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Marine Corps Weapons, PR2, 11 Years Old, Net Profit 125$ Passive income

usmcweapons.com

Sold at Public Auction

$1,075

Bidding History: 12 bids
Started:
Mon, 12 Nov 2012 11:14:10 EST
Completed:
Wed, 28 Nov 2012 04:55:30 EST

Website Statistics and Collected Data

External Ranks

Google PageRank 2
Alexa Rank 3,243,886

Backlinks

Links in Google 0
MajesticSEO Inbound Links 4,751

Other Stats

SEMRush Keywords in Google 226
Domain Registration Date 4 Dec, 2001
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Description

UsmcWeapons.com is a rare opportunity, you will not find many websites like this on Flippa or any other market places, don't let it slip away.

Be sure to Add Me to your watch list to check all the websites I am selling on Flippa now and in the future.

Some History

I bought usmcweapons.com from the original owner about two months ago. The original owner is a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, he didn't monetize the website all these years (11 years). After I bought the website I inserted eBay listing to see what it can be done, the results were great, it made more than $125 in less than 2 months (from 16 Sep-10 Nov 2012) See the attached eBay clicks file (to the right.)

You can see in the eBay file 835 Total Clicks, multiply the number with 0.15(this is how much eBay was giving me for the click), the total is $125.

Because of this auction I had to remove the eBay listing, I don't want to harm my eBay account with people clicking on my listing during the sale. I replaced the eBay listing with Amazon (Amazon doesn't care about clicks).


The site has plenty of traffic, and started to make money from the first day I inserted my affiliate links. During those two months, I added 3-4 new articles, and moved the website to WordPress framework to make it easier to handle (it was coded with HTML.)

Why I am selling?

I am a web designer and this is what I do for living, buy websites or domains, build them the right way, once I am sure that the website is ready to make profit I sell it. Please check my website at coolwebvision.com and add me to your favorite.

I am not going to say that my loss is your gain, because this is not true, we both (the buyer and the seller are gaining), you as a buyer you will make a stable monthly income for years to come, and if one day you decide to sell the website, most probably you can sell it for a bigger number once you put some effort to make it rank even higher than now.

Me as a seller, my profit comes as a result of my hard work finding those hidden treasure websites, build them, make them profitable and offer them to the lucky buyers on a silver plate.

Website Ranking

This website is ranking for 226 keywords on Google US search, most of them are on the first page, additionally it has few other keywords that ranks on the first page of Bing and Yahoo. Those keywords are not just regular keywords, those are buying keywords, which means more sales $$$.

I attached an excel file containing the keywords that the website is ranking for. You can find the file to the right.

There is no Buying Now option, I may add it later to end the auction earlier if the Auction reach the price that I am looking for. So bid as soon as possible because I may end the auction before the 30 days frame.

Included in the sale:
1- usmcweapons.com domain name registered until 2014-12-04

2- The website files.

3- I will host the website up to one month to give the buyer enough time to prepare his hosting account.

4- A list of keywords related to the niche.

The Lucky winner will get free website transfer to his web server account if he choose to or I can email all the website files if you like to do it on your own..

The domain is registered with Godaddy, it's better to register a Godaddy account (if you don't have one), transferring the domain will be free and easy this way.

Method of Payment:

You can choose Paypal or Escrow as a method of payment, if you choose Escrow the fees will be split 50% between us.

We accept serious bidders only, if you don't have the money ready to be transferred once you win, Don't Bid, this is a serious business and I expect from all bidders to treat it as such.

Additional Revenue Details

There was no attempt to monetize the website for 11 years. I purchased the website a few months ago and I put eBay listing to find out what it can be done with the website, the results are great as it generates $124 in less than 2 months.

You potentially make a lot more by implementing the following ideas:

1- Affiliate offers: there are many websites that sell guns, pistols, and accessories, if you become their affiliates you can potentially have a great revenue, all visitors that come to the website are interested in the Marine Corps in general and weapons in particular, because you already have targeted buyers (the organic traffic to the website), the potential of making a great revenue is endless.

2- If you are an eBay affiliate, you can inserts eBay listing. If you search for USMC (US Marine Corps) on eBay.com, you will find out that they have 88,373 active listings related to this keyword, I tried this approach and I had great results. Still I  covered a tiny percentage of  the Marine Corps items, thousand of items can be covered actually, and you can make this website a big earner if you wish so.

