How to Sell a Website
Chances are, if you’ve found this article, you have a website that you are considering selling, but you want to know if you should and where you should sell it.
Why Sell your Website?
Selling a website can be a great solution for a few reasons; if you’ve lost interest in the brand you host on the website, if you’re moving on to a new project, you’re struggling to make money, or you want to cash out for a profit. And with the money you get from selling your site, you can reinvest in new projects.
Selling your site while it is in the ‘green’ or has an upwards trajectory is the prime time to sell – potential buyers will see this as an investment. They’re more likely to offer your asking price, as they can justify based on possible future earnings.
Where to sell your website
There are many places to sell your website efficiently and securely, and with the proliferation of NFTs, the digital marketplace is set to expand even more over the next year.
Much like selling a physical product online, you need to advertise where people are looking to buy. For physical products, a site like eBay or Gumtree has a dedicated and large base of customers. For websites, at Elevate Agency we can recommend the website marketplace, Flippa.
With over 5,000 websites currently for sale on Flippa, it provides a fantastic, clean UI for prospective buyers to learn about the ins and outs of your website before purchasing. Clean and easy to use, website information is clearly displayed, along with monthly earnings and an asking price.
Once signed up, buyers can view website analytics, ‘watch’ a website before deciding to make an offer, and contact the seller for more information.
So you have a place to sell your website – but what are the next steps to making money from your successful website on Flippa?
Using Flippa to Sell your Website
Selling your website can seem a little overwhelming to begin with. Luckily, Flippa provides an easy to use Valuation Tool. Just put your in your websites URL, follow the steps and you’ll be provided with an estimated valuation for your site.
If you wanted to estimate the value of your site yourself, a general rule of thumb is to take your monthly earnings and times it by between 24/36 times; the total being the value of your site.
Taking a look at similar websites is also a great way or accurately valuing your own site. Use the detailed search function that Flippa provides to see sites like yours.
Confident in the value of your site? Know that you want to take the next step and start making money by selling your site? It’s time to start selling! Just enter your URL and you can start the process on Flippa easily.
As Flippa affiliates, we’re huge fans of how easy selling a website on their platform is. And websites are just the beginning – you can also sell Apps, Domains, and even content on their site.