DateTricks.com

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3-year-old dating blog making $1,400/month on 118,000 monthly pageviews

Created in the year 2014, fairly a passive and generating $1,400/month on top of stable traffic

At a glance ?

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Site Type
Content
Platform
Wordpress 4.8
Site Age
3 years

Traffic ?

Page Views
118,199
Unique Visits
74,918

Financials ?

Gross Revenue
$1,386
Net Profit
$1,381
AdSense Revenue
$52

Traffic ?

Uniques Page Views
Jul 17 88,504 138,653
Jun 17 67,594 104,904
May 17 68,657 111,042
Apr 17 69,563 110,329
Mar 17 62,815 99,756
Feb 17 52,000 298,819
Jan 17 57,633 212,126
Dec 16 56,714 87,001
Nov 16 54,733 82,829
Oct 16 58,663 88,941
Sep 16 58,452 87,462
Aug 16 52,140 84,658

Traffic Health ?

Pages / Session
1.40
Avg. Session Duration
00:01:25
Bounce Rate
81.21%

Top Channels ?

Page Views % of Total
Organic Search 113,027 82%
Direct 24,565 18%
Referral 836 0.60%
Social 225 0.16%

Top Countries ?

Page Views
India 40,796
United States 33,168
United Kingdom 8,579
Nigeria 7,028
South Africa 6,529

Financials ?

Monetization Methods

  • This website earns revenue with Google AdSense

Last 12 Months Claimed Revenue and Profit

Revenue Costs Profit
Aug 16 $100 $5 $95
Sep 16 $126 $5 $121
Oct 16 $176 $5 $171
Nov 16 $187 $5 $182
Dec 16 $210 $5 $205
Jan 17 $43 $5 $38
Feb 17 $170 $5 $165
Mar 17 $556 $5 $551
Apr 17 $1,314 $5 $1,309
May 17 $1,271 $5 $1,266
Jun 17 $1,479 $5 $1,474
Jul 17 $1,409 $5 $1,404

Seller's Notes

Datetricks was created in the year 2014. It is fairly a passive website which after testing a few monetizing methods has started bringing me $1400+ monthly recurring income. 

  What is Website About?  

Datetricks is a blog which provides tips and tricks from dating, relationship as well as to get your ex back. The website targets both men and women who want to improve their dating and relationship life.

The content and traffic?  

The site has about 300+ contents published already and just one or two articles are published on a weekly basis to keep the blog updated with fresh content. It is not completely passive, but mostly passive if you outsource the content of the website.  

The website has not just survived all the minor and major Google updates since 2014, but with each update the website has seen an increase in traffic. Currently, the website receives 3000+ daily visitors from Google.

Which platform does the website use? 

WordPress

Can the website revenue be tracked back to the website? 

Almost because apart from clickbank everything can be tracked back to the website.

Are you willing to provide live revenue verification?

 Yes, live revenue streaming can be done for serious buyers.

What is included in the sale?

You get the complete website along with the ebooks and social media profiles.

What is required to keep the business operational?

Simply publishing 1-2 article per week is enough. You can add more to drive more traffic.

Why are you selling the business?

I would like to pay more attention and invest in my bigger online business.

How does the business generate revenue?


Currently, there are two ebooks which are targeted for men and women. This brings majority of the revenue for the website. Also, Ezoic, Adsense and direct advertising bring in decent revenue from the website. Clickbank was previously used for get ex back niche, but since the conversions were not good, I am now monetizing that category completely with adsense. The buyer can outsource the creation of an ebook for this niche which can bring additional revenue.  As you can see the website has seen ups and downs before actually getting steady on the revenue graph. I tested lots of stuff and finally settled with the best.  

Which ad networks does the website utilize? 

AdSense  

Ezoic 

Content.ad 

Clickbank 

Ebook sales 

Direct Advertising

Are there any expenses for the business? If so, what are they?

Since I am the content writer, there is almost no monthly cost to maintain the website, except the hosting charges which add $5/month in expenses.

What marketing initiatives have been used for this business?

I have never done any sort of link building as it is against google policies. Backlinks are important, but I have purely focused on create great content. Google Organic Traffic is the main source of visitors for the website.

How can the future owner improve the business?

The website has always been safe from Google guidelines and hence it will continue to rise in google. Apart from that, the new owner can focus to drive traffic from social media which can give a boost to the current traffic. Also, publishing new articles means more traffic from google. In terms of revenue you can try investing in creating new products which can be sold on the website.

After sale support? 

 I will be available for the buyer for the first four weeks via Skype between 12 pm IST to 8 pm IST.

Are you willing to sign a non-compete agreement?

  Yes, I have no problem.

