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    websitedesigner
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    Hi guys I’m looking to sell my blog and main lead gen site A Website Designer.

    The site ranks in the top 2 positions for ‘website design’, ‘web design’, ‘website development’ and many more Australia wide.

    Has anyone got any experience in selling websites? I tried and failed once via Flippa but it wasn’t as good a site. I’m thinking:

    • List it on Flippa – take them up on the extras (featured etc)
    • Spread the word via my networks online (forums / social media etc)
    • Notify other web design companies manually (I’m thinking web design companies are the likely buyers)
    • Giving some thought to a business broker not sure about that

    Any thoughts? Particularly on whether it’s worth chatting to a business broker?

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    Blue Jet
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    I believe your website will sell in an instant once the right buyer finds out that your site is for sell. a website with PR4 with 6+ years old also listed on dmoz, I wonder how much will you be happy to give it away?

    p.s if you like i can tweet this in our tweeter account for you, there is only 200+ followers so you let me know if you like me to do that :)

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    Awesome yeah that would be cool once it’s up. I’m interviewing a few guys on my podcast tomorrow night about selling authority sites so I’ve decided to hold off on publishing it until after I get their advice, however I’ll get back to you when it’s up and tweeting would be great.

    I’ve no doubt it will be valuable to someone but I’m looking to get the most for it so any tips people have would be great.

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    Hey Blue Jet if you wanted to Tweet this now that would be great, I have put the listing up on Flippa here.

    If anyone is interested in the process I will be documenting it on my blog starting with this post.

    I also recently interviewed 2 guys who have sold hundreds of sites on Flippa and learnt a lot from that. I better not spam this reply with loads of my own links but you can find my podcast via my site. Here is a summary of the notes from the interview:

    Top 5 tips for selling on Flippa

    1. Be in the high value traffic areas on Flippa (newly listed, ending soon, most active).
    2. Build the list offsite – any previously interested buyers are aware of the new sale.
    3. Make sure Flippa username has a history.
    4. All about the eyeballs – market outside of Flippa in the niche.
    5. Store up the bids

    Some other notes that I took

    • Start and end in morning mon-wed. Be there when it ends to answer questions and deal with bids etc.
    • 12-16 bids during the whole auction to get on the most active section on the homepage as a general rule.
    • Start at $1 to maximise the amount of bids (increases chance of getting in the most active section)
    • Have a reserve on an authority site but no need on smaller sites
    • Pay extra to be featured – ideally less than 48 hours to go – possibly even again on the 8-12 hours to be in the golden trifecta. This assumes the site is worth the extra money.
    • Consider buy and selling some sites on Flippa first to get some authority up on the site before you sell a big one off site.
    • Link to your linked in page and external sources to provide social proof.
    • Seek out buyers and seek them out directly – let everyone know.
    • People will PM you for the reserve don’t give it away.

    I hope this is useful for people.

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    OneArmedGraphics
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    Good luck Dan. Hope there is a nice pot of gold at the end of that rainbow.

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    Blue Jet
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    Hi Dan,

    All is done.

    Wishing you all the best!

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    websitedesigner
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    Hey guys thanks I’ve had a fair bit of interest so far but we’ll see what the auction brings! Thanks heaps for the tweet.

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    Hi Dan,

    I forwarded the details to a couple of web people I know, one here and one in the states.

    Best of luck with the sale and the new venture, I hope you’ll share the deets of your new world domination plan when it all comes together :)

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    websitedesigner, post: 118982 wrote:
    Hi guys I’m looking to sell my blog and main lead gen site A Website Designer.

    The site ranks in the top 2 positions for ‘website design’, ‘web design’, ‘website development’ and many more Australia wide.

    Has anyone got any experience in selling websites? I tried and failed once via Flippa but it wasn’t as good a site. I’m thinking:

    • List it on Flippa – take them up on the extras (featured etc)
    • Spread the word via my networks online (forums / social media etc)
    • Notify other web design companies manually (I’m thinking web design companies are the likely buyers)
    • Giving some thought to a business broker not sure about that

    Any thoughts? Particularly on whether it’s worth chatting to a business broker?

    Interesting, but why don’t you ask if someone here wants it?
    I may be interested and I may know a couple of people who maybe.
    Who much are you asking?
    Also why bit tweet and even setup a Facebook page to push it out to the public. Even a highly optimised squeeze page to link bank to your site.
    Happy to chat 0418359149

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    JohnTranter
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    Good luck with this, I’d be interested to learn how much it eventually sells for (if you’re happy to divulge)

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    Tergeste, post: 119858 wrote:
    Interesting, but why don’t you ask if someone here wants it?

    Hi Dan, hi Tergeste,

    Actually, offering it for sale here would be outside of the forum guidelines, so thank you Dan for respecting those, and not doing so!

    We wish you all the best with the sale though.

    Good luck,
    Jayne

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    websitedesigner
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    Hi guys yes as long as the buyer is happy to divulge the sale price (assuming there is a buyer) I would definitely let people know. It’s always hard to know with this sort of thing so it’s good to know what other sites are going for.

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