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I have a decent domain, should I resell it or try a money making technique with it?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by DingDingMang, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. DingDingMang

    DingDingMang Newbie

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    Hello. I am new to this world. I'm trying to find ways to make cash as I'm not very well off financially right now.

    I bought a domain that I think is decent: it is a keyword depression related domain. The keyword gets 60,000+ exact searches each month, according to Google's keyword planner, and it is of low competition. The only drawback is that it is an .UK

    I think I could resell it, perhaps quickly for 50+ bucks, after which I would then buy more domains and try to make a business out of it. However, the idea of generating passive income by creating a site with affiliate reviews, for instance, has crossed my mind. Of course I wouldn't want it to get blacklisted by Google because of spammy techniques, and I think it is worth considering that UK domains can't be WHOIS protected, so my WHOIS info would be readily available for anyone to see.

    What would you do? Should I:
    • Attempt to build a legit site out of it (don't know how risky blackhat techniques would be)
    • Resell it and give domaining a try?

    To take into consideration:
    • I have little SEO or blackhat knowledge but...
    • I know several programming languages and understand server and client side programming
    • I have some months in order to try to get something going

    Thank you.
     
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  2. TayaX

    TayaX Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    A domain itself worth nothing more than registration fee if you have nothing on it (unless some exceptions, 3/4/5 letters .com etc etc). You're 10 years late for this kind of domaining business.

    Good luck anyway!
     
  3. MisterF

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    I don't buy anything other than .com or .co.uk ( with the exception of the odd .org ) but that is personal choice.

    You're English looks good enough for you to write some articles on your own and upload them, if you choose to keep and work on the domain.

    Why go down the Black Hat route, have you tried White Hat previously ?
     
  4. Adrian112

    Adrian112 Supreme Member Premium Member

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    Well, domain is probably worth 2.99$.

    If you don't know if you should put your money making method there you probably don't know how to make money, so for you it's better to leave it die or give it to someone.
     
  5. DingDingMang

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    Well, thank you, but I'm not just going to give up; I just started! As I said, I'm brainstorming, as I don't really have any secret "money making technique". I'm looking for ideas on where to get started. My appraisal for the domain might be naive, but only time will tell if it could sell for anything more than peanuts.


    MisterF: Thanks! Well, in theory .uk is the successor to .co.uk, since all .co.uk owners have reserved rights for the .uk counterpart. English is not my native language, but I've done some writing in it before, so I will give that a try.

    I'm just brainstorming right now. I've never gone either way.

    TayaX: I've been reading a bit on domaining on Namepros. From what I've understood so far, it is still possible to make money domaining, albeit not easily. I'm not saying my domain is any good, though; but one can get cheap domains and resell for a bit more and then go for bigger ones. What do you think of Zandibot's blog? Thanks.
     
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