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DomainingMojo will return soon

February 26, 2011

DomainingMojo will return with plenty of quality content. Please read past articles in the archives, and also check out DomainNameMojo.blogspot.com for current content.

I have to figure out how to fix the submit button on this blog. I really like the simple Apple feel of this blog. WordPress is definitely of quality.

Most visitors can leave comments, whereas Blogger creates some obstacles. When I do return to writing on the blog again, ill definitely prepare the same quality content.

Also, visit DomainMadness.Wordpress.com for past articles.

DomainNameMojo.blogspot.com for current articles.

I’m currently a writer on DomainSherpa.com.

Thanks. Will return back to DomainingMojo.

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How to Sell Domain Names on Craig’s List

January 27, 2011

Most web users are familiar with Craig’s List because they sell items they don’t need to another that may want them. Do you know that buyers also comb the ads to find business opportunities? I believe domain names are considered a business. One can monetize a domain to make revenue. I managed to sell a few domain names on Craig’s List. How do you sell domain names on Craig’s List?

Step 1: Determine the commercial value of your domain name. If you own many GEO related domain names such as New York City, then list them one domain in different areas within Manhattan. San Francisco related domain names can be listed in the Mission District, Russian Hills, and other areas in San Francisco. Product domains and service domains should be listed in areas which have the most interest. You’re not going to list snow service domains in Hawaii, or tree service domains in areas with no demand for such service. Once you determine the area which fits the domain name, move to step 2.

Step 2: Determine whether you want to list in the ‘Business’ or ‘general’ category. I prefer not to use the computer’s category because most people that search in that category probably won’t pay good money to buy your domain. There are a lot of frugal people that will try to negotiate on a dollar. I believe revenue domains and those that fall under the business/commercial classification must be listed in the ‘business’ category. The ‘general’ category will produce interest, and possibly a potential sale. Domain names are essentially a business. Move on to Step 3.

Step 3: Choose a catchy title such as “Buy Your Own Ticket to Success: BoxOfficeTicketSales.com up for Sale.” Set a good price that will gain attention. Move to Step 4.

Step 4: Write a description of the domain name. Tell a buyer what they can do with the domain name, but ultimately communicate to them that they’re make a good investment in acquiring a domain name. Let them know that they control their investment, and the domain name will help them reach their goals. Move to step 5.

Step 5: Include the domain name registrar – Network Solutions, Go Daddy, Name Cheap, and etc.. Tell the buyer where they can find the domain up for sale. ****very important**** Use a domain sales platform to place the domain up for sale. Provide the link to the domain at the end of the description. Domains are a business which attract scam buyers searching for information, or who want to take advantage of you. Trust is a major issue. When you first make a sale, then you know the buyer owns the domain. There is more credibility in a transaction after a first sale. Refer the buyer to Sedo, Go Daddy, Buy Domains, Moniker, or any domain platform of your choosing. Move to Step 6

Step 6: Thank your audience that may be browsing your domain ad. Wish them luck in their goal to build the domain in a business, or to make an investment to generate a future sale. Move to Step 7.

Step 7: Upload a picture of the “domain name” on a parked page, or the website the domain name operates on. Buyers like pictures. You can also upload a picture that communicates the domain name. Be careful with using any copyrighted images. Move to Step 8.

Step 8: Submit the ad. Review the ad after it’s created to ensure you provided the right information such as the domain name, the price, registrar, and the link to refer the buyer. Most importantly, good luck on making a sale on Craig’s List.

Additional Steps:

Step 1: Make sure all your prices are consistent on domain platforms. You never know when a buyer will reach your page. Don’t advertise your name for $300, but have it up for sale at $100 on Sedo. Pricing is important.

Step 2: Tell people about your advertisement on Craig’s List. Tweet it. Put it up on Facebook. Let people know you’re selling a specific domain.

Step 3: If you have a partnership with a Domain company to promote your domains, use the link with your domain name embedded in it to make commission from selling the domain. You will earn back some of the commission you’re paying out to sell the domain name.

Steps to Avoid:

Step 1: Don’t deal with buyers directly. You don’t know them. Don’t get all excited about selling a domain, and then transfer it away to some unknown person. Think of your domains like your children. Will you let any person watch your children? Probably not. Building trust is important. The first sale breaks the ice. Let the domain company handle the deal.

