Who are we? What do we do?

Cloud Income Properties is a boutique financial firm that develops high yield portfolios of e-commerce websites for our clients as a superior alternative financial product.  Cloud provides individuals and organizations with opportunities to participate in a variety of website and internet-related products that create cash flow in proven, solid business model.

The acquisition of cash flowing websites and internet-based virtual properties is not a new idea.  The Internet has been public since 1995 and private for decades prior.  In the mid-1990s, public access was granted to the global infrastructure called the World Wide Web and people began to publish websites through their website hosting company.  People began to call websites “virtual property” as a semi-parallel to real estate property, and instantly a new industry was born, as people began to negotiate private buying and selling of these websites at a profit.

History of Web-based businesses & the Internet

The E-Commerce Industry – A Closer Look

Traditionally, business has been conducted inside a brick and mortar environment that has proved to be relatively more expensive than a web-based business. This is due to the added cost of buildings; employees and other related costs associated with operating from a physical location not to mention a limited target market resulting from convenience and accessibility of the location.

With the introduction of the Internet and as e-commerce transactional security has improved, online consumption of goods, services and information is experiencing sustained growth at an overwhelming rate with no sign of slowing down any time soon. These changes have significantly reduced business operating costs, while greatly expanding accessibility to products and services in terms of geographical market, language barriers and cross-cultural reach. No longer are businesses constrained to geography. No longer are ‘hours of operation’ a consideration. The Internet has allowed an ‘always-on’ presence accessible to anyone in the world with an Internet connection. In other words, the Internet provides a technological highway for businesses, one that breaks down barriers to international and multicultural commerce in ways never imagined.

From a consumer perspective, this online communal retail venue has enabled the general public, among many other benefits, to obtain valuable information, search and compare price and quality of products and services with minimal time and effort expended. Not only has this consumer-purchasing shift produced a window of opportunity for many business owners to grow and expand their existing business but it has also created an entirely new market of high growth web based e-commerce businesses. Such businesses are being bought and sold on a daily basis worldwide.

Market studies and other industry related research indicate that web based e-commerce growth expectations are going to continue for many years to come, suggesting that the internet is still in it infancy and is just starting to evolve. This presents an opportunity for well-managed web based businesses to experience substantial growth for many years to come. For this reason CIP has identified a niche that will allow the Company and its investors to capitalize on this rapidly growing business medium. Increased monthly revenue and creating considerable appreciation of the e-commerce business is the end goal of CIP for each and every acquisition.

Now is the perfect time to own and operate an e-commerce, non-brick and mortar web based business. This is a result of the current and projected growth trends that have evolved from this rapidly growing e-commerce business platform.  CIP has experienced firsthand the opportunistic timing for entering into this space and is capitalizing on the sizable margins available to those who have the knowledge and expertise to locate, analyze, vet, negotiate and acquire the right companies.

Timing and Opportunity

Why web based businesses?

The fluid nature of the Internet makes websites a perfect financial opportunity.   Each portfolio we build is created by acquisition of underperforming websites that we then host and manage to generate higher-yield revenues.  Websites, by their very nature, increase in value by their longevity, revenue and level of interest by consumers.  With a website, constant changes can be made to increase any one of these three factors, thereby overshadowing the real estate market which has a limit on the revenue it can create for its owner.

With a website, a simple change in the headline text or color of the page can cause an instant sales increase.  The changes to a website take place immediately, and therefore analytical performance tracking data is quickly gathered, making it an asset that is quick to perform (or quick to fail) and easily changed.  Contrast this with traditional financial products or real estate that appreciates over a much longer time period.

We have multiple opportunities for people to get involved with Cloud Income Properties.  Generally the process works like this:

  1. Our Acquisitions team goes through an extensive proprietary evaluation system and then buys sites that are under-performing. These are websites that once had a great future, but through regulatory changes on the Internet, neglect or disinterest the owner wants to sell them.
  2. We place the websites in our inventory and our expert Revenue Enhancement team evaluates and begins a process of augmentation so they will continue to cash flow.
  3. Individual buyers purchase the sites and we transfer them to the new owner, or buyers purchase a portion of a portfolio.
  4. Buyers receive check for cash flow quarterly.

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How does it work?

What is the Cloud, and is it safe?

The Cloud refers to the increasing practice of shifting ‘assets’ from a physical location, to a virtual location, online…or in the Cloud. Applications, databases, merchant transactions, and digital product storage are some of the reasons why businesses are moving out of a physical presence and locating virtually. This e-commerce business operating medium not only enhances speed of transactions and access to the data necessary to carry them out, provide support, and follow-up for further data harvesting and follow-on sales, but it also provides redundancy and therefore “backup” of that data unlike traditional businesses where most data is stored on site in local computers.

If there was a fire, flood, or other disaster, data could easily be lost or at very least badly compromised resulting in potentially massive fiscal losses. The Cloud reduces this risk to the minimum possible loss technology allows. Information is likewise well safeguarded using ever-evolving international security standards developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) led by Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee.

