Flippa : How to Sell a Website

If you have been working online for long and into Website flipping, Flippa is one name that you must have heard of. Flippa is a Website and domain flipping website. In simple word you can Sell website and buy website from Flippa. Infact, flipping website have become a lucrative business, where you create a nice or brand site for couple of months and then you sale it at high price. Though, in this post I will not cover how to create profitable sites on Flippa (may be some one else can write a guest post on that) but we will be looking into how we can sell website using Flippa.

Flippa Sell Website

Selling your Blog is one detailed task for which you need a marketplace where Buyers and Sellers meet. Flippa is one such Website providing a great market place for both Buyers and Sellers. Many Bloggers who either quit blogging due to personal or professional reasons usually use Flippa to sell their site.. There have been various success stories about people making great income by flipping (Selling) their site via Flippa.

But for that you have to present your Blog to buyers in the right way by which they can get a brief Idea about your blog and its other Statistics

Beginners guide to sell Website on Flippa :

Sell your Website

1.  Sign up with a valid Email Account and the one which you check regularly as most of the communication is done via Emails.

2. Fill in the correct information in your Profile and upload a Genuine profile picture as it makes a Good impression on the Buyer and make him believes that he is dealing with a genuine seller.

3. Do verify yourself as it adds credibility and more value to your account.

4. After listing your website or domain for sale its time for the description, people tend to write long description but that’s not what it should be like. Description should be short and simple which does not bores the Buyer and gives the buyer a brief idea of your Blog or Website or domain.

  • Description should consist the following 5 headlines
  • Website introduction
  • Seller introduction
  • Features of your Blog/Website/Domain
  • What the Buyer Will get
  • What will be your and Buyers role after a Successful auction process is completed

5. Provide at least 3 to 5 Traffic reports covering different aspects such as Pageviews, unique Visitors, Traffic sources, MapOverlay Details etc. By this you will be able to create and gain confidence with the Buyer. Don’t flood traffic reports as it will rather confuse the Buyer.

6. Provide Genuine Revenue figures as it can influence buyers decision and if you provide with fake or inflated Figures it can create problems in the Sale Process afterwards if Buyer Discovers the same.

7. Now the most Important part is to Set Flippa bidding options.

  • Set the Reserve price after evaluating it properly.
  • Set it to the price for which you can afford to sell your online property
  • -Set a Correct and reasonable Buy it now price (BIN)

From my experience it should be at least 3 times of the reserve price, as to encourage the Bidding  process. Keep the starting Bid price as low you can to encourage more users to Bid.

8. After your listing Goes live interested buyers will bid on your listing. You will be very excited at this time but wait do not accept bids without researching about the user who has submitted it.

From my experience let some bids accumulate and then approve them one by one as it will create some excitement around and can bring you in the most active Listings.

9. Do reply to Comments and Private messages, the more you interact with interested buyers the more price you will get.

10. After the Auction is successfully finished do research about the user who has won the Bid and his history of transaction so you can take proper measure before you initiate Blog/Website/Domain transfer and receive payments.

Though these are basic tips but they are good enough for newbie’s to sell website or blog and make some handsome money via flipping. I hope all this tips help you to list and Sell your online property on flippa with Great success.

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COMMENTs ( 16 )

  1. says

    Heyy Prashant, very informative post. I like the concept of Flippa…. thanks for sharing your knowledge, it helped me listing my blog for auction.

  2. George kush says

    Hi Prashant, My Google Ads Recently got ban, so now im planning to sell my website and it deserve 4000$ according to diff worth calculating website, but i am not earning any single penny from it.
    Is it easy to sell.
    Please tell me

  3. bCaiman says

    Hello dear fellows,

    I want to ask something. What is the meaning ‘sell website but dont need to create website’.


  4. prateek says

    Very useful article on topic of selling websites .Please mention in depth information on this topic in your next article . Buysellwebsite.com , websiteproperties.com are also another such website through which we can sell websites .

  5. Isha Singh says

    Interesting guide, well i planned to sell my blog but changed my mind. your guide will be useful for my if again my mind changes!

  6. Adeline says

    This post is a good place to start for anyone new to Flippa. Of course, being genuine and checking the genuineness of the buyer is extremely important. I’m looking to sell my site too, and I can say that finding the right BIN or reserve price is not quite so easy if you’re doing it for the first time. Anyway, see you at Flippa some time soon!

  7. Androidage says

    Most of the people who working online including me they are not aware about how to flip a website safely, because web site flipping is not an easy process and it also not a hard way as well, if we follow these steps mentioned in this post.

    Though, most of the people good in these steps while flipping, they struck after this that what all the things need to check before buying or selling and how to transfer the site details through Escrow safe payment mode and what if we terminate before selling a sit etc.

    If you write one more post about “How to safely transfer the site through Escrow?” and what all the instructions we can follow, could help others to find more details.

  8. Dess says

    Very nice advice on flipping sites. I tried twice but failed to get a good price on my site and I refused to sell. Now I posted my site third time and will see what I will get. These two tips you mentioned about: posting picture and verifying, I did not do. I will do those changes and see what happens.
    The other flop with my site is the traffic. Google is giving me traffic for 15 days then zero for about 15-30 days and it starts all over again. It has been like this for about a year now. Once I remember I used an autoblogging service. If anyone can tell me this can be the cause, I will delete all posts from that service. Otherwise I am confused with my traffic.
    I hope I will get some buyer this time though. Thanks.

  9. Jai says

    you have covered every detail for selling up the sites on Flippa, must recommended guide for the every website seller.. sharing it right away..

  10. rahul says

    This is a too general post, I would rather like to read about how to transfer website from seller to buyer and what safety measures to take while transferring the website and while receiving payment.

    • Prashant Rohilla says

      Thanks rahul, i will be covering the points mentioned by you in my next post and also the services Which facilitate secure website transferring .

  11. Mohsin Ali says

    Excellent review but if you give more details about selling website on Filippa in future it will be more appreciated by us.

    • Prashant Rohilla says

      Thanks Moshin , i will be writing more about Secure website transferring and other measures to be taken before you complete the Sale process.