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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by justthinking, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. justthinking

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    I want to ask fellow bhw members what they would do with this site.

    My aunt and uncle started a website 7 years ago. My aunt went back to college to learn how to program and created a ugly, but nice backend site. Nearly overnight the site took off. She was making thousands of dollars from it a day. Well, my uncle died two years ago. The site has went downhill since then. She is rarely making any money from it at all. Although she has the technical knowledge to run the site, she just doesn't have any motivation.

    Anyway, I can buy her site and rework it to make it look nicer. The backend is great. But the front end is fugly. I don't know what she was thinking but nevertheless for about five years she was raking the money in. (I don't think she really cares about money anymore.)

    The site is ranked for eleven keywords on g00gles front page. 4 of them are number 1. None of the other keywords are ranked lower than eight.

    So if you were me would you buy the site and how much do you think I should offer her? Any ideas to get more pages ranked? There are probably ten thousand different products and more can easily be added. All products are shipped from the suppliers straight to the customers. I would never have to physically touch them. All I would have to do is order the products from her suppliers, collect the money, and my end is done. All of this is extremely automated. By the way, most of the products weigh several hundred pounds each.
     
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  3. justthinking

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    Thanks, I am sure I am going to buy it though. I probably call her tomorrow morning. By the way, I do know all of her suppliers and could easily create another website just like hers. But the site is indexed very high in g00gle now, which is the main buying point.
     
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    If you don't buy it I will :D
     
  5. justthinking

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    You noticed I didn't put up the URL. I don't want to pay for it at all but I definitely don't want to run up the price with multiple buyers. But I am going to purchase it. She should be out of church soon so I will be talking to her then. Of course, with the way my luck has been running lately, she probably sold it to the preacher at church. LOL
     
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    Unless it's pulling revenue it's not really worth a whole lot, the rough rule of thumb is about 10 months revenue.
     
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    Do it, make your uncle proud dude. It's something started by him and your aunt. Run it and you will also put a nice smile on your aunt's face.
     
  8. justthinking

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    Yes, that is what I want to do. My uncle was the 'idea' guy, my aunt the 'implement' woman. They were quite a pair.

    Before this one of his 'ideas' was to build a 300 unit townhouse, hotel, and restaurant complex. Of course, I thought he was out of his mind. There are only about 800 people who live in the town year round. The one good thing was there is a exclusive military school there with about a 1000 students.

    Anyway, they sold them all pretty quick. The students' parents were glad to shell a couple hundred thousand to have a place to stay when they visited their children. Sold all of it and made a killing.

    I have been trying to talk to her today and am trying to get a firm price for it. I think we will soon, but who knows. She knows what she was making with the site a few years ago, so I don't think she is think cheap.