Step 2: Avoid pricing your domains at high amounts. Many domain investors on Go Daddy, Sedo, and Buy Domains tend to overprice domains to make them unattainable. Know your market. Price the domains right to find a buyer.

Good luck on selling your domain names on Craig’s List. It may not be best way to sell domains, but I have experience with selling two domains due to placing ads in specific GEO locations. I know it works. It can work for you. Sell away!

How to become a good domain seller

January 19, 2011

The most common questions that are asked on domain blogs and forums are how to sell a domain and is my domain any good. What does it take to become a good domain seller? From my experience, you have to learn from your experiences. I made selling mistakes that eventually ruined several sales. Surely enough, I wasn’t happy about giving out too much information, or asking too much money for a domain. How does one become a good domain seller?

Most end-users don’t know a domain investor is selling a domain name. They may develop a business plan, which calls for the marketing team to secure a domain name. Essentially, good companies know the value of a domain name. If the company is unable to secure the generic name, they will make it a point to go after a subdomain of the generic name. What many are not fully aware of is that these subdomains of the generic name can become high performers. CareerBuilder.com is a powerful job site that generates nearly 12 million unique visitors per month, and nearly double that amount in total page views. Selling high traffic sites is another ball game.

The first step to becoming a good domain seller is to learn about domain tools. Many blog posters are going to sway you away from domain tools, which will lengthen your learning curve. Domain websites such as Compete.com (evaluates unique traffic, page views, and keywords), Sewatch.net (website keywords, GPR, and site tags), Alexa.com (Alexa Traffic Rank, popular keyword searches, and sites that link in), Valuate.com and Estibot.com (Domain valuation platforms), DomainTools.com (Whois lookup, domains for sale, and domain creation date and expiration), WebsiteOutlook.com and 7zoom.com (overall domain appraisals based on Alexa, GPR, backlinks, and domain age).

In essence, the more you learn about domain tools, the more seasoned you will be to cook a sale. Think of vehicle sales associates that use vehicle features as a hook to reel in the customer. Every time a customer asks about the price, the sales associate will change the subject because they know they can easily lose a customer with revealing the price too early. Domains operate on the same platform. As a domain seller, learn everything there’s to know about the domain’s niche, the buyer’s website or business (target audience, site traffic, CPC bidding, and etc.), and the price you want for the domain. You will usually know how to set the price. It really depends on the domain name, the market, the buyer’s traffic, and the value of the product and or service.

Websites that produce 100,000+ unique visitors per month will have a great deal of capital to invest. Even domain blog owners that generate 5-80K unique visitors per month have deep pockets because they also run companies. You’re not going to ask $10,000 on a domain for a website that only has 400 unique visitors per month. Know your market. What role does the buyer play in the niche? Are they a top performer? Or are they looking to move up the ranks? High traffic websites most likely have the money to spend. Your goal is to build interest in the domain.

Use Google to search the domain’s keywords. Determine which advertisers are bidding on the keywords. Make a list of those websites. Also, look at what sites are positioned on the first two pages. Add them to the list, but separate the advertisers from the websites. Label them to identify the difference. Visit the website. Click on the ‘contact us’ link on the homepage page. Usually, you will find the link on the bottom of the site, or at the top of the page. Present the domain to the end-user, telling them that you own the domain name, and you want to sell it to them.

You can tell them a specific price, but if the price is too high you may never receive a reply. Give them the bait so they’ll come to you. They will know from the moment they see the domain name whether it will compliment their business plan. If you present a domain name that the company uses, mention to them that acquiring such a domain will reduce their advertising cost because they will now own the category. However, they may bid on other keywords, so it is best to only mention your domain’s keywords.

When contacting more established websites, keep your sales pitch to a minimum. More than likely they already know the value of advertising, and what a domain name can do for them. If they ask you questions, you can give them some information. Domain tools will help you to educate a less established buyer, and or low traffic website to find value in a domain. The more information you share, the greater chance you have to make a mistake. If an end-user expresses interest, tell them the price of the domain. Don’t try to tell them what they can do with the domain, or mention any branding options. Thank them for replying back, and then provide them the price.

