Are you struggling to find a side hustle that actually works? Searching and searching for a legitimate online job with no luck? Well, I’ve got a treat for you! Meet blog flipping! In 2017 I made over $30K with just a few hours per week flipping blogs!
Don’t know what the heck blog flipping is? Well, read on to learn more about this awesome side hustle opportunity. You’ll learn how to get started, what’s involved, income potential, my tips and tricks, and much more so you can start this venture in 2018!
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What is Blog Flipping?
Blog flipping is an industry where you flip a blog website for a profit. Similar to house flipping, you build or buy a blog, then fix it up, and lastly, flip it for a profit.
Step 1.) Build it or Buy It
Build it: This is the route I usually take because it’s the most cost effective. It usually is a pretty affordable investment, at under $50. Startup costs include:
Buy it: You can purchase blogs at ANY PRICE. Visiting broker or auction sites like Flippa are an option. You can view the blog stats like traffic, revenue, social media following, etc. to make a decision to buy. Then, you buy it!
Step 2.) Fix it up
Just like flipping a house. You are going to fix up your blog website in order to put it in the best condition to sell at the highest price.
Fixing it up is a lot easier than you may think. Here are some core things I do:
Step 3.) Flip it
The easiest way to sell is through a broker site like Flippa or Empire Flippers. There is usually a listing fee and the sale can take place in as little as 24 hours to 30 days or longer.
Flipping is a really cool business. You’ll love it because:
How Did I Get Started?
Several years ago I was working a job. I was pretty miserable.
Although the company itself was great and had awesome benefits and pretty good pay, it was super stressful and my days felt endless.
What I didn’t like about 9 to 5 life?
That position was micromanaged constantly. I used to stress about asking the boss for time off for a doctors appointment or getting back in 31 minutes instead of 30 minutes for lunch. Most of the time I just didn’t leave my desk!
At the same time, I dreamed about being an entrepreneur.
I tried everything.
Here are some things I did:
Finally, something happened.
I started an eCommerce store and a year later, I was making enough money to quit my 9 to 5. And I did!
Years later I sold that store and began my blogging journey, along with blog flipping.
Wanna learn how I do it?
How to Get Into Blog Flipping
I follow the exact same process for every single blog I flip. I’ve had a 100% success rate!
Here is my strategy:
Step 1.) Niche selection
I pick my blog’s niche.
Step 2.) Domain + hosting
I decide on a blog name, domain name, and get hosting.
Step 3.) Add content
I turn it into a blog. I use the same set of plugins on every single blog. Then, I monetize it.
Step 4.) Sell it
Within one to six months, I sell the blog at a profit! I’ve done this 7 times!
How much can you make? A full-time income?
Yes! I’ve made over $30K in 2017. I have made over $100K lifetime.
I work on the blog part time. I get to set my own schedule and put my passion and dedication into each blog.
The amount you can earn is entirely up to you!
I’ve sold web sites for $400 and I’ve sold sites for over $60K! It’s based on various things including age of the blog, web traffic, revenue, etc.
Here are some of my best tips:
How to Flip Blogs in 2018
I’m blog flipping in 2018.
I will be flipping 4 blogs, 1 for every 3 months of the year AND I will be taking students with me for the ride!
In Website Flippers University, you’ll sit alongside me as I teach you how to build, grow, monetize, and flip blogs!
I’ll be helping you pick a niche. You’ll be picking your blog’s name, getting your domain and hosting!
In the setup, where we will add plugins, make it pretty (add a theme), set up social media accounts and more.
In month 2 the focus will be on content. Our goal is to add 8 pieces of content to the blog. More is better. Then comes promotion and time to make money!
SOLD! Yes, in three months you can sell. At younger than 3 months you can still sell (I’ve done it in 30 days before) but it can be more challenging. Greater than 3 months is awesome and actually the longer you hold onto your site, the better price you might get.
Keep in mind that waiting to flip does mean you will wait for your pay off. But, you will still be earning income monthly in the meantime.
You can sell whenever you’d like but I will be selling in month 3 and take you through my process for successful sale!
Start over! I’ll be doing a new blog every 3 months for a total of 4 blogs in 2018. You’ll have the opportunity to join me!
Keep in mind, it is not required to sell your blog. It’s totally optional. The course is great to learn the ins and outs of growing and monetizing blogs, as well as blog setup so there is a ton of value.
Are you excited yet?
I’ve written eBooks and guides and I have built blogs for others. Now, I’ll be working next with students to help them do it for themselves and flip blogs!
We start January 1, 2018! Join today with Chantel’s special discount CHANTELOFF to grab $20 off the monthly membership.
Questions? We’d love to hear from you. Comment down below to share your thoughts!
Jenn is a mama and wife to a Navy vet. She flips blogs for a living and helps educate others about small biz, eCommerce, blogging, and making money online. Check out her website at: http://www.jennleach.com/