I commonly get asked the question, “Where can I sell my website”?
This is a question that so many webmasters ask all the time. There are so many places you can sell your website. Some of the websites listed in this article you might not have heard of. You might strongly consider your target audience before selling a website, though. Different websites could be a “difference maker” in choosing the correct place to sell your website. Obviously, you want the most you can get out of your website so always make sure you find out how much your website is worth before you sell it.
Below, I am listing all the top places you can sell your website
Flippa is a very popular website to sell your websites. See my Flippa review. Flippa is an eBay style website for selling websites and domain names. It does cost 19-$29 to list a website. Starter websites are $19 dollars (meaning they are less than 3 months old). Established websites do cost $29 to list them in an auction. There are a handful of upgrades you can pay. This will help get your auction in front of more eyeballs. It cost $99 and $249 for their two upgrades. Optionally, you can list your websites or domain names in their classified section. Additionally, you can sell applications with Flippa.com.
Buyers and sellers can feel safe with Flippa.com because they have a feedback system. Buyers and sellers leave each other feedback once transactions are complete. Flippa does constantly monitor their platform for fraud, too.
I do really like the user interface with Flippa, though. It’s very easy to use and you can set reserves for websites you are selling. You do need to pay a final value fee when you use Flippa.com, though. It does cost 12% of the total value if you use Flippa’s in-house escrow system. Optionally, you can pay through Paypal (then a 15% final value fee).
The traffic and exposure are pretty decent with Flippa.com. This is where I sell most of my websites.
EmpireFlippers is a premium website buy and selling website started by Justin Cooke and Joe Magnotti. They have an amazing podcast https://empireflippers.com/podcasts/ where they discuss all kinds of related information on buying and selling websites. For example, Amazon FBA, tracking virtual assistants, etc. I highly recommend you check out their podcast if you haven’t already!
But, EmpireFlippers.com isn’t for those that are looking to sell starter websites. Instead, it’s a marketplace for selling established websites. They have helped people buy and sell $37 million worth of websites for investors to grow their investments.
They do have a valuation tool at https://empireflippers.com/valuation-tool/ which can help you determine how much your website is worth based on the kind of website. For example, here are the monetization methods:
- Amazon Associates.
- Amazon FBA.
- Google Adsense.
- Info Products.
- Lead Generation.
- Monthly Recurring Subscription.
- Subscription or Productized Service.
I should note that from a sellers perspective your URL will not be displayed. Instead, the buyer will need to pay a 5% deposit to view the website. This deposit is refundable up until the final purchase of your website. EmpireFlippers.com does have an extensive vetting process. Meaning they check to validate earnings, traffic, verify that you’re a real person, etc.
Once a website transaction is agreed upon between the buyer and seller EmpireFlippers.com does handle the transfer. This is done through Zendesk.
BuySellWebsite was started in 2001. On their website, they state that they are the number 1 marketplace for buying and selling websites and they can reach 1,000’s buyers each week. One really nice feature I do like about BuySellWebsite.com is they can appraise your website manually. Meaning, they don’t use any automated tools. They will provide you with a 20-page appraisal. Website appraisals are free, too. Then, you can list your website with them for 3 months for free.
There are paid options if you don’t want to do a website appraisal, though. Two-week listings cost $69.00. Two-month listings cost $99.00.
BuySellWebsite.com does recommend using an Escrow company to make the exchange once you decide on selling a website. They, even have a sample contract which they recommend for websites that sell below $100,000.
When you think of NamePros you tend to think of a forum for domainers. Domainers are people that buy an sell domain names. I learned all about this when I took a course at DNacademy.com.
But, actually, you can sell entire websites through NamePros. There is a section on their forum where you can list your website for sale. It doesn’t cost you one penny to list your website for sale on NamePros either. However, they do have paid options which will allow your account to get more exposure, more perks, etc.
You have to be an established member at NamePros. If you don’t want to pay for an account it takes 7 days before your account is upgraded to an established member.
