Does my site have value?

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Hi all.

I have been working on a site the past 2/3 weeks that I would like to completely abandon and cut my losses on.

I have under researched the niche and competition and it is full with huge million pound companies doing the exact same business model as I had intended for extremely competitive keywords.

My site has no traffic and has generated no revenue. However, the overall look of the site etc is good, could I still sell this on flippa or shall I just leave it completely?

This has taught me a valuable lesson - research is key.

My site is in my profile if anyone could have a look and let me know if it would be worth my time, and the flippa fees, to attempt to sell it.

Thanks in advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author mbacak
    I've never personally sold a site via flippa. However, I think your going to have to find something that is interesting in that market or sell why that market is a good one if you do put it up on there. As an investor and have bought a few sites (really companies) my reasons for acquiring have been to gain exposure, increase reach in that market and because the numbers made sense... as in I knew I could get my money back real quickly with only a few tweaks or just by bringing it into my network.

    However, if www.malefashiontips.co.uk $0 USD Domain Name Value @ DomainValues.com is correct... you might have a few selling features that someone might like...the main two I see is that it's in DMOZ and Yahoo directory. If that's true make sure you let people know when you list it...
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      I question the DMOZ and Yahoo listings. The site has 3 posts and was started three weeks ago. Would be the fastest DMOZ listing I ever saw but maybe that has changed.

      I'd certainly verify that before making the claim when selling. I'd also be prepared to provide proof of rights to use the celebrity images on the site as you may be asked about those.

      There aren't many sites that will be rolling along well after only 3 weeks. An alternative to selling is to add content over the next few weeks or months, get some quality backlinks (not massive linking) and let the site ride for a while and see what it does. It might surprise you.
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      • Profile picture of the author mbacak
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        I question the DMOZ and Yahoo listings. The site has 3 posts and was started three weeks ago. Would be the fastest DMOZ listing I ever saw but maybe that has changed.
        I thought that was surprising too... hence why I said "if that is true".

        Btw... great suggestions.
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      • Profile picture of the author DreamWarrior
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        I'd also be prepared to provide proof of rights to use the celebrity images on the site as you may be asked about those.
        I agree. If you've just used someone else's pics then you could be up for damages because of using their images.

        We've all been told to keep at it and not give up too quickly, so if you are trying to flip your site after 3 weeks, then maybe that is what you should be concentrating on - flipping sites.

        A site really has value when it makes some money, plus when there is real potential. A new site like this will usually take more than just 3 weeks to get some traffic.

        Mind you, it does look like you've put a lot of effort into it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bret Ferguson
    Regarding selling your site, there probably is no value. I did say "probably."

    Was just curious why you don't have meta tags? Keywords, site description? Your main keywords should be in the URL (caveat would be if you are branding), Title, Description. I don't see that you have that. I also see that you don't have any H1's on your page. I would Have at least one. These are simple SEO things you can do that will help you "be seen."

    Just spending 5 minutes on your site name I noticed that when I actually googled your site's title more results came of for "Mens Fashion."

    If you have a passion for "Men's/Males fashion" Keep the site, contribute to the top 5 sites that come up under men's fashion they are askmen.com, GQ, and a few others.

    You probably could monetize your site in time but you have to do the leg work to get it there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jasonsc
    It's important to fail fast and move on. That being said, you shouldn't really fail often which picking niches ... but I'm guessing this is one of your first so it's understandable that you didn't understand the importance of research.

    I would cut your losses. Your website is probably worthless, but who knows.

    I would keep the website and put some effort into it. However I wouldn't do it just yet. If I were you I'd pick an easier less competitive niche - it's a bad trait to be scared of a little competiton as that's where the money is but when starting out you have some learning to do so it's no harm. Making some money in a small niche will encourage you and then you can move up from there.

    Once you have a website up and running, while maintaining focus on this running website you can start to dedicate some time to your other website. Even if you can grow it to the point of making $10 a month, you could probably sell it for around $100-$15- depending on your niche. Just don't dedicate too much time and effort to it if you think you don't stand a chance of getting it even that far. And certainly don't put money into it if you have doubts.
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  • Profile picture of the author rangga_ryuuzaki
    Selling site in flippa, two most essential things are the price is depending on the earning of the site,and the traffic coming to the site. CMIIW
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  • Profile picture of the author getty
    Since the website is already made but as you've mentioned your website has no traffic nor has it generate any revenue, therefore the best value I presume would be the cost of the labour you've put into making the website actually and maybe some merit for the idea and royalty.
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