Domain flipping is an exciting way to make a bit of extra money, but if you want to make real money as a domain investor, you need to put a lot of time and energy into your domains. Not to mention that when it’s time to grow your portfolio, you also have to budget a huge chunk of your money for web hosting and site maintenance. FLATsite makes it easy to make a bigger portfolio even when you’re just starting out, because FLATsite significantly lowers your hosting costs for each website.
How FLATsite works
FLATsite is a static site generator, which means it makes it easy to turn a dynamic website (like the kind you create using WordPress) into a static website. A dynamic website has a database, but a static website doesn’t. This has tons of advantages, which we’ll get to in a bit. But first, here’s how FLATsite works.
FLATsite uses Headless WordPress Technology. This means you can use WordPress on the backend of your website, but when you deploy your website, it’s deployed to your users as a static (or “flat”) website. This means you can keep the WordPress tools, plugins, and themes that you love, without having the WordPress database weigh down your website or raise your hosting costs. FLATsite has a WordPress staging environment, so you can create your WordPress website in a secure environment, then push it to any hosting server you choose.
Why domain investors love FLATsite?
1. Create websites that are cheaper to host
If you’re a domain investor, especially if you run an agency, you need to create a lot of websites to make good money from your investment. And when you’re racking up the websites, your hosting costs will quickly go through the roof.
When you turn your WordPress websites into static sites, you lower your hosting costs, because static websites have no database, which makes them take up less space on the server. This means you can build more websites for less money.
2. FLATsite helps you create more secure websites
Databases are part of what makes WordPress websites so interactive, but they’re also a huge part of the reason that hackers target WordPress websites so frequently. But because static sites have no database, most hacking tools don’t work on them, because many hacking methods exploit weaknesses in a website’s database.
The more secure your websites, the more money you can get from them when you finally flip your domain. This makes FLATsite perfect for domain investors. (This is also great news if you build PBNs.)
3. Never worry about WordPress maintenance
We created FLATsite with the domain investor in mind. That’s why when you create your website using FLATsite, your website will be maintenance free. This means you don’t have to spend time or money on making sure your website doesn’t break just because you forgot to install a single WordPress update.
4. Easily access sites from one dashboard
No more endless lists of usernames and passwords. With FLATsite, you need to log in only once if you want to access all the websites in your portfolio. The amount of time this saves might seem minimal at first, but once you start moving from website to website, you’ll realize just how much time you used to spend logging in before you started using FLATsite.
5. Static sites are fast
The websites you create using FLATsite are lightning fast. This makes them rank higher, which improves your SEO. This means that when you finally sell your domain, you’ll be selling a website that’s secure, lightweight, and super fast. So not only are you selling the domain, but you’re also selling the SEO value of the domain, which means you can sell your sites for a higher asking price.
6. It’s really easy to use FLATsite
The best part about using FLATsite is how easy it is. You never need to worry about maintenance or about the technical side of turning your website into a static site. All you have to do is create your website using WordPress on the backend, then use FLATsite to push it live as a static site.
If you use a developer, the process is even simpler. You can hire a developer from Fiverr or some other gig-based website, have the developer rebuild an old page from Archive.org for anywhere from $20 to $50 USD. This will help your website rank faster, because Google will take the website’s history into account when deciding where to rank it.
Once your website’s been developed, you’ll push it live as a static website, and that’s it! Note, when we say push it live, this is the process of deploying a website online. In order for this part to take place a hosting server must be connected.
FLATsite is the perfect tool for a domain investor, because it makes it easy to create websites that are fast, secure, and super cheap to host. If you want to start making real money from your investment, it’s time to take your portfolio to the next level by using FLATsite!