1. Quickly find sites and domains for sale in the marketplace based on criteria that interests you.

    Enter Marketplace
  2. Advertising
    y u no do it?

    Advertising (learn more)

    Advertise virtually anything here, with CPM banner ads, CPM email ads and CPC contextual links. You can target relevant areas of the site and show ads based on geographical location of the user if you wish.

    Starts at just $1 per CPM or $0.10 per CPC.

Selling a site before it makes revenue?

Discussion in 'Sites' started by Will.Spencer, Apr 3, 2005.

  1. #1
    How would you sell a web site that hasn't hit its revenue stride yet?

    For example, a site that is still deep in the sandbox.
    SEMrush
    How would such a site be valued?

    An example site: http://www.java-faq.com

    Lots of content, but it's new. No PR yet. I expect a PR of 5 if Google ever does another #$%%^ PR update.
     
    Will.Spencer, Apr 3, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. chachi

    chachi The other Jason

    Messages:
    1,600
    Likes Received:
    57
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    As Seller:
    100% - 0
    As Buyer:
    100% - 0
    #2
    traffic and page views. That is what I think most people who buy websites would be interested in knowing.
     
    chachi, Apr 3, 2005 IP
  3. Blogmaster

    Blogmaster Blood Type Dating Affiliate Manager

    Messages:
    25,901
    Likes Received:
    1,350
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    380
    As Seller:
    100% - 0
    As Buyer:
    100% - 0
    #3
    That is not an easy thing to do. Most people want cold hard evidence that their investment is going to pay off.
     
    Blogmaster, Apr 3, 2005 IP
  4. oalhajjar

    oalhajjar Guest

    Messages:
    87
    Likes Received:
    2
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    As Seller:
    100% - 0
    As Buyer:
    100% - 0
    #4
    Will I think that you will lose significant value if you sell now.

    In website valuations there is nothing more important that documented and stable revenues.

    That said you're better off getting the PR and a month or two of revenue. When you're armed with that info, you'll be able to command a premium for your site -- and that's a whole let better than letting it go at a discount when it's fresh!
     
    oalhajjar, Apr 3, 2005 IP
  5. Blogmaster

    Blogmaster Blood Type Dating Affiliate Manager

    Messages:
    25,901
    Likes Received:
    1,350
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    380
    As Seller:
    100% - 0
    As Buyer:
    100% - 0
    #5
    The revenue is not as important as rankings and traffic IMO. A smart business person will understand the potential based on that.
     
    Blogmaster, Apr 3, 2005 IP
  6. fryman

    fryman Kiss my rep

    Messages:
    9,605
    Likes Received:
    777
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    370
    As Seller:
    100% - 0
    As Buyer:
    100% - 0
    #6
    You are absoultely right. I would much rather buy a site that gets thousands of uniques per day than one that gets 200, no matter what the earnings are. I know many sources of $$ for a high traffic site and could turn it into a money machine.
     
    fryman, Apr 3, 2005 IP