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Established & Highly Profitable 'Authority' Music Website for Sale - Earn £26k+ passively per year

London, England

  • Freehold Price: £65,000
  • Annual Turnover: £27,281
  • Annual Gross Profit: £26,995
  • Annual Net Profit: £26,800
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Here we have one the worlds best known traditional Music websites; A great opportunity to purchase a truly authoritative content heavy website with high volume passive income – Please be advised this will be a popular listing and likely offers will arrive soon. Please get in touch soon to register interest and to avoid disappointment on missing this incredible opportunity to earn £26,000+ a year and completely passively.

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Domain Age: 20+ Years
A 220,000+ page HTML Dreamweaver updated website & all files, images and all passable intellectual property rights
Facebook Account with 4000+ followers:
2 current Kindle E-books on Amazon + a guide written by the owners of how to compose and publish 100+ more
Facebook Page: – with 3109 genuine follows
DATABASE & MAILING LIST – 2000 customers names, email and addresses
Comprehensive hand-over document to explain how to run your website and how to grow it
10 inclusive hours post sale support via face-to-face, email or telephone.
up to 6 months free website hosting post sale
“The website is a huge archive of traditional, folk & old music – song-books with lyrics & chords, tune-books, sheet-music, scores, old songs, midi backing tracks, tabs, music lessons & theory, learn to play guides for various instruments, chord diagrams, scales and other music educational & academic reference materials – all under one roof! It could be called an old music one-stop-shop.”

This fantastic website was was started well 20 years ago, back in 2001 with the intention of it being a hobby and potentially side-income. With the passion and knowledge of its founder has naturally grown larger year-on-year and gradually attracted very large volumes of web traffic as its a very authoritative publication on all things ‘traditional music’. The scope for the new owner is limitless, as this website has been visited over 50 million times, a regularly used and much appreciated global traditional musical resource.

Now marketed as a ‘free music resource for: instrumentalists, singers, music teachers, and lovers of good music’ this website manages to keep its rustic charm appearance whilst still retaining high rankings with google. The website, being ‘old style’ would likely need some investment in front-end design and functionality as well as the development of some form of content management system to streamline and quicken to page updating and creation process.

The website could certainly be run as it presently has by the vendor, currently less than 1 hour a month to operate the website in current ‘passive’ mode. The more work you put in the more returns. Current vendor has a number off online and offline investments and with this subject matter not really one of their passions this project plan has never been executed, yet the new owner will inherit this blueprint for increased success. Operating this website could be undertaken from anywhere in the world, with a large American visitor base this listing will be attractive to all the English language nationalists and all you need is an internet connection in order to run the website. The owner wishes to use the equity from the sale to help fund completion of home renovation project. Simply a great opportunity for the right person.

The websites operates on a very high margin with costs being minimal. Please see the figures below for last 24 months,

Turnover 2019 = £27,281
Net Profit 2019 = £26,800
Turnover 2018 = £26,512
Net Profit 2018 = £26,050
Average Monthly Net Income is very constant annually
Essentially the website earns income passively via Adsense [85%], Taboola [12%] Affiliates / ebooks [3%]. The only costs are hosting at £120.p for the last year. The vendor currently spends no more than 2 hours per month, 1/2 an hour a week operating the website in order to earn turnover in region of £25,000 per annum. Profit and loss for this year and previous year available upon request. Net profit has been in-excess of £20,000 for over 10 years and counting. This is an true ‘authority’ site on its subject matter, regarded so by the search engines and even if aesthetically it could be described as an old style website and would benefit from a modernization programme, it has its on kind of old time web appeal.

Average monthly unique visitors [from last 12 months]: 500,000 – see verified traffic report – HERE
Traffic sources: 100% organic [free
Costs to running Website: Just Yearly Website Hosting – £120, Domain renewal £20

The website attracted a whopping 4-Million+ organic visits over the last 12 months, meaning that no paid advertising is required, although running a google adwords campaign is a great way to attract further business if you took the website down the e-commerce route and up-sold traditional music related items to the 4 million plus traditional music fans who visit the site each year. The website as benefited from reasonable on-page SEO work, with a excellent natural link profile which means it always ranks well for searches related to ‘traditional music’ – this shows its an authoritative website on traditional music and google see it as such. A once in a lifetime opportunity, to acquire a very rare, authority website, which is still a do-er upper, where should the new owner wish to invest, it would be very likely that size-able return on investments would be seen, with even higher website visits, further site engagement will generate increased passive advertising revenue, An ideal investment opportunity for a savvy established or entry level web investor.

Top Organic Search Terms Used to Find This Website…
‘traditional music’ – Number 1 & 2 in google
‘baptist hymns’ – Number 1 in Google
‘traditional songs’ – Number 2 & 3 in Google
‘folk song lyrics’ – Number 1 in Google
‘gospel songs list’ – Number 3 in Google
‘old english songs’ – Number 1 in Google
‘ww2 songs’ – Number 1 in google
Simply Loads and loads of top positions for highly relevant, highly search keywords – all generating high value free organic traffic.

The website still has scope for expansion: Such as making better use of this incredible traffic and niche following. Ideas like starting an e-shop selling instruments & traditional music stars merchandise, inserting affiliate links from artist pages off to Amazon or, somewhere else where you can buy the records, a new owner could publish the site in different languages, upload new artists and more songs, as more pages equals more traffic which equals more passive income. As well as engaging a more active and strategic social media marketing strategy, all of which will heal to increase the volume of traffic, sales, revenue & profit. There is literally S=so much scope to improve on what is a proven sound base its just crying out for passion and direction to best capitalize on the needs of its million of visitors. There are some investors who will look at this consider the do very little and accumulate the passive income, perhaps sit back and possibly see a 4 x return on investment in less than 10 years.

Please Contact us to register interest in securing Please send us your questions and we can reply with detailed responses. Thanks for looking.

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Yes; 10 hours post sale support will be included along with a comprehensive handover document, including advice on how to grow the income of the site further.
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I am based in Norwich, the website can be run from anywhere in the world, its just depends where you live. If you wanted to run the site from London then this would work as well - all income is passive at the moment.
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