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Buying a Site on DP

Yesterday I had a few dollars sitting in my Paypal account. They seemed lonely, since there wasn’t very many of them, so I decided to send them somewhere where they could be among more of their kind. Of course, I generally like getting something in return for my dollars, so I browsed around on Digital Point to see if anything would catch my eye. Long story short, I ended up buying an ebook site with fourty-seven ebooks. The site itself has a pretty nice backend that makes it easy to add more products, create gift certificates, and other things like that. I doubt I’ll make much money with it, but I’m going to try to market it a bit anyway.

Anyway, here it is: Ebook Source. Take a look around if you’re interested (and don’t get all uppity about the prices, I haven’t had time to go through and change them yet). Since I like my readers so much, if you see an ebook you want, just message me and I’ll email it to you (limit one. I’m still a money-grubbing bastard). It really wouldn’t surprise me if most of those ebooks could be found for free if you looked hard enough, so I’ll be marketing the site to lazy people.

This site was attractive to me for a number of reasons:

  1. It already has 600ish backlinks.
  2. It came with 47 ebooks, and we all know how much the DP crowd loves ebooks.
  3. The original owner let me test-drive the backend before purchasing. Hell, he gave me full access to everything. I could have easily just stolen all of the ebooks and made my own site.
  4. The site was already running on Plesk. My hosting uses Plesk. It was cake to do the transfer.
  5. It was cheap. I was bored.

Will I make a ton of money with this site? Probably not. Still, it should be an interesting experiment.

In conclusion, I need to stay away from DP for awhile. Too many interesting scripts and things to buy.

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9 Responses to “Buying a Site on DP”

  1. Eli Says:

    Eh, I guess if you get enough people to go to it you could easily make your money back.

    How much did you pay for it, by the way?

  2. Homebizseo.com Says:

    Mabe you cn make your money back.

  3. Homebizseo.com Says:

    Good luck with your new site.

  4. Homebizseo.com Says:

    You can always find a deal at DP

  5. Rhys Says:

    Yeah, I’m curious how much you paid for it. I’ve recently bought a site over DP, so it’s an interesting experiment.

  6. Geoff Says:

    @People
    I paid $25 for it.

  7. Matt Says:

    That script can be downloaded for free if you look around and the domain isn’t exactly creative…

    Also, pretty much any eBook on the web can be bought for $0.99 on PayLoadz or eBay. I wouldn’t expect any purchases coming naturally though traffic. You would need to market individual products on DP to get any sellers.

    Not trying to be a pessimist, this is just something that is being used by everyone. So much competition it makes the eBooks worthless.

  8. Nevin Says:

    Silly question: what’s DP stand for?

  9. Matt Says:

    @Nevin: Digital Point
    http://forums.digitalpoint.com

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