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Websites: Buying and Selling

Business 2.0 recently had an article entitled "Flipping Web Fixer-Uppers - The latest rage: Buying cheap Internet sites, building tem out, and reselling them". In this article they highlighted SitePoint's Marketplace as a good place to buy and sell established sites. SitePoint charges $9.95 to list a website for sale in their forums.

I actually decided to list one of the sites as a test. Check out my listing for Save-on-Guitars-Drums-and-Music-Gear.com. Even though the site is profitable, I decided to list it for sale because it uses a datafeed from Befree which will need to be updated and I don't see myself having the time to get to this one quick enough. Also, I thought it would be good experience testing out selling a site this way. I might sell more. I also have bid on a few; there are some interesting finds in these forums.

Here is a good list of sites where you can buy and sell established web-sites:

Finding a good site to acquire in these forums is like looking for a needle in the haystack, but every once in a while you can find a good one and pick it up at a decent price. With a little bid of updating, monetization work, and some paid and organic search work, you could turn a fair site into a great site and either continue earning money from it, or turn around and sell it for a profit.

June 1, 2006 in 6. Buying and Selling Websites | Permalink


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What would you suggest for a beginner to this? What would be the best way to increase traffic to the domain, PPC or something else? Thanks!

Posted by: Mendel Potok | Sep 15, 2010 10:19:55 AM

Today I would suggest social media. Twitter, Facebook, etc... If you are making good money from your site, then PPC could and should be considered.

Posted by: Adam | Sep 15, 2010 12:01:03 PM

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