How to Make a Profit From Domain Flipping

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There are many new schemes to make money online today. All of them require hard work, but few of them are as satisfying as watching a domain you bought dirt cheap being sold for several times its market price. This is called domain flipping, and those who do it professionally are called ‘domainers’.

For most people searching for online money making methods, the word ‘domain’ is scary and unfamiliar. But the truth is that once you learn how to buy and sell domains, there is no ceiling to the profit you can end up making.

After all, car.com was sold for a staggering $872 million! Till date, it’s the highest paid domain sale in history. There may actually be higher, but most companies like to keep the price of their costly domains under wrap.

Domain Flipping

How Much Can You Earn From Flipping Domains?

I just quoted the highest price ever paid for a domain, but it’s historic for a reason. This doesn’t happen every day. But you get to hear stories of $60 domains being flipped for $60,000 in the secondary market, and that’s a lot more achievable.

Still, a complete newbie to the domain flipping world should have realistic expectations. You can start by buying cheap domains on GoDaddy.com and NameCheap.com. Try your hand at selling these for a profit. It may not be much but the experience will teach you a lot about how the secondary domain market functions.

How Do You Start Flipping Domains?

First, you do your homework. Look for likely domain names that you think might find demand in a niche you’re familiar with. You can look up keywords on NameBio.com to find out how much variants of a domain name are worth in the market. And then you hunt to find a domain that you can afford to buy.

Don’t invest too much right from the start. Buy cheap domain names from GoDaddy Auctions and resell them at a slightly higher price. Over time, you’ll develop a sense of what kind of names can get you higher profits.

Different Ways of Flipping Domains:

Domainers don’t always buy a domain and immediately sell it for profit. Market price doesn’t go up that quickly, and you usually won’t make much money if you work this way. Also, for a bigger number in sales, you need to know whom to sell your domain to.

Domainers actively look for domain names that have value in specific categories that they understand well. If you know what kind of domains are considered authoritative or cool in a particular market niche, then you’re far more likely to find a buyer willing to pay good money for it soon.

Sometimes, domainers hold on to a name until they see that the demand for it is rising. Maybe the name suddenly becomes a pop culture reference, or maybe the name is used by a company on the rise. They wait until profit looks more likely, and then either contact potential buyers directly or put it up for sale.

Another way to make money from purchasing domains is to find a site that can be used for pay-per-click advertising. While you wait for the value of the domain to increase, you can use it as a source of passive income.

Finally, you can buy an unknown, unused domain, and build a fully functional website on it. This is a lot like how flipping houses works in real estate. In essence, you’re building value into your base purchase. By the time you’re done, you’re no longer selling a name, you’re selling a fully furnished house. So, your selling price will be considerably higher than what you bought the domain for.

Risks of Flipping Domains:

Just like any market where the value of assets rise and fall, a secondary domain market is a place where you have to be careful about the risks you take. It’s possible to purchase a domain and never find a buyer to sell it at a profit too. You may even end up selling it for a loss out of desperation.

This is why don’t get into this work expecting to get rich quickly. And don’t make big investments until you have the experience to be reasonably certain that your money is not going to be wasted. Once you’ve mastered the skills of a career domainer, you’ll find that there is both thrill and deep satisfaction in creating value for an
underappreciated name, and then flipping it for profit.

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Terry dalton
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Terry dalton

I would like to flip my domain playoff how do I do that

MARIA CASTRO
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MARIA CASTRO

I would like to do a flipping on my business jewerly that i am selling only $5 dollar lead nickel free

R& m handyman srvcs
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R& m handyman srvcs

I’d like to get some domains to flip but I need an invester I can do all the rehab and we can make money

Najib Ullah
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Najib Ullah

Can you send me more details

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Najib Ullah

Can you send me more details thank you.

Taneshia Robertson
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Taneshia Robertson

This is very detailed time consuming and sounds like fun

Kyle Bergstrom Sr
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Kyle Bergstrom Sr

Hey so whare can I see the place your sailing

Michelda Faveur
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Michelda Faveur

More details please on how to flip domain.

Dianne Dumas
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Dianne Dumas

Is starting a new job tomorrow. But maybe in a few weeks I can start this. I used to have an Affiliate Marketing domain. I never sold anything. But then I think something wasn’t set up right. Anyway, someone probabbly bought that name real cheap. It was with Intuit.

Jeffrey Martin
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Jeffrey Martin

Gosh dang, send the guy more details, would ya.

Clifton Harrell
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Clifton Harrell

I appreciate your giving me and insight on how to make money it’s always helpful but the fact of the matter is that.It takes money to make money “I’m” disabled but right now I don’t see how it could be possible.

Terrie Page
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Terrie Page

I’m with you Clifton Harrell on disability

Roanna Glazier
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Roanna Glazier

Atheneum of this mailing list please.

John Kaye
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John Kaye

I sold AFR.com for $50k back in the 90’s. They contacted me.

