Most web hosting providers agree - in the event that you decide that you absolutely must sell your site, it would be a good idea if your site is already earning money and generating revenue, from Adsense for example, that you should not accept anything less that 2 years revenue.
Before You Sell Your WebSite…
More and more website owners are today finding themselves in that situation where they have to sell their website so as to move on to something else.
However you need to be very careful not to sell yourself short. After all, a lot time, effort and money must have already gone into the development of your website and, even if it is not yet a huge success, it is reasonable for you expect to recover at the very least a generous percentage of what you spent on the site.
What are your options for selling a website?
This is why the first option you should consider is that of you keeping the site and abandoning plans to sell. To do this it is useful to take a longer-term view of things. Remember that the longer you keep your site the higher the chances of you being able to sell it at a decent price. You can find a way to devote a few hours from your schedule in the maintenance of the site and bid your time waiting to get a better price or waiting for a break that will make you decide to keep your site.
How much can you expect to receive for your website?
But in the event that you decide that you absolutely must sell your site, it would be a good idea if your site is already earning some money, say Adsense revenues, that you should not accept anything less that 2 years revenue. That is if for instance the site is earning an average of about $30 a month from Adsense, you should not accept anything less than $720 for the site. Personally I would not sell it for anything less than $1,000 after taking into consideration the value of the domain name on its’ own.
The same applies if you are auctioning it through Ebay for instance.
Your web hosting provider can help.
Your web hosting provider can help. Most web hosts have forums or blogs on which you can post information. Check with your web host to see if you can post your website "for sale" on their site.