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[WTS] - Custom Blog Design Business...PR4...5,300+ Backlinks!!

Discussion in 'Sites' started by tomah, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. #1
    Site url:
    http://AlphaBlogDesigns.com


    Site Overview:
    • PR 4
    • Original Content (many high quality articles)
    • 150+ RSS subscribers
    • 248 Mailing list subscribers
    • 30 posts with 444 comments
    • Unique design (featured in BestWebGallery)
    • Free WordPress Theme
    • 5,300+ backlinks

    Welcome to the auction. Without wasting much of your time, let me continue with the site details.


    Site Information:
    This site has been online for one year now. It was initially created as a hub for me to get work creating custom WordPress designs, and I wrote high quality content to drive traffic.

    The result?

    First month (March 08) - 8,000 UV's
    Second month (April 08) - 15,000 UV's


    Why are you selling?
    Other commitments during May '08, forced me to set web design work aside for a while. Then in November last year, I experienced some offline 'contention' with my online projects, and I blocked access to this site (and others).

    This meant Google could not spider the content, and it lost its rankings in the SE's.

    So, I can't report the traffic, (I can say though, since I opened access to the site again, there have already been visitors coming from existing links to the site).

    Anyway, the site is for sale because I'm not in the position to make the most of it, and with all the link juice the site still has I believe it offers a great opportunity to you, especially if you're a blog designer who wants a kick-start to your online blog design 'career'.

    The domain is well known around web development circles, having been featured by Smashing Magazine, I Love Typography, Logo Design Love, WP Candy, and other places.


    Revenue:
    I never ran ads on the site, ever. Revenue was generated by doing custom design work. Therefore, the revenue is entirely variable. It depends on how much you charge for your design work, and how much work you get. You can of course add advertising if you buy it.

    I can say though, there was never a shortage of work to do. The work I put into writing high quality articles, drove heaps of traffic very quickly. If you do the same, you'll soon have offers of work.
    SEMrush

    Site Expenses:
    Hosting : Less than $10/year on a shared server.


    What do you get after buying?
    • Domain
    • Website (Everything)
    • The Free WordPress theme I released
    • The mailing list I built up (you could send an email out to these 240+ people with an offer (free website design comp, free ebook, etc in return for a mention on their blog. Those who mention you will go into a hat or whatever...) and instantly you'll begin driving traffic and get the site on the map again.
    • Help, advice and instructions if needed


    Price?
    I had two choices here. Either;
    a) write 10 high quality, showcase articles and build the traffic up again and sell this site for what it's worth.
    b) sell it as is and hope someone makes a reasonable offer.​

    I'm hoping for the latter.

    Bidding starts at $100 (weeds out those not serious) and ends in approx 72 hours.

    Update: Due to keen interest, bidding will now close within 24hrs (if there are no more bids in the next 10-12 hours, I may close it earlier).

    I reserve the right to withdraw or end the auction at any time.
     
    tomah, Feb 10, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. butternyk

    butternyk Well-Known Member

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    #2
    $ 100 from me
     
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  3. CMSinvention.com

    CMSinvention.com Banned

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    #3
    i will bid $490
     
    CMSinvention.com, Feb 10, 2009 IP
  4. make.make80

    make.make80 Banned

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    #4
    Can i have the Screenshot of the source where you have checked your backlinks ?? coz i have checked at two places its showing me not more than 2 .. I doubt.
     
    make.make80, Feb 10, 2009 IP
  5. tomah

    tomah Peon

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    #5
    tomah, Feb 10, 2009 IP
  6. imphpguru

    imphpguru Active Member

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    #6
    Hi,
    Serious to buy this business. What is the top bid around?
    Thanks

    imphpguru
     
    imphpguru, Feb 10, 2009 IP
  7. tomah

    tomah Peon

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    #7
    The top bid so far is $490.
     
    tomah, Feb 10, 2009 IP
  8. triphp123

    triphp123 Well-Known Member

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    #8
    WTF??


    First Bid $100
    second bid(yours) $490?????????????:confused:
     
    triphp123, Feb 10, 2009 IP
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  9. tomah

    tomah Peon

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    #9
    Think about it, as soon as you post, 150 people will get it in their feedreader. Then the mailing list, free theme, etc, etc...

    It's a good deal, and if it's bought for this, it's a bargain.
     
    tomah, Feb 10, 2009 IP
  10. CMSinvention.com

    CMSinvention.com Banned

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    #10
    Will you accept $490 then please?
     
    CMSinvention.com, Feb 10, 2009 IP
  11. tomah

    tomah Peon

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    #11
    I'll tell you what...I'll shorten the auction from the original 72 hours, down to 24 hours.

    If there is no more interest/bids in the next 12 hours, I may contact you and close at 12 hours.

    Okay?
     
    tomah, Feb 10, 2009 IP
  12. tomah

    tomah Peon

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    #12
    Any other bidders? Highest bid is $490.

    Going to potentially close in an hour or so. If you have any questions, just ask.
     
    tomah, Feb 11, 2009 IP
  13. sagar.patil

    sagar.patil Peon

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    #13
    where's the domain hosted?
     
    sagar.patil, Feb 11, 2009 IP
  14. tomah

    tomah Peon

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    #14
    GoDaddy.

    Haven't heard from the highest bidder, so I'll allow further bidding for those interested.
     
    tomah, Feb 11, 2009 IP
  15. sizzle-designs

    sizzle-designs Peon

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    #15
    Going back to the original bid, if this site is still for sale, my bid is $125.
     
    sizzle-designs, Feb 15, 2009 IP
  16. tomah

    tomah Peon

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    #16
    Winning bid fell through, so I've decided to keep the site for a while. The 278 people on the list could prove useful for a future project.
     
    tomah, Feb 15, 2009 IP
  17. elle_media

    elle_media Peon

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    #17
    LOL. I'm on that list, so I hear ya. I'd be interested in knowing if you offer it for sale again. (Darn it, I really should have read my Google Feed earlier this week...)
     
    elle_media, Feb 15, 2009 IP