…to become a domain name investor. “It’s too late! All the good names are taken!” Sadly, because of that single thought, a lot of would be investors are turned off and leave the industry before ever giving it a chance. Others try it, lose money and give up. I’m here to remind you that it’s never too late. It is still very possible to become a profitable domain name investor. As long as you are willing to learn the business first. Many of us started the same way, by hand registering a bunch of pigeon s$#% and trying to pass it off as valuable… only to get a very expensive education topped with a rude awakening. So let me help you a little bit and guide you in a positive direction. I will share a few of the most important reads, videos, and pieces of content that snapped me out of my lottery ticket daydreams and put me on the track to becoming a profitable, full time domain name investor. (This list is in no particular order) 1. DomainSherpa.com - This website is incredible! Michael Cyger is truly an inspiration! He dedicates his time to providing unbiased, authoritative, and insightful information straight from leaders of our industry. The content is impeccable and if you haven't already watched every single video on DS, you are missing out on a whole slew of information! Here are the top 3 videos that helped me: How a Fishmonger Lost $300K Learning the Domain Name Ropes – With Andrew Rosener Patience Is a Virtue That Leads to Millions – with Rick Schwartz 2. RicksBlog.com - This one is a must read. If you haven't studied this man's approach to domain name investing, then you will never truly understand the industry. The man isn't nicknamed The Domain King for no reason. He is the legend. Here are my top 3 posts from his blog: Make a Million Dollars in Domains. 12 EASY steps and 36 Months! REALLY! If you are not Making Money in Domaining YOU are doing Something Wrong. Very Wrong Do you ask the RIGHT questions when buying domains? My top 20 Right Here! 3. DNJournal.com - While the posts on DNJournal are incredibly valuable, I learned the most from another portion of their site. Their Weekly and YTD Sales Charts! If you don't keep up to date with every single domain name sale, how are you planning on building your uncanny valuation instincts? You have to know the state of the market and the up to date performance of every type of domain name in order to become and stay a profitable domain investor! 4. NamePros.com - Want a free education? You are in the right place. There is a massive wealth of knowledge in this community. Have you scoured through the thousands of threads on this forum? Any question you may have can surely be answered on NamePros! There is a reason the tagline "Grow your network - Grow your net worth!" is so popular! Because it's true! You cannot reach your maximum potential without becoming a notable member of your community. NamePros is the biggest domain name forum and there is good reason for it! 5. Books. Here is a list of my top three must reads! They are a blend of metaphysical, factual and down right science! Take it from me, they work! Open your mind, free yourself and learn from these brilliant authors: "The Science of Getting Rich" - Wallace D Wattles. "Zig Ziglar's Secrets of Closing the Sale" - By Zig Ziglar "Little Red Book of Selling: 12.5 Principles of Sales Greatness" - By Jeffrey Gitomer I offer you my advice from my own experience. I don't claim to be an expert or a guru. This is merely a genuine reference to the most important elements of my educational foundation. After I went on my initial hand registering frenzy, I learned very quickly that I had no idea what I was doing. I had to learn as much as I could before ever spending another dollar buying domain names. I put down my wallet and began to dive further into the industry. I learned that domain name investing was not only a science but something like digital surgery... and I cannot perform surgery without the proper education, experience, and tools. Thousands of words, hundreds of videos and a year or so later, I am making a living investing in domain names. If I can do it, then it is truly never too late for anyone! Just remember, we are all equally responsible for creating and increasing the value of our industry. The more educated we all are, the more valuable our industry becomes. The more valuable our industry becomes, the more valuable our domain names will become and the more successful we can all be!