DesktopCatcher.com

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4yr Old Established Domain Software Business - $17K+ Profit Last Yr - MUST SEE!

Are you looking for an established business that's already making steady revenue in a growing industry? Well... LOOK NO FURTHER! The network that I'm selling offers stability and HUGE potential.

At a glance ?

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Site Type
eCommerce
Platform
Wordpress 4.2
Site Age
4 years
Net Profit
$1,360 p/mo

Traffic ?

Page Views
2,281
Unique Visits
641

Financials ?

Gross Revenue
$1,360
Net Profit
$1,360

Traffic ?

Uniques Page Views
Mar 17 592 2,058
Feb 17 610 2,257
Jan 17 721 2,528
Dec 16 2,021 5,607
Nov 16 1,227 4,454
Oct 16 688 2,484
Sep 16 827 2,698
Aug 16 695 2,735
Jul 16 617 2,135
Jun 16 648 2,725
May 16 703 2,789
Apr 16 759 3,171

Traffic Health ?

Pages / Session
2.56
Avg. Session Duration
00:02:23
Bounce Rate
59.68%

Top Channels ?

Page Views % of Total
Organic Search 1,084 53%
Direct 661 32%
Referral 291 14%
Social 22 1.1%

Top Countries ?

Page Views
United States 509
United Kingdom 158
India 78
Turkey 54
Russia 43

Financials ?

Monetization Methods

  • This website earns revenue with Product or Service Sales. It is recommended to request a video walk through from the seller to verify all revenue claims.

Last 12 Months Claimed Revenue and Profit

Revenue Costs Profit
Apr 16 $1,289 $0 $1,289
May 16 $849 $0 $849
Jun 16 $1,329 $0 $1,329
Jul 16 $652 $100 $552
Aug 16 $1,739 $0 $1,739
Sep 16 $1,469 $0 $1,469
Oct 16 $1,209 $0 $1,209
Nov 16 $1,339 $0 $1,339
Dec 16 $1,019 $0 $1,019
Jan 17 $709 $0 $709
Feb 17 $1,684 $0 $1,684
Mar 17 $1,689 $0 $1,689

Seller's Notes

=== INTRODUCTION ===
This is an incredibly unique opportunity for someone to become the new owner of a well established software business that consists of 3 websites all related to the domain & webmaster industry. Both applications included with this sale have helped hundreds of domain investors, webmasters and SEO experts from all around the globe and many continue to utilize them on a daily basis!

=== WHAT IS INCLUDED ===
This sale includes 3 websites which all generate sales and revenue.
DesktopCatcher - This is the most popular application which generates the most revenue. DesktopCatcher runs on all newer Windows computers and is used to perform a number of different actions on expired domain names. The main reason people buy and use this software is for drop catching (or automatically registering) expired domains when these domains haven't been renewed and are becoming available for new registration. The software features a number of other tools which can let users search for upcoming expired domains, check bulk domain availability on large domain lists they have lying around (or have scraped from across the web), check bulk DA/PA and other MOZ metrics on lists of domains (for SEO purposes), plus do a number of other helpful actions. Overall, this software is all you need to search, find, chase, and automatically catch expired domain names. It is easily the fastest and most feature-packed publicly available domain drop catching software on the market and sells for $199.99USD!
AutoBackorder - While DesktopCatcher allows users to drop catch expired domains themselves; AutoBackorder is an application that people can use to automatically submit their desired domain requests into a third party company which can do the drop catching for them instead. Why would someone want to submit a domain into a third party instead of trying to just drop catch themselves? The answer to that is because third party companies tend to have more success when it comes to catching premium domains. Although it can be more expensive, if there is an expired domain that you really want it's recommended you "backorder" it instead of trying to catch yourself. This software doesn't have the extra features that DesktopCatcher does and is mainly just a time saver for users. It sells for $29.99USD!
AJM.Domains - This is a domain reseller website which visitors can signup and use for registering domains. This registrar has also been implemented into DesktopCatcher so customers who buy the software can setup their account here and use it for registering domains from inside DesktopCatcher as well. Revenue on this website comes from new domain registrations and renewals.

