New owner for established, reputable computer hardware/electronics review website/blog

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Freelancers! I have a fantastic opportunity for any freelancer who loves to read and write about technology, computer hardware and gadgets! After nearly nine years of running a computer hardware, gadget and electronics review site, I have hit a point in my life where I'm ready to sell it to a motivated individual so I can continue my career and studies. The site has an strong, established reputation, worldwide readership and over 500+ unique reviews!

Although the site has been professionally appraised in the $8000-10000 range, I'm looking to sell it to the right freelancer for the job ahead of making as much money as I can. If you fit the bill then make an offer and you might be surprised!

Please PM me if you have serious interest and I will send you a URL to check out the website!
==Target Market== 
Anyone around the world who can read English. From someone doing a google search to learn about a new gadget they want to buy, to the seasoned tech veterans who live on review websites trying to find the latest and greatest products to buy, tweak and push to their limits. Content is also linked to directly on most manufacturer websites and through the occasional online retailers too (NewEgg, NCIX). As technology adoption increases around the world and more and more shopping goes online, the amount of people who search for product reviews before making a buying decision is continuing to grow. Tap into this market now!

==Resources Used==
Mailman (for distribution of new review details to our affiliates)
Google apps for email (I will retain my apps account, but we can transfer the mail)
Disqus comment system
Google Adsense

==Work Involved To Operate==
You can make this a full time job or run it on the side. Write by yourself, or hire a team of writers (they get paid in hardware, not money!) The more you put into it, the more it gives back financially. Operating costs are minimal, so it's mostly pure profit.

We're affiliated with many large tech sites who share linkbacks to our new reviews on their website. Our site does the same linksbacks to their reviews through an automatic RSS aggregator. There's a lot of newer sites that I haven't taken the time to affiliate with in the recent year, so spend a little time in this department and watch your visitors continue to grow.

==What Is All Included==
The domain name
The entire website and all eight years of review content
All email addresses will be transferred (I ask for 60 days with my inbox after ownership has been transferred to ensure that all my personal, non-business contacts are given the time to stop contacting me via that email address)
My entire contact list (all affiliate website contacts + contacts for every single manufacturer that has ever worked with the website for reviews. Many contacts work with us on a regular and recurring basis)
I'll be around for as long as you want to provide training, guidance, etc
OPTIONAL: two part time review writers for you
All site design files, graphics, templates, etc. that are relevant to continuing operation
Transfer of all social media websites and HootSuite account and Disqus accounts

==Present Total Expenses==
Less than $200/yr for hosting and operational expenses

==Present Total Income (approximate)== 
Selling of hardware used in old reviews - this varies a LOT depending on how many reviews you want to write in a year. Most can be sold for 75% + retail value. Also good to give away some for promotions, etc. This earns me over $4000/yr with only casual part time work on reviews. The more you put in, the more you get out!
Advertising contracts - $500-1000/yr (I never had a lot of time to focus on advertising, so you could very easily make a killing here. Potential for hundreds++ a MONTH if you put time into this.s)
Adsense - $100-200/yr (same as above - focus your efforts right and make a killing with adsense)

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