Archive for the ‘Domain Monetization’ Category

Sold a domain to Fox Film for mid four figures

Sold-a-domain-to-Fox-Film-for-mid-four-figuresHello everyone,

I haven’t been posting quite frequently because I don’t get enough time to do. Recently I sold another domain for mid four figures but this time to Fox Film. It was a 3 word .com domain and the inquiry came through DomainNameSales.com broker. I wish I knew the buyer before finalizing the deal or I could have definitely fetched a lot more.

Although I am happy for what this domain sold for so no regrets. Unfortunately I cannot share the domain. Bought for 3 figures so it was quite nice ROI 😉

I avoid dealing through brokers and want to do it all myself. There are two reasons for this. One is to avoid giving commission and the other is to learn myself on how to deal it with all different prospects. One thing I have learned dealing through broker is to ask more price than usually you would ask yourself if dealing directly. This make sense to me because if the buyer feels the price is outrageous he may try to contact you directly in order to keep the hefty commission (10%-20%) away. There is also one disadvantage of asking high price which may make the buyer to head off.

But I will follow what I said above and see the outcome. It will take some months to analyze and see if the results are fruitful or not. I will definitely share with you guys if I will remember or will have a successful sale using my own method.

I haven’t shared the domain so you might not be able to tell if I left some money on table or not but still I wanted to share with you friends 🙂

Until my next post, have fun and stay tuned 🙂

 

PPC revenue for June 2013

PPC-revenue-for-June-2013Hello everyone,

As I made record parking revenue in the month of May 2013 and I though June will somewhat similar in terms of revenue but unfortunately that wasn’t the case. I made almost $100 less compare to previous month. Most of the credit in declining PPC income goes to me because I made some tweaking and put some of my money making and type-in traffic domains with other platform and brought them back to InternetTraffic because they didn’t perform as good as I thought.

Now as I have moved my domains back to InternetTraffic and with the addition of some more domains I feel this month July would be doing well. By the way, I saw some traffic dipping as well as the RPC. I think this is due to people are on vacations which might be one of the reason for low traffic. You must be thinking of why I am talking about low RPC. That’s because when you are on vacation (if you are an advertiser) you must have stopped your advertising campaigns for the time being and will resume after the break. This can cause in low competition which end results in low RPC. Am I correct or am I correct? 😉

How did your domains performed in parking revenue for May 2013? Feel free to shoot any comments, suggestions you have 🙂

New record in parking revenue by reaching nearly US$500 for May 2013

New-record-in-parking-revenue-by-reaching-nearly-US$500-for-May-2013Hi everyone,

May 2013 was an amazing month in terms of parking revenue. I wasn’t expecting much because didn’t made any changes or added lot of domains under my account. Very few domains were added in the whole previous month. I think the CPC was nice and saw a touch better CTR as well. Both the combination made just US$450.

My plan is to reach US$1,000 mark in parking revenue for the month of January 2014. I know it’s long way to go and will definitely be a huge achievement for me. I know there are some big boys making one grand every day from parking but I don’t compare myself to them because the number of domains and quality is the difference.

I am happy with my progress with the goal almost half reached. I don’t want to make one month for 1k and next month dropping back to US$600-800 range. Consistency is the key and my plan to hit the US$1,000 mark is to keep making that amount consistently.

Care to share your parking revenue of this month? Also any feedback on my parking revenue?

Parking revenue at InternetTraffic.com aka DomainNameSales.com for April 2013

Parking revenue at InternetTraffic.com aka DomainNameSales.com for April 2013

Hello everyone,

As I mentioned in previous month’s parking revenue that I am hoping to have a better April in terms of PPC earnings. I was dead right. There was lot of improvement compare to the previous month. Well, I made somewhat near to US$350 but didn’t hit this mark. Also the best day was 30th April where I made US$20 in one complete day for all my domain names.

I added may be 5-10 new domains every month with DomainNameSales.com so the earnings reflect accordingly. Although my intentions are not to buy domains solely for PPC purpose. I am more inclined towards selling my domains to end-users. But until the domain is not sold, it’s been parked with DNS platform and makes additional revenue which is a great thing.

Overall, I would say I am satisfied with how it’s going and hope to have better month next time 😉

Your feedback is welcome 🙂 Also how was your month (April) in terms of PPC revenue?

Best time and days of the week to send an email to end-user

Hello everyone,

I am writing this post because one of my reader Mark who operates SydneyDomainer.com asked me what’s the best time and days of the week to send an email to the end-user. Thanks to Mark for asking such a great question for which I am going to happily answer it.

First of all I am going to tell you that I am from Pakistan and when I send an email to end-users I always keep the timing in my mind because U.S has almost opposite timings than my country. Let’s say right now it’s 9:00 AM here in PAK so in U.S the time will be 9:00 PM.

Best time and days of the week to send an email to end-userSo far I have found the best time to send an email is around 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This time frame is receiving time for end-users.

I will explain why those timings are the best. It’s because when you normally reach office you tend to look for all important emails and try to finish the work on priority basis and you are aware that domain selling related email is not that important for them unless they are already negotiating with you for a domain name. So once they have finished their important task for that day (although it’s not finished completely) they can look some other emails as well. So if you have sent them around 11:00 AM they can take some time to read out easily. Although one can read even at mid night from home but here we are discussing the more chances of an end-user to read your email with more free mind and to increase the chances of getting a response.

I wrote about the ending time up to 4:00 PM because if your email is received at the very last moment (5:00 PM – 6:00 PM) than it’s unlikely to be read because closing time is somewhat as important as the beginning one. They need to wrap up as quickly as possible to get away from work place.

Now we can talk about the best days of the week to send an email. Usually I send from Tuesday to Thursday and leave out Monday and Friday. The reason behind keeping those two days out of the list are the end-users normally have more workload on the very first day of work and want to wrap up many things at the end of the week. The possibility of response rate from end-users might be low compare to sending your sales letter in middle of the week.

In my next post I will try to explain about the sales pitch letter I usually send to an end-user and how you can make it more effective.

Thanks once again Mark for coming and asking to write about this. It would be nice of you and others to comment on this as well. Feel free to share your views 🙂