It may seem like it is a great honor to be asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement, or NDA. By presenting you with an NDA to sign, someone apparently believes that they have some very valuable, even secret information that they actually want to show you. They also think that you are so dangerous and/or clever that they couldn’t possibly show you this secret information without first obtaining your written agreement to not use or disclose it to anyone.
Often the signing of an NDA is the first step in buying or selling a website business — in fact, on Flippa, many high-end website listings are protected by an NDA. If you are a prospective buyer, you may want to find out about the seller’s traffic, revenue, customers, and other non-public information that would normally be considered private and confidential. If the seller is prepared to share this information with you in the hopes of ultimately selling you their website, the seller may present you with a NDA to sign.
On the one hand, it’s rare to find an AdSense site that REALLY outperforms other non ad based sites, and breaks that revenue ceiling – so much so, that I’m sure you’ll remember at least one picture of someone holding up a huge AdSense cheque; it’s so rare it needs its own Kodak moment. It’s not impossible to get into six figure revenues using AdSense only, but it’s extremely tough as you need so much traffic to do it.
On the other hand though, they’re really easy to manage and you’ll always find a wide selection listed for sale. Providing you’re realistic about what you want to earn, they offer an opportunity for a simple renovate and/or flip, that done well will be the backbone of a profitable portfolio that costs relatively little to acquire.
Tweet Friend and Flippa user Peter Mead recently shared with our team his guest post on the DomainTools blog. If you’ve never used it before, DomainTools touts the “most comprehensive collection of domain name ownership records in the world.” It facilitates lightning-fast WHOIS lookups, history, and reverse WHOIS as well as handy DNS and IP-related [...]
Tweet Should you pay more for a website with scads of followers? Let’s investigate. You never know who’s on the other side of the keyboard… Photo Credit: mastrobiggo If you’re in the market for a website purchase, perusing the available choices at Flippa shows a broad spectrum of social media fans for each listing. [...]
Tweet About 75% of US-based startups fail. Scary statistic, right? If you’re struggling with your own upstart, it is — but if you’re an investor looking to pick up a small company for a bargain, a lightbulb should have lit up inside your head! According to this fascinating post from Statistic Brain, about 50% of [...]
Tweet Today’s guest post is by Johannes Selbach, co-founder and CEO of SEOprofiler. If you’re planning to buy a website on Flippa, you probably want to know how well that website is represented on Google. High rankings on Google for the right keywords can have a major influence on the success of a site. To make this research easier for [...]
Tweet You don’t get to $90 million in website and domain sales without learning a few things along the way. We see hundreds of new listings every week, and keep a close eye on the trends. What’s most in demand? Which types of sites are no longer popular with buyers? We took data [...]
Tweet We’ve been following the latest developments on Hurricane Sandy, which just hit the northeastern United States, with interest. With schools, businesses and even the New York Stock Exchange closing down, electricity shortages predicted, and evacuation orders for several regions of the US, we’d like for our sellers to have one less thing to [...]
Tweet While the most popular top-level domain (TLD) on Flippa has always been .COM, there are interesting sites up for sale with other country codes, known as ccTLDs and ccSLDs (for second-level domains). A few examples: .CA listings, .CO.UK listings, .COM.AU listing. Say you have an eye on a popular .CA domain, but live in [...]
Tweet Today, we’re featuring a guest post by Dave Rodenbaugh, an experienced Flippa buyer. His previous Flippa guest post on buying websites, Five Questions You Should Be Asking in Any Website Auction, pointed out some of the most important parts of researching a website. This post is an adaptation of a chapter from his book, The Insider Guide [...]