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$3500 / month - Fully Outsourced SEO business - Made $18,265 since March

LinkGurus.net This site has been listed previously

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$7,500

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Bidding History: 29 bids
Started:
Thu, 27 Sep 2012 02:22:04 EST
Completed:
Sat, 29 Sep 2012 10:02:44 EST

Website Statistics and Collected Data

External Ranks

Google PageRank 0
Alexa Rank 594,831

Backlinks

Links in Google 0
MajesticSEO Inbound Links -

Other Stats

SEMRush Keywords in Google -
Domain Registration Date 19 Mar, 2012
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Description

This is a relist of the auction as it has not been sold the last time.  It seems my timing when the last auction ended was very bad, as it was past midnight in the USA and early morning in Europe.  I have received many offers via private message after the auction ended, saying that they were unfortunately asleep when the auction ended, so I decided to relist the auction to make it fair for everyone.

This here is a real business making real money and not some cheap ebay auction, so I'm asking everyone to make their bids while the auction is live and not wait to the very last minute ;)



You are bidding on a full functional SEO online business http://www.LinkGurus.net

  • Made $18,265 in 6 months.
  • Real online business
  • Professionally outsourced via SEORepository.org
  • Includes premium membership for SEORepository.org worth $4,000
  • 61 Products for sale
  • Earn a minimum of 60% on every item sold
  • Professional design
  • Little work involved to keep the business running
  • Website fully setup to make money
  • Website complete with products, images, description etc
  • Simply enter you PayPal email address in the admin panel and you are ready to go
  • Unlimited support from the outsourcer.

 

If you want to start making money online, you found the right business. You will take over my business and I will guide you step by step on how to make it even more successful.

 

LinkGurus.net is a fully outsourced business that sells over 60 different SEO services, mostly backlinks to increase customers rankings in Google, Yahoo and Bing. In the past 6 months it has made $18,265 as a simple side project and I spend about 10 hours a week on this project. This business is highly scalable if you put more work into it.

Outsourced means that you do not need to do any technical stuff. Your customer simply makes an order with you, and you pass on that order to your supplier (SEORepository.org) and they will do all the work. This websites comes with the premium membership for SEORepository.org, which will give you a 60% profit margin on every item you sell.

 

 

About LinkGurus.net

How it works

I will show you how and where to advertise your website. Once you advertise it, you will start getting orders. Your customers will make the order on your website and will pay you directly. This is a fully functional eCommerce website, meaning the entire order process is 100% automatic. All you have to do is to enter your paypal email address to get paid. Once someone makes an order, you will be notified via email and all the details of the order can be found within the admin panel (a copy of the order will also sent to you by email).
You then take the order details and login on to SEORepository.org where you will order the same item, except 60% cheaper, leaving you with a profit margin of 60%. Some items have an even higher profit margin up to almost 70%!

Of course you can change the price to what ever you want and fully modify all the products. Even add your own products. 

 

Keyword Tracker

The website has a very nice feature as well. It comes with a built in keyword tracker for your customers. http://www.linkgurus.net/keyword-tracker

This way when your customers order backlinks, they can track their progress of their keywords. Very nice feature!

 

How to advertise the website

I am currently using several ways of advertising the website. Some free and some paid. I usually spend $200-$300 on advertising per month and turn that into over $3,500.
I will fully disclose all my advertising tactics and strategies to the winner of this auction only! I will guide you through it step by step. Do NOT contact me and asking for my advertising strategy, I will NOT give this away unless you are the winner of this auction.

 

Visitors

I don't keep track of my visitors as I don't use Google to get my traffic. I use only direct advertisement as described above. I do not have Google analytics installed.

 

Time spent

10 hours a week.

I would say on an average I spend 1-2 hours a day to answer questions and put orders through. It all depends on the orders and questions people have. It actuall is more like this for example, Monday evening I spend 1 hour answering a few questions. Tuesday nothing, Wednesday I spend 2 hours on answering questions and putting orders through. Thursday nothing, Friday and Saturday 1-2 hours each evening, Sunday nothing etc. 

You also don't have to worry about answering any questions to your customers.
In case your customers have questions, your website comes with a ready to use ticket system. It’s straight forward and easy to use.
Should you not know what to reply to your customer, you can simply create a new ticket on SEORepository.org and ask them the same question. You can then simply use their reply and forward it to your own customer. This way you never have to worry about not being able to answer any of the questions your customers will have.

 

 

Profit overview & Packages

The website sells over 60 products. On most items you will get a 60% profit margin, some go even up to 70%, others simply have a fix price.

