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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.

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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.

Domain Valuation based on the weight of keywords, and then a reported sale

January 14, 2011

Over the past year, thousands of elite domain names have changed ownership. Domain valuation tools such as Estibot keep track of the reported sales. Most of the time you can find a reported sale displayed below the extension list. The .co and .me domain names haven’t caught up in value unless there was a reported sale.

For example, a —-.co name is only worth $15. After selling in an auction, the domain is now worth the amount of the reported sale. This valuation strategy is attributed to the market. PRresumes.com appraises for $750, but PhotographerResume.com only produces a $450 appraisal. I favor PhotographerResume.com more because the keywords are searched more than 1,000+ times a month. Both domains can produce a sale.

I own SuisunCityHotels.com, which appraises for $1600. The keywords are searched over 1,000 times a month. In addition, I also own SuisunHotels.com. The domain barely generates an keyword stats, pulling in at a $5 appraisal. SuisunHotels.com receives more ad clicks and traffic, as opposed to SuisunCityHotels.com, the valuable domain. If I sell SuisunHotel.com for $1000, and the sale is reported, the domain will then appraise for $1,000.

The market valuation is a good tool, even though a random domain with no value can be appraised at $2,000. Suisun City only has one hotel, but many people search for hotels because they plan to visit relatives or friends. The surrounding cities, Fairfield and Vacaville, have a combined 210,000 people. When a person looking for a hotel in Suisun City types in the keywords in the search engine, a list of surrounding hotel will appear. There is value in owning both SuisunCityHotels.com and SuisunHotels.com. In my opinion, SuisunHotels.com is a good type-in domains to target hotels in the Solano County area. Hotels that operate in the area will benefit from owning such a domain.

The weight of the keywords, average keyword results, popular searches, Google Page Rank, Alexa, overture, CPC competition and amount, and the type of keywords targeting a niche are important factors in assessing a domain. Most elite domainers own so many domains, there is no possible way they can develop them all. Over time, many generic domains are assigned a Google Page Rank and an Alexa rank. They also generate unique traffic, as well.

A reported sale is an easy approach to increase the value of a domain name. Whereas, taking into account all the performance and keyword factors is better option to determine a domain’s worth. You can sell a $5 domain today for $1,000 at Sedo. That domain will be reported as a sale, which it will then be worth $1,000. Would I consider that an accurate valuation? In my opinion, a reported sale is an inaccurate way to assess the value of a domain name.

There is no accurate way to assign a value to a domain value. That is the reason reported sales are considered an obvious form of value. A home that sales in a particular neighborhood will set the tone for other homes also selling there. An owner selling a home for $500,000 will not attract value if other owners are selling their home in the same area for $200,000. Even such homes may have more than what the more pricier home is offering.

Domain names follow the same pricing method. It will take time for .co and .me domains to be assigned an accurate value. Many domain owners are turning down high offers on domains that be only worth $500 in the domain valuation. They’re experienced enough to know better to let these domains go for little money.

In assessing the .me market, the Sedo auction, private and public sales are helping .me to increase in value. That’s good news for my only .me domain – Spirituality.me. The Sedo .co auction a week after the Superbowl will likely further increase the value of the .co. Whereas, the .co land rush auctions already established a value on many generic .co domains. Mesothelioma.co captured a nice sale at $70,000. The one character .co names are more so for domain investors and companies that pre-qualify to meet auction standards.

The only .co domains I own are ResumeServices.co, Aesthetician.co, QRT.co, Suisun.co, BryantPark.co, and Pier39.co. I favor Aesthetician.co, and then ResumeServices.co. You have to be the judge of the assessing the market to determine an appraisal value. Even a paid appraisal is not always going to be accurate. Every company bases the valuation on different standards.

Go Daddy provided me with 5 free domain appraisal ($15 version). The reported generated a $50,000 value on MobileMovies.info and a $40,000 value on Suisun.org. I would like to believe that, but I know better. MobileMovies.info does generate consistent traffic. I may look to test the market on the domain. I think a good price, what Sedo recommends, is $1500. Mobile movies has high popular monthly search, both locally and globally.

Suisun.org will be worth a god amount to the community organization in Suisun City. The domain appraises on Valuate and Estibot for $1300. I think a fair price for the domain is $1600. I will probably never sell the domain for that amount because Suisun City only has a population of 30,000. As their market grows, so will my GEO domain name such as SuisunCityHotels.com, SuisunCityApartments.com, SuisunCityRentals.com, SuisunCityRestaurants.com, Suisun.biz, SuisunHotels.com, Suisun.org, SuisunJobs.com, and CityofSuisun.com.

In the meantime, every Suisun City domains already scored ad clicks and traffic. All the domain names are brandable to capture traffic in the surrounding Solano County cities (total population 450,000). I also own AmericanCanyon.info, AmericanCanyonJobs.com, FairfieldCaJobs.com, VacavilleJobs.net, SFJobs.info, and VacavilleCAHotels.com. I’m confident ValenciaJobs.org can make some revenue, as well as SantaBarbaraCaJobs.com. GEO hotel domains that have over 1,000 popular searches can capture traffic. Such hotel names like SantaMargaritaHotels.com, NewhallHotels.com, StevenRanchHotels.com, CanyonCountryHotels.com, QueensHotels.net, and GilroyHotels.net have a chance to produce a sale. All it takes is for me to convince a hotel property that acquiring the hotel domains will reduce advertising costs, and lead sales agreement established with other companies.

