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How many domains to sell 1 domain per month?

Labeled as question in Domain Buying and Selling Discussion started by Ostrados, Dec 29, 2018.

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  1. Ostrados

    Ostrados Entrepreneur Gold Account

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    How many domains do you need to sell constantly 1 domain per month?

    Supposing that all the domains are at least of medium quality of values range between $500 to $5000, and only sales to end users count (not to resellers).

    Tell me from your experience like for example if you are currently selling at least 1 domain per month, then when did that start happening in terms of number of domains you own.
     
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  2. Fancy.domains

    Fancy.domains Selling gTLDs like delicious hotcakes Gold Account VIP

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    I sell about 3 domains a month (average) and has about 500 names in total, so in a year I sell about 7-9% of my portfolio.

    However, it’s all about the quality of your names, as well as the pricing. I sold more names before, but accepted lower prices back then.
     
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  3. Ostrados

    Ostrados Entrepreneur Gold Account

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    Are all of these sales to end user? What is the average price?
     
  4. Fancy.domains

    Fancy.domains Selling gTLDs like delicious hotcakes Gold Account VIP

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    Mostly to end users nowadays.

    Low xxxx.
     
  5. BaileyUK

    BaileyUK Established Member

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    Well these days you would be well-pushed to be replacing and topping-up at that sales rate.. In my 2,000 domain holding days, I was probably at that sales rate for a few years. but they were all hand reg from 1999 to around 2005. Today you would have to be scouring all the resale listings for anything decent and with potential profit.

    I personally don't see any good reason to enter the domain name game from Scratch today. Maybe if your retired, bored and say have $20,000+ to play with, you could have some fun without loosing your shirt picking up some good resale stuff. Maybe even make a few bob if your negotiating skills are good
     
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  6. imadoer

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    I have to completely disagree with you. I joined in 2015 domaining changed my life I didnt have much money when I started. Things are different in todays market it's a lot harder to acquire a good domain with not over paying for it. But it can be done. With the right education and a little hustle. I know someone doing well and they only been doing this 6 months. If I had to I could start over from scratch in todays market. I would still be successful. Of course it would take a while to rebuild a portfolio but it can be done and I dont think encouraging someone not do follow a path they may want to take because you dont see the yellow brick road.
     
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  7. BaileyUK

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    I do understand and am pleased to hear of your success . But lets be honest, the Skill-set required to enter the domain game today is far more than probably 98% have. But that does still leave 2% I admit. Back in the early days you just needed the Belief that the internet was going to take over the World.. Nothing more... Pretty much anything (two words) you could come up with was there to be had (admittedly only a few single words, but still enough to fill your pockets)

    A good business acumen has replaced a good business prediction. And as I said 98% don't have it
     
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  8. imadoer

    imadoer Active Member PRO VIP

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    I dont disagree with this
     
  9. BaileyUK

    BaileyUK Established Member

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    Thanks, and lets Not forget 98% didn't believe the internet was going to take over the World 20 years ago. back then you couldn't even admit to investing in domains without a hell of a lot of strange looks, and mention of psychotic drugs.

    So to the Original poster, These days it's not a numbers game. The amount of domains you hold, being a measure of turnover went out the window from around 2010
     
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  10. urlurl

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    industry average turn (in the $x,xxx range) is about 2-2.5% of a decent diversified portfolio, so divide 12 / 2% = 600
     
  11. Fancy.domains

    Fancy.domains Selling gTLDs like delicious hotcakes Gold Account VIP

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    I don’t doubt this at all, but what is the source?
     
  12. wizard

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    Bailey this is so not true still plenty of money to be made....
     
  13. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent VIP

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    Hopefully @urlurl will respond with his source, but I would point out that my statistical analysis at NameTalent trying to use the best data/corrections suggested an overall ratio of about 1 sale per year per 73 domains per sale, which is I guess about half of the 2 to 2.5% quoted (but uncertainties in ratio of unreported sales readily make my value consistent with the 2.5% figure). My figures are for domaining overall , so a quality portfolio would be expected to be higher.

    https://nametalent.com/2018/10/is-domain-name-investing-profitable/

    Bob
     
  14. Fancy.domains

    Fancy.domains Selling gTLDs like delicious hotcakes Gold Account VIP

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    I think it is very important for domainers to adopt to current trends and rely on relevant data and statistics.

    You should also have the guts to drop domains or part of the portfolio, if these names are outdated. Just because it worked well in 2010 or even 2017, doesn’t mean it will work in 2019...
     
  15. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

    DOMAIN ILLUMINATI Owner of ▲ the most expensive domain of all time. Gold Account

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    In best case, you just need 1 domain per month to sell 1 domain per month.
     
  16. Ostrados

    Ostrados Entrepreneur Gold Account

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    thanks all for input. what I was planning to do is to get rid of most low quality domains i have, and focus on quality rather than quantity. which means having a small portfolio of just 50-100 high quality domains that have higher chance to sell.

    However I am worried that domaining is numbers game and that my idea will fail.. higher quality may not increase the selling chances by big margin? I am not sure of that.
     

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