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poll Did you do any course when you started domaining?

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Did you do any course when you started domaining?

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  • Yes, DNAcademy

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    3.1%
  • Yes, other courses. Pls comment

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    9.4%
  • No course but I found a mentor

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    0.0%
  • No, I learned by myself

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    87.5%
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How did your domaining journey start? Did you take a course or followed a specific set of people or joined interaction groups or something else?
 
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jhm

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I wouldn't knock someone taking a course, but I really don't think its necessary. Bit like taking a course in crypto. If you're willing to read about what a blockchain is, how certain crypto's works, whitepapers, watch videos / interviews, keeping in tune with what's happening, engaging in a forum, network with the right people...if you have a genuine interest in this stuff you'll pay attention and soak it in

Maybe just me, but I find a course to be a bit of a dreary process, unless you of course benefit from a course, then hey...absolutely fine (down to the individual). Plenty out there to learn on your own, that's my only point. IMO
 
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iTesla

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I choose that I learn by myself, but behind this statement is the fact that we learn from each other and from personal experience, it's a combination of both.
Some people do need dedicated teaching.
 

nononsense123

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Namepros has been the greatest teacher.. organically teaching me as I went on.. introducing one tool at a time
 
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I wouldn't knock someone taking a course, but I really don't think its necessary. Bit like taking a course in crypto. If you're willing to read about what a blockchain is, how certain crypto's works, whitepapers, watch videos / interviews, keeping in tune with what's happening, engaging in a forum, network with the right people...if you have a genuine interest in this stuff you'll pay attention and soak it in

Maybe just me, but I find a course to be a bit of a dreary process, unless you of course benefit from a course, then hey...absolutely fine (down to the individual). Plenty out there to learn on your own, that's my only point. IMO
I agree with you but sometimes, a course may provide direction in terms of what to learn and shorten the learning curve. That's where I feel it sometimes come handy.

Namepros has been the greatest teacher.. organically teaching me as I went on.. introducing one tool at a time
I agree. Can't deny that. But do you think if there were resources on what to read on NamePros or elsewhere, your learning curve could have been small?
 

LoveCatchyDomains

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Decades ago, in the Greater Boston area, there was an internet access company called TIAC. They provided free, in-person classes for their users. It was absolutely fascinating, learning about domains and the internet. That's what got me interested in domain names!
As mentioned in a past post, I was interested in avoiding the expansion of female doctor names being used to direct to porn sites. I was able to buy up ones that weren't already purchased, and did manage to get a drop of one that had led to a sex site (DoctorLinda.com!). Instead of selling them, I delighted in finding some doctors that had legitimate, PG-related intentions for uses!
Finally, many years later, it was after finding the NamePros, I finally started at least taking the buying/selling aspect more seriously. NamePros has been an ongoing online course. The "NamePros Course" is extremely useful and often very entertaining as well!
 
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Baptism through fire, dive in, you will have no choice but to figure it out.
 

AEProgram

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The world is in a course pandemic. A lot of people that have great potential are living in an endless loop of taking courses. It makes you feel like you are doing something but you are doing nothing.

If someone is on NP they probably took no course because the course crowd rarely ends up doing anything, they are busy taking the next course. Plus, if the course didn't show them step by step how to join NP, they might not have the confidence to try doing it themselves.

The same applies to people involved in stock trading. You will not meet any successful traders that had their start by taking a course.

If you are reading this and you are trapped in the course loop hell, please stop all courses and start doing. You will fail and make mistakes but you will get up, be stronger, wiser, and reach your goals a lot faster.
 
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The world is in a course pandemic. A lot of people that have great potential are living in an endless loop of taking courses. It makes you feel like you are doing something but you are doing nothing.

If someone is on NP they probably took no course because the course crowd rarely ends up doing anything, they are busy taking the next course. Plus, if the course didn't show them step by step how to join NP, they might not have the confidence to try doing it themselves.

The same applies to people involved in stock trading. You will not meet any successful traders that had their start by taking a course.

If you are reading this and you are trapped in the course loop hell, please stop all courses and start doing. You will fail and make mistakes but you will get up, be stronger, wiser, and reach your goals a lot faster.
That is a very fair point! I understand and see the importance of taking action vs taking a course.
Having said that, sometimes a course makes you see the bigger picture.
 
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I would suggest a sales role of any kind for experience. Eg no leads have to find own in any industry. Thrown in deep end and told fired on friday you got 5 days to do something. Those sorts of things are a wake up. Eg Car sales course bring 10 phone numbers can ask them to phone a friend etc but or give you another number and make a sale to pass. Was / is part of Tom Stuker sales recruitment. Even without a test drive. Pending etc they buy you pass. Selling domains is only a search for end user but really want them to find you and be a first choice. I just wish i had a lot more first choices.
 
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Skipperscrown

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Sadly I did pay to be taught about domaining, as well as, paying for mentorship, which is basically paying to receive two "well researched and viable names" with great chances of selling. Well, I guess I paid because I thought the niche is a "get-rich quick" scheme and the odds were predictable and certain.

Anyways, I'm glad I did. I learnt a good deal from that course but I'm yet to sell the names I "purchased". However, I'm glad I have this experience. It all part of the journey and I'm excited to see what the future has in store.

HAPPY DOMAINING!
 

HotKey

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I was looking for 2 char ccTLD domain as a forwarder for a personal site I created.. and then, things just went kinda nutty after that. I realized I cared less about my site and more about the potential in naming, particularly dot-coms, and then new gTLDs. About five years later I discovered Namepros.

Of course, many lessons learned over the years. For me in particular, limiting my holdings for better management and the realization that I prefer long term quality holds, along with seeing end users using memorable terms.

If you have a knack for naming, chances are someone down the road will see what you saw in your investment and you will be properly compensated for it. That's my experience anyways, 11 years in.

Another lesson, sleep on a buy. It'll be there tomorrow.

^ But I am not a day to day grinder, horrible advice for that. Particularly trend niches and desirable expiring terms in dot-com. It really depends how you want to fill your portfolio, and potential for sale vs keeping up renewals. Accumulative overhead based on hasty decisions can quickly have a negative impact on perceived success.

Find what you're comfortable with and what works for you to attract your buyers, but don't be nervous about exploring opportunities that aren't immediately obvious. I think taking risks in domain investing is okay if it's within your means, while keeping a proven, reliable base to counter them.

The best domaining course, is one you've lived IMO.
 
The course of life experience. I learn from people's bad investments. Stadia, Libra, xyz, .horse... The usual obvious stuff.
 
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Omar Negron

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You can get a lot of free information here on this forum or on places like YouTube. One of the only courses I ever bought was on this forum that was specifically geared towards outbound marketing geo domain names.

Sometimes it's good to buy courses if you know exactly what you want to learn, as long as they are reasonably priced. Most of the time though, the information is already out there for free.

-Omar
 

DN Fuel

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Hello,

I've never found a complete course that covers everything in domain investing. However, plenty of high quality content and videos are available on the web especially podcasts, domain discussion and valuation shows.

It's really helpful to understand how others are thinking about any kind of domain name. For me, that was the hardest part and you'll continue to learn something new everyday in this industry.

Basics and some technical points can be covered easily, the valuation part and how to price your domains will be the real journey.

You will buy bad domain names in the beginning, that's almost guaranteed, but you will see the difference as long as you continue reading and learning from others, and when you review your first 10-20 domains, I can promise that you will smile!

Wish you all the best!
 
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DomainSherpa on Youtube (free) and DN Academy courses helped me tremendously. Highly recommended
 
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