Know that a domain’s true valuation is what a buyer is willing to pay for the domain. Valuation tools help to assign a value on the domain, which then a buyer and seller can negotiate to find a median price. For the most part, reported sales are treated as value. Many generic domains have value because they are generic, cover a large market spectrum, are brandable, have many average keyword results and popular searches, have a GPR, Alexa traffic rank and unique traffic. Some may not have any backlinks, or performance stats, but another company has a plan to develop the domain into a popular product or service website. In the end, you will determine the value of your domains. Valuation tools will be there to help you to make a buying and selling decision.

Good luck.

NetTube.org scoring traffic

December 25, 2010

NetTube.org is scoring high traffic. The site was nonexistent, but then I received 675 unique visitors on Tuesday. Yesterday, the domain scored another 99 unique visitors.

I always thought the domain had a cool name. I also acquired TaxTube.org and JasonsTube.com around the same time. NetTube.org will probably perform well. The site produced 13 ad clicks yeseterday, and was searched 637 times.

My entire domain portfolio is not searched 637 times in 2-3 months. I recently wrote an article on how hard it is to find a domain to generate 1,000 unique visitors.

In December, NetTube.org already generated over 800 unique visitors. All of a sudden, the domain is performing. The 13 ad clicks is an indicator the domain will continue to spark interest.

I sense NetTube.org will continue to score traffic. You never know which domains will outperform the rest. It’s a matter of time that such domains can make an impact.

Merry Christmas!

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.

Registered a few domains

November 7, 2010

My recent domain registrations continue to be geared towards resume and cover letter domains. I assure you that there are plenty of quality domains available for registration. I registered the following domains a few days ago.

EmailCoverletters.com
NursingCoverletters.com
NursingResume.net
TherapistResume.com
ResumeCoverletterExample.com
JobResumeExample.com
CvResumeExample.com
CvResumeExamples.com
ResumeStepbyStep.com
CvResumeSamples.com

Most of the domains above have good keyword metrics. I make it a point to keep “top” “best” “amazing” “good” and any other adjectives away from most domains. As you can see, the domains are specific names that are commonly searched for in most search engines.

A few domains are not as valuable as the two word domains, such as ResumeExample.com and ResumeSamples.com, but they do produce a good amount of monthly searches and average keyword results.

NursingCoverletters.com should’ve been registered long ago. However, I was lucky enough to find the domain. The average keyword results are close to 700,000 and the average monthly searches are near 1,500 per month. NursingResume.net is another quality domain with huge potential.

With demand for nurses, and nursing shortages across the US, there are an abundance of nurses searching for resume and cover letter services. The target audience for the nursing domains above are new nursing graduates, nurses that plan to relocate, and nurses seeking higher positions or higher paying health care jobs.

I try to avoid registering GEO domains unless they target hotels, jobs, and rentals. However, any domain name targeting New York City will be popular, especially keywords which include tickets, Broadway, hotels, jobs, tours, apartments, visit, and etc. I managed to do well with taxi domains in NYC.

I have over 60 NYC domains in my portfolio. Domain names such as NYCsinglesclubs.com, NYCwicked.com, NYCYes.com, NYCfeel.com, and a few others produce many keyword results. NYC-singles.com, NYC-date.com, NYC-shows, NYC-news.com, NYC-business.com, and many hyphenated domains attract visitors. Even NYCsocialnetworking.com and businessjobsNYC.com have generated some decent traffic.

When February arrives, I have to make a decision on which domains I plan to keep, and which ones I plan to let drop or to sell to a potential buyer. I have to start working on selling the NYC domains to make room for more specific domains. I found some really good .net domains such as nursingresume.net, deanza.net, resum.net, and many others.

There are .com domains that are shocking to find. ManicureServices.com, PedicureService.com, and PedicureServices.com are a few that should’ve already been created long ago. In addition, professionalhairservice.com and professionalhairservices are two other domains that can be moved in a complete package to a NYC salon, or to a business in Los Angeles and or the UK.

These keyword terms are quite popular in the search engine for companies advertising their services, but are rarely searched for often enough to produce high appraisal values. The manicure and pedicure services are searched for at least 500-600 times a month in the US, while 1000+ in global searches.

Since I have been extremely active in purchasing domains, I developed a skill to find domains that many others pass up because they want $1,000+ domains. DegreeFields.com and LeatherManBags.com have been popular domains that make money. Education sites produce high CPC, as well as loans, insurance, law and mesothelioma and other competitive keywords.

My best advice is to find .com domains in education, resume, jobs, products, services, and hotels. I located several GEO .com hotel domains a few months ago. The GEO hotel domains target cities with a population of less than 100,000 people.

Most of the time hotel domains can be used as travel domains to promote the surrounding area. You’re not only enticing your target audience to secure hotels, but you can also generate interest to restaurants, tickets, stores, and everything else a city has to offer.

Take advantage of domain development formats such as Why Park. In order to make money like a business, you must think like a business. Develop content rich sites that will produce quality traffic with repeat visitors. Good luck!

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Coupon Cactus 13% Coupon Cashback on Go Daddy Domains

November 3, 2010

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Coupon Cactus is a reliable coupon site with many cash back and coupon discount options. It is well worth your time to visit Coupon Cactus first before going straight to the website you usually shop at. Coupon Cactus receives commission for any referrals that are generated using their system.

Essentially, Coupon Cactus shares the commission with you using the cash back option. If you use any coupons, then you will be excluded from enjoying the cash back option. On the contrary, having a yearly Go Daddy membership enables you to receive the lowest discount.

Then, any member can use the coupon option to receive 13% cash back. The Coupon Cactus system may not give you credit for every purchase, but you can still make enough cash back to enjoy the rewards.

Coupon Cactus might not receive all commission on every single purchase because Go Daddy has exclusions to what they pay out for purchases. However, there are good Go Daddy coupons on the coupon website. Give the coupon site a try to determine whether the cash back or the coupon options provide you with savings. Good luck!