Dec 29 2007

Blogging is Domainers New Pastime

Thats right Blogging is one of the new favorite tools of many of the top domainers!

I decided to take Matthews previous post on Domaining being the new pastime for blogging by completely throwing things into reverse!

I started out in online business buying and selling domains, which I guess would make me a “domainer”. Luckily I started out when I was very young which also meant the internet was fairly young. And this meant there was plenty of awesome domains still available to register. But it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I really started to get into blogging!

But why the hell would I want to get into blogging? Well quite simply, I saw huge income potential in developing and then selling blogs. And im happy to report that I have been selling many predeveloped blogs for around the past 6 months.

But the question still remains, why would a domainer want to get into blogs? See domainers make money from either selling domains or putting up parking pages where you earn on type in traffic. Just take a look at WeddingShoes.com (owned by a prominent domainer) which is a great example of a parking page. A page like this makes a lot each month (im talking thousands) so why on earth would a domainer put a blog on such a great domain?

But what about those not so great domains like doshpro.com or bloglover.info. These domains aren’t anything special and wouldn’t sell for anything much above the registration price and will receive no type in traffic. Therefore, these domain would make perfect candidates for a blog. And with just a couple of hours work these domain could sell for hundreds!

And this is the exact technique many domainers are using to monetize the myriad of worthless domains in ones portfolio.

So if you have any domains just sitting around gathering dust, chuck a blog up, post some content and in a couple of months you will have a fairly valuable asset.

You can find me and my blog at Marketvice.com a blog all about marketing, blogging and of course domaining. I hope to see you there.

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  1. Mark said:

    “And with just a couple of hours work these domain could sell for hundreds!”

    Anthony, could you please elaborate on the comment above?

    December 29th, 2007 at 8:52 pm
  2. Matthew Henrickson said:

    Mark, just guessing, but by working on them just a little and waiting for the PR update, they are worth like 10x more than without one.

    So websites with traffic and backlinks, and pr are definitely going to be worth more.

    December 29th, 2007 at 9:00 pm
  3. Anthony said:

    By couple of hours work I mean installing the blog, adding original content and then placing a hell of a lot of backlinks.

    You will then have to wait a couple of months for the PR, Alexa etc to increase.

    December 29th, 2007 at 9:02 pm
  4. Matthew Henrickson said:

    which equals… casshhh lol

    if that doesnt work you earn money in the process..

    adsense etc

    December 29th, 2007 at 9:22 pm
  5. Mark said:

    Thanks to you both.

    Anthony, your original comment sounded as though it took only a couple of hours to flip the blog for hundreds. The “months” part is a critical component.

    Can you recommend where to get these backlinks? I mean other than doing link exchanges with other bloggers (although that is important and should not be overlooked). I know of the directories we can submit our blogs to, but some of them are misleading leaving bloggers to think that they’re going to get a backlink, instead they’re nofollow.

    December 29th, 2007 at 9:23 pm
  6. Anthony said:

    “months” is fairly critical. But then again I have bought a PR domain and flipped it with a couple of hours.

    In terms of backlinks I use a whole host of sites. I have over 1000 domains which makes getting backlinks easy. But if you don’t have a huge portfolio then directories are probably your best bet.

    I really don’t have the space here to go into more details but I promise to do a follow up with more precise info either on this blog or on my own at Marketvice.com

    December 29th, 2007 at 9:27 pm

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