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I'm wondering how profitable this is for the average person. I have purchased Zack Booker's course and am studying same, but I just visited his website, and there he said that in the last four years he has flipped over 100 domains.

I hope it is well over that or this wouldn't seem to be a very profitable endeavour unless he spent little time on this.

Hoping Zack or a Forum visitor knowledgeable in this area can shed some added light.

Larry
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  • Profile picture of the author SuperKC
    Extremely profitable if you have the right automation and technology, will be glad to find you a few links if you PM me. I have a company that flips a TON of domains a year.. extremely profitable but there is a process and method to the madness.. can't just buy domains and 'flip' them.. its more like houses.. got to fix them up. So get yourself some tecchnology that automatically fixes them up.. and you got a winner. I'll be glad to point you in the right direction.
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    • Profile picture of the author chrisnos
      The problem with domain flipping is that used to work back in the day before the Internet became heavily saturated, but today most of the good domains are already taken, and most of the automated systems of snatched up any of the domains you could get, that people would be likely to want.
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      • Profile picture of the author Colemark
        Originally Posted by chrisnos View Post

        The problem with domain flipping is that used to work back in the day before the Internet became heavily saturated, but today most of the good domains are already taken, and most of the automated systems of snatched up any of the domains you could get, that people would be likely to want.
        Thank you chrisnos.

        Larry
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      Thank you SuperKc

      Larry
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  • Profile picture of the author SuperKC
    The key is when you pickuip a domain you have to establish traffic on it.. handle the seo, get some keyword ranking, etc... then you can flip them with value. Otherwise.. its just a domain with no substance.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sirr
      Originally Posted by SuperKC View Post

      The key is when you pickuip a domain you have to establish traffic on it.. handle the seo, get some keyword ranking, etc... then you can flip them with value. Otherwise.. its just a domain with no substance.
      Isn't that site flipping though and not domain flipping?

      I used to do domain flipping about 10 years ago when it was actually profitable. I was fortunate enough to hold onto a lot of 4 letter .com's. Back when I was doing it 4 letter .com's were slowly rising in value, until the point they became very valuable and I sold them on.

      I can never forget one purchase. I put "saveoursouls.info" on Sedo and cashed in $800 from the domain alone! Still the most shocking sale I've seen to date. I think a church purchased it if I remember correctly.

      Site flipping is profitable. And if you purchase expired domains that had a lot of traffic you can revive that traffic with effort, but I don't think this is strictly classed as domain flipping.
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      • Profile picture of the author Colemark
        Originally Posted by Sirr View Post

        Isn't that site flipping though and not domain flipping?

        I used to do domain flipping about 10 years ago when it was actually profitable. I was fortunate enough to hold onto a lot of 4 letter .com's. Back when I was doing it 4 letter .com's were slowly rising in value, until the point they became very valuable and I sold them on.

        I can never forget one purchase. I put "saveoursouls.info" on Sedo and cashed in $800 from the domain alone! Still the most shocking sale I've seen to date. I think a church purchased it if I remember correctly.

        Site flipping is profitable. And if you purchase expired domains that had a lot of traffic you can revive that traffic with effort, but I don't think this is strictly classed as domain flipping.
        Thank you Sirr

        Larry
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    • Profile picture of the author goozleology
      Originally Posted by SuperKC View Post

      The key is when you pickuip a domain you have to establish traffic on it.. handle the seo, get some keyword ranking, etc... then you can flip them with value. Otherwise.. its just a domain with no substance.
      I totally agree. I use PR Powershot to automate a lot of this stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author arranrice
    It can work. Try and find domains for emerging markets which may become big in the future. When they are big SELL THE DOMAIN!
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    • Profile picture of the author Colemark
      Originally Posted by arranrice View Post

      It can work. Try and find domains for emerging markets which may become big in the future. When they are big SELL THE DOMAIN!
      Thank you Arran.

