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Niche Website + 120K Targeted Emails - Whats it WORTH?? $$

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by skorpion, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. skorpion

    skorpion Regular Member

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    This IS NOT a for sale thread. I am simply posting this to get an idea for what all my hard work and planning for this site is worth. Depending on what I get for replies I may list this in the for sale section here on BHW.

    This site is my baby (lol) and I have been working on it off and on for the past 8 months and with my offline marketing business taking off I just dont have the time or the motivation anymore to take it to the final steps to be a killer money maker.

    So I would rather just "cash out" on all my hardwork and pass this onto someone else who has the time and desire to turn this into the money making machine it should be.

    So here it is...

    I have a niche website (motorcycle related) that I have been working on for the past 8 months along with 120K+ targeted email addresses. The emails are not opt in subscribers but as we all know a good portion of these can easily be converted to opt in subscribers to this site with the right email marketing campaign and white/gray/blackhat marketing strategies.

    The website is a wordpress site built on one of the Revolution themes and is slightly customized.

    The site has...

    - about 16 pages of content with affiliate links embedded into the content. (reviews, how-tos etc.) Commissions can easily be made with whats on the site as of now but an endless number of content pages can easily be added for a very long term source of income.

    - multiple rotating affiliate banners already placed onto the site ready to start earning commissions for the site. Each ad spot has 2-4 banners that rotate evenly so the visitors will be exposed to a variety of ads.

    - a "store" section which links to a zazzle store where visitors can purchase various merchandise related to motorcycles (tshirts, hats, hoodies etc.) There are already 11 pre designed products ready to start bringing in even more commissions for the site.

    - a "killer deals" section which links to some ebay partner network listings for even more commissions

    - an "advertise here" page displaying all the places on the site where companies can pay a premium to place ads onto the site along with prices (a more steady stream of income option rather than just displaying affiliate banners on the site). Believe me, once this site has just a few thousand of the 120K emails as opt in subscribers, companies will be banging down the doors to advertise on this site.

    - an opt in form to convert visitors into opt in subscribers so they can be marketed to on a weekly basis. Right now I have a WP opt in form on the site but was going to put an aweber form up there and start converting these emails into opt in subscribers on my aweber account so I can easily and legally promote to them on a weekly basis.

    - a call to action on the front page of the site as yet another incentive to convert the visitors to opt in subscribers...you know the drill.

    - strategically placed adsense text ads to bring in some nice adsense income.

    Affiliate accounts I use to bring in income on the site:
    Commission Junction
    CCBill
    A few private companies with their own affiliate programs
    Ebay Partner Network
    Amazon affiliate program
    Zazzle
    Singlesnet

    ..there may be more but thats just whats on the top of my head right now.

    The site looks very professional and clean and is ready to start earning income with just a little email marketing to get it up and running. This site has the potential to earn the owner a very handsome, long term and steady source of income with just a little email and article writing every week or so.

    SO WHAT DO YOU THINK THIS IS WORTH? WHAT WOULD YOU PAY OR EXPECT TO BE PAID FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS? Help me out here! Again, if I like what I hear I will be posting this in the BHW for sale section.

    Thanks again,

    SK
     
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  2. skorpion

    skorpion Regular Member

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    bump..anyone?
     
  3. abhi1

    abhi1 Power Member

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    I'd say a minimum of $2K USD. If you can convert even 10% of your 120K mails to optin, you can sell it for a killer price...

    But you will need some earning+traffic proof to make ur buyers comfortable with the deal
     
  4. e2madina

    e2madina Junior Member

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    I agree with abhi1
     
  5. skorpion

    skorpion Regular Member

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    Thanks guys. I dont have much proof of earnings because I just havent had the time to promote and send to the list. Could this hurt the sale that much?

    I guess the buyer would have to be someone who understands the potential of the site and can feel comfortable in knowing that I havent turned it into what it should be yet. It really wouldnt take much work at all to get it making some money.
     
  6. abhi1

    abhi1 Power Member

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    Your next step would be to convert those 120K into optins. Next is to get enough traffic to cover the story of how you got the optins.