Responses To: Would You Ever Sell Your Blog?
October 29, 2007
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]
“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]
“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!