Due to the recent popularity of some of my Flippa auctions, I’ve had a flood of emails/inquires asking about how I’ve been finding/buying the sites that I have been selling.  I’ve all but been ignoring these requests, seeing them almost as competitors, but realized that I’m NOT buying websites anymore.  I’m free to share the strategy since I won’t be competing in this niche at all anymore.

The strategy is pretty simple: buy aged sites from sellers who built them 10+ years ago and don’t know anything about internet marketing.  However, the specific way I went about doing this was pretty involved.  I’m sure a lot of you guys would want to do this, but doubt that many of you will create a system anywhere similar to mine.

It’s going to take me a few weeks to properly lay out my strategy in a blog post (or series of posts).  It took me nearly a month to develop the system, and I suspect that it could easily be recreated in a week.  Also, don’t worry about other people stealing the idea.  There are MILLIONS of websites out there to go around!

 

17 Responses to “Coming Soon by Popular Demand: My Strategy to Identify/Acquire Aged Sites”

  1. pw says:

    I placed some bids on your auctions, but were outbid by thousands of dollars by other buyers. It looks like the combination of your reputation as a seller and lack of any good properties on Flippa, made people bid totally unreasonable (imho) amounts.
    It looked as if the final ‘Buy it Now’ you placed at the end of some auctions, as high as it was, could have been even higher, as buyers were clicking on it within minutes. Looking forward to your posts.

  2. Sameer says:

    Looking forward to it :)

  3. Amine says:

    I can not wait. It would be great if you create a PDF format with all of the instructions, Links you use and tools ;)

    I know it sounds like a lot of work, but you seem to like what you do, so it shouldn’t be that bad.

  4. Tommy says:

    Why would the PDF format help? It shouldn’t be more than a few pages…

  5. Jon Stevens says:

    It sounds like your main/remaining site is a beast. I’m sure people would love to know your thoughts, plans, goals, longevity, etc for you main site? (Not asking for specifics) How you built it up over the years, challenges, etc.

    Any chance of a post on that for future articles?

  6. Tommy says:

    Of course. I’ll definitely be posting some thoughts on owning one site once I get all these sites sold. I’ll probably also do a summary post of my buying/selling business once I have that entire project closed out.

  7. ZombieBodhi says:

    Looking forward to this as well, since I have a number of sites myself that don’t get nearly enough attention as they should and really just serve as a distraction from my main site(s). It makes sense to off load these on Flippa and use the proceeds to invest into the main project.

  8. Kylie W says:

    Tom,

    I even pm’ed you on flippa about finding the aged neglected sites. I am eagerly waiting for that formula to reveal.
    Will be checking your blog more often now.

    Kylie

  9. RR says:

    I really think that you should charge for this. I for one would pay … there are lots of hangers on … your skills and time are valuable to me and I am sure others. Why let your strategy see the light of day for anyone and everyone?

    Charge an amount that will make sure that only serious people work with you. Your time is worth money to me an I am sure, others are willing to pay.

    Give it away for free and yes, there are millions of sites, but it does not do justice to the strategy/skills you have developed.

  10. Tommy says:

    Thanks for the compliments, but everything I do on this blog isn’t for money. Everything I do on this blog is for huge ego strokes.

  11. Claire says:

    I’ ll stroke anyones Ego for those secrets haha ! Looking forward to hearing all about it so I too can get off around the world – any tips on what to do with the kids whist I’m gone ?

  12. Tommy says:

    Leave them with the spouse? Grandparents? Take them with you? I don’t have any kids (that I know of) so I don’t have first-hand experience with this.

  13. Ash says:

    Tom,
    I was wondering if you ever got started on this? I am looking forward to learning about your model.
    -Ash

  14. Tommy says:

    Yup. The first post is in the works. Working on it a little each day.

  15. soon says:

    Persons who want your system doesn’t use their mind.
    You can imagine your proper system

  16. Tommy says:

    I won’t just be handing out my source code. You’ll have to design your own system, but my resources should help you find a way to engineer it.

  17. mukesh says:

    I have also used the same tactics which is called website flipping.
    But i have sold most of the sites for around 2k$ each.
    I have tried to Flip sites of 2 to 3 years old, haven’t had a luck of getting and much older site or a domain to work on it and then flip and sell it over Flippa or any other marketplace.

    So waiting fro your master plan to go for me.

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