If you’ve read my book then you know that Domain Flipping is a two-step process. First it is essential to get good organic traffic coming to your name. A standard parking page can’t get the job done because they index very poorly with search engines. Building a custom parking page allows you to build-up a base-level of traffic and revenue from a domain before doing the full flip.
Keyword research can go a long way with custom parking pages. By writing your own, keyword-rich, high-quality content you can create a website that monetizes far better than any parking page. We recently purchased an older domain, CheapMercury.com registered in 1999. In the same week we also bought OnlineTravelTips.info which was already making around $5/month. Starting-out with a domain with a history like CheapMercury.com can mean greater search engine coverage and backlinks, which in the end equates to – traffic.
Buying a domain that is already making money is also a common practice of ours. Most of the time the names we buy are being monetized through parking services. I can oftentimes purchase a name making $2-$5 a month and turn it into a site making 10x that in a couple of months. This is before the domain is even flipped – just putting a custom parking page on it!
So you might be wondering what Domain Flipping is then? Domain Flipping is the next-step, once the custom parking sites have matured and are getting regular monthly traffic then it’s time to put a full-scale website on the domain. What you create is a valuable asset, a domain name, already making money with consistent monthly traffic and quality backlinks.
If you want to learn Domain Flipping don’t forget to read my book!