I own a .com EMD, 226 million searches on Google

by dee100
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I am a newbie.
My first domain is:
www.wheretofindagirl.com 226 million searches on google a month (5.6 million a day).
Is this domain guaranteed to make me very rich?
I am a dating coach, have written a 120 page, 31 chapter ebook, titled “Where to find a girl”.. I teach men the best places to meet women, how to start a conversation, get a number, dates and a relationship.
I don’t help guys who just want something casual.
Curently looking for a n editor,. web designer/ developer.
It will take 1 month to get my site ready.
There is no upsell planned...just the ebook.
90% of revenue from the site will go to my soon to be formed charity:
www.savestreetchildren.com
I need to earn money to keep me going for the next month, while my site is getting ready. I need money fast for my travels.
I was thinking of approaching the 5 biggest online dating websites.
I will have 1 page, headed WHERE TO FIND A GIRl
Below will be 5 ads.
For now, on th the page I was thinking of putting.
" If you would like advertisng space here, contactads@wheretofindagirl.com
You can either pay $x per day, or you can bid to have the whole page for yourself.
An auction will be held at 3pm, x sept 2013.
A code will be attached to your ad, so you will be able to track visitors to your site.
You may withdraw from the scheme at any time.”
The thing is, the google adwords part. How many clicks should I buy?
Average 7 cents for where to find a girl
1000 clicks $70
10,000 $700
100,000 $7,000
1 million $70,000 (Don' have this much)
IS THIS RISKY?

I won’t tell them it will be I month only.
Right now, I am thinking of leaving London, Uk permanently, leaving a lovely home. I have lived here all my life.
I have no money coming in, just some savings.
I don’t want any more cold winters.
Am I guaranteed to be able to make money from this site?
Or should I not leave Uk, until I have income?
I need money to go Brazil 24 th Sept to start my charity work with street children, then Mozambique, then India to build Street children homes.
I need money quick, for these travels.
I have only 9 days to 24thSept
I think I will make a lot more money selling my ebook, then selling the domain, or advertising space, in the long term
Any other ideas how to monetize this domain short or long term?
.
Thanks in advance.
#226 #emd #google #million #searches
  • Profile picture of the author GetBack2it
    You do realize that the numbers you based this on is obviously "Broad" search terms and not the exact search
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  • Profile picture of the author powerofschool
    Hi dude,

    You have a good website with good search volume.
    But you need to have a good Concept in the website to get good income.

    Domains with no meaning also earning good income with there business income.

    Always business concept is really important to earn good income with that domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ronnie Wright
    Those millions must be bypassing your site, because you're not getting any traffic.

    Therefore, no, you're not going to get rich from that domain.

    Besides, if you had gold, there is a good chance you'd know it. Not always the case.
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  • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
    According to the new Google keyword planner, "where to find a girl" gets 90 searches per month worldwide.

    I'd like to let you down gently, so I'll say that in one month, with no experience, there is no way that you are going to start earning an income from a site without knowing how to drive traffic to it.

    Dating is a popular niche, but there is lots of competition.

    On the positive side, you are a dating coach so you know what you are talking about.

    My advise would be to concentrate on finding an experienced editor to help you put together the best product you can make. Set up your site and make some affiliate graphics and tools. Then join Clickbank, or JVZoo or another affiliate network where you can get experienced affiliates to help sell your product.

    Join some dating forums, if you haven't already, take part, give your advice for free and build up an audience and a following. This isn't going to happen in a month - all these things take time.
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  • Profile picture of the author adisini
    have good domain doesn't mean you will get good traffic. you can just spend 15 minutes to build the website, but you need few months or years to get good traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
    Heck yeah you're rich now! Better spend some time figuring out how to spend your fortune
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  • Profile picture of the author bloggerd
    Must admit i did that a few times when i first started i was on high to i realised id done the wrong keyword research...

    Maybe Next time...
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  • Profile picture of the author mikelmraz
    Ah, the mistake all newbies make..
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      Originally Posted by powerofschool View Post

      Hi dude,

      You have a good website with good search volume.
      He hasn't built the site yet. He said that in the OP.

      Originally Posted by Ronnie Wright View Post

      Those millions must be bypassing your site, because you're not getting any traffic.
      Why would he get traffic? He made it very clear in the OP he hadn't built the site yet?

      Dee100,

      Regarding getting the money for your travels with this idea in the next 11 days; How will you that when you already said it'd take a month to build the site? Seems a bit far fetched to me.

      How are you going to do anything with the site in September, when you said it'll take a month to get the site done??