How do you price a domain? You can use Valuate and Estibot, though they may provide high or low appraisals to complicate the sale. You have to know how important the keywords are to an end-user. Most of the time, the generic name may be more than they want to spend. but then there are some end-users that already know the value of a domain. If a domain name is very unique and is specific to the company, don’t be afraid to ask more for the domain. After you make the sale, there is a strong chance the domain will increase in value. The more work a company puts into branding the domain, or even advertising the domain to build traffic in that particular area, the likelihood the domain will soar in value. Selling quality domain names is a challenge due to future value. I’ve seen a 3 character .com sell at $38k, only to be resold a few months later for 13 times more than the previous sale. That’s a tough sale to watch.

I would recommend using Sedo to complete sales. You can provide the buyer with the information to find the domain sales page. Sedo is quick with communicating to the seller to push the domain to them. They take payments, as well as make payments without delaying the process. I never experienced any problems with Sedo’s transfer team. From my standpoint, I realize the reason Sedo is the number #1 domain aftermarket sales leader.

There are times when a deal will not be instant. You may have to wait longer than expected to make a sale. Never lose your patience. Keep being persistent to ensure the buyer knows that you’re there to help. Don’t be too pushy. Always remain professional, showing respect from the beginning to the end. Advanced domain investors can complete deals directly with the buyer.

However, new domainers should use a domain sales platform to complete their first sale. It is best to become familiar with the sales process. You can learn to push domains to another registrar, as well as to another domain company. Selling a domain from within a registrar is effortless. Though, not the same can be said about pushing a domain outside of a registrar. I will write a future post on domain pushing. You can also visit DomainNamePush.com to watch videos and view the steps on the homepage.

Thank the buyer for purchasing your domain. Keep in contact with the buyer. Pricing a domain is important. If you price the domain too high, you will lose a sale. Pricing the domain too low will cost you a significant amount. Always communicate your intentions. If you don’t hear from the buyer, send them a e-mail. Of course, this article is more for those that need help making a sale. Experienced sellers usually have their personal sales technique set in place.

Advertise your domains for free on Craig’s List, Sales Spider, and other free advertising platforms. Send the potential lead to your domain sales page. Unless you know the buyer, or they’re a popular Internet brand, be careful with who you deal with in the sales process. Don’t give out too much information. Avoid taking checks or money orders as a form of payment. Only use PayPal to accept payments. In order to avoid conflict, have another domain company facilitate the deal. It is acceptable to work directly with popular websites, but dealing with strangers you don’t have a business relationship with can spell trouble. Trust is a major issue. Know your buyer.

Contact as many end-users as you can. You can tweak the content a little to personalize the sales pitch with addressing the e-mail to the end-user. Target advertising costs; challenge whether they’re receiving the results they want. If you find a potential lead that is serous, then you can invest time into completing the deal. Selling is a challenging process. When you get used to communicating with end-users, you will become more comfortable. Develop a sales strategy that works best for you. Be confident that you own the best domains. Never mention you own less appealing, or mediocre domains. You need to set the tone right away. Convey to the end-user what you want. Good luck on making a sale.

Contact end-users

January 19, 2011

Now is the best time to sell your domains. I’m receiving replies back to buy my domains. I have to remain anonymous on a pending domain sale, though I assure you the domain and the end-user are closely aligned.

Because I decided to invest into this niche, I was able to sell two domains in that category. I can’t name the domain that is pending a sale, but the company is gathering steam. Never back down on the price you want to sell a domain.

Show confidence in your sales approach. Communicate with the buyer to build trust. Don’t be afraid to ask a high amount, especially if you know the domain will be worth far more in
the future. Trust your instinct to find a buyer. Share the price once the buyer requests the amount.

I knew from the moment I acquired the domain that it would sell. I always find domains that are highly marketable. Some may question the domains I acquire, but they will understand the
purchase after a completed sale. The domains don’t have to be highly searched keywords.

Search for domains that contain an exact keyword match. Companies use these particular products or services to
promote their brand.

Out of respect, I won’t name the domain, the sales amount, or the company who is buying the domain. The sale complimented my intuition that a particular niche would make me
successful.vJob domains have already produced several nice sales. Taxi domains have returned a profit. Education domains are doing well with ad clicks.

This is the best time to contact end-users. Many companies are evaluating their past year to determine what is
needed to be successful this year. Their need to acquire domains definitely falls into their business plan.

I’m not surprised I sold this domain name, or another that will close in the next two days. I know these domains are excellent marketing tools, which I’m glad I invested into them. To find buyers, contact websites through their ‘contact us’ link to offer your domains.

