Why Do People Sell Websites?

If you want to buy websites, chances are you might be a little skeptical of someone claiming that they want to sell websites that are generating income for them.  Indeed it can be difficult to comprehend, particularly if the website is generating fairly passive income.  Nevertheless, just like any other business there are a wide variety of reasons people sell websites.  In this article we’ll take a look at some of them to clear up any skepticism website buyers may have.

They Need Money

Perhaps one of the most common reasons people sell websites (or any asset for that matter) is that they require a lump sum payment for a large expense that has arose.  These expenses could be anything from a down payment on a home to medical bills for a spouse or child.  Regardless, occasions do arise in life that may require a large sum of money and sometimes the monthly revenue a website generates simply doesn’t cut it.

Fund Raising

Another popular reason people sell websites is for the purpose of raising funds for a new project.  New projects often require a great deal of investment such as designers, programmers, and content.  As such, by selling a profit generating website for a large lump sum payment they’ll acquire the funds to help them get their new project off the ground.

Lost Interest

It’s likely happened too many of you – you start a project with a lot of passion but eventually, somewhere down the line you simply lose interest.  This is a common occurrence with webmasters as often building up a successful website is more fun than running an already success one.  Losing interest in a project can be detrimental to its success.  Many times people who lose interest will cease to effectively continue to develop and promote their site.  Although this may continue to generate profit in the short-run, it’s often better to sell off the website and allow someone who is more passionate to take over.

Lack of Time

Let’s face it; running a website can take a lot of time and effort.  Aside from maintaining the existing site, there’s content to generate, promotional activities to carry out and relationships to manage.  There are plenty of occasions that may arise in a person’s life that can take away from the time they once had to run the website.  As such, a common reason people sell websites is that they simply no longer have the time to effectively manage the site.  By making the decision to sell websites they’ll not only free up time, but also generate a lump sum of money to help them in other life endeavors.

Concluding Thoughts

If you want to buy websites, hopefully this article has cleared up some of the skepticism surrounding the issue of why someone would sell websites that generate an income.  It may be that they simply no longer have time to run the website or that they need money for a new project.  Regardless, it can be a great opportunity for you to take over and beef up your existing website portfolio.


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