Video by GarenArnold
Added Jan 03, 2019

Author GarenArnold
2015
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Here is my sample template of a website I am selling: https://flippa.com/10074674-homerugsforsale-com

Flippa.com Guide - How To Sell A Website

  • It only cost $25 to list a website on Flippa.com (for a standard listing). Most of the time you can easily get $100+ on any website you sell.
  • There is a 10% final value fee after you do sell your website.
  • Don't Use Paypal to sell your website. It's to easy to get ripped off that way. I would recommend Flippa Escrow or Escrow.
  • If you're selling a website from someone that has contacted you online. Go through Flippa and make a private listing (or just use Escrow).
  • Remember that even a website that doesn't make any money isn't necessarily worth any money.
  • If a website is generating income remember to multiply that website monthly revenue by 30. Meaning if you site is making $100 a month 100 X 30 = $3,000.
  • You should list your website for 30 days when you sell it.
  • Make sure you end your website during the week (preferably at 8 P.M.). From my experience websites sell for more during the week.
  • If you're website doesn't sell the first time on Flippa you can always relist it for free once.
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passion1802 Premium
Hi Garen,

I did not know how simple it was to sell a website you no longer want. Thank you for this informative video.

Very Helpful

Kind Regards,

Keisha
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GarenArnold Premium
Yeah, it's really pretty easy to sell a website. However, just make sure you spend about 1-2 hours of your time on the seller notes. That little added effort will typically make you $100-$200 with a minimal amount of work. It's actually pretty fun selling websites. I was shocked when I realized I got $400 for a website that generated zero income.
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passion1802 Premium
I will definitely look into it! Thank you
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GarenArnold Premium
Your welcome.
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BobyS82 Premium
So that's how it happens!
I was wondering how to do that. If you go and search online, you are just getting more and more confused. Now I know the steps that I need to go through.
I have a question:
I have a website, my first site that I was kind of training on it when I started with WA. I'm not working on it anymore.
It has around 20 well-optimized posts.
Can I sell it now until I have 2 months before the domain expire?
Thanks!
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merlynmac Premium
You can sell your site any time. You don't have to wait until your domain expires.
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GarenArnold Premium
Yes, you can certainly sell your website. However, make sure that you make it perfectly clear to people that they will need to renew the domain name before a specified date. Might want to make that part is bold and italics, too. I actually have a website for sale now and it needs to be renewed in 10 days. However, as a courtesy, I go ahead and renew it for them before handing the site over.

If it's well-written content and you have 20 well-optimized posts I wouldn't be surprised if you could get at least 100-200 dollars from the website.

Do let me know if you have any more questions about selling your website.
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GarenArnold Premium
A lot of people actually get kind of annoyed if you sell them a website that expires like 1 week after they purchase it. I always cover the renewal fee for them. It's just good business.
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merlynmac Premium
True..it's one of those things though where some really want the name transferred to them and so on so I would give them the option of I can register it for another year or we can do the transfer into your name, and extend it then, etc.
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PhilipC1 Premium
Hi Garen,

I wondered so may times how to sell a website. Thank you for this short but ever so enlightening training. This is a question I could just not find an answer to it anywhere.

No matter where I go online, since there is so much information, it can be hard to tear apart the good and legit website selling platforms from plain old rip offs.

I read somewhere once that it could cost over $200 to list a site for sale. That is too much. Albeit that is only one time then list for free but still that is a chunk of cash that you may never see again if your site does not sell.

Thank You Kindly Garen for your training and it really does have me thinking.

I was wondering if you could make training of going through the steps of how to sell a site, perhaps a video tutorial, because this area is far too new for me. Thanks again.
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GarenArnold Premium
I know what you are saying. There is a lot of information online and a lot of it's actually inaccurate. For instance, you only need to pay $25 to list your site. If it doesn't sell you can always list it again for free. However, it might be worth it to pay more money if your website is generating more income. Got to get it in front of as many people as you can.

I did this for a website I sold for 4,000 and it paid for itself.
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JamaleMc Premium
That was very informative I noticed also said that you could sell domains is it the same process
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GarenArnold Premium
Well to be completely honest with you selling websites and domain names are completely different. Meaning you can buy a domain name for under $10 at Namecheap, goDaddy etc. I haven’t had any success selling domain on Flippa though. Instead, I would use Sedo for that. It’s a much better platform to sell domain names.

But truth be told, selling domain names can take quite a while. For instance you might have to sit on the domain name for six months to two years.
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Sorayacge Premium
Hi! this is very interesting! What I don't understand is, once you sell a website, what happens about the hosting? In the video you said that it is shared hosting, but the new owner would have to find new hosting, wouldn't they? Or not...? Thanks for the great training!
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GarenArnold Premium
That is a good question about web hosting.

I will attempt to explain it the best way I can. Say I sell a website to you. This means that you move the website over to your server. Meaning it will no longer be on my server. So, at Wealthy Affiliate, we get 25 sites with our premium account. Therefore, I can have a number of different sites under my name.

As far as what most people that buy websites they typically already have a web hosting account with Hostgator, GoDaddy, Namecheap, InMotion, BlueHost, etc.

All they are doing is taking the files from my server and putting it on their server. Then, they point the DNS to their server.

Typically, people do not sell their hosting account. One because my personal information is tied to it and two because I don't know that person that I sold the site to. Therefore, I don't want them to buy a bunch of stuff under my name or something.

I hope this makes sense.
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Sorayacge Premium
Thank you, that's perfect and makes total sense. :)
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GarenArnold Premium
Also, people will try to ask you if you will sell your Amazon Associates account with websites that you sell, too. Don't make that mistake. It's against Amazon's TOS to sell affiliate accounts. I get asked this question all the time when I post websites for sale.

I'm guessing they got their account banned or something.
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Sorayacge Premium
Oh wow that's so important to know. I think I would have assumed it went with the site. Thank you!
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GarenArnold Premium
Yeah all they have to do is change some settings in a plugin to integrate it with their Amazon Associates account. Every Amazon niche site I sell I give them EasyAzon for free. It's a $67 value. One of the best plugins that I have ever got and I can install it on an unlimited amount of websites.
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Sorayacge Premium
Gosh more valuable information. Thank you Garen!
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