(I will provide the lucky winner with a list that include thousand items that can be sold in this niche)>

3- You can run Amazon affiliate, the limit is the sky as they have 23,245 items related to USMC and another 46,504 items related to Marine Corps. Most traffic are coming from the US, buyers online have trust in Amazon and American people use it a lot to buy their stuff online.

4- Sell links. An 11 years old PR2 domain can sell a lot of links, specially these days where people are obliged to choose their backlinks carefully. This way you can make extra income each month and free content to your website as well.

5- Add adsense, add few articles every month and grow your business steadily with time.

Additional Traffic Details

You can view traffic details from Statcounter here:

http://statcounter.com/p8304133/summary/?guest=1

The website is getting around 7800 views every month with 6000 unique visits.

Most traffic (97%) comes from organic search, this is a website that gained trust from Google, Bing and Yahoo over the time.

The website is ranking for hundreds of keywords on the first page of Google, Bing and Yahoo, I attached an excel file (to the right), where you can see details of those keywords with their recent position in Google and their monthly traffic (exact mach).

I don't have Analytic installed, and I don't use it, why should I give Google more details about my website? My years of experience thought me that this is not a good practice, specially now with all what Google is doing(killing traffic to small business websites).

If many people insist, I can install Analytic for the during of this auction. But I beleive that StatCounter is more than enough, I give you access to details stat that you can check everyday and see what keywords are driving traffic to the website and to which pages, and this should be enough to give you a good idea about the traffic.

I have done absolutely zero work marketing this site.  A more active owner might be able to get even more traffic by building fresh backlinks and further marketing the site.

Last Words:

This website is one of the best websites that I am going to sell, a Rare opportunity. If you are looking to grow your business, buying this website will definitely add value to your websites portfolio, beside adding $$$ to your monthly income, bid with confidence.

Good Luck to All Bidders!

 

Comments

  1. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    bama6336us ( | $2.34K )
    Date:
    Sat, 17 Nov 2012 03:32:28 EST

    Update: As you know I pull out eBay ads before the auction started because I didn't want people to click on eBay listing (without buying anything), this will harm my eBay account.
    I replaced eBay listing with Amazon, I logged today to my Amazon account to find out that usmcweapons.com made $8.81 with 4 sales the last 2days, I posted the screenshot on the right.
    I will keep you update of the revenue during the auction.

  2. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    bama6336us ( | $2.34K )
    Date:
    Mon, 19 Nov 2012 06:24:34 EST

    I promised to update Amazon sales, I checked my account today and found that I made 2 more sales yesterday, I uploaded the screenshot to the right. Those items haven't shipped yet, Amazon don't add the affiliate profit to the account until the items get shipped, I will update you later.

  3. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    bama6336us ( | $2.34K )
    Date:
    Tue, 27 Nov 2012 02:08:05 EST

    The auction has already reached the reserve.

  4. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    bama6336us ( | $2.34K )
    Date:
    Tue, 27 Nov 2012 11:46:52 EST

    As the auction reached the reserve price there is no need to wait another 15 days.

    Many people added the website to their watching list and they are waiting to the last minute to start bidding, so I decided to end the auction tomorrow.
    Good luck to all interested parties.

  5. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    Ben5082 ( | $9.71K )
    Date:
    Tue, 27 Nov 2012 15:37:04 EST

    Will you also include the original website files in the sale? I'm not seeing the new Wordpress pages indexed in Google.

  6. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    Devex ( | $4.65K )
    Date:
    Tue, 27 Nov 2012 16:28:38 EST

    Yes I also would be interested in knowing if the original site files are included.
    Thx.

  7. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    bama6336us ( | $2.34K )
    Date:
    Tue, 27 Nov 2012 16:41:28 EST

    Included in the sale:

    1- usmcweapons.com domain name registered until 2014-12-04
    2- The website files. all original files, graphics, banners etc..
    3- I will host the website up to one month to give the buyer enough time to prepare his hosting account.
    4- A list of keywords related to the niche.
    The Lucky winner will get free website transfer to his web server account if he choose to or I can email all the website files if you like to do it on your own..

  8. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    aaronchua ( | $12.2K )
    Date:
    Tue, 27 Nov 2012 16:49:18 EST

    Hi
    I find something strange is going on. I googled for your site using your url and your site isn't even on the first page.
    You can see this here: https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&hs=Dgu&tbo=d&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&q=www.usmcweapons.com&oq=www.usmcweapons.com&gs_l=serp.3...1830.4491.0.4735.8.8.0.0.0.0.80.522.8.8.0.les%3B..0.0...1c.1.yffeRBFOqEg

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