Done With Your Home Based Business? Make Money By Selling Your Website

5 August 2015
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If you have a home based business, you likely have a website for it that you sell products or offer a service through. If you have decided to close your business, you need to decide what to do with your website. One thing you can do is to sell it instead of letting it sit there and get lost in space with all the other websites out there.  If you're thinking "how can I sell my website online?" Below are some tips to help you get the most money you can out of your website.

Determining What Your Website Is Worth

There is no set dollar amount for what your website is worth. You will basically get out of it what you ask for. You do not want to sell your website for less money than what it is worth. When considering what to ask for it, determine the amount of money your website brings in each month, and then subtract the money you spend each month to keep it running, such as what you pay for hosting and marketing. This should give you a ballpark figure on what to ask for.

Getting It Ready To Sell

Before you start to sell your website, you need to gather some information together. Your buyers will want to know things like how many visitors your website gets each day, and the rate of growth over a certain amount of time. For example, they may want to know how quickly your site has grown within the past six months. They will likely want to know the keywords you use, and how much traffic you get from the search engines. If you do not know all of this information, the company that hosts your website can provide it for you.

Advertising Your Website

Once you have all of the information together, it is time to find buyers. To get started, you should find stores in your area that sell your products. Once you find them, send them an email letting them know your website is up for sell, and give them your contact information. Give them a little information in the email about your website to pique their interest. For example, you could tell them the amount of visitors your website gets each month. Putting up ads on social media websites also works well.

Find online directories to list your website on. You can search for "online directories" in a search engine to find them. Put your web address on things like your business cards, and your company's letterhead.

If you do not want to do all of this work yourself, you can hire a website broker to do it for you. This person will first evaluate your website to determine the best price to sell it for, and then present it to local buyers to get the highest price they can.