Cleaning House: These Products Cannot Be Sold

Recently, I talked about rebranding my online business by using visuals and streamlining the look of my sites. Today, I am reviewing the products that are in my online store and removing anything that is not offering value or the level of quality I want to give my customers.

When I first started selling digital products online and did not have an online shopping cart, I used JVzoo for my sales transactions and their “Buy it Now” buttons. It was easy solution for accepting payments online.

But as many of you know, JVzoo is not a shopping cart system, meaning you can only buy and pay for one item at a time. So, that’s when I moved to an actual shopping cart system.

However, even though I have my own online store set up, I still use JVzoo for special offers or single products that I do not want to put into my store.

So today is all about “cleaning house” and I’ve decided that any digital product that is  not up to my standards is getting removed from both JVzoo AND my PLR Store.

Now because I like to accomplish things quickly, while still being practical, I want to share my tips on the best way to take products out of your online store that you no longer see value in.

1. Do not delete any products that you have set up as WordPress blog posts. Instead, simply go to that post, change the status to “Draft” and click “Update” and this will remove it from your blog.

The reason not to delete is so you have the basic sales information for future use. For instance, if you decide to later on take this product and bundle it with another one to create a more value-add product, you don’t have to start from scratch.

(Handy Tip: When you put a live post back into Draft Mode, make sure the blue button says Update and not Schedule. What I do to make sure I don’t accidentally reschedule a post that I don’t want re-published is change it to a date in the past, after I put it in Draft Mode).


2. Turn the product OFF in your shopping cart software.  My shopping cart allows me to keep all my products set up in the software, whether they are in the shopping cart sor not.  So that means all I have to do is click on the “remove” option and it just takes them out of the store, but not the system.

Of course, the shopping cart or membership software that you use will be different than mine, but always first check to see if you can turn a product on and off in the software before deleting it. It will make your life easier down the line if you want to revive that product or re-launch a newer version of it.


3. For JVzoo, just say NO.  For any product you have in JVzoo, the first thing they ask in the product editing page is if you want to Allow Sales or Show in the Marketplace. By taking a product that is live and active in your JVzoo account and clicking NO to these two options, the product will no longer appear for sale.

In my own JVzoo account I turned off the products that were hardly making sales or were out of season, (like summer related items). This is a really great way to clean up shop fast. :-) So in 6 months from now if I want to rewrite and update a product, I’ll have a draft of it to get started with.

JVzoo: These Products Cannot Be Sold

Once you click these 2 options, underneath the list of your products that can be sold, you will have a list that looks like this one show below.

JVzoo: These Products Cannot Be Sold

So now in JVzoo, if I go back and look under My Account>Public Profile, I see ONLY the products that I want to showcase in my marketplace. And if I ever decide I want to revise a product and put it back into the JVzoo marketplace, I can easily update the copy and click on Allow Sales or Show in the Marketplace and the revised product will be restored.

I definitely like the idea of weeding out the things that aren’t working in my store and keeping the option open of revising those products in the future.

Google Analytics Dashboard Plugin for WordPress

Two of the things I need to run my online business effectively is 1.) web traffic statistics to get an idea of how well things are going and 2.) anything that helps me save time. And every once and a while I find something that gives me what I need for FREE.

So…today I want to talk about a very cool and helpful free plugin I’ve been using called Google Analytics Dashboard for WordPress.  It’s been around for a while so maybe you’ve heard of it, but is one of my favorite plugins to give added insight into what’s going on with your WordPress website traffic.

For those of you (and I would think this should be everyone who runs a WordPress site) who are already using Google Analytics, the Google Analytics Dashboard Plugin for WordPress takes that functionality and puts it right at your fingertips within your WordPress dashboard.

Initially, I wasn’t too sure how this plugin would help me. I’ve always used Google Analytics and added my tracking code to the backend of my site so my Google Analytics would pull the data.

But this plugin is different because WITHOUT even logging into Google Analytics, you can check your web visitors, traffic and page views inside of WordPress and get a quick overview of what’s going on. :-)

The Google Analytics Dashboard Plugin for WordPress also shows you real time stats and your top landing pages.

Google Analytics Dashboard for WordPress


I cannot even tell you how much time this saves me when I can quickly look at a post or page, check the stats and then tweak and optimize the page without ever leaving WordPress. It’s a HUGE time saver and so cool when you can see everything that’s going on with traffic right inside of your dashboard. Now that’s just the back end functionality.