=== WEBSITE HIGHLIGHTS FOR DESKTOPCATCHER ===
1,758,551 Global Alexa Ranking
$1000+ Average Monthly PURE PROFIT Revenue ($60,000+ Since Launch)
100% Unique Content on Over 100+ Pages/Blog Posts
Database of Over 500 Customers since Launch

=== WEBSITE HIGHLIGHTS FOR AUTOBACKORDER ===
4,664,479 Global Alexa Rank
$20+ Average Monthly PURE PROFIT Revenue ($600+ Since Launch)
100% Unique Content on Over 30 Pages/Blog Posts
Database of Over 30 Customers since Launch

=== DOMAINS ===
DesktopCatcher & AutoBackorder are both registered with GoDaddy and can be moved directly into your account. Otherwise, they can be transferred to a registrar of your choice. AJM.Domains is registered through DynaDot. DesktopCatcher & AutoBackorder both run on Wordpress, AJM.Domains is a white-label that is hosted/managed through a third party.

=== HISTORY ===
I developed the first version of DesktopCatcher back in late 2012 and began selling licensed copies of it by February 2013. The initial version was much more basic and simple then what it has grown into today. The software originally supported four different domain registrar API's and has now grown to ten. When the initial version was released there were no additional tools put into the software, now there are four or five of them. This application wasn't just developed to sit around and gather dust; I've steadily released new updates for DesktopCatcher ever since originally launching! AutoBackorder was a much smaller project which was started in late 2014 and launched around early-mid 2015. As I mentioned above, the purpose of this application was to save time for those who backorder lots of domains. This application hasn't changed much since it was first launched, but it provides users everything they need to complete their daily backordering tasks. Finally, AJM.Domains is a setup that came much later and was only launched in late 2016.

=== SOFTWARE ===
Both applications are written in Visual Basic (VB.net).. The new owner will get full source code rights and can download Visual Basic Express for free on the Microsoft website to open and view the source. All code is pretty straight forward and no major changes/fixes should need to be done. The only time this code should really need to be altered is if one of the domain registrars releases a new update to their API or if you want to add new registrars/tools in. Also, it runs on a license key system - When new orders come in you will need to manually send the customer their license key. But, they can download the software setup file instantly. This could all be automated if you had some PHP knowledge.

=== WORK REQUIRED ===
There is little experience and minimal effort required to continue making more money from this entire setup. I've spent lots of time building the software and websites plus marketing them across the web. The new owner can leave things where they are right now and continue making steady monthly revenue from it. Otherwise, take this project in a new direction by going a number of different routes. I would recommend considering the options below to get more sales. Total time answering emails is probably about 1-2hrs per week.

Buy Banner Advertisements - I've done lots of marketing for these websites between social media, forum posting, and text link promotion. However, there are dozens of other great domain related websites out there which the new owner can buy banner advertisements on as well. Banner advertising would increase exposure, which should also increase traffic and sales. I would be happy to provide the new owner with some great spots they can buy advertisement spots on and quickly get a boost in targeted traffic!

Continue Adding More Content - Thus far, I've written 100 different blog posts for DesktopCatcher. That goes along with the thirty something static pages that talk about the product as well. The new owner may want to consider writing more blog posts about different domain-related topics as these can help drive in more search engine traffic. Google loves content and there is always something to write about, so adding additional blog posts is a great way to continue pulling organic traffic!

=== REVENUE / EXPENSES ===
Revenue: All three sites make their revenue from PayPal.

DesktopCatcher licenses can either be purchased or leased through the website and the funds will be sent to you directly through PayPal. If the license is purchased then it's a one-time payment and is permanently owned with free updates for life. If a license is leased then I have a specific provider I use to rent a VPS ($10/Month) and install the software on for the user. I then provide them with the VPS login details and they pay on a monthly basis to use it.

Pricing on DesktopCatcher has fluctuated allot since it initially launched. When the software was first released I priced it at $99USD because there weren't many features. As it grew and more things were added the price gradually increased to $149, and then to $199. Since launching I've ran different promotions (10%, 20% & 50%) for a variety of things like Black Friday, Christmas..etc. Some coupons are still active so purchase amounts may vary. The new owner can keep or disable these!

AutoBackorder licenses are purchased through the website and the funds are also sent directly to your PayPal account. It's a one-time payment which then includes free updates for life. The price for this software has always been $29.99.

All payments through AJM.Domains will also go into your PayPal account. Users signup and complete purchases which go directly into your PayPal account. But, you must remember to keep funds in your domain reseller account so when users submit orders they actually get processed.

