Monday, February 05, 2007

Cashing in on Pappy's Blog

My blog is worth $22,581.60.
How much is your blog worth?

So I went out to this site, entered our URL, and found out that Pappy's blog is worth $22,581.60 on the open market. This valuation is scientific, based upon a model used in the sale of Weblogs Inc to AOL. So, that's our basic market value. Now, if I factor in the proceeds from the T-shirt sales to get an idea of the revenue stream. Let's see, seven shirts at $0 profit per shirt. Wait, since I ordered three of the shirts that's more like a loss-- oh well, all internet startups operate in the red.

Okay, so let's figure out my investment-- the number of hours spent writing posts (let's say 220 hours), filming and editing movies (ummm, probably 500 hours), graphics and general fiddling around (200 hours), and hours spent gazing at Pappy for inspiration (oooh, that's gotta be about 2000 hours)-- for a total of 2,920 hours. So the site has increased in value by about $7.73 for each hour invested.

So let's say I cash out now. Invested at 5% per year, the proceeds from the sale of my blog would net me a daily income of about $3.09. How much does a Starbucks coffee cost anyway? Maybe I could get a venti soy latte, or at least learn what it means.


Gus said...

Keep Pappy's Blog! We will send you Starbuck's gift certificates to satisfy your thirst for knowledge about venti lattes. whatver that is.

Gussie and his muzzer

Pappy's Fella said...

Gus baby,
Don't worry. If we did sell, it would only to be to reinvest in a bigger blog. Have you seen any fixer-uppers for sale?

Ferndoggle said...

Pappy...we're only worth $5,645.40. So you're WAY cooler than The Dogs. Although, we did buy 2 t-shirts, so you should probably share your fortune w/ us.

(I've been meaning to take pictures of the canine crew modeling Pappy's goods, but keep forgetting...this weekend, promise!)

Ferndoggle & The Dogs

Pappy's Fella said...

I remember way back a couple of months ago when the same query brought up $0.00 for Pappy's site. It's all about linking and being linked.

I hope the t-shirts came out okay. I've been pretty pleased with ours.