All product templates, design files and media along with account details for Themeforest, GraphicRiver, PhotoDune, and CreativeMarket.
Transfers of all social media accounts – Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
List of all design websites for submissions including Mac software and training.
Mailchimp account with 800+ subscribers.
All related accounts – Buysellads, Adversal, Sponsoredreviews, affiliate accounts, etc.
A 2-site package created in November 2006 and October 2007 in the web and graphic designers niche. The main site provides design services (graphic and web) with an attached blog that offers articles, templates, and inspiration posts, and a web directory that charges a fee for listing. The second site is a design news portal that's driven by an active design community, which complements the main site. This site would be a good fit for someone who has an interest in graphic and web design, but it's certainly not necessary. SEO and online marketing knowledge will also come in handy for expanding the site. These sites are well established, having been around for close to 10 years now, and have shown to be consistent over that time for traffic and revenue.
Seller would first focus on email marketing. There’s already 800+ subscribers in Mailchimp, and nothing has been done to monetize the list. Seller has no experience with this but it’s clearly an opportunity to push affiliate products. There are no shortages of products to sell as the design niche is huge - from templates, gadgets, software, etc. Also, a bulk of the traffic comes from the US.
Seller would also contact designers and writers who are authorities in their niche for blog content. By starting a conversation, you not only get your name out there, but it fosters a healthy relationship with those in the design community. Plus, you get fresh content that will make the blog stand out.
Not many sites have a 9-year heritage, and because of this many people know and trust the site as a reliable source. Seller would leverage on this and reach out to advertising partners.
The other site has a lot of potential in the seller's opinion. It has a unique model and not a lot of competition. If the new owner is a designer, creating products can also be a great passive income earner. Included in this sale are 40+ design templates. The new owner will just need to add to this collection and he/she can even open a store front. Design contests are hugely popular.
Seller would definitely partner up with a company (e.g. Freepik since they know the owner quite well) and have a joint contest to rev things up e.g. traffic, newsletter signups, affiliate products, etc. Bigger blogs like Hongkiat, Smashing Magazine and Creativbloq pay good money to contributors so something to watch out for is the need to have additional funds to step up content production. However, because the seller is also a writer, they could (but didn’t have the time) to submit articles to these bigger sites for reciprocal links.
Work & Skills Required
New Owner will have to do researching, writing, preparing content, answering emails, performing site errands, and marketing tasks e.g. pinning, outreach, etc. Seller has created specific tasks and the new owner can continue with this if he/she chooses.
Additional site included in sale is completely on autopilot. Being an established site, there’s already a community around it that supports the site with user generated content. Also, there is a script installed on the backend that flushes out spam once a day for cleanup. Seller estimates about an hour a day for adding and approving links.
In terms of running both sites, well, the new owner should at least have an interest in graphic and web design. If the new owner can’t write, content writers can be hired for $4-10 per article. Seller can provide a list of websites to get this kind of help. Aside from that, the seller thinks knowledge of SEO and online marketing will come in handy. If the new owner is a designer, he/she can leverage the brand and provide design services to complement the blog. Seller had a handful of inquiries this past year, with one successful contract.
Seller Support Includes
Seller can have an introductory Skype call, then Skype messaging and email support after that. Seller understands that it takes time to learn, so they're available up to 60 days to answer any questions.
Reason for Sale
Seller acquired another site which needs their focus and require funds for expanding that venture.