wOOt! I auction this blog at Sitepoint!

Those of you who follows my personal blog may have heard of it – 5xmom is for sale. I actually put the button leading to SitePoint on my page.

The price I am willing to let go is between USD10K to USD12K. To me, that’s the value of this blog. It is a small sum except to those who have never touch USD1K in their blog income. It is either you take it, or leave it because this is my ‘baby’ as one of the bidder who agreed with me. He offered me a sum that is five figure in our currency but I am not ready to let go, of which he said he understands how hard it is to let go of our ‘baby’.

The selling point now is I have no PR and hence, I put up a price. If let’s say one day, one fine day in the future when my PR was reinstate, I could command a much higher price.

I know smart marketeers will see this as a good investment. What if they buy this up and hire me to continue blogging? It is a crazy idea but I know out there, many people are jumping into getting good blogs, put up their affiliate marketing badges which earn a very good sum of money and yet, they have no time nor the skills to capture their audiences. How this blog stands out amongst bigger giants are the interesting way I put my thoughts across. Over these few months, I have read so many blogs about blogging and blogs about making money and yet, the character of the blog does not stand out. One blogger rehash another blogger’s post and it become one run-off-the-mill grind and you hardly remember whose blog was it you read the thing from. The other point is I captured the masses, i.e. the majority who are into blogging.

So, to me, USD12K is peanuts. However, I notice that many people are bound by their limitations. They keep talking about how much I had made on this blog. It is not how much in the past but rather how clever is the next person to exploit a blog with contents, with a blogger for hire. :)

Why do I put it up for auction? As a learning experience and heck, it is only 20 bucks (to register), dude! I won’t lose a thing! Moreover, it is such a waste that if I continue, there are so many segmentation on Asians. I might as well pass it to a deserving out-of-Asia, smart marketeer and make full use of it. There are so many ads network they can exploits. It is not what this blog can make now, it is how it can be improved by someone with better marketing skills than me. Do you know how big is the market for work-at-home moms and other parenting related things? The word mom may sucks in the make money field but who says the new blog owner will follow the same niche? What if they expand it to cover more niches? Get the picture now?

And yes, last I check I WAS on #1 page of Google. I am not sure how many Google searches there are and so, these folks keep on droning on and on and on that it isn’t. So, am I or am I not? Anyway, see this sitefs.com.

As for my very negative fellow Malaysians, yorrr…USD12K is kacang putih. I can easily earn that in a couple of months. So, whether I sell or not, that’s not the main point. The thing is we must dare to step out of the box, have a self-value and only The Most Obnoxious 5xmom has the balls to do that. You never try, you never know. You keep following people’s fart, you only end up with bad breath and a dissatisfied old fart.

Post Author: lilian

18 thoughts on “wOOt! I auction this blog at Sitepoint!

    Danny Foo

    (November 21, 2007 - 12:07 pm)

    Are you selling this blog because you have no more interest in blogging this topic?

    Quite interested to know why you’re stopping as I’ve heard some other blogger wanting to quit blogging even.

    KennyP

    (November 21, 2007 - 12:14 pm)

    OMG, 5xmom is one of the websites I visit everyday… How would it change when it is not written by Lilian?

    pablopabla

    (November 21, 2007 - 12:32 pm)

    Knowing how much you make, I think USD12k is a steal for this blog.

    anyno

    (November 21, 2007 - 12:36 pm)

    how come u want to sell this blog. this is one of my favourite blog.

    can u help me explain this pic. i just found it.
    (link removed by 5xmom cos the page leads to 404)
    thanks.

    lilian

    (November 21, 2007 - 1:08 pm)

    anon – I get a 404 for that.

    pablo – Ya, the amount is really reasonable. Only the kiddies go ‘wuah…you trying to cheat or what?’

    kennyP – Hahaha, that’s what I am proposing mah…I become guest writer, ads income all go to USA resident. They can reap better income. After all, I can write in so many niches so whichever way they want to go, I can handle it. Good idea, right?

    Danny – Did you even read before you comment and ask?

    Samm

    (November 21, 2007 - 1:19 pm)

    It’s those who’s never touched USD12k only make a big hoohah out of this. Everything can be exploited and improved. It’s only those who still hang on to their so-called prized blog for the sake of retaining their bunch of hundred or so readers will make a big deal. Too bad, they still dont learn. No, they didnt …. now on to project 2

    lilian

    (November 21, 2007 - 1:29 pm)

    samm – Yay! Gimme a FIVE!

    Wingz

    (November 21, 2007 - 1:48 pm)

    12k?!! if i got money 15k also i buy!!!

    KennyP

    (November 21, 2007 - 3:06 pm)

    Yes, good idea, I hope the buyer would hire you as author here, so we can continue reading your posts

    gaman

    (November 21, 2007 - 5:48 pm)

    I just noticed you are on the first page for “make money” in Malaysia but this is not the case when the search is done is the US.

    Try this link:

    http://www.google.com/search?q=make+money&gl=US&pws=0

    KennyP

    (November 21, 2007 - 6:41 pm)

    5xmom.com is in the “make money” first page on global Google, google.com

    gaman

    (November 21, 2007 - 7:05 pm)

    Google display results based on your IP address (and personalization) eventhough you are using Google.com. Check that link I gave, it’s the search result people see in the US. Notice the &gl=us. That says you want the geographical result for the US.

    If you want to see you ranking in other country such as UK, just substitute with gl=UK.

    I know this because I do AdWords.

    gaman

    (November 21, 2007 - 7:08 pm)

    Of course people in the US just use Google.com too but the results they see are based on their location. There’s no global Google result.

    Jon Wheatley

    (November 21, 2007 - 9:04 pm)

    Hi, I’m one of the authors on sitesfs.com and was the person who listed your site for sale on the blog.

    It is, without doubt a solid investment. The price of $12k, like i said on the blog is reasonable for sure.

    I wish you the best of luck with your sale.

    KennyP

    (November 21, 2007 - 9:27 pm)

    gaman: I understood, thank you, I learnt new thing :)

    lilian

    (November 22, 2007 - 7:03 pm)

    sabahan – Thanks for that info, I didn’t know until now. LOL, no wonder…

    Jon – Thanks for that! I appreciate it a lot.

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