When to sell a site or just let it go?

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Hi,


I'm going over year end data on some sites that I have and trying to decide if they are worth keeping, selling or just let expire and re-use the content somehow.

I'm talking about one to 3 page sites. Mainly used to test a keyword in the url.

I thought I would ask on the WF to see what people thought on this subject.


For example I have a site that made a whopping $20 for the year. After domain registration and possibly renewal there goes the $20 and this doesn't count for time and content I wrote, etc.

So how does one look at this?

1. Let the domain expire and re-purpose the content, move on and concentrate on sites that make money.

2. Renew the domain and try to sell it ( I don't know who would want to buy a site that makes a $1.60 a month) but there might be something I'm overlooking.

3. or what?


Thanks for your input...

Gary
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave Rodman
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    I have would let them expire and move on.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trent Brownrigg
    If the site is only a few pages and doesn't really have any traffic or earnings then you will get very little out of it if you do sell it. After fees you will be lucky to earn anything.
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  • Profile picture of the author NikkiBanks
    If u can't generate any income apart from $20 what u have, its of no use renewing it.

    If u can scale up the income, might be holding the domain can help.

    But u can find the domain value here, if its worth more than $100, might be u can renew and flip it later

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  • Profile picture of the author Trivum
    Originally Posted by buckapple View Post

    For example I have a site that made a whopping $20 for the year. After domain registration and possibly renewal there goes the $20 and this doesn't count for time and content I wrote, etc.
    I'm not sure where you're getting your domains, but if they're costing you more than $10, you should probably switch.

    If your site makes $20 and your domain renewal is $10, that's a 100% return on your investment. Granted, it's only $10, but the content is written, so what's the big deal?

    If your domain is set to auto-renew, you need to do nothing. If it's not set to renew, you'll need to click a button to renew it.

    I can't really see the dilemma here. It took you longer to write your post than it would take to renew the domain and get $10 (and possibly more next year) for doing nothing. It would also take you more time an energy to take a 10 dollar bill out of your wallet, toss it into the toilet, and then flush it into oblivion than it would to renew the domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    If they haven't done anything in a year, I let them go. I'm not interested in making a $10 profit for the year. I'd rather cull out the useless domains and useless content and not have such a high renewal fee each year for the hundreds of domains that I have. I'm also not going to sell domains that have performed poorly unless it's just a domain I've ignored that someone may be able to do something with, but I never bothered after registering it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cash37
    Originally Posted by buckapple View Post

    Hi,


    I'm going over year end data on some sites that I have and trying to decide if they are worth keeping, selling or just let expire and re-use the content somehow.

    I'm talking about one to 3 page sites. Mainly used to test a keyword in the url.

    I thought I would ask on the WF to see what people thought on this subject.


    For example I have a site that made a whopping $20 for the year. After domain registration and possibly renewal there goes the $20 and this doesn't count for time and content I wrote, etc.

    So how does one look at this?

    1. Let the domain expire and re-purpose the content, move on and concentrate on sites that make money.

    2. Renew the domain and try to sell it ( I don't know who would want to buy a site that makes a $1.60 a month) but there might be something I'm overlooking.

    3. or what?


    Thanks for your input...

    Gary
    I would say renew the domains and sell them in a lot. People like to get a "network in a box"
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  • Profile picture of the author buckapple
    Hi,

    Interesting replies. The network is interesting but most of these sites are not in a related topic if that is what is meant.

    Actually to the person that said it was a 100% return, you have to take into account the original domain registration which was $7 so really it's a lot less.

    Thanks everyone for your input! At this point I will probably dump and focus on the money makers.

    Gary
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
      Does the site consistently make $1.60 a month? Is it changing at all? Increasing? Decreasing?

      If it's consistent and not in decline, why not keep it? Assuming you're not paying a separate hosting fee on the site, if renewal costs $10 and you can earn $20 a year off it doing nothing additional, that's $10 a year for doing absolutely nothing.

      So, basically a free ten bucks.
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  • For that kind of money, let it expire and move on. Are you really gonna bother for such insignificant amount?
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