After the success of an evil Glitter site auction, another novelty website sale caught my attention on flippa today . PotatoParcel.com is a website that allows you to send a message to friends or foes via a .. potato for $9.99. The site received a lot of media attention and was featured in many news outlets which spurred its fast growth. It also had over $40K in sales. The flippa auction is ending in a couple days and currently sits at $18k. read more »
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A recent auction on flippa broke all records, with 330 bids in just half a day! It’s a neat new site with a unique service – it sends glitter to the people you hate (or like?) the most. In an avalanche of viral effects and incredible publicity the site had over 2.5 million visitors and $20k AUD in sales in just 4 days. The profit is 60-80% of this, according to the owner.
However it will likely require some outsourcing to ship this amount of orders, and the costs might increase. So it’s not surprising ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com is not taking any more orders currently due to inability to fulfill them: “Please stop buying this horrible glitter product — I’m sick of dealing with it. Sincerely, Mat,”, his other quotes included: “I apparently have too much free time on my hands because now my plans for the next few weeks consist of sending stupid fucking glitter to terrible people,” read more »
- How do you think it went?
- Was it a good purchase?
- Would you have bought it yourself from that auction?
- Why did I buy it and how did I do my due diligence on it?
- What did I do after buying?
- What are my plans for it next?
Probably the most frustrating part of this business that every webmaster faces. Most of my sites are down currently, as my hosting company IceBlueHost is having some issues with their datacenter. They’ve been down for about half a day now and there is not much I can really do, except wait..
We are sorry to report that currently all servers in Germany are unreachable.
We are doing our utmost to resolve this issue as soon as possible.
Hopefully this gets resolved soon. This is especially awkward since I just started two auctions on flippa for small revenue sites and had to explain the potential buyers why the sites are down.. Luckily, at least this blog is hosted on a different server.
How frequently do you face similar hosting problems?
A new segment was launched on Flippa recently – Starter Sites. Following the popularity of newly created websites on their marketplace Flippa decided to better capitalize on it, by creating a whole new area for them.
In my opinion it’s a good way for new site investors to get their feet wet and enter “the game” with minimal costs.. but also minimal gains, as 99% of those sites are never going to make any revenue or pay for themselves. However the buyers could get the required experience and get a feel for how it works, so they can move on to bigger and better purchases next. And, who knows, some of these sites might even make a few bucks on adsense, over the years. read more »
Most of my best acquisitions actually came from contacts in the industry. Webmasters who had quality websites and wanted to sell them knew that I as buying websites and turned to me for a quick hustle free transaction. I get a good deal and they get to bypass the exhilarating, and rather frustrating process of selling a website.
The next best place for me was through webmaster forums, like DigitalPoint and dozens of others. As there are many buyers and sellers on those forums it’s frequently the easiest way to sell or buy a website, especially for smaller websites.
And, finally, flippa. As it’s a fairly big marketplace I frequently find good deals and quality websites to buy there. Sometimes you have to sort through the rubble to find the real gems.