So, I get this asked all the time, and so I figured I will place it here for multiple reasons, mainly because it will get indexed faster then on my blog lol. Also you guys are cool, so anyways the question that i get is:
Where do you Sell your Sites?
Where do you Sell Your Site to Make Top Dollar?
How do you sell your sites in two hours?
Honestly, the concept is fairly simple, but warning this is not something you can do tomorrow, but it has made me $XXX,XXX because I did this.
It was a blissful day outside when I was sending an email notification to a list of 120 people that signed up with me to receive information on traffic and revenue. My email was an apologic email notifying them that I will be selling the site and all related content on this site. I feel it is always best to warn your community that you will be heading off for two reasons.
1) They might come with you
2) They will be inviting to the new owner
To my surprise, when i sent this email out, I started getting replies:
Todd, How much are you selling for?
Todd, I'm interested, can you let me know your Buy It Now Price?
Todd, Where is the auction being held?
I never got a response like this from my readers, first I was happy they were actually reading my emails, but I got 15 emails in regards to me selling the site. I didn't even set up the auction yet.
So... I made a new page for a private auction for my readers, I never had to list on Sitepoint, DigitalPoint, Ebay, etc... right on my own site I sold it to my own reader community.
The Site sold for $950.00, it had a 120 email list, and about $130 a month in revenue.
Since this amazing happening, besides selling on the Big Three, I started to create these lists of people who were interested in buying that niches sites.
So, I would purposely build a site, bring revenue/traffic to it, and then notify that I'm selling, and if you were interested in receiving the analytics reports and revenue statistics to Opt-In... Then i sold the site to one of the Opt-In's...
My list of Opt-Ins is now around 1,700+, it carries in a variety of niches, and when i want to sell my site, I go back to this list and notify them... We have a very good relationship.
It takes me about two hours to get a site off my hands before it will hit my reserve or a subscriber will offer me the BIN.
Well, that is one of my big secrets... like they say it is all in the list.