I feel like a TOTAL IDIOT posting this, but how would you monetise this domain?

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Hi guys,

I'm REALLY sorry to post this. I see these posts every now and again and almost always shudder, but I'm really stumped. I foolishly purchased this domain a few years ago intending to build an adult site, but I just left it sitting there doing nothing, and now I have no idea how to monetise it at all.

The domain is K - inkol-ogy dot com. No hyphens.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!

- UJ
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  • Profile picture of the author PhilCarson
    Huh. Maybe make an ebook on the psychology behind what makes people enjoy certain types of adult activities?

    Just throwin' it out there...
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  • Profile picture of the author egoldzone
    My fast idea is build wp blog and install clickbank plugin to generate automate post from clickbank marketplace with my ID...
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  • Profile picture of the author TheChallenge
    If you're comfortable in front of a camera and have a willing female you could always do a subscription based website for what is essentially a sex manual. I dont mean performing acts (unless you want to), I just mean talking and having a female there for input.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    There are a number of meanings to the word "kink" . . .

    1. A twist or curl in a rope, thread, or wire

    2. A whim, a notion, a mental twist

    3. Muscle stiffness or soreness

    4. A flaw or imperfection that hinders the operation of something like a machine or plan

    5. The deviant or bizarre sexual preferences (as you originally intended)

    So find an alternate definition that you like and go with it.

    How about . . .

    Kinkology - Choosing the right chiropractor for your back or neck pain!

    Just get a little creative.

    Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author quadagon
    • Find a drop shipper who stocks the 50 shades line of adult merchandise
    • Create a website which lists these product
    • Create a beginners guide to bondage based on the scenes in the book.
    • Link these to relevant page on your site

    Release a press release showing that Americans are going bondage crazy thanks to 50 Shades of Grey (movie is released on 14th Feb) you might want to do this before the film comes out as you don't want to miss the Valentines Day rush.

    Offer commission to adult stars to promote to their list.

    Send me 20% royalties
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    Don't put yourself down James. You are not an idiot for asking a question.

    You have the words ology behind the kink so that would suggest some kind of knowledge on the subject. So a blog regarding the main subject that you intended would probably be a good fit for this domain.

    Yes there are people in this niche who want to expand their knowledge in the said area.

    Another idea is you can use it to sell some kind of affiliate product that fits the name.
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  • Profile picture of the author Graham Maddison
    Sell it to Steve B ... lol ....

    I just love his refreshing reply .. how many others would have thought in this way?

    just saying
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    • Profile picture of the author Geeked Labs
      Honestly, a domain doesn't really mean much at all. Take a solid business, put it behind a lackluster domain and it will still perform great. Take a non-business, put it behind a world-class domain and it will still perform terribly.

      If you have a solid sex industry business, put it behind the domain. If you don't have a business at all, just sell the domain.
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      • Profile picture of the author UnorthodoxJames
        Originally Posted by PhilCarson View Post

        Huh. Maybe make an ebook on the psychology behind what makes people enjoy certain types of adult activities?

        Just throwin' it out there...
        I think that could work. Thanks for the tip!

        Originally Posted by egoldzone View Post

        My fast idea is build wp blog and install clickbank plugin to generate automate post from clickbank marketplace with my ID...
        I don't know what ClickBank is, but I'll go take a look! I'm assuming some sort of automatic post application.

        Originally Posted by TheChallenge View Post

        If you're comfortable in front of a camera and have a willing female you could always do a subscription based website for what is essentially a sex manual. I dont mean performing acts (unless you want to), I just mean talking and having a female there for input.
        I like this idea! I don't think my girlfriend would be up for it in any way, and I have a corporate type job so I can't really be in videos online talking about the psychology behind kink, BUT you've definitely given me some food for thought.

        Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

        There are a number of meanings to the word "kink" . . .

        1. A twist or curl in a rope, thread, or wire

        2. A whim, a notion, a mental twist

        3. Muscle stiffness or soreness

        4. A flaw or imperfection that hinders the operation of something like a machine or plan

        5. The deviant or bizarre sexual preferences (as you originally intended)

        So find an alternate definition that you like and go with it.

        How about . . .

        Kinkology - Choosing the right chiropractor for your back or neck pain!

        Just get a little creative.

        Steve
        I did NOT see that response coming! Thanks!

        Originally Posted by quadagon View Post

        • Find a drop shipper who stocks the 50 shades line of adult merchandise
        • Create a website which lists these product
        • Create a beginners guide to bondage based on the scenes in the book.
        • Link these to relevant page on your site

        Release a press release showing that Americans are going bondage crazy thanks to 50 Shades of Grey (movie is released on 14th Feb) you might want to do this before the film comes out as you don't want to miss the Valentines Day rush.

        Offer commission to adult stars to promote to their list.

        Send me 20% royalties
        Ha! Thanks. I looked into drop-shipping when I saw your post. Do you think that'd be the better solution than just pointing at affiliate sellers?

        Originally Posted by Rory Singh View Post

        Don't put yourself down James. You are not an idiot for asking a question.

        You have the words ology behind the kink so that would suggest some kind of knowledge on the subject. So a blog regarding the main subject that you intended would probably be a good fit for this domain.

        Yes there are people in this niche who want to expand their knowledge in the said area.

        Another idea is you can use it to sell some kind of affiliate product that fits the name.
        Thanks. A lot of people are suggesting a blog, so maybe that's the way forwards for me.

        Originally Posted by Graham Maddison View Post

        Sell it to Steve B ... lol ....

        I just love his refreshing reply .. how many others would have thought in this way?

        just saying
        Same!

        Originally Posted by Geeked Labs View Post

        Honestly, a domain doesn't really mean much at all. Take a solid business, put it behind a lackluster domain and it will still perform great. Take a non-business, put it behind a world-class domain and it will still perform terribly.

