How to sell a website step by step. If you have been thinking that it’s time to sell your website, you will be glad to hear that the process of selling a blog or website is fairly straightforward.
This article explains the steps involved in how to sell a website. From the initial pre-planning stage, to the listing process, the legal contracts you need, managing the transfer of assets and post-sale tips.
In addition to this guide, take a look at our current listings of websites for sale.
How To Sell A Website – 8 Important Steps
The pre-planning stage of selling a website involves everything you do before it’s ready to be put up for sale.
This includes making sure that you have the site in good condition. Some things to consider:
- The website is live, with no broken pages
- Analytics are connected and have been tracking the traffic for some time (preferably since launch)
- The site is indexed in Google with no manual penalties
- It is self-hosted. Our recommended host is this one, where you can get hosting for just $2.95. Or, if you have a high-traffic website, go for this one which offers more premium features.
- It’s using WordPress.org (no Blogger, Tumblr, Wix, or Squarespace sites) If you need to get it on WordPress we can help, contact us.
- You are tracking the monthly profit and loss
2. Get a website valuation
We will respond with a suggested listing price.
3. List your website
Your Niche Investor rep will build the listing for your website, and include it in our marketplace. Your rep will then promote the listing and engage with interested potential buyers.
You are encouraged to share your listing page and let your audience know your site is for sale as well.
4. Negotiate offers
Once your listing is live on Niche Investor, it will be publicly viewable. Interested buyers will be able to send offers for your review.
As offers come in, you will be able to accept, reject or counter until you reach a price and a deal that you are happy with.
Your Niche Investor rep will assist in facilitating this for you, and be available to answer any questions at any time.
5. Enter into the sale agreement
Once you have accepted an offer from a buyer, you will enter into a legally binding contract.
Niche Investor provides this legal contract that both you and the buyer agree to and sign. This contract contains details and clauses that outline the responsibilities of both parties, how payment will be arranged, and how and when the transfers will take place.
It also includes specific legalese that protects you from non-paying buyers and additional issues that could arise.
6. Receive The Payment
When all parties have signed the contract, we will then start the payment process. The buyer will send the payment in full to Escrow for holding.
7. Transfer the assets
When Escrow confirms that your buyer’s payment has been secured, it is time to send over the assets.
The assets include the website files, database, domain, social accounts, email subscribers, ad network account, and many other things that transfer in the sale of a website.
We provide you with a step-by-step white glove service every step of the way. We help in facilitating the website migration, domain transfer, and provide you with an easy-to-follow checklist for what items to send the buyer, when.
This process can take up to 7-10 business days.
8. Finalize The Sale Of Your Website
Once all assets have been received, the buyer will fulfill their responsibility in the contract and release the funds from Escrow. The sale of your website will be complete.
How To Sell A Website – Conclusion
As you can see, there are a few things to consider when it comes to how to sell a website.
If you are ready to sell your website, fill out the ‘What Is My Website Worth?‘ form to get a free website valuation.