by DRP
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It looks like there's nothing but sellers in this sub-forum. Are there any buyers/investors looking to actually buy websites here? Or is everyone here trying to flip domains and other nonsense?
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  • Profile picture of the author jwdalle
    Hello DRP,

    When you state investors are you meaning someone to invest in your business, in order for it to progress, but just needs an influx of capital to do so?

    Or are you referring to people who just want to buy websites/domains from a person and then do with it what they please. I don't believe those people are considered investors but just BUYERS.

    Can you clarify for me?

    Thanks!

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    • Profile picture of the author DRP
      Originally Posted by jwdalle View Post

      When you state investors are you meaning someone to invest in your business, in order for it to progress, but just needs an influx of capital to do so?
      No, I do not mean that. You're right that those are investors...but that's not the context of this sub-forum or thread. Make sense?

      Originally Posted by jwdalle View Post

      Or are you referring to people who just want to buy websites/domains from a person and then do with it what they please. I don't believe those people are considered investors but just BUYERS.
      Semantics. If someone is buying an online business (established website with profit and metrics), then they are an investor. Or you could call them a buyer. Either or. Doesn't matter.

      However, I draw a major disticntion between people buying or selling domain names, and people buying or selling websites...there's a huge difference.

      My question was spurned out of noticing that almost everyone in this sub-forum is trying to sell domains or cheap websites. I haven't seen any buyers/investors...only sellers.

      I would have thought that this sub-forum would have a decent combination of discussion between buyers and sellers of complete websites/online businesses. However, it seems to be full of cheap sellers trying to dump their junk domain names, or poor websites, as Joseph C mentioned.

      Do you consider yourself a buyer/investor?

      Originally Posted by jwdalle View Post

      Can you share with us what your parameters are or what of "things you need to check off" that gives you the green light/warm and fuzzy feeling to purchase a website/domain?
      I'll share. I'll never consider buying a domain name, nor would I consult with a client and advocate that they buy a premium domain name. There are a few exceptions of course...but a domain name is like an idea - it has little value. So the general rule is to minimize that cost. An exception would be a startup company with considerable funding $1,000,000+ which is not something you'll see with basement warriors.

      My clients only invest in complete websites/online businesses. A complete website/online business must have verifiable financials and metrics. These include tax returns and ledgers detailing expenses, income, profit, losses. They also need to include detailed reports on metrics such as traffic, traffic sources, media channels, marketing strategy, existing content.

      Then, there should also be assets included with the purchase such as email service provider (the lists), domain, graphics, content, products, channels, social media accounts, corporate entity if applicable, and every other part of the online business. It's a whole package deal...not just a silly domain name.

      Hope that helps.
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      • Profile picture of the author jwdalle
        Originally Posted by DRP View Post

        No, I do not mean that. You're right that those are investors...but that's not the context of this sub-forum or thread. Make sense?



        Semantics. If someone is buying an online business (established website with profit and metrics), then they are an investor. Or you could call them a buyer. Either or. Doesn't matter.

        However, I draw a major disticntion between people buying or selling domain names, and people buying or selling websites...there's a huge difference.

        My question was spurned out of noticing that almost everyone in this sub-forum is trying to sell domains or cheap websites. I haven't seen any buyers/investors...only sellers.

        I would have thought that this sub-forum would have a decent combination of discussion between buyers and sellers of complete websites/online businesses. However, it seems to be full of cheap sellers trying to dump their junk domain names, or poor websites, as Joseph C mentioned.

        Do you consider yourself a buyer/investor?



        I'll share. I'll never consider buying a domain name, nor would I consult with a client and advocate that they buy a premium domain name. There are a few exceptions of course...but a domain name is like an idea - it has little value. So the general rule is to minimize that cost. An exception would be a startup company with considerable funding $1,000,000+ which is not something you'll see with basement warriors.

        My clients only invest in complete websites/online businesses. A complete website/online business must have verifiable financials and metrics. These include tax returns and ledgers detailing expenses, income, profit, losses. They also need to include detailed reports on metrics such as traffic, traffic sources, media channels, marketing strategy, existing content.

        Then, there should also be assets included with the purchase such as email service provider (the lists), domain, graphics, content, products, channels, social media accounts, corporate entity if applicable, and every other part of the online business. It's a whole package deal...not just a silly domain name.

        Hope that helps.
        Hello DRP,

        I consider myself neither a buyer nor investor at the moment more like a sponge looking to absorb and use as much quality and valuable info as possible.

        I was looking at a sight called Empire Flippers...they may offer what you are looking for.

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    • Profile picture of the author jwdalle
      Originally Posted by JosephC View Post

      I'm an investor and buy websites from many other sources. I can tell you I have not seen anything worthy of buying here.

      Every website is just a site that someone is trying to dump on me because they do not see any value in it themselves. I only buy aged websites/domains and I have not seen any worthy ones here.
      Hi Joseph,

      Can you share with us what your parameters are or what of "things you need to check off" that gives you the green light/warm and fuzzy feeling to purchase a website/domain?

      Thanks!

      - Jesse
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  • Profile picture of the author dnpile
    Hey, Its an obvious that you are going to find only sellers in these forum. Not only in this forum even in other forums who offers services like this. Why don't you go to the right marketplace where you can offer your services? Why don't you try freemarket.com? If you really think that your website is worth something then you may feature it in the auction by paying 30$ which is lot more cheaper than other marketplaces. You can find lot more investors over there. And every one over there are looking for best. Trust me, its really hard to get money out of there pockets.
    Other websites you can try to sell your website are:
    flippa.com
    sedo.com
    bido.com
    namepros forum
    dnforum

    If there is anything I can help you then please P.M me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas Smale
    Originally Posted by DRP View Post

    It looks like there's nothing but sellers in this sub-forum. Are there any buyers/investors looking to actually buy websites here? Or is everyone here trying to flip domains and other nonsense?
    Are you looking for more acquisition opportunities or just making a general observation? Feel free to get in touch if you or your clients are looking to invest. We only sell established profitable online businesses.
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  • Profile picture of the author deckers
    I can be seller and buyer at the same time, I guess that does apply to others too.
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    Originally Posted by DRP View Post

    It looks like there's nothing but sellers in this sub-forum. Are there any buyers/investors looking to actually buy websites here? Or is everyone here trying to flip domains and other nonsense?
    Which Types of website you want to sell ? Are they old domain ? Give me clear conscious then I will contract with you.
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  • Profile picture of the author allegandro
    Originally Posted by DRP View Post

    It looks like there's nothing but sellers in this sub-forum. Are there any buyers/investors looking to actually buy websites here? Or is everyone here trying to flip domains and other nonsense?
    Imagine I wanted to invest, then with a post like this... It's gone.
    Please think before you post.

    If you're really looking for an investor, then this is not how you do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author kimanierick
    I think everybody in this forum is an investor. Investing their money in their businesses, investing their time to research more in this forums, buying and selling sites for profits..in short everyone wants to get returns in whatever they are doing. It might be short term or long term but that is investing. You dont have to be a multi billionaire for you to be considered an investor. Thanks
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