A few more things for potential buyers: 

• Message/Bid only if you are serious 

• Don't message or comment for GA access (GA is already verified and its access will be only given to serious bidders)   

I look forward to answering questions if you have any! Bidders please PM me if you want anything.

SELLER INTERVIEW 

How is your business monetized?

  • Advertising
  • Affiliate

Please describe your business model in 1 to 5 sentences

Datetricks was created in the year 2014. It is fairly a passive website which after testing a few monetizing methods has started bringing me $1400+ monthly recurring income

Are you the original owner of the business?

Yes

Which platform does the website use?

WordPress

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

It is hosted with BigRock, and yes, it will need to change after purchase.

Why are you selling the business?

I am planning to invest the money in my other online business.

Can the website’s revenue be accurately tracked back to the website?

Everything can be tracked back to the website apart from Clickbank, but it makes a very small percentage of earnings.

Is the website’s revenue kept separate from other business and personal accounts?

No, the revenue is not kept separate.

If necessary, do you have tax returns available to support your revenue claims?

No, I do not have tax returns available at this time.

Are you willing to provide live revenue verification?

Yes, upon request from serious buyers and/or Flippa marketplace integrity.

What are the main expenses of the business? 

Since, i write the content and not doing any kind of advertising, the only expenses are the hosting charges, which account for per $5 month.

Please list all domain names you are including in the sale

  • datetricks.com

Are you including any social media accounts in the sale?

Yes

Which accounts will you be including?

  • Facebook - 571 likes
  • Twitter - 32 followers

Are there any email lists included in the sale?

No

What are the primary traffic sources of the site?

I mostly receive traffic from Google search engine because i follow google guidelines and have never used any blackhat technique. Second is direct visitors who come to read content on our website.

Do you use, or have you experimented with, social media marketing?

No, I have not.

Have you done any Search Engine Optimization?

Yes, I have done some SEO.

Please provide a brief overview of the SEO you have performed on this site

Only on page seo like use of keywords and internal linking properly.

Has the site ever received any search engine penalties (manual or algorithmic)?

No, to my knowledge my site has never received any search engine penalties.

Do you or have you ever purchased traffic?

No, I have never purchased traffic.

Do you use, or have you experimented with direct / display advertising?

No, I have not.

Have you experimented with any other sales / marketing initiatives?

No

Do you have employees or contracts with freelancers?

No

How is the content of your website produced? Provide a step-by-step breakdown

I mostly use keyword planner to get new ideas for content and also follow major players in this niche to what's been working for them.

Task 1 - Finding article topics
Description - Find the right articles for the website.
Who - Owner
Hours per week - 0.20
How may people perform this task? - 1

Task 2 - Writing Articles
Description - 2 articles are always written per week to add fresh content to the website.
Who - Owner
Hours per week - 4
How may people perform this task? - 1

Task 3 - Check analytics and webmaster
Description - For checking the health of the website.
Who - Owner
Hours per week - 0.20
How may people perform this task? - 1

Task 4 - Checking emails
Description - Just in case some one emailed you
Who - Owner
Hours per week - 0.20
How may people perform this task? - 1

Does the owner need specific skillsets in order to successfully operate the site?

No. Just adding the right content is enough.

Do you and/or any employees or freelancers provide customer support?

Yes, I am prepared to provide customer support through email, but no customer has ever emailed us.

What makes your website better than its competition?

It is more useful and simple. Our articles are more comprehensive. Also, we cover different categories from which a user can later come and find solution to their answer. We have kept our design simple for easy navigation. Our informational articles are the reason why we are better than or competitors and which is why we rank higher in Google.

Which ad networks does the website utilize?

AdSense, Gumroad, Clickbank

Are all ad networks transferable to the new owner?

No. They are linked to my personal account and are also used for monetization purpose of other websites and it is against the policy of some ad networks like AdSense. The new owner will need to apply and be approved for their own ad accounts.

Does your website utilize direct advertising?

Yes. You can see the impress-a-boy category. If an advertiser approaches us by email, we see if their product is not adult resulted and not something illegal. If it is fine then the advertiser makes the payment via PayPal. Once the payment is done, I ask for the banner image and link through email. Then I add the banner where it was decided. The link of the banner is kept nofollow.

Please list all affiliates generating more than 1% of total revenue

Clickbank was used till June, butI  removed it in July. It will again be added August.

Are all affiliate relationships transferable to the new owner?

No, Clickbank account is associated with my personal email. The new owner will need to apply for their own Clickbank account. 

Please provide a brief overview of each related site that you own below

I don't have any similar websites in this niche. 

Are you willing to sign a 3-year non-compete contract in the industry that the website operates in?

Yes, I am.

