NameSilo

I could do this for a living

Labeled as fun in The Break Room, started by Kuffy, Jun 3, 2017

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  1. Kuffy

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    So here I am parked in the council offices car park, and lying on the grass in the sun. I'm using their free WiFi, which is working well. I'm looking at expired lists, and planning what to put on my free Name Silo sales site. I've just had a bacon sandwich for breakfast, and I've got a cup of real coffee in front of me. My partner is cooking some salmon fillets for a picnic later.

    That's the great thing about the domain name industry. It gives you freedom, and the ability to work where and when you want to. I've even invested in a solar panel so that I don't have to sit in a restaurant to recharge when I am touring in the van.
     
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  2. Kuffy

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    Well that was interesting. The Wii is provided for East Hants ratepayers and guests, and I parked near the electric vehicle recharge point. They have a service for Electric vehicle owners, and they can recharge their vehicles at one of four charging points. You have to pay for this, either by credit card or mobile phone. I tried to look up the charging tariff, and it's a bit complex and difficult to find. So I turned to my trusty whois search, and had a look for some domain names. I managed to find chargecosts.com - this is a bit general, but a sub-directory for cars will solve that.

    It just shows how everyday life situations can give you ideas for domain names.
     
  3. GeorgeQuang

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    Yes, you can do it if you live in the States or Europe. But i'm in Viet Nam, so i work from 8:PM to 4:AM , then sleep while people wake up to start their daily workday.
    Sometimes, i think it's terrible, more stressful but as you mentioned, domaining makes me freedom. I don't need to spend the whole time of my life in the office, work from 8AM to 4 PM like a robot. And i can turn off my laptop then go outside when i need breathing, travel to anywhere in the world in anytime i want. It's wonderful and phenomenal.
    But i just wondering that how can we explain our size of business ? 90% of domainers work as self-employed, or having some partners to work together. If we want to be rich, we must hire people to work for us, like a capitalist build the factory and employ workers to work for him. I still can't imagine how we can do it in Domain Business. (some are more successful like Frank Schilling, yes i know but almost work alone like a freelancer).
     
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    You don't have to have people working for you. I'm amazed by the amount of free software that is available for virtually instant installation through Softaculous. We are in an age where computers can do the work for us. The other alternative is to give away a small percentage, and let registrars and domain agents do the work for us. One thing that can keep you poor is always trying to squeeze the last penny out of a deal.
     
  5. John0

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    Living the life kuffy. Living the life. I may get there I may not. Ive spent the last eight months full time rebuilding an apartment. And now I'm tired.

    I could have rented it on airbnb for the tourist trade and got triple the rent but just having to deal with that for this year.
    No thanks. Sometimes it is just not about the money.

    Missus put an ad on FBook and it was snapped up in an instant by a guy grateful for a city center apartment close to his work.
     
  6. Excellent choice to go with solar panels. Before I got married, i used to travel the countryside in a small 19 ft. RV (Bed, kitchen, bathroom w/shower, etc.) and worked online from random wifi hotspots. Some days I would only drive 10 miles to the next spot to check out some of the scenery, other days I may drive 2k+ miles before stopping. Occassionally, I would like a spot so much that I anchored down a month or two before moving on.

    I still miss it, and once we can finally get everything else squared away in life/business, we (Wife, baby, and myself) plan on doing it together. The snowbird lifestyle really apeals to us both (North in the summer / south in the winter).

    Some of the freedoms that come with remote work (Not all) are definately great.
     

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