Nov 7, 2018

How to Sell Your Web Site

There are many places online where you can list and sell your websites, but none compare to Flippa.com. It is the largest online marketplace for websites. Flippa.com has a large audience of website sellers and buyers, and they have developed a clean process for listing your business at a very reasonable rate.

Even so, most people who list a website on Flippa.com end up selling it for peanuts (e.g., $100), or not selling at all. The most common reason for this is that the seller didn’t do their homework. If you want to improve your chances of selling your website, and get the most profit possible, the following tips will help:

Make Sure Your Website is Making Money

This is the #1 factor. If you want to sell a website successfully, it must be making money. Even if your site has “massive traffic”, listing it for sale before monetizing your visitors is the fast road to disappointment. It will sell, but it won’t bring anywhere near its true value.
If your website is making less than $50 per month, wait, because it’s not ready to sell. The best time to think about selling a website is when it’s making $1,000 or more per month.
Don’t forget that you’ll need to show proof of revenue. Serious, educated buyers will calculate website revenue as the average of the past four to six months.

Make Sure You Have Google Analytics Data

Serious buyers expect to see your Google Analytics data. In fact, they want to see it before they will even consider making an official offer. Buyers use the data to verify your traffic levels, and to make sure the traffic pattern is consistent with your revenue claims. Again, a serious buyer will want to see data going back six months or more, so plan ahead.
As with any business, proper planning will not only make the difference between success and failure, it will also help increase the value of the business when it comes time to sell. Planning ahead for what your business can become and how you will gain from its sale will help you get the most from your investment. It also gives you something to look forward to.