There comes a time when you need to sell your baby, I am referring to your website/s of course…
So in such a time, what do you do, where do you begin? Here are the sites I recommend you visit. This also applies to when you’ve got some cash on hand and want to make an investment in an existing website, rather than building something from scratch.
Make sure you read my beginner’s guide to buying and selling websites if you’re not familiar how the business works.
Investors Club is the newest platform of the bunch, but I really like the idea behind it. Basically, it’s a pay-to-join club where all members will be able to browse all the details of the properties available to buy. There is no need to apply and sign NDAs for every project, as happens with other platforms, since the buyers here are all serious and paying money to be in the club in the first place.
There is also the possibility of investing in websites and having the Investors Club team manage the project for you, making this an ideal platform for beginner investors as well.
This broker specializes in sites valued at 60k to 5 million USD. They provide an excellent guide on calculating the value of your website.
This broker specializes in mid-size deals, and is an excellent choice if you have a sub-$60,000 website to sell. They used to deal with WordPress plugin/theme businesses but I’ve heard that they’ve moved away from that as from this year.
This is an easy beginner’s marketplace where anybody can list his website or even domain for sale, regardless of its projected value. It’s a well-run marketplace and I’ve personally bought domains from here with no problems at all.
Check out their website valuation tool, it’s quite nice and comprehensive. They’ve been in the game for a long time and even organize a small conference for people who are frequent buyers and sellers of websites, mostly Amazon Affiliate sites.
A site focusing on selling smaller side projects.
Transferslot is a curated marketplace where profitable side projects founders can sell their product to a community of trusted buyers.
1Kprojects is a curated marketplace where makers sell their neglected projects and unused domains.
The Hardest Things about Investing in Websites
Check out the tweet below and its replies from some interesting thoughts from top investors and brokers about what they think are the hardest things about investing in websites.
— Dom Wells (@TeamOnFolio) February 5, 2020
Are you interested in selling your plugin or theme business? Have you sold your business already? I’d love to hear your story, leave a comment below or contact me.