Domainers have all sorts of interesting backgrounds. Some have been involved in the IT industry in one way or another, some used to be lawyers, some used to be real estate agents, some used to be stock investors and the list could go on and on.
I’m sure that for everyone who is reading this post, there’s a way to gain an edge by leveraging that experience.
If you used to be a lawyer, you’ll always have an edge when it comes to legal domains.
If you used to be a contractor, you’ll always have an edge when it comes to domains related to something you used to be involved with.
… and so on!
In my opinion, not taking advantage of that experience would be a huge mistake.
The funny thing is that once you start being good at something, most tasks that have to do with your occupation seem ridiculously easy. Like for example, if you’re an auto mechanic, you’d probably be able to finish certain reparations that others would need an entire day for within minutes.
To you, it seems ridiculously easy but for everyone else, it’s extremely hard.
That’s precisely why you shouldn’t underestimate the importance of leveraging your experience and turning it into an edge when it comes to domaining.
For example, as an auto mechanic, you’re in a great position to figure out which auto part domains have potential and which do not. The average domainer will probably end up picking up auto part domains for which there’s almost no end user potential, while an auto mechanic would have known that it’s best to steer clear of those.
Again, don’t underestimate the importance of putting the knowledge you’ve gained throughout your life to good use. Domaining can be very lucrative but it certainly isn’t easy, therefore having an edge can literally make the difference between someone who will do well and someone who won’t.