Posted tagged ‘job domains’

Sold a dozen job domains as a package

December 7, 2010

My last sale was a job package deal a few weeks ago. This time around, I packaged a dozen job domains together to make another sale. I took less than the appraisal value, but I still made a good ROI.

Appraisal value is not the standard to setting prices. A domain is only worth what an end-user is willing to pay for it. The main reason I make sales is because I build a rapport with past buyers. Past buyers already know who you are, so they can trust that a deal will go through smoothly, without any complications.

Most of the time I retain the buyer’s information to speed up the process the next time around. Of course, these are buyers that I communicate with on a regular basis, and ones that trust me enough to buy from me again. The hardest part of selling is trying to find a buyer. Once you receive a reply back that states interest in a specific domain(s), there is no reason you can’t strike a deal.

New domainers struggle to make sales because they attach high prices to their domains. When a buyer makes an offer, determine what price will entice the buyer without scaring them away. I would send an offer back that is double the amount they offered you for the domain.

For example, a $300 offer will have a counteroffer of $600. You can set your expectations at $400, but don’t be too quick to lower the price to $400. When I need money, I usually avoid negotiation to ruin a potential sale. I managed to negotiate on the package deal with increasing the price and adding in another site.

I learned many times before that setting high prices and not knowing the market well enough will ruin a deal. I don’t call my sales luck because I put in a lot of work to contact people, as well as to push the domains to the new owner. My best domain sales are job domains. They’re easy to sell, especially to people that operate in the job industry.

Recently, I turned low traffic sites into good traffic sites. I researched what products and services are most popular, and then refined the content to reflect the demand. Many sites now show up on Google Page #1 for specific articles and videos. I also apply shopping apps on the domains to gain traffic when people search for laptops, resume paper, software, and nursing scrubs.

The .com domains are the best extensions to generate traffic and search engine positioning. However, I noticed that .net domains are pulling up on Google Page #1. And .net domains are actually producing ad clicks.

I find that I’ve done well with domaining because I turn a new site into something I can sell in the aftermarket. I never purchase domains in auctions or make offers to owners to acquire domains. I’m confident I can find good domains through hand registering them.

Selling domains is fun when you find buyers. Nevertheless, there are many times you will experience a selling drought. You never know when you will receive a reply back to purchase one of your domains, and if someone will make you an offer without you knowing ahead of time.

Never cold call a business unless you have premium domains. I called a business today to offer a top domain to them. The domain belongs to another, but I can make commission if the domain sells. The owner was excited about possibly acquiring the domain. He told me that another one of his associates would call me back regarding the domain. For the most part, he has beginner knowledge on domains and computers.

I notice that good domains worth more than $20K attract interest. Less valuable domains are much harder to sell to end-users. In the past 10 months, I only received 2 email offers to buy my domains. I sold two domains because of advertising on Craig’s List. Another two domains sold on Bargain Domains. And the rest of my domains were sold to end-users I contacted, or to past buyers.

It is possible to make sales. You have to put in the work to get results. Persistence is the key to selling. Know how to price your domains to sell. Practice negotiating. Sell your domains in package deals to move many at one time. Lastly, be confident about your domains because a buyer will sense when you’re passive, and they will use that weakness to reduce the price. Thanks for reading. Good luck.

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Buying more than Selling

October 11, 2010

In the past few months, I have been purchasing more domains than making sales. However, I decided to take this route to build my resume inventory, which will help me to plan ahead for better times (domain investing).

There is major demand for resume, job and education domains, so I would recommend stocking up on the domains while they’re still available.

The recent sales of degreeprograms.com, resumes.com, resumewriting.com, and LondonJobs.co show that education, job and resume domains will continue to gain widespread appeal.

I noticed that a few domains I registered a few months back are generating interest. I’m receiving good traffic, as well as consistent clicks on TicketNUB.com and 1932quarter.com. I assume that coin collectors are visiting 1932quarter.com through type-ins.

I registered 1932quarter.com right after I heard about 1932 quarters on Pawn Stars near the end of July. I also registered 1932quarter.com to have both the singular and the plural versions. However, the singular version is far more popular than the plural version.

EmpireStateHotel.com is outperforming EmpireStateHotels.com. EmpireStateHotel.com receives far more traffic and clicks than its plural counterpart.

The only .net, .mobi, and hyphenated domains I acquired lately were:

Resu-mes.com
ResumeWriting.mobi
Resum.net

Other than that, I don’t usually buy those extensions, or create any hyphenated domains because I have a vast inventory of NYC-related domains that are hyphenated. I purchased many hypenated NYC domains while I was still learning about the domain industry.

I don’t regret purchasing the domains. Thr purchases enabled me to make sales in areas that I would have exempt from if I hadn’t acquired various NYC domains.

The following list are a few domains I recently registered in the past few days. You may question the motivations behind the registrations, you will immediately understand the reason I’m purchasing the domains. I recently picked up the following domains.

SuisunJobs.com
ResumeInternet.com
ResumeDrafting.com
ResumePyramid.com
ResumesResume.com
ResumeResumes.com
ResumeServiceWriting.com
ResumePlans.com
ResumeIndustry.com
ResumeCoverletterService.com
CVResumeCoverletter.com
CoverletterSearch.com
CoverletterDatabase.com
CoverletterCompany.com
ResumeCampus.com
ResumePlanning.com

I have another list of registrations, but you can determine, from my list, that my focus has been on resume services. I think I purchased most of the resume domains I wanted, which I plan to use alongside resumeservice.co to provide information about resume, cover letters, and Cv services across the Internet.

In addition, my job and education domains will help me to generate traffic. I have 20-25 resume domains that are not listed above, which I think are quality domains that have major potential. These domains are capable of making good revenue.

The three fields that produced good sales for me were the movie industry, job domains, and taxi service domains. These domains generated more than 70% of my total sales.

When I have some more time available, I plan to make a few sales. I will definitely report on the techniques I use to push the domains.

Thanks for reading. Good luck on domaining.

Made an unplanned sale

September 27, 2010

When I woke up this morning, I never planned to make a sale. I sorely needed a sale to boost my spirit. Everything seems to be going wrong at the worst possible time.

For the past week, I tried my hardest to push many job-related domains and various other domains to pay for living expenses and to fund my college education. Domaining is hard to do when you have many obligations, especially ones that are related to financial struggles.

I looked in my e-mail box, never expecting any domain inquiries or anything positive to improve my situation. There is one particular domain .com job domain that I’ve owned since February. Tomorrow, the domain will turn 7 months old. I never mentioned owning the domain name to the past buyer.

So this past buyer asked me how much I knew about job field associated with the domain name. I knew enough to attract interest for the domain. I wrote about job opportunities, what markets sparked interest for the job, and how the domain could be implemented into a successful business plan.

Essentially, I increased interest regarding the domain. I already knew the buyer wanted the domain. Instead of setting a price, I mentioned a few prices generated from two platforms, discussed the type of job, and asked them to make me a fair offer based on the information in hand.

I ended up receiving a great price for the domain. I was definitely motivated about selling the domain. The domain was pushed over in a few minutes, and payment arrived in a matter of 5 minutes.

While domaining may not always be this easy, it sure helps to know the buyer because it helps to make the selling process goes much smoother. I never expected to make a sale, but I was prepared to build value into the domain.

Learning the niches in your domain portfolio will prepare you to negotiate with a potential buyer. I never expected to move a domain this weekend. In order to do well in the domaining world, you must know how to convince the buyer to buy your domain using stats and information.

Good luck on domaining.