Why You Should Consider ‘Diamonds In The Rough’ When Buying A Website

by Tom Ewer -

Screen Shot 2014-04-14 at 5.39.10 pm

Thanks to Martin for the photo!

You’ve been browsing the websites for sale on Flippa and you can’t seem to find the ‘perfect’ one. Buying websites can be a full on experiencing and you might resign yourself to thinking you can’t seem to find a website that’s worth buying. This is the wrong attitude to have.

Even if you’ve been disenchanted in your search, there’s a way to turn it all around. You’ve simply been placing your attention on the wrong type of websites. It’s time to expand your perspective and begin searching for diamonds in the rough. We’ll be calling these websites ‘forgotten sites’. I’ll also explain the first steps you should take after purchasing a forgotten website.

Continue reading...

Introducing Flippa’s Crowd-Sourced Domain Appraisal Tool!

by Kevin Fink -

Screen Shot 2014-04-11 at 3.48.24 pmThere’s a familiar adage, “A domain is only worth what a buyer is willing to pay.” Well, this is true — but it’s also counter-intuitive when you’re seeking pricing benchmarks and don’t know where to turn for guidance. 

Maybe you’re looking to acquire a domain on Flippa and want some feedback on the investment you’re about to make. Or maybe you’re ready to list a domain at auction and are having trouble configuring what to price the opening bid at to attract the most bidders.

Continue reading...

7 Ways to Kickstart Your Online Business Without a Budget

by Tina Courtney-Brown -

Screen Shot 2014-04-07 at 3.46.56 pmBuying websites doesn’t need to be exorbitant cost. Learn how to keep costs down with your new website!

Picture this: after thinking about buying a website for a while you’ve finally taken the plunge and bought respectable website maybe with some passive income but heaps of potential. So now you need to start running your newly acquired online business, and the best news is you only need a small budget to do this. Starting or relaunching an online business – any business – is a daunting, intimidating, borderline terrifying prospect. But declare you’re launching a new brand without a budget? Don’t be surprised if all you hear is “That’s crazy.”

And yet the idea is not actually crazy. It’s more than just possible to make your dreams a reality without a spending penny. Many have blazed the trail before you. There are heaps of free online tools and resources to support you in the journey. You may need to spend a bit more time in the planning stages to ensure you don’t waste your golden opportunity, but if you’ve got the hours to dedicate, you don’t necessarily need the cash. Looking for pointers on how to launch a successful brand with zero equity? Here are the essential steps:

Continue reading...

Become a Top Seller With These Six Weapons of Influence

by Olle Lindholm -

Screen Shot 2014-03-31 at 4.05.54 pm

Be a better seller by creating an oasis for your buyers. 

People buy with their minds first. Before they hit the “Place Bid” button, you must encourage them to know, like and trust you.

This is a tough task, but don’t despair. Some basic human psychology can help you make the sale.

In this article, you’ll learn about Professor Robert Cialdini’s six weapons of influence. His book “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion” has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. Fortune Magazine lists it as one of the “75 Smartest Business Books” ever written.

So, what can we learn from Professor Cialdini’s research? Let’s take a look…

Continue reading...

New: Live Support Chat

by Tim Cooke -

Screen Shot 2014-03-20 at 11.30.43 am

One of Flippa’s goals this year is to expand our customer support coverage. Today, we’re excited to announce that you’ll now be able to live chat with our support teams based in Melbourne and San Francisco.  Given the time sensitive nature of auctions on Flippa, we think this will be beneficial to our customers.

Continue reading...