websites. Find him on Google
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