 

My Support and personal guarantee

After the purchase I will transfer and install everything for you, you don’t have to lift a finger, unless of course you want to do that yourself. I know that you will have several questions on how to use the website. I will be happy to teach you everything step by step via email, skype or telefon.

Unlike other sellers here on Flippa who only offer email support for 10, 15 or 30 days, my support is not limited to a time frame and I offer professional support. Even if you have a question or a problem in 12 months from now, I will offer you free support!

 

Reason for selling

As I mentioned, this has always just been a side project of mine. I start and sell businesses, this is my business model. Once I find the website has a good solid ground, I sell it and move on to my new project. There is a lot of potential in this website.

 

The winner of this auction will get:

  • The entire website as it is
  • The domain
  • I will transfer you my SEORepository.org premium membership (worth $4,000)
  • My full advertising strategy
  • My full list of suppliers
  • My full support and step by step instructions via email, skype or phone on how to use the website

Additional Revenue Details

March: $288
April: $3,156
May: $2,583
June: $3,184
July: $3,417
August: $3,512
September: $2,125 (Sep 1 - Sep 23)



Total: $18,265

Additional Traffic Details

I do not keep track of the traffic. I simply advertise the website. I spend about $200-$300 a month and turn that into $3,500.

My guess is that the website gets several 1000 visitors a month through the advertising.

Comments

  1. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    evo180sx ( | $36.4K )
    Date:
    Thu, 27 Sep 2012 07:44:48 EST

    You sent me an offer and I accepted, then you never contact me back and now you've re-listed it.

    Something doesn't seem right about this....

  2. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    A.OBrien ( | $50.9K )
    Date:
    Thu, 27 Sep 2012 07:58:31 EST

    Hello,
    Your highest offer was officially $1400 and offered $2000 via private message after the sale, however I did not go through with that because shortly after I have received offers of $3000, $4000 and even $5000. That is why I decided to relist the auction.
    Kind regards,

    Kerill

  3. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    evo180sx ( | $36.4K )
    Date:
    Thu, 27 Sep 2012 17:39:13 EST

    Ok no problem, that's fair enough.

    Thanks

  4. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    sailorrob ( new )
    Date:
    Thu, 27 Sep 2012 20:03:28 EST

    Are customer details retained? If so, is that information included?

  5. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    snipertraffic ( suspended )
    Date:
    Thu, 27 Sep 2012 22:13:21 EST

    Hi,
    1) What is your reserv

    2) How long will you provide support for the new owner

    3) As "sailorrob" asked, are customer details retained into some sort of database where we can broadcast emails to?

    4) How easy is it to edit the website with Mozilla Kompozer and then FTP the changes to the main server?

    5) Not sure if you mentioned this but who is your domain registered with and who is your host?
    Thanks

    Chris

  6. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    snipertraffic ( suspended )
    Date:
    Thu, 27 Sep 2012 22:14:37 EST

    Hi,
    1) What is your reserv

    2) How long will you provide support for the new owner

    3) As "sailorrob" asked, are customer details retained into some sort of database where we can broadcast emails to?

    4) How easy is it to edit the website with Mozilla Kompozer and then FTP the changes to the main server?

    5) Not sure if you mentioned this but who is your domain registered with and who is your host?
    Thanks

    Chris

  7. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    A.OBrien ( | $50.9K )
    Date:
    Thu, 27 Sep 2012 22:47:52 EST

    sailorrob@

    Hello,

    Yes the orders and customer details come with the website.
    @snipertraffic

    Hello,

    1) PM Sent

    2) For as long as you have questions. However most questions you will probably have are product related later on, those questions will be answered by your outsourcer for free.

    3) All the customer details are still on the website. The new owner will have full access to them.

    4) The website is wordpress based and comes with a login panel. All text can easily be edited from there. No need for any software or FTP to make changes. In other word it's a CMS.

    5) Website is registered with GoDaddy and web host is with HostGator.
    Thank you

  8. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    sailorrob ( new )
    Date:
    Fri, 28 Sep 2012 00:30:04 EST

    I'm not asking you to give it away, but does your advertising tactic rely at all upon forum posts? I am just concernec that if it does, and the buyer doesn't happen to have a big reputation on that forum, it could all turn sour.

  9. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    A.OBrien ( | $50.9K )
    Date:
    Fri, 28 Sep 2012 01:15:01 EST

    Hello sailorrob,
    I do not rely on just one advertising method, I use up to 4, each one is totally different. The membership of the outsourcer will give you access to a total of 7 or 8 advertising strategies plus they update them and add new ones regularly . I did not try them all as I am very happy with the current approach of my advertising.

