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How This Blogger Made More Than $30K Flipping Blogs in 2017

How This Blogger Made More Than $30K Flipping Blogs in 2017

Are you struggling to find a side hustle that actually works? Searching and searching for a legitimate online job with no luck?  Well, I’ve got a treat for you!  Meet blog flipping!  In 2017 I made over $30K with just a few hours per week flipping blogs!

Don’t know what the heck blog flipping is? Well, read on to learn more about this awesome side hustle opportunity. You’ll learn how to get started, what’s involved, income potential, my tips and tricks, and much more so you can start this venture in 2018!

Note: This post contains affiliate links which means I’ll receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) if you make a purchase through my link. You can read my full disclosure here.

Jenn's story about how she made 30K blog flipping

What is Blog Flipping?

Blog flipping is an industry where you flip a blog website for a profit. Similar to house flipping, you build or buy a blog, then fix it up, and lastly, flip it for a profit.

Step 1.) Build it or Buy It

Build it: This is the route I usually take because it’s the most cost effective. It usually is a pretty affordable investment, at under $50. Startup costs include:

  • Domain
  • Hosting
  • Theme (optional)
  • Plugins (optional)

Buy it: You can purchase blogs at ANY PRICE. Visiting broker or auction sites like Flippa are an option. You can view the blog stats like traffic, revenue, social media following, etc. to make a decision to buy. Then, you buy it!

Step 2.) Fix it up

Just like flipping a house.  You are going to fix up your blog website in order to put it in the best condition to sell at the highest price.

Fixing it up is a lot easier than you may think. Here are some core things I do:

  • Add content
  • Design it
  • Set up social media
  • Monetize it
  • Grow it

Step 3.) Flip it

The easiest way to sell is through a broker site like Flippa or Empire Flippers. There is usually a listing fee and the sale can take place in as little as 24 hours to 30 days or longer.

Flipping is a really cool business.  You’ll love it because:

  • It’s easy
  • It’s fun
  • It’s flexible
  • You make your own rules and it’s a lucrative business

How Did I Get Started?

Several years ago I was working a job. I was pretty miserable. Although the company itself was great and had awesome benefits and pretty good pay, it was super stressful and my days felt endless. 

What I didn’t like about 9 to 5 life?

That position was micromanaged constantly. I used to stress about asking the boss for time off for a doctors appointment or getting back in 31 minutes instead of 30 minutes for lunch. Most of the time I just didn’t leave my desk!

At the same time, I dreamed about being an entrepreneur. 

I tried everything.

Here are some things I did:

  • I sold used electronics
  • I completed surveys
  • I wrote articles for content mills
  • I sold Twitter fan packages, etc.
  • I was pretty desperate.
  • Finally, something happened.

    I started an eCommerce store and a year later, I was making enough money to quit my 9 to 5. And I did!

    Years later I sold that store and began my blogging journey, along with blog flipping.

    Wanna learn how I do it?

    How to Get Into Blog Flipping

    I follow the exact same process for every single blog I flip. I’ve had a 100% success rate!

    Here is my strategy:

    • Niche selection
    • Domain and hosting
    • Content
    • Flip it

    Step 1.) Niche selection

    I pick my blog’s niche.

    Step 2.) Domain + hosting

    I decide on a blog name, domain name, and get hosting.

    Step 3.) Add content

    I turn it into a blog. I use the same set of plugins on every single blog. Then, I monetize it.

    Step 4.) Sell it

    Within one to six months, I sell the blog at a profit! I’ve done this 7 times!

    How much can you make? A full-time income?

    Yes! I’ve made over $30K in 2017. I have made over $100K lifetime. 

    I work on the blog part time. I get to set my own schedule and put my passion and dedication into each blog. 

    The amount you can earn is entirely up to you!

    I’ve sold web sites for $400 and I’ve sold sites for over $60K! It’s based on various things including age of the blog, web traffic, revenue, etc.

    Here are some of my best tips:

    • Pick a lucrative niche
    • Monetize your blog
    • Work on it daily  
    • Have fun!  

    How to Flip Blogs in 2018

    I’m blog flipping in 2018.I will be flipping 4 blogs, 1 for every 3 months of the year AND I will be taking students with me for the ride!In Website Flippers University, you’ll sit alongside me as I teach you how to build, grow, monetize, and flip blogs!

    Website Flippers University

    Month 1

    I’ll be helping you pick a niche. You’ll be picking your blog’s name, getting your domain and hosting!

    In the setup, where we will add plugins, make it pretty (add a theme), set up social media accounts and more.

    Month 2

    In month 2 the focus will be on content.  Our goal is to add 8 pieces of content to the blog. More is better. Then comes promotion and time to make money!

