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Fii.me $400/month Profitable Webhosting Site 6000 members 1600 UV/day 200k Alexa

fii.me

Sold at Public Auction

$6,500

Bidding History: 9 bids
Started:
Fri, 07 Dec 2012 12:42:50 EST
Completed:
Mon, 17 Dec 2012 00:04:31 EST

Website Statistics and Collected Data

External Ranks

Google PageRank 3
Alexa Rank 216,240

Backlinks

Links in Google 1
MajesticSEO Inbound Links 23,246

Other Stats

SEMRush Keywords in Google -
Domain Registration Date 23 Oct, 2010
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Description

"CONFIDENCE GUARANTEE"

  1. Read my profile feedback / reviews. Everybody that did business with me is 100% satisfied!
  2. Adsense team invited me to the "Adsense in your city" last summer because my account was doing well (mostly from the hosting sites). I had a one-on-one to optimize, discuss & review some of them with the Adsense team and they were impressed!
  3. All Traffic & Revenue claimed below is FLIPPA VERIFIED
  4. Phone: If you have questions or doubts then please PM me and ill gladly share my phone #! I live in the US & would be more than happy to talk over the phone to answer any questions you might have. I have NOTHING to hide..
  5. Meet: If you are willing to come meet me in Texas, then i am totally open to meeting you at a Starbucks to discuss everything. Again, I have nothing to hide

BIN BUYER Get a bonus of 2 High End domains that I hand pick based on names / keywords for specific niches This is ONLY if you purchase using the BIN.

Niche:  Free Hosting Provider

Domain:   fii.me (Premium 3 letters domain)

  • Page Rank 3 http://fii.me
  • Page Rank 2 http://fii.me/1-cent-web-hosting (Great affiliate revenue potential)
  • Page Rank 2 http://fii.me/signup
  • Page Rank 2 http://fii.me/login

Outstanding stats since September 1st (Notice that some of this traffic was purchased to boost the website exposure. It was a huge success!)

  • Visits: 300,484
  • Unique Visitors: 265,860
  • Pageviews: 897,846
  • Pages/Visit: 2.89
  • Avg. Visit Duration: 00:02:30
  • New Visits: 85.15%

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What's Included?

  • Domain fii.me, Registered at Godaddy
  • The re-seller Hosting account will be transferred into your name. Gives you access to 6,000+ registered accounts
  • The Website and all of its files along with all custom visuals (logo..etc) in photoshop format (Simple, fast, crisp AWESOME design)
  • My 100% coaching & support to help you understand the niche (I will be available anytime for questions, if you need constant support with every single step you do then we'll re-negotiate)
  • 2 BONUS websites/domains ONLY if purchased via BIN
  • I will reimburse you for the first month of VIP upgrade so you can experience full features.
  • Transfer of https://www.facebook.com/FiiHosting (which has almost 900 organic friends - none of these were purchased. They are 100% real friends)
  • A copy of the terms of service / privacy policy that I invested several hundred dollars in hiring a specialized web-hosting lawyer in California to create
  • Free Hosting for 1 month if you do not have your own web host (youhosting also offers a web hosting part of their package)
  • My full assistance in moving the website & re-configuring the initial setup (such as new adsense code..etc) if you are not tech savy

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Monthly Expenses

Zero! Youhosting offers 3 service plans (0-$20-$40 / month) Currently Fii uses the free version, however I highly recommend using the upgraded $40 for premium hosting package! it's the top end of the re-seller service provided by youhosting.com. I will reimburse you for your VIP membership for the first month if you choose to upgrade your account. 

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Monetization

Very little work was done for monetization! Just Adsense. (You will notice that adsense is disabled if you are looking at the website in the Flippa frame, since framing is against Adsense's TOS.)

There are several ways to make money from this website depending on how much you want to get involved! Easiest is Adsense & Allowing Customers to Upgrade their Account.

You also have access to 6,000 leads that can be up-sold on affiliate SEO products or web design / seo services ..etc. There are also several strategies in the business model that I will share with the winner. Everything can be outsourced if you still want to remain hands off. 

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Registered Members

We Hit over 6000+ registered accounts growing by many new members everyday (few days 200+  new members per day signed up)! Some of these members try to abuse the free hosting offer or forget their accounts so youhosting is constantly pruning old/disabled/stale accounts. From my experience, active members/accounts are usually 25%-50% your total registered member count. 

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Marketing

Marketing the site started from day 1 after launch (Late July 2012), all the hard work has been done already!  Site is also listed in several directories with a very high profile which IS VERY HARD TO DO!  

