Top 10 Places to Sell Your Website

by DylanC
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Building a website takes hours of work. After, you can a good income and maybe even sell for a hefty price. Below is a list of the best places to list your websites for sale.

1. Flippa - Probably the most trafficked website marketplace.

2. Warrior Forum - The most active IM forum and definitely has many potential buyers.

3. DigitalPoint Forum - Very !ctive marketplace sub-forum in Digital Point.

4. WebsiteBroker - Looks like one of the best alternatives to Flippa.

5. eBay - Everybody knows eBay. The auction site provides a dedicated section to selling websites.

6. BuySellWebsite - An established site with listing and appraisal services.

7. Flipping Enterprises - Website brokerage with ready buyers.

8. WeSellYourSite - High-end website brokerage.

9. WebMasters MarketPlace - Free-to-list website marketplace.

10. Experienced-People.net - Sub-forum website marketplace that is relatively new.


If you like this, do enjoy the full post at my blog.
Would also love to hear your experiences with these sites or any others that you may have used.
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  • Profile picture of the author redexclub
    talkfreelancer dot com is another active forum to sell your websites!!
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  • Profile picture of the author davegarcia939
    I think SEDO must be included here as it is also a good place to sell sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author DylanC
      Originally Posted by davegarcia939 View Post

      I think SEDO must be included here as it is also a good place to sell sites.
      I did consider it and it is at the end of my original blog post. But from my experience, they highly specialize in domain names and are not great with selling whole websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author infinityplr
    Thanks for sharing this, I remember someone from another thread asking the same thing. This is really helpful in the future. Although I don't think I'll be selling my blog or website anytime soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    There are no really 10 places to sell ur website. eBay and Flippa might be the top two depends on ur site type.

    WarriorForum and the other forum u mentioned might come second.

    WebsiteBroker can hardly make it as last resort

    The rest, don't even bother.

    A website marketplace that doesn't spend budget on advertising is really a terrible place to list your website at.

    So far, eBay comes as my # 1 option, I used to be a flipper, but with their insane fees, i would say stay away. There increases in fees at Flippa happens every few months.
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  • Flippa is definatly top they have the largest crowd of ready to buy customers although their fees are pretty steep and its becoming a sea of cheap sites that is making the sites loose value.
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  • Profile picture of the author go4glory
    Jeez, I didn't know there were so many sites where you can sell sites. :-)
    Thanks for the thread and very useful info. Should come in handy sometime. I had heard only of Flipa and a few forums mentioned.
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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by go4glory View Post

      Jeez, I didn't know there were so many sites where you can sell sites. :-)
      There aren't really. There are some you can list sites and get charged a fee, but they don't have any real traffic or buyers. I've used several. Never sold a site on any of them except Flippa. It's pretty obvious that Flippa needs some real competition that has an advertising budget.
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  • I definitely think the WF is a great choice. Although Flippa is definitely #1.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheGraphicsGuy
    Another vote for Flippa.. the traffic (buyers) is gigantic there plus if you maintain an good rep on there, you can easily sell just about anything!
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  • Profile picture of the author TopicSpan
    Yeah - another vote for Flippa more than anything. There are copycats out there, but only Flippa has the bargaining power to sell sites in the tens of thousands of Dollars region.
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  • Profile picture of the author antac
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    I think Flippa is the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author mgs4
    Thanks for the list, sadly flippa is the best right now.. I tried ebay before but never had any success, I think will give it a try again.
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  • Profile picture of the author rezaul789
    Thanks you for great sharing. But Flippa is best marketplace.
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  • Profile picture of the author mmrumii
    Definitely thanks for your useful information , but you have missed few names,
    Flippa is the another best site.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMFury
    SEDO should be on the list.
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  • Profile picture of the author avajo71
    I don't know why flippa do not increasing the listing fee to $500 and charge 99.999% for the success fee.
    I think it will enough to make flippa become richer and website flippers become poorer.
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  • Profile picture of the author TanyaRebrov
    Thanks a lot for showing this, I think people should measure their website each year, so they know whether their website is getting better or worse. I've been doing it for the last past years, and it really motivate me each time the website value is getting better. Of course I have zero intention of selling it, but I am trying my best to add value to my website.
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  • Profile picture of the author chloetaylor
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    Hi,
    I think Flippa is the best and thank you for sharing the list.
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  • Profile picture of the author frankliu
    Originally Posted by DylanC View Post

    Building a website takes hours of work. After, you can a good income and maybe even sell for a hefty price. Below is a list of the best places to list your websites for sale.

