Before You Sell Your Website: Part 2 of 2

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--For an e-commerce site, inventory and merchandise awaiting sale.

--All eBay, Amazon, Etsy and other web-based e-commerce accounts that are linked to your website.

--A list of all individuals and companies that provide content for your website.

--For an e-commerce site, a list of all advertisers, customers, affiliate sites, bloggers and anyone else generating revenue.

Remove Stuff That Is Not Website-Specific. If you are running several websites at once and commingling results from each website, now is the time to separate each website from all the others so the buyer sees only the relevant information for the website you are selling. Ideally, you should be running each website from a separate server in case the buyer wants full root access to your site.

Move Your Personal Email. Your buyer will want you to transfer all email accounts associated with the website, including all email correspondence going back a year or two (sometimes longer). If you have been using any of your website's email accounts for personal correspondence, you will need to do the following:

--Manually go through your correspondence and either delete or move personal messages.

--Notify all personal correspondents not to continue sending emails to the website address.

Review Your Relationships With Content Providers. Do other people contribute content or reviews to your website? If so, do you have a contract with them?

If not, now is the time to put one in place to make sure these people go along with the sale. Your contract should contain the following:


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