Archive for November 2010

Resume business declines on 4 domains

November 30, 2010

A resume business I hoped would purchase 4 domains finally declined to purchase domains specific to their business. Instead, they would rather pay $8,000 per year to advertise their company.

Who knows whether her company is getting the most out of the advertising. These are the type of companies that just don’t get it. They will decline a cheap purchase that will save them thousands of dollars over the life of their business, but have no problem spending thousands on advertising costs.

When you are trying to sell domains, it doesn’t matter the quality of the domain. I contacted several companies to promote an extremely valuable domain that is a generic as they come – value is one half million. No company is jumping to purchase the name at even half that amount.

Companies are too cheap to save money. They want to go on with their traditional practices that do little to promote their company. As I mentioned in a past post, one business owner purchased an education name only to point it to their website, which has 300 education names forwarding traffic to the site. These domains are valued at a few million.

The website only generates 800 unique visitors per month. Sadly enough, the expensive domain barely receive any type-in traffic. I have no clue who will type-in the keywords. I’ll tell you now; companies don’t care how valuable a domain name is. They will reject investments to lose money in the long run.

I find the situation similar to tell someone not to do something because you know the outcome. Such people will still go out and make the same mistake.

The past few days, I presented domain names that are worth a fortune. These domains are as elite as any I’ve seen on DN Journal’s sales list. A trend I noticed in the past is to build a business relationship with companies through helping them in some way. Once they gain your trust, you can probably make a few sales.

Most companies treat emails and direct phone calls as soliciting. They make fast decisions without understanding the value of what they stand to gain in the process. I never give up trying until a company tells me that nothing will change their mind, or they ignore me.

You have to e persistent, even though selling is the most discouraging game in the domaining world. When I don’t get spam mail from Craig’s List advertisements, I know that the market is hurting. I received hundreds of emails when advertising domains back in March.

Now I can’t generate a response for a name owned by one of the most elite domain companies. I’m starting to think that marketing departments withhold emails to keep from limiting their role. They bid on keywords, but reject to make a decision to acquire the keyword category. I find many companies to think as generic as a keyword domain.

Maybe next year will be better. Companies are passing up on small purchases to spend thousands of dollars more on something that may not be working to brand their name, or to make them significant revenue. Sellers that produce big sales should be thankful for finding an interested buyer. Selling is almost as hard as winning the lottery.

Thanks for reading.

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Disappointed in the Blog Spot and Adsense

November 30, 2010

I have 3 blogs running at the Blog Spot. Neither of these blogs make any money. Magic Writer hasn’t generated a click in over a year. I find it hard to believe that I don’t attract any visitors to that blog. With 480 blog posts, I only have 4 followers. I’m disappointed in the Blog Spot.

I started Domain Name Mojo a few weeks ago. In addition, I set up Coupon Stable. The two sites have no visitors. In my opinion, the Blog Spot and Google adsense are ineffective. I generate traffic and clicks on my Why Park domains. I’m starting to generate traffic to this blog on Word Press.

If I could figure out how to develop websites, I would be much more successful. After I graduate with my Master’s degree, I will set out to learn how to develop websites, as well as to increase my SEO skills. I believe these two areas will change my fortune.

I never mind sharing the inside tips to becoming a good domainer. I may lack the domains to be successful, but there is no reason why you can’t generate attention. When I first started this blog, I was reluctant to list my domain names because I knew they were less appealing than blog owners who have elite domain names.

I’m a small time domainer. One advantage I have is that I’m able to build business relationships, develop trust, and I can write on command. I don’t have a clue as to why the Blog Spot has been an utter disaster for me in the traffic department. I can’t produce a click on any of my blogs there.

Many people say to be patient. Magic Writer is 18 months old. I made a lousy $37 in clicks in the first few months. I haven’t produced a click since Oct 2009. When the blog produced an additional 37 clicks, the amount ($37) stayed the same.

I contacted Google several times to address the matter. It seems they will find ways to avoid personal contact. They tell adsense users to start a forum to have other users answer the questions. Do they lack a customer service presence because there are many adsense members?

