Are you planning to sell off a blog you no longer have time to update regularly? Follow my experience with Flippa.com.
My plan was to list my gardening website last weekend, but, as usual life got in the way.
I have never used Flippa before, so this is a learning experience for me.
Listing the Site for Sale
This took about an hour, with half of that because I could not find my cPanel log in details. I needed these so I could verify that I owned the site by uploading a small text file from Flippa. I had the log in details on my old laptop, which fortunately still works.
I verified the Google analytics and Adsense earnings because that cost me nothing. I decided not to take any of the upgrade options.
I set a reserve price and set a starting price of $50.
I have left the auction to run at the default 30 days.
How Much Does Flippa Cost?
$29 plus a success fee, which is $10 (or 5% EDIT)
Why Am I selling?
I started too many projects and have decided to end this one because I need to devote the time I have to the two projects that I am keeping on.
I love gardening, but dislike writing about it. Gardening is my relaxation from writing and I do not want to make it my writing subject.
How Much Does the Site Earn?
On the auction you can see that the verified Adsense earnings are $15 a month. This is over the past year and with only a few, weekly posts over the past few months to keep the blog active in Google’s eyes.
My first bid (at the starting price) came in within two minutes of posting the auction
Follow the Auction
Here is the link to the auction of WebGardeningTips.com, the site I am selling. (It opens in a new window)
Are You Interested?
Do you want to see how Flippa works?
Do you have any advice for me?
Are you thinking of selling your own site?
Written by Phil Turner, an ex-teacher from Ireland. Phil believes that to succeed in anything you have to help others and share your own knowledge. He makes a living mostly by writing on his own sites, which include HowToMakeExtraMoneyWriting.com and 21CWoman.com.
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