Backend Settings Dashboard

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Simply turn on your traffic overview and top referrer features and you can see even more traffic stats in your WordPress dashboard.


With a few more setting turned on, not only can I see my top landing pages with the number of visits, but I can also see where this traffic comes from, because in this neat little dashboard you will see the top referrers and how people are finding you. So whether it’s Facebook, HubPages, other blogs, social bookmarking sites and even Pinterest pins, (Oh how this makes me excited), you can see where ALL that traffic is coming from.

Plus, you will also see the list of search phrases people used to find your site, again without having to go into your Google Analytics and run reports. And of course this is handy because you can then build upon those search phrases and improve that page with call to actions and monetizing. Whoo Hoo! :-)

But that’s not all this plugin does. On the front end, this plugin will actually show visitors how popular your website is and how much traffic you’re getting. You can set this function up easily by simply dragging the plugin’s widget to your sidebar to make it visible on all of your pages. This is ideal if you are selling ad space on your site and want to show potential advertisers the level of traffic you generate.

Google Analytics Dashboard for WordPress can show traffic stats on the front end of your WordPress site, right in the sidebar. And it’s easy because once you install this plugin, a widget appears in your dashboard that you simply can drag into your sidebar menu, set the display settings and you’re done. :-)

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After you configure the front end feature, you will see that your Google Analytic stats are now visible for anyone to see. Here’s a sample of how the stats will appear on your site’s sidebar when you use the front end feature.


You can download the latest version Google Analytics Dashboard Plugin for WordPress here.

Then watch the tutorial on how all the settings work.

I hope you enjoy the usefulness and time saving of this plugin as much as I do, because once you get hooked on it, you’ll want to use it on all of your niche websites.

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Fast, Easy Image Branding Ideas

Today I want to talk about something that I want to accomplish in my business and that is doing more image branding.

Because this week has especially been busy, I set out to find fast, easy image branding ideas to incorporate into my online business, without getting too bogged down.

Why? Because images are extremely hot commodities and online visitors love looking at visuals. Add branding to your online images and you will drive your business identity so people can remember what your business is all about.

But image branding take a bit some thought and time. So for my purpose, the task at hand is two-fold. First I need to unify the look of my web and social media sites with common visuals and headers. Secondly I need to start incorporating more branded images into my blog posts.

Fast, Easy Image Branding Ideas

Part of my plan to make image branding easier is to find different ways to use the same stock image for various online visuals. I am also sticking with the standard color palettes within my Genesis Framework WordPress theme to save time.

Above you can see two of my sites in teal and light blue and one stock image I’ve opened in Illustrator. Over the next few weeks, I will be working to adapt this image into branded visuals to use as many ways as I can.

So this is my starting point and the goal I’ve set for myself – basically get as much bang for the buck from my visuals, without playing around with graphics endlessly and wasting too much time.

Because like any small, solo business owner, I don’t want my branding project become a big time-sucking event that takes forever. Nor do I want to spend a great deal of money.

As many of us online marketers and bloggers know, there is a world of talented people out there that just focus on graphics such as logos, websites headers, ebook covers and Facebook banners.

So as I began to figure out my needs, my first plan of action was heading over to to find someone with a portfolio of artwork that fit my tastes and style preferences.

And what I quickly learned was that there are a huge number of graphics providers whose work is beyond amazing and I was really excited.

But as I started to narrow my list down, I realized that the top-rated people I had my hopes set on, had a waiting list of 100+ people. And in most cases, if I wanted something fast, I would have to pay the rush fee.

OK. That makes sense.

Next I found people on Fiverr who would brand my website as long as I provided a stock image. So, that’s when I jumped off of Fiverr and headed over to to search for images.

I am a big fan of Istock images and I’ve used them before, so I started my search there. But because I have spent less time doing graphics projects, I had not been on the Istock website in a while. And guess what?

Things at Istock have changed BIG TIME and for the better! Here’s what I found:

  • When you go to Istock to buy a photo image, all sizes are now the same price. This means you can get an extra large pixel image at the same price of a small one. So it makes sense to buy the larger one and size it down yourself.
  • For graphic illustrations, not only do they include the jpeg file, but you also get the vector illustration in EPS format, which means you can do whatever you need to in Adobe Illustrator.

I absolutely LOVE how they have streamlined the sizing. For my needs, being able to get larger photos or a vector file with a jpeg I can customize is really convenient.