On Why Park, I generate 200+ clicks a month. There is no reason why I can’t produce at least 5 clicks a month on Magic Writer. I write many diverse articles there. Domain Name Mojo is a new blog. It is also failing to generate any traffic or clicks.

Coupon Stable should find traffic, but I find it to be another casualty of the Blog Spot. I’m looking for some advice on how I can implement a better system, or if there is a bug in my adsense that is denying me clicks. I prefer WordPress as opposed to the Blog Spot. WordPress has a better RSS feed system that delivers better traffic results.

The three blogs in question are:

magicwriter.net
domainnamemojo.com
couponstable.com

Would you keep these blogs around? Or would you remove the articles from them and close shop there? I can see if I can produce at least 1 click in a month, but there is no activity in monetizing the blogs.

I haven’t had any luck with finding leads to visit the advertisers I’m promoting on the blogs. In essence, the Blog Spot and adsense are ineffective in delivering results. Thanks for reading.

How to sell a domain

November 30, 2010

How to sell a domain? I’m confident that domain investors are more interested in selling than in buying domain names. Of course, there are many buyers that are always searching for the best deals. However, domaining is no fun if you can’t make a sale. The following steps will carve out a sales plan to attract interest to your domain.

Step 1: The first step is to determine which domain is worth investing the time into selling.

Step 2: Once you determine which domain to sell, place the keywords into Google. Put parenthesis around the keywords to generate an organic search.

Step 3: Make a list of companies that are featured in the sponsored section. These are the companies that bid on the exact keywords.

Step 4
: Make a list of websites that are on Google 1-3.

Step 5: Visit all the companies that have active websites. Go to their contact section. The website will either have a template to type a message or have an e-mail address. Find the marketing and sales department.

Step 6
: Prepare a sales pitch that introduces yourself. Mention that you own the specific domain name. Tell the company that owning the keyword domain will reduce their advertising cost.

Step 7: Note that you’re also offering the name to other competitors in the category. The goal is to put doubt in the company’s mind to whether their advertising costs are actually generating results. Many companies pay for advertising, but they assume it is actually working to their advantage. Focus on saving them money.

Step 8: Tell the company that if they’re interested in the domain to reply back as soon as possible. Thank them for their time.

Step 9: When the company responds back with a price request, set the price 25% higher than your projected goal.

Step 10: Be persistent until you reach an agreement or they decline the deal.

Step 11: Send out many emails to relevant companies. Use Estibot Whois to email domain owners who have similar domains. Offer the domain to them. Ask whether they will be interested in browsing your domain portfolio. You may have a domain they wanted in the past, but couldn’t get because another owned it. But, you grabbed it on the drop, and now they have an opportunity to purchase the name.

Step 12: Don’t call companies. They are usually rude to solicitors. Emailing a business is much more effective.

Step 13: Use the Yellow Pages to find relevant companies and businesses that lack a web presence. Build interest in the domain.

Step 14: Advertise your domains on Craig’s List and other free advertising websites. You never know who will come across the domain. Provide a link to the sales page. Don’t trust spammers that try to make faulty deals such as asking for information to present to their lawyer, and to transfer over domains without paying first.

Step 15: Be direct. Be professional. Don’t show your struggling or that you’re having difficulty generating interest on the domain.

Step 16: Be patient. Be confident. Send out many email requests. You have a greater chance in finding a buyer. Share less information with established Internet companies (deal with price only). Provide information to companies that are new to the Internet.

Things to avoid:

1. Don’t share too much information

2. Don’t tell the company what you paid for the domain

Most importantly – Good luck!

ResumeCoverLetterTemplates.com produced another 6 clicks

November 29, 2010

ResumeCoverLetterTemplates.com produced another 6 clicks on Sunday. The domain manged to score 10 clicks in the past two days. “Resume Cover Letter Templates” are commonly searched keywords.

The average keyword results are 271,000, the monthly popular global searches are 1,958, and there are 725 local monthly searches.

I have only owned the domain for 30 days. I put up shopping apps, resume services listings, new movie releases, and video apps relevant to the domain name. On the shopping apps, I promote resume papers, tablets, MAC laptops, and resume writing software.

