I've built and been selling a Wordpress plugin of mine for some time now. As a full-time Wordpress developer it fits perfectly with my work and where I want my career to go.
About 4-5 weeks ago, I decided that I had some surplus cash in the business and wanted to buy a website. I ended up purchasing Profollower.com for about $3000 via Flippa, which sells human followers in batches of 1000. The seller seemed genuine and the payments he'd received over the past few months looked very enticing.
It pains me to say this but, the business has barely covered the costs of hosting, proxies and the VM required to run Tweet Adder (used to auto-follow accounts in the hope that they reciprocate). The custom coding the guy has done is nowhere near my own standards and the whole setup feels very sleazy:
"Just update the DB to make it look like you've sent followers" etc.
The site made a sale today but I'm tempted just to refund everyone who has paid me and pull the plug. While not insignificant, $3000 isn't especially problematic for my business and I could recoup it elsewhere pretty easily if I wasn't stressed about what to do with Profollower.
It might be workable, but I don't think the effort/time/money required would be worthwhile.
What do you think? Kill or keep?