Posted on 18 March 2014 by Andrei
I’m sure other European domainers can confirm that for example selling domains for dollars and buying goods in euros is a nightmare at the current exchange rate of almost 1.4. Now if you earn money in EUR, you probably like the current situation but let’s face it, most European domainers work with dollars because… well, because everyone else uses dollars as well.
Posted on 08 November 2013 by Andrei
A while ago, I wrote about the fact that I was kinda-sorta interested in taking the official Mensa IQ test to see if I qualify or not.
Well, even though I had to go through the trouble of being there in person (you can’t do it online, they only have an online “teaser” to give you a general idea as to what you should expect but the real test is offline, at least in my country), I ended up deciding to do it because I was genuinely curious.
Posted on 24 October 2013 by Andrei
Human beings are fascinating.
People are willing to spend lots of money on all sorts of products they know they’ll barely use (like for example, a gadget you’ll use a handful of times until you get bored or realize it’s utterly useless), yet when it comes to the things they use a lot each and every day (the bed they sleep on 8 hours/day, the chair they sit on x hours/day and so on), they try to save a buck and settle for sub-par items just because they’re “on sale” for whatever reason.
Posted on 15 September 2013 by Andrei
A few days ago, I announced that I’m interested in selling DomainDiscussions.com but that I’m also open to partnerships suggestions.
To be perfectly honest though, while I am open to any suggestions (feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org), I’m not really sure I believe in partnerships unless the roles are clearly defined right from the beginning.
Posted on 12 August 2013 by Andrei
I’m sure you remember that a few months ago, we donated 100% of the revenue generated from new DomainingServers.com shared hosting customers via Kiva.org.
Well, you know what the great thing about Kiva is?
Posted on 07 July 2013 by Andrei
A reader recently asked me if I get lots of traffic when I post about coupons or discounts. To be honest, I don’t even care. The main reason why I write those posts is the fact that people often thank me, which leads me to believe that I’m doing a good job and that those posts are useful.
As a person who runs online businesses, I’ve noticed something interesting: when people are satisfied with a product/service, they usually don’t say thanks or something like that. In most cases, you only hear from most people when they’re *not* satisfied with something.
Posted on 04 July 2013 by Andrei
I’m not from the US but as a person who earns a living online and who understands that if another country would have been the world’s #1 superpower instead of the US, we probably wouldn’t have had the Internet in its current form, I’d like to wish all of you a Happy 4th of July!
The US might not be perfect but believe me, it sure is better than the other potential superpowers. The Founding Fathers of the US were among the most brilliant individuals that ever existed and I sincerely hope that the people in charge of things over in the States won’t forget what they taught us.
Posted on 01 July 2013 by Andrei
It’s kind of embarrassing but I’ll go ahead and admit it: I’m probably the only person in the world who takes his mouse + keyboard with him when traveling. Don’t know about everyone else but I just can’t be productive enough on a laptop/tablet/smartphone/whatever.
Those are great for things like simply replying to emails here and there but in my case, even when I travel, there’s lots of work that needs to be done.
Posted on 29 June 2013 by Andrei
If you’re an active/experienced domainer and I don’t have you on my Skype list yet, feel free to add me. If you’re a beginner and want to ask me a domaining-related question, please do it via email instead because on Skype, such discussions end up becoming waaaaaaay too long and as much as I’d like to help you, the day only has 24 hours and emails are far more convenient for both parties
Posted on 24 June 2013 by Andrei
Rick Schwartz wrote an article earlier today about why he thinks the effects of the economic crisis will start fading away.
He lives in the United States so from that perspective, I understand the validity of the points he’s making. But as someone who lives in Europe, I will try to explain why I think he is misinterpreting the signs he’s seeing.
I wish the crisis could indeed be over but unfortunately, that’s not the case and without some fundamental changes, I just don’t see it happening.