Why Park rotates articles on my sites. On the contrary, I do write articles on content that is more within my field of expertise such as college, sports, tickets, writing, and etc… One movie .info website generates consistent traffic from all over the world. I add links from that site to my other popular websites.

I’m confident that resume and cover letter domains will make a ROI. The main reason these sites are producing clicks is because I build them right away. My least popular sites are not fully constructed. This is in results of migrating my entire portfolio from Go Daddy to Why Park. I originally had 50-100 domains on Why Park, but then expanded my collection to 790 domains.

The NYC sites and many other sites are not targeting the keywords. I have to visit every site to choose the right keywords, add apps, and to build them out. I’m sure I lost revenue in the process. I made it a point to build every new site right away.

I noticed that Why Park’s new apps increased my traffic and click rate. There is more diversity with the compare shopping apps, business listings, videos, weather, and movie apps. The video titles I choose are what brings the traffic over to the website. In addition, choosing shopping titles such as “Compare and Save on ____” entice visitors.

I’m experimenting with different strategies to see what works best. I will likely take a website developing and SEO course this upcoming year. There is a lot of money to be made. I’m missing out on quality traffic. ResumeCoverLetterTemplates.com is becoming a more popular site.

ResumeSupplies.com, Resum.net, CustomResumeService.com, freecoverletter.net and a few others are producing consistent clicks. My oldest resume domain, which is my first, is ResumeServices.co. It has produced 3 clicks since September.

It takes time for new domains to grow. Resume companies that are lacking various keywords will come knocking soon. I’m also proactive in contacting companies. We’ll see.

Thanks for reading.

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Traditional parking have restrictions is how you can promote your domains. Why Park is a good compliment to building quality sites with ease.

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The Cover Letter Dash

November 28, 2010


NothingbutCoverletters.com demonstrates that there is relative demand for cover letters. It takes me 3 months and 790 domains to generate 30,000+ traffic. I can’t imagine how much revenue the website generates with their traffic leads.

Another website that generates heavy traffic is careerfield.org. The website went from a hand registered domain this past Summer to generating over 200,000+ unique visitors per month. The traffic was instant right out of the gates, going from 10,000, 30,000, 90,000, 121,000, and now has gone over the 200,000+.

Websites that focus on one niche have the ability to attract visitors. My Magic Writer blog proved that having too much information disrupts the overall quality. People don’t have the time to read several different tips.

Hopefully I can develop at least one website that can generate 1,000 unique visitors per month. That would be a great accomplishment. Then, I can work on duplicating the same results on a handful of other domains.

In order to be successful at developing websites, you have to know your target audience. Thanks.

ResumeCoverLetterTemplates.com produced 4 clicks Yesterday

November 28, 2010

On Friday, ResumeCoverLetterTemplates.com scored 2 searches and 4 clicks. Resume and Cover Letter domains are beginning to generate traffic and clicks.

The following resume and cover letter domains have produced clicks:

CoverLetterBuilder.com
CustomCoverLetter.com
iCoverletters.com
CoverLetterServices.com
CoverLetterWriters.com
CurriculumVitaeService.com
CustomResumeService.com
CustomizedResume.com
OnlineCoverLetters.com
Resum.net
ResumeCoverLetterTemplates.com
ResumeName.com
ResumePlans.com
ResumeServices.com
ResumeSteps.com
ResumeSupplies.com
ResumeWriting.mobi

I expect the other resume, cover letter and cv keywords to generate clicks in the next few months. My portfolio will shrink to below 500 in the second week of February. I’m planning to go after more expensive domains once I move a few domains.

If I fail to sell the 250 expiring domains, it will not affect my investment. These domains are ones that don’t define my monthly revenue. I don’t have the time to write content on the sites, so selling them cheap or letting them drop may give another an advantage to generate revenue.

There are many domain investors purchasing resume and cover letter domains. On the opposing side, there are others that consider them to be worthless. There are thousands of resume companies in the United States. The UK alone, has many cv and resume services.

If you own any resume and cover letter domains, and plan to sell them, I don’t recommend you cold calling companies. The main reason I have luck with selling domains is because I establish a rapport with companies and buyers.

