It makes me feel really good sharing this with you because having an online identity gives you lot of confidence as well as the other person who is dealing with you no matter you are buying/selling domain names or working in different niche. As we are normally talking about domains and this is related to the same subject so let’s keep the focus on it only.
Recently I mentioned the sale of a domain whose initial inquiry was received in spam box but eventually we made a successful sale. However, the most important thing in this deal was the buyer trusted me and made direct wire transfer instead of using any escrow service. The buyer actually made the payment very quickly and waited for almost 5 business days because there was some issue coming at my bank but he never asked whether I received the payment or what’s going on. Once the money was in my bank I simply pushed the domain immediately because the transfer detail was given to me once he initiated the payment from his end. I am sure that only happened because of having an online presence and your website shows you are serious in whatever business you are doing and won’t run away with someone’s money.
Although it wasn’t a big sale but I really liked it for the reason I mentioned above.
I would suggest everyone to have their website no matter whether it’s business or personal but one must have it. I am lucky to have a .com domain of my own name. Since it’s difficult these days to get your name in .com you could add first and last name or make up some catchy brandable name related to your business.
It will take some time for people to know you first. The visitors to your site will judge and start trusting you which depends on many factors.
Had any experience like this before? Feel free to share and let others know 🙂