420beginner.com

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Site with 36,056 uniques/mo making $8,097/mo, white hat seo

Selling led lights for growing, through amazon aff

At a glance ?

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Site Type
Content
Platform
Wordpress 4.7
Site Age
1 year

Traffic ?

Page Views
58,484
Unique Visits
36,056

Financials ?

Gross Revenue
$8,097
Net Profit
$7,994

Traffic ?

Uniques Page Views
May 17 35,472 57,433
Apr 17 37,564 61,015
Mar 17 35,132 57,005
Feb 17 27,605 44,404
Jan 17 26,004 41,896
Dec 16 24,844 39,539
Nov 16 23,909 39,007
Oct 16 19,697 31,946
Sep 16 15,589 25,905
Aug 16 11,270 18,077
Jul 16 6,967 10,681
Jun 16 4,916 7,890

Traffic Health ?

Pages / Session
1.27
Avg. Session Duration
00:01:22
Bounce Rate
82.05%

Top Channels ?

Page Views % of Total
Organic Search 50,762 88%
Direct 4,971 8.7%
Social 878 1.5%
Referral 822 1.4%

Top Countries ?

Page Views
United States 33,662
United Kingdom 5,781
Canada 4,530
Australia 1,922
Germany 1,013

Financials ?

Monetization Methods

  • This website earns revenue with Affiliate Income. 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
Jun 16 $1,314 $80 $1,234
Jul 16 $1,994 $58 $1,936
Aug 16 $3,644 $10 $3,634
Sep 16 $2,487 $51 $2,436
Oct 16 $1,018 $323 $695
Nov 16 $663 $33 $630
Dec 16 $1,146 $10 $1,136
Jan 17 $6,511 $20 $6,491
Feb 17 $7,849 $10 $7,839
Mar 17 $8,489 $99 $8,390
Apr 17 $8,485 $151 $8,334
May 17 $7,318 $60 $7,258

Seller's Notes

The Site

420beginner.com is a content website about led lights and other appliances that are commonly used for growing marijuana.  

bigbudsguide.com is also included in the sale, as the sites are connected.

with $8,097 in past 3 months average profit

Technology

both sites are using wordpress and easy to manage for a beginner. 

Some key statistics:

  • $38312 in profit this year in 5 months
  • $100K in monthly sales via Amazon.com
  • 42 high quality articles
  • 200 referring domains on ahrefs
  • The best niche to get into! 

The seller

I've been buying and selling websites for over 10 years as my main business, you are welcome to check my feedbacks on flippa and elsewhere by googling my username DomainMagnate. I also speak at industry conferences

"The Seller was really helpful and answered all my queries on time. Yes, i would be looking forward to do more transactions with him.."
gavalla Recent feedback from a buyer

DomainMagnate is a great and experienced seller, and everything went smooth. I highly recommend this seller to anyone looking for a high-quality site. I would definitely buy again through them.
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Opportunity

  • Easy to maintain, beginner friendly business - all you need is some basic knowledge of wordpress and an Amazon affiliate account to take over. I only spend several hours per week on it.
  • expanding opportunities as the niche is growing - as cannabis use becoming legal more and more people are interesting in growing their own plants at home
  • high potential for optimization of sales - currently we only earn 8% of sales via amazon. By negotiating direct deals through select suppliers this rate can be increased by 2-3 times! With dropshipping even 5 times higher margins are possible.
  • bigbudsguide.com only has 3 articles that already rank great, and can be expanded further, there are plenty of products and keywords to cover and sell.

F.A.Q.

BUSINESS

Please briefly describe the business model

We publish articles on topics, visitors read the articles and buy products via amazon earning a commission.

When was the business established?

March 2016

Why is the business being sold?

I'm selling some of my websites currently, including this business, in order to raise funds to buy a bigger house and also to invest in other new projects. If you're interested in other sites being sold message me here or use contact form or join the list

Are there any skills / knowledge required to successfully run this business?

Not really, however knowing how to use wordpress and some basic seo experience would be helpful

PACKAGE

Are there any social media accounts included in the sale?

yes, all social accounts directly connected with the websites will be transferred to the buyer, facebook etc. 

TRAFFIC & MARKETING

What are the primary traffic sources of the site?

Google organic 

Have you done any Search Engine Optimization? To your knowledge, has the site ever received any search engine penalties (manual or algorithmic)?

There is extensive, white-hat SEO work on the website. It ranks for hundreds  of high quality keywords.We've done many guest posts and other quality links from outreach to other websites in the niche. The websites don't have any pbn links.

