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Revenue $4974 In Last 3 Months - 2 Tourism Sites, Ready Made Profitable Business

TripsTreksandTours.com and IdealPlaceToStay.com. Two travel related websites making good revenue, with huge potential for revenue and traffic growth. Great business opportunity.

At a glance ?

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Site Type
Content
Platform
PHP
Site Age
5 months

Traffic ?

Page Views
12,436
Unique Visits
1,388

Financials ?

Gross Revenue
$1,930
Net Profit
$1,840

Traffic ?

Uniques Page Views
May 17 352 2,387
Apr 17 1,860 16,644
Mar 17 1,954 18,277
Feb 17 0 0
Jan 17 0 0
Dec 16 0 0
Nov 16 0 0
Oct 16 0 0
Sep 16 0 0
Aug 16 0 0
Jul 16 0 0
Jun 16 0 0

Traffic Health ?

Pages / Session
5.11
Avg. Session Duration
00:07:14
Bounce Rate
43.02%

Top Channels ?

Page Views % of Total
Direct 1,617 68%
Organic Search 364 15%
Referral 311 13%
Social 95 4.0%

Top Countries ?

Page Views
United Kingdom 292
United States 220
Spain 195
Australia 110
Ireland 87

Financials ?

Monetization Methods

  • This website earns revenue with Advertising 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
Mar 17 $630 $90 $540
Apr 17 $2,390 $90 $2,300
May 17 $2,770 $90 $2,680

Seller's Notes

I am selling two website together.  

These relatively new websites are already making strong revenue, and have been very well received by advertisers.  These sites represent a great opportunity for the winner of this auction to make a high return on investment in a very profitable industry.

Both websites have been carefully built over a period of a few months and are completely ready for the buyer to use.

IdealPlaceToStay.com
Lists guest accommodation of all types, from all over the world.

i have had many compliments from accommodation owners telling me how easy it was to create a listing compared to other places they advertise.  They also like the fact that they can link to their existing booking method and do not have to manage yet another availability calendar.  The site currently lists 1270 accommodations... this means there are well over 2 million accommodations around the world which are potential customers.  Revenue growth possibilities are absolutely huge.


TripsTreksandTours.com
Lists Guided and Self Guided tours, sightseeing trips and safaris. 

This website has been very well received by Tour Operators because there are not many places where they can advertise individual trips and tours, and the few places they can, charge them a fortune to do so.  The scope to increase revenue on this site is massive. The site currently has 1580 tours listed, but there are literally hundreds of thousands more out there, all of which are potential customers.

Revenue Figures - Both Sites Combined

Please note that all revenue so far has been taken in £ GBP.  The buyer can take payments in whatever currency they wish.  USD figures below were calculated using xe.com currency converter at the time writing this listing.

  • March 2017:  £490 GBP   (Approx $630 USD)
  • April 2017: £1867 GBP  (Approx $2390 USD)
  • May: 2017: £1167 GBP  (Approx $2770 USD)

The revenue figures above were achieved from working on the sites on a part time bases. These figures can be achieved relatively easily, and improved upon as traffic grows, and as the buyer progresses the site.

Revenue IdealPlaceToStay.com

This website was launched in April 2107.  The website offers free and paid advertising to accommodation owners. Revenue is made when an accommodation owner purchases or upgrades to a paid listing.  Currently over 6% of listing owners have opted for the paid listing.

There are currently 87 paid advertisers on the site, all of whom have purchased a featured listing at the price of £39.50 for one year.

  • April 2017:  £1303.50 GBP (Approx $1665 USD)
  • May: 2017:  £2093.50 GBP  (Approx $2670 USD)

View proof of revenue video

There are well over 2 million guest accommodations in the world.  Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts, Guest Houses, Inns, Motels, Hostels, Cottages, Apartments, Condos, Villas, Homestays, Holiday parks, Touring sites, Cam Sites and more.  I have hardly scratch the surface in terms of the potential revenue that can be made with this website.

Revenue TripsTreksandTours.com

This website was launched in March 2107.  The website offers free and paid advertising to Tour Operators. Revenue is made when a Tour Operator purchases or upgrades to a paid listing.  Some Tour Operators upgrade multiple tour listings.

There are currently 46 paid listings on the site. All of which have paid for a years advertising at the rate of £25.00 GBP for one year.

