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Discussion in 'Selling Domain Names' started by jimmc, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. jimmc

    jimmc Active Member

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    Hi All,

    I'm looking to monetise some of my domains for a better end-sale price, plus others to bring in an income stream.

    I'm not thinking parking as I've been on sedo for donkeys years and I've got stuff on godaddy. Click-throughs dont generate anything near enough for me.
    Is anyone using PLR and if so are there any good UK ones?
    Is it a case of building wordpress sites from scratch?

    Whate the thre best routes in your opinions?

    All feedback appreciated :)

    Jim.
     
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  3. martin-s United Kingdom

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    You're either selling domain names (in which case virgin is often best) or you're selling websites (in which case, it's all about income and traffic potential).

    Which names were you thinking about?
     
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    Virgin?

    Or selling what I want to do is monetise domains to create most end sale value.

    I want to sell the majority for the best value and create ongoing income for the ones I want to keep.

    I hope this explains and members can help?
     
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    It might if you suggest some example names
     
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    Unsullied by an existing presence (e.g. presence in search results, archive.org, irrelevant or bad links and so on).

    Think of it this way: end buyers of premium names will have something in mind for the name, that they want to develop themselves. Unpicking the 'work' that an overly keen domainer has done to 'enhance' the domain will take time and potentially lower the value.

    One approach to add value to premium names might be to clean it up: block from archive.org, disavow links and so on. A clean profile might just help close the deal.

    Buyers of lower-end domains might value s domain's residual metrics, and indeed there's a market for site with high DA, incoming links and so on. They are indicators that the site can attract traffic, and that could give a head-start with lower value developments.

    @martin-s is quite right - your question is far too vague to be able to give a meaningful answer. You're effectively asking "how can I make money on the interwebs".

    You've identified your exit strategy of selling a domain without any thought as to why it might be valuable in the first place. That, along with executing it, is where the hard work of adding value comes in.
     
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    Martin, just as an example I had an offer on Sedo for protrades.co.uk. It's perfect for the trade checkers niche and its 14 years old but not sure of its value?
     
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    Britco - Brownsite - Budgetbikes - Cheapcruise - Chinas - Club x - Contactsport - Cruiseadvisor - Cruiseology - Cruisingdirect - Cyberdeal - Dinars - Directhotel - e50 - Economise - Emagnet - Emenus - Endit - Esavers - Etalent - Genomes - Gentrified - Golfi - Grannyflat - Herlife - Highlandhome - Homeclearing - Homey - Hool - Housebids - Imin - Junkfashion - Kindact(s) - Letaroom - etc..
     
  10. tocku United Kingdom

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    There are only really a handful of ways of monetising domains without any offline operations:
    • write (or commission) content, do SEO work and sell advertising (either PPC, CPM or affiliate)
    • write (or commission) content and sell it (reports, ebooks, membership, online training)
    • code (or commission) an online tool or service, and sell access to it (e.g drop catching services)
    • code (or commission) an online tool or service and sell advertising (e.g. sponsorship)
    So taking some of your names as example:
    • Emenus - you could create a service which generates online menus for independent restaurants. (I hate viewing PDF menus on my phone - there must be a way to solve that problem)
    • Cruise domains - cruise comparison site, with affiliate links? Cruise & destination guides, with advertising
    • eSavers, Economise - money saving blog or directory, replete with advertising, affiliate links and sponsorship
    • GrannyFlat - guide to creating a granny flat - planning regs, costs, surveys, builders, furnishing etc. Become an expert - sell an ebook?
    It's unlikely that sticking a page of ads up is going to cut it nowadays. Users are more sophisticated than they were in the web's nascent days - type-in traffic is unlikely unless you've built a brand, and even when people know a web address, they're still likely to search for the brand rather than enter the URL. That means that attached sites need substantive SE-optimised content.

    You might have some limited short-term luck with a page of ads if you've got good traffic sources (e.g. Wikipedia or BBC links), and you might have some success with an auto blogger/content spinner. However, these might lower the domain resale value.

    Many people have success developing a site and selling it quickly (e.g. on Flippa) - especially if they can demonstrate traffic and revenue potential. As Martin said though, that's more selling a website than a domain, per se.
     
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