It is a joyous time when you are ready to sell your website.While you will be fraught with questions and unknown variables when ultimately you decide to sell your website it can be like winning a jackpot and a big change to your life.You might have been building your web business for years, consistently working on it day after day and night after night.
But before this can happen you have to make the sale, which in and of itself is a tricky task.I sold a website back in 2004 and at the time it was a pretty big deal for me. It went through 3 different domain name and site name changes, at least 4 major design changes and I put in thousands of hours working on it over 7 years, but damn it was fun most of the time.Eventually it became time to move on and pass my baby on to new hands that would keep it growing and moving forward.The funny thing was I didn’t really think about selling my site because it was making money so consistently.It had become so routine that it was just part of my life. It produces revenue so has a value – let’s give it a go!
I really wanted to move on to other projects and just the idea of not having to look after the site was a huge relief – I knew selling it was the right thing to do. I’m going to recount the processes I went through to sell my site.
By no means should you consider what I did as hard and fast rules but they should give you some guidelines.
Remember that there are many ways you can go about the process and you should explore all your options before deciding to sell.
Your site is worth as much as someone is willing to give you for it. I know, that doesn’t help when you go out advertising a site for sale and everyone is asking how much you want for it and you don’t know what to say.
You don’t want to undercut yourself especially after years of hard work, but then again, you are selling a website – virtual property – it just seems a little bit strange doesn’t it.
That’s what my friends told me after I sold my site. ” Me: “Yeah” Friend: “But a website isn’t anything, how did you get money for it?