Starting an online business from the ground up can be difficult. You will either need to invest a lot of time or spend large sums of money while oftentimes it will be a mix of both to be truly successful. Of course, that is only the case with new websites.
Established websites for saleoffer a sort of shortcut because they already have content and usually have traffic coming in from at least one source. With a new website, you will either need to design it or pay to have the job done, add content (written by you or purchased from a third party), and spend hours building backlinks and traffic (or pay someone to do that.) The average turnaround time for a website to begin making a profit is 12 to 18 months. This can be very discouraging for those looking to start a business and quit their 9-5 jobs quickly.
Purchasing an established website is a way to get past all of that time,effort, and expense and it is usually much cheaper than you've been led to believe. It is very important, however, that you purchase the right kind of website and do it the right way. These days, video is king on the internet, so it is very easy to see why an established YouTube site would be a wise idea. You can connect with your audience in a whole new way with video, and many studies show the conversion rate of sites with video is more than double the rate of sites without. But do not go to just any place on the web to buy these sites! Some are willing to offer you established websites for sale which are really just dead sites with copied content and no traffic - which is simply a waste of money.
When looking to purchase and established website, make sure that it is uniquely designed, has unique content, and has traffic from at least one source preferably more. This will ensure the best chance of success for you, and cut out months needless of work and investment otherwise needeed to get a site going. Make sure you can trust the site by reading reviews, previewing the sites available, and doing your homework before buying. You want this to be a good business move that saves you a lot of trouble, not one that causes you more! It can be a great way to begin making an income on the side, and can very easily turn into a full time business venture.