A good place to sell websites?

by Mac Wheeler 5 replies
I have a website that used to do really well, mainly through accommodation bookings, because I was passionate about the subject. I used to live on a tropical island named Koh Phangan, which is notorious for its beach party scene, and receives about 20k tourists each month for these events alone. I have since moved away and have not updated the site for a long time. I switched the whole thing over to a wordpress install some time back, in an effort to make things simpler for me, but time is the issue and I just can't do anything with it. The page rank has begun to slip, and I haven't added any new content for a long time.

So I'm looking for a way to sell this site, I've never sold a site before, and this was pretty much just a hobby for me, any ideas where I might get rid of it?

The site is Koh Phangan Parties

Thanks in advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Holland
    SitePoint, definitely.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mac Wheeler
      Thanks David,

      I will check sitepoint out right now.
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      • Profile picture of the author Shon Chris
        I second Sitepoint. I've sold sites there before with no problem.
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        • Profile picture of the author Mac Wheeler
          I'm going to try sitepoint next week, I was reading through their terms and noticed you can't place a site for sale if you have made it available elsewhere, I have an open eBay auction for it so I'll wait for that to finish up first.

          I have to say though, that in the day since I joined warriors, I have read so much cool stuff about niche marketing that I am really tempted to pick the site up again and run with it, focusing on profitising it this time instead of a hobby. It's in a nice little niche, 30k tourists hit this tiny island each month, all looking for places to stay, mostly backpackers so internet savi, I think it could do pretty well. Then again I'm not really into selling, I enjoy my work, no real reason to change, tough decision.

          It's ranking top 3 in Google for some of the main search phrases, so it's already there really, I just need to do something about it I guess.
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          • Profile picture of the author fm1234
            Mac


            Your best bet for any given site is not one of the marketplaces, but within the niche itself. Find a well-populated travel/expat forum that has a BST section and try there first. Sitepoint and other marketplaces are liquid but are populated by professional site buyers. If the site isn't producing steady revenue or traffic (and I note it's been on an 8,000,000+ Alexa slide the last few months, but on the plus side is on the first page of Google for "parties in Koh Phangan" so it might go either way) you will likely be disappointed by what you see at the markets.


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