      You've lost me on that one.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robin Blinds
    Originally Posted by dee100 View Post

    Is this domain guaranteed to make me very rich?
    Most likely, NO!
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  • Profile picture of the author dee100
    How so?
    Old google search tool:
    226 million (I thought that was exact search?)
    new google search tool:
    90 searches a month
    How such a huge disparity?
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    • Profile picture of the author salegurus
      Originally Posted by dee100 View Post

      How so?
      Old google search tool:
      226 million (I thought that was exact search?)
      new google search tool:
      90 searches a month
      How such a huge disparity?
      As far as i know the old GKWT had to be set to "exact match" whereas the new GKWP is auto set to "exact match"...
      Either way your EMD is not worth what you hoped...
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    You're putting the cart before the horse. You don't have the site built, you have no traffic, etc. No one will buy advertising on a low traffic site. No one will buy an ebook unless they can find you and want what you've got. As indicated above, your keyword research is faulty.

    Nothing is guaranteed.
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    • Profile picture of the author Justin Says
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      You're putting the cart before the horse. You don't have the site built, you have no traffic, etc. No one will buy advertising on a low traffic site. No one will buy an ebook unless they can find you and want what you've got. As indicated above, your keyword research is faulty.

      Nothing is guaranteed.
      Agreed.

      Unless you had a 1 keyword domain name.. it's just too rushed.

      It's like opening a pizza shop called "Pizza Shop" and expecting customers to come without actually promoting it. You might get a few customers here and there that pass by... but you really need to work on actually making the pizza shop known.

      Plus, if you have a book called the same as your domain name, you might want to just focus on promoting the ebook in general. Whether that be via your site, Facebook, YouTube, podcasts, blogs, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Dee,

    Where do I start? I guess I'll begin here - congratulations on creating a plan to become an Internet marketer and an overnight success. Most newcomers don't get that far. At least you know what you want.

    Originally Posted by dee100 View Post

    I am a newbie.
    That's fine and you really don't need to tell anyone - it's quite obvious as your thread says it all.

    Originally Posted by dee100 View Post

    Is this domain guaranteed to make me very rich?
    No. Put that thought ten feet in the ground and bury it. Nothing is guaranteed, especially when you have no history, no track record, or any experience in making money online. A domain name is no guarantee of anything!

    Originally Posted by dee100 View Post

    There is no upsell planned...just the ebook.
    How are you going to make a lot of money just selling an ebook? Do you know how many books you're going to have to sell to just make a few thousand dollars a month? Do the math - it will open your eyes.

    Originally Posted by dee100 View Post

    I need to earn money to keep me going for the next month, while my site is getting ready. I need money fast for my travels.
    Don't count on it coming from Internet marketing. Your savings will have to support you, most likely for the next year at least.

    Originally Posted by dee100 View Post

    I was thinking of approaching the 5 biggest online dating websites.
    Why do you think the 5 biggest dating websites are going to pay you any attention? They already have the traffic, the customers, the brand name, the attention in the industry - why will they pay any attention to you? What do you offer them?

    Originally Posted by dee100 View Post

    "You may withdraw from the scheme at any time."
    Rethink this right now. Why would you refer to what you're doing as a "scheme."

    Originally Posted by dee100 View Post

    The thing is, the google adwords part. How many clicks should I buy?
    Zero. None. Nada. Jumping into adwords at this stage of your career will most likely deplete every cent you put into it without giving you any monetization in return. You don't know what you're doing yet so don't get into paid advertising until you do.

    Originally Posted by dee100 View Post

    IS THIS RISKY?
    Everything about starting a new business carries a certain level of risk - so do most things in life that are worthwhile. You reduce that risk by taking small steps and by knowing how and when to put your foot down. At this point in your IM career, you have no comprehension of what you are doing. Learn first. Go slowly. Tread lightly. Watch others who are successful. Be observant. Be teachable.

    Originally Posted by dee100 View Post

    Am I guaranteed to be able to make money from this site?
    No. You are almost guaranteed to fail if you follow this plan. Remember, nothing about IM is guaranteed, especially the "make money" part.

    Originally Posted by dee100 View Post

    I need money to go Brazil 24th Sept . . .
    Originally Posted by dee100 View Post

    I need money quick, for these travels. I have only 9 days to 24thSept
    I hate to tell you this, but if you're counting on Internet business profits to fund you trip, you'd better start walking.

    My comments are not to discourage or stop you from moving ahead with your dreams. But I fear that if you don't get a dose of reality soon you're going to deplete your savings on a series of ill-conceived plans that will get you nowhere.

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  • Profile picture of the author seocrab
    oh dear. take this as an important lesson and next time do you research for EXACT searches. Even then, there's no easy money and the domain is worth little unless your site is ranking high.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Even if the keyword research had been accurate the OP is about a year late. EMDs no longer give the boost they used to.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    Exact searches are important I guess, even me Im not good in the keyword finding work.
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  • Profile picture of the author dee100
    Mark Anastasi told me this domain was "worth $10 million".
    I gave him my life savings in feb 2013 for 12 months "coaching/mentoring". (11,800 pounds sterling.) After 3 months I did not make a penny.
    He ignores my emails, has kept my money
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    • Profile picture of the author NewParadigm
      Originally Posted by dee100 View Post

      Mark Anastasi told me this domain was "worth $10 million".
      I gave him my life savings in feb 2013 for 12 months "coaching/mentoring". (11,800 pounds sterling.) After 3 months I did not make a penny.
      He ignores my emails, has kept my money

      you should have given him a deal and offered it up to him for $5million.


      a site is only worth what someone will pay for it.
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    • Profile picture of the author An Al
      Originally Posted by dee100 View Post

      Mark Anastasi told me this domain was "worth $10 million".
      I gave him my life savings in feb 2013 for 12 months "coaching/mentoring". (11,800 pounds sterling.) After 3 months I did not make a penny.
      How could you? It's 7 months later and you still haven't built the website.