Websites generally sell pretty quick there, too. By quick I mean like 3 to 7 days quick! There is a quick walkthrough on their website which does show you how to post your website for sale. Mostly, you have to write it out manually and then people reply to the forum thread with a bid. You specify how long after the last bid when the auction will close. Then, it’s up to you to communicate with the buyer to complete the transaction.
I would highly encourage you to use Escrow for websites that you sell that are worth more than $300, though. Paypal can be risky for selling websites because you’re not covered by seller protection. The buyer always seems to be right when selling services through PayPal.
Lastly, you can even post a thread and promote your auction on Flippa.com, too. It’s free to promote your auction, too.
DigitalPoint is a forum website where webmasters discuss various topics related to developing websites. There is lots of information on this forum that relates to SEO, marketing, social networks, domain names, legal issues, copywriting, affiliate programs, programming, etc.
However, Digital Forum does have a place on their website where you can buy and sell websites. This is called their “Marketplace”. It doesn’t cost you anything to list your website and there are no final value fees, either. However, you do have to be an established member to buy and sell on their forum. You have to have your account active for more than 48 hours and you have to have 3 “likes” from 3 different members on their forum.
If you don’t want to contribute to their forum you can pay $25/month to have a premium membership. Also, you can pay $50 for 3 months or $75 for six months.
You can link your PayPal to Digital Point to sell your website. Digital Point does highly recommend that you use an Escrow website for online transactions, though. There is always a chance someone could do a chargeback with PayPal and you went ultimately give your website away for free.
Do make sure you check the buyer’s feedback before doing any transfers.
WebsiteBroker.com is a website where you can buy and sell websites and domain names. You can list your website for 90 days for $9.95. Additionally, you can pay $29.95 for a premium listing that will get more exposure.
What I like about WebsiteBroker.com is there is no final value commission that is charged once you sell a website through their platform.
WebsiteBroker.com does have a free website valuation tool which you can check the value of your website at: http://websitebroker.com/valuation/
Not a lot of traffic through WebsiteBroker, but it’s very cheap.
The Warrior Forum is a forum for internet marketers. A lot of affiliate marketers use their forum to talk about affiliate marketing, SEO, etc. But, you can list a niche site that you want to sell in their marketplace. So, if you have an affiliate based website you can have it listed their since affiliate marketers are prone to participate there. They have updated their forum years ago, so I had to find a place to find out where you can sell your website. I started a thread and found out you could sell your website at: https://www.warriorforum.com/other-website-products-services/
Optionally, you can pay $20 to link to your auction on Flippa.com if you want, too. Think of it as a way to advertise your website for sale to a group of affiliate marketers. Also, if you want to bump your thread up it does cost $20.
Warrior Forum isn’t ideal for every niche website you have. However, you can always try to sell it on their forum. But, what I like about this forum is you can link directly to your Flippa listing provided that it’s a website that appeals to affiliate marketers.
eBay isn’t a place most people think to look for selling websites. I have seen a lot of “turnkey” websites listed on eBay, though. I do like eBay because it’s free to list stuff there (at least the time of writing this). That or it cost .05 to .10 to start a listing.
However, I have bought many domain names on eBay. See this article on selling domain names on eBay. And yes you can use eBay to sell websites, too. You might consider using some of the above-mentioned sites and then also listing your website on eBay, too. You can always remove the auction if your website sells elsewhere.
Final Words of Wisdom
Overal, these are the best places to buy and sell your websites. For me, I have had the most success with Flippa. But, the other places to sell your website are some other great options. If you want to make money flipping websites I would suggest you learn how to sell your website using any of the above-mentioned websites.
Lastly, I have seen a handful of articles online about selling your website that is actually outdated. Meaning, they provide information that isn’t entirely accurate. I do try to update this article 3-4 times a year to ensure that it’s accurate information about selling your website.
I would like to hear from you and your experience with any of the listed websites. Do you have experience with them? Do you have any tips for selling your websites? Are there any websites that you believe should be added to this list? Please leave your comments down below.