I just turned down a $32,160 offer for my website

Recently Clearvieweducation.com has made some good improvements in it’s search engine rankings (#4 for online college degrees). Within a 24 hour span I received two emails from different companies asking if I would consider selling the site. Of course I said I would if the price was right. Well after sharing the site info and revenue I got a legitimate offer for the site at $32,160. Here is a snapshot of the email:

Now you need to understand that Clearvieweducation.com falls under the “Prosperly” category for websites. If you have read the Prosperly Way you know exactly what I am talking about. It cost $6 a month to run, takes almost no time, sells no product (provides leads to online schools), has a 100% profit margin and has no customer service. In other words, it makes money on auto pilot. This particular site right now is only making about $1200 a month on average. Based on that a $32160 offer does seem pretty high, but because the site is a Prosperly website the value is much higher to potential investors.

That is why I turned it down. Because I know the potential of the site and it is much more than that figure. Yes, having an extra $30k in my pocket is tempting until you consider that $8000 goes to the government, I gladly give $3216 to my church as tithing and I would be left with $20,944. That is definitely selling myself short with a Prosperly site.

Adam White is a 20+ year entrepreneur having built and sold 18 internet businesses. He currently runs JustReachOut and SquidVision, a new type of landing page optimization software for SaaS companies, and does SaaS and SEO consulting at Prosperly.com. He lives in Tennessee with his wife and kids and in between SaaS businesses he writes and directs feature films.

2 comments On I just turned down a $32,160 offer for my website

  • Well, you’re definitely a stronger man than I (or at least stronger than I used to be). When I first started following your site, I would have said you were crazy, but after catching a little bit of the vision, I can see where you’re coming from. $32k is a tempting number though! At any rate, congrats on the successful site!

  • Thanks for the compliment. Once you see first hand the power of Prosperly Websites you will say my decision was a no brainer.

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