Now, flipping web sites

Last updated on Aug 3, 2008

Posted on Aug 3, 2008

Real estate property flipping has been common for some years now. That being said, there are also people that specialize in flipping websites!

The modus operandi is pretty simple.  Find a website that shows good potential – content, niche, audience – but lacks a good design/style/platform.  Take the site and upgrade the design or do other changes and get the traffic up and visits higher and then just sell it on.  And guys it can be very profitable as well!

Dave Hermansen did not own a bird or a cage when he bought bird-cage.com, an online store, for $1,800 three years ago. He simply saw a Web site that was “very, very poorly done,” and begged the owners to sell it to him. He then redesigned the site, added advertising and drove up traffic. Last December, he sold it for $173,000.

I believe it… I see a lot of sites that could have done better with a different design or on a different platform than the one they are on! If only such sites would’ve enlisted the help of web design services singapore offer, and many other places in fact. Surely they would’ve been more successful this way!

In fact, I was speaking to a friend of mine about this just the other day. He is a small business owner in Australia and has been unhappy with his website for some time now.

Originally, he wanted to create an entirely new design for his website. However, after reaching out to one of the most popular

web designers melbourne

has to offer, he has decided to ‘flip’ his website instead!

Apparently, he only needs to make a few small tweaks to his original website to make it look more eye-catching so that he can attract more visitors. He has also chosen to edit some of his existing content to make it more SEO friendly.

Nowadays, web design is the key to a successful website. We all search for things online so if you want your pages to come up first so that you can get ahead of your competition, your content needs to be optimized for search engines! Successful web design can help with SEO, as well as making the website visually appealing.

My friend has a very good eye for web design so I cannot wait to see how his new website comes together. I am sure he will make some fantastic web design choices!

Btw, have any one of you done such a thing – i.e. flipped a web site?  If you have, can you share your experience?

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