What an interesting morning....

I woke up to a question of whether I was interested in selling my blog, long story short and a little back and forth, this person is willing to pay me $15K for my blog and its assets (I'm wondering if this includes my email list).

If I sell, I won't make it to Vegas! LOL

If I don't sell, I can really see the potential of my blog.

What do you guys think?? I have 24 hours to decide so please need your input!


UPDATE: I've decided to KEEP IT and continue my journey to VEGAS! I have to get to VEGAS!! :)

Thanks for everyone's input! Loved all your comments. :)

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Roybretton Premium
Hello Grace, I have just seen your question and I have also seen the update, but I definitely believe you have done the right thing by keeping your website! And I'm not just saying that because of your update!

I believe that you're working hard and making great progress and I believe in time that the $15,000 will not be worth very much compared to what you're making online!

Also, I have had a couple of businesses that I have sold for reasonable money over the years, the only problem being, the money soon runs out!

It's great that someone has approached you about your website Grace, this really proves something!

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Roy
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littlemama Premium
Thanks very much for your kind words Roy, and glad you agree. :)

Yes, gotta watch your spendings for sure. ;)
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Roybretton Premium
After reading a few more of your blog posts Grace, I believe that you have definitely done the right thing, even more! The fact that you are trying to make a living online could be wiped out overnight if you sell your website, but through keeping it, I believe you have absolutely massive opportunities ahead of you, your business will keep growing! Well done!

Roy
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littlemama Premium
Thanks so much Rob, exactly why I kept it, I know my site will make me way more than $15K, so I want to see what the next couple of years will happen with it. :)
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Roybretton Premium
Wise words Grace!

Enjoy your day.

Roy
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littlemama Premium
Thank you! :)
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Rainfalls Premium
I was thinking about this last night while brainstorming for my website projects I thought about your post. I would never sell my blog...website. It is my baby. If someone wants to pay me X amount of dollars for it. Than it is probaly worth ALOT more. Lol!!!

What I would do is. Get a business partner to help run the site. Or to run the site. While I advised and still had controlling interest. While starting other website projects.

So my advice. NOOO Don 't sell. Lol... Your having too much fun
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littlemama Premium
Thanks for your Cedric. Yeah, I've put a LOT of work into my site in the last 19.5 months and it only just started making a 4 digit income, so I can't wait to see how many months from now will I make that $15K and beyond! ;)

Nope, not selling!
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buffetearns Premium
I’m considering to go back to my construction career for $12,000 per month and I’m with you VEGAS it is and it’s not just about money - or is it?

You made your own decision Grace, very commendable! What a compliment though! $15,000 would not go so far!

Wayne
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littlemama Premium
Hi Wayne,

Yeah, I was very surprised by the offer and was curious what someone would want to pay for it, so I wanted to see what I can get... it was fun but I wasn't going to stop my journey for $15K when I know there's much more to be earn from my blog.

Going to Vegas is more than just money for sure, I want to mingle with the WA Elites! :)
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buffetearns Premium
You are so wise, and amazing things are going to happen in your lifetime for you and that’s for sure!

If your decision feels good to you, then it definitely is the right decision!

What a wonderful compliment though and such a boost to know you are onto something so fantastic and it’s all your own creation!

So be very proud of yourself!

Wayne
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CalvinC Premium
You took the right decision, it's your baby after all.

Selling a website is an interesting option, I'm very interested in that.

It's only recently that I was aware of this option. I'm a graphic and web designer, creating a website is not a problem for me. With your experience, I guess you're more comfortable with creating a website now.

My idea is to create other websites in any niche, write contents as you used to do and do all the stuff you used to do, let it mature and sell it. A good price would be $50 000 at least. Of course, you keep your main websites and 2 or 3 other that you really like.

Just imagine, if you can sell 2 websites a year, you will make $100 000 a year, it's not bad, right?

For a person with experience creating 2 websites per year is not so hard.

It's why what they teach us at WA is incredible, you can do whatever you want when you learned your lesson.

