Buying and Selling Websites Market Update Oct. 22 – 28, 2010

This weeks market update includes a site started by Facebook.com founder  Mark Zuckerberg.

Name

#Bids Sale Price Established Visitor/Month Profit/Month

Multiple on Net Rev
Bikecarrierdirect.com 1 $65,000 Jan 2007 6,990 $3,903 16.7
FaceMash.com 10 $30,201 No Details n/a
Freeresumes.net 28 $15,000 Jun 2002 20,388 $1,090 13.8
Howtoplaypianochords.org 6 $8,800 Mar 2010 83,980 $328 26.8
Megaswf.com 6 $7,500 Apr  2008 122,000 $282 26.6
Cityclix.net 1 $7,500 Aug 2009 1,975 $0 n/a
Likesandfollowers.com 12 $7,000 Sep 2010 250 $325 21.5
Gighour.com 2 $7,000 Aug 2010 9,500 $0 n/a
Viagraonline.com 2 $7,000 No Details n/a
The-buckle.com 21 $6,000 Dec 2003 1,458 $750 8
Getmefans.net 9 $5,800 Oct 2010 1,301 $1,731 3.4
  • Facemash was created Oct 2003 but no definite info was given regarding its registration. It’s the first website prior to facebook by Mark Zuckerberg.
  • Traffic is said to be 600/month on a regular basis but it’s not indicated in the field where it should appear. Same with profit.

Give us your thoughts on what you see.

David & Chris

3 Responses to Buying and Selling Websites Market Update Oct. 22 – 28, 2010

  1. Doug Lampi November 1, 2010 at 9:22 am #

    Good to see the Multiple on Net Revenue differences for the various sites.

    I’d be interested in a review of, for example, Howtoplaypianochords.org – the technology used, and the marketing that grew their traffic.

    Thanks Dave and Chris!

  2. Admin November 3, 2010 at 9:11 pm #

    Yes, it’s interesting to see the traffic some of these sites have. Based on some basic research it looks like they have done a great job with natural search traffic. There are other strategies that can drive the traffic too, we talk about those in our membership area. From what I can see they did a great job of putting together some good affiliate promotions.
    David

    • Camila May 24, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

      It’s the age old question of buy veruss build. Do a complete business plan for a start-up. Conservatively project your costs to achieve the same level of profit that the existing company is generating. Compare the star-up’s capital requirements against the existing company’s purchase price. Are they even close? I’ve done this evaluation many times. Each time the answer was obvious, even with a low level of precision. -1Was this answer helpful?

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