Additionally, web hosting companies (the companies that manage the computers (servers) where this information is stored), provide an additional range of security practices and protocols to ensure the safeguarding of information on their servers. Most credible web-hosting providers advertise 99.99% uptime of the websites under their care. CIP utilizes several credible web-hosting providers for its websites, and maintains backup copies of every site in inventory.

In the Cloud there are several layers of security and data is frequently backed up so redundant copies are maintained. The copies are stored in widely separated physical data storage locations to ensure the highest integrity and protection from loss.

Cloud Income Properties focuses on cash-flowing, cloud-based Internet businesses that are 100% ‘in the Cloud.’ This means that the websites we sell and manage are not constricted by a physical presence, can be managed by a decentralized virtual team, and can be accessed from anyone in the world, with an Internet connection.

We employ full time security and safety analysts that continuously monitor the status of the websites, make frequent updates, and maintain a firewall of protection for our websites.

The e-commerce businesses primarily make money in one of three ways:

  • Advertising revenue.  When a visitor clicks on an ad on the site, it automatically makes money
  • Second, the site may sell a product.  When someone buys that product (usually a digital product so delivery is immediate and hands off), you automatically make money.
  • Third, the site may use affiliate networks to sell other people’s products.  When a visitor at the site clicks and purchases a third-party product, you automatically make money.

These are the top three ways the web presence is monetized.

How do these sites make money?

Why would someone want to sell a site that is profitable?

Surprisingly, many people get excited about a website, build it and then move on without ever capitalizing on its revenue opportunity.  Owners sometimes have personal needs to attend to, disinterest or lack of skill or knowledge to properly operate and enhance the site.  That’s when we come in.  It’s a win-win for everyone.

There are currently over 700 million hostnames registered and tracked by Netcraft, a leading Internet statistics tracking company, with much of the growth occurring since 2009. Of these, an estimated 203 million active websites exist today.  It is estimated that we will hit 1 billion hostnames in 2013 and 2 billion in 2015.  As you can see, the growth is impressive and unimpeded.  There are plenty of websites out there available for sale.

Are there sufficient websites available for purchase?

The Future of the Internet

Is the Internet here to stay?  In short, yes.

Since the mid-1990s, the Internet has had a revolutionary impact on culture and commerce, including the rise of near-instant communication by electronic mail, instant messaging, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) “phone calls”, two-way interactive video calls, and the World Wide Web with its discussion forums, blogs, social networking, and online shopping sites.

The research and education community continues to develop and use online presence and technology. Increasing amounts of data are transmitted at higher and higher speeds over fiber optic networks. The Internet’s takeover over the global communication landscape was almost instant in historical terms: it only communicated 1% of the information flowing through two-way telecommunications networks in the year 1993, already 51% by 2000, and more than 97% of the telecommunicated information by 2007. Today the Internet continues to grow, driven by ever greater amounts of online information, commerce, entertainment, and social networking.

According to the InternetWorldStats.com, the World internet growth between 2000 and 2012 has been a whopping 566.4%.  Thirty-four percent of the world population uses the Internet, and consumers across the globe are adapting to Internet use at a rapid rate.  Everyday items such as refrigerators now can order food automatically from the local grocery from the Internet.  The Internet is definitely here to stay.

It’s easy!  Simply contact a Cloud Income Properties Account Executive by clicking here, or by phone at 1-877-673-0194

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A Few Past Cloud Transactions

Pureinfographics.com

Pureinfographics.com – site generates revenue by listing and displaying infographics to visitors. Customers interested in this service include; advertisers promoting products and services, artists displaying their skills, advocates promoting a cause, SEO companies seeking backlinks.

Purchase price: $20,000

Performance: site generates at least $6,000 per year for the owner

GrandCanyonHelicopterTour.net

GrandCanyonHelicopterTour.net – affiliate marketing site that promotes numerous helicopter tours of the grand canyon. Site ranks well for specific keywords and earns a commission for every visitor that clicks through, signs up for, and pays for the respective helicopter tour.

Purchase price: $ 80,000

Performance: sites generates approximately $20,000 per year for the owner

DungeonMastering.com

DungeonMastering.com – site caters to the legion of enthusiastic Dungeon & Dragons fans by selling its own products, recommending affiliate products and some advertising revenue.

Purchase price: $ 15,000

Performance: site generates at least $3,000 per year for the owner

VMOptions.com

VMOptions.com – People interested in this site are looking to list their business for the purpose of exposure and lead generation, or are looking for businesses by specific category or location.

Purchase price: $ 30,000

Performance: site generates approximately $7,000 per year for the owner

CheatBeast.com

CheatBeast.com – site is an all-on-one resource for gamers looking for the latest cheat (shortcut) codes, walkthroughs, game guides, and glitches. The site is monetized primarily through the highly reliable and very lucrative Google Adsense platform, and bolstered via other ad networks.

Purchase price: $ 30,000

Performance: site generates approximately $6,000 per year for the owner

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