If you are planning to buy or sell a website, you probably have already heard about Flippa. It is the largest online marketplace for websites. However, most people who were listed for sale on a website, peanuts (eg, $ 100), or to sell it in order not to sell at all.
How? While the seller did not do his homework. You can sell (and your profits) you want to maximize your chances, the following 11 tips will help you.
1. Make sure your website to earn money
This is the most important factor. If you want to sell a website successfully, it will make money. Even if your site is monetizing that traffic would be a bad decision list before it, has been a huge traffic. You will be able to sell it, but you will not get the money until the real value of the site will be down.
Your website is to earn $ 50 or less per month, then sold it to Forget. Try to improve your traffic, at least $ 300 per month to increase your income, stable income, and then record it. $ 300 Google AdSense is coming from, for example, you can sell the site as much as $ 8,000. Obviously, the more you have to sell before your income, is expected to rise as well. $ 300 is just a ball park figure.
Remember that you will have to show proof of revenue, and income, as most buyers will calculate the average of the last four or six months.
2. Make sure that you have the Google Analytics data
The most serious buyers before an official proposal want to see your Google Analytics data. They will use this to verify your traffic levels, and make sure you are claiming income consistent with the pattern of service.
Once again, people are going to want to see the data for at least six months. If you are planning to sell your website, therefore, it is to sell at least six months before it would be wise to install Google Analytics on.
3. Work on your confidence rating
Each member has a confidence rating of Flippa, and most buyers will check it before placing their bids. In other words, the higher your confidence rating, the higher the chances of selling your website.
As a result of the actions you should take to improve your confidence rating (eg, Facebook and LinkedIn to connect with Flippa account, verify your phone number and so on).
4. Set the length of the auction for 7 days
In my opinion, the optimal length of seven days for an auction Flippa. The length of time that you make sure your most buyers at the auction (eg, a week, and during the holidays Please log log) will see, yet you’ll create a sense of urgency on those interested.
Many people set the length of the auction for 30 days, and died as a consequence of their auction. Many interested buyers should refrain from bidding, others have plenty of time, because yet again, and then the auction will see, for the same reason it is almost forgotten.
5. Set the lower reserve / high minimum bid
A lower minimum price set in the auction if the following message is displayed: bright green color “Bidding is open and the reserve has been met.” This is a big motivation for potential buyers, and it stimulates them to bid.
And what do you think about selling the site for less than it’s worth, do not worry. You can always set a high minimum bid. In addition, the low-price strategy to protect you filter out the non-serious buyers.
6. Set a reasonable price bin
Price “Buy it Now” there is a reason. It is a customer who is a bidding war on your website, what do you think it’s worth paying to avoid and should not be interested in to buy.
The problem is an unrealistic idea about the quality of the vendors on their websites, and hence they are crazy bean prices are set. This is a stop for potential buyers, because it indicates that you have no idea about what you are doing.
Some friends asked what they think the value of your website, and then it’s a reasonable price to determine the bin.
7. Do not cheat on your description
More details you want to keep the hype, people are more desperate to sell and you would think that your website is not a difficult one. For example you should avoid comments include: “huge potential”, “opportunity of a lifetime!”, “My loss is your gain!”.
Secondly, the project is not in the composition of what can be done. Some people are making a list of websites that $ 10 per month, and they go on saying: “This website has been possible to easily $ 4,000 per month.” If you knew for sure that the site will be sold for such a low price does not ….
8. Each Reply to comment
Even if you write a crystal clear description of the people still have questions, and they’ll ask in the comments section. It is important to answer every comment, because this will not be encouraged to place a bid on this comment, but it will improve the credibility of the overall auction.
Secondly, you can not delete a comment, unless you have a good reason to do it. Some vendors try to hide because they are usually deleted from the comment, Flippa is the red flag
9. For Sale is a credible reason
One of the first things people will ask you, why you are selling. If there is no credible because they rightly assume that the website is going down the hill, and you want to get rid of it before it becomes worthless.
In fact, it’s a good idea, because the auction sale will be included in the description.
10. Invite eligible customers
If you want to bid more for your auction, you can invite qualified buyers directly. First of all the police website (either open or won the auction) Browse through the market looking for the same.
Once you find one, browse through the comments, and a high confidence rating that is asking questions about the auction, with users trying to find out. Buyers in this site, and you can send them a message inviting them to view your own auctions.
11. Keep your auction homepage
When creating your list, you can upgrade to one of the most important “list on the front page is”. It costs $ 29, but it’s because the majority of buyers to browse Flippa on the front page, a lot of visibility to your auction.
You upgrade a second time, too, slipped to the second page of the auction you can purchase once. It would be a good idea after the first two or three days, you still would not have accepted a qualified bid.