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Are you looking to get into the world of internet marketing? Do you want to know how to run a successful internet business? You've come to the right place. My name is Adam White. I have been involved in running successful internet businesses for the past 10 years.

Now I spend my time fixing up and selling websites for huge profits, also known as flipping websites. My whole philosophy is to build websites that are completely automated so you can make money online while you do whatever you want. Read more about the Prosperly Way.

Dont Use Flippa Until You Read This…Warning

Last Updated August 2012 Since Prosperly's inception, I have been a proponent of Flippa, formerly Sitepoint Marketplace. Flippa is the main website where people go to buy and sell websites. Whenever I have sold websites in the past I have always dealt directly with the buyer and never used Flippa to sell before. I finally decided to try them out Continue Reading

Link Cloaking – How cloaking affiliate links will make you more money

Link Cloaking What the heck is link cloaking? To be as plain as possible, cloaking affiliate links is the art of showing your visitors an internal link when they mouse over an affiliate link so that the visitor doesn't think they are leaving your site. For example, one of the websites we used to run was a site that provided leads to online Continue Reading

Make Money With Clickbank – Does It Work?

Can you make money with clickbank? We have posted before about how our favorite way to make money online is through affiliate marketing. This has been our bread and butter and has by far generated the most money with the least amount of ongoing effort. One of the biggest affiliate networks around that you can make money with is ClickBank. This Continue Reading

Make Money Posting Links On Google is a SCAM!!

// Yesterday I came across a Google ad on someone's website. The ad caught my eye because they touted how they made $7k a month posting links on Google. So I clicked on the ad and it was a story about a young guy who believe it or not grew up in the exact city where my office is. Since he made a point to mention it twice I knew something Continue Reading

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This Is The Type Of 100% Automated Website I Would Buy

I came across this website on one of the marketplaces for sale and came really close to buying it. In the video I explain what about it was so appealing to me and ultimate why I didn’t purchase the site.

If you want a quick intro into affiliate websites and running websites that take almost none of your time, then this is a good video to watch.

If you’re not the type that likes to watch youtube videos here is the video in a nutshell.

The website ( was up for sale at auction with a buy it now price of $10k.

The website is a review site for the clickbank product vert shock that helps people increase their vertical leap.

The website gets all of its traffic from search engines and then refers people over to the vert shock website where they can purchase the training.

I love this website because it literally is 100% automated income. Google sends the traffic, the website explains the product and then through an affiliate link the website sends people off to the sellers of the training to handle the transaction.

That is my type of website.

I didn’t purchase the website for 2 reasons.

1. The website didn’t have enough revenue history. The revenue has consistently climbed since June of last year. But at only 1 month of $1400 profit I couldn’t evaluate the website at $10k. Give me 3 months of that revenue then we could talk.

2. The entire premise of this website is reviewing 1 product. What if the owners of that product take it off the market tomorrow? You never know how long an information product is going to last. That did kind of scare me off.

I could be totally wrong about these 2 things and made a terrible decision not purchasing. But now you know my thought process.

What are your thoughts? Post in the comments below.

This Site Just Sold For $75k After Making $7k For One Month…Bad Deal?

I was just at one of the online website marketplaces and noticed this website that sold for $75k.

Anytime a website sells in the high 5 figures it gets my attention. So after a closer look let me tell you why I think one party got the better end of the deal.

The website is It is basically a website that talks about dog food recalls and does reviews etc.

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The website was started literally just a year ago. As you can see from the traffic chart here it ramped up pretty quickly.

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Within 5 months of starting the website is was up to 20,000 visitors a month. In case you were wondering that was really good. At the 10 month mark their website traffic doubled. Then as you can see 1 month later it doubled again.

This is not normal growth. The traffic growth of this website was phenomenal. It is rare to see a website grow that quickly being that new of a site.

First Red Flag

Here is a chart of the breakdown of traffic sources:

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The most interesting thing here and my first major red flag is the site gets 86% of its traffic from search engines. It doesn’t say which ones but it is most likely Google. The reason this is a major red flag is because that means there is no traffic diversity and one Google change could erase all of the traffic instantly.

Think about it. If they lost their rankings the site would go from 150,000 visitors a month to just 21,000 per month and it would be even lower than that because a lot of the direct traffic comes from people who found the site through Google.

It is a major red flag for me because this is exactly what happened to me on a site that was making $1000/day, believe me it was not cool.

I am very surprised to see how a website that is barely a year old could grow in the search results like that. If a new site can move up in the rankings that quickly, I may have to rethink my entire philosophy of buying existing undervalued websites and just start one from scratch.

