Once you have created and sold a site site on Flippa (and if you do this properly, 95% or more of your sites will sell the first time, and the others will usually sell upon re-listing or marketing directly to your list), it’s time to transfer it to the new owner. Don’t get scared, though! This isn’t as difficult as you may believe. And, there are several different ways to do it. I’m going to walk you through each one, plus the domain transfer, which is different than transferring the website.
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3 Ways to Transfer a WordPress Website To a Buyer on Flippa?
1. The Easiest Way To Transfer A Site On Flippa –
If you have re-seller hosting, you’re going to be loving life when it comes to time to transfer a WordPress site. If the buyer chooses to host with you,
You may then decide to give the buyer as purchase bonus and concession free web hosting for months or a year if the websites does not suck too much of your hosting resources – This flippa website selling strategy is important and effective for two reasons
a. This applies to one of the secret of establishing long term relationship on flippa
b. and also by over delivering to get buyer better perceptive value for his/her money. Please don’t offer too much on websites or any other web properties over deliverability if it is not what you can easily afford to lose.
Not every buyer will want to host with you, even if you offer free hosting, but plenty of them will want to host with you. If you have re-seller hosting, your job is already done, except for pushing the domain.
When you set up a website on re-seller hosting, you’re giving it its own Cpanel with its own name servers and its own log-in information. Once your buyer pays you, all you have to do is send him or her the log-in information for the site’s
Cpanel, the login information for the WordPress admin panel (that‘s the log-in information you created when you installed WordPress using Fantastico), push the domain name to the buyer, and you’re done! Easy as it can be right?
2. The Second Easiest Way To Transfer A Website On Flippa
Outsource it! If the buyer wants the website moved to his or her own host and you really don’t think you can do it yourself (or simply don’t want to), then outsource it. You can get a WordPress website moved for around $20 to $25 tops at most of the big freelance sites like Freelancer.com, Elance.com, Guru.com, and oDesk.com
You can also find people to do it in the Warriors for Hire section of the Warrior Forum, and sometimes even on Fiverr.com (where you’ll only pay $5 to have the site moved). Just be sure you mention in your auction listing that there is an additional charge if the buyer wants the site moved to his or her own host, and state what that charge will be (usually equivalent to what your outsourcer charges).
3. The Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Way To Transfer A Website On Flippa
This one is a bit more complicated, but it isn’t that hard. There are plenty of free YouTube videos out there explaining how to move a WordPress site yourself, and you should definitely look at them, but I’ll give you a rundown of what to do here. First, go into the site’s Cpanel and click on the File Manager to get into the files of the site
Click on the Content folder to get to the plugins and themes and such. In the content folder, you should see five
additional folders: plugins, themes, index, upgrades, and uploads. At the top of the screen, on the right-hand side (if you’re using Host Gator), there will be icons for extracting and compressing files.
Click on the Plugins folder, then click Compress. This will create a zipped version of the Plugins folder. Do the same thing in turn with each of the other folders in the content folder, until all five are compressed. Then, one at a time, click on the compressed folders and go up to the top of the page and click the Download icon. This lets you download the compressed folders to wherever you want. I always download them to my desktop for easy reference.
Once you’ve downloaded the compressed plugins, themes, index, upgrades, and uploads folders to your desktop, you can log out of Cpanel. Then, go and log into the admin panel of the WordPress site and click on the Tools tab on the left site of the page. You’ll see an option that says Export. Click that
It will create a .xml file of all the content (posts, pages, categories, everything) on your site. Download the exported .xml file to your desktop. Now, open up a Word document.
Go back to the Admin panel and click on Settings. Copy all of the custom wording, codes, and other features you’ve put into all of the settings and plugins and paste them one by one into your Word document. If you’ve made any special code changes to any of the site’s .php files, go into the Appearance tab, click Editor, then click the appropriate .php file and copy and paste that information to your Word document, too.
Do the same thing with any special code you may have put in the widgets section of the Appearance tab. Save the Word document to your desktop. At this point, you want to go ahead and push the domain to the buyer.
I’ll explain how to do that in a moment. When you push the domain to the buyer, ask him or her to change the nameservers on the domain (when they accept it) to point to their host, and to let you know when this has been done.
You may have to wait a couple of hours after the nameservers have been changed before you can upload the site to the buyer’s host, because it may take a while for the host to recognize the nameserver change. But sometimes it happens immediately, so just keep checking until things are ready.
Once you’re ready to install the site, log into your buyer’s Cpanel (he or she should have given you the login information). Click the Add On Domain icon and add in the domain for the website.