My recent interview with Brant Calder led me to start thinking about the various marketplaces and sites that would help you find a new owner for your WordPress plugin.
For a lot of WordPress developers, building and selling a plugin is a long term game that can sometimes be a slow march towards success. Unfortunately, success doesn’t always find everyone and there comes a point when an exit strategy is the best way to not only rid yourself of an unsatisfying project but also try and get some kind of return on your investments of both money and time.
On the flip side of that sad story, many WordPress developers have built very successful businesses around their plugins but eventually seek a change. Selling your plugin business at the height of its prosperity is a great way to get a sizeable influx of income while at the same time keeping your project alive in new hands.
I’ve put together a list of sites that you can use to try and find new ownership for your WordPress plugin. These sites range from the very small, perfectly suited for tiny plugins, to very large marketplaces geared towards businesses with proven track records looking for big purchase prices.