How much for my Twitter name?
February 4, 2014 12:32 PM Subscribe
I have been approached about selling a Twitter username that I haven't used in a few years. How much should I ask?
posted by anonymous to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
A while back I began transitioning from a username I have had for decades. Part of that was a Twitter username. It was easier for me to jettison that because I would often get mentions by people who mistook me for a brand of beer. It was getting very annoying.
Anyway, today I got an email from a company -- not the beer brand -- that also uses the handle in their business' name. From what I can tell they do not have a Twitter presence and they aren't interested in my followers (there are only 7 or so anyway). The company is a privately owned company, that has been in business for over 30 years.
The email only asks if I am interested in selling, but since I have that I am interested in doing so on my profile, they know that. My wife says to ask them to make the first offer, and I am leaning toward that, but I wondered if there is something about which I haven't considered. For example, do I need to be careful abut asking for more than a certain amount ($10k?) for tax reasons? I am in the United States.
I am using Twitwipe to clean the account of the few remaining tweets beforehand too, but wonder what else I should do.
Any advice on any of these questions would be appreciated.