Flippa Friday: PitchingMachinesNow.com Sells for $149,000

Flippa had another blockbuster sale this week with PitchingMachinesNow.com selling for $149,000. If you look at just the Domain Name you probably could never see why this would be worth six-figures, look at the business and it makes a whole lot of sense. This is an online business that makes over $8,000/month in profit and has incredible rankings in Google for “pitching machines” and “batting cages”. When I search on Google for “pitching machines” I see the stellar ranking for PitchingMachinesNow.com and PitchingMachines.net, but PitchingMachines.com is nowhere to be found and thus missing-out on a ton of potential revenue.

pitching_machines_nowThis is a great sale for Flippa and the owner of this business that took an “okay” domain name and turned it into a real online business. Not only has the owner made a great deal of money with the business, they also now walk-away with $149,000 to invest in their next venture. If you parked this domain or put a 5-10 page MiniSite on it I can assure you there would be less than $100/month on the table.

Along with this blockbuster sale Flippa also had a number of other great sales this week, below are some of my favorites:

  • HurricaneCenter.com – $7,500
  • Synbux.com – $6,000
  • NursingSchoolPrograms.com – $5,800
  • GetIMBackGuide.com – $12,000
  • DressupCookingGames.com – $9,000
  • Tek3D.org – $10,000

As usual it just goes to show that a domain name is only a starting-point for a great online business. Along with passive income these businesses can generate nice sales where the domain along might be hard to sell for more than $100.

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  • Leonard Britt May 6, 2011, 12:17 pm

    Why would the owner of a business generating $8k month in profit be willing to sell it for $149k. After commission they probably net ~17 months of profit? $8k/month is nearly $100k annually – decent money in this economy. Why sell unless you believe another Google update is going to severly undermine the business.

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  • hed.co - High End Domains May 6, 2011, 1:17 pm

    Great, I also see on your list synbux $6000, a similar site (click advertising) called palmbux reached $12500.

    Don’t know if these bux sites are hot on flippa or what but I own buxad.com and get daily traffic from it, never thought developing it.

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  • Andrew Hyde May 6, 2011, 1:44 pm

    I have to agree with Leonard, the sales on Flippa look bogus. If you do the math, they just don’t add up. In the details that i have previously reviewed, some of these sales the site had six months of development time, only a few months of earnings and aren’t even selling for a year’s earnings? If it was doing good, simply why would the owner keep it. Something doesn’t smell right.

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    • Morgan May 7, 2011, 10:48 am

      @Andrew The company made over 45 million dollars last year. Yes, there are some scams on there, no denying that. However there are LOTS of really solid online businesses that are sold every single day. As for what multiple people sell for, that’s up to them. At the end of the day selling for 18x monthly revenue is something that happens all the time, everyone has a different threshold. I’ve sold names for 15x monthly revenue and 40x, it all depends on the name and what could be done to leverage the money.

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  • Jose Augusto May 11, 2011, 6:04 pm

    My comments get deleted. Ok.

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  • Jose Augusto May 11, 2011, 6:05 pm

    In one word: bought traffic.

    So, you’re saying PitchingMachinesNow[dot]com is better than PitchingMachines[dot]com?

    Are you sure you’re still a domainer?

    P.S:I was unfair, I guess it was the urls on the comments. Sorry about that.

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  • Marc June 14, 2011, 2:10 am

    this website is highly rely on Google search traffic, the backlinks are not that solid, now the keywords are no longer on 1st position, maybe due to Google’s favourite on Big Brands, Morgan, you also have a post about “Product Domains Dead?”, I guess that’s the answer, the website owner sold it at the right time!

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