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Do any of you make regular outbound sales and is it worth it?

Labeled as question in Domain Selling and Domain Sales started by peace800, May 20, 2018.

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  1. peace800

    peace800 Established Member

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    Just wondering if any of you successful outbounders vouch for outbound selling and whether you've had success in the 4 to 5 figures occasionally?
     
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  2. karmaco

    karmaco Top Member VIP

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    I don’t do outbound. I tried the first year and got nowhere. The closest thing for me are fellow domainers I have friendships with who are always looking for domains. There are people who make a great go of it here sure to reply. I would wager the high figure sales on an outbound are infrequent unless we are talking about super premium dictionary or other high value names.
     
  3. DefinitelyDomains

    DefinitelyDomains DefinitelyDomains.com VIP

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    Yes, I do outbound but only on the odd occassion. Roughly 5 emails per week. No large sales, but recently sold a UK fitness related name for low £££. I only email specific niche areas, and direct contacts and never outbound to generic [email protected], [email protected] addresses - it's a waste of time.

    Do the research, and make every email count.
     
  4. alcy

    alcy Top Member VIP

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    it'll depend on many things
    including your skill
    time devoted
    and probably most importantly, the domain types you own

    I know for fact there are people on np who say you aren't even a domainer or domaining properly unless you do outbound.

    then others (imo the great majority here) who will say they never do it...

    so... all extremes are covered.
     
  5. rohitgoyal

    rohitgoyal Upgraded Member Gold Account VIP

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    Yes i have a team which does outbound on daily basis... Lots of xxx sales and yes couple of xxxx sales as well. Though havent had xxxxx sale yet via outbound
     
  6. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Per my experience, email outbound - waste of time.
    I invest my time in other tasks...
     
  7. Cebe

    Cebe Established Member

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    Like me. I until now never sold domain via outbond, but i can learn from their respond.
     
  8. bashariqbal

    bashariqbal Established Member

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    Outbound is generally less of a hit and more of a miss case. It mostly depends on the name and its niche. If you have decent names in the right niche you might get sales. I have few successes this year.
     
  9. DeliDomains

    DeliDomains Oswin

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    Sold one recently high XXXX outbound. took about 8 months thou.
     
  10. DefinitelyDomains

    DefinitelyDomains DefinitelyDomains.com VIP

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    Yep, they can have a habit of dragging on!
     
  11. Dave

    Dave Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Ask Federer (Luc) about this, he is pretty much the king of hand regging.
     
  12. MR Harrist

    MR Harrist Established Member

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    I already try outbound, and most of reply that I get from potential buyer are low ball :xf.laugh: but I do understand from their POV that tell u to spend xx.xxx for domain name are the last thing they will do! :xf.grin:
    though someone outhere can spend xxxxxxx if they really want to! the different between outbound and inbound is, outbound mean they don't need your domain, but you tell them to spend xxx.xxx , well of course the answer is obviously NO!:xf.grin:
    but if our domain related with their Industry! I am sure they don't mind to spend 10% to 20% from average(most ppl) incomes/salary! something like $100-200!

    personally if someone send me email and they want to sell seodotcom to be honest, I don't mind to spend $100 or to $200, :xf.grin: but if you think $100 or $200 are lowball, then I am sorry, I don't need SEOdotcom:ROFL:(see)

    but just like I said, if I need the domain name and want to build new biz, and I already accept funding from my investor! probably I don't mind to spend $xxxxxxxxxxxx. the reason simply because, $xxxxxxx is not a big deal! and unfortunately most biz owner can't afford to wasting a times just to buy a domain names! I mean, does $xxxx are big deal ? :xf.grin: if they think xxxx are big deal, well I am sure, they will not start a new biz! :ROFL:

