Wednesday, March 14, 2007

How Much is Your Blog Worth?

How much do you think your blog is worth? $100? $1,000? $100,000? $1,000,000? More? You can see what my blog is worth in a minute but first let's say someone wanted to make you an offer on your blog. Would you sell it? If so, for how much? Let's assume you'd have to sell the domain name along with all the articles you've written and you'd have to sign a non-compete agreement agreeing not to create a competing blog (in the same field) for say 10 years. So your days as a genealogy blogger (or a photography blogger, or whatever) would be over for a long time. At what dollar amount do you say "Do widzenia" (goodbye) and close up shop? Interesting to ponder isn't it?

According to a "blog-worth" calculator, my blog is worth $21,452.52. (Can you imagine!?!) Now I'm not thinking that anyone would actually pay me that much for my blog but let's say I got a legitimate offer out of the blue. Would I take it? Hmmm. My first thought is, "take the money and run!". But thinking about it a little more I begin to wonder if I'd be missing out on something. Does the potential buyer see a way to market my blog to make a whole lot more money out of it? Could I list it on eBay and try for an even higher amount (if there's one fool out there couldn't there be 2? ;-) Should I get an agent to market my site to potential buyers/investors? What advice would you give me? Is my blog worth that amount of money?

What would you guess your blog is worth? Click on the link in the graphic below and see for yourself then let me know what you come up with. Would you sell it for that?

My blog is worth $21,452.52.
How much is your blog worth?


  1. It says $0.00 for mine! Oh well - I always thought that blogging was a priceless pursuit. I didn't say worthless...

    I've always had a problem making Technorati find links of mine. I don't waste my time trying to fix it.

    Chris Dunham's blog is worth about $32,000 and Leland Meitzler's is worth about $56,000. I couldn't make it find Eastman's.

    I wouldn't sell mine or do a non-compete for any amount of money. i'm having too much fun.

    Cheers -- Randy

  2. The 2000 bloggers project increased the value of my blog, I think. It boosted my incoming links. (most of all, it boosted my google search ranking for "susan")

    $107,263. That's for 2020hindsight. Hadn't checked the amount before, so have no comparison.

    I'm sure that Family Oral History is smaller. Yep. $14,678. Gotta work on building its value. Not that I want to sell it, but I gots stuff to do with it. Maybe setting up a regular scanfest will help, no? :)

    As to selling, no. Monetizing, yes.