Will you provide 1-3 months of post-sale support & training, in order to ensure that the buyer is able to fully take over the business and its operations?

Yes

What are the primary growth opportunities for the business going forward?

The website has always been safe from Google guidelines and hence it will continue to rise in google. Apart from that, the new owner can focus to drive traffic from social media which can give a boost to the current traffic. Also, publishing new articles means more traffic from google. In terms of revenue you can try investing in creating new products or find new affiliate products which can be sold on the website. The new owner could also implement a newsletter signup and start driving traffic through targeted email campaigns. 

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

No, there are no geographic limitations.

Site Info

Site Established ? July 2014
Built With ? WordPress
Google Analytics Detected ? Yes
More info: BuiltWith

Domain Info

Domain Registered ? 19 September 2014
Registrar ? BigRock Solutions Limited
More info: Wayback Machine and Whois

Site Uniqueness

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

SEO Presence

Pages In Google ? 348
MajesticSEO Inbound Links ?
SEOmoz mozRank ?
Alexa Rank ? 566,291
More info: SEOmoz and SEMRush

Comments

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ngn2009 ( new )
Wed, 02 Aug 2017 15:37:05 AEST

what theme are you using ? is it custom ?

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sohil5390 ( | $135 )
Wed, 02 Aug 2017 16:47:49 AEST

@ngn2009 Its Felxmag theme

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simong ( | $80K )
Wed, 02 Aug 2017 17:14:48 AEST

I see most of the revenue is from Gumroad, could you explain what kind of items are being sold ?

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sohil5390 ( | $135 )
Wed, 02 Aug 2017 17:19:50 AEST

@simong Ebooks for men and women which helps them in their dating and relationship life. If you have any doubts PM me. Also, every kind of verification will be done for serious bidders, so bid with confidence..

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sohil5390 ( | $135 )
Sun, 06 Aug 2017 16:39:54 AEST

Listing has been included in 'Editors Choice'. Serious buyers can contact me via PM if they have any questions or doubts.

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Cali_kat ( | $7.96K )
Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:33:20 AEST

Hi, great site. What is your ebook refund rate, if any?

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sohil5390 ( | $135 )
Mon, 07 Aug 2017 19:35:24 AEST

@Cali_kat PM sent

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vi96 ( new )
Mon, 07 Aug 2017 20:23:48 AEST

You mentioned you're selling ebooks from Gumroad. What is the price for each ebook and how much do you earn per sale? What are the volumes you do? Are these your books or are you an affiliate? Thanks.

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sohil5390 ( | $135 )
Mon, 07 Aug 2017 21:03:02 AEST

vi96 everything you asked is already mentioned.

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vi96 ( new )
Mon, 07 Aug 2017 21:18:42 AEST

@sohil5390 There's a graph I see from Gumroad. Just realized. Thanks. Which ebook is this?

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JamesH20 ( new )
Mon, 07 Aug 2017 22:12:30 AEST

Hi sohil5390, great looking site and traffic. However could you please help me understand Gumroad? I thought it was an independent platform where people sell their products, i.e. it wouldn't be connected to your website. It's the ebooks selling on the Gumroad platform (i.e. the actual products) and nothing to do with the website? I'm genuinely trying to understand this. Also, looking through the whole datetricks site, I can't find any links to your ebooks, only a couple of affiliate ones, could you help out with that too please? Where are the links for those? Many thanks.

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sohil5390 ( | $135 )
Mon, 07 Aug 2017 23:33:23 AEST

@JamesH20 Gumroad is also an independent platform, but for that you need to upgrade to it's premium. We can use it on our website. Looks you will find at the bottom of the article. Thanks..

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sohil5390 ( | $135 )
Mon, 07 Aug 2017 23:34:46 AEST

@JamesH20 links u will find at the bottom of article.

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JamesH20 ( new )
Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:04:04 AEST

Got it! Thanks sohil5390

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jav100 ( new )
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:44:47 AEST

Hi, have PBNs ever been used to raise traffic?

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managed ( | $1.9K )
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 08:05:46 AEST

Error establishing a database connection

Nice

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sohil5390 ( | $135 )
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:48:25 AEST

@jav100 No, pbn was never used.

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sohil5390 ( | $135 )
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:49:27 AEST

@managed Might be some problem with the hosting..

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jav100 ( new )
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 13:08:36 AEST

What do you attribute to the gradual but rapid increase in revenues? February 17 to March 17 and thereafter?

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sohil5390 ( | $135 )
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:49:50 AEST

Please read the description and check the attachments before placing a comment.

