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20,000 Members, 1,000,000 uniques/mo, 5,320,000 Page Views, $1,262/mo

hotfiles.ws

Auction Ended: Relisted

$1,550

Bidding History: 2 bids
Started:
Mon, 07 Jan 2013 06:21:20 EST
Completed:
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 06:24:22 EST

Website Statistics and Collected Data

External Ranks

Google PageRank 1
Alexa Rank 31,484

Backlinks

Links in Google 0
MajesticSEO Inbound Links 373

Other Stats

SEMRush Keywords in Google 2
Domain Registration Date 31 Aug, 2012
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Description

HotFiles.ws is one of the websites that registered a massive growth in a very short period of time (less than 2 months) and this can be a huge opportunity to make a lot of money. In less than 2 months our website registered:

  • Over 20,000 users (over 500 new users daily)
  • Over 26,000 files hosted
  • $1,800 revenue in December 2012 (over $1,100 profit)
  • 37,500 unique visitors daily (and increasing)
  • 3,482,539  page views in November
  • 5,230,406 page views in December
  • 846,311 unique visitors in November
  • 1,162,521 unique visitors in December
  • Between 300-800 users online at all times
  • Alexa Traffic 30,036

About The Business:

HotFiles.ws is a file hosting service that provides free and premium online storage solutions which meets all requirements of all users and potential users.

To ensure service quality we have developed a nice and user-friendly web design for people of all skill levels. We have a partnership with affiliates that are being rewarded for bringing traffic to the website.

The website runs on the very popular file hosting script (XFS), which has been modified for better performance, improving site administration.

We designed our website in a way to drive up all the users. Every day a number in between 300-450 new users are joining our website.

 Statistics:

Below we have some screenshots which demonstrate that the statistics are real:

  • Admin area showing the number of registered users,
  • PayPal earnings from premium sales,
  • Screenshots from Histats showing traffic statistics.

Revenue Model:

The income generated by our website comes from premium sales and advertisements. There are more than 50 premium sales each month and thousands of pages that are being monetized by Advertising Sponsors, including CPM, PPC. Premium sales are processed through a reseller which is a secure and solid payment method. New payment methods can be implemented for premium accounts sales (we can give you some suggestions regarding this).

Using these methods in December the site has generated over $1,800 in revenue.

The website is designed to increase the premium sales because we have a set of limitations for users that are not Premium. Currently free and registered users have a slow download speed and they need to wait before they can start a download. When a user buys a Premium account every limitation is removed which allows the user to download files instantly at full speeds (download speeds can be configured for each user type).

Expenses:

1. Server Cost:

To improve the traffic quality of the website we acquired 3 servers which are hosted in Germany:

  • One main server - 80 EUR/month (which equals to around $104/month USD)
  • 2 secondary file servers -  40 EUR/month each (equals to $54/month each)

Currently only 60% of the disk space is being used therefore purchasing new servers is not necessary.

2. Affiliate payments:

We strongly cooperate with affiliates and reward them for all the traffic brought. We offer a higher amount of money for countries that convert to premium sales better, meanwhile poorer converting countries are paid less.

For each $1 paid to affiliates there is a profit in between 60%-80%, meaning $1.60-$1.80.

Currently there are no other expenses. We spent a lot of time in promoting this site and providing support to users and affiliates. The work that we provided until now will allow the website a continuous growth in the same rapid rate that has occurred since we launched the site.

Time Required To Run This Business:

Thanks to the advanced script, only around 1 hour per day is needed to run this business.  The only thing left is to delete the files that received complaints and answer to emails received from users and affiliates.

The Script:

Because of the reliability of the XFS script, this is considered to be the most advanced script, therefore allowing a limitless growth.

 After Sale Support:

We will offer technical support for 14 days to the new owner, and run through every aspect of running this business.

Why Selling?

We do not want to sell the site because of the spectacular growth, but we have the opportunity to develop an offline business that needs additional funds. Through selling the website we will be able to cover a part of the needed funds.

What Does The Sale Include?

  • The full website along with all 20,000 (and counting) registered users.
  • The domain name HotFiles.ws.
  • The full licensed script along with the purchased upgrades (modules).
  • Full access to the servers, including access to server administration control panel.
  • We offer 14 days of full support to ensure a smooth takeover.

Payment:

We can accept payments via Escrow.

Please contact us if you have any other questions.

Comments

  1. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    ndirishfan ( new )
    Date:
    Thu, 10 Jan 2013 03:22:47 EST

    Please post Google Analytics. I'd like to see not only the traffic counts but also the source of traffic and the countries of origin.
    Thanks

  2. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    vconvertor ( suspended )
    Date:
    Tue, 15 Jan 2013 07:24:21 EST

    Hi,
    I´m worried about your posted paypal earnings, may you can explain:

    How do you earn $400 or $285 from users when your most expensive lifetime plan is worth $100?

    Same information needed as @ndirishfan posted.

  3. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    brdrbd ( suspended )
    Date:
    Sat, 19 Jan 2013 22:47:13 EST

    In the title you claim 1 million uniques, in the pitch you claim 30.000 .

    Please post google analytics

  4. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    lets3d ( | $102 )
    Date:
    Sun, 20 Jan 2013 19:00:52 EST

    Can you please explain how you went from a little over 4k users over 3 months to over 800k in November and over 1Mil in December, there must have been some very expensive advertising campaign,

    and could you please answer vconverter's question,

    thank you

  5. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    RikRoss ( | $31.9K )
    Date:
    Mon, 21 Jan 2013 00:06:40 EST

    guy looks like he's just trying to promote his site since he doesn't care

    about answering anyones questions.

  6. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    crimar ( suspended )
    Date:
    Mon, 21 Jan 2013 05:34:39 EST

    We have attached Google Analytics.

  7. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    crimar ( suspended )
    Date:
    Mon, 21 Jan 2013 05:39:40 EST

    The paypal screenshots demonstrate the money received from our reseller, not from individual premium signups. The amounts represent several premium accounts that were sold through our reseller.

  8. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    crimar ( suspended )
    Date:
    Mon, 21 Jan 2013 05:42:36 EST

    We apologize for not replying to the public questions until now, because we didn't notice them, we just noticed the private messages.

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