Clone WordPress To Sell A Business In A Box Or To Sell Your Entire Site Without Doing Any Work

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This post is following on from a comment I received in my last post ” How To Clone A WordPress Blog Step By Step ” , so I decided to look into it further and this is what I found .

When you’re talking about cloning a site or backing it up or restoring it, it sounds kind of boring but it’s actually a very exciting once you imagine the possibilities. You can move
your site from one host to another so that someone’s business in a box or sell your site for a quick buck.

What does it mean to move your site from one host to another? It means that maybe you have the same website, the same .com domain name but you’re moving from one provider to another. Maybe one is cheaper. Maybe one provides you with more space or it’s faster or better services.

If you back up your WordPress site and then move to a new web host and restore that WordPress site, you have an exact copy of it now. What’s great is that you might be moving your site from one web host to another or someone may be paying you even $100 or several hundred dollars to do the moving for them and all it takes is backing up your site, going to somewhere new and restoring it in the new location.

A great opportunity for WordPress users is this thing called a developer’s license. What this means is that you pay a little bit extra to plugin owners to theme developers for a developer’s license which means that you can use their theme and plugin on your site. You can’t sell that theme or plugin but you can set it up on someone else’s new site.

What if you bought a $300 theme? If you bought several $100 premium plugins and configured WordPress in an exact way that got people to read it, looks great and made sales then someone could pay you something like $100 or $500 for you to not sell them the plugin or the theme but to set it up to install it on this additional new site. You’re not selling any kind of content, not doing any kind of resell rights, you’re simply setting up your exact WordPress configuration in this way that the developer’s license allows you to. This is a business in a box.

Finally, something I’ve been saying more and more of is if someone is selling a site, the site on a domain name with a .com name alone is not going to make a lot of money. If you just say, “I’ve got this web address for sale, that’s not all of the money.” But if that property has been developed, if it contains subscribers, traffic and content now that site can sell for a lot more especially if you can show that the site makes a certain amount of monthly income.

You could offer someone on a site such as SitePoint or Flippa, I will sell you this site with the blog, with all the content. I will move the site and I will no longer have a copy but I will also install it for you and all it takes is you sell the site and you back it up, go to their new site and restore and now the site has been moved over for them.

I hope that gets you thinking about the possible uses for cloning WordPress site, move from one host to the next, setup a business in a box and in fact, sell your site permanently to someone else. This is all possible using the Backup Creator plugin for WordPress which you can obtain right now > Click Here <



  • miso

    Reply Reply March 5, 2014

    Hi Darren,

    good info! Cloning or doing backup of our sites should be at least a weekly task, but I must admit that I do not fall into this group… And as you have wrote, backupcreator is a great tool for marketer in flipping business.


    • darrenhudson

      Reply Reply March 6, 2014

      Hi Miso ,

      To be honest I backup mine after everything I do just to be on the safe side , you can’t be over cautious where all your data on your website is concerned .
      Thanks for the comment .


  • Sky Nealon

    Reply Reply March 5, 2014

    Hi Darren,

    Another great post and from your research, this certainly looks to be a very profitable idea and even a ideal and viable business model for many who are familiar with wordpress, hosting and domains, since there are many businesses and potential customers out there who would probably like to establish an online presence but don’t have the technical ability or knowledge to do so. I think you have a winning idea here Darren.

    As always keep them great post coming, looking forward to the next one.


  • Steven Cousley

    Reply Reply March 10, 2014

    If I ever need to relocate my business Darren I’ll look you up. Hoping that you have “mates rates”. lol

    • darrenhudson

      Reply Reply March 10, 2014

      Hi Steven,
      It’s amazing what a bit of research does , ha already I sound like a pro ! But looking at it ain’t that hard really especially with the technology today and the plugin I mention in previous posts . But I’m sure we could work something out if the need ever arises 😉

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