Turnkey websites are the internets version of coupon mailers. These things suck for the most part, but they can be very profitable if you are a PPC marketer, or someone who is proficient at search engine optimization. Turnkey websites for the rest of us however, aren’t the vehicle to obtain riches, but they are the bus that’ll get us from point A to point B until we get a car of our own.
These sites are great for quick profits. Most of these can be had for $50 to $100 and then modified and resold time and time again. If you are looking for examples of turnkey websites, there is a category devoted to them at Sitepoint.com/marketplace - so go check that out for an example.
As far as a quick buck goes, there is nothing better for generating it than throwing a turnkey website on a marketplace. You can buy one of these sites, load it with PLR (private label rights) content, and then resell it over and over with different PLR content, and a new color scheme. It takes all of 10 minutes to edit one of these sites if you have Dreamweaver, and one turnkey site will make you cash for quite some time. It’s a good idea as a beginning site flipper to start investing in turnkey websites right out of the gate. We’ll start offering a nice selection of these at SFU pretty soon, but we’re still working out the kinks in a few other things for the time being.
Make sure that when you are buying a turnkey website, that it already has monetization options in place. Unless you have some website coding knowledge, it’s better to have these ready to go out of the box. Most turnkey websites that I’ve purchased from Sitepoint actually have a file that contains just Adsense code, Amazon publisher Id, and whatever other monetization methods the site offers. You change the details in this one file, and it’ll change the files site-wide to include your Adsense, Amazon, Ebay, or Paypal information. It doesn’t get much easier than that, does it?
May 25th, 2008 at 6:16 am
This whole world of website flipping is just being exposed to me. It is something that I have been looking for.
I know just enough code to be dangerous, I know just enough SEO to get noticed, and I am very eager to learn. I look forward to learning more.
May 25th, 2008 at 10:03 am
Good stuff Coach! I look forward to helping you grow your profits along with you knowledge…