Nov 1 2007

Blogging Fingers is Sold

I was going to update our post about Selling Your Blog and Blogging Fingers with news, but it’s already been sold!

After getting a big response, Matt went ahead and decided to auction his blog off on sitepoint. You can see the auction here.

The auction started today, and seemed to end early this morning. The winning bid was 6,000$ by someone ‘nameless’. The only person I knew who was interested in it seriously, seemed to be Kumiko, but at 6,000 I see Kumiko as more of a bargain hunter.

I mentioned this blog would get about 4,000$ I didn’t think Matt would let it go for less than that. 6,000$ is a nice bit of change.

However, do you think he could of gotten more for his blog? Matt only had it monetized for 1 month. Say he could double that amount in another month. Wouldn’t his blog be worth, twice as much?

Do you think Matt sold his blog too soon? Or just at the right time?

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  1. Blogging Fingers Sells For $6,000 wrote:

    [...] I knew with the recent PageRank bullshit that was going on that people would start selling off their blogs. I do not know if that was the case of Blogging Fingers but it seems that Matt has sold it. [...]

    November 1st, 2007 at 3:24 pm
  2. Comment Friday for November 2nd wrote:

    [...] been covering the sale of Blogging Fingers. No, it’s not over yet, I should have my last, final, follow up article about it soon. In the [...]

    November 2nd, 2007 at 12:45 am
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    [...] sales have definitely picked up, I covered the sale of Blogging Fingers. We have yet to see the takeover, it’s supposed to happen in the next week. Matt is looking [...]

    November 6th, 2007 at 11:31 am
  4. Does McDonalds Pay More than Blogging? wrote:

    [...] give the people what they want. I’ve written several posts about blogs sales, featuring the sale of Blogging Fingers. On that post Jamy at Seakopitiam.com said: “Cannot agree more : ‘I’m sure if you [...]

    November 7th, 2007 at 12:50 pm
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  1. George said:

    I think Matt sold at a good time. With big name blogs already established on the topic of “blogging about blogging” it is going to be hard to build up the blog at the same pace Matt has managed to build it up so far. I think he might have sold it for more money a few months down the road, but that would also have required more work on his part. It will be interesting to see if Matt keeps up his selling way with his next venture.

    November 1st, 2007 at 11:32 am
  2. Todor said:

    Good price for the parameters of the blog, I think. Good deal!

    November 1st, 2007 at 11:44 am
  3. Matthew Henrickson said:

    True George thanks for stopping by. It will definitely be interesting to see what he does next. He has such a support now, he could easily flip another blog if he wanted to.

    November 1st, 2007 at 11:46 am
  4. Matt Jones said:

    Thanks for the coverage, who would have thought a burst of fame comes from selling a blog rather than starting one.

    I hope everyone gives the new owner a chance.

    November 1st, 2007 at 1:28 pm
  5. Matthew Henrickson said:

    Hope they have something good. After sitefever was purchased and the owner was an ass, I never went back lol

    November 1st, 2007 at 1:35 pm
  6. YC said:

    I think it was a pretty good price to be honest. Great job by Matt on promoting and branding it.

    Matthew – you’re right about sitefever lol
    It’d be better if the new owner of BF has a track record in the niche otherwise he/she would have to start all over again.

    November 1st, 2007 at 3:52 pm
  7. George said:

    Matt got a good price. I am interested to see what the new owner does with the blog. Hopefully he will keep the current readers happy.

    November 1st, 2007 at 7:48 pm
  8. jamy : seaykopitiam.com said:

    Too cheap, my guts feeling based on my stock trading experience. I would have bought it for at least a couple k more with that kind of business volume.

    November 1st, 2007 at 8:47 pm
  9. Fred @ Newest on the Net said:

    Matt,

    Congratulations on the sale. I think you did real good.

    The new owner should study the sitefever transfer very closely. A great example of what not to do.

    November 1st, 2007 at 9:14 pm
  10. Jamaipanese said:

    thats a pretty penny, I wonder if I could sell off one of my blogs for a similar amount

    November 1st, 2007 at 10:11 pm
  11. CherylT said:

    Nice job, Matt. Never too late to create another blogging sensation.

    November 4th, 2007 at 6:48 pm
  12. Exaakax said:

    I’m sure if you divide $6 000 by the number of hours he spent on the development of his blog, you’d find out that this amount is a miserable salary.

    Once you give so much of yourself into a project, why giving it up right before it could have shown some ROI?

    November 5th, 2007 at 9:45 pm
  13. jamy : seaykopitiam.com said:

    Cannot agree more : “I’m sure if you divide $6 000 by the number of hours he spent on the development of his blog, you’d find out that this amount is a miserable salary.”
    Worst than the minimum wages working in McDonald.

    November 6th, 2007 at 11:56 am
  14. Matthew Henrickson said:

    You can’t compare blogging to working at McDonalds. I don’t care how much money you make.

    November 6th, 2007 at 12:15 pm
  15. George said:

    I agree with Matthew… McDonalds might pay more, but which one would you rather be doing to make money?

    November 6th, 2007 at 1:26 pm
  16. YC said:

    Guys, while many of us treat blogging as a business as well in terms of monetising etc, but if you want to compare money-wise with other jobs, then it is better to stick to most day jobs which pay you whether or not you really do any work. That is a consideration anybody should factor in going into ‘working for yourself’.

    Let’s say Matt spent quite a bit of time on this. Going by the straight ahead consideration based on no. of hours to determine ROI, it might be peanuts. But moving ahead, the experience gleaned from it will allow him to do things even fast and more efficiently. Eventually it might all pan itself out. At least that’s what I feel.

    November 6th, 2007 at 7:12 pm
  17. jamy : seaykopitiam.com said:

    If you work as hard in McDonald as blogging, could you be McD’s CEO one days ? :) . Would McD’s CEO earn more than a blogger ? :) .

    November 6th, 2007 at 9:22 pm
  18. Bloggeries said:

    All depends on how motivated the buyer is. I think it’s a reasonable price. It has a great web presence; respect… Than again… For 6,000 you could start something incredible.

    November 20th, 2007 at 12:53 pm
  19. Stylish Tailor said:

    Oh, great and intresting post! I will give link on your blog to my daughter.
    ;)
    Marry Christmas!

    December 26th, 2007 at 12:15 pm

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