I’ve used this blog as a place to announce the sale of some of my other websites and blogs down through the years, therefore I won’t be making an exception for Auto Trends, one of my two car blogs.
I launched Auto Trends in April 2008 in part as a way to feed traffic to my flagship car site, The Auto Writer. I expected to keep the site for about a year and then place it on the market. The economy was so bad in 2009 that I never entertained that thought seriously. Until now.
Auto Trends is updated by me 2-3 times per week and contains unique content including car reviews, technology, automotive gadgets and, of course, lots of speculation on my part. I like the site a lot, but I’m willing to part with it if someone meets my $8000 floor. I think it could fetch far more than that, but I’ll let it go for that amount. You can track the bid on Flippa, Sitepoint’s website marketing vehicle.
I have built and sold at least ten websites over the past eight years and know how the process works. I’m getting the usual tire kickers but I am not supplying detailed financial information except to people who really want to buy the site. That means if you want those details, you already have an established track record for buying and selling websites.
Auto Trends would be an excellent fit for a media company looking to expand their portfolio–is that a hint or what?
In any case, the auction continues through the end of this month or when the website sells. I’m not in a position to “have to sell” Auto Trends, but then if the right offer was made, I’d be more than happy to let it go.