Reading my daily newsletters yesterday I came across an article where the likes of Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk are all investing heavily in this technology which is predicted to sky rocket by 900%.
***Please Note I will be developing these domains over the next few days. Remember Rome was not built in a day and nor will these domains. I am daveloping them to start generating traffic , the new owner is welcome to just have the domain name or have me build a website to his her specifications.
I will be linking the logos back to the websites once they have been developed.
In the mean time anyone wishing to discuss these domain with me is more than welcome to contact me on email@example.com
Finally I have it on good authority that what I have been saying for years now someone has finally written about it. Granted it is old news, yesterdays news in fact on“Domain Name Wire’s” blog whereby “Andrew Allemann” wrote an article about Lottery Tickets and Domain Names.
I will let you read his post in a moment but first I would like to reiterate what I have been saying over and over again, unless you have knowledge in SEO & Website Design how can you have knowledge how much a domain name is worth other than comparing past sales of similar domain names. Just because a domain was sold for xyz there is absolutely no guarantee your domain name will sell for a similar price. It all boils down the company’s marketing/advertising budgets. They cannot pull £1,000,000.00 out a hat just because you think your domain is worth that much. They would have to justify why the domain was worth what you were asking and they would also be accountable to the tax man (HMRC or IRS) depending where they live.
Obviously if they were a global brand then that would be a different matter but they still would have to explain such a high figure for a domain name.
I have got to the stage I copy and paste the following information to domain sellers as sometimes it simply does not sink in.
The problem with domain names if they do not have equity then unless they are one-word dot coms they will only be bought by domain investors rather than end-users for very low prices or maybe may never sell at all.
What I mean about equity is:
1) Developed Fully Optimised Website
2) A Website that Generates a Lot of Traffic
3) A Website that Sells a Product or Service.
I also believe that people need visualisation and need to see what you are offering them. By simply offering a domain name 9 times out of 10 people will not grasp the concept why a domain is worth a lot of money.
I in my own experience have had more success selling a domain name with a developed website as I offer that to the potential buyer as a full ready made package and trying to take it away it is like taking away candy from a child.
As for brandable words and you will find companies that are already established may not want to rebrand themselves, so the only way they would be interested is if this domain was generating a lot of traffic and they bought the domain for the traffic rather than for the domain name.
But to generate traffic a domain name needs to be developed and optimised. Start-ups on the other hand usually do not have much money to play around with so they will try to find the cheapest option and look for alternative domain extensions that meet with in their budget usually hand registering a domain that is half decent.
One also must consider the world economy right now and businesses are trying to keep their heads above water so the last thing on their minds right now is marketing or domain investing.
If you read the news blue chip companies are laying off their workers or closing their doors and some are even going into administration, so the overall outlook does not look good.
Acronyms and Brandable Domains are also very hard to sell so unless your domains have some meaning to the end user the chances of these domains selling are very slim and domain hacks are basically useless when it comes to SEO.
So you may have more luck buying lottery tickets than buying domain names.
Here is Andrew Alleman’s post:
As a website designer and internet marketer I have found that intergrating the cost of a domain name within the website package is usually the best option and whereby a client pays monthly installments. They then can pay a fee at the end of the contract to take the domain name with him/her otherwise the domain name is leased to them depending on the agreement in place.
I always draw up contracts and people who do not sign, i simply do not do business with.
Eveything has to be black and white and above board so that there are no misunderstanding further down the line.
If anything the domain brokers world has given me wider opportunities and I have met some great people on this journey.
***My advice to you:
A word of cautionDomain Name Hacking is best left for marketing purposes only and has little value when it comes to SEO as what ever country code domain extension you use, traffic will be generated from that country and if you are using word dot word domainhack it becomes very broad and has limitations on the traffic you want to generate.
Before venturing into the world of buying and selling domain names is to get background knowledge of website design, marketing and SEO. Do not give up your day job and do not spend money on domain names if you are going to struggle to put food on the table.
These domains below have already been designed and developed and currently are showing a landing page with a For Sale Sign and are already generating traffic. The pages are hidden and can be customised.
Please make an offer for the domain names only or enquire about our web hosting packages.
Simple steps to turn your bricks and mortar business to an online business.
We must not forget to practice having your own private space away from the kids, interruptions and distractions.
Most people have a spare room, garage shed or loft they can use to set up a temporary office. Apple founder Steve Jobs started out from his garage and besides we are all in the same boat so to speak so we need to make the most of a bad situation.
Now that we have sorted out your office space, the next thing we need to do is set up online chat, video meetings and online teams. If you are selling products and services you also need e-commerce store and payment gateways.
1). Set up online chat www.tawk.to (free and it shows everyone you are online. You can interact with customers as soon as they visit your site).
2). Set up online appointments www.reservio.com (free)
3). Set up online video meetings www.8×8.com (free and is more professional than Skype)
4). Every morning start like it was a normal day at the office, conference call all your staff and keep then in the loop.
5). If you run a bricks and mortar store, transition to an online e-commerce business with a payment gateway.We offer e-commerce stores free of charge for the first 3 months, long enough for you to see business being generated.
***Payment gateways for products and services that we recommend are www.stripe.comwww.gocardless.com and www.escrow.com obviously there are plently of others but we only recommend tried and tested gateways.
Hoping we all can get through this trying time relatively unscathed.
