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What Price should i ask for?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by MissLinda, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. MissLinda

    MissLinda Newbie

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    Hey guys,

    ***NOTE TO MODERATORS - I AM NOT SELLING ANYTHING - JUST ASKING FOR ADVICE****

    I want to get some buyers for my website (domain, content, tools..etc) and marketing plan... but dont know what to ask for as a price starting point..

    The site is basically a questions and answers network supporting content from various topics (similar to wiki answers).

    About the Site:

    The website is 5 years old and was first purchased by an MIT student, so it has many high quality education and government links. Currently it is Page Rank 5, with many internal pages being page rank 1,2,3,4 and 5 (lots of new 0 PR pages as well)...

    The website has 38,8770 inbound links from various blogs, websites, forums..etc -(long term built links..not spam one that will disappear fast) showin in Google Webmaster Tools

    The site is powered off a WordPress platform and would require a dedicated server to run the entire site due to many calls to mySQL database...for various portions of the site

    It currently ranges in traffic from 1,500 to 3,000 unique visitors per day. Weekends tend to be slower.

    The website is fully automated, with you requiring to do some work here and there..maintenance...follow the marketing plan to increase visitors...etc

    We have 220,000 Indexed pages in Google, and that number is climbing on a daily basis. There are 25,000 different keywords, if not more for which we rank on the first page with (often out rank sites such as yahoo answers, wiki answers, answers bag...etc)

    From my experience, if you create a post using specific keywords you are targeting, it will be indexed in google within 3-5 minutes and most of the time on the first or second page immediately (with no work to it , goes back...but eventually comes back up ranking first, or second page again)

    Google Webmaster tool shows
    Search Queries
    (june 6th - June 30th)
    10,551 Queries
    1,800,000 Impressions
    49,500 clicks

    - 38,877 Links to the site
    - 26,532,950 Internal links

    Crawl Stats
    Pages Crawled per day :
    HIGH: 49,700
    AVERAGE: 29,095
    LOW: 251

    MORE ABOUT THE SITE FEATURES:

    In the back end of the wordpress application we have numerous custom built applications for our website of which some include;

    - Automatic YouTube Scaper (by keyword, posts in different page)
    - Interspire Shopping Cart **new**
    - Interspire Email Marketer (customized for our website)
    - currently captures all subscribers from our site`s forms
    - sends out auto responder to each subscriber
    - sends email blast out 2 times per week to subscribers
    - Custom CSV to DataBase Application (used for great things *will teach*)
    - Google Analytics built into back end
    - Google Adsense built into back end
    - YouTube built into back end
    - Facebook built into back end
    - Hootsuite built into back end
    - Database Manager - daily backups

    What else you get:
    - 5 Twitter Accounts (automated) totaling 10,000 followers
    - FaceBook account - wtih custom fanpage(looks like site) 3,000 friends
    - YouTube account- 290,000 upload views (needs work to get more)
    - 75,000 website subscribers database - already in email application

    and more.......
    - the website automatically scrapes Google Trend topics and places them on the site - to gain extra traffic - custom built application
    - the website automatically scrapes Twitter Trends Topics and a recent tweets about the trending topics - to gain traffic - custom built app.

    Current Earnings:
    - $20 - $25+ per day in Google Adsense = $600/month +
    - $100 per month in Kontera Ads

    Marketing Plan comes along with the site, that teaches you exactly what to do, how to do it ..what to do and what not to do...and instructions of each detail about the site...

    Optimizing the site with possible CPA offers...etc may bring in great deal of money.

    Adsense can also be optimized to make more, if you do not want to.. simply follow the marketing plan provided to you and you will keep on making $20 - $25+ per day

    :DI love talking about my site...

    Anyways, what do you guys think...what would be good
     
  2. vivalafeva

    vivalafeva Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    whoa 2 years? You would be VERY lucky, more like 10-15 times monthly earnings
     
  3. MissLinda

    MissLinda Newbie

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    Dont think of it from a BHW point of view...but what `regular` people would pay lol.
     
  4. vivalafeva

    vivalafeva Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Im thinking of it from a site flipping point of view, it has nothing do to with BHW. ITs what you would get selling your site on any of the website selling marketplaces.
     
  5. MissLinda

    MissLinda Newbie

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    Thats a price estimate for earnings... what about all of the other little goodies... (no good...or is it all about earnings i guess)
     
  6. vivalafeva

    vivalafeva Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    you might get a bit more, but not really. Most people will valuate a site based on its monthly earnings
     
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    I'd be interested at 8-10x monthly, assuming everything checks out.
     
  8. MissLinda

    MissLinda Newbie

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    Thanks for the ideas.

    I think i need to put some time into it and bump it up to $100 per day and come back..
    - any suggestions on what else to offer other then Adsesne
     
  9. vivalafeva

    vivalafeva Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    without knowing the niche, I cant really give you advice on it
     
  10. iMike

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    Miss Linda- You are right on the money with putting more time into it and building the earnings. You have a powerhouse site and the page rank and high quality inbound links alone would drive the selling price very high. Work on the earnings and you are looking at a high end sale. Thats fact no matter what anyone else here says. Good luck with your site.
     
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  11. Italian Hawk

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    He'd be lucky to get 1 years income in advance.

    I too would be interested if you ever decide to sell it.