For starters I did purchase this vector illustration, (as it appears below) for just 1 credit ($15) and I am going to start re-coloring and branding the image either with the help of a Fiverr contractor or on my own.

Fast, Easy Image Branding Ideas

This Vector image can be easily recolored and customized in Adobe Illustrator


So, now I’ve thought about all ways I can start doing faster, easier branding with images, I want to share them with you.

  • First, buy a few high quality, affordable graphic images that can be utilized for more than one website and re-purposed in several ways
  • If you have several websites, simplify your color palettes. I use Genesis Lifestyle Pro for many of my sites, so I try to look for visuals that work with their teal and blue themes and can be inter-changed between websites.
  • If you have an image you like, many graphics providers on Fiverr will take the image you provide and turn it into a header, logo or Facebook cover, at an affordable rate, if you’re willing to wait.
  • A great way to take advantage of one stock photo is to repurpose it to make several branded images. So look for images that can easily be sliced up. Here’s a Christmas one I bought on that I can use to create several different Pinterest holiday pins.
Fast, Easy Image Branding Ideas

Look for images you can slice up and get multiple use out of. Reuse and repurpose your images.


  • When working with vector illustrations keep in mind that you can give one image many fresh looks by changing out colors, adding a patterned background or including decorative text to make social images or Infographics.
  • If you are looking for multi-use images such as icons, take advantage of the Istock new pricing system and buy one large file that contains several icons. Here’s a great example of some cooking icons that caught my attention for 1 credit.
  • Remember that stock photos that you buy online cannot be used for resale. If you want to create a resale image with a photo, you must use your own original photography and give up the “sole” ownership rights to the photo.
  • If you are branding with a multi-colored logo that clashes with your graphics try photo editing software like Photoshop or Gimp to convert your logo to grayscale, so you can add it to your visuals. Or if the logo doesn’t fit with the visual, simply type your URL and add it as text.
Fast, Easy Image Branding Ideas

You don’t need a lot of images to create several branded visuals.

Overall, if you are a writer, marketer or solopreneur whose focus is on providing quality content, remember to take advantage of these fast, easy image branding ideas and give your readers a great visual experience.


Selling a Website on Flippa – Part 2

So a short while back I ventured out into the world of website flipping and listed a website on Flippa.  You can read that about how that worked out here. For those who want to save time or already know the outcome, I went into Flippa to sell a website with a somewhat big price tag and came out with no sale. No harm, no foul.

I ended up keeping the site for myself, because I really like the home and garden niche. Also, if I decide to sell it down the line, it will be more established.

Anyway, it’s been about a month since I thought about website flipping and with the holiday season quickly upon us, I thought there must be some kind of holiday website people might be looking for. So I chose my favorite holiday – Christmas, grabbed a domain name and built a site.

This time, I’m starting at a much lower price point of $69 and only running the auction for 5 days. I’m also including a reasonable “Buy it Now” price.

From my last website sales experiment, I also talked about how I found a free place to list sites over at

Since then, I’ve learned that is a Warrior Forum owned site, so that’s interesting to me too, especially since I launched my first WSO product on Warrior this month.

However, even though it’s free to list sites on, I opted to use Flippa again for $9 because it has a better following and its not my first rodeo there.

Also, I am making my way over to try the free site soon, because I have another niche website that’s ready to sell.

So if you would like to take a peek at the Christmas site I now have up for auction, you can view it here at Thinking of Christmas. And the actual auction is going on here at

I am hoping to have better results this time around and come out with a sale. The good news is I will know within 5 days. Please feel free to share your comments on what you think of the Christmas site and of course I will be sharing the results at the end of the auction.

Have a great day! :-)



Summer of 2014 Pinterest Income Campaign

Though I’ve been doing personal some goal setting and online income tracking for a while now, today I wanted to share some of my marketing milestones and give everyone an update on my online progress.

Just to bring everyone up to speed, I worked full time as a web project consultant up until the middle of June 2014. From there, I took some vacation time off and had a bit of relaxation. It was quite nice to be off for the summer and I vacationed in Virginia Beach.

But it was not all rest. People who know me well, know that I take a laptop and tablet everywhere I go, just to keep tabs on my online business.

A few weeks before I left for my June 28th vacation, I decided to add some bathing suit content to one of my niche women’s blogs and began pinning to Pinterest.

I did one “flagship article” talking about the 5 most flattering bathing suits and then added some individual bathing suit posts to my blog.

This was one of my most favorite online marketing projects for several reasons. First, it was pretty simplistic to put together and didn’t require a lot of time to create the blog posts.

