Making Money with Domains
A White Paper
Copyright 2007 Leonard Holmes
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You’ve read about internet domains selling for thousands of dollars,
and about “Masters of their Domains” making millions from domain
parking. Is this something that the little guy can do too?
This whitepaper will examine different models for making money with domain
names. Think of domains like virtual real estate. (You’ve probably heard
that before too.) You can make money from real estate in a variety of ways.
You can buy low and sell high – flipping a property; or you can collect rent
month after month. Similar models exist on the Internet.
The traditional model for making money from Internet domains involves
buying and selling. Like traditional real estate, or any investment, the goal is
to buy low and sell high. Other models for making money with domains have
developed in recent years.
• Pay-per-click domain parking has been a very lucrative way to earn
money from domain names. This report will emphasize this approach.
The parking services described here provide free hosting and pay you
every time someone clicks on a link. Who should you park your
domains with? These services differ in important ways, and one may
work better than another for you. Whether you are a domain
professional or someone holding a single valuable name, parking with
one of these services will turn your traffic into income.
• Affiliate programs allow you to sell a product on your domain and keep
a percentage of the profit. You can do this from a site your build, or
you can redirect a domain to an affiliate page created for you by the
merchant who is hosting the offer.
• Developing your domain into a full-fledged website can sometimes
make the most money. It is also the most time-intensive.
Domain Parking Services
The remainder of this eBook will focus on making money through domain
parking. This is