What are the costs of advertising?
There is a one-off cost for advertising your business and this will vary according to the length of time you choose to advertise:
- 6 months
- $299 USD
Less than $50 USD per month
- Best Value
- 3 months
- $199 USD
Less than $67 USD per month
- 1 month
- $99 USD
- Limited Trial
- Advertise your business for free for 20 days. Check out buyer interest BEFORE you pay.
- Buyer contact details will not be provided until you pay to advertise.
All packages are billed in one instalment.
If you wish, you can start with a 20-day free trial listing. You will be able to gauge interest in your listing and will receive full contact details for buyers who respond if you choose an advertising package. BusinessesForSale.com is not a broker, but an advertising service. We do not charge a commission for helping you sell your business. We consider ourselves to be a marketplace that allows anyone selling a business - whether privately or by a professional broker or agent — to list their details on the site.
While you are paying for an advertising subscription, you can also pay for a Business Spotlight - placing your business on the homepage for a 24 hour period.
Can I remain anonymous when selling?
Yes. BusinessesForSale.com recognizes that selling a business is a sensitive process and we respect the privacy of sellers.
As a seller, you do not have to reveal specific details about your business for sale - such as the name of the business or its exact location. Also, you don’t need to reveal any contact details - such as your email address, telephone number, or name.
All messages from buyers are delivered to you through the BusinessesForSale.com email system. This means that your anonymity can be protected at all times.
How do buyers make contact with me?
Buyers send an email directly to you by clicking the 'Contact Seller' button on your listing.
All messages from buyers are delivered to you through the BusinessesForSale.com email system. You are able to screen all messages before replying.
Please note, when advertising on the free trial, some of the buyer's contact details will be removed. But, when you purchase an advertising package, those details will be revealed.
How do I monitor / improve my listing?
As soon as your business goes live on the site you can sign in and make changes to your listing, and you can monitor all inquiries at any time during your advertising period.
Please note: when you submit a listing for the first time and when you submit a change, it may take up to one working day for our customer services team to process.
Sign in to your account to make changes or renew your listing.
How do I renew my listing?
Two weeks before the expiry date of your advertising period, you will be offered the opportunity to renew your listing. However, you can sign into your account any time after your expiry date and make your business listing live again.
You can sign in to your account to make changes or renew your listing.
How do I register with BusinessesForSale.com?
If you want to advertise your business, head to our sell a business page and follow the steps set out. You should find the package that suits your needs and there are details of the process from start to finish.
How do I change or update my account details?
In order to change or update your account details, you will need to sign in to your account with your username and password. Once you sign in, click on 'Edit your name, address, email, and password' to update your contact details, or change your username and password details.
How do I create multiple listings?
From your account page, you can always click the "Create New listing" button and fill out the appropriate fields. Each listing must be uploaded individually and will be indexed separately.
Brokers can add the listings manually or via a data feed upload.
Can I create duplicate listings in different countries?
We do not offer duplicate listings, and we strongly recommend against creating listings in different countries for the same business. That's because buyers searching for businesses in a particular country will limit their search accordingly. So, the duplicate listing in the country where the business is not located will not attract qualified buyers. It is a waste of money.
Will my listing appear in Google?
Yes. We understand that Google business listings get a lot of traction. You can be confident that all business listings on BusinessesForSale.com are indexed on Google and all the major search engines.
One of the most important keys to a quick and successful sale is ensuring your listing is both appealing to potential buyers and optimized for online search. For more details, see How do I create a good listing?
How do I create a good listing?
The key to creating a successful business listing is putting yourself in your buyer's shoes: What would grab your attention if you were searching for a business to buy? What would you need to know to decide if the business makes your shortlist?
Once you have some ideas for intriguing and informing your prospective buyer, you also need to consider what keywords or phrases they're likely to use when searching for a business, either on a search engine or on our own Advanced Search. To get some ideas, go to the Advanced Search yourself and try a few searches.
Experiment until you find other businesses like yours. Then, figure out how to differentiate yours from your competitors.
Include at least one eye-catching image and a powerful headline to ensure you grab the buyer’s attention. Then, hit them with a well-crafted message. For detailed tips on how to write a powerful listing, visit How to Advertise Your Business for Sale.