Be confident, professional, respectful, and persistent. You will find a buyer
soon enough. I’m a confident seller. I learned to sell well through my past mistakes. Experience matters most.

Reading blogs that reported on rejected offers showed me that I could also make big sales. My sales are not high profile, but I think I’m successful as a domain flipper because I understand the market well enough to generate results. Once you grasp the selling
side, you can control your fate.

Buy names that are specific. Don’t look for nothing more than the exact product or service. It may be hard at first trying to find good domains, but you will have success in finding the best name to interest a buyer.

Selling domains is not as hard as it seems. You don’t need to go out and win auctions, or watch drop lists to find valuable domains. There are plenty of quality .com domains still available.

Don’t rely too much on blog posters, or
even blog owners to give you advice. I share my experiences to inform my audience what I think works. Take good advice to heart. Domain valuation tools and price suggestion systems are not the industry standard. A domain is worth what an end-user will pay for it.

I see many new domainers asking blog owners to evaluate their domain portfolio. They may be biased on what is good and what is bad. Trust your ability to develop your own buying and selling techniques.

Your intuition can help you to find the gems, and to make sales. Domaining is all about flipping domains in the shortest amount of time at the best possible price. Good luck.

A few positive things to take from 2010 into 2011

January 16, 2011

My 2011 domaining is off to a good start. I have one negotiation which is close to ending soon. A high traffic company replied back to express interest in a cover letter domain specific to their services. These two cover letter domains are going to produce sales in the next week. Furthermore, CollegeDegreeDiploma.com scored 6 ad clicks in the past few days. The clicks produced $25. Education and resume domains are performing well.

Because of the anticipated cover letter domains sales, I will be able to cover the cost of registration for all my resume and cover letter domains. I consider the cover letter purchases to be a positive decision. I still have dozens of resume and cover letter domains available for sale. The two cover letter domains are quality domains that I’m sure the end-users will use to improve their performance. I’m not worried about selling the domains because I own many more.

CollegeDegreeDiploma.com is the biggest surprise of 2011. According to Estibot and Valuate, the keywords are only searched 170 times per month. When I first purchased the domain, the averaged 400,000 keyword results. Since then, the average keyword results are now at 1,690,000. The CPC is at $7.12, which is highly competitive in its category. I always knew this domain would perform the best.

You don’t need to find domains with more than 1,000 local monthly searches. Frank Schilling own DegreeDiploma.com, which I’m sure he scores some nice parking revenue. The difference between the two parking platforms is that Why Park has content, whereas DegreeDiploma.com operates on the parking account. Those who claim domain parking is dead are not trying hard enough to find the right domains. You have to assess the market to determine what is popular.

My most popular domains are resume, cover letter, education, and jobs. I stocked up all product and service domains, as well. Find highly competitive CPC domains in the fields I mentioned above, and put up quality content to generate traffic to your domain. Why Park is an excellent platform that gives you many options to make revenue. You can build a web directory, use shopping apps, music apps, and generate ad clicks based on the domain’s keywords.

I’m amazed that my cover letter domains are generating attention. Many resume domains are performing good, but are not as successful as the education domains. Education domains are competitive because there is high demand for online education. Why Park provides you with the tools to find traffic. All you need to do is keep visitors on your website. Don’t share too many links that will reroute them to another location, unless you’re using an affiliate program, or another website that can make you revenue. The goal is to keep your visitors coming back. It is well worth your time to write education articles. Share your personal experiences, or conduct research on various degrees and programs.

Resume and cover letter domains are going to be very popular this year. I sense I will make a dozen more sales. I plan to prepare additional content and build more web directories to make revenue. Domaining is essentially buying and flipping domains in the shortest time possible with incurring registration fees. 200 of my domains are expiring in two weeks. However, I don’t mind if they do, but I will continue to look for buyers. If I have to sell the domains cheap, I will to at least make back the cost of registration.

The domains that are going to expire are mostly NYC-related. I sold 11 taxi domains back in the Summer, which targeted New York City. I made enough to offset the cost of these domains. I have the NYC domains and a few others that I don’t plan to renew, but then I have others that I will need to assess to determine their performance. I know that I will probably renew DeliciousThaiFood.com, BelieveInEnergy.com, CakeGalore.com, RingsDb.com, NYCSinglesClubs.com, DripPainting.com, DripPaintings.com, EnglandNew.com, PursesCoach.com, ScriptReader.net, and a few others. These domains have performed well enough to keep.