I came across some really amazing website made by WA members when I give comments on SiteComment. Knowing these peoples has no web design and graphic design, it's impressive.

Creating websites have become very doable by a novice and this is good news because you don't need to spend too many time on it.

I'm learning every day thanks to peoples like you and the WA community.

The best is to come, Lol.
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littlemama Premium
Yes, that's why learning things from the ground up can open so many doors for yourself, the WA training is incredible and always something I wanted.

The skills you learn here can take you to many places and you can do whatever you want, that's the beauty of creating your own business, you're the boss, it's all your call. :)
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YumaBloggers Premium
If they offer 15K it's likely worth 2-3 times that already. Selling the list would be unethical and maybe even illegal, but the intellectual properties is more likely to be their needs. Still, you had to weigh the thought of cash now versus another 19-20 months building a new blog and I guarantee you have more than $15,000 in sweat and tears into your blog so it's good you didn't take the deal.
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littlemama Premium
Thanks for your thoughts here Andrew. Yeah, I'm finally just starting to enjoy a 4 digit income, I know I'll make that $15K in the next 12 months no problem so I know what my blog's potential is and I would never sell at that price. :)
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BeauAndNik Premium
If it continues to grow in traffic and revenue, Grace, it will be worth even more... Keep it and get yourself to vegas and then look at whether selling is an option..

Having a large sum of money and the know how to build a successful site will open a huge amount of opportunities.
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littlemama Premium
Sounds like a plan Beau, definitely will be keep it going until I get to Vegas at least and then we'll see what happens, but the fun just started so I can't give it up now! :)
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BeauAndNik Premium
Even if you kept it longer and the site was all of a sudden worth say 20k USD, you could split that and build 2 more sites using aged domains, hire a team of writers, outreachers, outsource some SEO tasks and just manage them.. Before you know it your income has exploded.. You have more streams of income and have a diversified portfolio..

This is how you scale beyond your own limitations... Anyone saying out right no is not looking forwards enough.
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littlemama Premium
I'm definitely open to my options but at this point, I know I can make more than what he's offering, so for now, I'll keep it until I get to Vegas for sure.
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MarkA1 Premium
Glad you kept it! $15k might be tempting to some, but however much it generates for you, it has undoubtedly taken some time and effort to get it there. Don't know if you have other sites that are generating revenue, but if you don't, the odds of getting another up to the same level before that 15k is spent are kinda slim, lol. I might do it for 100k... But then again... Ha!
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littlemama Premium
Yeah for $100K I would have probably let it go! LOL. I'll pay my own way to Vegas. :)

You're definitely right about finish spending that $15K before getting another blog up to this level.
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JeffL61 Premium
Hi Grace. If you feel that this blog really represents you as an individual, plus taking into account the considerable amount of time that you have spent researching and then writing the articles, I wouldn't sell it.

Look at it this way as you say you are striving to get to Vegas. In accomplishing that feat you would have earned more money in your business by getting so many referrals that all upgraded to the premium, (or yearly) level that what this guy is willing to pay you, $15,000 would not come near to equaling the revenue with people in the future joining WA. You'd seriously be short-changing yourself, Grace.

Now of the guy had offered $150,000 only then perhaps should you at least begin to entertain the idea, lol!

P.S. Oh, I see that you decided to keep your website, Grace. You made the correct decision! Best of luck to you moving forward.

Jeff
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littlemama Premium
Hi Jeff, yeah Kyle and Jay chimed in early on when I first posted so they reaffirmed what I thought.