    One advertising methode does include creating a sales page in forums, however the post count is not that vital to the success. Of course the longer you are active the bigger your reputation will get and then you will make even more sales with less advertising cost.
    Please know, that if my advertising would include something major where you would need months of work before being able to set it up, I would have said so.

    Some advertising strategies will take 1-2 days to setup and familiarize yourself with, others are straight out of the box.
    Also, I do not use Google AdWords. I tried it... too expensive and too competitive.
    Hope this helps.
    Kind regards,

    Kerill

  10. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    edenhpg ( | $246K )
    Date:
    Fri, 28 Sep 2012 07:57:53 EST

    I guess the question is what percentage relies on forum posting? if someone did not do forum posting what would the monthly revenue be?

  11. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    A.OBrien ( | $50.9K )
    Date:
    Fri, 28 Sep 2012 08:23:49 EST

    Hello edenhpg,
    That is actually a very good question.

    Well the forum advertising usually takes up 20%-30% of my advertising cost. Forum advertising is a lot easier than it sounds. I usually create a 500 word sales page and that's it. Once created you never have to recreate it again. Even if you are totally new to the forum, you will get sales. These kind of community based advertising are definitely worth the effort in the long run. Never under estimate the exposure you get over time from this.
    However I also do other advertising, where I usually spend the rest of my advertising budget.
    If for what ever reason you really dont want to do the forum advertising and spend all your money on the other advertising strategies, I guess it would lower the income by 20% to 30%.

    But I do highly recommend to do the forum advertising, in my eyes it has been a very good experience getting regular customers.
    Kind regards,

    Kerill

  12. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    sailorrob ( new )
    Date:
    Fri, 28 Sep 2012 09:53:10 EST

    Sorry for all the questions but I am interested in your auction and just want to do my due diligence.
    I noticed many of your other auctions sell "mini-games" sites for really low prices. At first glance I assumed that you were just getting them from your supplier (SEO Repository) and reselling them here on flippa. However, I noticed that you are selling them on LinkGurus for $350. On the 60% profit margin that you claim that means you are getting them for $210 from SEO Repository. That's much more than what you are selling them for on LinkGurus.
    Why do I ask? I am skeptical that you may be selling this business as a feeder to another one of your web projects, specifically SEO Repository. If not, how are you managing to make any money selling those minigame sites on Flippa?

  13. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    A.OBrien ( | $50.9K )
    Date:
    Fri, 28 Sep 2012 10:16:59 EST

    Hello sailorrob,
    The mini games website do not have a 60% profit margin, they have a fix price of $69, have a look at the price list again. As I mentioned in the description, some products have a fix price.

    Because mini games websites have a fix price of only $69 and very often I sell them for up to $200 on flippa and almost every second customer also buys a First Page Google SEO pack with the site, it's a very nice profit.

    But don't forget the exposure you get through a Flippa auction, with each auction I expose my own business as well, which helps getting new customers.

    The First Page SEO Packs have a fix price of $60 per keyword and usually sell for $199 for 1 keyword. So you see the profit is quiet high with the mini games & seo packs.

    However I startet creating the mini games websites myself over time, all I need to buy is a $29 license for the arcade games plugin, so the profit there is even higher.
    I hope this helps with the confusion.
    I'll try and find the file with the actual price list of SEOrepository rather than the profit margins. I'll upload it as soon as I have it.

  14. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    sailorrob ( new )
    Date:
    Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:51:54 EST

    I looked on the site, and it still looks to me like 1 minigame site is $350. Could you clear that up for me?
    Also, thanks for answering all my questions.

  15. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    sailorrob ( new )
    Date:
    Fri, 28 Sep 2012 13:03:17 EST

    Also, I noticed that SEO repository gives away a website with their premium service, which you have. Is this the website they have given you? If not, are they able to make one for the winning bidder?

  16. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    A.OBrien ( | $50.9K )
    Date:
    Fri, 28 Sep 2012 13:10:16 EST

    Hello sailorrob,
    The outsourcer charges a fixed price of $69 per mini games website. The $350 are the suggested resell price for the end customer. You can of course set what ever price you want to on your own website.
    I contacted the outsourcer and asked to supply me with a product list that shows the actual price as well.
    Kind regards,

    Kerill

  17. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    A.OBrien ( | $50.9K )
    Date:
    Fri, 28 Sep 2012 13:15:56 EST

    Hello sailorrob,
    Yes the website I have is from SEO repository that came with my membership. However, I have modified it over the past several months to my own needs.

    If you are not happy with the color, theme and layout, you can contact them and they will give you a choice of about 15-20 different themes for free. For bigger modifications or a brand new website they charge a small fee.
    Kind regards,

    Kerill

  18. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    Azlan00IM ( | $2.28K )
    Date:
    Fri, 28 Sep 2012 22:11:27 EST

    Is this website ranked well on Google? For what keywords?

