After all you have all heard of eBay, which has been around for years. Flippa was made for people to buy and sell websites online, and trust me there are alot of websites on this site auction giant site that are going for hundreds to thousands of dollars.
This may be old news to some, but if your reading this now this is probably news to your ear. Basically, just take a look at what sites are going up, anything from social media sites to nursing blogs, you name it.. this is the place to buy content and make profit off of advertising off of.
Picture this, an auction went up for 10 highway advertisement signs that are located along a busy highway. Those are the websites. Companies pay a certain amount per month to have their ads display onto these highway signs. So after you won the bid, and started opening your doors to any interested companies in utilizing your signs for their adspace, you start making some money and eventually earn back the amount you payed for the signs in the auction and then you start making profit. These websites with traffic being sold on Flippa here are basically those traffic signs you bought in the auction.
That’s the idea here, mainly. Traffic to your website translates into ad revenue. But anyways, I personally probably wouldn’t ever spend more than $100 or $200 on a website. And if I created my own website, I wouldn’t sell it if all the content was 100% mine and high quality content that took me 2-3 years to write. That’s Flippan crazy. But some people do it, and make their money, they are happy.
But anyways the background behind Flippa.com is that it was originally called the “SitePoint Marketplace” up until 2009. Then at that time, SitePoint Marketplace was moved to Flippa.com and that marketplace just got a new name because of the domain name, I guess. Also, Flippa.com was co-founded by Matt Mickiewicz, whom also co-founded 99designs.com.
Matt, being an internet entrepreneur, at 16, and found himself closing in on $10,000 advertising deals in between classes in high school. And in the end he barely finished high school and never attended college.
Flippa remains to this day the biggest dedicated marketplace for buying and selling websites.
Big purchases like the Book directory ReadPrint.com was sold for an undisclosed six-figures in September of 2010. The gambling portal BonusBonusBonus.com was sold for $750,000 in August of 2011. Mark Zuckerberg’s old website FaceMash sold for $30,000 in October of 2010. The biographical dictionary called s9.com sold for an undisclosed six-figures in October of 2010. And last but not least the social debating platform Debate.org was sold for an undisclosed six-figures in December of 2010.
I believe Mark’s FaceMash will sell for even more down the road if the site is being kept the same as it is now, because of Mark’s fame from his massive success with Facebook. But come to think of it, I tried FaceMash.com just now and it’s just some dead website loaded with advertisements.
But that pretty much sums it up, ya’ll. P.S. it seems that there are multiple sites going for prices around $25,000 or more in the image at the top, so there are many more high profile sites to be sold down the road through this site.