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I particullarly would like to find out about valuing a website (based on page rank / visits / profitability??) and tax considerations about selling a personal site (obviously country specific).
Any help wold be much appreciated!
I purchased one site for $5k a few years ago. The site didn't generate any revenue, but had a single-word .com domain, excellent listings in yahoo, and traffic centered around its forums. Since I planned to jettison the forums, I felt the only asset value was in the domain name itself and future traffic. Even at 5cents/click, it turns out it was a good buy.
Ive got a regional directory site that i was thinking of selling (ive got a few other ideas that i just dont have the time or capital to implement), but from the various calculations,etc it doesnt look worth my while.
My main problem is that I set the site up, but I dont have the facility or time to update and maintain it as I would like (I had plan to write articles, etc for the site). Also the site doesnt generate any revenue, as i intended it as a not-for-profit site, so its not a very attractive prospect for a potential buyer!
I think ill just do my best to keep the site up to date and try to generate some revenue from it!
Does anyone know if affiliate programmes are a worthwhile activity for generating income (im fairly new to the web business world but I assume that APīs are really only of use if they are related to your market)? I have very few graphics on my site as it is, and im hesitant to add banner adds, etc (i really detest 99% of the ads out there - what can i say - i from a marketing background!).
Im off to scour other threads for some info, but thanks again for your speedy responses!
one more question, as I set the site up on my spare time and havent generated income from it, i havent registered it as a business and therefore tax, etc.
I had a look at a couple of affiliate programme sites and they require tax information.
Will i need to register my site as a buiness in order to subscribe to these programmes? I registered my details with a site that acted as a third party bewteen publishers and advertisers and they sent me a tax form to fill in!
Basically i want to know what the score is with generating income from your website, while in full time employment?