Making a living on Internet: Why not buy some established website ?

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  1. makemoneyonline profile image32
    makemoneyonlineposted 10 years ago

    In Lissie post
    I said I was looking for opportunites to build a realistic plan and one of my idea would be to buy some already established sites.

    Some entrepeneurs want to sell some of their sites that are not on their core business, for example I saw one established dot com mogul willing to sell a portfolio of websites which earn about 3000$ per month minimum for 20 times this amount.

    What do you think ? Would you do it ?

  2. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
    pauldeedsposted 10 years ago

    It would depend on how much effort is required to operate them and whether they are built on the shaky foundation of short term traffic generating tricks or if they were built for the long haul.  For the former, 20x monthly revenue is probably too high -- for the latter it really depends.

  3. makemoneyonline profile image32
    makemoneyonlineposted 10 years ago

    Thanks Paul for your opinion. More precisely I was thinking about this proposal: … -for-sale/

    ( I saw it when creating my hub here: … s-everyday )

  4. makemoneyonline profile image32
    makemoneyonlineposted 10 years ago

    I prefer to start small and buy something less than 1000$ at the beginning.

    So today I bought two sites; when they will get rewamped I may show them to you smile

  5. stubbs profile image62
    stubbsposted 10 years ago

    I hope you asked for definitive proof of these websites earnings before you bought them, anyone could say their website makes thousands of dollars a day and not prove it.

    i wonder if my websites worth anything? its no.1 spot in Google for its perfect targeted keyword, worked hard on its seo.

    1. makemoneyonline profile image32
      makemoneyonlineposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      As for the first portfolio site the guy has a true business and you should be able to check the accounting.

      But currently I do buy site for their pagerank or for their turnkey solution so it's cheaper.

  6. profile image0
    terrygposted 10 years ago

    MMO a very interesting post and this is something I am quite into. I see the ebay problem of buying so called established sites with Adsense earnings across the board to make one think the site is established. Alexa traffic rank toolbar kills that idea straight away.

    Have you ever considered buying expired domains, with page rank, still listed and getting traffic?

    1. makemoneyonline profile image32
      makemoneyonlineposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yes but didn't search seriously yet smile

  7. lavenderstreak profile image57
    lavenderstreakposted 10 years ago

    I'm surely not an expert (yet), but I have heard that this is a way to bring in some established traffic. For me, I'm just getting started building my blogs, creating Hubs here and learning more about how to monetize blogs. Check out Yaro Starak's Entrepeneur's Journey (google it if you're not familiar with it). I'm taking his Blog Mastermind class now (among others, way too busy these days!) and it's good.

    Good luck with whatever decision you make!

    1. makemoneyonline profile image32
      makemoneyonlineposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      In my link above I already refered to him as he's willing to sell a few sites in his portfolio smile
      By the way I'm curious about how much he sells his Blog Mastermind class ?

  8. Caryl Oliver profile image49
    Caryl Oliverposted 10 years ago

    It is not necessarily the website that is making the money but the list to which that site is being exposed and it is from their lists the internet entrepreneurs make their money. 

    If a person has a big and well managed list then they can set up a website for a particular product, sell to their list and then claim a huge turnover on that site for the purposes of selling it.  When you buy it you may have the site but you may not have the tool that is generating the traffic to make the profit.

    Check this out before you buy.

    1. makemoneyonline profile image32
      makemoneyonlineposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      You're right that's my priority, but at the moment I'm a learning process stage so I do things slowly, one step at a time. When I will be ready I will do things much bigger.

      By the way I visited your hub, I found an interesting article on elearning because I've been much involved in educative cdrom somewhere in the past smile

  9. retireyoung profile image60
    retireyoungposted 10 years ago

    A bought an established website when I first got started.  It was risky as I had just started out on the internet, but I had a good feeling about it.  I was able to recover the money in three months and today it generates a nice passive income which has enabled me to quit my job and go on to other projects.

    Buying an established site is a great way to get started - just do your due diligence.  I have a few sites that I would consider selling if anyone is interested.

    1. makemoneyonline profile image32
      makemoneyonlineposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Wow thanks for this testimony it really confirms what my intuition is shouting to me.

      By the way I don't know why I just realized my hub "Buy a site" was unpublished but I have republished it:

    2. makemoneyonline profile image32
      makemoneyonlineposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Can you pm me a list ? I would see if they are in my field. Thanks.


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