Also, because bathing suits are seasonal and I promoted them at just the right time, things took off easily and brought in Amazon income for the next several months.

I did periodically re-pin my bathing suits and added pins to my board from other pinners. And in turn, many people re-pinned my pictures which also helped sales.

And while the items I pin on Pinterest show up in my Facebook sidebar near the bottom of my page, I never posted the bathing suits to Facebook, because I just wanted to see the power of Pinterest.

And while I’m not going to share the bottom line I received from this entire Pinterest campaign, I don’t want to be a total party pooper so I will share that I made $45.91 within the first 20 days.


This actually impressed me because usually when you start marketing, it takes a while to get sales up and running, but that was not the case here.

It was going so good I then signed up as an affiliate for ShareASale swimsuit store and started promoting them on Pinterest too.

The ShareASale bathing suits were a bit pricier and more high end, but I was able to make commissions there too.

My biggest take-away thought on all of this is that Pinterest sharing is easy and I had alot of fun doing it too. Who would have thunk it paid off so well?

The reason I say this is because like many of you, I too work on difficult projects too. Sometimes it’s configuring CSS style sheets and plugins and sometimes it’s hours of writing.

So when I find something like this, I have to share it to remind everyone, we can pick and choose fun projects for ourselves, especially as solopreneurs and still make money.

So, as summer has wound down, the bathing suit sales have tapered off, but not completely stopped. I still have a few people re-pinning my bathing suits and if I keep my boards up through the winter, I would bet next summer on Pinterest will be even better!

But in the meantime, just think of all the winter niches that can promoted this way. I know my wheel are turning already. :-)

How to Start a Recipe Blog: PLR Photos, Content and Tips

As an owner of an Internet Marketing business, I build websites, develop marketing strategies and create and provide online content for various niches. But aside from that, I have many other interests and passions.

One of those passions is cooking and experimenting with recipes. And while I don’t currently have a food or recipe blog, I have thought about about starting a recipe blog this past summer and my “brain wheels” started turning.

I even secured a domain name so that when I’m ready, I can start a recipe blog and then proceeded to get my butt into the kitchen!

I guess I’m a real “foodie” at heart. In fact, many years ago, long before cooking shows were really popular,  I worked for a high-end kitchen appliance company with a showroom and filming studio in CT and New York City, where I got a taste of what celebrity chefs really do. That was a fun experience.

I digress.

Getting back to this past summer of 2014, I had some extra time off and really got into homemade cooking and recipes. While I was cooking, I took photos of many of the recipes I prepared. Again, because if I DO launch that recipe blog, I want to be ready!

How to Start a Recipe Blog: PLR Photos, Content and Tips

I then started following some recipe blogs where I picked up some great tips on food and also how to photograph it. For instance, natural lighting without using a flash works best for most shots.

Also, as you begin to take more food photos, you become aware of things like clutter in the background or shadows; hence why a flash is problematic.

Then there’s staging the food with nice dishes, place settings and linens. (Actually this is a fun thing for me because I love making food look as good as it tastes when I serve people).

Another thing to keep in mind is that if you are cooking, baking or rolling out dough, you may not have a free hand to snap picture and may want to enlist someone to assist.

So why am I sharing all this?

First, because if you’re like me and are thinking about starting your own recipe blog, the best advice I can give you is to get in the kitchen and start cooking and photographing the steps of your food preparation.

Cooking photos are a huge plus when it comes to food blogging because people enjoy seeing food being prepared. Just look at Pinterest and you’ll understand why you can never have enough food photos that make your mouth water.

Also, if you are one of those “pinch of this and a dash of that” cooks, start measuring and documenting, because a recipe blog needs recipes that people can follow. If you set up your blog in WordPress, there’s a plugin that can help you create recipe cards. Check it out here.

Also think about other things that cooks may be interested in like kitchen appliances and gadgets and tips.

Obviously, I’ve thought about this a while and decided to use my own cooking passion, photos and research to help others who may want to start a recipe blog.

So how can I help you start a recipe blog?

As I mentioned, part of what I do is create content for various niches and have developed a Food and Cooking Content Bundle that can help you start a recipe blog or build up the food and cooking blog that you already have.

