Giving Niche Profit Classroom a Shot

by Ben Cook

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If you’re a website flipper, or any kind of internet marketer, you’re probably subscribed to one or two mailing lists, or in my case all of them.

I’ve lost count of all the conference calls and interviews I’ve listened to that are ostensibly trying to teach you something but in reality are nothing more than a long sales pitch for some new ebook or info course.

Still, every now and then I get enough of a nugget from one to keep me tuning into the next one.

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Build Value by Building Links: 5 Cheap & Easy Methods for Building Links

by Ben Cook

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As you can imagine, with the importance of links in SEO the topic has been discussed quite a bit. In fact, there are guides, blogs, and even businesses devoted entirely to the subject. So, rather than try to list every method you could use to increase the number of links to your site, I figured I’d give you my five favorites.

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Build Value by Building Links: Why are Links Valuable?

by Ben Cook

Link Building Increases Site Value

The entire premise of flipping websites hinges on the ability to increase the value of a site you’ve purchased, before selling it off for a profit. While the usual suspects of redesigning the site, increasing revenue, and boosting traffic are discussed quite a bit, one of my favorite methods tends to get the cold shoulder.

Link Building

Ok, being in the search engine optimization (SEO) field for so long has obviously made me a bit biased. I automatically place value on links pointing to a site. However, many of you, and more importantly many of your buyers might not view links the same way I do. So if your buyers might not value it, why am I insisting that link building is still a worthwhile way to increase the value of any site you plan on flipping?

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How to Break Up with Your Blog

by Ben Cook

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“I just broke up with this girl and the last thing she said to me was “You’ll never find anyone like me again!” I’m thinking, “I should hope not!

The first website that a person sells is almost always a site they’ve developed from scratch. And, while there are a ton of resources out there to help you sell your site, I haven’t come across one yet that walks you through the process of detaching yourself from a site you’ve worked so long and hard on. Well, it just so happens I’m an expert on ending relationships (admittedly usually on the receiving end) and I’ve put together a iron clad 4 step guide on how to break up with your blog.

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Website Broker – An Emerging Business Model

by Ben Cook

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I’ve already covered the “traditional” or more established business models of site flipping, but this industry is still developing and new opportunities are popping up all the time. In fact, I recently stumbled across a new business model for buying and selling websites that has so far, flown largely under the radar in the flipping industry.

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Enormous Resource List for Buying and Selling Websites

by Ben Cook

Flipping Resource List

While researching the topic of buying and selling websites, I was struck by how little information is offered for free in this industry. There are more courses and eBooks out there than you can shake a stick at but only a handful of sites are offering what I would consider quality information without making you fork over a chunk of change first.

As I was sifting through a bunch of long winded sales letters and product pitch pages, I decided to start collecting all the useful posts and articles about site flipping from across the web into one long list. In the spirit of the holiday season, I figured I’d share that list with you (after checking it twice of course), so without further ado…

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5 Flipping Mistakes that Will Cost You

by Ben Cook

While going to the “school of hard knocks” is often seen as a badge of honor, attending means making and learning from a lot of mistakes. Unfortunately when it comes to buying and selling websites, making mistakes almost always means losing money and all of the sudden the school of hard knocks doesn’t sound so glamorous.

While you should always learn from your mistakes, in flipping being able to learn from the mistakes of others can literally pay huge dividends. To help in that endeavor, I’ve compiled a list of 5 common mistakes people make when flipping sites that will absolutely cost you money.

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