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what would u do with 10K to invest

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  1. brum

    brum Active Member

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    not sure this is the right place but couldn't work out where to put.

    hi guys and girls,

    what would you do if u had 10K to invest in domain names .

    trafic sites that are parked ?

    traffic sites with affiliate links ?

    generating returns of what % 15% does that seem low or high ?

    tld for niches ?
    tld for geo sites ?

    .com/.net/.co.uk

    or new emerging countries ?
    ie .in,.cn
     
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    Brum,

    It's funny you should mention that 10k, it's what I'll be getting when the ployers stick there two fingers up at me.
     
  5. rob

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    What term / returns / risk are you looking for?

    Which route all depends on the above :)
     
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    probably best just to give it to me :mrgreen:
     
  7. brum

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    good point

    thanks guys ,

    liked the link very good have read through that stuff b4 , it is very useful and would recommend to anyone.

    lets say over 2 strategies

    1. over 3 years meduim risk
    return 20% per annum min

    2. over 3 years high risk
    return 50% per annum min
     
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    Hi

    Suggest you keep your money locked away - don't buy a single name for at least 3 months - and just read some the posts on this forum.

    Best advice I can give, if you are after income then you need to as Rob has said understand the risk / reward, which to spell it out means TMs versus Generics.

    Best Regards


    JohnP
     
  9. rob

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    It is easily possible to do that, however those who know what to do will probably wont explain things as they will be doing it themselves. Not helpful I know, but again , being wary about those promising great returns on buying their names / systems as you have to ask why are they not DIY'ing it.

    The other factor to think about is you could buy one or two names for your £10,000 , have zero to low earnings (the former is often good to protect you from idiotic claims and lower the investment risk) and cash out in 3 years time. However if ongoing revenue is important then looking at earnings of a domain is vital, likewise what extra value you can add.

    Adding value is a tricky one, as more damage to a domain can be done by incorrect development, likewise there is no point spending £5k developing a £5k name just to sell it for £10k . Similarly , it is worth thinking about potential buyers before embarking on development as they may use the name in a seperate area and thus development time money and effort is pointless.


    Agree totally about reading reading reading and being reluctant to spend! There are other domain forums , domainstate is one of the other good ones.

    TMs v Generics is a good summary of risk, however there are some generics that rise and fall - for example does DVD related names have long term future? :)

    Looking at the three year period, it is worth thinking about 2005 prices and what those names are worth today as for example, £10,000 would have bought probably 30 ish decent three letter .co.uk names at reseller prices, if not more, which today would be worth double for sure. LLL.co.uk's are an example of one of the safest domain investments, but do have a lower return than the domain market as a whole.

    There are lots and lots of variables - and deciding which route to take is only half the battle, getting an actual name can be tricky.

    Investing £10k and making the returns you want is doable, however it is even easier to splurge it on a pile of useless domains that will cost you more in legal problems and other issues - be careful!

    Cheers,
    Rob.
     
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  10. brum

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    Great Advice

    wow that was great advice rob thanks ,

    feel a little bad as i can't give u guys as much back,

    if anyone is buying a house in birmingham ,
    i'll let u know the local area and any info regarding the house have lots of contacts in property field.

    or if u have a tennant problem section 8 , section21 i can help there too. so feel free.
     
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    Invest the 10K in to an up and coming overseas property hot spot.
     
  13. landlord

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    top post

    rob that was a top post...

    it is difficult to quantify and depends on your eventual aim.....just remember many cats are skinned many ways BUT remmeber to do something remarkable i.e. do a weird thing at a weird time and it may just catch on....and that 'catch on' could pay billions of times the investment

    Personally I think I should be a Prime Minister....weird thought indeed

    LOL
     
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    Hmm

    You couldn't do worse that the current encumbent Landlord.
     
  15. GreyWing

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    £10k on betfair would be the way to go, get someone to build you an API for betfair and away you go.

    With those programmes it will search around betfair and place "no lose" bets for you. It's a bit complicated to go into but you can make 0.3% a time for no risk.

    I know people are probably thinking, no lose betting, not another system. But betfair will let programs trawl the site and as soon as the odds are right, you can lay money on all outcomes and whatever happens, you win cash. Betfair charge a racket for it though. :???:
     
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    I know people who do this and it works. Only worth doing it with a good amount of wonga though!
     
  17. GreyWing

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    I think betfair charge people £450 a month for access to their API

    First time I tried betfair I got confused and started taking bets against a draw in the last minute when chelsea were playing watford last year. Put £250 against it being a draw with it being 1-1 in injury time (thought I was putting money on a draw) Chelsea scored in injury time and I was gutted, till I checked my account and found a £1000+ in there, :p

    But yep it takes some cash to get started, a decent one is

    cover all the draws

    0-0
    1-1
    2-2
    3-3

    and then take bets against it being a draw, you can make some decent cash doing that with little risk. Obviously if you have access to API and a script that will flag matches up that meet your formula, then you are in the money.
     
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  18. brum

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    hmmm...

    Paul C … done the property thing looking to diversify, mostly buy / sell uk though,

    Landlord u got my vote for pm !!!! Hey why don’t u get vote4landlord.co.uk get some PPC advertising to it everyone link to it from their sites and who knows ….. Wierder things have happened …. can i b minister for chilling.

    Greywing def possible have heard of this , but as Mat says to make It work would need lots of dough and If site or server crashed half way through betting !!!! whoops !!!!
     
  19. essexboy

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    and their site does crash a lot!!! especially when there's a big horse race on!
     
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