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Labeled as opinion in Domain Buying and Selling Discussion started by Bohdan, Jan 31, 2019.

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  1. Bohdan

    Bohdan Established Member

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    Hi to all.
    Time to time I'm doing some outbound at LinkedIn. And I found one embarrassment. After successful connection with possible end-users, they never reply. Maybe they just confirm connection and ignore what I'm offering?
     
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  2. wizard

    wizard Domain Wizard VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Maybe it is as if your just spamming them domains for sale we get loads of random messages daily which we delete all depends on what the domain is and who your connecting with...
     
  3. Sami Ketolainen

    Sami Ketolainen Top Member VIP

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    Do you include a message when you send a connection request?

    I always include a small message when I send connection request, once they accept my request, I send my sales pitch to them. Around 30-40% of CEO's, managers etc answers to my sales pitch.
     
  4. ecomslice

    ecomslice Established Member

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    May I see a rough mock copy of your sales request . thank you either way.
     
  5. Domain_savvy

    Domain_savvy Established Member

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    Yeah....i am too thinking to start outbound thing.It will be great if @Sami Ketolainen shares some material on this.
     
  6. ecomslice

    ecomslice Established Member

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    there are tons of threads on here with great info, well worth digging for. I was just hoping to see his version as he mentioned. but they may not be willing to add further as most have gone indepth in the other threads. I wish you good fortune on the journey. start digging / reading. I have 100s of hours reading on here and still figuring it out.
     
  7. Sami Ketolainen

    Sami Ketolainen Top Member VIP

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    Here is one example.

    I find a potential company who could benefit from my domain name. I search people and try to find people who are responsible for "leadership" (CEO's, founders, managers etc.) in that company. If they don't have any leadership persons in LinkedIn, I'll try to find information about them at Google and contact them via email.

    So, I'll sent a connection request to example Founder of X company. I'll include this message with connection request:

    Hello xxxxx, I'm contacting you because I have xxxxxxx domain name for sale.

    Regards,
    Sami Ketolainen.

    When the founder accept's my request, I send a message where I tell more about that domain name, how they can benefit from that domain name and how it can be used. There is not one right way to make a perfect sales pitch - You have to find information about the people and company who you contact so you have information about them and you can create really personal sales pitch and of course the sales pitch message doesn't look like copy and paste work.
     
  8. Domain_savvy

    Domain_savvy Established Member

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    So you use your own personal Linkedin profile for such outbound marketing or have a different account setup for domaining?
     
  9. Sami Ketolainen

    Sami Ketolainen Top Member VIP

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    I use my own personal account to do outbound.
     
  10. Domain_savvy

    Domain_savvy Established Member

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    Cool... thanks for all the info Sami.
     
  11. Sami Ketolainen

    Sami Ketolainen Top Member VIP

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  12. Lord Antares

    Lord Antares Established Member

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    This thread is timely because I've just now been looking into this.

    Do you think linkedin messages might work better than emails? Emails can be tricky to find and are a gray area to say the least.

    What do you think about sending them messages without connecting with them? Is there a reason to connect?

    Has anyone had success doing this?

    EDIT: Do you think it's important to edit and fill your profile?
     
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  13. Bohdan

    Bohdan Established Member

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    Yes. I do. I always include a short note with an offer. Here is mine:
    Hey Name. Got the xxx.com for sale for your business. Would this name be of interest? All the best!

    And one more, when I have a similar domain name in another extension:
    Hello Name, I'm currently offering for sale XXXX.com for your business and thought you may like to know of its availability as you own XXXX.org. Price is $xxx. Would this name be of interest? All the best!
     
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  14. Sami Ketolainen

    Sami Ketolainen Top Member VIP

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    Well, I'll track my emails and the succeed % is quite similar between LinkedIn and email. But so far I have made more sales via email.

    Of course LinkedIn is much more easier place to chat with potential buyers if they are really active at LinkedIn, but email is more professional way in my opinion.
     
  15. Bohdan

    Bohdan Established Member

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    It is strange that they accept connection request with a short note, but do not respond at my follow-up messages.
     
  16. Lord Antares

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    Thanks. My problem with email is that you can't always find it and cannot guarantee its deliverability. I am aware that you can scrape emails from linkedin profiles but only if they are public.
     
  17. Sami Ketolainen

    Sami Ketolainen Top Member VIP

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    What do you include at your follow-up message?
     
  18. Bohdan

    Bohdan Established Member

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    Something like this:
    Hello, Name. What is stopping you? Pricing? You can always negotiate the price.
     
  19. Sami Ketolainen

    Sami Ketolainen Top Member VIP

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    I use www.voilanorbert.com to find right email addresses and I use www.mailtrack.io to track down when potential buyer open's email etc.
     
  20. Sami Ketolainen

    Sami Ketolainen Top Member VIP

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    Here is my example for the follow-up message when I notice that someone has accepted my request:

    Hello (Name of the person).

    The reason why I did contact you straight was that I'm offering domain name xxxxxx (dot) com to your company.

    I checked out information about your company and noticed that your company is offering xxxxxxxx services and this domain name fit's perfectly to your services which you are offering. (Write down here advantages what the potential buyer would get if they acquire the domain name).

    I always keep my messages pretty short, there is no need to write down a 5 page long story about the domain name, just useful facts. If the name is good, I'm 99% sure you will get responses to your messages!
     
  21. wot

    wot Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Done similar with just a short message similar to those shown. Have gotten 95 contact responses but yet to sell a name, one did bid $xxxx on a Sedo link and then cancelled on counter and never responded again.
     
  22. creataweb

    creataweb Some Guy with Awesome Senior High School Photo VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    You guys paying for this or just doing it inside the account for free?
     
  23. Sami Ketolainen

    Sami Ketolainen Top Member VIP

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    Doing this for free. It's good to have an professionally made LinkedIn account, since many people check out your profile if you sent a connection request.

    If your profile picture is example just a logo of your company, many people thinks that was is this profile, why this person doesn't use own photo as profile picture.
     
  24. creataweb

    creataweb Some Guy with Awesome Senior High School Photo VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Ok but what if your picture looks like this?

    Screen Shot 2019-02-01 at 1.47.39 AM.png

    Will it still work?
     
  25. Sami Ketolainen

    Sami Ketolainen Top Member VIP

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    I think you know the answer by yourself.
     

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