Anyone Who Watched Matt On Mixergy Shouldn’t Be Surprised That He Launched Flippa.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009 - 3:58 PM PST

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Matt Mickiewicz

People are shocked and upset that Matt Mickiewicz, co-founder of SitePoint, took the marketplace section of that site and made it into a stand alone business. The new site, called Flippa, will allow people to buy and sell web sites.

These two Mixergy interviews with Matt will help you understand why he spins out sections of SitePoint:

How 99designs Became a $5+ Million Marketplace – In this interview, he actually talks about his plans to create Flippa. He also explains how 99designs grew using a plan that’s very similar to the one he has in mind for Flippa.

How to Quickly Build and Sell Sites – In this interview (which is audio-only), Matt explains how someone could buy a web site on a marketplace like Flippa, build it up and sell it.

  • http://www.inspirationisland.net/ Aaron

    I've been reading a lot of the news and blog posts about this transfer. It seems that they're getting some poor response. I think their readers should watch your interview with him, which explains the reasons for the spin offs. Personally, I think it is a great idea and I wish them the best of luck.

  • http://experienced-people.net/forums/showthread.php/44-Where-to-Sell-A-Website-Flippa-com 3Six

    Well, the intital shock and upset was replaced by shock and cynicism. Flippa continued and continues to cater to the lowest common denominator, encouraging the sale of the dream rather than the sale of quality sites. Most of the listings there now are cons, scrap and scams masquerading as sites for sale. There is no moderation of the listings and that's made it open house for full-time sellers to prey on unsuspecting buyers who are sold pieces of junk on the promise that they'll make millions in the future. It's a mess.

    Aaron says they are getting a poor response. Not any more! ;) They figured they could critical comments on the Flippa blog and complete threads on the Sitepoint forums if they didn't like what was being said.

  • http://experienced-people.net/forums/showthread.php/44-Where-to-Sell-A-Website-Flippa-com 3Six

    Sorry, it should have said “They figured they could delete critical”

  • http://experienced-people.net/forums/showthread.php/44-Where-to-Sell-A-Website-Flippa-com 3Six

    Well, the intital shock and upset was replaced by shock and cynicism. Flippa continued and continues to cater to the lowest common denominator, encouraging the sale of the dream rather than the sale of quality sites. Most of the listings there now are cons, scrap and scams masquerading as sites for sale. There is no moderation of the listings and that's made it open house for full-time sellers to prey on unsuspecting buyers who are sold pieces of junk on the promise that they'll make millions in the future. It's a mess.

    Aaron says they are getting a poor response. Not any more! ;) They figured they could critical comments on the Flippa blog and complete threads on the Sitepoint forums if they didn't like what was being said.

  • http://experienced-people.net/forums/showthread.php/44-Where-to-Sell-A-Website-Flippa-com 3Six

    Sorry, it should have said “They figured they could delete critical”

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