Guest Post by: Jenn Leach
Are you interested in earning some extra money? Wondering what you can do to earn a side hustle? There are many things to do for extra money: start an online store, take surveys, freelance, etc. What if I told you that you can make an extra $25K to $30K per year flipping blogs? Would that peak your interest?
You might be thinking, “what the heck is blog flipping?” Keep reading to learn how to make money with this flexible side hustle opportunity while being your own boss. Here’s the scoop:
What is Blog Flipping?
I’m Jenn from That Millennial Mama and I make money flipping blogs.
The concept is pretty simple. It’s like flipping a house. Have you heard of house flipping? It works like this: An investor buys a property at a low price.
They fix it up, make improvements, then flip it (sell it) at a profit. Then, they usually move on and do it all over again with another property. Well, you can do this with blogs!
Why would anybody wanna do this? There are many reasons:
- It’s flexible
- It’s fun
- It's very lucrative
- You get to be creative
- You are your own boss
- You can eventually make this your full time job
Here’s a recent real life example of a lifestyle blog recently flipped:
- Monthly income grown to $1,100/month in about 5-6 months
- Monthly expenses under $100/month
- Sold for $5,500
How did this blog flipping thing all start?
It all started a few years ago when I sold my first ecommerce business. I ran the business for several years before deciding to sell. I was looking for what to do next.
I was browsing Pinterest and I came across this pin from Michelle of Making Sense of Cents. It was an income report pin saying she earned $60K per month (yes per month) from blogging!
After reading the entire post, I went back to Pinterest to learn as much as possible about blogging. I had some knowledge about influencers as they were a prime source of traffic for the ecommerce store, but I had no idea you could actually make a living as a blogger.
While the majority of bloggers may not make a full time income blogging, many do!
So, I decided to start my first blog. It did fairly well, reaching around 10K page views in the first 30 days, going on to accumulate over 10K social media followers in months following.
At around 9 to 10 months in, I decided it was the right time to sell. I sold that first blog for five figures and moved onto the next.
Here are some blogs I have built and sold:
Fast forward to today. About a year and 10 websites later, I call myself a blog flipper.
Wanna learn how I do it?
How to Get Started
It’s a lot easier than you may think. It all starts with a concept. Your concept or niche is what you’ll blog about.
Some examples of niches: fashion, general lifestyle, parenting, personal finance, food, career, etc.
You build a whole website around any of those (or other) topics. You’ll grow it, monetize it, and at some point in the future, sell it! This is blog flipping!
There are two main ways to get started: buy a site or build a site.
Buying a site is the faster approach. You buy an established site, fix it up and sell it at a profit. Simple.
Building a site allows you to build from the ground up, then fix it up, grow it's traffic, monetize it, and then sell it for a profit.
I go the build route because it’s fun for me. I’ve flipped so many sites, I really STILL enjoy the process. I find it very rewarding and I’ve made a lot of friends and learned a lot along the way.
Now, I’m teaching others to do what I do!
How YOU Can Make An Extra $30K Per Year
My new course, Website Flippers University, takes you through the website flipping journey with me. Together we will build a site, grow it, monetize it and at the end, sell it at a profit!
You’ll get weekly lessons delivered with simple actionable tasks that you perform to help you grow and monetize your website.
We take a 3 month journey and I hold your hand as we build your blog. At the end of 3 months, if you decide to, we will sell the site!
Exciting stuff, right?
Here’s exactly what it will look like …
This is all about the foundation. You’ll pick your niche and build your blog.
I’ll help you select a professional theme, customize it, add plugins, and then you’ll be ready to start adding content. I’ll show you my killer blueprint for churning out high quality, engaging articles that can go viral. You’ll learn exactly how I do it.
In month 2, it’s all about content and promotion. We’ll dive into social media and build out your fanbase on Pinterest, Facebook, and other social networks.
We’ll focus hard on continuing to create pillar, evergreen content for your blog and promote it to your target audience so you can start getting traffic.
Monetization is on the brain. While selling your site with no revenue is very possible, it’s a heck of a lot easier if your site is income-producing. We’ll talk about income streams and show you how to start earning money with your site.
Sell it! I’ll show you how to sell your site. Selling is optional of course. After 3 months, you may have fallen in love with the site enough to want to keep it or perhaps sell in the future.
If you do decide to sell your site, I’ll show you what process to go through, what brokers I recommend, how to set up your seller listing, how to promote your sale and much more!
How Much Can You REALLY Make?
Last year I averaged around $2,500/month. This was while working this website flipping side hustle part time.
Imagine if you flipped 2-3 sites every month, or more. With the right formula, the potential to make a ton of money is definitely there. Make this a side hustle or make it your full time job, the choice is yours!
Getting Started with Website Flippers University
Are you ready to join us? Go here to get started. You’ll get access to the course and an exclusive invite to our Facebook mastermind group where you will interact, network, and learn from other students.
Use code REALWAY to grab $20 off the first month! See you there.
Questions? Ask away in comments and we’ll reply ASAP.