I will tough time trying to determine which domains to keep or let drop. It all comes down to performance. I won’t have any problems with my job, hotel, Suisun City, education, and resume/cv/cover letter domains. This is the first time I faced a decision with renewals. I recently renewed Venezia-ABC.com, which is a domain I won on a Go Daddy auction. I couldn’t let the domain drop because it is the only one I won in an auction.

I paid $175 for Venezia-ABC.com. The domain once produced nearly 2,000 unique visitors per month, had a Google Page Rank #2, 2,000 backlinks, and 17 sites that link in. Sedo’s price suggestion recommended the price to be set at $2200. I have no idea what type of website it once was. I had little experience with domains at the time. However, I did purchase various domains that enabled me to make future sales. I thought WebsiteOutlook.com provided me enough information to make a good investment. I assumed I could make $3.50 per day on ad revenue.

As I learned more, I knew that maybe I should have let others beat me in the auction. In my opinion, Website Outlook is a quality tool for an established websites, but the appraisal platform has some difficulty with appraising keyword domains, as well as newly registered domains. The appraisal platform is only a tool, and not a means to determine a domain’s worth. I don’t regret purchasing the domain, especially when it’s the only one that cost me above registration prices. 7Zoom is a similar domain valuation tool that provides quality performance stats, including unique visitors which is retrieved from Compete.com.

Estibot has helped and has impaired my judgment when searching for domains. If I never used Estibot, I would not be in the domain industry today. I found so many good domains on the drop. I located domains that I assumed would never be available. Name Boy tricked me into believing that hyphenated NYC domains were worth thousands. I registered a hundred NYC and Hollywood names because of that appraisal system. I don’t regret my mistake. I managed to register a few domains in the bunch that produced good sales later on. Because I valued jobs, movies, NYC, travel destinations, and taxis, I made a few good sales that kept me in the domain industry.

ResumeServices.co inspired me to register many resume, cover letter, and cv domain names. I found many that are searched more than 1,000+ times a month. Don’t avoid the domains that have less than 1,000 month searches. CollegeDegreeDiploma.com is now making good parking revenue. EmpireStateHotel.com, TicketNUB.com, LeatherManBags,com, and many others have made back the cost of registration. I feel that 1932Quarter.com was a great find. I value ResumeCampus.com, CoverLetterServices.com, ResumeCompanies.com, NursingCoverLetters.com, PhotographerResume.com, TherapistResume.com, VideoGameWriting.com, ScriptWritingJobs.com, and dozens of other domains.

I really don’t have a favorite domain yet. I wouldn’t sell CoverLetterServices.com and ResumeCampus.com due to my plans to develop them. The moment I land a one word generic domain, I will definitely put work into building the domain. I really believe Maniki.net and DeAnza.net will produce good sales. DesignerGloves.net, OrganicCandles.net, DesignerBras.net, and MagnifyGlass.net are good domains to score a decent sale. My hotel domains and job domains are going to do good, as well as all my Suisun City domains.

Parking is not dead. CollegeDegreeDiploma.com shows that a good education domains can score quality clicks. Why Park has a awesome platform to build domains into functional websites. If you haven’t used Why Park yet, you should give it a try. I’m definitely satisfied with the results. My domains will continue to produce traffic and revenue as long as I put work into uploading quality content. Even domains I put little work into are making revenue. You never know when you will find a good domain. It’s hard to make a decision to renew or drop a domain. I’m confident that I know what to do when the time comes in two weeks.

In retrospect, 2011 is going in the right direction. It’s only a matter of time before I find a good generic domain to build into a brandable website. Until that time, I will work with the hand I already have. I plan to bluff my way into winning a future domain jackpot. Education, resume, and job domains are good verticals to operate within. Focus on those areas, and also look for some .net product domains at the cost of registration to flip for a small profit. Never assume the good domains are gone. I find many that are unregistered. I don’t use drop tools or sites. I put in the work to type-in all the names I think will be popular. Good luck on domaining. Thanks for reading.

Random Thoughts on Domaining

December 23, 2010

I usually read the DN Journal’s weekly sales list. In my opinion, I feel their weekly sales are prepared to brag about domain companies and private domain investors. Many domains on that list are not as appealing, and are over valued. I wouldn’t pay 10%
of the cost to acquire any domains on that sales list.