Expenses: The good news about these websites is that they come with very minimal expenses. I wrote the software myself and don't pay for any advertising. So, the only costs for the new owner would as follows:

Monthly Hosting Fees - These two sites only needs a standard shared hosting account.
Subscription Plugin - This is the plugin used to automatically bill leased copy users each month. I paid $50 for the plugin and there is a yearly renewal fee associated. Renewals cost $100 every July to renew. It will be due July of 2017!

=== TRAFFIC ===
All sites have traffic coming in from a variety of sources. I've done allot of different promotion for the website since I originally launched it - Mainly link building and forum promotion. Most traffic comes in from Referrals, Search Engines, Social Media, and Direct. DesktopCatcher is ranked on page 1 or 2 in Google for almost all terms I've targeted including "Expired Domain Software" "Domain Drop Catcher" "Drop Catching Software" along with numerous others. I've added some Analytics attachments for you to view. If you would like to see detailed statistics then send me your Google Analytics email and I can also add you for a more in-depth look.

=== TRANSFER ===
Upon completion of the sale, the new owner will receive all domains, website files, and full source code of the software applications (written in Visual Basic .NET). I will be happy and available to assist with any questions regarding the transfer of EVERYTHING. I'm not looking to sell this and dump it onto you. This has been a huge project of mine for several years now and I would like to make the transfer seamless. I'll work closely with the buyer and hold your hand the entire way to make sure the transfer is all done smoothly! Also, I can offer to continue working for the new owner at a discussed one-time or monthly price/fee. This could include answering emails, sending registration keys and providing updates.

=== BONUS ===
I'm including multiple bonuses with this sale! First, so long as your web hosting uses cPanel, I can move both websites and files over for you. Secondly, I'm including 2 FREE software updates for EACH application. The first update (for each program) will be released within a month of the sale completion and will allow the new owner to have a freshly updated version available on the website (I've already got the road map and some work completed for this update). After that, if there are any bugs, tweaks, or other minor updates which need to be done these will be completed for you in an additional update a couple months down the road.

=== BIDDING ===
Serious bidders only please! Bidding starts at $10,000 and a BIN might be added later on. Contact me via private message if you have any questions.

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Site Info

Site Established ? January 2013
Built With ? WordPress
Google Analytics Detected ? Yes
More info: BuiltWith

Domain Info

Domain Registered ? 19 October 2012
Registrar ? GODADDY.COM
More info: Wayback Machine and Whois

Site Uniqueness

Content Unique ? Yes
Design Unique ? No
More info: Plagspotter and Copyscape

SEO Presence

Pages In Google ? 573
MajesticSEO Inbound Links ?
SEOmoz mozRank ?
Alexa Rank ? 1,385,329
More info: SEOmoz and SEMRush

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ollyomm ( | $43.9K )
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:06:29 AEST

Any geographical limitations? If there were no future updates made how many years would you estimate it might keep a similar profit level? You 1$ reserve but starting bid is 10k, do you mean 10k is reserve? Thanks

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FPForum ( | $12.8K )
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:28:24 AEST

@ollyomm - No geographical locations. It should keep a similar profit level even without any updates being done. You can search the competition..etc and will find there isn't any other software out there that offers all of this at its price. It's a point now where the software itself could sit and sell - the new owner would probably want to spend more time with promoting and increasing traffic rather than worry so much about software updates.

$10k is the starting bid and that's an offer that has already been received, not $1 (I've edited the description). The reserve is higher.

Thanks!

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merlynhs ( | $984 )
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:38:18 AEST

Any business that shows zero monthly costs has got to be questionable. For example, there will be fees associated with transactions, there will be some kind of accounting required etc. It is unrealistic to claim that just because you receipted a figure in a given month it is 100% profit - business just doesn't work like that.... The devil will be in the detail.

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FPForum ( | $12.8K )
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 07:29:50 AEST

@merlynhs - Paypal fee's are kind of a "no brainer." You can figure 3%-3.9% of each transaction is going to PayPal fee's (in case you didn't know that). Aside from that, there is also the domain renewal fee's which I forgot to include in the figures above. That would be $30 for AJM.Domains in March, and roughly $10/Each for AutoBackorder and DesktopCatcher in May and October. Once again, these should pretty much be expected and can be found out by doing a simple whois lookup. Aside from that (and what's listed above) there are no other costs associated. It states PURE PROFIT because that's the average Profit you'll be making after costs. Fee's are not profit just so you know - profit would be the amount made AFTER fee's.

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