Sold my first blog for $28,000 after 13 months
My site was 13 months old and reflects about 6 months of work due to a period where I totally ignored it because of my other obligations. 13 months ago I had no idea how to sell a blog.
An established competitor in my niche reached out to buy it, and after much deliberation, I decided to sell my blog.
After factoring in my prior income from the blog, I've been paid almost $600 for each article (there were just under 60 total).
If you'd have told me that was my "salary" when writing, it would have been less of a chore!!
I never thought this hobby would be profiable so quickly, nor would I have imagined someone wanting to buy my precious blog so soon. It was flattering to have someone established see that my "real estate" in the niche was valuable.
My mentor tells me to be patient for round 2, take the time to build up authority, and give my content a chance to mature. He's right - this is the process. Even if I do flip my next blog, I'm going to give it more time to increase in alue.
My buyer will benefit from the content that I've written over the last 6 months that isn't yet ranked. It's been interesting to see the changes that they've made to the blog even at this juncture.
At this moment, I can put this $ to good use, and I'm considering using some of it to buy another site that's already established, build it up, and have that "head start" with google.
I was sloppy with this blog in many ways. I didn't do social media, I didn't do guest posts. But I rocked the heck out of getting traffic and keyword ranking. So, I know I can bring these skills to a new project.
Thank you for the outpouring of support for this venture. I may do a WA training on my "methods", as many of you have requested. However, I really did just follow the training on here!!