I believe that when the time is right, I will probably make a nice profit with the resume and cover letter domains, as well as with the education domains. DegreeFields.com produced 1 click at $3.77.

Imagine if I put actual information on the hundreds of degree fields. I can share my education experience, such as providing information on how to choose the right degree fields, what to expect, how to write papers, ways to find financial assistance, and other education information.

Education domains produce high clicks because there is more competition to bid on keywords. Any education keyword domain paired with “online” tend to have extremely high cost per click. While I may not earn the full amount on the clicks, I still enjoy the Why Park format. Why Park rotates articles on sites to ensure there is up-to-date content.

The new domain apps defintely increased my revenue. The top domain earners are 1932quarter.com, TicketNUB.com, EmpireStateHotel.com, LeatherManBags.com, ScriptWritingJobs.com, MobileMovies.info, CakeGalore.com, DegreeFields.com, ArtistGrants.net, DonatetoStudents.com, and InfluenzaVaccine.us, which have generated the majority of my parking revenue.

The domains above may not seem as appealing, but they attract repeat visitors, as well as recurring monthly clicks. The following domains are ones I expect to make a profit on in the near future:

AirForceBase.org
DeAnza.net
Suisun.org
ResumeCompanies.com
ElectiveCourse.com
MajorCourses.com
ResumeServices.co
Aesthetician.co
QRT.co

The domains above have high searches. Many assume that domainers buy keyword domains for their type-in value and organic value. However, I find that owning quality keyword domains are good for SEO purposes. I know that many will not type certain domain names in their search engine.

Back in the 90’s, most people would not type in a various domain name until the public caught on to the website’s value. Many people that need resume services will not type resumeservice.com and resumewriting.com. These two domains sold for $28,000 and $66,000 in the past month. Neither domain had any backinks, was ranked on Alexa, and didn’t have a Google Page Rank.

DegreePrograms.com sold for $33,000. I spoke with the owner of that domain on the phone and through e-mail. She uses that domain to forward traffic to her education website, along with a few hundred other keyword education names.

DegreePrograms.com doesn’t have good performance stats past the keyword value. When I mean performance, I’m suggesting Google Page Rank, backlinks, sites that link in, and monthly unique visitors. On Compete.com, the domain fails to produce any traffic. I noticed that Go Daddy’s auction produces many sales based on performance stats.

I don’t see the value in owning a domain such as degreeprograms.com for type-in use, especially when you have to pay $33,000. Only a few people will type-in degreeprograms.com in their search window, but not enough to make it worthwhile. I could spend $200, and buy 25 .com domains to push traffic to the website. I would probably get better results with the $200 than on spending a fortune to get meager results.

Businesses will never listen to people when they have good advice. My success hinges on hand registering domain names. I only paid above the cost of registration on one occasion. After that purchase, I never again paid more than the cost of registration for any domain name.

The domain once produced nearly 2,000 monthly unique visitors, was a Google Page Rank #2, had 2,000 backlinks, and 17 sites that link in. Sedo recommended the price to be set at $2200. I never attracted any interest to the domain. Since winning the domain back in Jan, the backlinks have dwindled down to 1,500, and the unique visitors went from 800 to less than 100 a month.

If I could, I would sell the domain for the same price as I paid for it. I have no clue what the past owner featured on the website. I e-mailed a few people that mentioned the website as being their favorite, but they never replied back. I don’t understand how two dozen bidders battled me to win the domain. Now when I put that particular domain on Go Daddy, I can’t get even 1 view.

Domaining can be an exciting game when you find good names. I believe I found good names because I sold them to make an average of 70-100 times the cost of registration. I don’t consider myself a failure with purchasing new domain names that have good appraisal value. Such keyword and price value enabled me to sell them to an end-user.

On Why Park, I make enough to renew 5 .com domains per month. Because of hosting the domains at Why Park, I can promote my eHow articles. The monthly revenue is nothing to brag about, but it is enough to renew 2 domains per month. As time permits, I can probably increase exposure to the articles due to their commercial value.

