Make Money Selling Domain Names

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Here is a technique for selling domain names that may be of interest
to some of my fellow Warriors...

First, purchase a domain name such as PuebloCriminalAttorney.com
(and set it up with Sedo.com or similar site)

Second, mail an actual letter like the following to as many criminal
attorneys in Pueblo that you can get addresses for:

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Dear (insert name):

I have decided to sell the domain name "PuebloCriminalAttorney.com"
and thought you might be interested in purchasing it.

For more information on how to secure this domain name for your own,
just go to www.PuebloCriminalAttorney.com and click on the "For Sale" link.

The Sedo.com domain escrow service will be used to provide technical
assistance and security for the domain transfer.

Thank you for your time and best wishes with your practice,


(your signature)


P.S. Please note that I am contacting several Pueblo criminal attorneys
with this notice and expect that this domain will sell quickly!
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Of course you don't have to use attorneys and you can search
for available domain names in any city that you prefer.

The cost is pretty low (domain name, letterhead, postage) and
it is ultimately a numbers game.... mail enough letters, and the
odds are good for getting a sale.

(I have had success with this, but can't guarantee that you will!)

Hope that helps someone,
Brian
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  • Profile picture of the author rhelaine
    not a bad idea.... need to focus on high end niches and add a few upsale. like website creation and marketing services
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    • Profile picture of the author blogginvixen
      Originally Posted by rhelaine View Post

      not a bad idea.... need to focus on high end niches and add a few upsale. like website creation and marketing services
      I second that! I would go on to offer website creation services, marketing, or even help transferring the potential buyer's website over. The key here is to upsale and make more than just the cost of the domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lightlysalted
    Not a bad idea but in my opinion the returns are low. Another idea would be to rent the domain name and a website to the organisation.
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  • Profile picture of the author rhelaine
    funny...did a few search and some domain that i though would be a no brainer to take are still available....think i will try to make some money with that.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Cook
      Originally Posted by rhelaine View Post

      funny...did a few search and some domain that i though would be a no brainer to take are still available....think i will try to make some money with that.
      Cool... let us know how it goes!
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  • Profile picture of the author rhelaine
    do you put a mock up page on it? or simply the link to buy it?
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  • Profile picture of the author GoGetta
    Alternatively put a site up, rank it, and RENT IT to a Pueblo criminal attorney! ; ) Online REAL ESTATE!

    Great idea though and I know from a friends experience doing this that it can be very profitable with the right domian name!

    GoGetta
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  • Profile picture of the author kf
    This approach sounds really familiar - Gene Pimental's offering in the War Room comes to mind. (Hint: If you need details, join the War Room and look up his post there.)

    I know there's more than one way to skin a cat. Or is that spin a hat?

    Just sayin'.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Cook
      Originally Posted by kf View Post

      This approach sounds really familiar - Gene Pimental's offering in the War Room comes to mind. (Hint: If you need details, join the War Room and look up his post there.)

      I know there's more than one way to skin a cat. Or is that spin a hat?

      Just sayin'.
      Not sure what you're implying?

      I've been doing this since 2006 but never suggested that I invented the approach.

      Brian
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      • Profile picture of the author kf
        Brian - I recently read Gene's thread... so the similarities jumped out at me. Not implying anything - and I agree there are no 'new' ideas. We'd likely have to go back a long ways to find the originator of this idea.

        Think of my comment as a promo for the war room.
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        • Profile picture of the author Brian Cook
          Originally Posted by kf View Post

          Brian - I recently read Gene's thread... so the similarities jumped out at me. Not implying anything - and I agree there are no 'new' ideas. We'd likely have to go back a long ways to find the originator of this idea.

          Think of my comment as a promo for the war room.
          No problem

          Sounds like the War Room must have some good stuff!

          Brian
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  • Profile picture of the author rhelaine
    actually have it ranked and rent it can work too...will try both....37000 results for the keyword in the domainname....and i see that the first one on google for those keywords also run a google adword campaign for those same keywords...talk about waste of money
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  • Profile picture of the author aivzdog
    If i purchase a domain than how do I sell it?
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  • Profile picture of the author ChocolateCheese
    Hi Brian,
    have you tried contacting people via email too? Because I tried this thing with emails and found it very hard to even get a response. Wondering if you did try the email way, did you notice big difference in reactions?
    Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author ArielT
    aivzdog, there are many sites where you could, like: sedo, godaddy, ebay and others, but I think sedo and godaddy are the most popular

    But make sure buy a good domain if you want to make money, because many people buys bad domains and then nobody wants to buy them
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  • Profile picture of the author GSX
    Nice approach thanks for sharing, the possibilities are endless for this actually considering all the up sells you could do.
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  • Profile picture of the author LetsGoViral
    This method is not very new. In fact, I believe there was a warrior who had a whole course and forum set up specifically on this method.
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  • Profile picture of the author locke815
    You are actually doing like a reseller.
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  • Profile picture of the author GSX
    I think customizing the letter and showing value to the potential buyer that directly related to the niche is crucial also, show them the search volume and why its important for them to own that domain and definitely work in higher end niches, you can charge more and will most likely have a much higher conversion rate.
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  • Profile picture of the author hydride
    Reselling domain like what locke815 said. Pretty neat idea when you have extra cash on the side.
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  • Profile picture of the author aivzdog
    How do i find good domain names that someone would want to buy?
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    • Profile picture of the author ArielT
      Originally Posted by aivzdog View Post

      How do i find good domain names that someone would want to buy?
      Think about names that would be good for buildind a website, I have found about 20 good domains in 2011 and also this year

      Althogh is not easy, good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author dkla27
    Come on people, this is a 2009 thread!! Let it die...
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    • Profile picture of the author cjreynolds
      Originally Posted by dkla27 View Post

      Come on people, this is a 2009 thread!! Let it die...
      Old threads never die!
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      I just added this sig so I can refer to it in my posts...

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