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How to tell the Worth of a Forum?

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by sharepass11, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. sharepass11

    sharepass11 BANNED BANNED

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    I have forum now, I'm now thinking of selling it on flippa. This forum really has a big potential, If was given a chance to keep this until this december, I could make this forum on top 3 on its niche. I'm really low in money right now, that's why I'm really force to sell this.

    Right now this forum has 4000+ members and 30-60 members were added everyday. It has 50k-60k pageviews per month and 10k-15k unique visitors per month. I'm only earning $120 - $150 per month. $100 from banner and $20-$60 from adsense. And alexa rank is 35k right now.

    Can you tell the worth of this forum?
     
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  2. jasher

    jasher Registered Member

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    Consider selling it as intangible value/potential and not as a hard asset with physical earnings x monthly formula..

    List on flippa for as long as possible and then reach out to brands that sell products in that niche, and to the 2 bigger forums you mentioned.
     
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  3. steelballs

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    The problem you have, as I am sure you know Forums require a lot of continuous hands on management,
    hence do not expect the earth imho a 8 or 9 times monthly revenue will be a trade valuation

    Good Luck hope you get much more :)
     
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  4. thakarpratik

    thakarpratik Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    you can expect around 2000-4000 USD for this forum, if your earning figures are genuine
     
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  5. sharepass11

    sharepass11 BANNED BANNED

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    I wonder why this forum sold so high. It has only 170 threads and 1k members.
    https://flippa.com/2743771-black-hat-world-wide-internet-marketing-forum
     
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  6. williamk

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    Amount of posts and threads. Their ratio and the no of members who are active are a good way to calculate worth.
     
  7. csguy

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    How many active users do you have? That's the most important thing, if you have 10,000 members but only two people posting....you get my drift.
     
  8. fluffypony

    fluffypony Newbie

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    Seconded - I would look at stats like the number of users that have logged in more than once or twice. Also, the number of users that have started new threads or posted over a period - say the last month - is very telling.
     
  9. sharepass11

    sharepass11 BANNED BANNED

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    There are 1500+ threads and 2500+ post. and 1600 active members.
     
  10. Kronuxs

    Kronuxs Newbie

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    bhmm has sold on flippa three times for over 4k each time.

    And your alexa ranking is higher than bhmm.

    So 4k+

    Put a BIN up for 9k, start the bidding at 1 buck.

    In the listing title, put the post count, user count, and thread count. Then the niche keyword.
     
  11. poweronics

    poweronics Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I would recommend contacting Meathead here to help you sell it.
     
  12. macdonjo3

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    I'm not way representing meathead1234, but last time I talked about minimum requirements, this guy's $120/month site won't cut it. I believe the number he gave at the time is $500/month minimum, but it has probably went up by now. You got to understand, he has a lot of business and isn't going to go for these little projects.
     
  13. Madruga

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    Why don't you keep raising it and then reconsider on a more valuable price that the obvious range of offers which you will get? You're already on the horse, keep riding it until your odds gets smaller; smaller odds, bigger chances for you to get the good cake. Oh boy, what am I talking, I need my coffee ;)
     
  14. truelux

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    Why not ask the forum for some donations? I'm sure there's a few members that would be willing to help keep it up and running!
     
  15. Iwantabilliondollars

    Iwantabilliondollars Newbie

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    Frequency/Length of post.
    Number of users.

    Quality of posts in general... forums with many one-liners don't sell....