There comes a time where we all have an idea for a web site, we set it up and then…we never have time to work on it. There also comes a time where you realize you don’t have the passion you once did, and instead of just letting it die, you want to find a new caretaker for your once beloved web site. So, what do you do when one of these situations happen?
Well, it’s time for you to look into selling it off — but then comes the question of where to do just that. We’ve collected ten of the best options for you, including SitePoint’s own flippa.com.
BuySellWebsite.com: BuySellWebsite specializes in established and start-up web sites. Established web sites cost $59 for a 2-week listing, or $99 for a two-month long listing (with a free one-month extension, for a total of three months) that includes being featured on the front page. Start-up sites cost the same, but don’t include the front page featuring.
Flippa.com: Flippa is the biggest marketplace for buying and selling web sites having sold $25 million web sites since starting off right here, as part of sitepoint.com. It’s more than just a rebranded SitePoint Marketplace though—Flippa comes with an improved interface, a super powerful search feature and a slightly modified fee structure—listing your site is $19, with a 5% success fee. What makes Flippa stand out from the pack is their trust and verification features, like phone number verification and verified Google Analytics traffic stats, which helps boost average selling prices. Flippa also attracts serious buyers who are prepared to pay good money for quality sites.
Forums.DigitalPoint.com: A forum for all types of web development that allows you to post a site for sale as long as you have been a member for at least 14 days, do not have a reputation in the red and have a minimum of 25 posts throughout their boards.
GeekVillage.com Forums: To list your site with the GeekVillage.com forums, it will cost you $9.95 per topic, and you must be a member in good standing with the forum.
InternetCompanyForSale.com: This site charges no commissions on the sales through their company, but they do have one time listing fees depending on the type of site you want to sell. Established sites pay $59.95 for list-til-you-sell. Start-up sites will cost you $39.95, and a Permanently Featured Listing, either for a established site or start-up, it will cost you $99 and will get you featured in their bi-weekly newsletter.
SiteIndeed.com: SiteIndeed provides basic listing ads for free for up to 90 days, but if you want to extend your listing past that they will charge you a fee based upon the number of days you choose. The site also provides featured listings that will give your site more prominent display for a fee, based on the number of days you wish to list it.
Talk.iWebTool.com: A forum dedicated to everything about developing your own web sites and domain names. It also has an active sales area for selling domain names, sites, scripts and more.
Webmaster-Talk.com Marketplace: A general sales site that allows you to do everything from promoting your services to selling your established sites. General listing fees are free, but services such as promotions will cost you credits you purchase with the site. With auctions, you can select to feature it on the main page, highlight it, etc., and those services will cost you a few dollars each.
WebsiteAcquire.com: WebsiteAcquire only charges $5 for listing your site, but it isn’t very browsing friendly. When a user clicks on the link to buy a site, they ask you to search on keywords instead of just letting you browse the currently available listings.
WebsiteBroker.com: WebsiteBroker allows you to sell both domain names and complete web sites. Web sites can be listed for 90-days for $9.95, or $29.95 for a premium listing that gains you extra exposure. Domain names have similar auctions priced at $9.95 for standard listing and $14.95 for premium. There is no commissions charged on completed listings.
Which site is your favorite for selling your excess web sites?