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Buying/Selling Your Web Business
Anyone has experience?
directwheels

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Msg#: 4229417 posted 1:06 am on Nov 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

Has anyone here bought or sold a web business before? Can you please share how it was done?

I am interested in knowing how you found a seller or buyer. Did you go through a broker service?

I know you can always post it on Flippa nowadays, but there doesn't seem to be too many quality businesses listed for sell on there.

 

Essex_boy

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Msg#: 4229417 posted 9:06 pm on Nov 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

Depends on how much your turning over as to whether or not you use a business agent, try listing it on ebay :)

enigma1

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Msg#: 4229417 posted 11:32 am on Nov 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

The problem with many auction type of sites is they don't differentiate the site types. So blogs are mixed with commerce or personal sites, making hard to find what you're looking for. There is also lots of hype because of shady methods to pump the site rank or traffic figures, in order to sell.

Going after a web business requires you have some fundamental understanding about the business itself and how the revenue is generated. If you are a descent merchant find an ecommerce site that is on sale and see if the merchandise is something you can handle.

Personally I would prefer to go after commerce, than risking investing to a site only because of traffic.

Jane_Doe

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Msg#: 4229417 posted 6:32 am on Dec 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

Maybe contact your competitors directly. I bought a great site that way.

Artstart

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Msg#: 4229417 posted 8:32 am on Dec 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

I sold my established business to the competitor several years ago. Company bought me out just to get rid of me)

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