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Responses To: Would You Ever Sell Your Blog?

October 29, 2007

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A few days ago I asked one question: Would you ever sell your blog? For some people, the answer was simple. For others, it was a bit more complicated. However, I am going to share the most interesting responses here with you right now. If you’ve ever considered selling your blog, or you might like to think of it as an option, you might like reading other bloggers’ opinions on the matter. Either way, the four best replies below are pretty interesting.

Courtney Tuttle said:

“I think that most people would sell their blogs. I would sell any of my other blogs if the price was right. Some people would say that they’re too passionate about their blog to sell. What if someone offered you $100 million for it though?

I think most people have a price, and that’s ok. Aren’t we trying to make money anyway? …” [view full comment]

Linda said:

“A blog, for me, is personal but as you say there are those who create blogs only to sell them but it´s a lot of work to get a high ranking blog so you would probably put in a lot of hours. I have however heard that My Space blogs sells really well but I´ve never been interested in My Space.

I have a high ranking blog with many daily visitors and I love that blog. It´s my baby! It was the first blog I ever created, how could I ever get rid of it? No one is able to write the way I do nor keep it up like I do, I´m sure. There are no money in the world that could buy my blog. So no, don´t touch my blog! I´d be devastated if anything happened to it! …” [view full comment]

Steven Snell said:

“I certainly have no intentions to sell, but I wouldn’t be against it down the road if the situation was right. It would be difficult though since my blog is just a part of my business’s website. I would rather develop other blogs on the side with the intention of selling. …” [view full comment]

Ruchir said:

“Well, there’s never a definitive answer for a question like that. Currently, I don’t think I’ll be selling my blog in the future. It’s really about how much money people are willing to give for your blog. That’s the only questions. Many bloggers (myself included) say we won’t say our blogs. But what if someone offers a boatload of money like $20,000? I’m sure most of us will give in…

If my blog is able to achieve the heights I want it to achieve, then yes I might sell it but then again, those heights are pretty high and will take a minimum of a year to complete. …” [view full comment]

Reading about what others had to say on this topic was definitely a nice experience. As for me, right now I probably wouldn’t sell this blog. For me to be able to sell, I will personally need to be done with the project. There are still so many things I’d like to do and try with this blog that I’d never be able to complete if I sold it. I love this blog with a passion and I love working on it. To sell it I would need to be at a point where I was satisfied and had no further intentions to carry out.

To sell I also think I would need to work further on branding this blog and making it more business-like. I’d also need to try and monetize it even more and continue to increase its rankings. Like many of the answers you read above said, if the time and the price are right I would sell. If you’re going to offer me tons of money for Super Blogging, there are high chances that I’d accept your offer! However, I do think I still have plenty of work to do. :)

If you never got to share your opinions on blog selling, don’t hesitate. I’d still love to hear them!

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Comments

12 Responses to “Responses To: Would You Ever Sell Your Blog?”

  1. Linda on October 29th, 2007 5:25 am

    Thanks Tay!
    _Tons_ of money that would be right :)You have a great blog so I´m sure it could sell pretty easily. Have a great week!

  2. SOCOM on October 29th, 2007 11:14 am

    Though I agree that every person has their price. Yes 100 Million would be enough. I also think that if we were to sell a blog, it would just mean that another would be started. Blog flipping could be profitable.

  3. MrMuNNyMerGe on October 29th, 2007 11:33 am

    hellz yea i would sell my blog as long as the price was rite and it would help me out more than whatever my blog would be making on a month to month basis.

  4. Steven Snell on October 29th, 2007 11:05 pm

    Thanks for sharing my response Tay.

  5. Ruchir on October 30th, 2007 4:08 am

    Thanks for including my response Tay :)

  6. Jim on October 30th, 2007 4:36 am

    I’ve ghostwritten blogs and never owned them. And leaving them at the right time was pretty easy to do.

    If someone wanted to buy one of my own blogs I’d have no problem letting it go for the right price.

    Jim

  7. Anime on October 30th, 2007 9:36 am

    i will do tat if is worth it :)

  8. Frank C on October 30th, 2007 2:07 pm

    Selling eventually is an option I considered when I was selecting the domain to use for OpTempo. Orginally I had thought of using my name domain for my new ‘anything goes’ blog but I decided against it. The other domains I own were too niche based. So I bought a new one with a short, memorable name that should make selling easier if I decide to do that.

  9. jessica on October 30th, 2007 6:44 pm

    I am new at this, but can see how you could get attached to your blog and now want to sell it. I guess its like anything that is personal but valuable (baseball cards, an antique, etc)

    For me being new, the real question is – who would want to buy my blog?

    Jessica

  10. Tay on November 1st, 2007 1:06 am

    @Linda – Thank you. I do believe that I’d still have to do a lot more work here for this blog to sell for the kind of profit I’d like to be looking for.

    @SOCOM – You’re absolutely right! Soon I am going to start making new sites with pure monetization and the idea of selling them at some point in my mind.

    @Frank C – It’s very smart that you thought ahead and didn’t rush into things. OpTempo IS a very good name for a site – it definitely is memorable and catchy at that!

    @Jessica – Thanks for comment. Like I have said, I do think I would sell my blog if the right price came along at the right point in time. I would just need to be 100% satisfied with everything first.

    My advice to you is to keep up the good work, and work hard at that. If you intend to sell your blog one day then always keep that in mind whenever you make a decision. Don’t give up! :)

  11. Prestamos on November 5th, 2007 4:42 pm

    NO, you need should sell your blog, how much money can pay somebody for it, almost time you can get that money from adsense or affiliates, so just try to make some money with your blog but don´t sell it.

  12. AMC Theaters on April 15th, 2008 2:14 pm

    Agreed, I’d sell for the right price.

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