        If you have a solid sex industry business, put it behind the domain. If you don't have a business at all, just sell the domain.
        To be honest, I have no idea how much a domain like that would be worth with no site attached to it. Any idea?
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      • Profile picture of the author webmonopoly
        Originally Posted by Geeked Labs View Post

        Honestly, a domain doesn't really mean much at all. Take a solid business, put it behind a lackluster domain and it will still perform great. Take a non-business, put it behind a world-class domain and it will still perform terribly.

        If you have a solid sex industry business, put it behind the domain. If you don't have a business at all, just sell the domain.
        I second this.

        But if you did have a sweet 3 letter domain it could be quite interesting...
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        • Profile picture of the author UnorthodoxJames
          Originally Posted by webmonopoly View Post

          I second this.

          But if you did have a sweet 3 letter domain it could be quite interesting...
          I wish! No 3 letter domain for me, though!
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by Geeked Labs View Post

        Honestly, a domain doesn't really mean much at all. Take a solid business, put it behind a lackluster domain and it will still perform great. Take a non-business, put it behind a world-class domain and it will still perform terribly.

        If you have a solid sex industry business, put it behind the domain. If you don't have a business at all, just sell the domain.
        I agree completely with this.

        Personally, I'd sell the domain-name. If (as I suspect) you're unfamiliar with the industry you were thinking of, I'd expect that to be a far better monetization-prospect for you than trying to use it yourself.

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        • Profile picture of the author UnorthodoxJames
          Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

          I agree completely with this.

          Personally, I'd sell the domain-name. If (as I suspect) you're unfamiliar with the industry you were thinking of, I'd expect that to be a far better monetization-prospect for you than trying to use it yourself.

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          You think so? I'd be interested in trying that, but to be honest I don't know the first thing about appraising domain names. What do you think?

          And do you think it'd be better to create a site first and then sell THAT, or just sell the domain?

          Thanks!
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          • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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            Originally Posted by UnorthodoxJames View Post

            And do you think it'd be better to create a site first and then sell THAT, or just sell the domain?
            Personally, I would just sell the domain-name. I'm perhaps biased, though (because I've bought and sold a few hundred domain-names over the years. Not in the market for this one, though - I almost never buy for more than reg-fee - just clarifying that!).

            I think that if you don't know "the industry" it's far from clear that you'd add any realistic value by putting a website on it.

            It seems to me that it's a domain-name that's marketable on its own. Just my own impression.

            However, to try to do this sensibly, you do need either domain-name-selling skills (it's a complicated, skill-based business: it's emphatically not a matter of "just listing the domain for sale somewhere and awaiting offers") or a broker to handle it for you.

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            • Profile picture of the author UnorthodoxJames
              Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

              Personally, I would. I'm perhaps biased, though (because I've bought and sold a few hundred domain-names over the years. Not in the market for this one, though - I almost never buy for more than reg-fee - just clarifying that!).

              I think that if you don't know "the industry" it's far from clear that you'd add any realistic value by putting a website on it.

              It seems to me that it's a domain-name that's marketable on its own. Just my own impression.

              However, to try to do this sensibly, you do need either domain-name-selling skills (it's a complicated, skill-based business: it's emphatically not a matter of "just listing the domain for sale somewhere and awaiting offers") or a broker to handle it for you.

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              Thanks - that's great advice. If I found a broker (and assuming they didn't take all of the money, haha!) what do you think I could achieve for this one? Just based on your experience, obviously - don't mind if you want to send a PM instead of posting. Obviously not expecting you to buy it, just interested to know your thoughts Don't worry, I won't keep you all day.

              Thanks pal.
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  • Profile picture of the author DoubleOhDave
    In the Kindle world, erotica writers get the toughest time of them all trying to find sites that allow erotica to be marketed or reviewed - I'd go with a graphic header that emphasized the "ink" in Kink - (there's a catchphrase for you straight away: "Putting the kink in ink."
    Then I would put good SEO into practice on the site and start promoting it as an ebook erotica review site and build relationships with writers who need an extra avenue of promotion. Add the site to as many web directories as possible that relate to that market and do affiliate promotions to Amazon books and writing guides for authors - maybe even get some arbitrage going with a PR service for authors that you outsource. Other than that, I like the muscle stiffness one that Steve B suggested.
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    • Profile picture of the author UnorthodoxJames
      Originally Posted by DoubleOhDave View Post

      In the Kindle world, erotica writers get the toughest time of them all trying to find sites that allow erotica to be marketed or reviewed - I'd go with a graphic header that emphasized the "ink" in Kink - (there's a catchphrase for you straight away: "Putting the kink in ink."
      Then I would put good SEO into practice on the site and start promoting it as an ebook erotica review site and build relationships with writers who need an extra avenue of promotion. Add the site to as many web directories as possible that relate to that market and do affiliate promotions to Amazon books and writing guides for authors - maybe even get some arbitrage going with a PR service for authors that you outsource. Other than that, I like the muscle stiffness one that Steve B suggested.
      That's a GREAT ideas! Thank you so much for your input, I really appreciate that.

      On a side note, I just woke up my cat when I saw your avi. It's tiny on my screen and I said (rather loudly) "IT'S GEORGE ST PIERRE!" - Haha!
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    • Profile picture of the author UnorthodoxJames
      Originally Posted by evan vp ashleymadison View Post

      the guys at kink.com would be interested in you as an affilaite or perhaps buying the url from you. im happy to make an intro for you if you need one.
      Wow, really?

      That'd be great. I'm actually a huge fan of their business (I've been following it for several years - way before they purchased the armoury) so I'd be really interested in hearing anything at all they had to say. Thanks Evan.
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