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How to sell websites with no little traffic but lots of technology?

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by DoubleDip, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. DoubleDip

    DoubleDip Newbie

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    So, let's say you had a website that actually does something meaningful, spent a lot of time building it, and even filed a patent in some cases but never actually launched it entirely so there is not much traffic to speak of but has tremendous potential in its niche... How and where would you find a buyer for that type of website?
     
  2. laowai

    laowai Power Member

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    Your first problem would be to convince the potential buyers that there is really tremendous potential and its not great idea only in your head. That would be hard without any traffic, revenue or anything else that could be measured especially when you say that it would be something new that you had even filed a patent. So first you would need to find away to somehow calculate its value.
     
  3. SkyrocketSEO

    SkyrocketSEO Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Can we see that site ?
     
  4. DoubleDip

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    I would be glad to show you the site, but I cannot seem to post URLs here. So, maybe I am not allowed to show websites here? If I am wrong, please let me know how to show it to you.
     
  5. lmxftw

    lmxftw BANNED BANNED

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    why would you sell something like that ? start a crowdfunding auction for 'shares' on it
     
  6. empireflippers

    empireflippers Newbie Premium Member

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    Very few (if any) portfolio investors would be interested in the site and business/website brokers wouldn't take it on for you.

    I think your best bet would be to talk to competitors or others in your niche that may find value in the development and/or back-end. There may be strategic value in purchasing and taking it off your hands. They are already in the space and may be able to integrate into what they're currently doing.

    Otherwise, you're better off building it out and launching, getting some traction, and then trying to sell it off.

    Note to others: If you're going to start a project and not complete it, you're likely looking at sunk costs. You're better off launching and THEN trying to sell the site/business.
     
  7. suradreamz

    suradreamz Power Member

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    My advise is try to drive some real visitors..! You can try

    -Banner advertising
    -Forum posts
    -Buying traffic

    It will add a extra value to the website

    Thanks
     
  8. jayrat14

    jayrat14 Senior Member

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    haha just above post ^.. if your product/site is really great interms of something other dont have .. it wont be hard to sell
     
  9. thebigweb

    thebigweb Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You could try Flippa but if it has the potential you say it has then I would be tempted to keep it and turn it into a business. Once the site makes money and it has a proven track record then you could sell it for much much more.
     
  10. nessie

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    Just get Google to buy it
     
  11. Biznik

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    Angel investors/venture funds. If your idea is world-changing, you'll easily get all the money you need.
     
  12. suradreamz

    suradreamz Power Member

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    If you need to sell your site for BIG $$$$$ YOU must have

    -Good Traffic
    -Alexa rank
    -Content quality
    -Good design

    & if you can add
    -SEO optimised
    -PR
    -Good LINK building
    -Marketing strategies... you sell any site over $10K