Doug’s post MrBlogging.com is For Sale! has got me to thinking that perhaps I should lighten my load by selling some of my own sites. Let’s face it, 9 blogs can be a bit much to handle and if I can get a half decent price for one or two of them I’d be foolish not to sell them. Once sold I will have the cash in my pocket and more time to concentrate on my existing blogs.
Doug mentioned Flippa as a site that flips or sells websites, but after checking them out I decided they weren’t for me. I did a bit of searching on the web and I’ve signed up with Sedo who I think offers all the tools needed to buy and sell domains through a very large community of users that come from all corners of the globe.
Using their facilities it is also possible to sell established sites, as long as they meet some simple criteria. Like I said I’ve only just had a quick look around and from what I can tell it involves submitting traffic stats that I assume is used to establish the value of the site. If the stats don’t meet their requirements the site is simply listed as a domain sale.
You can also use Sedo to park your domains which I’ve heard can be quite profitable. They explain Domain Parking as;
Domain Parking is a simple way to earn money from your domains’ natural traffic. If you have registered domain names, but they are not currently being used, then domain parking is a great way to put those domains to work earning you revenue. You can make money without even lifting a finger! The idle domain is used to display relevant advertisements – every time a consumer clicks on one of the advertisements you earn money.
I’ve listed three sites with them as domains and am now waiting for them to be processed which apparently takes a couple of days. I will keep you updated as to how things progress.