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If you ask me how I did it? The answer is I have no idea.
Most people here pointed out that artshop.io is a rubbish domain and I found myself in tears crying.
I didn't want anything to do with it. I wanted it gone.

But, guess what
It gave me my first sell. Now I absolutely love it because it proves to me that it can be done.
I can actually buy and sell domain names.

If I can do it I believe that each and every person can too.

To all the people who shared words of encouragement I really appreciate it.

I know it's going to be a long journey but I know that it's going to be worth it.
The hardest sell to make is always the first one.
 
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I lost money on one domain that doesn't mean much to me. I have made a lot of money in many businesses and almost all of them I have made short term losses with long term gains. I wanted to get to know the process and I had to make a small loss. By the looks of it you don't understand the value of going through the process even if it costs you. I will make a lot of money from this. Just stick around and pay attention.
There you hit the nail on the head about business.
 
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Every fool can sell a domain name...
I think you should modify your thread title to read:
Every fool can sell a domain name... at a loss! :xf.wink:

While I agree with your policy (better to sell at a loss and recoup part of the investnent), your thread title is very misleading.
...YOU HAD A SALE. I think you deserve to jump about it again now.
Lets not get carried away here. Reality check: she sold a domain and lost money on it. Good move, good learning experience, to be sure, but as something to be avoided!
Still waiting for my first sale......
1. Go to ExpiredDomains and flter for dropping 5L .com's, try to catch (hand reg immediately after it drops) one or more that make any semblance of sense in terms of spelling and pronounciation...

2. Take advantage of NetSol's long running $1 promo to register the above...

3. Open an Auction thread here at NP and offer your catch on auction with a starting price of $1 and $1 increments... depending on the quality of your catch, you should be able to sell for anywhere between $1 (breakeven or B/E in business parlance) to low $ xx like $15... making 1400% profit on your very first sale!

4. Remember to jump about it at least twice a day for a week :xf.wink:
 
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I think you should modify your thread title to read:
Every fool can sell a domain name... at a loss! :xf.wink:

While I agree with your policy (better to sell at a loss and recoup part of the investnent), your thread title is very misleading.

Lets not get carried away here. Reality check: she sold a domain and lost money on it. Good move, good learning experience, to be sure, but as something to be avoided!

1. Go to ExpiredDomains and flter for dropping 5L .com's, try to catch (hand reg immediately after it drops) one or more that make any semblance of sense in terms of spelling and pronounciation...

2. Take advantage of NetSol's long running $1 promo to register the above...

3. Open an Auction thread here at NP and offer your catch on auction with a starting price of $1 and $1 increments... depending on the quality of your catch, you should be able to sell for anywhere between $1 (breakeven or B/E in business parlance) to low $ xx like $15... making 1400% profit on your very first sale!

4. Remember to jump about it at least twice a day for a week :xf.wink:

Overall good advice however that NetSol thing is limited and probably closing up so that’s not a long term strategy for funding purchases. Person should expect to have to pay more because nothing lasts forever.

I also think this is not a great place to sell a name unless you are just trying to unload with zero or very minimal profit.
 
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Gain or Loss should be calculated per whole portfolio.
Just 1 domain doesn't represent anything.
 
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Overall good advice however that NetSol thing is limited and probably closing up so that’s not a long term strategy for funding purchases. Person should expect to have to pay more because nothing lasts forever...
I was making light of selling domains as opposed to making a some real money (read: mid to high $xxx or more monthly) on domains :xf.wink:

I also wanted to show newcomers to domaining, that making quick sales is not rocket science. Not that hard at all to have a little confidence builder in your first week domaining and make your first sale... and not at a loss at that!

There are .com promos almost every week, if not NetSol's $1, then Exabyte's $4.99 ($6.90 long running) or NetFirm's et all $5 (till March 13th). You are almost guaranteed to break even or even make a few $ profit auctioning off 5L .com brandables here at NP.

Not that this makes any commercial, business sense whatsoever. That is unless you have a lot of time on your hands, supported and living with your parents, and catch and auction off a couple or more good 5L .com's daily, resulting in $200 or more pocket money monthly.
 
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Gain or Loss should be calculated per whole portfolio.
Just 1 domain doesn't represent anything.
I totally agree with you. Most people here seem to be missing that point
 
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I like this a lot . Most people here don't want to help they just want to create noise and discourage to feel above the rest. Never listen to anyone and stick to whatever reasons that convinced you that your domain is good. Even if it takes 10 years to sell so what! You make your money regardless as long as you don't put all your eggs into one basket. Create your own strategies and rules. Thats how you get good at anything. I've been an active investor in Wall Street and with Digital assets and I can tell you first hand that if i had listened to everyone i would be broke. This includes those who claim to be experts. My biggest advice to you is everything you get from NamePros take it with a grain of salt. Most people here don't know what they are talking about and can come off like jerks. Only use NamePros when looking to find good deals for your next purchase. Thats what I do. I purchased BanquetHall.com a few weeks ago and many thought man that name sucks. Well I just got offered $7000 today for it and i only paid $1400 3 weeks ago. So yeah like I said don't listen to anyone. Listen to your gut and find good deals. Sales will come .
 
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I didn't make a profit on it. I made a $5 loss on it. There are some things I could have done like to put a reserve on it but I just wanted to get my first sell. A lot of people were telling me to just drop it and that influenced not putting the reserve. I really had lost my love for the domain after the comments I had received here. By the way I'm from South Africa and this is my first time to earn US$ and that's exciting to me.

Big or small, It doesn't matter. Its your 1st sale. I remember I earn about $5 through clicking on emails & adds in 2005-2006. it took me couple of months to get that $5. Its my 1st US$ earning. Guess what? I lost it to a scammer trying to exchange it to my home currency. I lost hope. Buter never gave up

I have developped a lot since then. I read a lot on internet. NamePros helped me a lot to be in the domain industry and $5 is nothing to me now.

So I suggest you to read a lot. NamePros is a good place to learn. try hand registerding domain with coupons or cheap registrars. Try to make small profits 1st. Then build your portfolio gradually.

Congrats on your 1st Sale and keep it up.
 
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On your first sale, whether profitable or not, it's what you learn that counts most. Learning something exceeds that sale itself. You're still a winner in the end.
 
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Thanks for your encouraging words. My joy knew no bound when I discovered Namepros. I've wasted so much money advertising my domains on Godaddy. Let me know what you think about my affordable juicy versatile domains. Also, have you seen a $1Million domain name before? Check AIthrone com
 
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When I read the first post I was expecting something like at least mid $xxx... which was rather odd, but reading down below, it was a loss after selling it. Well, nevertheless congrats, but I think this is going too far. I saw about 5 posts about this domain already with various suggestions made by NP members.
 
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CORRECTION Only Fools sell domain names
 
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