I purchased 810 domains since January. I don’t plan to renew the domains come next year. Domaining is about finding the right domains to make money through parking them while also searching for buyers. I operate at the least amount of overhead cost. I paid very little for .info domains, which have generated a good return on investment. I sold 5 .us domains, 1 .info, and 19 .com domains.

Resume and cover letter domains are producing clicks. In evaluating monthly performance, I don’t renew domains that have little performance. The time hasn’t come around yet to renew any domains. Beside the 20 domains I purchased in Jan 2009, I only acquire 810 domains this year. I invested in all extensions and niches.

I don’t plan to renew 785 domain next year. I have a list of 100 domains I plan to keep for future value. I will shop around the remaining 685 domains. The domains listed above generate the majority of the parking revenue.

At any given moment, another domain will generate a nice click. That will change my mind on letting the domain drop. There is always a new domain that produces a click. Some produce a few clicks, and then never generate another for months. I pay attention to the domains that produce consistent clicks.

I upload new content on good performing domains to keep the traffic coming. The resume and cover letter domains are slowly picking up steam. I researched many of the good keywords, so I’m confident there are plenty of future clicks and sales in that field.

I don’t renew my domain portfolio every year because I only started to get serious about domaining this past January. It wouldn’t make sense for me to keep registering the same domains every year when they don’t make me any money. I register domains that I think will generate attention through parking them and finding a potential buyer in the aftermarket.

When such domains don’t make me money, I will let them drop. In the meantime, I will look for buyers, reducing the price as each month draws closer to the renewal period. A store that doesn’t sell a particular item is not going to invest more money into bringing it back the next year. It’s the way business works. Demand is the key to making money. Currently on the Internet, demand is in education, resume, jobs, shopping, news, and social networking. I know a past buyer that will buy all my job domains. I’m not worried about selling any job domains.

I buy many new domains because I can’t afford to bid against other domainers with deeper pockets. I invest time into searching for the best keyword domains that I can hand register at minimal cost. MobileMovies.info and Pier39.info prove that a small $1 investment can make a nice profit. Many of my .info domains can sell at an average of $25-50 per domain.

As I work on different selling strategies, I will write articles on the steps. I’m working on a resume company to purchase 4 resume and cover letter domains. If that sale is successful, I will definitely reveal my selling technique. I can tell you that I have to be persistent throughout every sale.

It is never easy to make a sale unless a random buyer clicks on one of my advertisements that links to my domains at Sedo. That only happened on two occasions. Another time I received an offer on a job domain at Sedo. The negotiation process lasted 3 days until the buyer and I came to an agreement. Through communicating with the buyer, I managed to sell 6 more job domains. For the most part, his primary interest is in developing job domains.

I had to put in some extra work to sell 4 movie domains to an online movie company. I researched their website, as well as their competitors to determine the difference in their target audience. I spoke to the company’s marketing/webmaster regarding how to improve their website’s performance. In result of my time and advice, the owner purchased 3 domains to implement into their marketing plan.

The first sale occurred because I contacted the movie company through the Whois Lookup on Estibot.com. If you own an I-Phone, the e-mail feature is easy to use. The owner initially replied back that he didn’t need the domain due to its low traffic.

In the reply, I explained to him that it takes time to generate traffic, and I never put in the work to increase the domain’s traffic. I focused on the keyword stats to build interest in the domain. I knew how to price the domain, so that helped me to produce a sale. The owner asked what I thought the domain was worth, and what price I was asking for it. I supplied the appraisal value, and offered the domain for 50% of the worth.

The domain is specific to the movie business. It produces nearly 1 million average keyword results, and is searched for 3,000 times a month. Due to that sale and investing time into researching the website, I sold 4 domains to the company.

In the near future, I will share more about how I sold various domains. ResumeCoverLetterTemplates.com performed well with 4 clicks. The revenue was very little, but it demonstrates that people are searching for the keywords. My most profitable resume domains are Resum.net and ResumeSupplies.com – they earned a few dollars in the past month. Thanks for reading.

Shutterstock: Make money with your Film Footage & Photos

November 28, 2010

Shutterstock has many programs available to people who have film and photography content. If you want to make money, visit the following link below.

You can also sign up for a paid membership to download stock image to use on your website, or in your place of business. Good luck.


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