Creating a Site to Flip It

When it comes to the practice of building and flipping sites, there really isn’t all that much to it. However, that’s not to say that the task is as easy as 1-2-3. Alright, perhaps it is as easy as 1-2-3. Or maybe 1-2-3-4. That’s what these next four posts are going to be, a step by step method in which you can build, develop, and then flip websites. Rather than trying to make a website huge with profit, what your sole purpose is that instantaneous gratification. You don’t care about making $100 a month from your site. You’re just looking for that nice check that says “here’s what we consider the worth of your site, let me buy it from you.”

If that’s you, allow me to lead you on a four part journey that will, hopefully, allow you to find that success that you are hoping for when it comes to flipping sites. What I intend on doing is educating you on the creation, development, monetization, and then flipping of the website. So, first and foremost, let’s talk about the creation of the site.

Contrary to my post about picking a topic that you are interested in, when it comes to flipping sites, what you really want to do is just create a site that brings in some decent money each month. Therefore, the first thing you want to do when creating it is pick a topic that you know you can cram out ten or fifteen articles for, but also a topic that has enough ways to monetize it. Don’t pick something so far out there that there is no way to profit from it; no one will buy it.

Once you have picked the topic, sit down and open up Microsoft Word or Wordpad or just take out a notepad. You want to figure out what to write about for each article. So, let’s say that I was going to do a website on the Solar System. I would write down: Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Asteroid Belt, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and then whatever else might be included in the solar system. I have what I want to write about all prepared.

Now comes the more difficult part. You want to write about each of those topics. If you are not that great of a writer, that’s alright because you can find someone to write the content for you for relatively inexpensive. Although I argue that the content should be exceptional, some people argue that as long as the keywords are thrown in there correctly, there is nothing to worry about. I like to make the content as high quality as possible. One thing to remember is the need for unique content. Don’t take PLR (Private Label Right) articles. You want unique content.

Now that your articles are all done, open up a program that you can create a logo in. You want to make one that has the solar system in it. Simultaneously, go to WordPress and find a theme that you like. If you are not all that great at creating templates like me, you’re going to want to find something that is free right here. Take it and then create the logo around the color scheme of the WordPress theme. Try and find a theme that offers places for advertising since you’re going to want to monetize the site as best as possible.

Upload the articles, try and find some pictures for each of the articles to make it a bit more interactive (and nicer), and then get the domain name. Well, getting the domain name and the hosting should be your first step; however, I mention it at the end because of how important it is. I want this part to really stick in your head. Get a domain name that ends in a .com. Some say that getting .info domain names is fine; however, I am a firm believer in getting a .com ending. Sure, it costs more money; however, if you buy in bulk, you’ll save. So, get your hosting and your domain name, put the site up on the web, submit the articles and voila, the creation of the site is done.

Once the site is created, you’ve accomplished the first of four steps in creating a content site for the purpose of flipping. It might seem like a lot of work; however, if you can focus and dedicate two or three hours of time, you can make the content necessary. For me, writing those X number of articles would probably take me an hour and a half; however, I am a fast typist. That’s why I suggest hiring people so that you can get more sites ready and made in faster amounts of time. However, that’s up to you.

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Jacob is an avid guitar player as well as a biology major in college with hopes of becoming a professor. When not blogging on The Webmaster Blog, he is over at his political opinion blog.

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