    1. Flippa - Probably the most trafficked website marketplace.

    2. Warrior Forum - The most active IM forum and definitely has many potential buyers.

    3. DigitalPoint Forum - Very !ctive marketplace sub-forum in Digital Point.

    4. WebsiteBroker - Looks like one of the best alternatives to Flippa.

    5. eBay - Everybody knows eBay. The auction site provides a dedicated section to selling websites.

    6. BuySellWebsite - An established site with listing and appraisal services.

    7. Flipping Enterprises - Website brokerage with ready buyers.

    8. WeSellYourSite - High-end website brokerage.

    9. WebMasters MarketPlace - Free-to-list website marketplace.

    10. Experienced-People.net - Sub-forum website marketplace that is relatively new.


    If you like this, do enjoy the full post at my blog.
    Would also love to hear your experiences with these sites or any others that you may have used.

    a adsense site make 100 USD a month
    all traffic from seo
    is this sell more than 1000 usd?
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  • Profile picture of the author Nisip
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    Flippa is the most well known. Unfortunately it does have some crazy high fees...
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  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    thanks a lot its great for webmasters where they can sell their business. Flippa is definitely the way to go but there are always alternatives.
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  • Profile picture of the author magentawave
    I need to sell 11 websites and was wondering if this list is still accurate? Also, can I list ALL 11 of my websites in one listing here on the Warrior Forum or do I have to break it up into 11 separate listings?

    Thanks


    Originally Posted by DylanC View Post

    Building a website takes hours of work. After, you can a good income and maybe even sell for a hefty price. Below is a list of the best places to list your websites for sale.

    1. Flippa - Probably the most trafficked website marketplace.

    2. Warrior Forum - The most active IM forum and definitely has many potential buyers.

    3. DigitalPoint Forum - Very !ctive marketplace sub-forum in Digital Point.

    4. WebsiteBroker - Looks like one of the best alternatives to Flippa.

    5. eBay - Everybody knows eBay. The auction site provides a dedicated section to selling websites.

    6. BuySellWebsite - An established site with listing and appraisal services.

    7. Flipping Enterprises - Website brokerage with ready buyers.

    8. WeSellYourSite - High-end website brokerage.

    9. WebMasters MarketPlace - Free-to-list website marketplace.

    10. Experienced-People.net - Sub-forum website marketplace that is relatively new.


    If you like this, do enjoy the full post at my blog.
    Would also love to hear your experiences with these sites or any others that you may have used.
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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by magentawave View Post

      I need to sell 11 websites and was wondering if this list is still accurate? Also, can I list ALL 11 of my websites in one listing here on the Warrior Forum or do I have to break it up into 11 separate listings?

      Thanks
      You can list all your websites in one listing here on WF.
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  • Profile picture of the author smsabbir480
    Thank you,dylan.
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  • Profile picture of the author drr
    I've sold on two main venues - Flippa and my own opt in list. In my experience, Flippa is quite targeted so as long as your site is reasonable it should get a good audience and sell. To really maximize your sales you need to demonstrate traffic via verified Analytics and preferably income too.

    Their fees can also be steep, cutting in deeply into your profit if you sell lower end/smaller/newer sites.

    I have a course on selling on Flippa if anyone would benefit from it, pm me.
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  • Profile picture of the author chasiffareed
    I shall give my point to Flippa, i have great working experience through it. In order to get maximum sales price, there should be great quality content. Unique quality content increases the price of your website.
    I have had good experience with the website broker here , they gave me a valuation on my business, plus they write a lot of good content like this article.
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  • Profile picture of the author artinsoft
    Hello, i had the best experiences with SEDO, they have a great auction platform!
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    • Profile picture of the author HumanProof
      Nobody mentioned EmpireFlippers?

      Their listing fee is quite high for first time listings, but they will get you 20 x earnings which is double the flippa average, and they have something like a 95% success rate.

      I guess it depends, do you have a high end website that will command a high price? or are you selling something that will only get a few hundred to a thousand dollars?

      Definitely check out EF for the higher end stuff, but lower end go to flippa or elsewhere.
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by shashikant1010 View Post

      flippa is best to buy and sell your site.
      not sure about the best, lots of scam jobs on there.

      But just easy accessible and well known.
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  • Profile picture of the author linaterese
    Thanks for the tips!
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  • Profile picture of the author ExceedStandard
    Flippa has just gotten worse over the years. I remember when you could easily sell anything on Flippa for top dollar. About 4-5 years ago, I listed a 2 month old minisite and sold it there for $800. Now, it is almost not worth even listing anything. People will buy your site, clone it, and than resell it. The people they sell to will do the same thing. Pretty soon there are 50 people selling your site for next to nothing.
    I guess it depends on what type of sites you sell. The fees are ridiculous though and it's sad that they won't allow you to relist for free on a no sell site.
    I'm tired of putting money into their pockets and I would never buy a site there as almost everything is a scam. The sites that aren't a scam are way overpriced.
    Flippa is a joke. I am looking for a new marketplace but after dealing with Flippa I have lost faith in site auction websites altogether.
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    • Profile picture of the author magentawave
      What do you suggest I do with a bunch of review sites that used to make money before Google got a clue about 5 years ago and now produce nothing? Just let the domain names expire?

