Jun 16 2008

How To Sell Your Blog – Part 2

Developing a website for sale can be time consuming, especially if you want to make a lot of money. I wrote a few tips about how to sell your blog. The tips included having value, determining a price, then finding a platform to sell it on.

Well what happens after you find that buyer?

This has always scared me a bit. I know basics about hosting and Wordpress, I am by no means an expert. After I had a buyer for the sale of my blog, Blogging Addiction, I decided to turn to my hosting for some help.

I got some great support from Hostmonster about what I needed.

Add FTP AccountFirst, I needed to set up an FTP account that was just for that domain. The FTP account is needed so all of the files could be downloaded to move. This is fairly simple, just go into your hosting CPanel under FTP accounts. Make sure to include the directory that you need.

Secondly I just made another admin account for wordpress and sent the buyer the login for that. Now that they have the access to all the files, the last thing is the domain transfer.

I buy my domains at GoDaddy. Transfering a domain on Godaddy is also fairly easy. Just go to My Domains and select one. Select account change. Now you just need to know the buyers information like login name and email. After the transfer, the buyer simply needs to “accept” it. My domain transfer was over within a day.

Selling a blog can be a bit confusing and a tad scary, but it’s all experience. Now I feel confident in getting into website and domain selling.


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  1. Jay said:

    Yo Matt,

    This has definitely been great info. I already knew the domain stuff and FTP stuff but I didn’t know the WP stuff.

    Thanks for this man. Now I’m going to finally start selling some sites and see how that goes.

    Oh, but it still is scary, especially the fact that people get ripped off all the time. I know this dude that got a Paypal payment from a hacked account so basically, he got screwed in a bunch of various ways… but that’s just another story.

    Jay

    June 16th, 2008 at 8:28 pm
  2. Cindy said:

    This has absolutely been great information. I heard about domain stuff and FTP stuff but I didn’t know the Word press stuff. Thanks for this info. this tips very useful for me…I learn many things………keep it up

    June 17th, 2008 at 7:21 am
  3. mmmm... said:

    I’ve often wondered about that. I’ve seen sites about blog flipping but they didn’t seem to explain HOW to do it in detail. Your post has been very helpful. Thanks.

    June 19th, 2008 at 5:50 am
  4. Aaron said:

    The inspiration for these posts is now online. Thanks Matthew, for making the transaction smooth and easy!

    June 23rd, 2008 at 3:18 pm

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