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Hi,

I have a curious question.
In this forum have many PRO domainers that sell domains every months.. and every weeks.
When did you start selling domains all months what was the number domains have in your portfolio?

Yes... I know the "real" question: depends on the quality of the domains, but I would like to know by first hand, what amount of total domains there was in this portfolio.
Maybe 1.000 domains in portfolio to sell one domain per month in time?
 

karmaco

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Going by the law of averages we accept, you would need at least 1200 names. But that's not how sales work. You might have 3 in January none til March. Achieving what you are asking for, the average would go up or down based on the names and your pricing.

Think more about dollar amount you need to bring in than if you have a sale per month or not.
 

jhm

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I know you're aware of the "it depends on the quality" aspect, but nobody can give you any kind of accuracy to this question. I wish I could, but I can't. You could own a bandwagon of absolute, total premium domains, and get no offer that is even close to what you expect, for a long time. Getting low balled day in, and day out

Expectations of the price you want play a role, the timing of a customer wanting "x" domain at "x" time on day "x" (totally unpredictable). Yes, the quality...owning stuff that is barely saleable, or stuff that is so niche that only certain buyers would "maybe" consider it, if they got their eyeballs in front of it (and often, doesn't happen)...being realistic in this regard matters

Domaining is waiting, to a great degree, regardless of who you are. One guy owning 1,000 quality domains could have sold 3 last year, and another guy in a similar circumstance could have sold 30. You cannot accurately predict the needs of people, or what they're thinking, and all the other stuff that comes along with that, all the time, to the point of it being totally consistent / guaranteed, and just nailed down to a tee. There are things you can do to increase your odds, or give yourself a better position with sales, but really...that boils down to the individual. IMO
 
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jhm

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Even the ratio of that example I gave...the first guy could have sold 1 domain in February, then the other 2 domains in the summer, and that's it (3). The other guy could have sold 15 domains in the first quarter of the year, then 4 domains in the second week of October, 1 domain in November, then the rest just before Christmas (and that's his 30). True consistency in domaining, in a monthly sense, just doesn't exist
 
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Even the ratio of that example I gave...the first guy could have sold 3 domains in the summer, and that's it (3). The other guy could have sold 15 domains in the first quarter of the year, then 4 domains in the second week of October, 1 domain in November, then the rest just before Christmas (totalling his 30). True consistency in domaining, in a monthly sense, just doesn't exist

Yes,I know...
Any person with the same number domains in portfolio maybe sell 5 per year and other 15. We're all in agreement with this.

This thread only go about personal records, then you can study everything more carefully.

This is my real data, maybe other people go similar with this:
Hello,
My name is Intop, have 400 domains in portfolio and my annual average are 1 domains sold in the past 12 months.
 

jhm

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Yes,I know...
Any person with the same number domains in portfolio maybe sell 5 per year and other 15. We're all in agreement with this.

This thread only go about personal records, then you can study everything more carefully.

This is my real data, maybe other people go similar with this:
Hello,
My name is Intop, have 400 domains in portfolio and my annual average are 1 domains sold in the past 12 months.
Mmm, yeah. It doesn't really tell people much though. What if your 400 domains are on the premium side, and mine aren't...and you just haven't got the right price. I could have sold 4 domains this year that are average, worth a "total" of $2,000. Your one domain that you sold, someone paid a full $14,000

The number of domains that someone sells annually, just don't feel there is much point to it, from this perspective. The profit you made? Or the juiciest domain you sold...maybe more relevant. IMO
 
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NetPark

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Yes,I know...
Any person with the same number domains in portfolio maybe sell 5 per year and other 15. We're all in agreement with this.

This thread only go about personal records, then you can study everything more carefully.

This is my real data, maybe other people go similar with this:
Hello,
My name is Intop, have 400 domains in portfolio and my annual average are 1 domains sold in the past 12 months.

In my opinion, one of the most important factors affecting sales is quality, as mentioned above, and the other is the listing price.

Roughly speaking, what we call quality domains are domains bought from the aftermarket, but poor quality domains are hand registered domains.

I think it is possible to make monthly sales for the portfolio of around 200-300 domains. If you cannot make any sales with your portfolio of 400 domains, it means that your domains are hand registered or you overpriced them.

Also make sure most of your domains are listed at a buy now price, especially at Godaddy (Afternic). If you're a new investor, it may be helpful to keep your selling prices low until you've grown your portfolio to avoid losing your investment.
 
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Not only it depends on quality but it also depends on pricing. If you price your domains aggressively high then you will sell lower number (which is obvious). Some sellers prefer to sell at xxx and may sell 1 domain per month, while other sellers (with same portfolio size) prefer to sell at xx,xxx and may sell 1 domain per year.


What does matter is net income, you have to assess quality of your domains and realistic prices you can use to maximize your net profit. Which is not an easy task and can take years and a lot of experience to find the correct formula that works better for you.
 
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Hi

the more names you sell... means you'll have to consistently replenish the ranks.

that means buying more names at possibly higher costs, along with the ever-increasing competition for quality domains.
this applies, unless you're trying to sell out and quit the game.

still, those who solicit sales may have higher volume of sales, but lower margins of profit.
while those who passively wait for a sale, may have less sales, but higher returns on investments.
and everything depends on quality and price.

on theoretical side,
say i had 20 LLL.org , 22 LLLL.com, and 10 LLL.net,
at the right price, i could feasibly sell one of them every week.

it depends on what you're holding and what you're willing to let it go for.

imo...
 
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