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Selling site with premium content but no traffic?

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by codexehow, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. codexehow

    codexehow Power Member

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    Is this feasible? I'm not asking for anyone's secret sauce or anything. I just want to know if it might be worth looking at.

    I write. I'm damn good at it. A year or two ago I had a tech news site. I was just piddling around with it, writing articles for it everyday. Someone offered me $200 for it. It only had around 12 premium articles on it. No traffic, no income. Is this standard? I didn't go through with it at the time and I no longer maintain the site.

    The domain was nothing special, either. It did have a jazzy Wordpress theme.

    Is selling $100-$200 sites on Flippa worthwhile? Is it even possible?

    As always, any info is appreciated.
     
  2. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Whoever offered you $200 for that is just looking for the articles.

    If you're a prolific writer, you've got a sea of business ahead of you ;)
     
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    In my opinion , even if you sell such sites you will end up with very less profit due to
    Flippa listing fees,PP/EScrow fees /Flippa success fees..

    Instead you can keep the site for about a year,do some basic seo and then sell it after it is generating some revenue.
     
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  4. ArtVandelay

    ArtVandelay Power Member

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    Yeah, that's absolutely feasible. But is it ideal? Probably not.
    jass11's suggestion would be, in my opinion, much better for you. I think a lot of people agree.

    Your site will sell for much more if you do even a little bit of SEO and establish a regular income.

    If somebody sees value in your content then it can likely be utilized to a greater capacity than simply selling it as individual ~$16 articles.

    But if you don't fancy SEO or can't wait to get a little capitol in your pocket then go ahead and sell it.
    bartsimpsonio's suggestion of you looking into starting a more regular and prolific writing career may be right for you. Your OP did mention that you're a good writer...
    That's a valuable skill - use it!
     
  5. ArmoredMedia

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    I'd personally tell him i'll think about it, just needa wait for a week or so. What you could do is keep posting articles and attempt to rank for some traffic. If you can, then don't sell it. If it's something you are not interested in continuing, don't hesitate to sell it to him.
     
  6. codexehow

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    Thanks for the replies!
     
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    maheshsingh Junior Member

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    Most bidders on Flippa seem to be looking for passive income, so this site does not seem like the one that will provide it. Looking for buyers who are interested in your content may be the best option.
     
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    $200 is pretty good for a site. Why don't you keep creating sites similar to this one and then sell them off for a good price? This can become a nice way for you to earn :)