ExpertsColumn is For Sale: To Whom It Will Be Sold?

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I am one of the columnists of ExpertsColumn for more than a year now and so far, I have already published one hundred ninety three columns. And have earned at least 33+ US$ that started from March 2012 to date. After I read the article - why is ExpertsColumn for sale? published at Triond written by Strovek - who is one of Triond's writers, the first thing that came up to my mind was a question: What will happen to all my published columns at ExpertsColumn?

September 5, 2012, I emailed Niks

On September 5, 2012, I emailed Niks, the owner and administrator of ExpertsColumn said: "I just read an article published at Triond Why is Expertscolumn for Sale? Are you really planning to sell this site? Who will take over? Just wondering."

The purpose of my letter to Niks was to get his personal view regarding the sale of his site and to clear my doubts too. I know that ExpertsColumn is attracting thousands of traffic everyday and it is a good paying site too for writers. Of course, no-one can change Niks decision. And I understand that when it comes to business he is an expert. The site will be sold for $300,000. The auction is still open to all interested parties.

Why site is being Sold

One of Latona's brokers in the named of Andrew Deihl informed buyers that ExpertsColumn has an annual expenses that include monthly web hosting costs which is Three Hundred Twenty US dollars and the monthly revenue payout to its writers. The writer payout is determined on a revenue share basis, so that cost is payed directly from ad revenues. And regarding the legality of the content on the site, he said that the site owner has had no legal issues yet with any of the content. The current site owner is selling the site in order to focus on other projects.

The site owner assures its columnists not to worry

On the same day, I received Niks reply. He assured me the following: "Yeah, we have listed the site for sale. However, the site will be sold to only that person/organization who agrees to continue with the site in the similar fashion as we are doing. Everything will remain to be same except that it will be taken over by new owner. So writers need not to be worried about anything as their contents are safe on the website and they will continue to earn from it as usual."

Niks reply assured me one thing: All my doubts have gone. And I sent off Niks some good wishes and my prayers!

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I am a web content creator, on-line marketer, products and services promoter, on-line writer and a Filipino blogger; I write about anything under the sun; making fun and socializing other Net users.

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author avatar Robb714
11th Sep 2012 (#)

All these content farms stink but hey are a way to the means if you keep plugging!

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author avatar kaylar
11th Sep 2012 (#)

If you went to Expertscolumn was the only one of the batch to show significant increase.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
11th Sep 2012 (#)

Associated Content was sold to Yahoo! for millions and things started to become tough for contributors. I hope ExpertsColumn loyalists will have a better fate! siva

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author avatar Buzz
11th Sep 2012 (#)

I wish Wikinut would emulate Expertscolumn's success. If an Indian-owned website could do it and attracted many authors to its site, why couldn't Wiki do it? At any rate, I am reassured by Niks that policies will remain the same when a new owner takes over. By the same token, I am also hopeful that Wikinut, which I call my mother site, will improve and be able to lure back most of the authors they to EC and other decent-paying sites.


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author avatar Buzz
11th Sep 2012 (#)

...many of the authors they LOST to EC ...

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author avatar lastay
11th Sep 2012 (#)

Very good article, i really hope things stays the same if they do sell.

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author avatar A K Rao
11th Sep 2012 (#)

Thanks dear ppruel for the information I have joined the site recently and already posted about 65 columns there! I too was bit worried when I came to about the sale of the site! Now having come to the actual status I am now free of tensions! Thanks for sharing!

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