$558,582 in Websites Sold On Flippa Last Week

While the world economy is coming apart at the seams, Flippa, the #1 online marketplace for websites is firing on all cylinders and growing like crazy. Just last week the company made over $558,582 in sales bringing their overall sales just shy of $64 million.

flippa_siteThe $558,582 in sales came from a total of 6,734 bids and company still boasts a sales rate of 58% over the last three months which is pretty darn impressive if you ask me. Some of the top sales this month include:

TwitrBackgrounds.com – $110,000

Ultimate-Tattoo-Bible.com – $80,000

iAutoBlog.com – $55,000

MassCops.com – $30,000

What many people might not realize is that there are lots of even bigger sales going on within Flippa through their private auctions. These auctions do not display the site or price publicly and often for higher-quality assets this is the preferred method by both buyer and seller. On that note an Affiliate Review Website sold in the mid six-figure range last week and is yet another shining example of the real businesses that are selling on Flippa every single day, for real money.

Just think, any of these domains above probably wouldn’t sell for more than $100 on their own. Couple these with a real business, traffic, and revenue and you’ve turned $100 into a five-figure sale. Flippa could easily end November with over four million in sales and in December I think the sky is the limit as more buyers tend to come-out towards the very end of the year.

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  • jj November 18, 2011, 7:23 pm

    “Just think, any of these domains above probably wouldn’t sell for more than $100 on their own. Couple these with a real business, traffic, and revenue and you’ve turned $100 into a five-figure sale”

    Doh. You’re talking apples and oranges here.

    • Morgan November 18, 2011, 8:19 pm

      @JJ – my point here is that you can build a real business on any domain name. So many people have great domains that aren’t making a penny. When people are making six-figures with mediocre domains and good businesses it should make you stop and think.

      I’m all about maximizing my investments and as investors we all should be dedicated to this goal! Gone are the days of changing your nameservers and collecting a check each month, the opportunity is there, it just depends who decides to act on it!

  • Neil Armstrong November 18, 2011, 7:48 pm

    Yes, it is amazing what employing a designer and programmer can achieve, isn’t it? Truly impressive figures there….. Especially for a long, two-hyphen name like Ultimate-Tattoo-Bible.com

  • Babak November 18, 2011, 9:29 pm

    I own,

  • jj November 18, 2011, 9:35 pm

    Morgan, you fail to realize that for some Domaining IS the business. Think about it.

  • RH November 18, 2011, 10:15 pm

    JJ you make a good point, and that is the thing you got to look at with domaining. People into domaining strictly don’t care about the other stuff. I think they should because straight domaining without a great portfolio or big budget is hard for the average domainer to make consistent money.

  • Maksim November 19, 2011, 4:24 am

    Impressive, especialy website with hyphen sale,
    Thanks Morgan for keeping us update with sales on Flippa.

  • Jim November 19, 2011, 6:40 am

    There is a lot of desperate money chasing new business ventures on flippa. Real estate has collapsed in value, as has interest rates. A lot of the sales on flippa are complete and utter trash, some sites are an algorithm update away from being thrown out of google and only a small percentage of sales have real genuine potential.

    There is only one winner on flippa and that is the guys that run it, they are making money hand over fist and good luck to them for doing it.

  • John November 19, 2011, 6:13 pm

    Some impressive sales there, flippa has had an outstanding year with site sales.

  • RAYY.co November 20, 2011, 4:27 am

    I like TwitrBackgrounds.com website.

    It’s a really good full-pn business that generate profitable income. Customers pay $89 for one good custom design twitter background image. Very simple business model.

    I agree with Morgan ,”…all about maximizing my investments and as investors we all should be dedicated to this goal! Gone are the days of changing your nameservers and collecting a check each month, the opportunity is there, it just depends who decides to act on it!…”

    Time to develop real business website that generate incomes… rather than collecting checks from Adsense, parking, affiliate programes etc…

  • RAYY.co November 20, 2011, 4:30 am

    Correction, “full-pn” should be full-on . Typing error…sorry…

  • Andrew (Flippa) November 20, 2011, 3:02 pm

    @Jim – I think you’ll find the vast majority of website buyers are fully across the risks of relying on SEO alone for traffic and this is reflected in the sale price. Sites that tend to rely on more black-hat style SEO (think scraped content, unrelated or purchased backlinks) will typically sell for a lower multiple than those with a rock solid SEO foundation (quality content and relevant/authoritative backlinks). Flippa facilitate due diligence on this by providing copyscape scores as well as linking to the Google view of the site’s backlinks. Naturally, sites with more direct traffic and an existing user base will go for even higher multiples.

    I find most folk who are not clear about the sorts of sites for sale on Fippa tend to rely on a one-off snapshot from the Buy or New Listings pages. Its worth checking out the Most Active listing (a bit like crowdsourcing site quality) or using the age/traffic/revenue filters off the https://flippa.com/buy page to get a better feel for some of the great sites for sale on Flippa.

  • Jim December 6, 2011, 9:14 pm

    @Andrew- I KNOW you’ll find that more and more people will be reporting BAD EXPERIENCES WITH FLIPPA because it is becoming more clear FLIPPA DOES NOT CARE WHAT KIND OF FRAUD IS COMITTED as long as they get paid!!

    When MOST FOLK go on a site purported to be the “WORLDS LARGEST” they should have a greater expectation of safety than some no-name shady website that could be gone tomorrow. HOWEVER, MANY PEOPLE ARE SHOCKED TO LEARN HOW FLIPPA REFUSES TO TAKE ANY ACTION AGAINST SELLERS COMMITTING OBVIOUS FRAUD ON THEIR WEBSITE SALES!!

    The OLD WEST at least had a few honest marshalls who did what they could to make things right, but FLIPPA TAKES LET THE BUYER BEWARE TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL!!

    Simply HOPING buyers are able to discern what crap is being falsely claimed as real income is not a model for good business FOR ANYONE BUT THE OWNERS OF FLIPPA AND THE CON ARTISTS WHO ARE ABLE TO CONTINUE TO SELL CRAP WITH NO INTERFERENCE FROM FLIPPA!!

  • Andrew (Flippa) December 7, 2011, 4:46 pm

    Hi Jim.
    To be honest, I thought the same thing when I started with Flippa however the reality on the ground is much different – and not just with our buyer satisfaction metrics on the up and up.

    When people talk about “shady websites” they are generally referring to one of three scenarios:
    1. Websites that they feel are of low value
    2. Websites where some of the claims don’t seem to stack up
    3. Websites where there is solid evidence that the claims being made are false

    The majority of cases exist in #1. To this end, buyers simply should not buy sites that fall below their own criteria. This does not make a site “shady” and the final sell price tends to reflect their broader low value. Be assured most website buyers have a good understanding of what they’re doing and bid objectively based on their circumstance – again this defines final sale price.

    Where claims don’t seem to stack up, there is little Flippa can do apart from strongly encourage all buyers to conduct their own due diligence and provide a set of tools to assist with this (eg copyscape, verified google analytics, backlinks, pagerank stats etc and our Pro Website Buyers Guide at https://flippa.com/deals). This is important even when the claims DO stack up. A 6 month old site with too much traffic is suspicious rather than fraudulent. Buyers do their own digging and make their own call. Our comment system tends to be a way for users to share learnings on this (we do reinstate deleted comments if we deem them to be relevant or the sale).

    The final one is actually the least common – where we have evidence that the seller’s claims are false. One example is someone selling a dropped domain – claiming the website is 10 years old even though there are no entries in google older than 1 month and the waybackmachine records indicate the domain was redirecting for the last 5 years. When we learn of these, we take action and remove them from the marketplace.


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