This article illustrates the steps to follow in order to flip
a website for a profit. It also states the rational of each step and how it is critical.
Determining a profitable website is not easy especially if
you are looking to flip it for higher profit within a short time frame. However, with the correct steps and
procedures, it is possible even for a beginner to pick up a good site with great potential to start
The first step to determine if a website is worth the
investment is by the number of income streams it has. Most websites have more than one income channel such as
Pay-Per-Click advertisement, Pay-Per-Action programs, or selling of own products. Basically, this step is to
analyse the current profitable channels and see if you can expand or add in other sources of income. Never rely
only on one income source for a website.
The second step is to find out where are the traffic coming
from. Most websites should have a healthy amount of constant traffic from the search engines followed by social
bookmarking sites or regular visitors. If most of the traffic is coming from the search engines, proceed to ask
the owner what are the keywords that brought in the traffic. Try out the keywords in the search engines and
check out the search engine rankings of the site.
You should also check with the owner what are the top search
engines that direct the traffic to the site. With this information, check the on-page optimization effort of the
site and you may have more ideas for improvements after you have bought it.
The next step is to highlight the areas of possible
improvements of the site. If you can come out with at least two quick fixes to the site that can increase the
value created to the visitors, the traffic to the site will increase to the next higher level eventually. For
example, if you can include an online tool to calculate the financial net worth of a person in a financial blog,
that would most likely benefit all your readers in a long run.
The fourth step is to check for back links to the site that
you are interested to purchase. It is highly recommended to use online backlink analysers to check for backlinks
since they displays almost all the pages that linked to the site.
With the above four steps, you should have no problems
choosing a profitable website that can generate a stable income for some time. You are advised to check on the
seller's history as well to know more about the seller's background before confirming the