- Selling Your Blog: What Are Buyers Looking For
- Selling Your Blog: What Goes Into the Selling Price
- Can You Sell Your Blog?
There is a lot more information on the web, especially experiential information by those who have “been there, done that” to help you understand the marketability of your blog and how to buy and sell blogs. Here are some examples I’ve found.
Darren Rowse of Problogger has recently written several articles on buying and selling blogs including Selling Blogs, Blogs for Sale – How Much is Your Blog Worth?, How to Sell Your Blog, How Much is an Adsense Website Worth, Google Ranking Factors, Selling a Blog, How Much Is a Blog Post Worth? A Formula?, and Selling Blogs – Factors of Valuation.
Buying and Selling Blogs: How Do You Value Blogs? is the first in a short series Chris Garrett wrote on buying and selling blogs, pointing out how to determine if your blog is marketable, and how to put a value your blog.
SavvySoloCAST #26 – Buying and Selling Blogs – How Much Are They Worth (Part 1)? and Part 2 cover the selling of a blog and the personal experience as a “case-study” conversation on the buying and selling of blogs and websites. Mostly, it covers how the valuation process works.
Jeremy Wright On Weblogs, Professional Blogging and Buying/Selling Blogs is an interview with one of the head honchos of b5media and covers some of his tips and information on the buying and selling of blogs by someone who buys and sells a lot of blogs, and is a leader in the blog business.
Blogtrepreneur’s guide on “Buying and Selling Domains” isn’t restricted to blogs, but is an interesting look at the issue of domains and choosing them, as well as buying and selling them. Some of their tips are valid, though some are dated. For instance, choosing the right domain name can make or break your blog, though many are doing well with disconnected and inappropriate URLs, and even WordPress.com URLs like mine. We travel a lot more today on the web through links and search engines rather than just word of mouth, so I think that the need for a perfect domain name will fade as the quality of the blog’s content will build its reputation faster than a snappy, easy-to-remember URL. It’s more important your name or blog name is “findable” and memorable than your domain name.
Your Complete Guide to Buying & Selling Blogs is not a “complete” guide, but a good attempt to look at many of the reasons why you would sell or buy a blog. It doesn’t get into the details of what it really takes to sell a blog, or even buy one, such as the valuation process or negotiation. If you are debating about selling or buying, the article makes some good points.
Selling Blogs: Thick Skin is a Requirement looks at what it takes to sell a blog, using examples from Aaron Brazell’s experience trying to sell his site, with some good insights on what to do and not do during the process.
Valuation of Drudge Report on Portfolio.com is an interesting look at how to put a price on the Drudge Report. Most interesting is what will it take to make the seller sell. Sometimes, it takes a little, sometimes it takes a lot, and the real price is somewhere around there.
I expect to see a lot more buying and selling of blogs this year. They’ve turned into quite the commodity. Would you sell yours? What would it take to make you sell your blog?