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How much should I sell my PR2 blogs ?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by hotpassion, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. hotpassion

    hotpassion Junior Member

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    Hi all,
    I have 5 auto blogs set up nearly 2 year ago on one domain. The main domain blog is PR2. My total traffic is around 300 UV daily over all 5 blogs(most traffic from the main domain blog). All these blogs used to make me $1 -$3 a day from adsene(Total). I have made thousands of back link to my blogs over the last 2 years.
    Today, I got an email of a people ask me to sell him my blogs. I have many other successful auto blogs to take care of so I decided to sell my this loving domain and blogs(My domain name is rather short and easy to remember on make money niche).
    I gave him my details about my traffics and blog status. He agree to buy and ask me how much is the fair price I would ask for.

    I have never sell any websites before so I don't know how much would be the fair price. Please tell me how much should I sell my 5 autoblogs.
    Thank you !
     
  2. ScrapeBoss

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    Determining the true worth of a site is not an easy thing. What are usually used are these:

    1. Monthly income from blog x 12 months x 1.20 (the 1.20 is where the blog has a pagerank and some worth excluding any income)

    2. Monthly income from blog x 10 months (where there is no pagerank but the blog earns income)

    The factor of 1.20 depends on many people. Some people ignore it completely and just place whatever value to justify the worth of the pagerank and backlinks the site already has.

    There is not hard and fast rule to this. Everything depends on negotiation, niche, future prospect, the parties involved and the value placed on the blog by the intending buyer of the blog.
     
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  3. macdonjo3

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    Your kind of wrong.

    I've been talking to Thomas (for all you newbies who don't know him, his username is meathead1234 and he is a professional website flipper) and I've chatted with him about the value, and it doesn't really work like that. Profit isn't everything. Consider the potential as a huge factor. I suggest you shoot him a PM, hes a great broker and I'm sure if your websites are worth 4-6 digits then he might consider helping you out.

    Anyways, just send meathead1234 a PM, he's a great broker and he knows his shit.

    Macdonjo3
     
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  4. Cynical

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    I actually heard something like this:

    Monthly Blog Income x 36 months

    But don't quote me on this and I would advise speaking to someone who is experienced in Flipping websites.
     
  5. Mises

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    As macdonjo3 said, it is usually not as simple as that, but even those who use valuations such as that to estimate site worth usually go with 8-12 months. The 36 month figure is usually only for very well established sites.
     
  6. ScrapeBoss

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    Probably you did not read my full post. In the last part of my post I said what I have put down is not a hard and fast rule. A lot of things are involved as I mentioned.

    At the same time, in any business purchase, profit still matters. The same is true of online business. Before you can convince another person to buy your website, you would make things faster if the site is already making some money. That alone is the first thing that assures the person that his investment will yield some returns. The past profit is then in most cases a basis for determining the price of a website based on the profit of future months that would not be earned as a result of the sale.

    The factor used in multiplying the monthly profit is not a standard. It is just a guide that people could easily follow to reach an agreement on the price of a website.

    You may be talking of going to a broker. A broker does not have the final say on the value of a website. Nobody can really determine the value of a website without using the monthly profit as a basis. Profit matters.
     
  7. ScrapeBoss

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    Another thing that determines how a website is valued is the traffic. For instance, if there are two websites with each having a profit of $200 per month. If Site A get its traffic from the search engines to make the $200 per month but Site B will require spending money on Adwords to get that traffic, Site A will be priced higher because no hard work is required to make $200 per month. In the case of Site B, it will be priced lower because PPC skill is required to earn the same $200 that Site A is earning. Most people would not want a site that would take extra effort in PPC to earn the $200 that you could easily earn from Site A which requires no effort and money to get the same traffic that would bring in $200.

    Again, website valuation is not an easy task. What make a valuation are profit earned, traffic, niche, perception of buyer, need for money by the seller, availability of buyer for the type of website, skill needed to maintain the site to maintain or improve present profit, etc.
     
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  8. ScrapeBoss

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    As you are mentioning going to a broker before selling a website, there are also disadvantages of doing that. Just as there are advantages. Everything carries with it some form of gains and losses.
     
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  9. Kickflip

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    First thing to do is verify the person making an offer is serious. Second, figure out what you are selling. Domain+website+content+plugins+theme+verified earnings=more than "autoblog".

    A general autoblog will go from $20.00 to $100.00, depending on how professional it looks, and if its completely automated. I don't think he would be willing to offer more than $400.00 for the whole package, and I would say thats a fair price.

    Offer it at $650.00 if you are willing to accept that and go from there. Just my advice.
     
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  10. LukaB

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    Well if you have a site for sale which can go for over 1k , then talk to Thomas (meathead) , he's surely a PRO and the best site flipper out here in BHW, I've worked with his partner's crew (Site flipping crew, I myself am a site flipper) , and I got a say, PERFECT.

    Well you can try to put it up on flippa if you don't like the price your client tells you, then give him the link to the flippa sale.
     
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  11. hotpassion

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    Thank you all for your advices and suggestions. I agree that it is really difficult to value a website/ blog. It based on many things: the age of domain, the value of domain itself(some domains can be sold for thousands of $$), the PR, traffics, backlinks,.....
    This is my 1st time selling an autoblogs so I would offer a fairy priceas suggeted by Kickflip is $650. It doesn't really matter much if it is low or high. This would be my first experiences in flipping websites/blogs. I have just replied him and still waiting for his reply.

    Quite accidentally, 2 days ago, I read a thread in BHW about website flipping and I know the huge potential of sites flipping and I decided to go in this field, and yesterday, I received an asking for selling my blogs :).
    There is a proverb in my country:" No Selling, No Rich" :D
     
  12. Kickflip

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    Good proverb to keep in mind. Maybe the guy will accept the $650 and think he is getting an AMAZING deal, but you will have $650.00 in your hands TODAY, and thats what you want. Cash money in the hand. nosellingnorich.com is available! ;)