Marc Ostrofsky is likely best known as the domain name investor who bought Business.com for $150,000 and sold it for $7.5 million a mere four years later, earning him an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records. But he’s also founded five magazines, 12 trade shows and seven companies, selling businesses cumulatively worth over $100 million.
Despite the title, “Get Rich Click!: The Ultimate Guide to Making Money on the Internet,” this is no get rich quick scheme. Instead, this book arguably contains the most comprehensive and diverse information source available for making money on the Internet, and it’s written by one of the world’s most successful Internet entrepreneurs.
I spent about an hour asking Marc Ostrofsky to dissect the strategies and tactics in his book and tell you exactly how you can make money on the Internet. And Marc is a fantastic storyteller who illustrated his points with examples that you will remember long after this interview is over. Watch this video now. Trust me.
April 26, 2011
What can a teenager teach you about domaining? In this case, a heck of a lot — don’t equate a low age with with a lack of experience.
Instead of buying and flipping domains, or buying and doing nothing with domain names, you can build significant value into your domain name portfolio by developing the domain names into mini-sites. Brian Diener has not only done it, but he’s done it successfully for himself and his clients.
In his relatively short domaining career, Brian has accomplished a number of great feats. He has developed a successful mini-site model for his business. He has had a $1,000 day through affiliate marketing. And he not only continued to study in school while domaining but was accepted into Emory University this coming fall.
March 15, 2011
Bryan Marble is the founder of GroupTrip, a social web service that helps plan travel logistics with friends. His tech startup doesn’t have a lot of money to spend on branding, a domain name or marketing — they’re still in beta testing. But on the encouragement of a well-known talk-Internet host, he evaluated the use of a new top level domain for his website: .CO. This is the story of how split testing (also known as A/B testing) and data helped Mr. Marble decide whether to select the best .COM domain name he could afford or a better name but with a .CO extension.
January 19, 2011