Top sports sites ready for purchase

There are many good old sites out there are still available and right in everyone’s sight, ready for a quick negotiation. You could buy a site tomorrow that has the potential to earn all your money back within 6 months.

If you search the main 3 search engines just the top 20 results for the the top hobbies and sports you will find gems right there just now, sites that are years old, well linked to and not monetised.

If you really need help, find a site like this one which lists sports.
Check the top 20 results in Google locally for each one and you’ll soon be compiling a list of possible websites that are gems as long as your arm.

Look for old directories and information sites that are obviously not monetised or possibly forgotten about, I picked up 2 last week one of which is, started in 1999 this sailing index ranks in the top 10 in the UK for ‘sailing’ I am transferring it just now so don’t have traffic stats but for £650 ($1300)  it looks a great deal and an old excellent resource that I will redesign and build on.

If I could find a better domain name to buy I would be tempted to move it and 301 the pages to a new home, on a better domain it would increase the value and worth of this site tenfold making it much more desirable, however even as is, being a ranking 9 year old directory site it is exactly the type you would want to be linked from if you were in that genre in the UK again adding a lot of value.

This site has the potential in my eyes to generate thousands per year without breaking a sweat.

About Scott Jones

Scott hails from the north east of Scotland and started earning online at the end of 2000 building websites for local businesses during which time he won an award from Lord Alan Sugar for Excellence in Enterprise. After having quite a bit of success with domaining Scott mainly runs educational evergreen websites which generate over 3 million visitors per month but is always on the lookout for a fresh thinking out of the box way to turn a buck. Follow on Twitter.


  1. I can’t believe you got uksail for £650. I used to work in that industry so let me know if you want help with it.

  2. Scott, congratulations for the purchase. This type of posts is the reason why I keep coming back to your blog every day.

  3. Well done - did you just contact the owner and negotiate a price or was it up for sale anyway ?

  4. bharath says:

    Thanks Scot. I did try to buy sites like this way before.Did not get much reply.

    As they say, success is just after failure.

    • bharath

      Unfortunately, as I am sure Scott would tell you, this will be a bit of a numbers game. You have just got to keep going. Every no leads a little bit closer to the next yes!


  5. can you give tips opn evaluating a domain

  6. I have never thought of buying websites to make money, sounds really interesting.
    To build on a website I guess you would need to know about the topics covered on the site.
    I would like to know more, can anyone point me in the right direction.

  7. Great advice.

    I bought a website like this and it paid for itself within 3 months :)


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