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This is not my usual type of post but in light of the Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic I was thinking how can I help. But first I want to talk about what you have to do if you have or are facing this unfortunate dilemma of being made redundant.
First and by all means you need to sit your self down and compose yourself and get out a pen and pad. Write down all out outgoings down to the nitty griity and do not leave anything out.
Contact your local authority and sign yourself on for income support and housing benefit, you need to do this in order to survive.
Contact all your creditors and write them a letter asking for extended time to pay your loans, credit cards etc. You can even arrange a payment plan. They will be happy with your honesty and grateful to get the money even if it means it may take a while longer to pay back. Do not ignore this and hope it will sort itself out or go away. By ignoring it you will find extra charges being put on to a debt you are already trying to pay off. It is better to grab the bull by its horns and tell them the truth, they will then cap your debt so no extra charges will be put on providing you keep to your side of the agreement.
Start thinking of what you wish to do next, do you want to work for someone or do you want to be your own boss? If you choose to be self employed you must inform HMRC straight away and see what benefits you are entitled to whilst you get your feet off the ground. There is help out there but you need to do the research. I know that tax credits are going over to Universal Credit so you need to find out what you are entitled to? I know you can claim housing benefit and council tax but again you must inform them you are self employed.
If you chose to be self employed you need the motivation and determination to succeed.Do you research and if you already have a hobby you would like to turn into a business then you are already half way there.
Write a Business Plan. Write down all your outgoings and how much it will cost to run your business then calculate what money you have saved or is coming in.
Secure a website business is not going to happen overnight so you need to start advertising and securing your global positioning immediately.
Accounting or Bookkeeping,
Antique Dealer (Buy antiques online and Sell online),
Artist (Painting, Drawing),
Author, (write fiction or childrens books or write books for other people, you could even be a copywriter),
Baking / Cooking (Make handmade confectionary, bake cakes, cup-cakes and brownies, specialist pies or make homemade jams – you could even make your own beauty products),
Blogger/Vlogger, (You can be an affiliate marketer whilst writing or videoing, tutorials or testing products).
Broker (Domain, Finance or Insurance get a commission for each product you sell),
Buying and Selling (Dropship),
Cleaning (Offices or Windows),
Comedian (Start your own channel and market yourself),
Customer or Tech Support,
Editing or Proofreading (Editing Photos & Videos and reading work for errors),
Freelance Web/Graphic Designer,
Furniture Upcycling (Refurbish Furniture),
Home Staging (For Property Sales),
Make Money with Your Garden (Grow Profitable Plants),
Professional Speaker (Create your own video channel),
Social Media Consultant,
Tutor (Private Lessons Online),
So now that I have covered the majority of things you need to do, we have taken the desicion to help people get back on their feet.
Without a website how can you draw business your way without spending loads of money on expensive adverising?
Therefore we are offering 3 months worth of website hosting, seo and marketing to include an e-commerce store should you wish to do dropshipping. We will help you with business plans and teach you how to dropship.
We will market you free of charge and design a professional responsive website.
We will guide you all the way so that you never have to go through being made redundant again.
Finally should you choose to go down this route, you will be helping to boost the economy. After all without business the economy will just crash….. Be Your Own Boss!
Most of the jobs I have named above need little or no contact with other people physically, most of the businesses I have listed can be run virtually with a payment gateway so that people can just pay you through an app or a website. No need to handle money.
Finally if you need legal representation because your employer has not paid you what you are entitled to or if you are planning to sort out your estate and need a last will and testament then the following solicitor in Cardiff, UK: www.duddenlaw.co.uk is highly recommended. There is nothing morbid about doing a last will and testament even I have one and it is the most responsible thing to do especially in our current climate.
So as I sign off I just wish to say “Stay Safe”, “Stay Positive” and “Stay Home” !
With hand gels, soaps and antibacterial products in such high demand and sometimes out of stock, why not have a website where that has everything in one place dedicated to the Covid-19 Coronavirus. You could stock every cleaning agent on this site so that people do not have to spend hours hunting for products in shops and on the internet, saving the consumer time and leg work.
This website is ideal for someone out of a job and could potentially start their own business. Anyone wanting to help humanity and take this off our hands, so not hesitate to contact us.
ONE.COM on my mind today. To be honest I have never been happy with this company and am slowly moving all my work over to another hosting company, which they are aware of.
The reason for my rant today is that I have decided to stop the hosting on a couple of my domain names but still want to keep the domain names, only to be re-invoiced for the domain names. So what is wrong with that?, well nothing until you have a close inspection of the invoice where they are charging for (DNS Domain Administration). This by default is usually included in the domain renewals and if you look at the top registrars such as Godaddy or 123reg they include this by default and their .CO.UK Domain names are no more that £10 plus vat for renewals and not £23.51
Therefore ONE.COM are scamming people out of £9.60 for (DNS Domain Administration) Fee, which is normally included in any domain renewal as how else can you forward domain names or change DNS records without this system? It is part and parcel of the package and should not be be charged as an extra fee. Obviously the customers they have do not realise they are being charged for something that is already included in a domain renewal by default.
Furthermore in the chat the response from the support team simply said:
(03:07:49) Brian: Sorry if you consider it that way but that’s the only way for you to retain the domain.
I basically said I would post this on every blog and social media platform so that people are aware if you want to buy a domain name go with Godaddy, 123reg, IONOS to name a few and avoid ONE.COM like the plague.