Jun 11 2008

How to Sell Your Blog

I’ve tried lots of ways to make money online. I’ve found some work, and some don’t. Yet I’ve never tried to sell a site… until now.

Blogs with Value

First, of course it needs to have value. The number one rule of selling a website or blog is that it’s value is how much someone will buy it for. Value comes in different things that can range from a good domain name to unique content, to money made to PR and traffic.

Determine What You Want

This is important. You don’t want put your price too high, it will scare off the buyers. You don’t want to put it too low either, you could rip yourself off.

With my sale of Blogging Addiction, I asked for a start price, with $50 reserve (minimum I would take) as well as a $200 BIN (buy it now). Of course I didn’t expect $200 and am considering lowering it. You can follow the auction at Digital Point.

Find a Platform

You need to find somewhere to sell it, for a successful sale. The options are mainly, a forum like Digital Point, Sitepoint, or Ebay.

For domain sales and cheaper website sales, I would recommend Digital Point. I’ve received a lot more bidders than I would of expected for a domain that I was almost going to flat-out drop.

Sitepoint is more for higher value domains. It does cost to list your auction.

I would suggest eBay as a last resort.

Find a Buyer

After you have the price negotiated, thats about it! You then just need to transfer your domain and files to the buyer.

I originally wanted to write this article to show how to do that. How to transfer your domain and website to the buyer, however I couldn’t find any good information. Instead I will be contacting my hosting company in order to figure out the best way to do so. Stay tuned for Part 2 of How to Sell Your Blog.

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  1. Jim said:

    Great, practical advice. I was looking for something like this, I’ll definitely be staying tuned for part two. I’ve heard so much about Sitepoint and eBay and all that, but no real step-by-step directions on how to do it effectively. Thanks for the know-how!

    June 12th, 2008 at 3:12 pm
  2. rob said:

    not that i’m anywhere near selling BlogToGreat, i like your advice and suggestions

    thanks

    June 13th, 2008 at 7:30 am
  3. Jay said:

    I think this is one reason why I haven’t sold a site yet because I’m a noob and don’t want to get ripped off or whatever. I would be interested in the step-by-step directions on how to do it if you ever find out.

    I know what to do vaguely, but I’m sure I’m missing a step or two.

    Also, I heard Sitepoint was a lot better in selling sites than DP because DP buyers don’t go too high with prices… just a heads up.

    Jay

    June 15th, 2008 at 12:31 am
  4. Dennis Edell said:

    You’re not selling BAYB are you?

    June 15th, 2008 at 5:27 pm
  5. Matthew Henrickson said:

    I am going to follow up about how I sold the site etc, other than the auction.

    Thats why I recommended sitepoint after digital point especially if its a bigger sale.

    No this is another experiment to make money. I want to develop a few other blogs and see how they sell.

    June 15th, 2008 at 5:36 pm

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