By Sean P Aune

10 Places to Sell Your Web Site

By Sean P Aune

There comes a time when 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 when 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 happens?

Well, it’s time for you to look into selling it off — but then comes the question of where to do that. We’ve collected ten of the best options for you.

Flippa.com: has the most websites for sale, over 8,700 at time of writing and also has the largest number of buyers, over 800,000 are registered to buy websites and domain names on Flippa. They’ve done $165 million in transactions since launch in 2009. Flippa comes with a simple interface, a super powerful search feature, the option to upgrade your auction , they charge a small listing fee $9-$19, with a 10% 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 high quality sites through Deal Flow, website broker.


Flippa's homepage

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.


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?

  • zigojacko

    I don’t suppose you know of any UK based sites where you can buy/sell websites?


  • @zigojacko: Ebay.co.uk? Not particularly a good place to sell sites, but to be honest it’s probably the best available if you want a uk-focused site.

  • ok, little weird, sitepoint recommending digital point for selling a website.

  • zigojacko

    @46bit: Yes, I suppose eBay is an option, thanks for the suggestion :)

  • Martin

    Why didn’t you include themeforest?

  • SiteRedeemr

    We’re UK based – check us out at http://www.SiteRedeemr.com

  • You should be able to sell a UK website on any of those Marketplaces – your biggest pool of buyers is likely going to be in the USA anyway.

  • Dave

    The Warrior Forum also has a section where you can sell sites

  • To be honest, this is a horrible list. I think this was just posted to promote Flippa.

  • chrismorley-uk

    Strange how Sedo has been missed, which is a large site with a fantastic reputation, and yet some of the sites listed above look like a 5 year old made them in their bedroom and no serious buyer or seller would go near them with a barge pole.

  • Yes Sinthux, you are absolutely right. This post seems to be made just to promote Flippa which they keep on 2nd and didn’t even list Sedo.com in the top 10 list!

  • @chrismorley-uk: Sedo.com is primarily for domain name sales… I haven’t heard of anyone selling their sites on there, small or large.

  • esatyrical

    Now you have…..I bought a small site through Sedo this year for about $1500, as well as one other sold as a domain only but was Google-indexed with several pages of content for $150. True, sales of sites on Sedo are very much in the minority, but the validation and sales process is quite robust.

  • @FunWadi The list is alphabetic. Thanks for your feedback.

  • Jesoph

    Thank you very much for your sharing information.I also want to sell my website.My website is about 8 years and PR7.But I do not know how much my website is.And my website is http://www.dvd-photo-slideshow.com (PR7).Do you think how much is my website ?

    • Not a bad looking site joseph. Does it make any revenue ? Do you sell any links ? The real value is on the revenue it can generate. Just because it is a PR 7 doesn’t mean it can’t lose that page rank. So as a buyer you would see that as a risk.

    • Not a bad looking site joseph. Does it make any revenue ? Do you sell any links ? The real value is on the revenue it can generate. Just because it is a PR 7 doesn’t mean it can’t lose that page rank. So as a buyer you would see that as a risk.

  • TrafficBug

    @jesoph, use tool like estimatewebsitevalue.com to see how worth your domain actually is.

  • Emilie

    http://www.daltonsbusiness.com is a good place to sell your website. They hold the biggest UK businesses for sale database. This is the url to the internet businesses for sale listings : http://www.daltonsbusiness.com/buy/online-businesses-for-sale.
    The website offers also free valuation of your website : http://www.daltonsbusiness.com/businessvaluationrequest.aspx

  • wildscribe

    I am also surprised that eBay wasn’t mentioned either.

  • Great article. Haven´t been bying or selling too many websites myself yet, but who knows. :-)

  • Anew website http://www.flippingcenter.com it is great and free!

    • Anthony

      I’m sorry to say but no one is going to join a website that’s a clone of Flippa. Plain and simple.

  • I appreciate this article because it has given me a few websites that I didn’t know about to check out. I use flippa on a regular basis, but ever since they changed the success fee to be placed solely on the sellers I have been searching out a new sales area. It is costing me around $50 every single sale and some sites are only fetching around $100. Not a great profit there. Though Flippa is getting rich.

    In the comments above a bunch of websites that sell domains like Sedo are mentioned. I would just like to remind everyone that the title of this post was about ‘websites that sell websites’ and not domain sites.

    In the last 4 months I have been testing and checking out other websites to sell on but with no success like flippa. I do encourage competition because this would make some sites like flippa rethink their charges.

    On the other hand I think flippa is great for 2 reasons:

    Flippa gives the buyer a due diligence area to they can see what the website they are potentially buying is or even could be. This helps them get an educated decision based on facts and not just what the seller tells them. Other sites that have a due diligence is not very good when it comes to being fact.

    Second, Flippa seems to be their for the buyer and not for the seller. As I stated they had changed the success fees a few months ago to reflect strictly on the seller. While I don’t think this is good as a seller this is good for a buyer and should bring in more buyers. It is a “catch 22” which I for one do not think is right.

    Right now website sales are down by almost half price and Flippa and other sites should realize this and change their fees to support this.

  • any website for FREE listing?

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