Is Domain Parking Worth It?

Discussion in 'Domain Parking and Traffic Monetization' started by jaydpro, Nov 19, 2016.

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  1. jaydpro

    jaydpro New Member

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    I've been curious about using domain parking to earn extra money for a while now and as someone who's new to this I ask: How were your past experiences with domain parking? Has it become harder to earn revenue from domain parking now compared to the past? Is it worth getting into?

    I understand that one's success comes down to the quality of the domain and keywords.
     
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  2. Kuffy

    Kuffy Name Stag VIP

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    I'm coming to the conclusion that it's best to sort out your own parking if you have got the time. If you use CMS software it isn't quite so much work.
     
  3. jaydpro

    jaydpro New Member

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    How would using your own parking be more beneficial than a CMS software which is less work? More revenue control via Google AdSense I suppose?
     
  4. Kuffy

    Kuffy Name Stag VIP

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    I didn't phrase that very well did I. :)

    What I meant was that if you used a software package to create a mini-site, it is easier than building it by coding the html and css yourself. I plan to use Google Ads and affiliate promotions to monetise the sites. You also get the chance to drive traffic to the site, and I believe that most parking programmes discourage this. I'm just starting down this line, because I am unhappy with the parking services that I've tried. Of course if you are building sites, then you may have to keep them longer to justify the investment of your time.
     
  5. Hypersot

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    If you do manage to earn more that way compared to directing traffic to any parking services, *please* let us know.

    To the OP,
    parking revenue declines year by year. It's getting harder and harder to keep up with that so think carefully before spending money on parking.
    You might find that spending a lot of $$$ to purchase a domain that pays good now, same domain might not be that good next year.

    ...and stay away from people that try to *sell* you tricks. If those tricks were worth it, they'd be using them themselves and earn more money instead of 'sharing'.
     
  6. Apprich

    Apprich Active Member VIP

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    Parking revenue mostly depends on traffic that domain receives.. If domain doesn't have any traffic then there will be no revenue..
     
  7. Donnyd

    Donnyd Business Member Business Account

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    Buy domains where you can be redirect to affiliate programs that pay on a CPA "cost per acquisition"

    If you have traffic on PPC and don't take the time to find a affiliate program or other parking company that takes this traffic then you will have a hard time.

    Example: if you owned something like healthinsurancequotes, or healthcarequotes etc, if those names got 50 type in's a month redirect them to an affiliate program like ehealth.com. PPC would only bring maybe 1 or 2 paid clicks and earn you 2 or 3 bucks. 1 completed sale from those clicks would pay 40-50 dollars from an affiliate program This is just one example among many keywords and companies. Just have to research and start asking people who do affiliate programs. Think affiliate con etc.

    Also Many people redirect to amazon affiliate program for certain products. Then you have protected parking, zero park, and all the rest that do this automatically under certain brands and products. But whatever way you go get off PPC. You will earn more in the long run.

    Good luck
     
  8. frank-germany

    frank-germany Business Member Business Account VIP

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    amazon will close your account
     
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    frank-germany Business Member Business Account VIP

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    that won't work in most case due to multiple reasons

    don't buy domains for that
     
  10. frank-germany

    frank-germany Business Member Business Account VIP

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    and you have the easter bunny
     
  11. Kuffy

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    I used to fly a lot of affiliate links, and I did quite well. Then youtube arrived, and everybody started enabling active-x, and the the link thieves started to install their trojans. A couple of years after that, revue sites started to grown in number, and they started to demand preferential treatment from sponsors. My revenue went down and quite a few sites went bust. I backed away from the net, and let something like 1,000 names go. I'm semi-retired now, and I decided that I ought to do something with the 150 or so names I've got left. I don't think that the traditional stuff that I was doing will work on the modern net. I decided that the best thing to do was to embrace Google, and use all of the services that they offer these days. YouTube is a potential source of revenue. All of this requires a fair amount of work ( making videos) for example, but I don't mind that.

    I'm just starting to find my way in the new Internet world ( I don't use facebook for example ) - maybe I should start a blog about it - that should raise a few Satoshi. :)
     
  12. frank-germany

    frank-germany Business Member Business Account VIP

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    welcome in the future
    2004 is no more here

    basically nothing of the ancient works today
    unfortunately all these targets want to do it by themselfs
     
  13. Kuffy

    Kuffy Name Stag VIP

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    Well some of the ancient stuff is still working - me for example. :)

    I've got quite interested in youtube now - how about that for a complete volte-face. Also I think thast radio domains have an emerging future - this is for car drivers and background speech whilst surfers are searching on-line sales sites etc.
     
  14. decades80

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    My parking earnings rise from day one... Here is the 80 USD click screenshot I got on Thursday and second is Friday earnings on the same domain.
     

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    Another monster click yesterday at Domainnamesales...
     

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    can be worth it with the right names and if yah know what you are doing.
     
  17. Kuffy

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    @decades80

    What market segment are you targetting?
     
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    decades80 Active Member VIP

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    structured settlements, accident attorneys, injury claims, drug rehab.
     
  19. Kuffy

    Kuffy Name Stag VIP

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    That makes sense. I've avoided those sites - probably a mistake on my part. :)
     
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    If making that money parking surely development must be on your priority list.
     
  21. Mark White

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    Ok, I have a number of domain names in cash parking at my godaddy account, I
    looked at it, and there was a whole .02 revenue..LOL, after three mounts. I'm not fond of cashparking.
     
  22. Mark White

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    I guess any upgrades performed like ssl certs, optimizers, launching the site, dress it up with a nice logo and such, would help you rank higher on search engines, which equates to more eyes on your pleasant looking domain names.
     
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    Aww, come on. I don't understand the fear of HTML, CSS, or even a little JS. They make up the backbones on the web, and I think domainers are missing out if they don't try out development sometime. (Unless you're only in it for the profit and could care less how you spend your time.)
     
  24. decades80

    decades80 Active Member VIP

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    For me its easier simply to park and get constantly 35+ clicks. I think I am not competitive enough to write a mini site about accident attorneys and even if I was, its nearly impossible to rank well for high CPC.
     
  25. Hypersot

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    What @decades80 said plus,

    everyone of us that parking is our primary thing in domaining, spend 90% of our time searching domains or researching new ways to find domains that can bring earnings.

    That really leaves us too little time and almost no energy to do anything else... especially learn how to setup a site and maintain it.
     

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