Daily Blog Tips Has Been Acquired for $168,000

Daniel Scocco

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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”

  • Rhys

    Almost believable 😉

  • Tarah Sweeney

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

  • sean

    Ya right,April Fools! 🙂

  • inspirationbit

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

  • Myo Kyaw Htun

    LOL !!! Mr. SC0C20

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

  • 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 🙂

  • Genuine

    O.

    M.

    G.

    Not funny. At ALL!

  • Etienne Teo

    That was a nice april fool article! Cheers!

  • 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

  • costa

    LOL. I almost blogged about it!

  • Homebizseo.com

    The first April fools day joke I’ve encountered.

  • pablopabla

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

    Happy April’s Fool!

  • 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

  • David Hutchison

    Funny…so this article:

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

    was off by ten times! hmmmm….

  • Joel

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

  • Goddess

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

    Great work!

    🙂
    Anita

  • 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.

  • Chris Thomson

    Haha, good one Daniel.

  • deuts

    why you guys have to always coincide this selling and everything on April Fool’s Day? 😀

  • 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

  • Quer optimizar o seu website?

    Nice work Daniel ehehehehe. Happy Fool’s Day from Portugal 🙂

  • 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).

  • Stephanie

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

  • Adam Singer

    nice one, almost got me! =)

  • Ramesh

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

  • Patrix

    Yeah right, Daniel 🙂 And I’m the King of England.

  • Ronald @ RA Project

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

  • 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

  • Baris Unver

    Very funny.

  • Michael Mistretta

    April Fools!

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