YouHosting also allows you to add your own ads / banner / text on your members websites as well as the hosting control panel which is an excellent for monetization! You can also have upgraded paid hosting plans depending on your business strategy.  

To get an idea about some of the member's pages Check https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Afii.me almost 100,000 pages are indexed by Google.

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Time to Maintain

The site is fully automated and runs itself, new accounts are activated automatically and you do not need daily involvement. Youhosting covers pretty much everything critical (system down, or system abuse..etc). They handle all the work for you! They do that because they hope you can upgrade to their VIP service for $40/month (which I've done before website and I've had great success with a wider variety of services that you can offer)  You can also run it with ZERO involvement however just like any other business if you want it to grow then you have to give it attention. Your re-seller control panel gives you access to everything. See attachment for more details  (for a better feel, i encourage you to get a free account at youhosting to see how it works). 

Once again, I will discuss more in depth ideas and strategies with the winner. I have about 2 years experience in this niche and I learnt a lot.

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Control Panel Features

(Details can be found in http://www.youhosting.com/en/page/features)

  • List, search and manage accounts. Ability to activate, suspend, reactivate or cancel any hosting account.
  • Multiple domains per client
  • Full control on control panel themes (white label solution)
  • Full control on email templates that gets sent out by system
  • Create Custom hosting packages
  • One click install for wordpress, joomla, phpBB and 50+ more applications for clients
  • Webmail
  • 100% helpdesk with ticketing software
  • Invoicing system
  • Integrated knowledge base
  • Website builder with several templates
  • Website backups
  • Hosting Coupons
  • Sending Newsletters

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Why I'm Selling?

It's simply time to monetize my time & dollar investment. I am an entrepreneur software engineer and I constantly move to new projects. I've done this several times (look at my history and reviews). I have learnt a lot, in many cases I increase my residual income but sometimes I need to invest a big amount in something new which leads me to liquidate some of my assets.

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Payment Options

Similar niches sold on flippa for a MUCH higher price. This is ready to be monetized whichever way you choose to.  See the possibilities for yourself ->!!!  http://bit.ly/eieIa6 Website is PRICED low for a short auction. I am looking to sell quick!! BID NOW before the Next person does!!!! 

3 in 1! Get 2 bonus HIGH QUALITY domains that I sought out and purchased in Auction. These domains can be used for anything really, I can also help you build something up new to practice & perfect my business plan.  

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 Additional Revenue Details

Site made $1,181.07 since August 1st. That includes revenue from both fii.me and cpanel.fii.me (the control panel) Verified Revenue does not fully reflect revenue from the control panel since it's a subdomain and I doubt that Flippa takes that in consideration. 

Very little work was done for monetization! $300-400+/month via Adsense is the tip of the iceberg as far as potential. Many people get excited about that but I think there is so much more to be done with a website like this. 

You just sit back and watch your member count grow! To take it to the next level you need more marketing both to your customers as well as to new customers!! I will show you exactly how! You can settle for an easy $300-500/month in Adsense & that's fine for most people but there is so much more money to be made from a website like this and if you want to invest some effort it can be well worth it. Again, it depends on how involved you want to be.

There are several ways to make money from this website depending on how much you want to get involved! Easiest is to keep it only at Adsense & Upgrades. For example, you can add a hosting reviews blog to bring in a huge source of affiliate revenue backed by the high PR / authority of the main website. 

You also have access to 6000+ registered members that can be up-sold on affiliate SEO products or web design / seo services ..etc. There are also several strategies in the business model that I will share with the winner. Everything can be outsourced if you still want to remain hands off.

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Additional Traffic Details

Traffic is obviously great for all domains & sub-domains of the website.  Due to some marketing and social awareness, the traffic tends to sometimes jump to 10,000+ UVs/day on some days!!!  Check the attached Google Analytics Reports for details! Sometimes you find people posting content that we do not allow (such as porn) which increases the traffic. Usually these traffic surges are temporarily and you or youhosting can shut them down.

Over 15+ proven & highly converting amazing sources of traffic will be shared with the buyer. These sources are both free and paid so you will never run out of ways to grow the website. Marketing & everything else  is 100% white hat.

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Disclaimer

Please read everything above and ask questions before bidding. Everything disclosed here is 100% honest and communicated truly to the best of my abilities.  Please understand that I investment time, money & effort to get & maintain this kind of traffic/revenue/members however there are no guarantees & I am not liable in any way once everything is transferred that things remain on an incline.  This can be a minimal involvement business & you can indeed run it with ZERO involvement however just like any other business if you want it to grow then you have to give it attention.  If you have questions you can PM me and ill gladly share my phone number!! I would be more than happy to talk over the phone to answer any questions you might have. 

