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  1. tomalley

    tomalley Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I hope everyone's weekend is going well so far. I'm actually pretty nervous to post this link today, because it's a passion project almost a year in the making. I would say the site about 90% there - but I could really use some feedback from my NamePros fam...

    Blipbrands
    The premise is simple: two domains, in your inbox⁠—every day at ridiculously undervalued prices. We're not talking groundbreaking one-word names here, but easily brandable hand registrations that will be a fantastic starting point for any entrepreneur or easy flip for any investor. Usually well under $200 each. I've seen a few of my comrades launch similar services with great success and (frankly) my names are better. So take a look and let me know what you think. Constructive feedback welcome!

    https://www.blipbrands.com

    PS: Happy to return the favor if ya'll need feedback or user testing on any of your projects
     
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  2. Lox

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    Make sure your VerticalFold pages are ready (content, contact us, etc asap) - A Vertical Fold Project link is both important and relevant to y visitors (credit link is similar to a letter of verification / trust / veritas). Regards
     
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    Congrats for your website. It looks very nice! And all your domains are for sale for a very affordable price. Wish you the best!
     
  4. Jaidev Meghwar

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    It looks really Nice,
    best of luck.😊
     
  5. Samer

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    i love the incorporation of logos

    Samer
     
  6. BrandPlease

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    Looks nice, very professional looking,!

    The only thing that caught my eye was 1. up top, instead of "Domains" you may want to spell it out Domain Names, just to avoid any language or semantics concerns. You never know who will find you site - hahah.

    2. stick the dot whatever it is on the names listed..com, net whatever.

    But really looks good and really doesn't need any changes - just passing on my thoughts, take with a grain.

    Thanks.
     
  7. Haroon Basha

    Haroon Basha IZUQ.COM VIP Gold Account

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    Your idea and the concept are viable. I just visited your website. Let us see how things goes on, as the success mostly depends upon its promotion. Congratulations.
     
  8. tomalley

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    I was hoping nobody would click through on that yet haha. Thanks for the tip!
     
  9. tomalley

    tomalley Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Thank you for the kind words! That helps me keep on keepin' on!
     
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  11. tomalley

    tomalley Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Hey Samer, that is a selling point my wife keeps pushing us to commit to. Do you think we should continue offering logo ideas? What about logo design / refinement after the sale? For a $100 domain, that could really cut into our margins if you factor in labor... thoughts anyone?
     
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    Both really valid points and (luckily) easy fixes on my end. Thank you!!
     
  13. Samer

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    My friend your wife knows something about domaining— keep heeding her opinions.

    That’s all brandbucket has. the only thing makes them “special” enough to pay thousands of dollars, 30% com and market exclusivity. Your designs are amazing, hide that ‘secret sauce’!
     
  14. tomalley

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    @Samer ya know what? You (and my wife) are absolutely right. Thank YOU!
     
  15. Shaan Chopra

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    The site looks good, best of luck
     
  16. tomalley

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    Curious .. your pricing model means you'll have to get significant volume (well over 5-10% sell-through rate) just to break even.

    Is your target audience end-users or domainers? Because I think the whole point of end-users is that they don't want to check lists daily, if they did, they would be domainers.

    So your prices seem too low if you're targeting end-users, and too high based on the quality of domain for domainers who need to get high sales multiples themselves.

    That being said .. I'm definitely not saying it won't work .. actually pretty curious because if you do get it to work that could be a decent model.

    However, at those price-points you might be better off simply putting them at auction at NameJet starting at $69 or $79. Although I'm not sure how many would sell.

    I think the problem you'll likely run into with your current set up is finding the volume you'll need to support your prices.

    I definitely wish you luck, because if you do succeed in getting the high volume you'll need, then it's a new pricing model/strategy we'll all need to consider! :)

    ADDED: Oh yeah .. the site itself looks great btw! ;)
     
  18. tomalley

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    WOW, first of all, thank you for the straightforward feedback. It hits real close to home. This has been my internal struggle since day one: is Blipbrands for entrepreneurs or domain investors? If it's for entrepreneurs, I should probably skip the daily mailing list, raise my prices to BrandBucket caliber, and hope to get a couple sales per month (is BB even having success?). If it's for investors, I'm happy to be known as the bargain basement for quality domain names, but I don't see how I could possibly go lower than $60-ish per name... Any further insight on this very important piece of my puzzle?
     
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    I liked the site but failed to understand what is this all about...
     
  20. Samer

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    if Ategy thought good enough charge either
    to target either demographic that means the advantage is lower pricing, since smarter entrepreneurs “end users” rather pay less.

    i would experiment with both; look at the advertising of “KillerLaunch” the “BB killer” they’re trash, they charge monthly fees 2 list (dont know whether or not you entertain list, consider it in the future, if biz grows enough)

    You should advertise “brandbucket but thousand dollars less” i honestly see quality comparable (especially logo incorporation)

    Consider copying this site’s formula for
    side by side comp but say $249.99 max)

    I think you can target end users for $249.
    but what do i know? this business saturated and growing by the day. Study all of them. Learn from them. hear “DomainHero.com?)
    you dont need list others’ names for side by side, if good inventory, logo etc. Why better? logos included all purchase thousands less!
     

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  21. PriyankaS

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    Because the names are definitely good but these handreg brandables have reseller value in15-20$ range . Here is the link to NP section of brandables. And if you give time to closeout then you get similar quality or even better again at 15-20 range. Besides Lot like @Ategy share their handpicked closeout list which makes it all easy.

    So if you target investors then your pricing is way too high for these names, i think it will work if you keep end user as your customers.

    PS nicely build website, is it wordpress?
     
  22. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP Blue Account

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    But the link to NP brandables is dead IMO.
    NO ONE LISTS THERE. What’s “brandable”? subjective. If u can master it, you’re pro!

    I’d opt list fixed,auctions instead >> brandables
     
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  23. Ategy

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    That's kinda my point in saying I'm curious if you've worked your math out. You can check out what I mean here for the math:
    https://www.namepros.com/threads/turning-10-000-into-1-000-000-in-6-years-of-domaining.1175266/

    In the end it ultimately depends on the type and quality of your domains. Looking at the portfolio in general I think you've priced them well for end users, but I just don't see you getting the volume. You could put your prices up a little bit .. but for some of those domains I don't think you can do the standard $2000 price tag.

    It's hard for me to say because your type/style of domains is very different from my own .. so I don't have a good pulse on how sellable yours are at different price points?


    The other big issue is getting your buyers .. it's easy for people to say keep cheap prices .. but you need to remember that brandbucket and all the others likely put in countless thousands of dollars a month in advertising .. your current model could never support that .. which means by default I don't even see the entrepreneur path as being feasible only you have some secret guerrilla viral tactics to get a volume of users.
     
  24. Shaan Chopra

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    Both, never keep all your eggs in the same basket. If you keep your prices low you would attract entrepreneurs and domainers. Don't run after money, run after excellence. Skip the daily list make it weekly if you are comfortable. Why are you defining the entrepreneurs and domainers for you anyone who buys is an end-user.
     
  25. Samer

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    High margins, thousands for one name think be counter productive for startup. believe industry problem is logo/logo quality, which i very much enjoyed on his site. Should charge make logos for users’ submitted domains website. Usually, the logos look like bought off fiverr; these arent; and successfully integrated with the brands imo
     
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