There are often two distinct ways to make money site flipping. The frontside model, which is of course the sale of the site, and any of the revenue it generated while you had it. And then there is a backend model in which you try to squeeze out even more cash from the sale of your blog. Instead of trying to re-invent the wheel, I want you to check out a video that Justin Brooke of Site Flip Academy made. It covers a pretty solid backend model that I started using in January, after pulling my hair out trying to figure out how to tweak every last dollar from my buyers. My plans were to make a video, but I remembered seeing a video on the topic a month or so ago, and it explained everything nicely. So Justin, thanks for the great video.
First, let me explain a backend system. Selling the site is where most site flippers stop. Had they continued their quest to make money flipping websites, they’d realize they are leaving quite a bit of money on the table by doing this. The idea is to provide services, or products that you think the people buying your websites would need. I monetize mine with various affiliate programs such as Bookmarking Demon, Article Submitter, Directory Submitter, Wordtracker (keyword research), and generally a few different hosting options. Some of these hosting options pay me recurring commissions, so it’s not all that uncommon for me to make commissions now, for sites that I’ve sold months ago. It’s a great system… check out the video.