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Best time to sell a forum?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by MechPoint, Feb 26, 2009.

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    When would be the best time to sell a forum?
    SEMrush
    I have a forum that is booming with over 100 new members daily. Of course, this isn't the average, but for the past few days I've been getting over 100 members daily.

    I'm considering of selling the forum, however, I honestly don't know if it has potential or no potential. I'm worried that if I sell it, it will eventually grow bigger and I would regret selling it. However, I'm also worried that if I don't sell it, it will die down and eventually be dead/worthless.

    What would you do? How do you judge when it is time to sell the forum?
     
    MechPoint, Feb 26, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. tercede

    tercede Active Member

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    If you need the money, sell it. If you don't, keep it. Pretty simple.
     
    tercede, Feb 26, 2009 IP
  3. jeffbeer09

    jeffbeer09 Peon

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    Agreed; I personally wouldn't let go of it if since it's growing.
     
    jeffbeer09, Feb 26, 2009 IP
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    Lakshmi SEO Well-Known Member

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    #4
    If its got a good impression then why should sell it?
     
    Lakshmi SEO, Feb 26, 2009 IP
  5. miakiru

    miakiru Active Member

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    What's the forum? Maybe we could give you some tips on how to monetize it, and if it'd be worth letting go.
     
    miakiru, Feb 26, 2009 IP
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    ~kev~ Well-Known Member

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    Whats the site url and on average, how many post are you getting daily?

    When to sell a forum depends on its nitch. Is it about sports, politics, elections, or something year round like sex.

    If you are getting 100 new accounts daily, you should be able to put some google ads on it and be making some good money. If you can not put google ads on your site, then look into being an amazon associate. But with that much traffic, you should be able to make some pretty good money.
     
    ~kev~, Feb 26, 2009 IP
  7. Gamero

    Gamero Banned

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    Some more details like, niche would be more helpful.

    However I say hold on to it. You could make some nice cash via Adsense through the forum. Or incorporate some other tactics into it.
     
    Gamero, Feb 27, 2009 IP
  8. ThreeGuineaWatch

    ThreeGuineaWatch Well-Known Member

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    How old is it? If you can sustain that rate of growth then I would hang on to it (unless you are in need of fast cash). It should not lose value if it continues to grow like that.

    The amount you realise for it will also depend on factors aside from the growth rate, like the niche and traffic sources.
     
    ThreeGuineaWatch, Mar 1, 2009 IP
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    lifeplayer Notable Member

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    Keep on develop it until you feel that you not able to make it bigger than only sell it
     
    lifeplayer, Mar 1, 2009 IP
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    touchAshley Active Member

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    100 new members daily is really good. Hold onto it for now - Let it generate some revenue.
     
    touchAshley, Mar 1, 2009 IP
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    RectangleMan Notable Member

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    If it's a warez site it's worthless. And I would consider selling when you can no longer maintain it, grow it, or monetize it effectively. Never sell on an upswing imho..sell at peaks or just after an apex.
     
    RectangleMan, Mar 2, 2009 IP
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    100 a day is awesome!! I wish i got that. Are they genuine registrations or spammers??

    You could employ adsense ads or maybe get a moderator to manage the forum for some money or for a backlink from the forum, if it's taking up too much time!
     
    Zhoog, Mar 3, 2009 IP
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    I would keep it if I was getting 100+ members daily. All of my sites suck haha
     
    Markster91, Mar 3, 2009 IP
  14. Shazz

    Shazz Prominent Member

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    Not potential but when its at its peak :)
     
    Shazz, Mar 3, 2009 IP
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    measure your forum value with its future potential and present potential ..then decide
     
    pintonbd2, Mar 3, 2009 IP