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Domaining Success!

Discussion in 'Resources & Success Stories' started by neddy, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. neddy

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    This morning I read Rick Schwartz's latest blog entry. I thought it was fantastic and wanted to share.

    He has been around domains since 1996 (USA), and has made a fortune.

    He has friends and enemies alike, and sometimes it seems as if he just likes being controversial!

    But this post talks about creating a Revenue Engine from your domains - but importantly doing it one day at a time. Little steps to great success.

    http://www.ricksblog.com/my_weblog/2011/04/in-1996-what-did-i-set-out-to-create.html

    Cheers, Ned
     
  2. zhenjie

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    Good read. inspirational what he has done for himself since the early 90s.
     
  3. DomainNames

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    Nice sales he has under his belt

    My Notable Domain Sales
    RoomDividers.com $75,000
    OnlineCasinos.com (Undisclosed)
    ChinaTours.com $200,000
    TokyoHotels.com $200k++
    PartnerCash.com $110,000
    SydneyHotels.com $100,000
    eScore.com $100,000
    273.com $50,000
    PunchBowl.com to MyPunchbowl.com
    RockStars.com $180,000
    236.com to IAC (Undisclosed)
    Candy.com $3M+Equity
    Men.com $1.3M
    iReport.com to CNN for $750K
     
  4. Oz.

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    Met Rick a few times. He is the reason I got in to domaining back in 2001 AND stayed, and not bombed out like many "newbies" with a fat credit card bill on useless domain registrations.

    I found his then public forum (in its first year or so), and have been a member ever since, through all its phases - and there have been many phases of his forum.
    Now his forum is pretty much dead, and most people from there (who lasted all the culls and Nexts - his version of Trump's "Your Fired") have moved to DBR.

    Certainly an inspirational, yet controversial guy. Love him or hate him, I can't/won't ever say anything bad about him (unlike some others). If it wasn't for him, his teachings and advice, I wouldn't be a self employed domain-developer like I am now :)
     
  5. coreyg

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    can anyone explain what a Revenue engine is?

    Cheers
    Corey
     
  6. Ash

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    Jaw has officially dropped.
     
  7. Oz.

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    Something that allows you to earn money, while you lie down by pool - and not do conventional work - just have a cocktail in 1 hand and a hot bird (if ur a single male) by your side while the $$ come in :)

    Most commonly achieved with type-in domains plugged in to lead gen or an affiliate program of some sorts (adult?).

    I remember the days when I used to earn most of my money while I slept (as it was coming from the US). Kind of made me want to stay in bed. haha
     
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