There are many different ways to make money online. A profitable website or online business is a valuable asset that can be sold when you’re ready to move on and do something else. These lump sums can be significant (a few years’ worth of profits), and selling your website or business may be a life-changing milestone.
You can either build an online business from scratch or buy an existing business to improve it and increase its value. Here at FlipMySite.com, you’ll find information, articles, and resources to help you on your journey with building an online business, buying, and selling. You’ll also find inspirational stories from successful entrepreneurs, and you can learn from their experiences.
About Marc Andre
I’m the founder of FlipMySite.com. I started my first online business (a web design blog) in 2007 while working full-time as an auditor in the finance industry. A year and a half later, I was able to leave my full-time job and focus on my own business.
That web design blog was my primary focus for the first six years of my business, before selling it in 2013 for $500,000. Since 2013, I’ve had 6 different six-figure exits, plus a few smaller transactions. In total, my sales add up to more than $2.25 million.
I’ve built and sold online businesses in industries like web and graphic design, photography, travel, and personal finance. I have experience with content-based sites that make money with ads and affiliate programs, selling digital products, and Amazon FBA. I’ve been featured in publications like Forbes, Business Insider, and Starter Story, and on podcasts like Side Hustle Nation, Flippa, and Human Proof Designs.
While I have some experience buying websites, I typically start from scratch. I’ve purchased two websites (one for $100,000 and the other for $12,000), and I successfully grew those sites and flipped them for a healthy profit.
My approach is different than some other website flippers. I don’t take on projects with a short-term focus. Most of the sites I build are managed for 3-5 years before I eventually sell them. The sites I bought were held for 1-2 years before selling.
Some website flippers look for projects with the potential for a fast turnaround that they can sell in 3-6 months. While there’s nothing wrong with that approach, it’s not what I do. I like to manage sites for a few years, make money while I own them, and sell them when I’m ready to do something different.
I started FlipMySite.com because growing and selling online businesses is what I do best. Through this site, I hope to help others who are interested in learning more about topics related to buying, building, and selling websites and online businesses. If you want to get in touch, please contact me.