I think we should get ourselves on it, but Guy sez that he mostly picks up referrals through his Twitter.
Well, time to send him some tweets!
Dave Hermansen did not own a bird or a cage when he bought bird-cage.com, an online store, for $1,800 three years ago. He simply saw a Web site that was "very, very poorly done," and begged the owners to sell it to him. He then redesigned the site, added advertising and drove up traffic. Last December, he sold it for $173,000.
Creating the value, though, is the tricky part. Many Web site flippers said they begin by tweaking a site's template and making other superficial changes like adjusting fonts, colors and type sizes. After that, they manipulate a Web site's structure, coding and presentation so it shows up more prominently in Web searches.
In an era when Web use is increasingly search-driven, making sure people find your site makes all the difference, Hermansen said. "Once you beef up traffic, everything else just happens," he added.
Kevin said he left his home in Nigeria three years ago to be a worker in a Vietnamese garment factory but then he wanted to open a fashion shop of his own in suburban Tan Phu District.
His boss and some Vietnamese friends helped him set up the business by applying for a business license and introducing them to local suppliers, Kevin recalled.