    so the question is, why someone willing to do outbound meanwhile what they get only lowball offer ?
    well it depend on situation or personal experiences! but I do believe if we Bugging someone especially for rich ppl, there are a times when they need us! so when it happen you can negotiate more further! though, most rich people, as far as I know(maybe different with u) all of them are cheapskate! but it would be different if you a HOT girls!:xf.laugh: or in need for profitable biz ! but as you can predict, most successfull people or rich people they know their stuff! so basically they will squezee you! :ROFL: yep! something like $50, take it or leave it! and at worse! they will make $50 like a big deal! and they will tell you they wont do outside Godaddy!:ROFL: Imagine that! if I sell domain $50 at Godaddy, godady cut 20% :xf.laugh: yep, I only got $40:xf.eek: in nutshell, Outbound is something that most people do if they bored!
    I mean, $50 FOR GOD SAKE! :ROFL:

    its just my 2 cents, don't take it personally! :xf.grin: I could be wrong though! :xf.grin: afterall, if you lucky enough, its no doubt you can make big sales with outbound! but I have feeling, it will not happend everyday!:xf.grin:
     
  13. ilucky21c

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    I choose to look on the bright side, and do have a question, say, if you have this domain and emailed to many potential buyers, what if two or three of them replied with interest, who should you sell it to?Despite that all the outbound cases I see from np is the kind that only got one reply after tens of emails sent.
     
  14. shaarani

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    I tried outbound, sending about 20-30 emails with a few domains and got no replies. However, I do believe it's a case of emailing the right person at the right time, so yes as @bashariqbal wrote, expect more misses than hits.
     
  15. andydotlol

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    I have tried a little bit of outbound but haven't had any success. I am going to try more soon.
     
  16. Scotty205

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    In regard to outbound sales, you do have to look professional, website, phone number and such. I sold a lot of Geo and keyword domains last year. I took a break after August and am just now getting back into outbound sales. Last year it was pretty easy for me to get consistent sales contacting anywhere from 20-80 prospects. I am not sure what has changed if anything but I am struggling to get any sales at all in the last month. I am doing the exact same thing I did last year, so I just can't put my finger on why the sales seems to be harder to get.
    In my opinion though, you have to look professional, answer the phone and give the buyer different options to buy the domain. Keep the email short. I use an email tracker, so my open rates are great. I have noticed average sales on Namebio has really dropped as well.
    Hopefully things will start picking up again soon.
     
  17. Galaxy Traveller

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    I tried outbound. Got help from editor and writer to compose the high quality mail. Tried three potential buyer.


    All in vain. No reply. :'( :bigtears: (very sad because it is great loss for the buyers).

    PS. I rarely do outbound. Yearly less than 12 mails.
     
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  18. damance

    damance Established Member

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    Outbound doesnt work anymore
     
  19. MayerT

    MayerT Established Member

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    Not true.

    You just need to do it right.

    I've just sold a domain via outbound for $500 - less than I wanted, but not bad for a two week flip on a domain that I bought for under $30.
     
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  21. Thirwell Castle

    Thirwell Castle Established Member

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    This is an interesting thread.
    I'll stick around.
     
  22. Thirwell Castle

    Thirwell Castle Established Member

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    You nailed it on the head with this TBH.
    Its been similar on my end and the general community.
    about a month ago an Indian buddy of mine emailed about 80 buyers, majority of the email were read but no single reply.
    So it's strange this days i tell you
     
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  24. Harrington

    Harrington Vanderbilt VIP

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    Outbound has been doing wonders for me over the last couple months. I’ve done mid $xxxx in sales, and have started spending a lot more on adding high quality geos to my portfolio. Effort is a huge factor, and being more selective when it comes to buying/registering names is crucial
     
  25. Scotty205

    Scotty205 Established Member

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    Hi Harrington, its nice to see someone getting sales. I wish I could sell Geo's for more than 3-500.00. I have saw that is usually the sweet spot. I have sold keyword domains for $xxxx but not even close on Geo's. As far high quality domains, I dont think you can get much better than plumbing. I started marketing it on Tuesday night and sent out 60 emails and I havent closed it yet. I have had interest so we will see. I like to think I am pretty selective as I look for high CPC popular keywords and I will market up to 80 potential buyers or 10 pages of Google. I am not sure what else to do. Any input would be appreciated.
     

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