Strategies for Purchasing Web sites
Fortunately, now selling and buying websites is possible because there are many market places for website trading. If you are among people who have large amount of funds and you want to see immediate profit, buying a well-established website is the best solution.
Place to Buy
There are many online market places for selling and buying websites but it is recommended to make a transaction at reputable market place such as Flippa.com. This market place is recommended because it has higher transaction security. Other market places usually have many scams and fake websites. Although Flippa.com is a reputable market place, you must also know all factors that you must consider when you want to buy a well-established website.
Return on Investment (ROI)
A well-established website is like an investment. Therefore you must consider the return on investment when you buy the website. Fortunately, website is an investment that offers the shortest ROI. Other ordinary investments usually need at least 4 years to pay back your investment. Most webmasters who buy websites usually only need less than 1 year to pay back their investments. If you are a beginner on website trading, it is recommended for you to buy a website that offers less than a year of ROI. It is also important for beginners to start trading by buying inexpensive website to know how website trading works. Over the time, you will know how to choose profitable websites to buy and you can buy those websites at lowest prices.
Check the Actual Condition of Website
There are many scams and fake websites being sold at many market places. Some people even dare to sell fake websites at Flippa.com. In order to avoid fraud, you have to perform triple check (even more in some cases) the information accuracy provided by the seller. The first to do is go to the website. If the website is real, you can check the website through several page rank checkers and website popularity checkers such as Checkpagerank.net and Alexa.com. If the result of page-rank check is good, you still have to check the correctness of the number of visitors and monthly income data. To check the number of visitors, you can ask the seller to give you his Google Analytic account, so you can check the real visitors to the website. To check the monthly income, you can check by asking the seller to provide video-shot instead of screenshot. Several sellers try to manipulate screenshot but if you ask for video-shot, the sellers cannot cheat you. You must avoid sellers that do not give access to this information.
Are You Ready To Manage A Website?
Managing a website is not easy, even when you buy an automated website. The benefit that people get when they establish websites from zero position is that they know how to manage the websites. They know every part of the website so whenever there is a problem, they can immediately fix the problem. If you want to buy well-established website, you must understand every part of a website such coding, content, etc, so you can get income as you have expected.
The Actual price of a Website
The price of a website is tightly related to the quality. For beginners, it is better to buy website which is sold at 12x of its monthly income.
Payment system is very important for both buyers and sellers. Both sides do not want to face fraud. Using middleman such as Escrow.com to secure all payment activities will guarantee that all transaction is safe for both buyers and sellers. Using Paypal is also recommended because this online payment system has freeze payment feature to help get your fund back when the seller try to cheat you.