First, let me just tell you that I was raising these babies from their birth together with a friend of mine and I get all emotional when a thought of saying good bye to these properties passes my mind.
If you are a responsible human and are interested in starting a huge "*Talk.com" forum network of highly targeted Internet-related forums, there is no better chance that to take over where I left and continue the growth. I, for once, will never just say good bye and will frequent the forums, maybe help with advice on proper community management and conflict resolution issues (I found out I was pretty good at that).
Why am I selling?
I was recently invited to join a new Internet start-up, so I will spend at least 2-3 years over there. Plus, Some of the other properties I manage leave me almost no time to spend on the four aforementioned forums.
Finally, I just know that someone else with more time on their hands will make these forums precious resources for the world to use.
- The 4 forums mentioned above.
- Many great domain (same names with major extensions) that secure the names.
- Extra domains including SEOdiscussion.com and many more.
- 4 bulletin owned licenses (the only thing I ask is due to recent transfer those licenses, I have to wait a certain period of time before moving them to a new owner. Until then, I can guarantee their safety under my management. I will also pay for those licenses that need updating until we finally transfer it to you).
- I will include EXTRA domains that I got if you would like to continue to grow the network:
StartupTalk.com, OpinionTalk.com/.net, OpenSourceTalk.com (received $XXX offers on this one).
About the Forums
With nearly 8-10,000 unique visitors, its all about conversion that will result from more activity on those forum. They all are very easy to remember and are incredibly brandable, especially when working as a bundle.
I usually do not overtake anything unless there is a huge potential (ROI) involved. The value of the forums will come from these figures:
Owned Licenses (x4): $640
Yearly revenue: $1200 (I was selling $25 worth of banner advertising at one point of time on each forum, which makes it easy $80-100 per month).
Extra domain names: $200.
Keep in mind that it took some time to collect and launch all these forums, due to buying out the beautiful domains to keep the network of forums in line of "talk.com" ending.
I firmly believe that with more effort and membership growth, the forum could be established as one of the prime Internet destinations for those subjects from e-commerce to online promotions, thus the revenues would grow.
Those interested (and I will consider only most serious offers) should really care about building a powerful network of forums as I would hate to see them degrade in quality or just disappear. They are worth managing.
PS: Oh, yeah, I forgot. This is actually the first time I will sell a property in my life. I usually grow them to become a success, but no time, gentlemen, and that is why it hurts.
The best plan is to sell them in a bundle, because they would represent a much higher value that way for both me and the buyer.
However, if companies like ScriptLance.com (freelance marketplace) or companies doing business in web promotions would offer a much better price for single properties, then there is no question they would go like that.
The best thing is that with search engine optimization you can establish that these properties appear when people are searching for keywords like: "freelance", "ecommerce", "promotion, web promotion", "software", and mix of them. These sites are already visited thousands of times due to those keywords.
I think I should specify which domains (that serve as security) come with each property:
Just to let everyone know that I'm also considering another option in regard of this network. Some PMed me suggesting not to sell. Instead, people offered partnership on a variety of % sharing plans.
I guess it would be appropriate to offer a partnership offer on a 50-50% sharing basis for all incoming expenses/revenues, but the person should be highly knowledgable of running similar communities and it would be him who would mostly manage the day to day operations and grow the community with me backing up in all fields, including participation, problem solving and seeking out advertising contracts.
At this point I realize the full potential of such sites when they grow up, so I'm open to all offers.