There've been threads that the usual marketplaces are filled with dross.
So where do you go to find better sites? To find opportunities that aren't easily packaged up for you and placed in the most obvious places? Let's face it, if you are looking where nobody else is looking you've got an advantage.
Let's start with a widely known but little used exercise of running some "this site for sale" searches through Google that I covered in #3 at this article. Currently that search gives me over 8 million results, far too many to go through. So how about narrowing it down? Perhaps "this site for sale" + "Make money online" to find sites in the make money online niche. Or narrow the site for sale + specific niche down further by country, by date, or those that have a price disclosed (use the wildcard). You are limited only by your creativity and your knowledge of Google Advanced Search.
Now you can repeat that with slightly different search terms. Try replacing "this site for sale" with "this website for sale" or "buy this website". You could combine that with "copyright 2005" to find sites that likely haven't been updated since 2005. You should get something like this, a list of sites being offered for sale on which the copyright notice was last updated a year ago.
Then try other search engines to get completely different results!
But that's all old hat. Today I'm going to talk about a slight variation to that which many may not have struck upon.
Finding blogs for sale.
Blog owners often start off with high hopes and then abandon their blogs when it becomes too much work/doesn't earn enough money/ they've moved on. The easy ones to spot are where the blog owner feels like he's neglected his blog. This is a good search term to find the guilty blog owner who realises that he's not got the time to do the necessary. Go through those and you'll find that many of those bloggers made the resolution to post more often .... years and years ago, and still haven't found the time. A few of those blog owners would be delighted to get rid of their blogs. Many of them may not know of places like Flippa and DP and bizquest. If you drop them a note, it may be like manna from heaven!
What are the search terms you'd use to find blogs or sites for sale? Share your tips.