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Ali Zandi entered the domain name industry as an investor in mid-2014. He started by purchasing 10 domain names and sold every single one within 30 days on Flippa.
He did such a good job, he moved from selling about $2,000 to $12,000 in a period of three months, was upgraded from “New” to “Super Seller” on Flippa, and was offered a newly created senior broker position at Flippa. (His sales are now $402,000 in the first 7 months.)
In this interview, Ali Zandi talks about who buys what types of domain names on Flippa, and walks us through his exact process for listing domain names for sale on Flippa.
February 16, 2015
In the DomainSherpa series Profitable Flips, skilled domain name investors share all the details of how they bought low and sold high turning a profit of at least five figures.
This is the story of ITMagazine.com and how in 27 days Shane Bellone turned a $120 purchase into a $10,000 sale.
February 2, 2015
In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• Will Rick Schwartz be roasted at the upcoming TRAFFIC conference?
• Results of two new gTLD search engine studies (SEO & SEM) – the results are in!
• What’s more valuable: word.newTLD or word-newTLD.com?
• Does anyone care about any of the 16 new TLDs coming out this week?
• Why at least one Sherpa thinks the new TLDs are suffocating their own business models
• Flippa sells 333 domains sold for $8880 ($26.6 per domain) – smart sale or buy?
• Moniker is grabbing high-value domains at expiration
• And much more!
September 18, 2014
Flippa.com, the largest website marketplace in the world, is offering domain name owners a unique opportunity to sell domain names.
Dave Slutzkin, the CEO of Flippa, helps listeners understand how domain name owners can benefit from selling domain names on Flippa and what advantages it provides.
January 7, 2013
Forget building affiliate sites. Build a drop ship website on your premium, generic-keyword domain name and rank at the top of search engines in an uber-targeted niche.
That’s exactly what Wayfair.com did starting in 2002 (under the CSN Stores brand), building out more than 200 niche websites like HotPlates.com and EveryGrandfatherClock.com. Today, Wayfair.com sells more than 4.5 million products and rakes in more than $500 million in sales revenue each year.
July 9, 2012
Whether you are buying a domain name that is $20,000 or $200, using an escrow service to eliminate the risk of fraud and guarantee that you receive the domain name can be money well spent. An escrow account also can be used to spread payments over time – such as with the recent $4.2 million purchase of Marijuana.com, currently being transacted through 69 payments of about $61,000 each at Escrow.com.
These topics and more are discussed with Brandon Abbey, president of Escrow.com. Learn what domain names Abbey owns, and what car he purchased through an escrow account at Escrow.com.
February 6, 2012
While in college, Thomas Smale was looking for a way to earn extra cash. When he stumbled upon the concept of buying websites that needed work and reselling them for a profit, he realized he had found his niche. His first website flip returned $500 on an investment of $100; now Smale is co-owner of a business that brokers and flips websites, grossing $1 million in annual revenue.
In this show, Smale shares his insider tips for flipping websites – from finding undervalued assets, to improving them, to determining valuation, to ultimately selling them to another person.
October 18, 2011
Jason Davis’ wife called him crazy when he bought Recruiting.com for $75,000 in 2002. But four years later Davis sold it to Jobster for a six-figure price. He realizes that his end users – the people who buy his job- and recruiting-related domain names – don’t wake up in the morning thinking about spending five figures on a domain name that day. He knows he must give them a reason to do so – and he does that by framing the price of the domain in terms the buyer best relates to.
In this show, Davis describes how concentrating his efforts on a single domain name niche helps him make stronger industry connections, earn more in sales and find more entrepreneurial opportunities in his area of expertise.
September 20, 2011
It’s easy to see how a domainer who early on registered short, generic domain names could be sitting on a business making millions per year. It’s also easy to see how someone could make millions with domain names purchased after the dot-com crash of 2000. But how does someone build a multi-million dollar domaining business today? Justin Godfrey knows how.
April 5, 2011