Archive | September, 2015

Please Read This Before Submitting Domains to *Any* Sales Newsletter

Posted on 10 September 2015 by Andrei

… not just mine.

I’m sure the other brokers will agree that one of the most frustrating aspects related to running a newsletter is doing your best to make it clear what kind of names you’re after, only to receive submissions from people who clearly didn’t take the time to read any of your guidelines.

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Why Nowaday’s Efficient Propagation of Information Can Be Bad for Business

Posted on 09 September 2015 by Andrei

I’d like to start by sharing an interesting legend.

After the battle of Waterloo between the French and English English, it was not quite clear who had won. This is because at that point in time, the propagation of information was anything but efficient. A famous banker at the time, popular among reptilian tinfoil conspiracy theorist, Nathan Mayer Rothschild, took advantage of the state of affairs and made money.
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Dealing With Corporate End Users

Posted on 08 September 2015 by Andrei

This post is about something I myself find problematic at times: dealing with corporate end users. Corporate end users are obviously well-funded for the most part but there are particularities is when it comes to this end-user type which makes dealing with such entities cumbersome.
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Domain Sales Newsletter Case Study – Part 4

Posted on 07 September 2015 by Andrei

I’ve really outdone myself this time, today’s newsletter contains 300+ domains and the sellers are genuinely motivated to move inventory.

All of the domains aside from six are dot coms and the ones that aren’t dot coms are strong enough on the left of the dot to make up for it. Very happy with this week’s price/quality ratios. I have everything from blockbuster one-worders to “bread and butter”-type domains that help domainers put food on the table.

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The Similarities Between Your Domain Investing Career and Building or Renovating a Home

Posted on 06 September 2015 by Andrei

As someone who has recently moved to a new home and went through an extensive home decoration process (due to which I still haven’t managed to email the portfolio opinions to those who subscribed to my newsletter recently and contacted me… sorry for making you wait guys), I’m in a strangely good position to write this post.
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If You See Something You Like, Make an Offer

Posted on 05 September 2015 by Andrei

I’ve never quite understood why so many domain investors are hesitant when it comes to making offers. They come across a domain they like but if the price is higher than what they’d be willing to pay, they give up.

Why?

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Does History Repeat Itself?

Posted on 04 September 2015 by Andrei

Does history repeat itself?

Today, it’s time to get philosophical on DomainingTips. When it comes to new extensions, one interesting argument is represented by the fact that some people say history will simply repeat itself. While there have been individual success stories when it comes to extensions such as Dot Mobi, Dot TV and so on, domain investors have for the most part done poorly.
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Let’s Help Chris Out

Posted on 03 September 2015 by Andrei

Unfortunately, things that quite frankly suck sometimes happen… life happens.

Chris, a fellow domain investor, is going through a very rough time. He emailed me and describe the desperate situation he and his disabled mother are in. Liquidating his portfolio and asking for donations are basically his only options at this point and I offered to share his story with you guys.

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The One Thing You Need to Be a Good Domain Investor

Posted on 02 September 2015 by Andrei

If I were to name just one thing that is needed for you to be a good domain investor, I wouldn’t pick one of the traits you’d expect me to choose. I wouldn’t choose intelligence, I would not go with determination, nor would I pick something like eagerness to learn.

What what I choose then?

Well, here’s what I choose, drumroll please: money.
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Understand the Nature of Your Sales Method

Posted on 01 September 2015 by Andrei

One of the most interesting aspects I’ve noticed after starting the domain sales newsletter has been the fact that despite making it crystal clear just how important it is to price your inventory in the way that makes it attractive to other investors, a lot of people still submit unrealistically priced inventory.

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