is domain selling really profitable?

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  1. daytrader

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    Can't help to notice a member in BAF selling domains like Mikenormal. He sell domains and he even set up an ebay store for it.
    is it really profitable?
     
  2. Fergal

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    ownedbox domain selling is definitely profitable for some people and there are many who make their living out of doing this full time. I've bought and sold a few domains myself, but not enough to have made a decent profit from it. Hopefully some of our other members will chip in soon.

    In the meantime you might also be interested in having a look through this discussion from last year on the topic - Domain selling as a business.
     
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    Mike, how many of your domains remain unsold if you don't mine me asking?
     
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    is flipping a site after developing it a bit a better business or just pure domain selling?
     
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    ownedbox, honestly I would say that the right question is which one of those businesses is best for you. Which one of them is most closely aligned with your skills, experience and interests? Both of them can be a great business if the right person is behind it.
     
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    My brother sold a domain on ebay for $500 with no work done to it. :D So it can be profitable. ^_^
     
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    Hi,
    It depends upon the worth of that domain. I mean if the domain name is more relevant to the normal routine words. For example if there is a domain that starts with wholesale, retail, design etc. words than it will be really costly because visitor find products by these name commonly. So, domain name is very important for its worth.
     
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    I think it is a bit hard for freelancer making profit from selling domain, because they require too much time to hunt a domain, perhaps they good relationship with hosting company. Domain which less than 5 letters, which will worth for invest.
     
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    I make money but rarely on domains alone. Putting a website on the domain really helps. If I sell just domains I'm almost always guaranteed to lose money.
     
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    I gotta agree that it request long time on research, all those .com domain with good exact search volume can sell them out in higher price than we purchase. However, it gotta spending much time on it
     
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    You can definitely make profit off of domains. I don't think you can make much profit unless you buy 100's of domains and sell them at a higher price. The best way would be to attach a website and then sell it, as Jerlene said.
     
  12. yzrielyn

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    Small Freelancing Jobs

    It depends on the domain.
     
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    But it's not often that people have good domains that will sell with no waiting problems.
     
  14. markbrown

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    Sometimes domain selling is profitable and sometime not. It is basically depends on your business skill
     
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    I think so its according to your marketing stuff...
     

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