  • March 2017:  £490 GBP   (Approx $630 USD)
  • April 2017: £563.50 GBP  (Approx $725 USD)
  • May: 2017: £73.50 GBP  (Approx $100 USD)

View proof of revenue video

The reason drop on this website in May, is simply because I focused my time into promoting IdealPlaceToStay.com and did not contact any new Tour Operators in that month.

There many thousands of Tour Operators around the world. most of whom offer multiple tours, trips, treks or safaris.  The potential for growing this website is truly massive.

How Revenue Is Made

Both sites generate revenue by selling Featured listings to advertisers. This is done in two ways... an advertiser can purchase a Featured listing when they sign up, or an advertiser can upgrade to a Featured listing at any tom after signup.

Both site offer Free and Paid Featured listings.  By inviting advertisers onto the site to create a listing, you make sales from those who opt for, or later upgrade to, a featured listing.

The site is designed to make it very easy for the advertisers to see the value in a featured listing and purchase a featured listing. Literally years of testing sales methods whilst building this type of website have resulted in a system which works extremely well and maximises revenue.  To start earning revenue from day one, you simply have to invite relevant businesses to create a listing.

Day To Day Running Of The Sites

As mentioned above, revenue is made by inviting relevant businesses to create a listing.  This can be done using email, social media ads, phone calls and any other method you can find.  This is the part of day to day running of the site which takes the most time.  Obviously, the more time you put into it, the more revenue you can make.

Other day to day jobs include replying to email, approving submitted listings and answering support queries.

This is not a set and forget site with a passive income. As with any legitimate sustainable business, work is required to maintain and progress revenue streams.  

The sites can feasibly be run on a part time basis. However, the more time you can put into it, the more you will get out.

I will provide full training on how to use the site, how to deal with customers, and I will offer advice on how to find and contact new potential advertisers.

Current Traffic

Both sites are relatively new so traffic is around what you would expect.  The potential for growing traffic on both sites is huge and this should be a focus of the new owner.

Traffic shown in the Google Analytics graph above is just for the website TripsTreksandTours.com because Flippa can only link one G analytics account.

I am happy to share analytics data for both sites with anyone who expresses a genuine interest in the site.

Opportunities For The Buyer

The site are relatively new, so the opportunity to attract new listings is vast... The site have been designed to make it very easy for business to create listings, and very attractive for them to upgrade to paid listings.  The new owner will have no trouble getting new business.

The opportunity to increase traffic is big and should be a priority.  Simply attracting new businesses onto the site to create listings will increase traffic, because very new listing is new content on the site.

There are opportunities to add other revenue streams such as adsense or affiliate bookings content. 

There are opportunities to create and develop social pages such as Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Instagram and more.

The buyer could quite easily add a Blog to both sites and publish related travel/tourism content.

Technology

Both sites use the very latest framework (Foundation 6 Flex Grid) to provide cutting edge mobile first design.

The buyer will need Linux hosting with Mysql. I recommend a VPS or dedicated server to ensure the site runs nice and fast. I can recommend a specific VPS product is the buyer wishes.

Included In The Sale

  • The domain name TripsTreksandTours.com
  • The domain name IdealPlaceToStay.com
  • All files and databases for both sites
  • TripsTreksandTours social accounts... facebook, twitter, instagram, pinterest etc

After Sale Support

I will assist in moving the website to the buyers hosting, and will complete the domain transfers.

I will provide full training on all aspects of running and maintaining the site.

The websites are very easy to run, so I do not anticipate any problems with the buyer running the sites without support, very quickly after the sale. But support will be provided for at least 1 month, although in reality I am always here and happy to help if you have any problems after the one month.

Reason For Selling

Having spent months working on the design and usability of these sites, I would now like them to go to a person or company who has the time and/or resources to take them to the next level.

My Ideal Buyer

I want to find someone who not only wants to make a very good return on investment, but who is also interested in building traffic and making both sites into something really special.