I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that there probably wasn’t a lot of competition in the “dog food reviews” space so it made the barrier to entry much smaller.

I just wouldn’t trust that this traffic or the search rankings were going to stick with such a small amount of history. Show me that kind of traffic for 2 or 3 years, then I am much more interested. I’d also like to know which of the top web directories they are included in.

Red Flag Number 2

The second major red flag that jumps out at me is the revenue from the site. As you can see from the chart below the site made $6800 last month.


Even if I just look at the last 3 months of revenue and take an average a 10x multiple (which is pretty standard for online businesses) would be about $40k.

The buyer of the website based the multiple off of just one month’s revenue history. That is a GREAT way to get yourself burned and lose a lot of money.

Instead what the buyer should have done is averaged out the 6 months of revenue data and based his 10x multiple on that, which would have been about $27,000.

Now I can understand that you have to factor in the growth of the site and how you could probably make the assumption that the site will at least hold where it is at right now and that might drive up the price a little.

That is why selling a website at auction can sometimes be the best way to go. Get different people bidding against each other based on potential.

Who knows, if this things stays where it is at or continues to grow this website could bring in $100k in a year which would be an amazing return on investment.

That is the risk the buyer is taking. They are probably much more familiar with the dog space than I am.

What I Think The Website Is Worth

If the owner of this website came to me and wanted me to buy, after looking at all of the data and the industry and looking at the revenue channels that exist in the dog food/pet space I would probably not be comfortable paying $75,000 for the website.

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I would be much more comfortable coming in at about the $25,000-$35,000 range for this site. That way if things stay exactly as they are I can make my money back in 4 to 6 months but if in a month or two things take a dive, my risk is mitigated.

Again, the pet space is not one I have spent much time in so I would be much more risk averse on this one. If it was an industry I knew more about I might be willing to go higher.


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Why The TV Show “The Profit” Is The Worst Show On TV


If you haven’t heard about the runaway hit show “The Profit” on CNBC then you must have been living off planet for the last 12 months.

The show stars business tycoon Marcus Lemonis who travels around America investing in struggling small businesses and then waving his magic wand and poof! the businesses seem to magically become successful.

It actually is pretty friggin awesome.

But here is why I say that “The Profit” is the worst show on TV.

I’m a busy person, I have a wife and 6 kids, I run my own internet company, I write and direct movies, and to relax I watch a little TV on the weeknights. You know, brainless shows that allow me to unwind and ponder the mysteries of the universe.

That is until I discovered this new little aforementioned show “The Profit”. My life has never been the same since.

And so Marcus Lemonis, I ask you:

How dare you make a television show that makes me tear up like a baby way more often than I am comfortable with? I personally don’t like crying but I admittedly am a sympathetic cryer when people have something amazing happen to them. I can’t stand the raw emotion.

Do you know how hard it is to hide the tears welling up in my eyes from my wife so she doesn’t make fun of me? Is that what you wanted when you made this show? Would you please be a little more sensitive (pun intended) to how that is affecting me?

Secondly, mentally at 9pm or 10pm at night I am not prepared for a television show that will inspire and motivate me to want to get up immediately and figure out how to make my business (and every business) more profitable. At that hour, I’m trying to wind down and your show has the opposite effect. It’s like eating a whole pile of candy from one of these candy gift baskets after you already had a half dozen cupcakes. Oh and guess what? The teary eyes add to my exhaustion so you tire me and motivate me at the same time. What’s up with that?

But that isn’t the worst part. How dare you create a show that gets my wheels turning so badly that I lie in bed at night and scheme about all of the ways I can fix this struggling diner that I ate at earlier in the day?

I toss and turn. Should I ask them about their Process? Should I tell them where their Product needs to improve? How much could I increase their profits just by making changes X, Y, Z? Should I talk to each employee (their People) and see what they think about the company? Should I approach the owners and make an offer? What would Marcus do? I’m trying to sleep man!

Have you no respect for a person’s physical and mental health? I’ve got enough on my plate with my online business that helps small businesses do their own website promotion and yet after watching your show religiously I find myself thinking about fixing every brick and mortar business I visit.

Why can’t I walk into a business and stop myself from thinking, “I could be like Marcus Lemonis. He’s the most amazing business person I have ever seen. He would want me to invest in this gym that has no customers…”? I hold you responsible.

I don’t know what can be done. I don’t know how I’m going to sleep at night.

Maybe I will just go back to watching “regular” business reality shows that teach me that blowing up beaver dams in the forest and wearing camo to the office is all part of a good day’s work. Now that is night time TV.

