Between 2005-2015 I worked at four different startups in the Washington, D.C. area in various executive & senior roles. Over those years my domain sales and online marketing sustained me and allowed me to roll the dice. Why do I say that? My primary form of compensation from them was stock options. None of these companies ever made my options worth a penny, so I decided to walk away from startups for a while or perhaps forever – time will tell.
I spent most of 2016 re-focusing my efforts on my existing domains and websites along with exploring other ideas. My domain sales increased after pushing forward with my own sales site. I also helped my friend Noah Kagan with trying to acquire Sumo.com for slightly more than one year. The sellers started saying they wanted $10MM and after a few counter offers they broke off all communication with me. In Dec 2016 Noah reached out to them in a last-ditch effort and convinced them to sell the domain for $1.5MM ($500k more than he wanted to spend).
DomainVIP.com – my domain sales site that combines Google Adsense revenue with the ability to make offers and even buy a domain instantly. This site took 5 months for me to finish everything and was as challenging as it was fun. It took my programming, WordPress, Linux, and cPanel/WHM skills to get it fully functional. I can now acquire new domains, change their nameservers, add them to the site, and everything else is automatically ready.
HostRatings.com – my web hosting review site that also has useful articles that I wrote. I’ve owned this site for a long time, but in 2016 I decided to completely re-design it. The overhaul took a few months to complete before I could go live, but it turned out great IMO.
Partner With YOU! – I own thousands of domains, but I don’t have enough time and energy to develop them all. If you have the time, energy, and expertise in an area, but don’t want to spend thousands on buying a great domain – Contact Me and let’s see if there’s synergy.
DomainDough.com – this is my product that shows you step-by-step how to make money with domain names. I’ve been in the domain business for a very long time, sold over $1,000,000 of my own names, and I’m finally sharing all of my secrets. Click HERE to get a copy
Ryan Lee – I did a few webinars over the 2012 summer with Ryan teaching tips and tricks with WordPress and getting cheap effective traffic. I also spoke at his 2012 DCX event where I presented on using 7Search as an effective marketing tool.