Saturday, February 15, 2014

Is Poodle Blogging for YOU?

Blogging Anyone?
            Want to be the next Poodle Blogger?

I have truly enjoyed developing this website by adding training and other articles, and then blogging articles, short posts and interviews of Poodle people over the past few years. However, to be totally honest, I am working on a couple of other major projects this year, and Poodle blogging has taken a back seat. I have run out of things to talk about, whew, that was hard to admit!

This blog is easy to use and maintain, becaue it is on Google’s free “Blogger” program.

Costs for me are keeping the domain sites, which I have registered as and on GoDaddy.  So this truly is the least expensive website that I own (in comparison to my dog training sites, which are on Joomla and hosted by a website provider.  I did invest several hundred dollars up front to have someone design the logo (of the Poodle typing his blog) and setting things up in an easy-to-use template and of course I have thousands of hours invested.   Website work is NOT my forte.  I am a dog trainer and a writer, not a Poodle breeder or blogger at heart.

I am looking for someone who might be interested in purchasing this website or partnering with me.   I am open to an outright sale, a trade of some sort if you have products or even someone who knows how to monetize a blog, who sells products giving me a small percentage of sales.

If you are a breeder, or you sell products that appeal to Poodle owners, then you are the type person who could most benefit from this blog.  Even a dog groomer, trainer or boarding kennel owner who wants to increase the business they receive from Poodle owners would benefit. If you want lots of traffic, you could have questions and answers, or perhaps even add a Forum where Poodle folks congregate.  Definitely a Poodle Rescue organization could easily re-do this website and have a unique site, where you do more than just highlight available dogs.  Articles could educate Poodle owners,  teaching people about proper care of Poodles and educating them about Poodle health issues, etc
I am not a breeder, have no products to sell (other than my small Amazon store and 4 simple e-booklets which I have listed on my KnowingDogs site).  I am retired from grooming and training.  I still am a Poodle fancier and dog show exhibitor, but with only one show quality Poodle and no breeding plans, there is really no reason for me to have a Poodle related website.
BUT….Poodles and Poodle folk are quite fun!  Do you have any interest in this blog?  I am open to an outright sale, $1,500 or best offer. That would include transfer of ownership of both domain names, the lay-out with logo, and use of training articles. As far as keeping past blog posts, those that are written that include other people’s dogs would require their permission, but if I trust you enough to let you take over the blog, then you could retain the right to use my own articles and photos of my dogs.

If you have something to sell or trade, perhaps we could do that instead,if you don't want to invest cash up front, or if you are sure your products will sell, then a percentage of sales might work.

So in other words, I am just putting the word out and am open for offers, suggestions, etc.  The ideal owner of the Poodle Blog website would be someone who likes to write, but if you don’t, but have other reasons for wanting this website,  I can write for you once a month for a small fee as what I am trying to eliminate is writing that products no income. If you can pay $50 per article, I can research issues and send you content, if you want the blog to sell products but are concerned about the writing aspect. 

Some people might enjoy just putting together a website that highlights different breeders from the past and present, and use the blog simply as a hobby (as I have).  Of course people who have something to sell can benefit from this site.   I have comitted to a rather large writing project and will be training a therapy dog this year, so I simply don’t have time to figure out Amazon stores or write to retailers and look for people who do affiliate sales, etc.  Writing comes easy to me, but the “ins and outs” of website work do not. But you might be the person who DOES have that kind of time and energy, and if so, this blog is ready for you!  You may even have a child who is a college student who is website savvy, that could monetize this blog to make extra money.  There are unlimited possibilities.

So what does it need?  It needs someone who knows how to bring in more readers, and get those readers to purchase something!  I don’t mind continuing to write for the blog OCCASIONALLY,  I just don’t have what it takes to make the blog make money and I am trying to prioritize in life to things that either directy involve my dogs and my enjoyment of them, or writing projects that have an opportunity of bringing in some income.  I would even consider donating the site to a rescue group, if they were able to pay me to write a couple of articles for them each month, as that would at least bring in a little bit of income.

So…if you are either:
A Poodle Rescue Organization who wants a website that will appeal to all types of Poodle people so you bring in more donors and can sell products;
An Ethical Poodle Breeder who doesn’t yet have a blog;
A Poodle Club looking for a place to showcase educational articles and breeder and rescue referrals;
A Person who makes something that Poodle fanciers want to purchase; or who simply enjoys writing and publishing Poodle news;
A website savvy person who knows how to make money through internet sales, Ebay, Amazon and other affiliate sales,
then this website is valuable to you!!!  If you have any interest, please email me .

If you would like to know more about me, including the accomplishments I have had in over 35 years of being in dogs, numerous publications in which my articles have been published, etc, see the About Melanie link on

Looking forward to hearing from you!

1 comment:

  1. Vets Somerset
    Nice offer. I think some specialist will definitely contact you regarding it. Thanks for letting us know.