Ted Hawkins Jr
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Ted Hawkins Jr

I truly am interested and could you please send me more details?I’d appreciate it. Thank you

Carl Desrosiers
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Carl Desrosiers

Hi . Im Carl and looking to make money from Home ! What Ideas do you have ?

Mike Medlin
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Mike Medlin

Can you tell me about buying stocks in Lyft

Tanya
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Tanya

Very informative would love to try .I am looking to make some extra income pretty quick looking for the quickest way as far as the internet….

Webster Harvey
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Webster Harvey

Im interested in learning about Domains, can you send me some information please?

Chuck Davis
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Chuck Davis

Need investor that needs a domain rehab 32yrs in the business . Get done fast and flip it.CHUCK DAVIS chuckyd50@gmail.com

Chuck Davis
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Chuck Davis

Need investor that needs a domain rehab 32yrs in the business . Get done fast and flip it.CHUCK DAVIS

David Cummings
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David Cummings

I give up who is this? No games not well enough for that

Debbie Potter
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Debbie Potter

Ssi take my ssi. A way from me because my husband he makes to much from ssi. Give to him so they can cram me away you don’t know what it like to poor or broken.

SoG
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SoG

You’re not alone….

scott david brannan
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scott david brannan

I’m an all around can do anything handyman WITH no capital .like to remodel lots of experience

Bernadine Marie Millard
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Bernadine Marie Millard

Why sure i would like to join in with the home imprivements and make money flipping houses. Whether it be flipping hpuses or this old house.. I lime interior decorating. And i have watched the hidden cost persons. I am glad they fix up houses i would lije to make money doing this. I wish for safe reliable employers. Or even writting about some of the areas and work in magazines. B
M. Call me 1-518-391-3233 Bernadine Millard

Linda Dougherty
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Linda Dougherty

I don’t know who you are so leave me alone!

Joseph zorrilla
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Joseph zorrilla

Good way to make money do you do this ?

Mayra Marin
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Mayra Marin

I work hard and I want my job to keep it going and sell things that people like

Stacy Burrows
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Stacy Burrows

How do I get started

Frank powell
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Frank powell

frankpowell.40@gmail.com own small painting business need work in Huntsville and madsion Alabama area got good reference s frank 1 256, 652 7167 thanks take pride in my work

Dale B. Arnold
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Dale B. Arnold

How do I buy a domain name and keep it until I sell it?

Elisabeta Onofrei
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Elisabeta Onofrei

I have an appartment over sea, in Europe and I will like to sell it. Is in good place , the taxes are very high and need som3 work to be done.

Tony carl
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Tony carl

Need more info please

Debra Huff
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Debra Huff

What do I have to do

Diana
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Diana

I’m a smart but broke woman. Circumstances beyond my control & sharing my limited resources income with family. I do caregiving part-time. I’m a born salesperson & people-person. I’ve sold cellular services, furniture, jewelry, cars, vitamins & the Sleep Number bed.
I’m definitely a money motivated woman.

Michael johnson
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Michael johnson

Please send me more info, I’m not afraid of hard labor but everyone would love to be able to live the American dream! Thank you and God Bless

Amaryllis Silva
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Amaryllis Silva

Where do I apply for writing articles etc. and get paid if accepted. Retired teacher
and English Associate Professor
University Ana G Mendez, Interamerican
Universidad Caguas.AL

Gloria
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Gloria

I am disabled looking for something I can do at home please can anyone help me

Allen Daigle
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Allen Daigle

I’m kinda in the same boat as you. I’m on SSDI and have way too much time on my hands and would love to earn extra money. I’m a master carpenter who can do it all when remodeling and flipping houses, but when it comes to flipping domain name I need a lot of help. I don’t know the first thing about domains or there names.

Tim Matney
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Tim Matney

I need to learn how to

Deavin Butler
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Deavin Butler

Please send me more about domains. Like what it is for one

Gloria Deere
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Gloria Deere

Need work from home that is real.please help.

Sandra Jones
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Sandra Jones

If I decide to get involved in this domain flipping…..How do I get started….because this would be my first time and how will I know when to sell…..can you give me more information on how to get started

Melissa Bowen Ferguson
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Melissa Bowen Ferguson

I’ve really been thinking about this for a couple of years I do want to start buying and selling houses. Just could use some tips and of course always advise, if someone else is in to this my eyes and ears are always open MelissaBowen

Gregory Mendenhall
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Gregory Mendenhall

Thank you for the invitation. I do understand the concept Domain sales, but I would need a little more information to help as well as benefit from the opportunity.

Claudia
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Claudia

Claudia hi i my self am a struggling single mother on disability, getting behind on bills, not enough income or money in bank, please send me more information about how to start with domian please help

Timothy Sinkey
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Timothy Sinkey

This is Timothy L Sinkey an have a lot Of Great pictures in Colorado of Sports ⚾️⚽️ an naturalized wild Life in Colorado for the last 20 Years