Daily Blog Tips Has Been Acquired for $168,000

By Daniel Scocco

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”

  • Michael Mistretta

    April Fools!

  • Baris Unver

    Very funny.

  • Hafiz Dhanani

    Happy April Fools to you too Mr. Scocco!

    You almost had me until I saw the price.

    Keep up the good work,
    Hafiz Dhanani

  • Ronald @ RA Project

    And it’s not even April fools day in the US yet, but still funny indeed.

  • Patrix

    Yeah right, Daniel ๐Ÿ™‚ And I’m the King of England.

  • Ramesh

    For a moment I thought it was true…… Happy Fools day

  • Adam Singer

    nice one, almost got me! =)

  • Stephanie

    Happy April Fool’s Day to you too. Off to a nice early start, I see.

  • Baris Unver

    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).

  • Quer optimizar o seu website?

    Nice work Daniel ehehehehe. Happy Fool’s Day from Portugal ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Keith Dsouza

    Hey Daniel,

    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.

    Keith

  • deuts

    why you guys have to always coincide this selling and everything on April Fool’s Day? ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Chris Thomson

    Haha, good one Daniel.

  • Matt Mikulla

    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.

  • Goddess

    shoot, I’m not ashamed to admit that you HAD ME TOTALLY SUCKED IN!

    Great work!

    ๐Ÿ™‚
    Anita

  • Joel

    C’mon Daniel you could have done better…This is the same thing last year John tried to do….
    Anyway Happy Fools day…

  • David Hutchison

    Funny…so this article:

    http://www.247wallst.com/2008/03/the-twenty-five.html

    was off by ten times! hmmmm….

  • Kurt

    Hi buddy.

    I completely forgot about april fool and believed this joke until i see the comments and remember today is 1st april. Nice joke lol.

    By the way I’ve completed my affiliate program for our main website. Its a pay per referal affiliate service. Anyone having a blog or website can apply at http://www.mauricash.somee.com

    This affiliate program will pay UPTO $0.10 for each referal. Anyone can apply. I’ve decided to create my own referal program as Google Adwords was a real waste of time and money. Do check out at http://www.mauricash.somee.com

    Btw please don’t play this hard joke again lol. You nearly had me kept staring at my pc screen this morning…lol

    Keep up the work

  • pablopabla

    If it were true, then you’ve picked the wrong day to announce it.

    Happy April’s Fool!

  • Homebizseo.com

    The first April fools day joke I’ve encountered.

  • costa

    LOL. I almost blogged about it!

  • Young

    Dear Daniel,

    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.

    Best Regards,
    Young

  • Etienne Teo

    That was a nice april fool article! Cheers!

  • Genuine

    O.

    M.

    G.

    Not funny. At ALL!

  • Adam Teece

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Myo Kyaw Htun

    LOL !!! Mr. SC0C20

    t0DaY is ApRiL F00l !!! I totally forget it.

  • inspirationbit

    Who are you trying to fool, Daniel? This joke is as old as the blogiverse ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Happy April’s Day

  • sean

    Ya right,April Fools! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Tarah Sweeney

    OMW. I almost fell for this one. Happy April Fool’s day!

  • Rhys

    Almost believable ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • 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.

  • Gerald

    Hi,
    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.

  • OldSailor

    I have seen such announcements in some more blogs also.

  • Pavel Linkesch

    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? ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Darren

    but I thought this blog was worth $1.8m!?

    ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Abhijeet Mukherjee

    Daniel….Happy Fool’s Day…And I can confirm that this is a April Fool Joke…You know Why ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Daniel Scocco

    I guess next year I will need to come up with something more innovative then eh :).

  • newbloggerscenter

    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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Ali

  • makemoneyquik

    True or false,I blogged about it

  • incomefromads

    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.

    Live From Las Vegas
    The Masked Millionaire

  • xumb

    LOL! u had me there man! quite inspiring though, hahaha!

  • James Shaw

    Congrats Daniel, I sold my company to Google a few years ago on the same day. What a coincidence!

    http://britishinside.com/archive/2005/04/01/GoogleCMS.aspx

  • newbloggerscenter

    Problogger’s Darren Rowse is Visiting the International Space Center

    According to today’s edition of Problogger, Darren Rowse posted that he is visiting the International space Center and would spend 2 days exploring that facility and talking to scientists . He said his co-bloggers would be helping to run the now to popular blog. He said he has accumulated a lot of money from his blogging efforts and does’nt see why he can’t spend some of it visiting The International Space Center and exploring space.

    You can visit Problogger
    any time and read more. Problogger has really important tips on making money you can make it until like Darren Rowse, yuo are able to fulfill your dreams.

    To your success

  • Sathish AR

    Good April Fool prank. Enjoyed

  • Chris Guthrie

    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.

  • Stefan Vervoort

    Damn, you had me! And then I read the comments.. hahahahha

  • redwall_hp

    Hah, beat you to it on my blog! http://www.webmaster-source.com/

    P.S. My merger is funnier. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • CompuWorld

    happy fools day!!

  • team ray

    i wasnt fool

    i been seeing so much pranks on all sites

    i got immune lol

  • xumb

    i have some good news of my own here http://pasembur.wordpress.com/2008/04/01/high-on-caffeine/

  • Bought It

    I’m a suckah, I bought it.
    But then I read 50X your monthly revenue – say it aint so.

  • Agent 001

    Oh really but how? I did not offer you that amount.I think it was 50 cents.Please check the price again.

  • Andy MacDonald

    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.

  • TechZoomIn

    I though its true.but read after many months so funny ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Beckett Gilchrist

    Hilarious! You almost had me running back to my blog and beefing it up for sale!

  • medyum

    For a moment I thought it was trueรขโ‚ฌยฆรขโ‚ฌยฆ Happy Fools day

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