Site Info

Site Established ? March 2017
Built With ?
Google Analytics Detected ? Yes
More info: BuiltWith

Domain Info

Domain Registered ? 14 January 2017
Registrar ? MESH DIGITAL LIMITED
More info: Wayback Machine and Whois

Site Uniqueness

Content Unique ? Yes
Design Unique ? Yes
More info: Plagspotter and Copyscape

SEO Presence

Pages In Google ? 2,470
MajesticSEO Inbound Links ?
SEOmoz mozRank ?
Alexa Rank ? 3,394,612
More info: SEOmoz and SEMRush

Comments

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WebFlair ( | $27.1K )
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:58:38 AEST

Watchers... I highly recommend that you watch the video tours I created which show you how both websites word from the perspective of both a visitor and an advertiser. they will show you just how simple, yet effective the sites are... and how they trigger sales by encouraging advertisers to take a featured listing, not only at the point of signing up, but also whenever an advertiser logs in, or edits their listing. The videos are in the auction description, but I have provided links below for your convenience...

TripsTreksandTours.com video tour... https://youtu.be/RvFPLbGn_6Q

IdealPlaceToStay.com video tour... https://youtu.be/XePSetArREk

There is also a video walkthrough of the revenue for each site, in the attachments.

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WebFlair ( | $27.1K )
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:17:09 AEST

Should have mentioned in the auction description, the design used on these two sites was created by me entirely. This is not a template, or design that can be purchased anywhere else. The design was create for these two websites.

Both sites are designed to be responsive and will work perfectly on any screen size or any device.

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WebFlair ( | $27.1K )
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:09:58 AEST

Just been asked how sustainable the revenue is, and how many hours per week it takes to make this sort of revenue. I think it's an important question that quite a few people will want to know the answer to, so here's my reply....

Firstly, under the Flippa terms of service for sellers I am not allowed to give projected figures or guarantees of future revenue.... BUT... I work on many websites, so I dedicated just a small portion of my time to these sites once they were built. I would suggest that revenue such as that seen in my listing can be achieved by working 15 - 20 hours per month.

Yes, I believe the revenue is sustainable, and I believe that the revenue can continue to increase if the new owner puts some work in. There are literally millions of potential advertising customers out there, and the site has been very well received by advertisers.

I will be working with the buyer to make the first few sales, and will be showing the buyer how to get potential advertisers onto the site and turn them into paying customers. As with all my previous customers, I like to make sure my buyers are making good revenue before I leave them to get on with it on their own.
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If anyone has any other questions, please send them to me and I will respond in a timely manner.

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WebFlair ( | $27.1K )
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:32:18 AEST

Had a question, the answer to which I should have put in my description....

How many Featured Listings (Paid Listings) are there, and when do they renew. their advertising?

Advertisers renew, and pay again one year after the first payment. The advertiser get s a payment link via email automatically one week before payment is due. There are currently 50 Featured listings on TripsTreksandTours.com, and 93 Featured listings on IdealPlaceToStay.com. These will renew in March, April and May next year.

Because renewals are handled automatically, one the site has been running for one year, the site generates a passive income from then on... BUT... I recommend that even after one year, the buyer continues to make new sales to further increase revenue, site content and traffic.

Px48x48 avatar f8dfe24e 3108 4af9 9c79 f26b4148ba57
WebFlair ( | $27.1K )
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 03:01:46 AEST

A good question asked today... so I am putting the answer here so that everyone can see it...

When advertisers join, and they added to a database and can that be used as a mailing list for future marketing?

Yes, when advertisers sign up, they are added to a Mysql database and yes you can contact them with perhaps a monthly newsletter, or information about their listing. I will show the buyer ways to make sales with this. You can even set up a series of emails that get sent out at regular intervals after they sign up.

Likewise, non advertising members (registered users) are added to the database, and can be contacted with a newsletter. You can even quite easily set it up to send customised emails tailored to locations or listings they have previously viewed... like a certain well know travel website beginning with T A do.

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jettapg2 ( new )
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:33:10 AEST

May I ask how you acquired the traffic up to this point?

Px48x48 avatar f8dfe24e 3108 4af9 9c79 f26b4148ba57
WebFlair ( | $27.1K )
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:10:21 AEST

@jettapg2 Of course, you can ask anything you want to.

OK, so as stated in the description these sites are in their infancy, so organic traffic is something the buyer needs to work on, and will also come over the coming months. Current traffic is made up of organic traffic, some social traffic, and direct traffic from where I have invited businesses onto the site to add their business. The buyer should look at the revenue to date, and think how that can be further grown as the site gains more traffic. It a really good opportunity for someone.

The buyer will be able to make sales from day one, and as traffic grows, making sales will become even easier.

