A quick summary:
I started the site in December, 2018. Being a lazy bitch, I didn’t do much other than publishing content and doing on page for the site.
Here’re the numbers till June, 2019:
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As you can see, I spent roughly around $1380 USD till June and made $193 from the site. I was still running on a net loss of $1187 USD.
At the same time, I was heavily investing both time and money in our SEO services. Just to give you some perspective, our SEO Service already did more than $80,000 USD so far this year (till the end of July, 2019)
As I wasn’t getting time to work on my male product blog, I thought, I should probably sell it!
And that’s what I did.
I ended up selling the website for $2000 USD.
Adding the profit of $193 to that, I made, in total $2193 USD from the site in terms of revenue. Cutting down the investment of $1380 USD, I made an actual profit of $813 from the site.
Was it worth it?
I should have either invested more time into it or I shouldn’t have done it in the first place. It wasn’t worth my time for the $813 USD.
However, I at least got three blog post out of it, so that’s good.
The new buyer is a big name in the affiliate space (I can’t reveal more details, unfortunately) and I am sure, the site will do well with them.
I know my plan was to break into $500/month by December, 2019 but I simply got distracted with opportunities and shiny objects.
This makes me think whether building a new content heavy website is worth my time anymore.
I don’t think it is.
But I will of course, keep on building some, simply because I like the process.
- It is fairly easy to build a website and sell it for $2000-$3000 USD in 6-7 months if you know what you are doing
- The authority website industry is booming. Everyone’s interested in buying websites
- You don’t need to go with a broker like Flippa or Empire Flippers if you have a smaller site. Email a few big names and you will be able to sell your site quite easily.
- Spend time on your social profiles. The site was getting roughly 30,000 impressions on Pinterest when I sold it and I think it really helped in the selling process.
I am actually already in the middle of a keyword research for another website. The last big site I sold was in 2018. I haven’t sold any big sites in 2019 and I don’t think I will either (simply because I don’t have a big one in my portfolio at this moment).
However, I am going to build a fresh big site targeting an exit in mid 2020. If you want updates about that, let me know in the comments and I will be happy to share more information with you.
So yes, our male product blog journey ends here. Leave a comment if you read all three updates.