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List of buyers when selling a website?

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by PredatorKingdom, Aug 31, 2019.

  1. PredatorKingdom

    PredatorKingdom Regular Member

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    I am currently selling my eCommerce but I've had a hard time gaining any real traction on sites like Flippa and it's an 8-month old site so I have to wait until early next year to sell it on Empire Flippers and even later on FE International. I need to sell the site quick or at least before October and it doesn't look like it's going to happen on Flippa and some of the other sites I have it on. I did get some advice recently to reach out to buyers directly who regularly flip sites for-profit and have the money to spend to do so but the catch with that is I need a list of buyers to cold contact by email.

    I actually like this idea instead of just waiting for something to happen which may never happen on these sites. My best shot realistically is to wait for Empire Flippers but since I won't have time to look after the site later in the fall the revenue is going to start dropping and the value so it may not even qualify by that point which is another reason why I have to sell the site ASAP.

    Do you guys know what would be the best way to contact buyers like this or get a list names?
     
  2. PHPInjected

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    You can pay someone here to scrape a list of potential buyers with scrapebox. You could also try mass messaging on LinkedIn too.
     
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  3. Imz

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    You won't sell it for anything decent on Flippa.

    Try some outreach.

    Who
    Find people who have a track record buying sites similar to yours.

    Where
    On sites like empire flipper etc, search for sold / completed sales in your niche or similar.

    Outreach
    Contact them via fb / LinkedIn with your pitch, with it being cold contact, ensure you lead with analytics.
     
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  4. PredatorKingdom

    PredatorKingdom Regular Member

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    I may try that scrapebox idea as I'm probably going to need some help with this since I'm unexperienced in selling sites. With LinkedIn should it be buyers/companies that have e-commerce stores like mines?

    Thanks for the advice and it does sound more and more like Flippa is a lost cause that's why I'm looking into selling directly I just feel like I'm wasting time with Flippa.

    Great tips because I have thought a little bit about finding buyers who already have completed sales if I can get their email or social media this might just work. Those people tend to buy sites all the time just to flip them for profit and I want buyers like that because they'll pay whatever to get the site as long as they know they can resell it for a lot of money. I'm going to look into that first and I got my analytics and whatever stats they need setup already as well when I get ready to contact them by cold contacting.

    I really like the idea of searching these people out on Empire Flippers because those are legit buyers on there who pay a lot of money for sites on that platform.
     
  5. wtxc123

    wtxc123 Junior Member

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    Any luck on this?
     
  6. PredatorKingdom

    PredatorKingdom Regular Member

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    Thanks for asking but nope not at all it's harder than it looks. I did ask a few people but it went nowhere.

    I think I'm at a point now where I might need help selling it like hiring somebody to help sell it for me as I'm just no good selling it individually.

    I did have a phony on here who acted like they were going to help but because I didn't have the price to pay them they ignored me so I need to find somebody cheap.
     
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    There used to be a member here, meathead1234 (?) that brokered these types of deals. Does anyone know if he still does this? He seemed to have connections and deals with high income websites.
     
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    Turns out better mod of this section and his company is FE International. I will graciously bow and slowly back away.

    Good luck OP. If your site is legit, it seems like you should eventually find a buyer at the higher end of your asking price.
     
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  9. PredatorKingdom

    PredatorKingdom Regular Member

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    I couldn't sell through FE International because the site wasn't 18 months old or older yet.

    I feel confident that I can find somebody but I need to do it quickly, I'm willing to come way down on the price if a buyer is serious.
     
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    Where does it say on FE International that a site needs to be 18 months or older to be sold?
     
  11. Edgar 1809

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    This.

    You can also search for press releases from companies that buy websites...there's lots of investment companies that own a portfolio of websites and apps, and I've sold no-traffic websites to companies like those.

    Plus you can sell a no-traffic site for $2K instead of like $100 on Flippa.

    Flippa is dead unfortunately.
     
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    Where I can sell my website? I don't like Flippa because the fees is very high(15%)
     
  13. PredatorKingdom

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    The actual owner of the site told me that himself.

    I'm trying to figure that out now myself but yeah Flippa sucks I'm done with them I actually took my site off their website and closed my account. I thought two months having it up was long enough people play around too much on there and I was getting a harassing troll trying to ruin my sales. I've done research and most people haven't sold a site on there so I was wasting my time with them. The fee sucks that's why I closed my account so they wouldn't charge me every month anymore.

    Thanks for the advice man I'm finding out more and more to get off of Flippa which I finally did a few days ago when my 5th auction ended. I was like this is a joke and I gave Flippa 2 months to sell it and no real leads so I was like I'm off of here. Now the value of my site is going down because I stopped making money off of it in September to focus on my YouTube business more. You give me hope that it can still be sold for something though I'll take $2k even for it at this point. That's been my main problem in finally getting this site sold is getting it front of the right buyers. I'll take your advice and try to market it in front of them.

    I was also trying to turn this into a business of selling no revenue and no traffic websites if I can find those buyers I can actually do it.

    I'm going to PM you for further information.
     
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    Please lets me know if you found the right buyer. My site is about tech

    Thanks
     
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    Find a FB group named 'Flipping sites' and join....there are ready buyers there...



    Thank me later with a bottle of beer
     
  16. PredatorKingdom

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    I certainly will get back to you when I've finally found the right buyer.

    Thanks man I will certainly try that out, do starter sites on there sell for $1k or $2k as well?
     
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    I thought it was 12 months, not 18...