Excuse the shameless promotion but I am very happy about a dictionary domain / minisite I posted on Flippa about a month ago. As the auction I posted comes to an end the top bid for the domain and site is $125. The site itself is one that has made a few dollars here and there, but the powerful combination is what has these bidders competing for the name. I’ve had trouble monetizing the name past just Google Adsense but the traffic built up organically and now the site is indexed for several terms in Google.
All the traffic that the site currently receives has been organic. I’m writing this entry to let you guys know that sometimes if you feel you are having trouble monetizing a specific asset whether it be a domain name or a website. Then you should really think about parting ways. As I venture into the startup space I will be liquidating some of the minisites that I currently own. Flippa is a great outlet to do this because you have serious bidders which understand the potential of a strong keyword name and minisite. Some of these individuals have the time to focus in on what you might not of had time to focus on to create the resource you all envisioned on the property you are selling.
I’ve always envisioned Chloroplast.net being a helpful science resource for the visitors of the site. The content I had written for the site is helpful, but if I had installed a forum offering science assistance or homework help I probably could of taken the project much further than it is now. Unfortunately I’d rather place this site into the hands of someone who will give it the attention that it needs. My focus is on my startup and registering strong domain names, between the two of those segments I don’t really have time for much else.
For those of you who are interested Chloroplast.net is a PR3 site and it is on sale at Flippa with only a few hours to go. Feel free to bid on the auction and good luck to whoever the new winner for the site is.