The traffic shown in the Google Analytics above is for just one of the sites, TripsTreksandTours.com, it does not include the traffic for IdealPlaceToStay.com. IdealPlaceToStay.com has had 5,198 uniques, and 40,031 pageviews in the 2.5 months the site has been online. Pageviews are high because advertisers visit a lot of pages.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask more questions if you need to. I highly recommend watching the videos.

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WebFlair ( | $27.1K )
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 03:06:59 AEST

Lot of interest in he last 24 hours, lots of new watchers, and lots of new questions. Please get any more questions and bids in as soon as possible so that I have time to give a thorough response, and you have time to do your due diligence.

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La2texas ( | $1.6K )
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:22:01 AEST

I'm just curious, why not a monthly fee? Is a yearly rate typical in this industry?

Px48x48 avatar f8dfe24e 3108 4af9 9c79 f26b4148ba57
WebFlair ( | $27.1K )
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:00:50 AEST

Yearly is what I have found works best and converts the most sales. The buyer is free to change this to monthly if they wish, and it's quite simple to make that change. I do recommend yearly though as conversions are good and the number of potential advertisers is huge.

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WebFlair ( | $27.1K )
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 22:14:59 AEST

Getting a lot of questions about support after the sale. I will provide the winner with a set of videos showing how to use the site, and how I have gone about making revenue. I will also provide at least 1 months support and training... although in reality I am always contactable and happy to help with any problems you may have. I am confident however, that the new owner will be confident enough to run these sites without much support within a few day of taking over. You do not need any technical knowledge to run these sites and full training will be given in the first 2 - 3 weeks of the sale.

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tzmak ( new )
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 02:31:01 AEST

Can paid advertisers see any stats on your site (outcoming traffic from your site to an advertisers' site e.g.)?

Px48x48 avatar f8dfe24e 3108 4af9 9c79 f26b4148ba57
WebFlair ( | $27.1K )
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 02:39:19 AEST

@tzmak Yes, if you watch the videos you can see that advertisers get a full set of stats. This is important because it reinforces trust, and converts more sales.

If the new owner wants to remove the stats they can, but I advise against it.

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WebFlair ( | $27.1K )
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:33:50 AEST

Update: A small number of emails were sent out yesterday to accommodations who I had been in touch with before. This has resulted in 8 sales in the last 24 hours on idealplacetostay.com and one sale in the last 24 hours (a walk in) on tripstreksandtours.com.

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WebFlair ( | $27.1K )
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 04:22:48 AEST

24 hours to go. Ideally, please do not leave it to the last minute to bid, I like to provide bidders with more information and have time to answer any questions.

If you are watching the auction, please be aware that it is due to end at 7.30pm UK time (BST) so please make sure you know what time it ends in your local time.

This is a truly great opportunity for someone. I welcome your questions.

Here are the answers to some recently asked questions...

Q, If I want you to make changes to the site, can we pay you to do them?

A. Yes... within reason I will make any simple design and functionality changes for you in he first couple of weeks after the sale, for free. If then, down the line you want me to do work on the site, we can negotiate a price for that too.

Q. I've never run a website before, will it be easy enough for me to do?

A: Yes, the site has been set up to be very easy to use. I will be creating a few tutorial videos for the winner to keep so if they forget something, they can always just watch the video.

Q. Will you show the winner how to make sales?

A. Of course, in fact I will be making your first few sales for you, and I will record myself doing so, so that you have a video to watch and refer to, showing all aspects of the sales process. I would say that the buyer should use their imagination too though, there are so many ways to add to, and diversify my sales methods.

Q: Can I take payments by PayPal?

A: Yes, in fact you may increase sales by doing so. I personally don;t use them because I have better terms with another service, but switching to PayPal is simple and I will handle this for you as soon as the sale is complete.

Q: Can I add adsense?

A: Yes, these sites have never had adsense on them, but there is no reason why you couldn't add it. My advice though, if you absolutely have to add adsense, is do it sparingly because you do not want to put advertisers off.

Q. Will you help with moving the site to my hosting?

A. Yes, as long as your hosting is suitable, I will move it for you. Once the sales is complete and funds are in Escrow, I will transfer the domains to your name, move the sites for you, and prepare the contracts.

Good luck!

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WebFlair ( | $27.1K )
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:17:10 AEST

8 hours to go. Reserve has been lowered a little. I have a couple of offers on the table which I will have to consider soon if the bidding doesn't start moving. Please remember I need time to approve bids, so don't leave it till the last minute.

