Selling Your Website
When it comes to selling your website, PayPal is probably your best option. That’s because PayPal is available in many countries and it can handle many currencies, as well.
However, there are times when you might want to use another form of payment. If you are dealing with a large amount of money, for instance (which is likely to happen once you get better at creating and flipping sites), you may want to use an escrow service such as Escrow.com.
Still some site flippers choose only to deal with checks, money orders, wire transfers or even payments through Western Union. Whichever form of payment you use is completely up to you, as long as its most convenient. And for most, PayPal offers a convenience that cant be beaten.
Transferring Your Site and Files
Before you transfer anything to any buyer, make sure you have receipt of payment first! This is very important. There are many site flippers who have been burned by scam artists who promise to buy and then never come through. These site-flippers spend all this money, time and effort on creating a site only to hand it over for free. Don’t do that. Get paid first (an escrow service will ensure you do) and only then should you transfer to the site over to the new owner.
On the other hand, there have been many buyers that have been scammed by people who promise to transfer a site and then never come through. So you may be asked to show a sign of good will by giving a piece of the site. If this is the case, just send over a file or a template that is useless without the rest of the sites files. For the most part, however, the buyer will usually pay for the site with the expectations that you will just sign the site over to them.
Transferring the site is easy enough to do. You simply send the buyer the site files and then the buyer uploads them to his server. You then push your domain to the buyer’s account. The buyer updates his nameserver info and then points the domain to his server. Clean and easy. Or, you can simply provide the buyer with your FTP login and password, as well as your server and account details and the buyer then transfers everything over at his expense.
This should be the easiest part of the entire process. And thats all it takes to create and then sell a website in just a few hours. The best part is that you did it using only a minimal amount of money.
Of course, you can spend money to get better results. You can have someone design your sites for you, which will usually cost around $50 for a good design, you can hire a ghostwriter to write your content or your e-book, and you can even use paid advertising services like Google Adwords to promote your sites to get even more visitors.
As I said, however, you’ll want to stick to the free and cheap methods first until you get a little more experience. Now, you just have to decide what to do with your newly made flippin’ amazing profit!
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