When done correctly it is possible to make some good money through flipping proxy websites. A Web Proxy is used to enable users to browse the internet anonymously and bypass restrictive firewalls.
Most Businesses and Schools usually block sites such as myspace, facebook and certain web based mail sites. This alone creates a huge demand for web based proxies and ensures that people are always looking for them.
The amount of money a proxy site can make depends upon the amount of money, time and effort spent on developing it. It is quite usual for a proxy website to make anywhere between $10 and $1,000 every month.
The first thing to consider is a domain name. Often people are tempted to put the word ‘Proxy’ in the domain name but this is a mistake. Although potential users can easily identify the service on offer, it is likely that it will be quickly blocked. Although it is best to buy a .com name as it is easier remembered, .info names are available for a lower price from places such as godaddy.com.
This can be the hardest part of the process. You can search message boards such as Digitalpoint.com for a suitable host, and check out comments to see if it is a good service. You should always make sure that the host accepts proxies and has a good bandwidth allowance.
Once you have chosen a suitable host then add your domain and change your nameservers with your domain registrar.
You should be able to get a good proxy template for free. When choosing, you should look for an attractive design with good ad placement slots. Websites which provide good templates include …
After you have downloaded your chosen template add your own adsense details by opening up the config.php file. Search for ‘pub-‘ and change the number to your own adsense publisher id wherever it occurs.
Now all that you need to do is ftp the template to your webspace.
Promoting Your Proxy
Now that you have a working proxy you need to get some visitors. I would consider using the following –
Register with proxy.org.
Google or Yahoo Groups.
– Newsletters (Can cost money)
– Proxy Topsites (Provide Traffic / Require link back)
Develop A Method And Repeat
Once you are comfortable with creating and promoting a profitable proxy site you can just repeat your method and create more.
Selling Your Proxy Site
When selling a proxy website you should be looking to get between 1 and 3 months advertising revenue as a guide. A buyer will expect to see all available statistics such as traffic, advertising revenue and any expenditure associated with this before buying.