In the past, a few worthy domains changed ownership, which I believe were well worth the cost. I don’t how companies can afford to pay high
prices, and then let such domains do little to make them revenue.

One lady, in particular, purchased a domain for mid 5 figures. She
now points the domain to a site that generates less than 900 unique
visitors per month. I can prepare a sales report with graphs to
prove the benefits of using a web directory to reduce advertising
costs. It takes skill to determine the price of a domain.

Whereas, several domain tools exist online, a broker has to weigh many
factors to set a good price. I had conflict with posters that assumed I was a random person who never made a sale. You’ll be surprised on how many domain posters will fight with you on ways to determine value. They discredit domain stats as an appraisal
indicator, but then build value into organic searches. How else can
a price be set without factoring-in the age, keyword results and
monthly results, and backlinks?

I tried to relate to these domain
investors who shoot down the preceding stats as irrelevant
indicators to set a domain’s value. However, I have enough
experience with chatting with elite domainers and selling domains
to know that their advice is one-sided. Organic searches is not the
only factor that makes a domain valuable.

A month ago, I challenged
a domain with only a hundred searches a month. The blog owner is an
industry leader that owns thousands of quality domains, but many of
the posters are clueless, or locked into their own domain.

More than likely they probably sold domains, and understand the domain
industry very well. I sense the posters don’t want new domainers to
learn because domaining is like a pyramid scheme. If newbies don’t
know what to buy, they waste thousands upon thousands on acquiring
bad domains.

Stats interpret a domain’s value. If keyword results and searches had no meaning, then Sedo would not have a price suggestion tool, and appraisal platforms would be nonexistent on
the net. Many aged domains that don’t have sites linking in, backlinks, a Google Page Rank, and unique traffic depend on keyword stats.

However, your domains don’t need performance stats to be
successful. But, domains do have major importance when they
generate unique traffic. I don’t own any domain that generates 1,000 visitors a month. It’s not easy to build that type of
traffic. I can write 1000 articles on this blog, and will never produce more than 500 unique visits a month.

Many companies are not
going to purchase a domain based only on its organic value. If domainers listen to these posters, they will walk down the wrong road. I rarely find good advice on blogs. On the contrary, Elliot’s Blog is a quality blog with professional domain tips.

When I started to ask more questions, many domainers scolded me, assuming
I was trying to gloat. On Domaining Mojo, I share information to help people become successful. I also have an opportunity to promote a few new domains and affiliate programs.

To date, I have never scored any affiliate deals or leads. It’s not easy making money with domains unless you know the right people and have
persistence to battle through obstacles to make it past hardship.

I presented 5 figure domains to companies that could afford them. I
didn’t get as much attention as I hoped to make a sale. These domains are owned by another elite domain investor.

I also look for buyers on domains that others want me to sell. My goal is to find the right person that is interested in a particular domain. I can assure you that if you keep failing at selling, you will find your groove in domaining.

Every time you fail, you will make adjustments to deliver better results the next time around. Selling is the
hardest part of domaining. Once you conquer the selling aspect,
then it will be smooth sailing.

Buying domains is not as hard as
many make it out to be. I’m finally getting clicks on a few domains
that never generated any traffic. NYCDatingWire.com (worthless in
appraisal value) earned $1.60 off 1 click yesterday.

You never know which domain will produce the next big click. Back in the Summer, student loan domain got a few $10-$20 clicks. Go Daddy determined that my traffic was not organic, so they close my parking account down. If you list your domains on selling platforms, people are
going to visit the site. In my opinion, I feel that Sedo and Go Daddy’s parking accounts restrict you from building traffic.

However, I never had any problems with Sedo’s parking. I never made
much using their parking account, and feel that landing pages with
ads will never attract repeat visitors. I boosted my traffic using
Why Park’s domain apps. People find my domains through my shopping
apps, the business listings, You Tube videos, games, articles, and
hotels.

In essence, the DN Journal’s weekly sales report is interesting, considering that many domains on the list are not
worth a fraction of the final sale. The three domains I presented to many companies are just as good as any on the DN Journal’s sales
list. I haven’t attracted any attention to the domains.

I debated one company on their response to one of the domains that is 1000 times better than their business site. They suggested that any domain can’t be developed into a site that is better than the entire niche category. I challenged the owner with a slough of
information, and he then finally agreed with me.

