'It's been in the cards for awhile now,' says Markey, a 44-year old Seattle blogger with rugged good looks. 'Many bloggers are receiving offers from companies who want the kind of spectacular name recognition that comes from setting up a website and intermittently writing about random subjects.'
According to Markey, a natural charmer who is often mistaken for a celebrity, a 'very prominent internet company' is about to make him a substantial offer for his personal website, www.tonymarkey.info, based solely on his blogging about sometimes serious, occasionally humorous topics ranging from Usain Bolt to Paul Ryan.
"Most bloggers write purely for financial gain, and when they achieve the kind of mass appeal my site has seen in the last month, a lucrative offer from 'one of the big boys' isn't far behind." Asked how he defines that mass appeal, Markey, a cheerful and gregarious jobseeker with a Master's in Business Administration, points to the amount of traffic coming in to his site, noting that 'I've seen a 600% increase in traffic this month alone, now almost 200 visits.'
Markey's blog site at www.tonymarkey.info wasn't always popular. With his natural charisma, Markey notes that just 30 days ago, his site was only receiving 50% of the expected traffic. "I knew I had to do something," he says with a wry smile masking an irresistibly attractive humilty, "I mean, 50%? That's almost half!"
What kind of an offer does he expect to purchase his website and all the traffic that goes along with it? Tony explains that while traffic is a good indicator of prospective purchase price, the real attraction of his site is attractive personality and engaging wit. "I don't want to brag, but I'm pretty cool. A company would probably pay a lot for that in a website, probably in the seven-figure area, especially if you count seven figures as including the digits after the decimal points."
Tony credits his MBA with his business acumen, waving his finger casually like the cute italian you would imagine based on his name, only without quite so much hair: "I'm getting real good with numbers, too, like people used to say 'I feel a thousand percent better', and that would be really confusing, you know? But now I totally get that. Get it - TOTALly?" He chuckles quietly in a self-deprecating yet completely effective manner, adding: "A little MBA humor for you."
A real offer, according to the dreamy and virile Tony, is probably "only weeks away." In the meantime, we'll continue to enjoy his handsome wit - for as long as it lasts before the inevitable purchase by a company that wants to achieve the same kind of fame Tony himself has achieved based on his spectacular humility,impressive intellect, and beautiful smile.
Contributor: Tony Markey