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I just sold my website for 6 figures. Just wanted to say thanks.

Discussion in 'General Business' started by moads, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. #1
    Welp, I did it. I bought a site for $3,000 back in November and just closed the Escrow transaction for it for a cool $110,000. :cool:

    This isn't my first sale but it's my biggest. I learned a lot on here and just wanted to stop back in to say thanks. Now that I have some free time I'd like to pay it forward by returning the favor so let me know how I can help. :)
    moads, Jul 23, 2013 IP
  2. adenquiry

    adenquiry Member

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    #2
    Congratulations. That's an impressive figure. Can you tell me what were the changes you made to the site after purchasing it? Did you add more content and do SEO?
    adenquiry, Jul 23, 2013 IP
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    moads Member

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    After I bought it I changed the domain name to a catchy .com (it was a .net). I did add content for it, but slowly, over time. I didn't do any SEO, it just kind of took care of itself once the traffic started flowing.
    moads, Jul 23, 2013 IP
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    teledini Greenhorn

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    #4
    What was the website? And how did you orchestrate the sale? (Congrats, that's a nice multiple.)
    teledini, Jul 23, 2013 IP
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    NameNetwork Active Member

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    Thats always inspiring to hear, congratulations ! As has already been asked, more details about how you went about it would be awesome and educational ... maybe writing up a longer blog post and I bet one fo the big sites would love to feature such a success story.
    NameNetwork, Jul 23, 2013 IP
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    News Updates Member

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    #6
    congratulations dude, you're the man!

    also please share some good tips and knowledge which you applied to your site. what made it 110,000?
    can we have a look at site too ;)
    News Updates, Jul 23, 2013 IP
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    tom11011 Well-Known Member

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    #7
    Sounds great. What was the websites main source of revenue (assuming there was revenue).
    tom11011, Jul 23, 2013 IP
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    ArticleForce Active Member

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    #8
    Congratulations on your sale. That's a pretty impressive figure - one in which we can all aspire for.
    ArticleForce, Jul 23, 2013 IP
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    shahaab Active Member

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    #9
    Sounds too good to be true but I have seen crazier things happening before. Would be really nice if you could share some more insight into what the industry the website operates in and also how you managed to find the new seller and also the business model of the website before and after you took over it. Tnx :)
    shahaab, Jul 23, 2013 IP
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    breg Peon

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    That's totally epic! Would love to know how you did it. Do you do these kinds of deals often? Did you have to invest money into doing it up?

    How did you celebrate that?
    breg, Jul 24, 2013 IP
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    smart-seo9 Greenhorn

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    #11
    There no content in the website only domain names.
    smart-seo9, Jul 24, 2013 IP
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    Aleksandr Nebilyca Member

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    #12
    Take me as your assistant:)
    Aleksandr Nebilyca, Jul 24, 2013 IP
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    qwikad.com Well-Known Member Affiliate Manager

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    #13
    This is inspiring! Don't forget to pay some of it back in March-April to Uncle Sam (taxes). It may come back to bite you from the behind if you don't.
    qwikad.com, Jul 24, 2013 IP
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    #14
    whats the URL?
    jimmyt200388, Jul 24, 2013 IP
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    dcristo Prominent Member

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    That's freakin awesome!! Besides being under-monetized, how did you improve the site to increase its value so much? I am sure a bit of luck played a part in this sale but still that's quite remarkable.
    dcristo, Jul 24, 2013 IP
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    #16
    what is the website
    bornic, Jul 26, 2013 IP
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    #17
    Moads, you have really whetted out appetites....
    (shssssh.....what is the website?)
    jacobean, Jul 26, 2013 IP
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    moemediagroup Greenhorn

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    #18
    I would really like to take a look at the website. Let us know how you got the traffic to the site. Thanks in advance.
    moemediagroup, Jul 26, 2013 IP
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    NameNetwork Active Member

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    lots n lots of interest in this kinda success stories ... shame the OP has disappeared ... hope the domainer blog guy's are paying attention and pick up the idea n run with it, i think case study interviews would be a huge success
    NameNetwork, Jul 26, 2013 IP
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    Chubby Buddha Peon

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    Its a shame we didn't get to see the site, I'm always a bit of a skeptic as to whether it is true or not :(
    Chubby Buddha, Jul 26, 2013 IP