Thursday, November 1st, 2007

Blogging Fingers Sells For $6,000

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.

I find this quite interesting, as supposedly Matt only monetized this blog for a month and reportedly brought in around $400. Here were the stats:

Alexa: 50,675
Technorati Rank: Rank: 16,329
Technorati Authority: 306
PageRank: There is 1 PR4 page, 10 PR3 pages 10 PR2 pages as well as 7 PR1 pages.

In September, which was the 1st month Blogging Fingers was monetized it earned just under $400 ($380). In the period Sept25th – Oct 25th $338 was earned. There has only been $20 expenditure for advertising so those are almost completely profit.

Income breakdown for September:

  • $199 from Private Ad Sales (sponsored reviews, banner ads, text links)
  • $188 from affiliate sales and referrals

Pretty crazy huh? He got $6,000 for this. So see it does not take long if you work hard at it. His traffic was pretty impressive (from a smaller blogs point of view), but I never really thought that something like this would take in $6,000.


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8 Responses

November 2, 2007

Gratz to Matt for doing it, though building a blog is a pretty active thing to do.

Flipping is something that hasn’t really interested me…If you want to make a really good property, it takes a lot out of you, and to sell it, means you’ll probably get less than what you might otherwise be able to.

I’d personally put in 2-3 more months efforts into it and have it generate $5,000 a month passively.

If you leverage the brand and made a good product in the $27-47 range, $5,000 – $10,000 a month would be pretty doable…


November 2, 2007
Ruck

I’m with you on that one Andrew. While I don’t think I am quite up to your ability to do such a feat just yet, I do have very big plans coming up for my entertainment blog.

I think if I broke away from the affiliate mentality and just started doing more of my own products then I would better grasp your concepts of blogging with my own product for sale.

I probably should just get off my tail and do it here. Thanks for the inspiration:)


November 2, 2007

Mmm….

Well for inspiration, go read what this dude has accomplished…

http://cashtactics.net/10/31/what-led-me-to-believe-i-could-work-online-fulltime/


November 2, 2007
Ruck

Yea, but that guy FAILED ALOT to get there :)
Man, it’s so hard for me to comprehend a $400 month blog turns over $6K. Crazy.


November 2, 2007
Nick Flame

I am not really into this, and i do not have a blog about im (yet), but 200 feedburner subscribers and 400$ per month i think i can easily get for a website with only one month of promotion. Why the hell did someone pay 6000$ for something that he could built it himself so easily?
I have never heard about that blog before, and i will probably never will from now on, but i am amazed to hear about this purchase.
Not to mention that probably a lot of readers will leave the blog, now that the real owner has sold it. It is a special relationship between the blogger and his readers.
For instance if you sell your blog, Ruck, i won’t come to visit it anymore for sure, probably just occasionally for curiosity, but perhaps never a loyal reader.
I am curious what will become the fingers blog in the future.


November 10, 2007

that is amazing, it actually inspired me to create another blog that’s sole purpose is to build up and sell.


March 5, 2008

I don’t know how long the PageRank system will be on top. IZEA launched the RealRank thing that probably will fight with PR to see which one stands. Of course, PR is on Google’s side, but the protests against changes on PR are getting louder lately…


November 1, 2008
SkyWatcher

RealRank? When Page Rank is still on top!