You are right though, I know my blog can make much more than $15K, so I'm definitely keeping and I gotta meet the folks in Vegas! ;)

Thanks for your input!
Grace
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verazhelvis Premium
I guess if you can easily bring your next site to this condition (looks like you can), you can consider selling. It's not wrong to get money along the way.But if it's the site you can't say goodbye to, maybe don't. Not an easy solution, certainly..And sure, congratulations on such an offer.:)
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littlemama Premium
Thank you! I know I can build my next site much faster and earning quicker but I'm too close to Vegas to let my blog go now. I can taste Vegas!
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verazhelvis Premium
Oh yes, I see.If money is not the issue right now(you won't earn this sum doing affiliate marketing this quickly, I believe), then just leave it.You can taste Vegas!:))
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littlemama Premium
I actually will make more than $15K this year with my blog or at least in the next 12 months from today. I already hit 4 digits my blog last month and will again this month, which will still snowball in the coming months, so $15K is not much of an offer really.
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verazhelvis Premium
Oh, it's an easy decision then...Just go on with it!:)
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wendyg53 Premium
If someone is offering you that much, that means they see it as being worth four or five times that much, or they see it's potential in the six or seven figures.

If you still like the niche and are able to create content by yourself or pay for it - then hold on to it.

I'd be willing to bet you can sell it for $100,000 in a few years if you keep working on it.

Don't give away your hard work for peanuts. ;-)
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littlemama Premium
Thanks for your input! You are right. :)
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mrronnie Premium
First of all great work getting an offer like this!!! :)

I completely agree with what Kyle said below. The only situation where I would consider selling is if I have several established websites that I was planning to sell one day anyway or if I would desperately need the cash or need to free up time I'm devoting to the website...
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littlemama Premium
Thanks Mr Ronnie! Besides, how else will I meet you in Vegas? You're going again right?
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JHaugland Premium
If you still are motivated by the niche and are able to produce content, attract visitors that convert, then keep it.
If you are already thinking of other niches and your mind is diverting in those directions while you work on your site, then sell.

You need to look at the income potential vs time. How long until your site makes $15K in affiliate earnings? How long did it take you to get to where you are now?
When you adjust for experience gained, it will most likely take a shorter time to get to this point if you start over.
It is never wrong to cash out.

But there are two big mistakes that every entrepreneur makes:
1 - Sell too soon
2 - Sell too late
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littlemama Premium
Thanks for your time. :)
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Windflower Premium
It depends.
How is your income from the blog? What do you see as its potential for long-term earnings?

Is it worth $15,000 to have to start over with a new blog? If you do, you'll be competing with your old blog, right? Take that $15,000 + your earnings and divide it by the number of hours that you have invested in building your website. Remember, if you sell, you will immediately lose your current weekly/monthly earnings.

I would do some serious research on the value of your blog. There are many calculators out there that will give you the worth... I think I remember seeing something about it in google webmaster tools as well.

Please let us know what you ultimately decide. :)
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littlemama Premium
Thank you for your thoughts. :) I'm keeping for sure.
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EGeorge1 Premium
I feel like you already have developed a good following and why would you want to stop now and give that to someone else? You worked hard to get to where you are and you should be the one to continue to see it grow even more. Unless of course you feel like you’re not doing as well with it as you would like and feel it would be better to pursue other options.
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littlemama Premium
Exactly Erin, you're so right! My blog has only started bringing me a 4 digit income so I know it can make a lot more than $15K, this guy started at $9,200 too, he sounded desperate for my blog. Lol
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Kyle Premium
That is something that you shouldn't even consider. I have never sold a website and I have no plans to. It is always much easier to scale and grow a website, than it is to sell it and create a new one.

Your website has the potential of that every month. :) Often times these offers are scams as well, I have seen many people fall into the trip. The fact they put a time limit on the sale of your website definitely has all of the red flags of being a scam.

Move on, continue building! You are onto much bigger and better things, including establishing a long term and very sustainable business online...one that will pay off for many years to come.
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littlemama Premium
I'm so glad you commented Kyle, thanks very much and it's all I needed to hear. I didn't think I would sell it, but wanted to hear what you all had to say. This just confirms it for me. :)
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magistudios Premium
Hey Grace,

I concur with Kyle...
If someone is truly interested in your site, they wouldn't put a fear mongering 24 hour countdown.
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littlemama Premium
Thanks Jay! I'm not going to be scammed and I want to meet you guys in Vegas so I'm not going to be selling. Lol
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Johanna58 Premium
Awesome Choice Littlemama!! Keep it!
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littlemama Premium
Thanks so much!
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