Daily Blog Tips Has Been Acquired for $168,000
It has been a long and pleasant journey. Back in November 2006 when I started this blog I could not image where it would arrive. My only goal was to share what I had learned about the Internet and blogs with my friends, and today the blog is among the 100 most popular in the world according to Technorati.
If you’ve read the title you already know what this post is about. Yes Daily Blog Tips has being acquired, together with Daily Writing Tips and Daily Bits, the other two blogs on our network, for a disclosed sum of $168,000. The buyer is Al Carlton (he gave me permission to disclose the deal), owner of Coolest-Gadgets and several other web properties.
This is not a goodbye though, because I will keep working as an editor for all the three websites. Additionally I will also keep writing on Daily Blog Tips daily, so that side of things won’t change.
So how did it happen, you might ask?
Around four months ago one person contacted me via email, wondering if I would be interested in selling my “Daily” network. I replied saying that while I was not planning to sell, but that he could always make an offer if he wished. We then exchanged more emails, and his final offer was around $130,000.
That appear to be a low valuation, so I decided to contact Al Carlton, who is a friend and an experienced web entrepreneur. Al immediately told me that it was a low valuation indeed, and that he would also have interest in acquiring my network.
We then started negotiating back and forth, mainly using the monthly revenues and growth potential as guidelines. I was still reluctant to sell, but when he offered $168,000, which is almost 50 times our monthly revenues, I accepted.
Again, under a practical point of view things should not change, I will keep writing here and interacting with you guys as we always did. Al should just take control of the advertisers and administrative sides of the network.
Finally, I would like to say a big “thank you” for all the readers and supporters along these months. If it was not by you, the blog would not be where it is today. Also, if you have any question or suggestion just email me and I will be glad to talk it out.
Al Carlton should write another post later today giving his perspective on the deal.
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85 Responses to “Daily Blog Tips Has Been Acquired for $168,000”
Happy April Fools to you too Mr. Scocco!
You almost had me until I saw the price.
Keep up the good work,
Ronald @ RA Project
And it’s not even April fools day in the US yet, but still funny indeed.
Yeah right, Daniel 🙂 And I’m the King of England.
For a moment I thought it was true…… Happy Fools day
nice one, almost got me! =)
Happy April Fool’s Day to you too. Off to a nice early start, I see.
By the way, my blog’s prank’s also protesting my country’s (Turkey) ban-loving courts – you must have read that we blocked YouTube for the third time 2 and a half weeks ago, then lifted the ban. However, Slide.com, Alibaba.com, WordPress.com etc. are still banned.
You can check out the “banned” message at my blog right now, it’s exactly the same! Not the same actually, I replaced “Court” with “Zort” and put a little closing button down the page (“1 Nisaaan!” – Nisan means April in Turkish).
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Nice work Daniel ehehehehe. Happy Fool’s Day from Portugal 🙂
Is this some king of prank or what lol if it is then wish you a Happy April Fool’s day in advance buddy lol.
why you guys have to always coincide this selling and everything on April Fool’s Day? 😀
Haha, good one Daniel.
You definitely had me. I was going to congratulate you….then I though about it.
Congratulations for being clever. Oh, and having a really good network.
shoot, I’m not ashamed to admit that you HAD ME TOTALLY SUCKED IN!
C’mon Daniel you could have done better…This is the same thing last year John tried to do….
Anyway Happy Fools day…
Funny…so this article:
was off by ten times! hmmmm….
I completely forgot about april fool and believed this joke until i see the comments and remember today is 1st april. Nice joke lol.
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Keep up the work
If it were true, then you’ve picked the wrong day to announce it.
Happy April’s Fool!
The first April fools day joke I’ve encountered.
LOL. I almost blogged about it!
Happy Fool’s Day!
I dont think you were meaning what you wrote here, I dont believe you would sold your DailyBlogTips. You are just making a joke, right?
You are a professional blogger, remember? And blogging is your career, right?
I believe DailyBlogTips will worth that money, but I also believe money is not the NO. 1 reason you started to run DBT.
So, please tell me this is only a joke in fool`s day.
That was a nice april fool article! Cheers!
Not funny. At ALL!
See these numbers were very realistic and I would have fallen for it had I not already read so many other April Fool’s jokes. Good job though 🙂
Myo Kyaw Htun
LOL !!! Mr. SC0C20
t0DaY is ApRiL F00l !!! I totally forget it.
Who are you trying to fool, Daniel? This joke is as old as the blogiverse 😉
Happy April’s Day
Ya right,April Fools! 🙂
OMW. I almost fell for this one. Happy April Fool’s day!
Almost believable 😉
Voice Of Dingchao
If I were you, I won’t sell them, since they can earn you more than $10,000 per month. I won’t do such deal.
I won’t sell my blog http://www.hanidngchao.com in any case. Because it is my whole life, and I believe I will make it more popular.
Voice Of Dingchao
I like your blog very much, I read it everyday. It’s really a pity that you have sold it. Oh, my god! Everything will be changed.
would be the bargain of the year if it was true, standing at number 18 in the top 25 most valuable blogs, with a valuation of $1.8 million dollars, according to 247wallst.com.
I have seen such announcements in some more blogs also.
You would got me, if I weren’t read the same 1st April idea on one Slovak blog few hours ago. Did you read it? 😀
but I thought this blog was worth $1.8m!?
Daniel….Happy Fool’s Day…And I can confirm that this is a April Fool Joke…You know Why 🙂
I guess next year I will need to come up with something more innovative then eh :).
Wether true or not, Daniel I am going to blog about, it may teach my readers a few blogging tricks. Happy fools day man!
Ali from The Office Diet
Hahah, you had me going there, Daniel. I was starting to get quite worried!
Nicely done. 😉
True or false,I blogged about it
It sounds familiar Daniel, but i like your and it would hurt me if it were sold,money money money is robing our spirits its like tha atheist who said that he sold his soul on ebay. Would you sell your soul on ebay if offered enough cash oh jesus!
The Masked Millionaire
Darn….I thought you got a real good price for your blogs.
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The Masked Millionaire
LOL! u had me there man! quite inspiring though, hahaha!
Congrats Daniel, I sold my company to Google a few years ago on the same day. What a coincidence!
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Good April Fool prank. Enjoyed
Doh lol… I was fooled at first. And I even thought to myself – I really need to work on an April Fool’s joke for my blog today.
Damn, you had me! And then I read the comments.. hahahahha
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P.S. My merger is funnier. 😀
happy fools day!!
i wasnt fool
i been seeing so much pranks on all sites
i got immune lol
i have some good news of my own here http://pasembur.wordpress.com/2008/04/01/high-on-caffeine/
I’m a suckah, I bought it.
But then I read 50X your monthly revenue – say it aint so.
Oh really but how? I did not offer you that amount.I think it was 50 cents.Please check the price again.
Nice April Fools Daniel. Nice amount of comments and track-backs too.
You had me going when i first read the title, but after reading the rest of the post, i knew it had to be an April Fools prank.
I though its true.but read after many months so funny 🙂
Hilarious! You almost had me running back to my blog and beefing it up for sale!
For a moment I thought it was trueâ€¦â€¦ Happy Fools day
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