1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

What do the people who buy niche sites upwards of $30,000 and even $100,000+, do with it?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by beingink, May 4, 2016.

  1. beingink

    beingink Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2013
    Messages:
    1,012
    Likes Received:
    218
    I was just reading some case studies of how people have sold there websites for $50,000+ and they were just niche sites making money with amazon or adsense. What do the buyers do with it?
     
  2. redrays

    redrays Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2015
    Messages:
    373
    Likes Received:
    123
    Can't speak for every case, but in the instances that I've been involved in, the buyer assumed that he could bring something to the table that would help the website make more money. The assumption was almost always that he would do a better job at seo, though in a couple of cases it was because it was relatively easy to monetize the existing traffic better. So the buyer typically continues running the website, but with a new seo strategy and/or monetization method.

    It can work out great, but there's definitely risk. My old company almost bought a couple of websites right before Panda first hit. Had that transaction gone through, the losses would've been something like $200K due to traffic dropping so dramatically. The sales are usually done as a multiple of revenue / profit, with the multiple revolving around perceived risk of losing the traffic.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. asap1

    asap1 BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2013
    Messages:
    4,961
    Likes Received:
    3,185
    Grow the site and sell it for more then you brought it for.

    Grow the site and keep it.

    Sit on the site for 2 years and everything after that will be profit.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  4. beingink

    beingink Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2013
    Messages:
    1,012
    Likes Received:
    218

    Yea seems risky AF! Specially for the fact that it's entirely relying on google so much.
     
  5. redrays

    redrays Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2015
    Messages:
    373
    Likes Received:
    123
    It really depends on the details and what you end up paying. The sort of deals you're referring to sound terrible for the buyer. On the other hand, I've seen deals where the buyer made back the investment in a couple months. My rule of thumb is that if someone is looking to sell a website, I probably don't wanna buy it. And if someone isn't actively looking to sell... :)
     
  6. T2tkid

    T2tkid Elite Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2010
    Messages:
    3,801
    Likes Received:
    1,732
    It is a risky business. But there 50s of "Niche Sites" sold for $20k to $100k that I have been monitoring and majority of them are still ranking for over 2 years. This sites might have made over 400% for the buyers.

    And one can always sell such sites for more $$$$.

    P.s. I sold a few sites and it is almost 1 to 3 years now, they are still ranking top 1 to 3 for their KWs. And I know the buyers are enjoying the bounties.
     
  7. bigballin6161

    bigballin6161 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2011
    Messages:
    1,095
    Likes Received:
    423
    I always wondered about buying these sites. I mean how could someone spend that kind of money especially if the site gets all of its traffic from SEO. YOu could buy it and next day it gets a penalty then you basically lost all of your money.
     
  8. beingink

    beingink Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2013
    Messages:
    1,012
    Likes Received:
    218
    Were these whitehat sites or blackhat sites? I think if I ever to purchase something after paying so much I won't risk it with black hat stuff.