Sold a couple of websites for $850

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Hi guys, I sold 2 websites to a private buyer:


* xxxxxx.com (Amazon affiliate site, no income, 5visits/day, 62 original articles)
* xxxxxx.com(27 original articles, 5 visits/day, micro-niche site, no income)
for $850. Neither of these websites make any money and get like 5-10 visits/day.
Is selling for this price normal? Or did the buyer make a mistake? I did spend upwards of $500 on these sites. Just getting close to 100 articles cost me that amount.

And both the sites are close to 2 years old, so it's not like I made a huge profit.


But if sites like this can sell for this price, well then I have new business model on my hands?
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  • Profile picture of the author zxcvbnm
    Whoever paid it either really wanted the domain or is going to be really upset when they see a nothing website that generates nothing that they paid so much for.
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  • If the websites look good, and the content is great - it was def a great deal for them. All they have to do is optimize and drive traffic.


    Good for you to - you got all your money back on the builds too!


    $350 profit isnt exactly a LOT tho - would not necessarily call that a good business model, as MOST people want to buy sites or businesses that are already profitable
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  • Profile picture of the author YourGoToWriter
    I agree with @zxcvbnm. The buyer does not care about whatever is in it, he/she might just need that domain.
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    • Profile picture of the author Craigcmatthew
      Originally Posted by YourGoToWriter View Post

      I agree with @zxcvbnm. The buyer does not care about whatever is in it, he/she might just need that domain.

      Well, IMO the domains are worthless. Hardly any backlinks or traffic, low TF/CF etc. The content though is of a very high quality. The buyer said he wants to use the content on his own websites and 301 redirect the domains.


      Idk if the buyer is really smart or a noob at all this.
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      • Profile picture of the author YourGoToWriter
        Originally Posted by Craigcmatthew View Post

        Well, IMO the domains are worthless. Hardly and backlinks or traffic, low TF/CF etc. The content though is of a very high quality. The buyer said he wants to use the content on his own websites ad 301 redirect the domains.


        Idk if the buyer is really smart or a noob at all this.
        Interesting. Sounds like a noob, yeah.
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      • Profile picture of the author zxcvbnm
        Originally Posted by Craigcmatthew View Post

        Well, IMO the domains are worthless. Hardly any backlinks or traffic, low TF/CF etc. The content though is of a very high quality. The buyer said he wants to use the content on his own websites and 301 redirect the domains.


        Idk if the buyer is really smart or a noob at all this.
        almost certainly a noob who got suckered.

        don't expect to sell worthless domains in the future for that price, you got really lucky someone got duped into paying it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Wannapreneur
        You would be surprised how many people buy domains just because they like the name... I was shocked when I found this out... I own onlinefurnitureguide.com so I guess I should ask OP where he managed to sell his websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Originally Posted by Craigcmatthew View Post

    But if sites like this can sell for this price, well then I have new business model on my hands?



    Craig,


    IMO, you should never assume you have a marketplace based on the action of one single buyer. Do your market research and base your business future on the norm (averages) not the exception.


    The best to you,


    Steve
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    • Profile picture of the author zxcvbnm
      Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

      Craig,


      IMO, you should never assume you have a marketplace based on the action of one single buyer. Do your market research and base your business future on the norm (averages) not the exception.


      The best to you,


      Steve
      Agreed, you get a thanks for this good post to bring people into some common sense.
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  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    I bought a couple of sites for around $100 on Flippa a few years ago. One was about plastic bags, the other bounce houses.


    The first site was a flop but the second one was actually quite a nice niche. I made a bit of AdSense money from it but in the end I let the domain expire when I decided to refocus on my core niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author redone111
    Maybe the name of the domain fit his/her business who wanna start thats why needed that much
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