How much would you sell your domain name for?

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Help is needed here. I have just been approached via email of a buyer who is serious about making me an offer on one of my domains.

Brief history - An amazon wordpress site I have had for just under a year, ranking well in the serps with commissions of about £300 per month. This is not a high ticket item (average £20) but traffic for last month was 3682 and this month to date is 1649.

What will be a reasonable offer and would you sell at all.

I'm excited though that my IM effort in the last year has progressed to this...

Please let me know your thoughts...
#domain #sell
  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Be cautious as there are many scam offers of this nature - the scam is to direct you to a site/service for an "appraisal".

    If someone is truly interested in making an offer - tell the person to MAKE AN OFFER. That's what I'd do. Once there is a number out there - you can decide what you want to do with YOUR domain. You can negotiate, accept, or reject the offer - until there's money on the table you don't know if the person is serious or not.

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    • Profile picture of the author abbie kye
      Thanks Kay. Will be on my guard.

      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Be cautious as there are many scam offers of this nature - the scam is to direct you to a site/service for an "appraisal".

      If someone is truly interested in making an offer - tell the person to MAKE AN OFFER. That's what I'd do. Once there is a number out there - you can decide what you want to do with YOUR domain. You can negotiate, accept, or reject the offer - until there's money on the table you don't know if the person is serious or not.

      kay
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      • Profile picture of the author SamirSM
        I'd advise you not to sell until the income from the site flattens out. Apparently your traffic is almost double this month. So the income might increase appreciably.

        Unless you are in a cash crunch, why would you sell it?
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      • Profile picture of the author abbie kye
        Thanks Indihow. they contacted me through my website contact email. My thought as well not to sell. haven't been in IM for long so still learning the ropes

        Originally Posted by indihow View Post

        I'd advise you not to sell until the income from the site flattens out. Apparently your traffic is almost double this month. So the income might increase appreciably.

        Unless you are in a cash crunch, why would you sell it?
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Beware of the domain appraisal scam. Quite a few scam operations around that offer a high price for the domain and then insist on a domain appraisal and give you the company(s) that they want the appraisal done by, which happen to be their bogus domain appraisal companies. In the long run, you will spend money and not make a dime.
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    • Profile picture of the author abbie kye
      It's good to learn from the experienced.
      Great!!

      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      Beware of the domain appraisal scam. Quite a few scam operations around that offer a high price for the domain and then insist on a domain appraisal and give you the company(s) that they want the appraisal done by, which happen to be their bogus domain appraisal companies. In the long run, you will spend money and not make a dime.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Colle
    I would categorically say don't sell except you are in some urgent need for money.

    In the long run that site can even give you thrice as much as you will get in a sales offer. But short story long the decision is your s to make so make it wisely.
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    • Profile picture of the author trishworks4u
      I wouldn't sell it either. I wouldn't sell a site with exponentially growing profits like that without good reason.

      I have been wanting to get into some site flipping buy have avoided flippa like the plague b/c I don't know the in's and out's of it and don't want to get scammed.

      ...another IM thing to put on the list to learn.
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    • Profile picture of the author abbie kye
      Originally Posted by Robert Colle View Post

      I would categorically say don't sell except you are in some urgent need for money.

      In the long run that site can even give you thrice as much as you will get in a sales offer. But short story long the decision is your s to make so make it wisely.
      Thanks the final decision is not to sell!



      Originally Posted by AaronJones View Post

      If you get one of those I want to buy but need you to get it appraised offers...

      Tell people that if they want to buy your domain then they can buy the appraisal.

      You own it, You set the price and it's up to the buyer to convince you to let it go.

      Not you need to convince them to buy it.

      Even if it was a serious buyer you are showing desperation by paying for the appraisal IMO.

      Aaron
      I appreciate this, thanks

      Originally Posted by trishworks4u View Post

      I wouldn't sell it either. I wouldn't sell a site with exponentially growing profits like that without good reason.

      I have been wanting to get into some site flipping buy have avoided flippa like the plague b/c I don't know the in's and out's of it and don't want to get scammed.

      ...another IM thing to put on the list to learn.
      Thanks Trish
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  • Profile picture of the author candoit2
    If you get one of those I want to buy but need you to get it appraised offers...

    Tell people that if they want to buy your domain then they can buy the appraisal.

    You own it, You set the price and it's up to the buyer to convince you to let it go.

    Not you need to convince them to buy it.

    Even if it was a serious buyer you are showing desperation by paying for the appraisal IMO.

    Aaron
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