So, if anyone's selling, email me. firstname.lastname@example.org
Have fantastic traction so far, and I have a handful of apps already for sale if you were interested I am @jonathanckay.
We also allow tags which can help you find more application-oriented websites for sale. A few examples include https://flippa.com/buy/sitetype/application (where sellers have tagged the website as an application) or https://flippa.com/buy/implementation/ruby (where the sellers have tagged the implementation of the site as ruby).
If none of the open listings are what you are interested in, you can hit the Watch this Tag or Save this Search link and we'll let you know if any new sites that meet this criteria are put up for sale.
Hope that helps.
It's 3 o'clock in the morning and you get a call...
"yes, your server has gone"
Well worth a listen, there's plenty of juicy stuff and insights on the whole process and decisions made that aren't mentioned in the blog post (yet, at least).
Also, user information would be great. # of users prior to purchase, # since, changes in conversion rates, changes in revenue, etc.
Where the owner of HitTail started from is anyone's guess, but I'm sure it was "as much as I can get" :-)
There are users, they pay my rent, they use the service. Its just... flat. A few bugs, various problems not worth the effort to rectify as a quick 1 minute Django admin tweak solves the problem.
Maybe its time to finally visit Flippa or suck it up and revamp the damn thing, any advice on going down this route?
Revamp - Very similar to the above: focus on net profit :-) Invest in one-time costs but reduce recurring expenses and increase revenue if you can. Find out who's getting a lot of value from your product and focus on making them happy; ignore the people who say the app costs too much. You can see a 10x or more difference in the amount someone will pay for your app based on whether it really does the job for them. Find out who's on the top of that 10x stack and make them love the app. Then find others like them.
I might be interested to acquire the domain from you. I may be happy to keep it online without advertising as a public resource, depending on the total traffic volume.
What kind of price are you looking for? Providing value to the community is what I'm interested in; I'd be happy to operate it in a not-for-profit way.
Again this is a story of someone seeing value where no one else does. That seems to be key skill of successful entrepreneurs.
I met the founder of HitTail about 5 years ago. He seemed pretty bright and they seemed be doing pretty well given the number of people they employed.
On a side note, amazing job with the redesign. The new hittail landing page looks great. One thing I noticed however was that you have an extra checkmark on the last row of the pricing page that doesn't seem to correlate with anything. Done on purpose?
>>On a side note, amazing job with the redesign. The new hittail landing page looks great.
>>One thing I noticed however was that you have an extra checkmark on the last row of the pricing page that doesn't seem to correlate with anything. Done on purpose?
LOL...that's awesome. I'm not sure how no one else (including me) has noticed that. Removing it now; thanks for pointing it out :-)
How does the original owner feel about the revamped HitTail?
Good point. I'll try to cover that in more depth in parts 2 or 3.
>>How does the original owner feel about the revamped HitTail?
Positive feedback all around, both from the original owner and developer (they are different people). They've also made helpful suggestions along the way since they know this space quite well. I think they are happy that HitTail is getting a chance at a second life.
The JS doesn't have dependencies in terms of external libraries - self-contained but it obviously depends on our server since it makes an async call back to save the keyword data.