      Larry
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  • Profile picture of the author ViralMediaBoost
    It works but you need to find domains which are brandable and worth a bit of money, its hard unless your experienced.
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    • Profile picture of the author Colemark
      Originally Posted by ViralMediaBoost View Post

      It works but you need to find domains which are brandable and worth a bit of money, its hard unless your experienced.
      Thank you ViralMediaBoost

      Larry
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  • Profile picture of the author Gene Pimentel
    People say the gold rush is over too. That doesn't stop gold merchants from making a killing today.

    Domain flipping is extremely profitable if you treat it like the business it is. Most approach it all wrong and jump on the "the domain rush is over" bandwagon.

    Like any other worthwhile business, it's hard until you learn the ropes. Then you slap yourself in the forehead and wonder what took you so long to get there.
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    • Profile picture of the author Colemark
      Originally Posted by Gene Pimentel View Post

      People say the gold rush is over too. That doesn't stop gold merchants from making a killing today.

      Domain flipping is extremely profitable if you treat it like the business it is. Most approach it all wrong and jump on the "the domain rush is over" bandwagon.

      Like any other worthwhile business, it's hard until you learn the ropes. Then you slap yourself in the forehead and wonder what took you so long to get there.
      Gene, I believe your answer shows excellent common sense and logic, in line with the instruction material provided by Zack Booker.
      Thanks you.

      Larry Cole
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      • Profile picture of the author Nuno
        You really need to know what you are doing or you'll just gather a lot of garbage domains that no one will want.
        Note: I buy thousands of domains each year, but it's not a guaranteed or easy business...
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Hey Larry,
    I got Zach's course too. A good course.

    I got into Geo- Domaining. You know for example AustinRealEstate.com

    I tried it out for about 6 weeks.

    It can be profitable but it is very tedious and imho the Reward/Work ratio was not high enough. A lot of faxing and talking to business owners and most times with no gain.

    Btw, do not just go to whois and try to get email because a lot of times those will not be the correct email to get your offer over to the correct person. Call their office and get the correct person with their email. It will save you a big headache. I tried both.

    I did buy one domain for $2.00 (coupon at Go daddy) and sold it the next day to a business owner for $159.

    Also bought another one for $.99 and sold it for $95 in about 2 days.

    Here is the thing. I do not mind putting in the work. I do not mind cold calling ( with my 15 years experience) which I believe is the only way to do this for OPTIMAL result. But I went thru so many Biz owners who just did not see the value.

    The only way to do this is to charge business Owners no less than $500 a pop with a good Geo-domain. I think I could have gotten more for the two I sold , maybe.

    But it is a lot of work for that amount.

    So get 2 a week for $500 profit and you got yourself a nice business.

    But frankly, that is going to be real tough.

    I went thru a hell of a lot of Attorneys, real estate companies, dentists etc... with some really excellent geo-domains and implemented my sales background and showed them the value of the domain. But still only had minimal success.

    Just my 2 cents. For some it could be different (look at Gene).

    Robert



    Originally Posted by Colemark View Post

    I'm wondering how profitable this is for the average person. I have purchased Zack Booker's course and am studying same, but I just visited his website, and there he said that in the last four years he has flipped over 100 domains.

    I hope it is well over that or this wouldn't seem to be a very profitable endeavour unless he spent little time on this.

    Hoping Zack or a Forum visitor knowledgeable in this area can shed some added light.

    Larry
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  • Profile picture of the author steitieh
    Domaining - or domain flipping - is very profitable indeed. Saying that the opportunity is over cannot be further from the truth. I've been domaining for over 12 years now and know what I am saying.
    About the comment above mentioning that you need to SEO flavor your domains, I am sorry and with all due respect, this isn’t the case at all - in fact, domains sell every day in the thousands based on the sole value of the name as is - it’s true that some people look for PR domains, or Domains with DA and PA (Domain Authority, Page Authority) to build links etc. but this is not the core module of domaining.