Now I know you’re saying, “why don’t you just DVR the show and watch it in the morning?” Oh yeah, that’s a good idea, start off the day getting possessed by the idea of fixing someone else’s business. I think I would be really productive that day.

All I can say to you Mr. Lemonis is, thank goodness for the off season, when I can actually stay focused on my online business and get some work done.

Worst. Show. Ever.

Seriously though, it’s really good.

Now…where is a good place I can get my wife some women’s designer clothing?

About The Author

Adam White is the founder of Website Rocket, an online tool that helps small business owners do their own website promotion. He is an avid fan of “The Profit”, he has worked in the internet marketing world since 2000 and has written and directed a feature film. He lives in Arizona with his wife and 6 children.

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Start An Online Business From Scratch

I was doing some key phrase research with Google’s keyword planner the other day and was intrigued to see the huge number of people searching on Google how to start an online business. That phrase, “how to start a business” gets over 40,000 searches a month by itself, while “how to make money online” was also over 40k searches.

It’s great to see the entrepreneurial spirit alive and well. The sad truth about starting a business is that 80% of small businesses fail, and they fail quickly. Or people see just how much money it costs to actually start up a business and decide it is not worth the risk.

Starting an online business is a little different because you don’t have all of the overhead and real estate costs associated with brick and mortar businesses. That makes the barrier to entry smaller. But whether you are trying to learn how to start an online business or a brick and mortar company there is something you need to know that will get you to profitability faster than you ever thought possible.

One of the accidental revelations that came from me buying and selling websites over the last 7+ years was learning why you should never start a business from scratch, especially an online business.

1. Let someone else do all of the initial work for you
The ramp up stage of running a successful online business can be both daunted and demotivating. Especially if one of your main strategies is SEO as getting to the top of the search engines takes time. You can take advantage of someone else’s demotivation as they have waited through that ramp up time and buy when they are on the brink of success.

This works because people are not as emotionally attached to a website because they are so cheap and easy to get set up. So you swoop in and offer them a sum of money to buy the online business from them when they had most likely given up on ever making anything from the website. Now you can take it over and take the business to the next level much more quickly than starting from scratch.

2. Take advantage of disheartened owners
I helped a friend do this exact thing. He wanted to start an SEO consulting agency. He was good at SEO but knew that trying to get a new website ranked in that category would take years. So he did exactly what I described. He went out and found 3 or 4 SEO consulting websites that had been around for at least a year and contacted them all. Sure enough he found 2 that were willing to sell at a steep discount. So he made a deal with one of them and bought a SEO consultant website from the disheartened owner for under $500.

I helped him take the site over and apply SEO knowledge to the website and it quickly moved up in the rankings. Now he makes thousands of dollars every month consulting. Can you imagine being able to walk into a business that is primed to make money right now?

3. Going After A Proven Model
Another reason that this strategy is so awesome is that you can pick any industry. You can choose an industry that you know is very lucrative. For example, let’s say you want to be a realtor. You know there are thousands of other realtors out there right now that you are competing with.

That also means there are many realtors who have decided the competition is too much and they are moving on to other things. These realtors have all done the work building and promoting a website. So you as a brand new realtor can sneak in and snatch up a disheartened realtor’s website and then be in business in no time. There is no reason to sit through ramp up time on any business.

If you want to know how to start an online business this is how you do it. Buy your way in but the key is to buy low. I once bought an online business for $500 and within 9 months sold it for $150,000. All I had to do was fix up the site and do some awesome SEO and I was rocking and rolling in a couple of weeks. I have repeated this same model many times and had the same result many times selling 14 internet businesses over a 5 year span.

If you’re interested in learning exactly how I did it visit this page here

About The Author

adam whiteAdam White is the founder of Prosperly Method, an online course that teaches people how to buy and sell (flip) websites for big profits. He has worked in the internet marketing world since 2000 and in his spare time wrote and directed a feature film. He lives in Arizona with his wife and 6 children.

Just bought another website

Many people ask me if I have retired from website flipping. In fact I saw a forum thread over at Warrior Forum where people were asking what had happened to me.

It is true that I took a year off from website flipping to pursue my dream of being a filmmaker. But my movie has long been released and is out on dvd so I am ready to get back into the mix of finding undervalued websites, fixing them up and then when the revenue is kicking, selling them for great profits.

I found a website that was on the verge of being really good and the guy needed the money so he sold to me. I can’t reveal all of the details now but I was thinking about doing a members only thing where I let you look over my shoulder and see how I work with the website from inception to sale.

I’m still not sure if that is what I want to do but I will see if enough people tell me they would be interested in something like that.

Anyway, in answer to all of the questions of whether or not I still flip websites or just sell training on how to do it, yes I do still flip.


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