Where to sell a website that makes $4,000/month?

by Adsomi
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I have a website which makes over $4,000 per month and I want to sell it to focus on my offline business. Any ideas where I can sell it and what I can ask for? The revenue is from ads.
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  • Profile picture of the author AceOfShirts
    I think Flippa is the easy. obvious answer. You could also run a Warrior Classified Ad.

    How much to ask is the hard part. How long has it been making $4K per month? Is this just a one month spike and you want to sell out?
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  • Profile picture of the author Gambino
    Revenue is only one of the factors to consider when selling (or buying) a site. Things like visitors, readers, members, lists, length of revenue, consistency of revenue, how much work is involved, and a bunch more factors can come into play.

    Three main things to consider are how quickly you want to sell the site, what price you're willing to accept for the site, and who would benefit the most from owning the site.

    If you just want to sell it quickly then Flippa is probably the most convenient place. But, you may want to reach out to your competitors and see if they'd want to purchase it or have a broker sell it for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author piellater
      and the price too
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    Why would you want to sell off something that is making that much money? unless it's a fluke and only happened once. If it is doing it every month then you're selling a $48000 business.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarketingBelle
    The general consensus that I have seen for websites being sold based on the revenue they bring in, is that revenue multiplied by 12 months.


    Hence the $48,000 that LaurenceWins referenced...

    The issue with that number however is there aren't a lot of investors who have that kind of money, and the few who do likely won't want to pay that much, because of the factors already listed here by others in this thread.


    As others have pointed out, you will need to be able to prove that this income has been coming in consistently over time for someone to even want to consider any amount that goes into 4-5 figures of payment.

    And then the other factors already listed, are things buyers are going to want to know about and see, which can change the price.

    If you are looking for a quick buck, though, then slightly undersell it to a competitor as others have pointed out.
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  • Profile picture of the author st0nec0ld
    What is your website niche? And what is the RFS?
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex A2Hosting
    The first place I would look at is Flippa. I'm pretty sure you'll sell the site without issues there if the $4k wasn't a fluke and you have a history you can prove (revenue, traffic etc).
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  • Profile picture of the author riviera
    I would take a look at empireflippers.com

    Highly reputable and extremely helpful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Storemakers
    I really don't think it's the best section to ask for that information.
    Wonder how this thread get of the moderation process.
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    • Profile picture of the author hotshot
      Hi,

      Another option is if you have a Subscriber/Buyers list of your product/service is to send an email out to all of them explaining you are thinking of selling your website and invite offers.
      You often find that if people like what you have been doing with your product/service some will be interested in purchasing your site.
      Plus of course you save yourself any Broker or Flippa Fees.

      Just something else for you to try.
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  • Profile picture of the author ContentPro22
    1 million percent EmpireFlippers.com

    You'll get way more there than any other outlet, guaranteed.

    I've sold sites on Flippa, BlackHatWorld, etc. Not a great experience.

    My experience on EF was simply awesome.

    Empire Flippers will give you the highest multiple by far (25x to 30x monthly income depending on how passive it is).
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  • Profile picture of the author amuro
    Originally Posted by Adsomi View Post

    I have a website which makes over $4,000 per month and I want to sell it to focus on my offline business. Any ideas where I can sell it and what I can ask for? The revenue is from ads.

    You may head down to Flippa.

    For other sites, I leave that to other marketers who are more experienced in this area of buying and selling sites regularly.
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