Although April Fools is less than a month away, this is not a joke. I’m selling WPDesigner.com.
Before I give you my reason, I want to thank you for reading this blog and thank you for all of the support you’ve given WPDesigner.com in general and me in particular. With everything that has been going on with WPDesigner and the fact that it finally ranks #1 on the Top 40 WordPress blogs list, I know it seems like a weird time to be selling.
Of course, it wasn’t easy for me to come to this, but I’m selling for personal reasons. If it wasn’t for changes in my personal life, it wouldn’t make sense to sell this site at all. WPDesigner.com has been my livelihood, personal project, and baby 🙂 for the last 2 years.
If you’ve been reading this blog and my personal blog, you know the first and main reason is I’ll be traveling abroad for the rest of this year. Initially, I was hoping I could juggle traveling, maintaining this blog, and continue creating WordPress themes, but that’s more than likely not the case. Because of that, I’d rather hand WPDesigner.com to a solid team of developers with enough man-hours and better management skills to do this site justice.
Second reason is I’m at a crossroad in life. In the last two months, I changed my love and family lives. Now, it’s time to make career choices; I don’t have to, but I want to make a change. Although I still have the desire to compete with fellow WordPress theme authors, I would love to have the time and opportunities to explore and actually get away from the computer (my lower back acts like it’s 90 years old, but it’s actually 21). Letting go of WPDesigner, sadly, will leave room for me to do that. (I’ll probably become a fisherman at one of the Thailand islands. I kid. I kid.)
The third reason is I don’t like giving theme support. Hahaha.
The alternative to selling this blog is hiring a team or outsource all of the tasks while I’m traveling, but I don’t have the money to hire anyone and I’m not interested in managing anyone. I’ve always been a one-man team and I’m not ready to play nice. And having me as a boss would definitely suck!
What Does This Mean for You?
I’ll try to get the right buyer so you’ll continue to get high-quality WordPress themes and tutorials. More than likely, my absence will be the only change. If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been preparing this blog for my absence by inviting guest bloggers to write for WPDesigner.com.
Update: Many of you asked me what would happen to the themes club. I don’t plan on cutting the themes club short and will try my best to keep it going. If the new owner absolutely will not continue the club (unlikely), the worst-case scenario is everyone would get a refund.