Parking revenue for June 2014 and other updates

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

I am always doing test and trial with my parked domains by changing the categories/sub-categories and see if the revenue increases. Most of the time I face decline which is not an issue because this is how we all learn and gain good/bad experiences. Last month June 2014 was the same case where the revenue dropped compare to the month of May 2014. Below is some of the parking stats which might be helpful to you in some way…

Total visitors – 95,000+

Total clicks – 4,900+

Total parked domains – 675

Total revenue – $630

Top niche which made the most – Games

$$ made on a single day – $65

RPM – $6


If you have checked the May 2014 revenue than you must have noticed that even after adding around 25 domains the revenue still dropped. As you know my goal is to reach $1,000 in parking revenue and that time I must be having 1,000 domains under my belt which means I am aiming to make $1 per domain every month on an average.

So looking at the above figures, I am behind my target and needs to keep the number of domains and revenue to be the same. Won’t mind if the revenue increases against the number of domains in my portfolio 😉

On the other side, I have been parking max 5 domain with Bodis and received an announcement from them which I thought to share with you.

“We are excited to announce that, starting this July, we will be processing our users’ payments even faster than before. As you know, we are constantly trying to improve our platform and our service. Therefore, we have decided to spend additional resources to process user payouts on our new NET 7 payment terms. That means that you will be paid out even faster from now on – in just one week after the end of a month.

We hope you are as excited about this as we are. If you have any questions regarding this change, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Bodis Support at support@bodis.com.

Sincerely,

The Bodis Team”

I think it’s good news for domainers who are using Bodis as their primary parking platform. Nothing big for me as I have parked very few domains with Bodis because they are banned by Google and DomainNameSales.com doesn’t pay that well for those names. Although they promised to make changes in future but I haven’t tried to park those domains at DNS recently. If any of you have parked Google banned domains with DNS and seen spike in revenue just let us know.

That’s it for now. Feel free to post a comment or suggestion if you have any. I will happily take it 🙂

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22 Responses to “Parking revenue for June 2014 and other updates”

  1. NamingZone says:

    Thanks again for sharing insight about parking revenue.

    Yeah nice to see Bodis is going Nett 7 Days, which shows there seriousness to stay competitive in parking business

    You can add which niche generally get good CPC and which niche generally gets good CTR.

    All the Best for Coming Month, to surpass target of 1,000 US $

    Founder
    NamingZone
    http://www.NamingZone.com

  2. AbdulBasit says:

    Thanks Zaki for commenting. Appreciate that 🙂

    Yes, that’s good sign from Bodis which will keep the parking industry more competitive and interesting.

    I will make sure to add CPC/CTR as well in my next monthly revenue update.

    By the way, I was surprised to see game related niche making the most for the past month because that’s a niche which normally pays very low.

  3. AbdulBasit,
    First of all, congrats for your nice results! 🙂
    Just a few things on your stats: IMHO click-through (approx 5%) and RPM (6$) are quite low, I guess it depends on the relevancy of your links vs your domain keyword and on the “sector mix” of your domains.
    But you’ve got some nice traffic, 95k uniques for 675 domains 🙂
    Just my 2 cents though 😉

  4. Paul H says:

    Thanks for sharing AbdulBasit.
    I see that from May there was a very big drop in the number of visitors, from 110k to 95k.
    Do previous year stats show a similar visitor drop off from May i.e. is this just a seasonal drop-off which picks up again after the summer months?

    • AbdulBasit says:

      Yeah, that’s right. I think that’s because of a couple of names in my portfolio which generates big chunk of traffic and I can see the ups and down for those names on daily basis. For example, if both domains receive 1.2k traffic today is getting 400 visitors the next day. Also I re-checked and found those names were the culprit in bringing down the traffic but they don’t make much revenue compare to others 😀

      As I am adding several domains each month which eventually is making the overall traffic increasing slowly.

  5. Tauseef says:

    My maths is telling that you’re not paying anything for renewals. That’s Great!

    • AbdulBasit says:

      Your calculation is right 😉
      When there is no worry of paying renewal fee, I think waiting game is the best way to go.

      But there are bigger expenses every month for buying new domains which costs a lot but later altogether they pay their renewals.

  6. Tauseef says:

    I think it works if we buy names from the funds acquired through selling names and renewing names from the funds of parking revenue.

    • AbdulBasit says:

      But for that initial amount for investment is required which every domainer has to bring in. With lot of growing competition all the time, one has to bring few grands to start off domain business decently.

  7. Tauseef says:

    You’re right, most of the newbies think they can start Domaining with few 100’s and not grands. And in the process end up accumulating domains that doesn’t sell. Few grands is important to pick domains from aftermarket.
    What decent figure would you like to put as a guide to an initial investment in domaining? Also, about competition, I think the new gTLDs have also bought new Domainers into the picture.

    P.S: If I’m going off the topic you can start a fresh post and we may continue this discussion.

    • AbdulBasit says:

      Nothing off topic since it’s all about domains 🙂

      I think to start off one must have at least 5k and start looking to buy names in the range of $200-$500 each.

      Yes, new gTLDs has brought more money in this business which is good sign for the existing extensions as they will get more stronger IMO.

  8. Tauseef says:

    That is a very valuable piece of info. Lets say at 5k split between 200s and 500s domains each one may have 12-15 domains in his/her portfolio. Then, what one should do next and how long it will take to recover and make profit from this investment.

    • AbdulBasit says:

      Nice questions and I think it’s better to make an article on it and soon you will see on my blog with some more detail.

      Thanks bro 🙂

  9. dheeru says:

    Hi Abdul,
    If you can give us breakup of top 5 niche for you, that will help us to understand.

    BTW, which is your primary parking platform?

  10. AbdulBasit says:

    Hi Dheeru,

    I will make sure to add top 5 niches making the most every month.
    99% of my parked domains are with DomainNameSales.com aka InternetTraffic.com

  11. dheeru says:

    Thanks for your quick response Abdul. Would like to ask one different question. I am new to Domain Investing business. I would like to know about the size of portfolio one needs to have to be considered by Domainnamesales.com?

    I tried to register with them, but they rejected me saying my portfolio is small. BTW i have around 50 domain names.

    Your response would be highly appreciated.

    • AbdulBasit says:

      IMO, to get positive response from them, I would suggest to submit few hundred domains (200 or more) and make sure those are high quality domains.

  12. mithun says:

    hi

    Abdul, thanks for postingthese updates

    but can u share some tips on getting domain names with trffic, so we could put them in domain parking

    if you are too generous 🙂

    • AbdulBasit says:

      Hey Mithun!

      I don’t buy names with keeping just traffic in mind but always focus is to buy names where I can see some potential endusers. My target is to sell names and in between whatever they generate from parking is bonus for me 🙂

  13. Lisa says:

    Just wondering, which company is for you guys the best? Which gives the best parkingrevenue? Bodis? Smartname? Sedo? Best regards Lisa

  14. AbdulBasit says:

    I used Bodis, Sedo and many others too but the worst was Sedo. Never used Smartname. However, if your domains are not approved at DomainNameSales.com, than I would suggest you give try at Bodis and Voodoo which are so far going good. But I would keep DomainNameSales.com on being the best parking platform.

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