 

Comments

  1. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    dcmgroup ( | $105 )
    Date:
    Tue, 11 Dec 2012 05:03:23 EST

    Who deals with support?

  2. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    ashmetry ( | $26.1K )
    Date:
    Tue, 11 Dec 2012 05:08:29 EST

    Currently I do. I was able to get support to a minimum by compiling 50+ FAQs that addressed most common issues. The built-in helpdesk system allows you to have canned responses, or auto response so this speeds things up big time. So you can have an auto response with "Please check the FAQs section or the Community Forum" which takes care of support all together...etc
    You can also disable the helpdesk all together for free accounts and only have it for paid accounts, which allows you to only interact with paying customers.
    So again, it depends on how much you really want to pay attention to the customers, but you can get away with no attention at all. The SuperVIP plan on youhosting allows you to escalate your tickets (See the feature compare http://www.youhosting.com/en/page/plans) 90% of the time the questions are so simple or addressed in the FAQs. The plan that fii.me is currently running on is the Free Plan, so you will need to upgrade to get that feature (and it's worth it because of all the extra features). Part of the perk i'm offering BIN buyers is reimbursing the first month of SuperVIP.
    Hope that answers your Question.

  3. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    mikeroosa ( | $355 )
    Date:
    Tue, 11 Dec 2012 08:13:46 EST

    Who owns the websites hosted on fii.me? You or YouHosting.com? Are you only showing ads in the control panel or on the member sites as well?
    Are you currently ranking for any terms or close to ranking for them?

  4. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    mikeroosa ( | $355 )
    Date:
    Tue, 11 Dec 2012 08:14:52 EST

    Sorry, one more question. Did you custom design the fii.me site or is that some template that comes from youhosting.com?

  5. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    ashmetry ( | $26.1K )
    Date:
    Tue, 11 Dec 2012 08:42:00 EST

    Mike - Good Qs!

    Thanks for your comments, so let me attempt to address each one at a time:
    Accounts - You are a reseller provider, as far as I know you can take the websites and host them elsewhere, the control panel offers the option to download a backup of every account however, honestly I never tried it. I also do not know of any other providers that offers a better service. Youhosting recently announced that they are releasing an API & a full integration with boxbilling.com in the next few weeks so my expectation is that soon enough there will be several compatible providers/apps that will start making it's way public. It's absolutely a great time to be onboard youhosting. They are growing and constantly releasing new features in their control panel.
    Ads - I only show ads on the main site and the control panel. I do not force ads on the member sites, however the control panel allows it if you choose to take that approach. But I would recommend not using Adsense for that. This is an option to add more revenue if you choose that strategy.
    Ranking - I am not monitoring my rankings because it's very hard & expensive to rank for keywords like "web hosting..etc" I have over 20+ highly targeted sources of traffic (both free & paid) that I use and they generate more than enough signups. I only leveraged few of these to generate the current accounts.
    Fii.me Design - It is NOT a template that youhosting offers. They do give you a choice or 3-4 templates but they are all very ugly.
    I encourage you to create a free account at fii as well as youhosting to try it out for yourself so you can get a good idea.

    Thanks again and feel free to contact me in private or public with any questions you have.

    Cheers!

  6. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    vdupuy ( | $6.43K )
    Date:
    Thu, 13 Dec 2012 14:25:32 EST

    Have you made any sales of hostgator hosting through your 0.01 coupon program? Any revenue other than adsense?

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    Posted by:
    ashmetry ( | $26.1K )
    Date:
    Thu, 13 Dec 2012 15:17:42 EST

    vdupuy,

    I've made several referrals to host-gator however they are coming from many hosting sites that I own. So i cannot accurately attribute a specific # to fii.me which is why I did not feel right claiming any revenue in my auction listing, however as I'm sure you know that its absolutely a valid & lucrative revenue stream that can be focused on more if the buyer wishes to take on this approach. I've seen some other well known free hosting provider get even more aggressive by showing a hosting affiliate splash screen or a popup prior to the signup form in hope that people would choose to go there & open an account instead of signing up but in this case, however, long term you lose a potential recurring paying customer that is likely worth more than the referral if you later want to further monetize the current customer list - which I haven't.
    My focus was mainly Adsense because it's the least hands-off & I did not want to add any unnecessary "roadblocks/distractions" in the signup page so I can get as many new customers as I can. Hope that answers your question & feel free to contact me in private or public with any other questions you have.

    Cheers.

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