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ilovepablo ( | $206 )
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 07:05:31 AEST

HI Sohil, thanks for posting.
I would place a bid but I have first few questions for you.
1) Why did you choose to deliver your ebook trought Gumroad instead of ClickBank?
2) Basically which share of organic traffic you actually converts into paying customers?
3) What is your refund rate?
4) Did you ever used some marketing tecniques to increase the sales or they are just directly from organic traffic?

thanks

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ipagloo ( new )
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 13:55:23 AEST

Can you explain the cost of server it's very low . How it's possible

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sohil5390 ( | $135 )
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 14:00:12 AEST

ilovepablo: You can't place a bid because you don't have a buyer certification. But still i will reply to your first question. Why did i chose Gumroad? This is because i read a review of Gumroad where the guy was making huge with Gumroad. So, i decided to try it. First i tried it on my other website in other niche and then used here. Also the best part of it is, i have complete control of everything. It is very simple to use and integrates easily with your website. There are other alternatives too, but then i sticked to it. Regarding rest of your questions, that will be answered only to only bidders.

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sohil5390 ( | $135 )
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 14:04:18 AEST

ipagloo: It is not hosted on a dedicated server. It is hosted on shared hosting.

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ilovepablo ( | $206 )
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 22:07:31 AEST

@sohil5390 now I'm a certified buyer. Can u please answer to my others questions? It is important for me to know that before place a bid

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sohil5390 ( | $135 )
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:33:14 AEST

@ilovepablo PM sent..

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sohil5390 ( | $135 )
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:35:45 AEST

I have been advised by my flippa editor to place a BIN. So, BIN price added..

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sohil5390 ( | $135 )
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:19:36 AEST

Hey, sorry.. Actually i mis-read the statement from editor.. So removed Bin.

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sohil5390 ( | $135 )
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:50:14 AEST

Last 2 days for the auction to end..

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toby1978 ( new )
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:38:42 AEST

- what are the top traffic and revenue countries?
- have you licensed the pictures? are you sure all are royalty free and no fines? Would you guarantuee this?
- how long do you keep the log files (access logs)? Are they included in the sale?
- do you have google analytics? can you grant read-access?

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sohil5390 ( | $135 )
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:44:07 AEST

Images are not mine, but i haven't received any request to take it down.. The buyer can change them if they want.

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toby1978 ( new )
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:23:01 AEST

A request to take a non-licensed picture down is often accompanied by a huge penalty per picture, that is why I am asking. Without having 100% cleared rights, there is always the potential danger of having to pay compensation

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101birthdaygift ( | $1.5K )
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:29:19 AEST

@toby1978 True. I know someone who got a penalty from gettyimages for 200,000. They had to go to court and get it down to 20,000.

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toby1978 ( new )
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:42:15 AEST

I now cases of people who had to pay a fine as the attribution was missing or incorrect - both for free and licensed images (so licensed an image but notice missing and one case with free image but attribution was missing so it wasnt free anymore). On your site I can not see any image attributions, authors or sources of those images. In your own interest - also in future projects - try to record all sources and licenses of every image you start using - or you will never be able to do this afterwards.

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toby1978 ( new )
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:59:11 AEST

I checked a random picture from your homepage - and it is a non-free picture from MediaBakery:
http://www.mediabakery.com/DVP0065702-Teenage-boy-14-16-writing-note-in-locker-by.html

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ehesketh ( new )
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:36:26 AEST

I am wondering how many images do you have in total on your site? Clearly, the buyer would need to take all of those down and change them for images that are not taken off other sites - so I am wondering about the scope of work to do with the images here - could you give a ballpark?

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sohil5390 ( | $135 )
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:11:25 AEST

I am in this industry from a long time and companies and website owners have contacted me earlier if they wanted their images to be removed on different projects. If the buyer has problem then i will replace many of them with free stock images while the remaining, i will add a source. thanks toby1978, i will keep your advice in mind for future projects.

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sohil5390 ( | $135 )
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:40:35 AEST

Last one day left..

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gazelle99 ( | $20.9K )
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:32:52 AEST

Who wrote those books?
Is it one book or two books?
how many pages are they?
and is the book ownership included in the sale?

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sohil5390 ( | $135 )
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:40:41 AEST

Last two hours for the auction. Reserve has been met. BIN added..

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Carlson_74 ( | $28K )
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:46:02 AEST

I second gazelle9.
"Who wrote those books?
Is it one book or two books?
how many pages are they?
and is the book ownership included in the sale?"

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sohil5390 ( | $135 )
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:09:45 AEST

@Carlson_74 Who wrote those books?
Ans: i wrote it.
Is it one book or two books?
Ans: There are two ebooks.
how many pages are they?
Ans: Both ebook contain around 80 pages.
and is the book ownership included in the sale?"
Ans:Yes..

The Seller
Sellerdefaultavatar sohil5390 Sohil Patel
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