June 15, 2011 at 3:00 am #3593midifilestoreMember
Hi. I’ve built a website with WordPress that consists of 178 pages and has eStore and eMember plugins and digital downloadable mp3 backing tracks.
The website is: http://www.midifilestore.com
I built this site last year and have had low to moderate success in regards to sales, mainly because I’ve lost the passion of what I’ doing and it is extremely time consuming.
I now want to begin another venture that is more my ‘cup of tea’ so to speak.
So what is the best way to go about this as I want to use my WordPress account again. Do I (or you) delete my current website to a blank canvas and I start afresh? Do I just delte the pages and the url in the backend? What happens or what do I need to do from the hosting point of view? Do I get my hosting company to delete the WordPress folder? Or Do I simply open a NEW WordPress account and leave the old website there, generating little money?
Sorry for all the questions – I’m just not sure how to proceed.
Thx. ClaudeJune 15, 2011 at 12:46 pm #33380wzpModerator
Well, from a business perspective; do you want to still use the same domain name? If so, just have the provider reset everything to the way it was when you first got the account. If not, and you don’t think you’ll need that domain name anymore; there are a couple of things you can do…
You can try to sell off the site as-is on eBay. If you do that you’ll need to talk to Amin/Ivy about license transfers to the new owner. You would then start over from square one.
You can just “park” the existing domain and get a new one through your provider. The existing domain will be “disconnected” from the site and will simply point to a “parked domain” page. Your provider then points the new domain name to your existing account and resets everything. You can then try to sell off the parked domain; either on eBay or some other appropriate domain marketplace.
Or you simply walk away from everything and start out fresh. The existing site and domain name will expire and disappear on their own. And whoever next gets that domain name will get it for the same price you paid for it. I’m not saying MidiFileStore.com is worth anything like Sex.com but hey, you never know about these things, LOL.June 15, 2011 at 12:48 pm #33381wzpModerator
One more thing… If you keep the plugins, be sure to deactivate any licenses before your provider resets the account or changes the domain.
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