  19. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    A.OBrien ( | $50.9K )
    Date:
    Fri, 28 Sep 2012 22:29:36 EST

    Hello Azlan00IM,
    Thank you for your interest.
    No the Website does not rely on organic search engine traffic, that is why I invest $200 - $300 a month on advertising.
    Some people said it's strange than an SEO business itself does not use Google to get traffic. Well it's pretty simple.

    The SEO niche is very competitive. To rank for keywords like SEO, Backlinks, buy SEO services, you will need months of hard work and a lot more than $300 a month to get there. And for obvious reasons you want a business that makes as much profit with as little investment as possible and as fast as possible, that is why I do direct advertisement rather than rely on traffic from search engines.
    Not every business needs to be ranked in Google, sometimes it's better to do direct advertisement.
    Hope this helps.
    Kind regards,

    Kerill

  20. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    A.OBrien ( | $50.9K )
    Date:
    Fri, 28 Sep 2012 23:43:18 EST

    By the way, I have uploaded the latest price list of the outsourcer. It includes prices and profits.

  21. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    briandalegm ( | $2.75K )
    Date:
    Sat, 29 Sep 2012 02:31:08 EST

    Does the Seorepository membership need renewed? Can you post (or PM) proof of membership renewal status?

  22. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    A.OBrien ( | $50.9K )
    Date:
    Sat, 29 Sep 2012 02:46:34 EST

    Hello briandalegm,
    No, the SEOrepository membership does not require any renewal, it's not a subscription, it's a one time fee. You don't have to pay anything.

    Feel free to contact the support at SEOrepository so they can verify that. You can also contact them to verify that I have contacted them in order to transfer my my membership to the new owner of the website.
    If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
    Kind regards,

    Kerill

  23. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    Gnorris ( | $13.3K )
    Date:
    Sat, 29 Sep 2012 07:09:10 EST

    how can you guarantee first page

    sometimes kws unrelated no text on site etc

    what is the chargeback rate

  24. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    A.OBrien ( | $50.9K )
    Date:
    Sat, 29 Sep 2012 07:33:01 EST

    Hello top10,
    I asked the same question to SEOrepository and that is what they answered me back in March:
    #####################################

    Hello Kerill,
    The way it works with out first page SEO packs is, that before the campaign goes live, we analyze the keyword and it's competition. Should we find that the keyword is too strong to rank on the first page of Google, we will contact you and send you a list with alternative keywords for your client. Should your client not accept those keywords, we will gladly refund the money.
    If we notice that the website does not reach page 1 within 12 weeks, we will look at the customers website and give you information which you can send to your customer on how to improve the on page SEO (such as using the keyword in the title and in the content etc.) at the same time we will push even harder for an additional 4 weeks. Should the website still not be on the first page of Google within a total of 16 weeks, we will give you the option between using a new keyword or a voucher for a new first page offer campaign, which you can use or the same client or a new client.
    This almost never happens because of our keyword analyzes we do at the start of each SEO campaign.
    Sincerely,
    James Cullen

    Support SEORepository

    www.SEORepository.org

    #####################################
    I did not have one single issue with any of the SEO packages I have sold.
    Kind regards,

    Kerill

  25. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    Gnorris ( | $13.3K )
    Date:
    Sat, 29 Sep 2012 08:03:06 EST

    will you provide email contacts and names of all of your previous clients?

  26. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    A.OBrien ( | $50.9K )
    Date:
    Sat, 29 Sep 2012 08:12:07 EST

    Hello top10,
    Yes, the website comes as it is, all the customer details can be found in the admin panel of the website.
    Kind regards,

    Kerill

  27. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    Gnorris ( | $13.3K )
    Date:
    Sat, 29 Sep 2012 08:26:04 EST

    can you pm me how many entries you have there?

  28. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    aifa ( new )
    Date:
    Sat, 29 Sep 2012 09:29:50 EST

    Hi,
    I am am not very experienced on this so this might sound a bit naive. Why should someone buy from a web site like this and not go directly to SEORepository to get the pack that he needs.
    Regards

  29. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    A.OBrien ( | $50.9K )
    Date:
    Sat, 29 Sep 2012 09:42:47 EST

    Hi aifa,
    No worries, it's not a native question, but isn't that the fundamental question of buying any business? Why invest in something if you could recreate it yourself?

    The answer is simple. This business is up and running, it's successful, it has a proven revenue stream, it has a customer list, is has proven sales strategies. Those are the main reasons people buy a businesses rather than creating one from scratch.
    Hope this makes sense.
    Kind regards,

    Kerill

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