Websites are now a very important thing for businesses. Some websites are the bread and butter of their businesses. They are used for various purposes like information sharing or blogging, business promotion, and e-commerce. Their number of uses are increasing and the number of websites on the internet is skyrocketing.
Websites are now regarded as a serious businesses and they are being looked at more and more as sources of incomes versus the hobbies they once were. There are sites on Google where one can sell and buy websites if they so choose. The practice of selling and buying websites is called “website flipping”. Through website flipping, the most valuable websites can even be sold for billions of dollars. The domains alone are also sold with these platforms. Thus, the buy sell website model is a proven business model and a highly profitable one too.
In this article, I will discuss some websites flipping platforms where you can easily sell websites and domains:
Probably the pioneer and the leader of this business, Flippa was the first site to start domain selling and buying platforms and providing all the support to the business owners who wanted to do it. There are literally thousands of sites and domains listed on it. The site works with escrow protection for secure payments and to avoid any frauds or scams. The sites and domains are sold within an auction system. The auction works through bidding where interested customers bid the price for the site and it is up to the seller to accept it or not. There is also an absolute price, and if the customer pays the absolute price, then the site is sold to him or her on the spot and all the bids that follow are rejected.
Trademysite is a new platform for business owners to sell their sites, but being new doesn’t mean that they don’t know what they’re doing. They are quite professional and the platform is a really excellent one. For now, they are starting with small and medium business sites and, after that success, it will be scaled to feature sites from large businesses as well. They already have customers and contracts and their customers are from a range of different countries like the USA, Australia, Ireland, and Malaysia. Now that the owners have acquired investments from some business tycoons, rest assured that it is a good buy sell website platform.
Afternic is yet another popular site for selling and buying domains. There are a number of sites that are in partnership with the Afternic and once you list your site there, it will automatically be visible to the other buy sell website platforms that they are in partnership with. They are also offering parking services for the domains they have available.
Freemarket is a newly started website by the team who was behind the site freelancers.com. It is a good platform for users to list their websites or to buy some valuable domains. The unique thing about them is that they only charge 5% commission per sale, so you will receive the maximum amount of money in your hands, which is a difference for some other sites that might charge an arm and a leg as a commission fee.
5. Digital Point Forum
Digital Point Forum is another decent platform for flipping websites, as well as domain. Although it is not as recommended by users of other platforms that have been mentioned, if you use it correctly, you can really find some great potential buyers. It is more suited for the webmasters and freelancers looking for more ways to earn online than anything else.
6. Web Hosting Talk
Web Hosting Talk is an online forum type of website, similar to Digital Point Forum, where you can also sell domains and websites, as well as utilize the forum for questions and discussions. In fact, there are many discussions and debates happening on there all the time between webmasters and domain sellers. If you use it correctly, you can also find a customer for your domain in no time at all.
7. Website Broker
Website Broker is an online marketplace for selling and buying domains. There are many visitors on this site, so you can expect a good price for your domain. The domains and websites are auctioned there, and if you decide to flip your website there, you will get a large number of bidders looking to buy from you.
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