Archive for July, 2014

Domain Name Holding in Website Purchases

July 19, 2014  |   How to Buy & Sell Websites   |     |   Comments Off on Domain Name Holding in Website Purchases

In a website sale which involves seller financing, the seller/lender needs some form of collateral as security against the loan. Most website business sales never involve collateral beyond the assets of the business for sale. In website transactions, the most common form ...

How to Sell a Website with a Premium Domain Name

July 18, 2014  |   How to Buy & Sell Websites   |     |   Comments Off on How to Sell a Website with a Premium Domain Name

In most website sales, my advice is the same: Never disclose your website URL in your public listings. The reason for this is you want to keep private as much of the sale information as possible. If the URL and sale price are ...

Verifying that Website Buyers Can Repay Debt

July 18, 2014  |   How to Buy & Sell Websites   |     |   Comments Off on Verifying that Website Buyers Can Repay Debt

The most common form of debt financing in website deals is seller financing. Traditional lenders almost never lend to website buyers. Sellers generally offer financing terms to buyers. There are a handful of specialty lenders that do lend to website buyers. ...

When to Structure an All-Cash Website Purchase

July 17, 2014  |   How to Buy & Sell Websites   |     |   Comments Off on When to Structure an All-Cash Website Purchase

Website sellers prefer to receive all-cash from buyers for their websites. But as a general rule of thumb, website deals over $100,000 generally involve some form of seller financing. So an all-cash deal usually applies to deals under $100,000. Of course, ...

Including a No-Shop Clause in a Website Purchase Offer Letter

July 14, 2014  |   How to Buy & Sell Websites   |     |   Comments Off on Including a No-Shop Clause in a Website Purchase Offer Letter

What is a no-shop clause?  A no-shop clause is occasionally included in an Offer Letter between a seller and potential buyer. This clause outlines in clear terms that the seller cannot solicit offers from any other buyers during a pre-determined time-frame ...

Should You Buy World Cup Websites for Sale?

July 12, 2014  |   How to Buy & Sell Websites   |     |   Comments Off on Should You Buy World Cup Websites for Sale?

As World Cup 2014 is about to end on July 13, 2014, many World Cup domain names and websites have been put up for sale. We have received tons of daily requests to buy or sell World Cup websites over the last ...

Add a Confidentiality Clause to your Purchase Agreement

July 11, 2014  |   How to Buy & Sell Websites   |     |   Comments Off on Add a Confidentiality Clause to your Purchase Agreement

After you buy a website, the last thing you need is for the seller to announce to the public how much you paid for the website. If the price goes public online, it's publicly-available forever. This will greatly limit any future ...

Creating Software Products to Increase Website Traffic

July 10, 2014  |   How to Buy & Sell Websites   |     |   Comments Off on Creating Software Products to Increase Website Traffic

After you buy a website, during your training period with the seller, you must learn every detail of how the seller drives traffic to the website. After you've mastered that, then, and only then, should you experiment with new ways to attract ...

Analyzing Websites with Seasonal Revenue Fluctuations

July 08, 2014  |   How to Buy & Sell Websites   |     |   Comments Off on Analyzing Websites with Seasonal Revenue Fluctuations

Performing proper due diligence on a website is probably the most important step in the website purchase process. Revenue trends are one of the factors you must analyze. However, some website businesses are seasonal and do not have steady month-to-month revenue trends. Therefore, comparing a ...