PUNCHPIN IS FOR SALE
Own your own high-traffic website - see below
When, Why, How Much?
We are seeking a buyer for PunchPin. The site has been online since January 2012 and traffic has grown steadily since then (over 1 millions page views monthly average). We put only about an hour per week into managing the site and we're looking for someone who wants a heavily trafficked site up and running.
The bottom line is that we started PunchPin as a 'Pinterest for guys' site but the user crowd has morphed into a soft core/pinup type site and we aren't really interested in running a site like that, so we would like to find someone interested in monetizing it and growing it, or using it to drive traffic to a symbiotic business.
We believe that the site is worth a considerable amount to anyone looking to monetize it properly. We run a little advertising on it, but there's a whole lot more that could be done with advertising alone. We have no blog, no newsletter, no affiliate products offered, we ignore our Facebook and Twitter accounts entirely, we have no cool jQuery image carousels, no RSS feed, and we do no SEO. Yet people are all over this site all day posting like crazy. So in a nutshell there is a ton of things that could be easily done to turn this site into a serious moneymaker.
A low, low estimate of $1-2K monthly income after some advertising, marketing and monetization effort would produce $12-24K in revenue annually. Using a conservative multiple of 4 years X $12-24K annual income puts the site valuation at $48-96K.
That said we are willing to entertain all serious cash offers.
Please take a look at the site metrics and information below. Via email, please let me know any questions and your level of interest.
PunchPin Metrics (Average Over Last 6 Months)
|User sessions avg.:
|Registered users:||3,006+ (and growing daily)|
|Uploaded images:||64,214 (and growing daily)|
|Alexa:||Currently 156K - was 101K just a month or two ago|
|Google Page Rank:||4|
Why We Are Selling PunchPin
First, we simply don't have the time to work on it, so it's going
untended and I figure someone who knows SEO and is willing to
spend some time building backlink relationships and using Wahoha
to build traffic could really grow and monetize PunchPin fairly
easily - or use it to send traffic to other sites you might have.
Second, when we started the site, it was intended to be a general 'Pinterest for guys' site, not a pin-up/soft porn site. So this is not really a vertical industry that I wanted to be part of and I'd like to hand it off to someone else.
Reasons To Consider PunchPin
We are too busy to deal with marketing, monetizing, social media,
SEO, etc, etc - so we basically do nothing to the site and this is
the growth. I spend one hour per week on the site and the only
thing I do is prune users who post objectionable content, and
delete a few posts each week where the photo image is
broken/missing. That's all I do.
Like I said, we run a little advertising on it (there are two ads), but there's a whole lot more that could be done with advertising alone. We have no blog, no newsletter, no affiliate products offered, we ignore our Facebook and Twitter accounts entirely, and we do no SEO. So in a nutshell there is a ton of things that could be easily done to turn this site into a serious moneymaker.
We added 2 ad slots about 5 months ago, you can see then on the
detail page of any image on the site (for example: http://punchpin.com/search-detail.html?id=72953 ).
They have been making about $143/month net (after their commission). So there isn't much revenue, but a site with traffic like this is just waiting for someone to monetize it properly.
* Note - the server is not for sale - we provide these details to help you understand the platform the site is running on.*
We have been running the site on an older quad core Dell PowerEdge server, that we have been renting for about 7 years. This box also runs about 5 other smaller sites and one larger site which gets a moderate amount of traffic too. :
Dell PowerEdge R300 Warranty End Date: 2013-04-29 CPU: Quad Core Xeon X3323 Processor2x3M Cache, 2.5GHz, 1333MHz FSB for PowerEdge R300 RAM: 4GB 667MHz (2X2GB), Dual Ranked DIMMs Storage: 2 x 250GB 7.2k RPM Serial ATA 3Gbps 3.5-in Hot Plug Hard Drive RAID: Hot Plug Add-in SAS6iR RAID Controller (SATA/SAS Controller) which supports 2 Hard Drives - RAID 1 Riser with 2 Slots: 2 PCI Exprx8 slots
PunchPin was custom coded and runs on LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL,
PHP). The code and site can be very easily ported to your server,
or you can take over the existing server.
The backend is built on a templated engine similar to Smarty, so the code and layouts are separated generally. It's quite easy to add on to due to the modularity of the system.
Thank you for your interest, please let me know any questions. As noted, I am happy to supply you with screenshots of Google Analytics for much more details as far as users, sessions, search engine and website referrals, countries, languages, etc.
Please contact us @ this email address: help(at symbol)punchpin.com
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