      Originally Posted by ExceedStandard View Post

      Flippa has just gotten worse over the years. I remember when you could easily sell anything on Flippa for top dollar. About 4-5 years ago, I listed a 2 month old minisite and sold it there for $800. Now, it is almost not worth even listing anything. People will buy your site, clone it, and than resell it. The people they sell to will do the same thing. Pretty soon there are 50 people selling your site for next to nothing.
      I guess it depends on what type of sites you sell. The fees are ridiculous though and it's sad that they won't allow you to relist for free on a no sell site.
      I'm tired of putting money into their pockets and I would never buy a site there as almost everything is a scam. The sites that aren't a scam are way overpriced.
      Flippa is a joke. I am looking for a new marketplace but after dealing with Flippa I have lost faith in site auction websites altogether.
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  • I have used around 5-6 of these sites, and I found that they all work great. Flippant remains my number one choice, but the webmasters site is great for those who want a free site to list their website for sale. I have sold a site or two from there with no payment being made to the site owner.
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  • Profile picture of the author AlexanderSaroyan
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    Very useful list. Big thanks for sharing.

    Regards
    Alexander
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Lumbergh
    great share, bookmarked. Have been looking for alternatives to flippa and co.
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    ...and there's GFY.com for adult websites
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  • Profile picture of the author ColT83
    Well I came across this site the other day:

    BrandFlip is a social marketplace for buying and selling websites, domains and apps etc.

    I assume it will be similar to Flippa so not sure what will make it stand out or what will make it unique? Maybe a better pricing model or maybe it will have stricter listing and verification checks.

    Maybe worth bookmarking or joining their mailing list to see how they get on when they launch.
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  • Profile picture of the author Najgel
    Apart from Flippa like everyone mentions there is a specific place, Website Broker - Internet Businesses for Sale by FE International which is a high ticket professional website marketplace, which is very hard to get listed on.

    But these are top websites with 20+ k revenue mostly
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  • Profile picture of the author LuckyIMer
    I would add:

    11. Namepros.com
    12. DNForum.com
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnnyPlan
    And, though you can buy a website on eBay (or sell one there), many of the sites being offered are generic clones of other sites already published online. These sites usually have duplicate content. There might be some unique sites with domains for sale there, but they are far out numbered by the scam sites being sold to newcomers. For the person making the sale, this must seem like a gold mine.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan Sorensen
    The industry is pretty active these days so there's been some additions to the game along with others that have gone a bit cold. Here's my opinion (based on 5 years in the industry) on where the original list stands:

    1. Flippa - Probably the most trafficked website marketplace. Their new brokerage service is called Deal Flow and they charge a 10% flat success fee for a sale which is pretty reasonable. Team with solid experience and big buyer lists. Main marketplace is still tough to wade through sometimes due to quality.

    2. Warrior Forum - The most active IM forum and definitely has many potential buyers. Still very active but seems to have a lot of turnkey, clone types of sites for sale. Experienced buyers tend to look closer at broker listings as they've been hand selected for quality (not the case for every broker however).

    3. DigitalPoint Forum - Very active marketplace sub-forum in Digital Point. Need to sift through a lot of relatively new, recently or soon to be failed, and turnkey sites. But a good amount of available buyers for legit, quality listings as it's a high trafficked site.

    4. WebsiteBroker - Looks like one of the best alternatives to Flippa. Similar to DigitalPoint in the quality of listings and buyer outreach.

    5. eBay - Everybody knows eBay. The auction site provides a dedicated section to selling websites. Best to stay away from eBay altogether for buying and selling websites as scams are rampant and buyer education is low.

    6. BuySellWebsite - An established site with listing and appraisal services. Similar to Flippa marketplace in terms of quality and buyer activity, but smaller.

    7. Flipping Enterprises - Website brokerage with ready buyers. Now called FE International. Experienced team with a range of industry knowledge and contacts.

    8. WeSellYourSite - High-end website brokerage. Hard working team, consistent deal flow, and active buyer marketplace.

    9. WebMasters MarketPlace - Free-to-list website marketplace. Has been slow as of late and is going through a rebrand.

    10. Experienced-People.net - Sub-forum website marketplace that is relatively new. Free, quality resources from people who are looking to help the industry.

