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Ever contact enduser without mentioning a specific domain?

Labeled as question in Domain Selling and Domain Sales started by JayT, Apr 23, 2019.

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  1. JayT

    JayT LIFESAVINGS.ONLINE VIP

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    Instead ask them if they have heard of domaining and become friends though a couple emails before asking them to buy your domain?
     
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  2. NYJimbo

    NYJimbo Domain Re-Animator

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    Friends ? Isn't that kinda weird ? :xf.confused:

    Give an example on how you break the ice without making them suspicious of you.
     
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  3. garptrader

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    Imagine being contacted via email by a recruiter about an amazing job opportunity but they give no indication what the role entails, where it is located, what industry the company operates in, how much the position pays... What is your likely response? DELETE...
     
  4. JayT

    JayT LIFESAVINGS.ONLINE VIP

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    You would tell them things. Mention how many domains big companies have. Talk about what domains can do for their business. Seems most need some education, maybe being upfront with 'the perfect name' isn't the most well received method? Instead ease them into the idea of rebranding rather than bombard them and leave them to their own devices. I mean, surely some grooming lends better results? Maybe they need talked into it more slowly and sleep on ideas. Maybe a lot feel painting into a corner saying no without giving thought to the big picture.
     
  5. JayT

    JayT LIFESAVINGS.ONLINE VIP

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    No comparison. A job recruiter wants me to WORK for someone else. That is rude. I am offering an opertunity for this person. I am the one offering them the deal, not asking to come slave for me.
     
  6. BaileyUK

    BaileyUK Top Member VIP

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    Reads like a combination of Phishing, misrepresentation and deception in one go.

    OK, so now your potential 'TARGET' identifies your motives and shares your entire approach here on NP - End of career in domains as far as credibility goes.

    Negotiating tactics are one thing, Deception another. You may think your doing them a favor, but again your blinded by your own conception of your domains value.
     
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  7. johnnie018

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    This idea belongs in CBD thread, high time!
     
  8. NYJimbo

    NYJimbo Domain Re-Animator

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    Well, considering the fact that the chance of a sale on outbound is already so small, it sounds like a lot of emailing or chatting to get to the point where you offer a domain, only to get a "No thank you".

    I dont see myself doing this 50 or 60 times to sell a domain. Even if the domain is hot, you still have to put in a lot of schmoozing to get to the point of the sale. Pass....
     
  9. JayT

    JayT LIFESAVINGS.ONLINE VIP

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    How can deception be asking them if they've heard of domaining and having a clue what the biggest companies are doing? There's a point, to sell a domain, but maybe they are domainers themselves, and would like to buy all your domains. I don't see a problem walking up to somewhere and asking them these questions. Now if I opened up my trenchcoat and asked if they wanted to buy a watch for $5,000, I'd be suspicious.

    @BaileyUK "Phishing, misrepresentation"...get a clue.

    About my perception of domain value, I let them tell me a price. Every negotiator knows not to state the first number.
     
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  10. hookbox

    hookbox Top Member VIP

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    I would INSTANTLY wonder what is this guys angle and be turned off by the whole process. I only disliked your post because you asked me to.
     
  11. bmugford

    bmugford www.DataCube.com PRO ICA Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    It seems like it would be a complete waste of time and energy.

    Brad
     
  12. NYJimbo

    NYJimbo Domain Re-Animator

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    How about YOU do this and post results. Until then, I think its a weird, creepy and kind of "stalker" way of trying to make a sale.
     
  13. DomainVP

    DomainVP Domain Expert VIP

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    Most people in business will tell you to get to the point quickly so that they can make a decision.

    This is the best route.
     
  14. Joe Nichols

    Joe Nichols Common sense consultant VIP

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    This would be very badly received over email. I think the simplest way to know that is to think about how you would feel if you got an email from a stranger who wants to educate you about their industry for "your benefit". I think that would be a big WTF moment for most people.

    I can see something like this going over much better via LinkedIn. People are on there to network and build connections. So on there, definitely send connection invitations to people in industries that your names target and try to build a bit of a rapport. Once connection has been established, send them a quick message to offer a domain name.

    Either way, don't approach your contact with the intention to educate or "help" them. Coming from a stranger, most people would take offense to this and would get their back up right away. Anyone with any common sense knows that no one is approaching them in this way to "help" without wanting to sell something.
     
  15. SuperBrander

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    Imagine that any random person who wanted to make a profit selling something would contact you out of the blue and try to tell you all about the industry they're in and try to explain to you why it should interest you and eventually try to make you buy something. There's a name for that. Spamming. You can try and justify it or call it something else but it's no better than any other spam message that arrives to your spam folder. You shouldn't bother people because you want to make money, no matter what you're selling.
     
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  16. Joe Nichols

    Joe Nichols Common sense consultant VIP

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    I don't see the issue.

    Now let me tell you all about bread-makers! Have you ever used one of these amazing appliances? Do you own one? How many? You can own as many as you want, and the more you own, the more delicious bread you can make! Why am I telling you all this? Why, simply because I like bringing more delicious bread into people's lives! Knowledge is bread, I always say. Now, on a totally unrelated note...
     
  17. SuperBrander

    SuperBrander Top Member VIP

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    @Joe Nichols For some reason I really feel like I need a bread maker in my life. I don't know how I lived without one so far. Put me down for 7. I'll also give the gift of the bread maker to both my parents and my grandparents. Take my dough!
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2019

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