I lacked selling skills back in February, but I understand the domain market enough to make a sale. It will only take me 45-50 domains to make back the
cost of purchasing 810 domains. The domains I sold are not even my best. People are actually typing-in the exact name of my .com domains.

For example, customresumeservices.com,
resumecoverlettertemplates.com, taxischools.com,
leathermanbags.com, and empirestatehotel.com are typed-in exactly as they appear. A company would benefit from having such domains that people will type-in directly in their search bar, or as keywords in search engines.

Don’t get discouraged if a company
declines your domain. Most businesses are tight with their money during the end of the year, as well as around the holiday season.

If own generic domains, or two word domains specific to a niche
such as ____jobs.com, ____hotels.com, ____degree.com,
_____degrees.com, and other names, you will be able to make a sale. You will have the same success with niche markets, and GEO domains. I will be looking to sell LasVegasEscortService.net in the upcoming
year.

I plan to push the following hotel domains with more than 1,000+ popular monthly searches: NewhallHotels.com
StevensonRanchHotels.com CanyonCountryHotels.com GilroyHotels.net
QueensHotels.net SuisunCityHotels.net SantaMargaritaHotels.com

Domains with 1,000+ local monthly searches are eventually going to
attract attention. It’s only a matter of time. You can always sell domains in lot deals. That will give you a chance to move more domains.

Good luck on making sales in the next year. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Word Press is frustrating. The missing button makes it hard to revise posts or to publish posts. I have to revise posts using my IPhone. Any tips would
be helpful. Thanks.

Use research to sell domain names

October 30, 2010

Do you read DNJournal’s domain sales column on Wednesday? Some may disregard premium domain sales as irrelevant to their selling goals. However, it is important to browse the domain sales list to determine which trends are popular, and what domains are exchanging ownership.

In order to make a sale, you have to be persistent. If you notice a few domains that similar to yours, use Estibot, Domain Tools, Go Daddy, and various domain tools across the net to locate the new owner. Send an e-mail to the new owner to let them know you’re also selling domain names that are similar to their recent purchase.

You have to be proactive with selling. Another strategy is to use parking services to sell your domains. Make sure that every domain you plan has a for sale link on them. If you generate consistent traffic, a visitor may be interested in buying the domain.

On Why Park, communicate your desire to sell your domain. Write about the domain on the homepage, sharing any stats that you think will generate interest for the domain. Many domain owners purchase domain names, and then park them for a year. When they fail to attract interest, they let the domain drop.

In the domaining world, you have to take the initiative to make a sale. There are times that many interested buyers have no idea you plan to sell a particular domain. Advertise your domains on various domain platforms such as Sedo, Moniker, Go Daddy, and on Why Park.

Domaining is a business. Brand name companies advertise their products using direct mail campaigns, affiliate programs, commercials, press releases and other marketing formats. You must do the same with selling domain names. Many domainers are not as luck as others that have elite domains that sell without lifting a finger. It must be nice to own quality domains.

That doesn’t mean you can’t sell your domains. Everyone domain investor has to start somewhere. In order to build a quality collection, or even to become a good seller, you have to make that first sale. Most newcomers tend to over price their domains, or reply back with outrageous prices to offers.

We live in tough times. Most people are tight with their money because it is essentially hard to earn income. On the opposing side, there are many businesses that have unlimited funds to spend. They will pay top dollars for domain names that fit their business plan.

You may own a domain names they will purchase. There is no way for them to know this name is available unless you contact various companies. Not every company will express interest in the domain name, but sooner or later one company will ask you how much you want for the domain name. When this moment occurs, try to remain calm.

Avoid using the offer to take advantage of the buyer. Many buyers already know what they want to pay for the domain name. Instead, communicate with the buyer, asking them to make you an offer. Once they make an offer, determine whether it meets your price range. If not, you can ask them to increase their offer. In my opinion, if the buyers make a good offer I would accept it. especially if you haven’t made a sale prior to the offer.

Without having sold any domains in the past, your readers won’t trust your advice. My first sale was by accident, and is the main reason I took a chance on domaining. You never know when you’ll receive an offer. However, you can’t sit back and wait for an offer. Do some research to determine who is buying what, and contact these owners and companies about your domains.

Take advantage of the domain tools across the net. There are many useful websites that offer. I assure you that being persistent on the selling side will produce a potential sale. Good luck.

Check out Why Park. They have custom domain apps, and also a selling link to inform potential buyers that your domains are up for sale.

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