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    worth trying to sell?

    Is a custom coded social networking site with around 6k users worth anything... PHP4/mySQL, hardly any active users... but I have 6,000 email addresses so that could easily change with an email blast. Curious because I no longer develop the site, it is just collecting dust on my server... but it still gets a few registrations a day. Looking to sell if it is worth my trouble. I'll try the marketplace if enough people tell me it is worth it. Thanks!

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    It is worth something yes, imo, but how much is debatable. There are a ton of social network sites out on the net now, and it is hard to get people to switch over to a new site, so one with very little activity is probably not going to sell for that much.

    However, I would spruce it up a little bit and then try to sell it. Send out that email blast and try to get activity back up, make sure it has a nice design, etc.. I definitely think that you could at least get enough money from it to be worth your troubles.
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    Really depends on the demographic of those 6,000. If you have 6,000 people on a very specific niche that is a high-margin commercial subject and those 6,000 are proven to buy products when you make an offer to them, then it could be extremely valuable. If those 6,000 are random people with no common interest and never buy anything, then it's not going to attract much attention from buyers.
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    Good point. It is a niche site, so it might sell. I'll try to get a little activity going on the site and see if anyone bites.

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    What niche?
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    The particular niche will have an impact. Also consider that if I was to use google to "buy" those 6k they could easily cost 10 cents each. So Maybe it's worth that much right off.

    Other factors:
    1) How much is it used?
    2) How stale is the content?
    3) Is it monetized?

    Theres more to look at and each buyer seems to have their own list...
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    It isn't monetized because I just never bothered to place ads however the design is such that it wouldn't be hard to throw a few google ads or something in there. As far as what niche, it is a motorcycle community.


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