Flipping websites is pretty easy….if I can do it, you can! This article will cover my own personal method on how I make money flipping domains.
Finding Deleted Domains:
The first site we go to is www.expireddomains.net
Simply register an account, its completely free and it takes 30 seconds. This website allows you to view all the expired domains for all extensions (.com, .net, .info, .org, .co.uk, ) and many many more. Once you have logged in, go to the ‘ Deleted .com’ tab at the top right corner of the page. Once you have click on the deleted .com tab you will be presented with a list of normally over a million .com domains that have been deleted along with lots of other info about the domain within the table. We now want to filter this list to try and find a suitable domain to flip for profit. Click on the ‘ show filter ‘ link above the table.
Filtering Your Search:
The next action to take is pressing the ‘ SG ‘ tab at the top of the table. This will display the domains in the order of exact global monthly searches for the keyword within the domain. I have found exact match domains with over 500,00 exact searches per month using this.
If you find a domain and the .com is green and the .net is red, try selling the .com domain to the owner of the .net. You can find out the owners of domains by going to http://www.betterwhois.com
Play around with the filter and I promise you will find a golden nugget domain within an hour. High searched, aged domains with other extensions taken tend to be super valuable. The table of domains that appear after you have applied the filters will show you the age, search stats, CPC and many other stats.
Buying Your Domain:
I usually use GoDaddy to buy domains, but you can use any service that has a good reputation. Its easy to use and fairly cheap. Register an account, its free and very quick and easy to do. Godaddy makes transferring domains easy and fast. You don’t need hosting as we are not setting up a website. We just want to purchase domains. Follow the instructions and before you know it you will have a domain which you own.
Selling Your Domain:
Go to to www.flippa.com . Flippa is a marketplace where you can buy and sell domains, websites and apps. Setup your free account and add your domain for sale. In the description make sure you try and sell the domain as best as you can. Tell them about the positives of the domain, if other extensions are taken, how many searches for the keyword, how the buyer could develop it etc.
Have a look at other listed domains on the website and get some ideas of how to write your title and description. Be sure to state that you will only transfer to another Godaddy account and that if they haven’t got one they should set one up. This makes the transfer quick, easy and free. Plus it avoids surprise future problems. Flippa will charge you $9 to list the domain and will take 5% of the sale. Don’t worry, you will still profit. For some reason, having the auction end in the evening time is better than having it end in the early hours of the morning or in the daytime. More users are online in the evening. I also have the auction run for 3-7 days. This is enough time for the domain to get a decent exposure.
Transferring Your Domain to the Buyer:
If your domain sells we will need to transfer the domain to the winner of the auction. Go to http://support.godaddy.com/help/article/822/moving-a-domain-name-outof-your-account
This will tell you how to transfer the domain. You will have to get some info from the winner to transfer the domain. This can be done in the sale completion area. This really cannot get saturated, as millions of domains expire every day. Stick this method out, its all about practice. Have a look at some of the domain listings on Flippa to see what’s selling, and replicate it to a certain extent. Ramp thing up! Find and list a domain once a day. The method can be done in under and hour and average around $150 per sale. That’s $4500 a month minus the Flippa fees and reg fee. And don’t forget to sell the .com domains to the owners of the .net’s for that little bit of extra income.
Good luck and I hope this helps you make money by flipping website domains!