7 Steps to Selling a Site
With Motion Invest
We started Motion Invest as a service to make the process of buying and selling a content website fast, easy, and safe.
Now, in case you don’t know, our unique approach is to buy content sites directly from independent online business owners – typically websites with revenue in the hundreds or thousands of dollars per month. Then, once we officially take possession of these websites, we turn around and list those sites for sale for our own buyers. By bridging the gap between buyers and sellers, we make the process better for everyone.
Now, if you’ve followed us at all before, then you know we offer plenty of information for buyers interested in finding a site with Motion Invest. In this post, though, we’re going to focus on the selling process. After all, we have to buy the websites we sell from somebody – maybe you could be our next seller!
If you have a money-making website and you’ve been thinking about selling it, here are the 7 simple steps for selling a site with Motion Invest.
Step 1: Make the Decision to Get a Quote
Before you ever commit to selling your niche website, the first step is to gather information and find out the value of your site. Specifically, you should get a few quotes to see how much your site could potentially sell for.
But what if you’re not sure you even want to sell?
If that’s true, then you’re probably not ready for an actual quote from anybody. That’s why we created a handy evaluation tool that will give you a quick ballpark price, not just from us here at Motion Invest, but from Flippa and Empire Flippers as well. These figures also include typical fees or commissions you can expect. Check out the Motion Invest website valuation tool here.
Again, these ballpark figures will help you decide whether the site is worth selling right now, but even after you get an official quote, it’s still just information. No matter which marketplace or service you contact, a quote is just an offer – and you’re under no obligation to sell unless you like the offer.
Assuming you choose to get a quote, the rest of this post will focus on the process of selling a site with Motion Invest.
Step 2: Provide Your Site Information
Once you’ve decided you’d like a quote from Motion Invest, the process couldn’t be easier. All you have to do is visit Motion Invest’s seller page here, follow the onscreen process, and submit the form.
Once you start filling out the form, you’ll see a simple series of questions for you to answer. If you want an accurate and timely quote from the team, you should make sure to include everything it asks for.
- Analytics access
- Income screenshots for last 12 months
With this financial and analytics data, we’ll have what we need to tell you if we’re interested in your site. After fully going through your submission, our due diligence team may reach out to for more information to make a final decision.
Step 3: Respond to the Due Diligence Team
After you’ve provided your site information, we may be able to give you an answer right away (which is Step 4).
But in other cases, our due diligence team will reach out with some more questions for you. Maybe they need to clarify a few things, or what they saw sparked the need for additional information from you.
For example, they may need exports from Amazon or they may need a quick video showing the income to double verify the numbers you originally shared with us.
This whole step is designed to make sure that all of the data you’ve shared is accurate, so that we can give you an appropriate offer.
Step 4: Get an Official Offer
Once the due diligence is officially done on your site, the due diligence team will reach out with either an offer or letting you know we are not interested in buying your site.
If we’re not interested right now, this doesn’t mean we would never buy your site – but we do go by certain internal numbers to make sure the site is worth buying on our end and for our own buyers. You may need to spend some more time building up your site before trying to sell again.
On the other hand, if we are interested, then congratulations – you’ll receive an official offer for your content site! Now, you have to decide if the offer works for you and you’re ready to finish the selling process with Motion Invest.
Step 5: Sign the Asset Purchase Agreement
Even up to this stage, you can always decide you’d rather not sell. But hopefully, you’ll be excited about the offer you get and are ready to move forward!
As soon as you accept the offer, we will send over an Asset Purchase agreement. This is a legal document outlining a few specific things that we are buying. This includes:
- The website domain
- The website itself
- The content on the site
- The social accounts associated with the website
Depending on your own business, we may have a few other items in the APA. This document also specifies the price point we’ve agreed on to purchase these items.
If everything looks good to you, then all you have to do is sign the document and send it back to us. With that, your website is officially sold!
Step 6: Work With Transfer Team
Once you have signed the APA and sent it back to us, we will process it. Then, the next step will be getting you in touch with our transfer team.
The transfer team’s role is to facilitate the transfer process, getting all of the passwords, accounts, and intellectual property from the website over to Motion Invest. The good news is, they will walk you through how to send everything over and how to transfer the domain to us.
It may take a little time to finish transferring so many different things, but we have experts that will help you get it all done in a timely manner so you can get your payment.
Step 7: Receive Payment for Site
Once the transfer process is complete, we will then send the payment we agreed to in your offer via wire transfer or PayPal.
And that’s all there is to it! After transfer is done and you’ve got your payment for the sale of the site, Motion Invest will own your website until we find another buyer.
And if we don’t find a buyer for whatever reason? It’s still our website – you’re free and clear, and able to focus on what’s next in your business.
Why Sell a Site With Motion Invest?
If it seems like this process is pretty simple, that’s because we’ve worked hard to make it that way. Here are a few reasons why you should sell with Motion Invest.
This simple 7 step process can take as little as a few days to complete. Compare that to listing your site on a marketplace, with no guarantee of a sale, and waiting weeks or months before you find an actual buyer.
Remember, having a quick turnaround on your sale isn’t just about getting the money in your pocket sooner. It’s also about the fact that once your site is sold, you can fully move on and dedicate all of your time and attention to what’s next. There’s a lot to be said for getting a site sold quickly at a fair price.
How nice is it to be able to sell your site without having to get an education in due diligence, marketing, pricing, negotiation, and any number of other areas? There’s nothing wrong with learning all of this, but a lot of sellers we work with didn’t go into affiliate marketing with the intention of selling a lot of sites.
We handle everything so you don’t have to. We’ll handle due diligence, give you a fair price, and walk you step-by-step through the entire transfer process. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that our sales process is painless and simple.
The Motion Invest team has a lot of pride in the fact that this process is safe and secure for both buyers and sellers. Because we’re a team of professionals with decades of combined experience, we feel comfortable shouldering the risk, so you don’t have to.
When selling to a third party who you just met, you either have to deal with escrow or just hope and pray they follow through on payment. With Motion Invest, you can be sure you’ll get a fair deal and walk away with the money you’re owed.
We hope this has helped you understand more about how we buy content websites like yours.
If you’re interested in selling your site with Motion Invest, we invite you to get started with no obligation. Just check out our Sell Site page here, fill out the form, and we’ll be in touch!