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[Advice Req] Selling Access to a Web 2.0 - Immoral? Illegal? Ingenius?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by LovervsFighter, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. LovervsFighter

    LovervsFighter Junior Member

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    Hi Blackhatters,

    I'm a little murky on a certain topic and I was hoping the wise heads on this forum could provide some clarity for me.

    I have a web 2.0 site that I set up as one of my first ventures into Internet marketing.

    The site gets around 150 views a day, is a PR1, has a solid, diverse link profile, sits #1 for 5 - 10 highly competitive keywords and is making around $150-$200 a month in affiliate sales (6 months in a row) and a small chuck of change in adsense revenue also.

    I've been approached by someone who is interested in 'buying' the site from me. Naturally, as the site is hosted on a web 2.0 server it isn't the usual 'flippa' type sceneraio.

    I'm not against letting the site go for the right price and if it is possible to do, but my sticking point comes back to the original title of this post:

    Is selling access to a web 2.0 property immoral/illegal/ingenius?

    If the answer is obvious, please don't flame, just educate and I'll move on.

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. Seankearns

    Seankearns Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I don't see where morality comes into play, or what law it could possibly be breaking. TOS maybe, but who cares. Sell it and move on
     
  3. LovervsFighter

    LovervsFighter Junior Member

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    Sweet,

    I was thinking that essentially the only 'moral' grey area revolves around the fact that considering I don't own the property I can't guarantee that the day after I sell access and he/she takes 'ownership' the web 2.0 server might decide to shut down for good.

    I suppose, however, as long as they're aware of that risk then I'm in the clear.

    Obviously the lack of ownership drives the asking prices down a bit. Based on the stats I listed above, would anyone be willing/able to offer an opinion on what would be reasonable to ask?

    I really appreciate the help.
     
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  4. ice41

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    Sell it and create more web 2.0 site! :D
     
  5. carlikito

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    As long as both parties agree to the terms of the sale, go ahead and sell it if you want.

    Nothing illegal or unethical if you ask me. The TOS of the site might prevent you from doing this, but they don't need to know.

    If it were me, based on the info provided, I'll let it go for a quick and easy $1000. I will then build another 3 sites using the experience and knowledge learn.
     
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    muxmkt Power Member

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    there is nothing wrong in selling, but in my opinion u should keep this site and create more sites like this, maybe in other niches etc, now u have the knowledge to ccreate this type of things, so create 10 sites and bank 2k a month :)
     
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    myhomestartup Regular Member

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    Yeah, this is something that happens a lot actually.
    Especially if your Web 2.0 is a squidoo lens. They have built in functionality to transfer lenses from account to account.
     
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  8. LovervsFighter

    LovervsFighter Junior Member

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    It isn't a Squidoo lens but that's damn useful information to know! Rep Given! +

    On a side note: anyone wanna buy some PR5 Squdioo lens'? Haha
     
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