    It takes a lot of reading and knowledge along with some losses to get the ball rolling
    - You will also need an investment, there is absolutely no way you'd make a living off of domaining with low investments (I am not saying HUGE investments, just not in the range of mid $XXX - you'll need more than that ).
    Two quick advices to whoever would like to jump in -
    1- Do NOT buy any domain before you read, read and read again all over the place, this is to eliminate the number of potential losses. Domaining can become addicting very fast, and that’s only fun when you know what you're doing.
    2- .Com is always the king of all extensions, BUT, I’ve been focusing on other TLDs and doing great (I always do .com - but other TLDs still do a good living if - again- you know what you're doing). .Info .BIZ and .US work very well too! Not to mention that they are cheaper to start with.

    Please feel free to PM me with any question you have in this regard, and I'll do my best to help as much as I can.

    Cheers,
    Rami
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    • Profile picture of the author Colemark
      Thank you for the information Rami.

      Larry
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  • Profile picture of the author hashif16
    Domain Fliping is a great business, the key is to find awesome Domain names , you can purchase Quality Domain names from sites like Ebay and list them at flippa or sedo another way is to buy or handregister Brandable Domain names and submit them to Brandbucket(top marketplace for listing brandable Domain names) or namerific..:-)
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  • Profile picture of the author guitarizma
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    Originally Posted by Colemark View Post

    I'm wondering how profitable this is for the average person. I have purchased Zack Booker's course and am studying same, but I just visited his website, and there he said that in the last four years he has flipped over 100 domains.

    I hope it is well over that or this wouldn't seem to be a very profitable endeavour unless he spent little time on this.

    Hoping Zack or a Forum visitor knowledgeable in this area can shed some added light.

    Larry
    It COULD be a great business if you know the tricks of the trade. Having said that here's a simple idea to motivate you:

    Find out about the next big sports event or any other big event and book a domain for a regular price. Flip it later for HUGE money.

    For example - soccerworldcup[name of place]2014.com. I hope you get the idea.

    Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author Pdomain
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    Domain name is still profitable but you should have ability to price a domain name, you should know value of a domain name first..

    However, those domain names which are short on top extensions like lll.com, lll.net, nnnn.com you can find any, they are registered years before and they are being sold in the range of xx,xxx

    By change, any valuable domain name is dropped then it is caught by drop-catchers, then it is sent to public auction.
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  • Profile picture of the author domainscience
    Look, I had close to 500 domain names at one point and today I have just over 300.
    The parking was basically paying for them while I would get offers.
    I made decent money (on a couple, more then what most people make in a year.)
    Having said that, the last year the offers really started to slow and of course parking revenue has gone substantially down.
    I really believe you need to go to domainsherpa.com and listen to the interviews on domain names and domain name investing.
    There is even a fairly new segment where some of the biggest domainers in the industry get together to analyze the domain names. There is at least ten new shows on that alone.
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    There are a number of ways to flip a domain for a profit! You can simply do keyword research and buy and exact name domain and sell that on flippa.com Or you can spend a little time getting the domain indexed and ranked with some steady traffic and even some steady sales with a affiliate product or something on the website and you can do more than just flip the domain. I just purchased and am setting up chicagoautoauction.org and my goal I have in place for this is to make some affiliate sales and then sell the domain on flippa. All with organic traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author SandraLarkin
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    A ton more saturated now. It takes software automation and some sort of a bankroll now. Things must be done en masse, instead of huge hit wonders. I mean you can get a big hit, but you will be searching, and searching.
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  • Profile picture of the author TallCoolOne
    I also read Zach's book and I have to say that domain flipping is a tough nut to crack. It's easy to quickly acquire a bunch of domains, but not so easy to sell them. It just seems like a buyer's market to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author SuperKC
    Ive consistently generated +$200k-300k annually thru one of my companies flipping domains but I think one of the prior posts here is right.. its more 'site' flipping the domain flipping. Domains sell well but you really do have to have some fundamental technology in order to 'site' flip property.. which is where all the real money is in this line of work.
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    To answer the OPs question: Perhaps the most profitable thing I do.

    Does it make me the most money? No. Profit-wise, though, it's way up there: hovering between first and second spots on the GRM Billboard 100.

    I can't comment on the e-Book, however; sorry, haven't read it.
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