The Food and Cooking Bundle Includes:

15 large, original food preparation photos in jpg format

How to Start a Recipe Blog: PLR Photos, Content and Tips

Five Small kitchen appliance reviews in MS Word and in a .TXT document

  • KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Quart Stand Mixer
  • Cuisinart MSC-600 3-in-1 Slow Cooker
  • Cooks Standard Multi-Clad Stainless Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set
  • Ronco Showtime ST5000PLGEN Platinum Edition Rotisseries Oven
  • Atlas Pasta Machine with Motor Set Made in Italy

One page of 10 Cooking gadget tips with Amazon ASIN product code for each tip in MS Word and a .TXT document (Ideal for tweets or newsletters). Here’s a sample tip.


Five Food visuals with tips, in raw PhotoShop so you can fully customize them – suitable for Pinterest pinning (see sample below)

How to Start a Recipe Blog: PLR Photos, Content and Tips

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How I Became an Online Marketer

Today I want to get personal and share a bit about me and how I became a solo online marketer. I hate using the phrase solo online marketer because there is so much more that I do in the course of my work.

But here’s the background on how I got started in this business.

For the past 20 years, I’ve worked in Marketing Communications full time. During that time, I also dabbled part time with Internet Marketing and building websites.

Ideacow was initially a website where I offered freelance services to clients and also marketed a few ebooks. But for the most part, I mainly worked full time outside my home.

From 2005 till 2009 I worked full time as an eMedia Marketing Manager for a local communications company. Things were good for a while and it was convenient because the company was 5 minute away from my home.

I have a disabled mom who lives nearby that became paralyzed from a brain bleed and my siblings and I care for her at home. Trust me, this takes a lot of work and coordinating.

But at the time, working close to home at this local company gave me the ability to check in on her daily.

And while I did very well working at this communications company and was exceeding my monthly sales goal, I was not being treated as well as my male coworkers.

And for lack of a better term, my sales manager started to pick and choose which commissions I was entitled to.

So in 2009 I said good-bye to them with a voluntary layoff and the rest of my commissions.

I can remember one of my coworkers saying, “I never saw someone so on top of their game just walk away.” But I did it for me and my happiness.

To this day, I am still sometimes reminded by people who say, “Oh they got the best of you.” Well, here’s what I say.

Never be ashamed of how poorly other people treat you, even if you have to walk. Shame on them.

So I then took some time off to relax and de-stress and I decided to start doing freelance website work from home for local clients.

I also started building a few WordPress websites for myself where I could make extra income online promoting Amazon products.

It was around this time that I discovered One Week Marketing and Squidoo and jumped on that bandwagon. Honestly I really didn’t believe that Squidoo would pay in the beginning, but eventually it started paying off.

I was just getting into the swing of things and doing well, when in 2010 along came the Amazon tax law, which forced Amazon to sever ties with affiliates who lived in certain states and I lost my Amazon associates account, as well my ability to make money.

The other thing that happened was that I lost my affiliate accounts with other marketing networks like Pepperjam, because this tax law affected several organizations relationships with affiliates.

So now I was really scratching my head wondering what to do. I had so many lenses and domains that ALL needed to stripped down of their affiliate links that it took me over a month to do this.

2011 till 2012 I was still doing freelance contract work and writing for clients, but I decided I needed something more.

I would occasionally buy PRL articles, rewrite them and use them to create Squidoo lenses because I still did not have an Amazon account.

Then at some point while buying articles, I got the idea of selling PLR and started making plans to build an online store.

My Online PLR store came together around the beginning of 2013 and once I had it in place, I thought it would be an ideal way to make passive income, because everything was on auto-pilot.

Then in May of 2013 I was offered the chance to go work as a full time digital marketing contractor at a big corporation and accepted the job.

The company was an hour away from home and the commute was brutal so they gave me a few work-at-home days, which helped quite a bit. Overall it was a good experience and I was there till June of 2014.

As of September 2014 my online PLR store has about 50 products in it and is still growing. I also got my Amazon associate account back towards the end of 2013, so I am niche blogging again…YAY!

So where am I at with work and online marketing today?

I guess I’m a hybrid. When a good opportunity comes up I will work for someone else in the corporate business world full time and continue to build my skill set and career.

But I also enjoy having my own online business. And while it’s growing slowly because I do split my time up, I know I am never giving this up any time soon because I’m just having too much of a good time doing it. :-)

My Experiment with Flippa – Selling a Website for Profit

Towards the beginning of the summer I wanted to experiment with and see if I could turn a profit by building and flipping a new website.

For this experiment, I took a domain name that I owned from 2011 called Then I purchased a few PLR article packs online and repurposed some of the ones I already owned to create the content.

