Good day to everyone.
My name is Jideofor and I am from Nigeria (ain't here to scam you lol ). A few years ago, I was here just like everybody else, in search for information that would swell my account. I had often been fascinated by the thought selling website/domain names right from the first time I learned about it in 2008.
However, that didn't happen on time because I had no one that could teach me the secrets of the virtual real estate business. No thanks to the fact that the real domainers are not found in good number at most IM forums.
The twist-- I did website flipping for a few times and also introduced a friend into it. Website flipping is real, unfortunately, I found myself in a corner where I had no time to write articles, do backlink etc because I was first working and after a few months, I got admission to further my eduction. There was just no time to really follow the procedures that could bring in the moolah. But friend whom I introduced into the business made some good money from it.
Before I graduated from school, I would come on here to see if there was any information that could help. There was a thread created years back around domain selling that caught my attention on which I quickly click through. A few post downwards, I read Gene's comment and advise. I followed through and went to namepros which he recommended as the den of domainers.
Remember I said I learned about domain selling back in 2008? The truth is that I abandoned my account since 2009 that I created it. I think I left namepros the very day the account was created and my sedo account was created around that time. And when I got there... the theme looked familiar. A voice whispered:"Hey, you have been here before" it's my custom to use same name for my accounts, especially on international forum.
So, I tried same name and password as it's found on here... viola! Iogged in successfully and I started reading up posts of successful sales.
However, I still had doubts in my mind that people could sell just a name registered because I had become accustomed to website flipping and that people to don't buy just ordinary name, domain names specifically. I asked and I was told that what I see there were just domain names and not website, unlike what we are made to believe in the IM world.
I left school by 2012 and it dawned on my that I needed money and needed it quite fast. so, with the further assistance of a nameproser and warrior, (his namepros handle is LugioMike), I got to work, chose a niche, used google keyword tools research and sold my first domain name within 7 days (Every day isn't like that) for $500 with a $10 investment.
I did another $250, $300, and $320 within that time until I went for a compulsory National Service and had no internet access till I came out. I found myself broke again and with the little I have known, I did $1000, $3000,$1200 etc like that.
I would also want to thank Jeremy Baker, a brother, a Super DAD to his adorable kids, and a true friend. Being in a country where paypal isn't operational was hell but Jeremy made it easier to receive my funds. God bless you all.
Thank God paypal finally step their foot on our soil and hopefully we will start sending money with time.
Domain selling has brought me more money than IM but it's not as consistent as one would want the money to be, except you have some super domain names.
Sometime, I see IMers say crap about domainers... but if Google offered them some money for one of their domains, I am pretty sure they wouldn't think twice to let it go.
To succeed as a domainer, you have to be at the arena on time. It's a great business venture if you have a job. If you have enough time on the table and don't have much bills to pay, you can start as well. It's a business that require patience if you want the right money for it. follow emerging trends in the tech world that are about to go mainstream. 3d, cloud, wearables are mainstream trends already and those who had the better names sold theirs. Nameproser sold some3 .de cloud name as a pack for $30,000 less than 2 weeks ago. watch out for this on news media, mag,google news etc..
In conclusion, I would like to thank Gene Pimentel, LugioMike (I think he uses another handle on here and he hasn't been seen around on namepros due to college) and Jeremy Baker. Thank you all and God bless you.
Long Live Warrior Forum! Long Live Namepros.
P.S: If you are based in Nigeria and would like to do an interview on me, feel free to send me a PM.
P.S.S: Gene is hell of a comedian on facbook and always cracking me up with his daily post. But I am not so sure if he still flipps domain names and I didn't tell him the effect of his advice on until a few weeks ago.