    Month 3

    SOLD! Yes, in three months you can sell. At younger than 3 months you can still sell (I’ve done it in 30 days before) but it can be more challenging.  Greater than 3 months is awesome and actually the longer you hold onto your site, the better price you might get.

    Keep in mind that waiting to flip does mean you will wait for your pay off.  But, you will still be earning income monthly in the meantime.

    You can sell whenever you’d like but I will be selling in month 3 and take you through my process for successful sale!

    Month 4

    Start over! I’ll be doing a new blog every 3 months for a total of 4 blogs in 2018. You’ll have the opportunity to join me!

    Keep in mind, it is not required to sell your blog. It’s totally optional. The course is great to learn the ins and outs of growing and monetizing blogs, as well as blog setup so there is a ton of value.

    Final Thoughts

    Are you excited yet?

    I’ve written eBooks and guides and I have built blogs for others.  Now, I’ll be working next with students to help them do it for themselves and flip blogs!

    We start January 1, 2018! Join today with Chantel’s special discount CHANTELOFF to grab $20 off the monthly membership.

    Questions? We’d love to hear from you. Comment down below to share your thoughts!

    Jenn is a mama and wife to a Navy vet. She flips blogs for a living and helps educate others about small biz, eCommerce, blogging, and making money online. Check out her website at: http://www.jennleach.com/

    About The Author

    12 Comments

    1. Fabiola

      Hello,

      I started somewhat of a blog. I bought Bluehost and wordpress and a domain name but I have no clue how to implement plugins or to create a theme. Basically i dont know zilch. Im in a stand still with this. Will this course help me to create my first blog and then potentially flip blogs on my own? How do I know this is course is going to help me before I invest? Thank u

      Reply
      • Chantel

        Fabiola – Jenn is having trouble replying to comments, but I reached out to her and this is what she said… “Hi, Fabiloa. Yes, this course will help you create your first blog as well as flip blogs. You’ll learn my strategy for creating successful, profitable, traffic-generating blogs.”

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    2. Freddy G. Cabrera

      Hey Jenn!

      Blog flipping seems to be such a smart business model with a lot of potential for good profits!

      I had an idea that people were doing this. I just never really looked deeper into it. I’m a web designer by trade and this seems to be another great way to make a lot of money online. It also seems very fun, if you enjoy the building part. Of course, I do!

      I’m going to give this a try in 2018. Your blog post here has inspired me a lot. Thank you so much for sharing this. I really appreciate it!

      Best regards!

      And Happy Holidays! 😀

      Reply
      • Chantel

        Hi, Freddy. Jenn is having trouble replying to comments on this post, but she asked me to pass this along to you. “Freddy, thanks so much for your kind words. I’m glad you found inspiration in my post. Happy holidays to you too!”

        Reply
    3. Natalie moncada

      so is the membership just ongoing until canceled or is it a 4-month membership?

      Reply
      • Chantel

        Hi, Natalie! Jenn is having trouble replying to comments on my blog for some reason, so I reached out to her with your question and this is what she said… “It’s ongoing until canceled. I’ll be building a new blog every 3 months.” Please let me know if that answers your question. 🙂

        Reply
    4. Cynthia Crosby

      I read your blog post earlier! it is so motivating.

      Reply
    5. Veronica

      Hi,

      This seems like a very interesting income stream and I’ve been thinking about flipping blogs/websites for a while.
      A quick question on the membership and the discount in this post. It says on the post that with the code provided we get $20 off the monthly membership. Does it mean $20 off the total cost of the membership, or is it $20 off for each month’s fee? Also, do we keep access to the course after the course is over?

      Thanks

      Reply
      • Chantel

        Hi, Veronica! I checked with Jenn and this is what she said. You will get $20 off every month as long as you are enrolled. However, once you cancel, you will no longer have access to the materials. Jenn will be continually adding new content and will be building a new blog every 3 months. Hope that helps!

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    6. Debbie

      I have the same questions as Veronica. Also, are these course modules text and recorded video ?
      Meaning we can watch and learn during that month when it is convenient for us? I am hoping we have lifetime access to the months we have purchased.

      Reply
      • Chantel

        Hi, Debbie. I replied to Veronica’s comment, so be sure to check that out. Also, I asked Jenn about your other questions and she said that it’ll be text-based lecture, as well as video. Hope that helps!

        Reply
    7. shirley corder

      Clever! I’ve never heard of Blog-Flipping! Trouble is, it takes me all my time to keep my own two websites on track without trying to build (or build up) others. But well done you! It has obviously worked for you. New Year, New Tools.

      Reply

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