How To Make Money Trading Domains

Domain trading is the buying and selling of domain names and it is a business that has been on for many years. It promises a high yield on investment but can be very risky. You can turn $25 into $450 or more within a short time and you may buy a domain name without ever selling. It is an interesting terrain to navigate. If you want make money with this business, you need to get as much information as possible so that you will be able to succeed.

One of the benefits of this business is that you only need to register or buy a domain name and not necessarily developing it or pulling traffic to it. You don’t even need to put any content. Just own the domain – that’s all. You may be wondering where and how to buy domains. You have two options to choose from and you can use both. The first option is to register through registrars and this is referred to as the primary market. Top registrars include GoDaddy, NameCheap, iPage, 1and1, Dynadot and so on. The price for registration varies from one registrar to another and there may be additional products added by each registrar.

The second option is to buy an already registered name and this is referred to as the secondary market. Examples of secondary markets are Sedo, GoDaddy, Flippa, Afternic, just to mention a few. Pricing at the secondary market is a bit on the high side and this is determined by so many factors like the age, category, number or words, valuation of the names and so many other factors. However, it is important for you to note that a domain is renewable every year and you have to factor this into your plan when making purchase and sale decisions.

Furthermore, choosing the right domain name is very crucial to your success in this business. You don’t just go ahead to buy a name you can think of. It doesn’t work like that. It’s not gambling and you need to be able to identify marketable names. You can visit news sites like TheDomains, Domaining, DomainInvesting and so on, to know the latest trend in the market. It is not easy to predict a name that will sell but if you get familiar with information about the industry, you will be better positioned to make the right decision. Typically, the best names are short, easy to remember, easy to spell, easy to pronounce and so on.

Productive Domain Names – 5 Steps for Make Money With Domain Names

Productive domain names are crucial if you want to make a real success of your online business enterprise. When it comes to productive domain names, there are 5 steps that you can take to make more money with domain names. By following these suggestions, you will be on your way towards a more profitable online business enterprise not only today but into the future as well.

1. The most productive domain names are those domain names that include key search terms that are associated with your business enterprise. Search engines assign “more points” (as a manner of speaking) to those websites that have productive domain names that contain relevant keywords. Therefore, when you select a domain name, you should pay attention to SEO and related issues in regard to the domain name.

2. It is also important for a productive domain name to be interesting and appealing. Consumers actually do respond to domain names on many levels. They are more apt to visit a website that has an appealing domain name than one that has a less attractive moniker.

3. Once you come up with an ideal domain name, waste no time in reserving that domain name. There are innumerable instances when someone else will snatch up a domain name merely to drive up the cost of such a domain name and make it more expensive for you to purchase the domain name.

4. When considering productive domain names, you might want to consider multiple domain names for your business enterprise. This will allow multiple avenues of access to your website operation.

5. Finally, keep in mind that there are experts who specialize in assisting people in developing meaningful, productive domain names for websites. You might be well served engaging the services of such a professional.

How To Make Great Money Part Time Buying And Selling Domain Names – Part One

This truly is the business to get into in 2005. It’s a red hot opportunity that savvy investors can make a killing on when you know how. And this article will walk you step-by-step through the money-making process.

Don’t be put off by the term “investors”. I’m not talking big money down here. As long as you’ve got a spare £5 a week then great money can be made for only half an hour of your time. Like the sound of that? Thought so.

There’s a few ways you can make money buying domain names and selling them on for profit. And I mean PROFIT. You’ll see why people will be scratching at your door to buy off you in just a moment.

Let’s start with the basics.

All domain names are only registered for a limited amount of time.Registrars can choose to use the name for a period of between 1-10 years. After this the rights to these domain names expire and the user has to renew the name again. If they don’t do this it will be placed on hold for a short time and then deleted. This means it is then available for anyone who wants to buy it!

This Is Where You Can Cash In!

20,000 expired domain names are made available each and every day. Some of them are very attractive and well-established names.

Example. Last year the owners of Race.com carelessly didn’t renew their registration fee. It was grabbed (the term used to describe purchasing an expired name) by a savvy ‘investor’ for a few pounds and sold for thousands and thousands back to the old owner.

The owner was willing to pay huge sums for to the investor because he had built up qualified traffic over X amount of years and didn’t want to lose all the previous custom.

Now I admit that making a sale for thousands is rare, but is certainly possible.

The likeliness is that you can buy a domain name and register it for £5-£50 and then sell it on for anything from £150 – £1000. Do this with five domain names a week, and your looking at a big sum of money for only a couple of hours work.

It’s not just businesses that have carelessly let their domain name that will buy off you. It’s other businesses too that will buy the name to get the old owners’ traffic. It’s a legitimate way of increasing your customer base.

And if the old owner and a new potential owner get into a bidding war…well..the sky really is the limit.

So there’s two main reasons why people will be willing to pay YOU a couple of hundred pounds for a domain name.

a) They carelessly let the domain name expire. That means that they will pay you to get the name back to ensure that they don’t lose their existing traffic that they may have built up over years and years.

B) They are a business in the same field as the one that has let the name expire and therfore will pay you to secure the exisitng custom of a rival.

Here’s step-by-step how you go about this fantastically profitable part time business.

There are several sources of expired domain name information and reserach tools, some free and some that require a payment of a fee.

http://www.wehavethem.com supplies lists of names due to be deleted. http://Www.DeletedDomains.com allows you to do some searching free and more extensive searching for a $99 annual fee.You can search for names that are due to be deleted and also allows you to bid on newly deleted names that have already been grabbed by other ‘investors’.

What you are looking for is an expired domain name with traffic in the last month of anything over 1500. Ensure that the site is an actual consumer site. There’s no point buying a domain name if the previous site wasn’t selling any goods.

If you see a site that had tens of thousands of visitors in the last month GET IT. The likeliness is that the previous owners will be itching to get their name back off of you due to its obvious success.

Also if you see a name with a large qualified traffic thats due to expire and has a high traffic volume use an automated grabbing system such as http://www.snapnames.com and http://www.pool.com. These will ensure the second they become available you will have registered them. The cost is about $60 but only if they get the names for you. Definately worth it in my eyes.

Remember you could easily sell the name for hundreds, maybe thousands.

In part 2 we’ll take a look at how you go about selling the names once you have acquired them. But in the mean time here’s a few domain names which were up for sale at the time of writing this article. Now obviously not all names sell for this much, but it’s a very real possibility that you could stumble across a gem in your business.

my.com $750,000

lovelife.com $350,000

fights.net $16,000

diet.us $35,000

askdoctors.com $7,500

dietary.info $6,000

lovemaking.info $10,000

textmeassage.net $17,000

ejobmarket.com $1,800

smokers.tv $5,000

teens.org $22,000

raregifts,com $20,000

The profits in this business are like no other. Now it’s your turn to get your hands on your share in the billion dollar industry of buying and selling domain names.

Until next time…

Jonathan Street