    Other notable places to sell your established, profit generating website(s):

    Digitalexits.com - Wealth of industry knowledge buying and selling sites themselves.

    AppBusinessBrokers.com Specialize in selling revenue generating mobile apps.

    AcquisitionStation.com Years of industry experience, covers all types of mainstream online businesses, based in California.

    W3BusinessAdvisors.com High end e-Commerce business specialists. Have a large and active buyer network.

    QuietLightBrokerage.com Active since 2007, solid track record.

    Whoever you do end up going with, be sure to follow the guidelines to choosing a broker, as explained by one of the industry's leading experts Bryan O'Neil.

    Good luck to everyone!
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    • Profile picture of the author magentawave
      Thanks for this great list!

      Is the 10% success fee the only fee you pay Flippa Deal Flow or is there a listing fee too? If my sites don't sell is there a re-list fee?


      Originally Posted by Ryan Sorensen View Post

      The industry is pretty active these days so there's been some additions to the game along with others that have gone a bit cold. Here's my opinion (based on 5 years in the industry) on where the original list stands:

      1. Flippa - Probably the most trafficked website marketplace. Their new brokerage service is called Deal Flow and they charge a 10% flat success fee for a sale which is pretty reasonable. Team with solid experience and big buyer lists. Main marketplace is still tough to wade through sometimes due to quality.

      2. Warrior Forum - The most active IM forum and definitely has many potential buyers. Still very active but seems to have a lot of turnkey, clone types of sites for sale. Experienced buyers tend to look closer at broker listings as they've been hand selected for quality (not the case for every broker however).

      3. DigitalPoint Forum - Very active marketplace sub-forum in Digital Point. Need to sift through a lot of relatively new, recently or soon to be failed, and turnkey sites. But a good amount of available buyers for legit, quality listings as it's a high trafficked site.

      4. WebsiteBroker - Looks like one of the best alternatives to Flippa. Similar to DigitalPoint in the quality of listings and buyer outreach.

      5. eBay - Everybody knows eBay. The auction site provides a dedicated section to selling websites. Best to stay away from eBay altogether for buying and selling websites as scams are rampant and buyer education is low.

      6. BuySellWebsite - An established site with listing and appraisal services. Similar to Flippa marketplace in terms of quality and buyer activity, but smaller.

      7. Flipping Enterprises - Website brokerage with ready buyers. Now called FE International. Experienced team with a range of industry knowledge and contacts.

      8. WeSellYourSite - High-end website brokerage. Hard working team, consistent deal flow, and active buyer marketplace.

      9. WebMasters MarketPlace - Free-to-list website marketplace. Has been slow as of late and is going through a rebrand.

      10. Experienced-People.net - Sub-forum website marketplace that is relatively new. Free, quality resources from people who are looking to help the industry.

      Other notable places to sell your established, profit generating website(s):

      Digitalexits.com - Wealth of industry knowledge buying and selling sites themselves.

      AppBusinessBrokers.com Specialize in selling revenue generating mobile apps.

      AcquisitionStation.com Years of industry experience, covers all types of mainstream online businesses, based in California.

      W3BusinessAdvisors.com High end e-Commerce business specialists. Have a large and active buyer network.

      QuietLightBrokerage.com Active since 2007, solid track record.

      Whoever you do end up going with, be sure to follow the guidelines to choosing a broker, as explained by one of the industry's leading experts Bryan O'Neil.

      Good luck to everyone!
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      • Profile picture of the author Ryan Sorensen
        For Deal Flow it is a 10% success fee with no listing fees. If your sites don't sell the brokers would assess why and decide if it's worth re-listing it, but the fee structure would be the same.

        Originally Posted by magentawave View Post

        Thanks for this great list!

        Is the 10% success fee the only fee you pay Flippa Deal Flow or is there a listing fee too? If my sites don't sell is there a re-list fee?
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  • Profile picture of the author joshril
    All of these are great ideas...

    If you're willing to get your hands dirty a little bit, you can be proactive and reach out to people that might be interested in buying your website.

    Back in 2007, I had a website that was selling a product online and doing about $300-$400 per week in revenue... nothing big, and I'd only been operating the site for about 3 weeks.

    I had another project and some other things I was needing to deal with and the site was taking up more time than I wanted to spend on it, so I started reaching out to competitors. One of them was interested and purchased the site for high 4 figures with just a few weeks of sales data.

    If I had operated the site longer, I could have done even better.

    I looked up the whois information and also sent some emails via contact forms...

    In addition to competitors, you could look at other websites that share a similar customer... your website may be an opportunity for them to further grow their business.

    Thanks,


    Josh
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