Yup! That’s correct. I used all PLR articles for my content and ended up with about 100 posts on the site.

Of all the content, maybe I customized about 25% of the articles, but that’s only because initially my intent was to keep the site for myself.

The auction for my website ended 9/14/2014 and I have to report unfortunately it did not sell. I’m not discouraged by that because I have much more insight into how to sell a website for next time.

But, I want to share what I learned from this experiment because first, there can be good money in selling a website. Secondly, the entire experience could be a bit intimidating, especially if you never tried to sell a website before.

A little background info on my website

Comfy Abode is a home and garden website that is just a few months old. The articles as I mentioned above are all PLR and the site is designed in Genesis Frameworks – a premium WordPress theme.

While the site does not have an income, I have monetized it in a few ways. There are Google Adsense ads on the site and it was recently approved for the Yahoo Bing ad network.

I also have Amazon and Shareasale product links on the website to further monetize it. Lastly, I added printable coupons to the website, just to give it a little more appeal.

Another nice feature of this website is that I have a developer’s license for Easy Azon 3 and that premium plugin is part of the website.

While I think all of the above are nice features, I started my Flippa auction at $449 which I guess proved to be a bit high for what I offered.

Here’s my homework that lead helped me list and price my website

I initially took a look at what types of sites were on Flippa and how much they were selling for. What I found was that basic websites with a monthly income, even as low as $75 a month were popular and selling.

This surprised me because some of the websites were not really attractive, but the sellers had proof they were making money.

OK, I get it. People want to buy websites that are profitable. And as long as you can prove the site is making money, you can get more interested buyers.

But here’s the interesting part. If you’ve ever heard of and typed in your website domain name, it will tell you what it is roughly worth.

Here’s what it told me my home and garden site was worth.

selling a website for profit on flippa

Of course I take that value with a grain of salt. But I did notice that many of the sites that sold on Flippa, did come close to the price that calculated.

Based on what I’ve learned so far, I’m thinking, (and hoping) that once I get this website making steady income, it will be more likely to sell close to this calculated price.

So for now on, this will be my tool of choice for estimating website costs.

Google Analytics and proving you have traffic

Early on in my auction, I had an interested party who wanted to see my Google Analytics and asked me to add them to my Google account.

Say what??? I had no idea I could do this.

So I dug around in my Google Analytics and sure enough I found that if you have a person’s email address, you can easily add them into your Google Analytics dashboard as a “read only” guest.



Simply log into your Google Analytics account, go to Admin > User Management > and type their email address into the “Add Permission For” box as a Read & Analyze user.

Of course from now on, I will make sure I include a screenshot of my Google Analytics with my auction description.

But I love this feature, especially if you are writing for a client, you can easily let them see which pages are more optimized and which can be improved upon. :-)

How original is the website I created with PLR articles

Well… After my website listing went live on Flippa, I discovered there is an online tool called that analyzes the originality of your web content, page by page.

It will give you an overall originality rating then show you duplication for every page of your website. I’m not sure how it comes up with the overall rating, because mine seemed low overall, but much higher as I looked at each page individually.

In my gut, I know that I need more customizing of content here. But I have a feeling that if the site starts earning, people may overlook it. Just my opinion.

So how much did this all cost me?

If you are going to list a website for sale on Flippa, the cost is generally $9 for startup websites and $19 for established websites. They also take a 10% success fee if the site sells.

It cost me about $20 to list my website, because I opted for a premium listing. As for other costs, I spend about another $30 on PLR articles plus $12 for my domain name.

I’m not counting the cost of my Easy Azon 3 plugin because I use it for a lot of projects. So, overall I don’t have a huge investment in my website, but I do need to get it to start earning money if I want it to sell next time around.

But wait! There’s a free alternative!

About 2 weeks into my auction, I got an email from someone telling me where I can sell websites for free. It’s called and they offer free listings and a 5% commission fee for sold websites. I have not tried this yet, but it sounds interesting. It beats spending another $20, so I could be trying it out soon.

My Conclusion

Overall, I enjoyed everything I learned from my Flippa experiment. I feel much more confident in the selling process but more importantly, I have a better understanding of what buyers are looking for.

But selling a website for profit on Flippa is not easy. So, during the next few months or so I will make some modifications to the PLR articles on the Comfy Abode website, monetize it some more and see if my Google Analytics improve.

I now have the option of trying  and I might even put in in my PLR Store as a singular, unique product, so who knows???  The possibilities are endless!