A lot of bloggers say, “I’d never sell my blog.” “It’s my baby.”
And that’s how blogs become; like children we’ve nursed and cared for since day one. We gave them life and celebrate each milestone.
In fact, just like raising a child and hoping they will grow up and have good traits, when a person starts a blog, they often dream of the day when their blog will have a good Google page rank, a decent Alexa rating, consistent traffic, thousands of comments and a community of readers who frequent their site.
That dream can either come true by giving life to a blog, or we can buy that dream.
Yes. People buy existing blogs.
After reading the article, The 10 Most Expensive Blogs Of All Times, I realized how blogging has paid off for some individuals.
With sweat equity and determination, their blogs became a worthy investment. An investment others were willing to pay big bucks for.
In reality, starting with an established blog has many advantages.
In some cases all of the hard work is done. Posts are written. SEO (search engine optimization) is in place. Google and Alexa have ranked it. Posts have been Tweeted and shared on Facebook. It’s possibly monetized. It has name recognition. Visitors are frequenting it and many are commenting on a regular basis.
And even though blogs often reflect the personality of the blog author, with just a few tweaks, a ready made blog can quickly represent the new owner.
There are even sites which specialize in the buying and selling of blogs. One of the popular ones is Flippa. For a small fee, they handle the entire transaction.
That said, to complete a sale of any kind, it takes a willing buyer and a willing seller.
What say you?
Would you sell your blog?
Or would you consider buying a ready made blog?
Care to share?