Selling a Membership Site - Best Way?

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Warriors,

I have a membership site that I am considering selling.

It is listed on CB, but I have not had time to drive traffic to it and hence it has not made any sales.

Of course I can sell it for more if it was making sales, but before I sell it how much more value might be added if I started to drive traffic to it and got backlinks for it etc.?

Thanks is advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author radhika
    If you start promoting and getting sales, I am sure you don't like to sell it

    Usually it is the monthly profits x 9 - 12 months = selling price.

    You can try sitepoint.com forums.

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  • Profile picture of the author dmarze
    I sold a lot of membership sites at Sitepoint. If your site is good looking and with good content you will sell it for sure.
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  • Profile picture of the author J. Barry Mandel
    I have no doubt it will sell, but I don't know about the following.

    Can anyone answer whats below specifically?


    Originally Posted by Justin Mandel View Post

    Warriors,

    It is listed on CB, but I have not had time to drive traffic to it and hence it has not made any sales.

    Of course I can sell it for more if it was making sales, but before I sell it how much more value might be added if I started to drive traffic to it and got backlinks for it etc.?
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    • Profile picture of the author radhika
      ... how much more value might be added if I started to drive traffic to it and got backlinks for it etc.?
      Certainly value will be increased for a site that have traffic and backlinks.

      But the preference of the buyer may differ from one to another. One buyer wants only backlinks but doesn't care about much with age of site site. Other might be interested in sales that site will make.

      But quality backlinks increases the value of the site. But how much? I think it depends on the buyer requirements ...

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  • Profile picture of the author TimG
    If you want to be able to increase the value of the site (even without any registered sales) then you want to increase the backlinks to the site which will increase the percieved value.

    Here are 2 quick ways to obtain the backlinks:

    1 - Write 10 articles and submit them to ezinearticles.com linking back to your membership site.

    2 - Purchase Angela Edward's fantastic WSO involving backlinks. In one month you will be able to add a backlink to your site from 30 high ranking authority sites. It's a steal for only $5.

    If you want to take it to an even higher level then purchase Jack Duncan's WSO involving the top article directories to submit to and send some articles over to those directories.

    Bottom line is you will have some serious backlink juice and will generate traffic which could result in some sales for your site thereby increasing the immediate value.

    Respectfully,
    Tim
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  • Profile picture of the author ahuddy
    Sitepoint or sedo will be the best bets. Most people looking for a membership site will be looking for one that has already gained some members to show that people are indeed interested in the site. Get a few signups and you will make a lot more money from the site, you don't neccessarily need a ton of signups but just a few to get things rolling for the buyer.
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