Building random things on the internet since 2005.
Ay up! I'm Ian, and I mess about on the internet for a living.
I focus on purchasing aged content websites that have a rich history but haven't been updated in a long time.
Some people may call these sites "abandoned" or "distressed" but in my experience the owners just lack the time or energy to maintain them.
This is where I come in.
My strategy is to purchase these websites for a very fair price that rewards the site owner for their passion and hard work.
I then use my skills in SEO, web development and online marketing to rejuvenate the site.
Every website I purchase maintains the original content, with full credit the original owner on the site.
I never buy a site to flip it. I buy and hold for the long-term, caring for the site with the same passion the creator had for it.
My buying process
Everything I do is simple and straightforward. I try to be the best website buyer I can possibly be.
- I respond to all emails within 24 hours
- I'll make an offer within 5 days
- I pay by Escrow.com with a 2-day inspection period
- The seller receives the money within 14 days
- All communication is done via email
You emailed me about my site
If you got an email from me about selling your site and did a Google search on me, welcome! Let me assure you that I genuinely care about maintaining the history of any website I purchase and I promise to always do my very best to honour the hard work you put into it.
Here's just one of many kind words I've received from webmasters I have purchased from in the past:
Hi Ian. I hope you're doing well.
I just wanted to reach out to you to let you know that I took a peek at the new site and want to congratulate you. You've been very busy and the site is very nice.
As you know, it was stagnant, which I felt bad about. I had received several emails inquiring about purchasing it, but I just didn't feel right about it. I never even considered any of them. When I received your email it was different. That caused me to keep thinking about the idea, and I'm glad I did.
It makes me happy, and in fact proud to see what you've done. It's modern and fresh and I like the way you present the material, making it easier for the reader. Knowing the twenty-year history of, the story behind many of the articles as they were being developed, and what the concept of the website was, as I look at what you've done, it makes me a bit emotional.
Congratulations and thanks to you and the whole team that has contributed to the new site. You have something to be proud of.
What I do outside of building stuff on the web
My interests change with the weather, but here's what I'm into right now: