Offloading Failed Sites

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Hi Warriors,

I was wondering what would be the best way to try and recoup loses from failed amazon affiliate site startups? I have 5 websites that have 100% unique content (between 15 to 40 posts) that I would like to try and sell off basically for the content value only since the sites all generate little to no traffic. What would be the best way to go about this process?
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  • Profile picture of the author deu12000
    You can try Flippa. List it one as a starter site, see how much you can get for it. If the amount is anywhere near decent you can list the other sites. With little traffic don't expect much.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    just let the domains expire and let them go. who would want to buy a failed site anyway. Unless you do not plan on telling people they failed.

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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

      just let the domains expire and let them go. who would want to buy a failed site anyway. Unless you do not plan on telling people they failed.

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      It could be OP just doesn't know how to drive traffic to the sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    Originally Posted by Jason Ahern View Post

    I was wondering what would be the best way to try and recoup loses from failed amazon affiliate site startups? I have 5 websites that have 100% unique content (between 15 to 40 posts) that I would like to try and sell off basically for the content value only since the sites all generate little to no traffic. What would be the best way to go about this process?
    You don't say why the sites failed to generate traffic. How much promotion have you done? How old are the sites? What's the product niche? Is it well researched?

    It's possible they have some value as ready-made review sites, depending on the quality of the site and the content. Alternatively, you could try offering the content separately - maybe as a PLR pack. Can't really suggest much more without answers to the above questions.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Ahern
    Thanks for the responses. In terms of failure, we had built the sites with intent of going for organic searches. Backlinks took a lot of effor that didnt pan out as expected with these 5 sites. Some of our other sites had more success.

    The idea was the content itself should be worth something to someone. Not expecting to get a ton out of the sites or content but trying to recoup some of the investment.

    All of the sites are based around thr gardening niche, different aspects of it. All of the content was written by a writer with a horticulture background and she knows her stuff.

    Sites are 1 year old.
    No payed promotions but some attempts to back link. (Not enough).
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by Jason Ahern View Post

      Thanks for the responses. In terms of failure, we had built the sites with intent of going for organic searches. Backlinks took a lot of effor that didnt pan out as expected with these 5 sites. Some of our other sites had more success.

      The idea was the content itself should be worth something to someone. Not expecting to get a ton out of the sites or content but trying to recoup some of the investment.

      All of the sites are based around thr gardening niche, different aspects of it. All of the content was written by a writer with a horticulture background and she knows her stuff.

      Sites are 1 year old.
      No payed promotions but some attempts to back link. (Not enough).
      Since you only want to recoup some of your investment, I'd put them up for auction. Be honest about your traffic situation, but emphasize that the content was created by someone with a professional background.

      As you say, someone may buy the site(s) just for the content value.

      You could even offer them as a bundle with XX professionally written posts.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by Jason Ahern View Post

      Thanks for the responses. In terms of failure, we had built the sites with intent of going for organic searches. Backlinks took a lot of effor that didnt pan out as expected with these 5 sites. Some of our other sites had more success.

      The idea was the content itself should be worth something to someone. Not expecting to get a ton out of the sites or content but trying to recoup some of the investment.

      All of the sites are based around thr gardening niche, different aspects of it. All of the content was written by a writer with a horticulture background and she knows her stuff.

      Sites are 1 year old.
      No payed promotions but some attempts to back link. (Not enough).




      The gardening niche can be very profitable.

      Why didn't you look for additional traffic sources besides SEO? There's plenty of gardening forums.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    Personally I wouldn't charge very much for them considering they're not successful ... (In terms of sales.)
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    What are your expectations on how much you can earn from them?
    Depending on this you could consider selling the sites or just articles one by one.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Ahern
    Honestly id be happy with 75 to 200 for each of them. There is quite a bit of content on some of them.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Did they fail because you don't know how to drive traffic?

    If that's the case, you can sell them to people who know how to get traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Ahern
    I would have to say after some success and failure i don't truely know how to drive traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jason Ahern
      All the work I have done has been towards organic search using keyword research and writing articles geared to those keywords. We have launched 7 sites and 2 have seen success while the other 5 not so much. After thinking about it more i couldnt pin point why the 2 succeeded while the others failed.
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