      Edit

      It's even worse than I thought....you've owned the domain since 2011.
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  • Profile picture of the author GetBack2it
    Sounds like you got scammed. Of course he told you it was worth millions, so you'd give him money.
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  • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
    If you're in the UK, you might consider bringing a claim in the small claims court which, I think, is for claims up to £10k. In your position I'd try going to the CAB first to see if there is a way of getting your money back. Do you have written evidence that he claimed the domain was worth £10m? If you do, you could possibly have the basis of claim against him to get your money back.
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  • Profile picture of the author Story
    Sorry to hear about your coaching incident. From your situation now, it's unlikely that the .com domain is going to earn you money anytime soon.

    Going for top 5 dating sites may not be a good idea now, paid ads comes with great risk. Their business is so huge they may not entertain you at all.

    But now that you got a product, what you can try is to contact facebook groups relevant to your product. Try to get some group owners to promote your product in their page, and split the earnings.

    This may help you to earn some cash in a desperate times.
    Good luck and don't make hasty decisions.
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  • Profile picture of the author dee100
    He lives in Cyprus, that's why he ignores my emails.
    There are many in UK who have had similar experiences with him.
    He told me it was worth $10 million in our 2nd skype call, after I joined his program.
    I was his only client!
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  • Profile picture of the author dee100
    I think I should switch to my ebook on how I healed my arthritis. (Reduceyour arthritis.com offline)
    It's more of a specialised niche, less competitive than dating.
    I'm thinking affiliates should be the fastest way for income.
    Incidentally, I told mark anastasi, in March 2013, after no income in 2 months coaching with him,
    "show me how to monetise my arthritis book, that is finished and ready", he told me to stay with the dating book....
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    • Profile picture of the author Robin Blinds
      Originally Posted by dee100 View Post

      I think I should switch to my ebook on how I healed my arthritis.
      If you can heal arthritis, then that will turn you into a multi millionaire.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nuno
    10 millions?? I wouldn't pay $10 for it and believe me I know something as I have many thousands of domains and only kept the best, that would be something I would have dropped a long time ago. I really feel sorry for you.

    Don't go for something you aren't passionate about. The dating niche is incredibly competitive, it's not something for newbies.

    The arthritis book is a start, you can create a membership where people share ideas on how to have a better living.
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    • Profile picture of the author Justin Says
      Originally Posted by Nuno View Post

      Don't go for something you aren't passionate about.
      The OP said he was a "dating coach", I would think that means he's got to have some type of passion for it.

      And IMO, the domain isn't terrible if you have a book called the same thing. Just work on promoting your book and stop focusing so much on SEO as a whole. Put your attention on getting the book known through other sources and SEO will fall in place.

      Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

      OP, my advice would be to do whatever you can within your legal system to get your money back, but be prepared to write it off as an expensive and very painful lesson.
      I know taking legal action sounds scary, but $20,000.00 is A LOT of money to lose over something as bogus as this...

      You should listen to John on this one for sure.
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  • Profile picture of the author cherry enders
    I'd like to read your arthritis e-book. it that possible?
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  • Profile picture of the author mikelmraz
    If the domain is a generic word or phrase and really has 200 million exact searches, you could get rich just by selling the domain. Unfortunately, it is a very common newbie mistake. The keyword searches should be set to 'exact match'. Still not a big problem for $10.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by mikelmraz View Post

      If the domain is a generic word or phrase and really has 200 million exact searches, you could get rich just by selling the domain. Unfortunately, it is a very common newbie mistake. The keyword searches should be set to 'exact match'. Still not a big problem for $10.
      Not picking on you, Mikel, you just happened to be the last to mention what I wanted to post about...

      First off, had you read the whole thread, you'd know that in addition to the $10 domain fee, the OP sank almost $20k into a bogus coaching program based on a bogus valuation of the domain name. That's a side issue.

      I don't believe the term gets 226,000,000 searches per month, broad match or not. More likely, entering the term in the search bar as a broad match returned 226MM results.

      OP, my advice would be to do whatever you can within your legal system to get your money back, but be prepared to write it off as an expensive and very painful lesson. Then get to work actually building a site for your other book, make sure you stay legal regarding medical claims (there is no acknowledged "cure" for RA, only ways to treat/manage it), and learn to promote.
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