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vyckey ( new )
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 01:01:08 AEST

How often do the feature listings on the home page switch out? Is this something the site does automatically or do you manually change them?

Px48x48 avatar f8dfe24e 3108 4af9 9c79 f26b4148ba57
WebFlair ( | $27.1K )
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 01:04:26 AEST

@vyckey Great question. The Featured listing on the home page change with every page load in such a way that all featured listings get roughly the same amount of time on there.

I will help the buyer change the home page to how they want it... maybe they will want some text content, maybe hey will want to also put the 4 latest listings on there. Whatever they want.

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iMoey ( | $700 )
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 02:12:00 AEST

Is there room for growth with regards to the TYPES CATEGORIES ( accommodation & trips) - As in can additional categories be added easily ?

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WebFlair ( | $27.1K )
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 02:15:10 AEST

@iMoey Yes, you can expend as you wish, and it's easy to do. I will show the winner exactly how to do this, and will even do it for them if they wish.

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WebFlair ( | $27.1K )
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 02:33:15 AEST

2 hours left. I am getting lots of questions so if you have any questions, please get them to me ASAP so that I have time to answer them thoroughly. Please, please don't leave it to the last seconds to bid because I may not approve your bid in time. Remember, it is not possible to snipe on Flippa.

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WebFlair ( | $27.1K )
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 03:32:20 AEST

We're now in the final hour. If you have questions please make sure you don't leave it to the last minute to send them to me, and if you are a new bidder in this auction, please remember that I need 2 -3 minutes to approve your bid, so don't leave it to the closing seconds. Good Luck!

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asnetworks ( | $500 )
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 03:52:54 AEST

I just discovered this auction right now, so sorry for my late questions (I know it's last-minute).

I have the following questions:

- How much time do you spend in total on the websites? What tasks do you mainly do? I guess it's mainly promoting and writing to new accommodations, is that true?
- What is the reason for selling?
- Is the source code unique? Is it written in PHP 7 and uses OOP?
- How is the payment implemented? You already wrote that it renews automatically after 1 year and the seller gets a new e-mail. But what payment methods do you offer? Is there automatic payment (e.g. SEPA direct debit or credit card) already implemented or is all that's automated just sending an e-mail to the advertiser?

Thank you a lot in advance.

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WebFlair ( | $27.1K )
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:00:58 AEST

@asnetworks Personally I spend maybe 6 - 7 hour a week, if that. I have a busy web development company to run. tasks include contacting potential advertisers, replying to email, approving listings.

I'm selling because I want to move onto other projects.

Source code is wirtten in PHP7 yes.

renewal id automatic in the respect that the listing owner gets an email asking them to renew. You can use any payment method... PayPal, Nochex, 2checkout, Worldpay, Authorize.net... if you wanted a bespoke payment setup I could do that at a low cost.

If you wanted to setup auto renewals like paypal subscriptions you could... I chose not to because it lowers conversion rates.

Sorry for rushed reply

Jon

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asnetworks ( | $500 )
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:38:09 AEST

Thank you a lot for your answer.

- Is the source code unique or will you create more websites with it?
- Did you continue with promoting (messaging the owners) during the last weeks? Because I see a huge decline in June.

Px48x48 avatar f8dfe24e 3108 4af9 9c79 f26b4148ba57
WebFlair ( | $27.1K )
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:43:18 AEST

@asnetworks I will not make websites that look the same... I will however build websites on other subjects that use the same back end. The design source code will be unique.

I have had to focus on other projects so yes, sales have been lower, but this week I have picked thing sup again and made sales. One of the things I will be doing with the new owner is creating the the first sales, and this will include getting the sites to a good level of regular sales.

Revenue, as with most businesses, is directly related to the effort you put in. The sites can be run part time and make a good level of revenue, or full time and make an even better level of revenue. I will be showing the winner several ways of taking the sites forwards in terms of both sales and traffic.

Px48x48 avatar f8dfe24e 3108 4af9 9c79 f26b4148ba57
WebFlair ( | $27.1K )
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:56:54 AEST

Reserve reduced slightly. Please note that if these sites do not sell by auction this time around they will not be relisted.

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Px140x140 avatar f8dfe24e 3108 4af9 9c79 f26b4148ba57 WebFlair Jonathan Sharpe
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