 Do you or have you ever purchased traffic? If so, please provide a brief overview

No

REVENUE

What are the sources of revenue?

All revenue is from amazon affiliate program, previously it was also using adsense and skimlinks, but less successfully. The are several other smaller affiliate programs, but their earnings are much lower. We've received multiple request for paid advertising or sponsored ads - but so far have refused all.

Are you able to provide live revenue verification?

Yes, absolutely we can provide a live screenshare on skype to verify all revenue claims.

What are the main expenses of the business (please list any recurring expenses that account for more than 1% of overall revenue)

 Hosting, domains and adding more content ($3-5 per 1000 words). I've included an estimate based on number articles and content added.

Do you have revenue screenshots?

Yes, please see the files attached here for recent data - for older stats you can download from https://www.420beginner.com/Olderstats.zip

OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE

How much time, on average, does it take to operate and maintain the site, per week?

The sites don't require any daily maintenance, however it's good to check up once or twice a week to see that everything is running smoothly and add some new content at least once a month.

Does the owner of the site need any specific skillsets in order to successfully maintain and manage the site?

Not necessarily. However some basic wordpress knowledge is advised.

TECHNICAL

Where is the site hosted and does this need to change after purchase?

 The site is hosted on a cpanel hosting,I will transfer it to the buyer's hosting account and help set everything up, as well as replace affiliate ids.

COMPETITION

Please describe your main competitors

Other similar websites about growing weed and reviewing led lights and other related products.

What makes the website better than its competition?

Solid seo and very high quality content, no pbns or risky black hat links. The site structure is optimized for convinience and conversions.

MISCELLANEOUS

"I'm new to this and this is my first purchase, will you help me?"

This business is a bit big for a first purchase! However if you're confident in this - Yes, but you must have an amazon affiliate account and some basic experience with running websites. I will provide some help to get you started and running the website smoothly and will take care of the technical stuff. I'll provide instructions and tutoring to explain the basics and more detailed guidelines on how to continue growing the business.

Do you guarantee revenue?

Absolutely not! Website and online business investments are highly risky, you should not be investing more than you can afford to lose. I don't provide any guarantees about future performance, anyone who does is most likely lying to you, only past revenue figures and data are available.

Do you own any other internet-based businesses

Yes, but they are not related, in different niches

Will you provide 30 days of post-sale support & training, in order to ensure that the buyer is able to fully take over the business and its operations?

Yes, for  2 months, training and support.

What are the primary growth opportunities that you see for the business going forward?

- make direct deals with suppliers and increase your revenue share substantially

- continue growing the websites and adding more content 

Are there any geographical limitations to the potential buyer of the business?

No

Why are you selling the business?

To raise funds for other projects and to buy a house

Why did revenue drop in past month?

Rankings and traffic are about the same and stable in past months, however due to seasonal changes and some lack of updates in our recommended products revenues have reduced a little. 

What's included in this transaction?

two domain names: 420beginner.com and bigbudsguide.com,  facebook profiles, websites, contacts for seo and writing service suppliers and  2 months  post-sale support.

I'm interested, I'd like more information:

Please send me a message here or email www.domainmagnate.com/contact

Can I buy if I don't have enough funds now?

No, we do not accept any financing, Fund transfer must be initiated within 3 days of winning the auction. Do Not bid if you do not have the funds available or are not sure about going through with the purchase. If you need time in order to transfer funds from other account - message me with explaination before bidding.

What is your BIN and reserve?

reserve and bin are in a reasonable range according to current market rates and what similar websites typically sell for.

If they are not listed on the auction - I prefer to keep them private, you can message me for details.

 

Thanks, and happy bidding.

Site Info

Site Established ? March 2016
Built With ? WordPress
Google Analytics Detected ? Yes
More info: BuiltWith

Domain Info

Domain Registered ? 2 March 2016
Registrar ? ENOM
More info: Wayback Machine and Whois

Site Uniqueness

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

SEO Presence

Pages In Google ? 48
MajesticSEO Inbound Links ?
SEOmoz mozRank ?
Alexa Rank ? 547,989
More info: SEOmoz and SEMRush

Comments

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DomainMagnate ( | $112K )
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:09:55 AEST

In order to get access to Google analytics please make a small bid to show that you're interest and send me a message with you gmail address.

Additional financial proofs and further levels of verifications, such as bank transfers, checks and payments from amazon are available upon request for serious buyers.

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DomainMagnate ( | $112K )
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:40:09 AEST

I received some questions about the products promoted on the sites: generally the editors pick the highest rated and best ranked products in amazon to promote, and they typically have good conversion rates. But we've been approached by some companies to promote their products on top for a higher affiliate fee, or a substantial bonus above the default amazo fees. I'll provide details and contacts to the buyer later on.

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DomainMagnate ( | $112K )
Fri, 30 Jun 2017 06:46:12 AEST

this is an established website with high revenues, however if you're looking for something smaller on a budget check out my other listings:
https://flippa.com/5725915-whatversion-net
https://flippa.com/8852491-drsmiledesign-com
You can also follow me on flippa to get notified when I post more websites for sale.

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senty4love ( | $18.5K )
Sat, 01 Jul 2017 04:09:18 AEST

Michael..congrats on building such a fantastic site..I am surprised you listed it here..definitely going for 200-250K range..wish I had that much fund :-) good to see amazon sites crushing it even after amazon commission reduction..good luck bro

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AGman ( | $7.79K )
Sat, 01 Jul 2017 23:36:58 AEST

Did you write these articles yourself or did you hire a writer?

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Bhysa ( new )
Sun, 02 Jul 2017 05:10:39 AEST

Why did the revenue decrease in obtober nov and dec with increasing traffic..,

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DomainMagnate ( | $112K )
Mon, 03 Jul 2017 02:02:29 AEST

@senty4love thanks!
@AGman - I hire a writer - the writing expenses are included here, it's only 1-2 articles per month.

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DomainMagnate ( | $112K )
Mon, 03 Jul 2017 02:06:40 AEST

@Bhysa - I received many questions about this - the main reason is during these months the website was monetized with skimlinks and viglinks and adsense (instead of the amazon affiliate program), but in fact they paid less than half of the amazon earnings for same amount of traffic and sales, so we switched back to amazon. The traffic was consistent and growing during that period so it's just because of the different monetization methods.

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DomainMagnate ( | $112K )
Mon, 03 Jul 2017 02:26:47 AEST

updated details for june and uploaded amazon screenshots:
In June the two websites made a profit of $7,239

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AGman ( | $7.79K )
Mon, 03 Jul 2017 22:58:40 AEST

Is the writer the one also posting to the site and making the tables and graphics? Or do they just produce a word document and you are the one adding the content to the site and creating the tables?

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DomainMagnate ( | $112K )
Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:08:06 AEST

@AGman they send a word document, but it takes less than an hour per month to publish it with proper formating.

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itsd ( new )
Thu, 06 Jul 2017 03:07:27 AEST

A lot of sites are sharing the same Adsense ID. Is the total adsense revenue specifically for 420beginner.com?

Source: http://analyzeid.com/?domain=420beginner.com

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DomainMagnate ( | $112K )
Thu, 06 Jul 2017 04:40:39 AEST

@itsd - it doesn't use adsense currently. It was only on the site for a short period before and made a total of $164 - see the screenshots and excel file for details.

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WuketNZ ( | $50.3K )
Fri, 07 Jul 2017 08:38:25 AEST

ahrefs has 4 referring domains - where are all the guest posts etc?

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WuketNZ ( | $50.3K )
Fri, 07 Jul 2017 08:51:14 AEST

@WuketNZ nevermind...

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gazelle99 ( | $20.9K )
Mon, 10 Jul 2017 17:17:41 AEST

Can you post a revenue verification walk through video on the Amazon account? Just go through monthly reports for April and May. June if you have it.

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DomainMagnate ( | $112K )
Tue, 11 Jul 2017 03:13:52 AEST

@WuketNZ - you can see the uploaded screenshot for ahrefs
@gazelle99 - first link in the attachments is the video of amazon earnings. It also shows revenue from amazon in other countries.

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DomainMagnate ( | $112K )
Sat, 15 Jul 2017 21:37:06 AEST

traffic and revenue in July is up, so far was $3778.82 in first 14 days. That corresponds to expected July profit of about $8300. See some recent uploaded amazon screenshots

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DomainMagnate ( | $112K )
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:51:57 AEST

Important NOTE to all bidders:

If you plan to bid in the last day/hour please send me a message before with a short intro so I can later approve your bid, as bids are not approved automatically, especially for new members on flippa, and that may cause your bid to be rejected.

Please only bid if you have the funds ready to buy the website, and plan to follow through with the purchase if you win.

Feel free to message me if you'd like to get access to google analytics, google webmaster tools, or have any questions.

The Seller
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