Welcome to how to make money with domain names guide. This is about being a “Domain Broker” which basically means to buy and sell domains to make a profit. In this article we’ll be talking through a few of the ways to make money with domain names and how much you could make. We’ve found domain brokerage a bit of a lottery, you can defiantly make money doing it however it can be very time consuming and sometimes leave you with nothing.

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How to make money with Domain Names

To find these domain names we use a few methods as seen below:

  • Contact owners if domain is not in use and ask to buy

A quick Google search for buying domains will bring back a mass of results whether that be for auctions, expired domains or whichever, find a few websites that work well for you and start your search! The aim of making money with domain names is to buy a domain name and sell it to make a profit, below are the main few methods we tried and we’ll talk about them in detail further down.

  • Buying brandable short .com extension domain names and selling them via auction
  • Buying better domains to sell to a business without hyphens or a better extension.
  • Buying high stat domains to sell to SEOs or to sell links
  • Parking high traffic domains for advertising

1.

Buying Brandable .com

This method is the most time consuming however if you do find a good .com domain you could potentially sell it for thousands of pounds. When we were searching we just missed a domain called “Iceberg”, Now a brandable one word domain like that would sell in the tens of thousands. The idea behind this method is to keep searching for mainly one word domains, sometimes two if they sound good and then sell them either by auction of a flat sale.

2.

Buying domains for business

This one is a little less time consuming however there’s more work involved in trying to sell the domain. You’re basically looking for expired domains that match any business out there. We normally want the popular extensions like .co.uk or .com. All you do is search google for that expired domain or one at auction and see if there is a business to match. For example, If a domain came up called moviereviews.com and there was a website on google with the name movie-reviews.com you could then try and sell the domain to them. People normally prefer domains without hyphens or other extensions like .net or .biz.

3.

Buying high SEO domains

This can be quite a profitable way to make money with domains. The best way to do this would be to buy from auctions and expired domains however you need to go through each one and check their stats using tools such as:

prchecker.net

Look for High PR, Page Authority and SEOMOZ rank. A good metric would be anything above 3 PR, 25 PA and 2 SEOMOZ.

ahrefs.com

Look for high URL rating and Domain Rating. Also check the back links for the same metrics we’re checking the original domain for.

moz.com/researchtools/ose

Look for Domain Authority, Page authority and quality of links. They also have a great spam score, this needs to be low.

Majestic.com

Use this for Trust and Citation flow, the close to a 1:1 ratio the better. Again check the back links.

Using these sites you can see if the websites are good quality high metrics. Make sure most of the back links are high quality and look natural. Once you find a good domain simply register it via Godaddy, Namecheap or any other and then try and sell it to SEOS. You can sell it through a market place, forums, social media and may others. A simple search on Google will return lots of choices.

4.

Parking Domains

This is a lot like point one and that it needs to be either brandable or similar to another popular website. This way you park your domain and make money through advertising when people go on your website. We’ve not yet tested this one however we know of a lot of people doing it yet we’re not sure how much money they make of it.

So there you are, a few ways that could easily earn you a couple of quid all the way to thousands and potential millions. Yes millions would be extremely rare but if you get a good brandable domain a company wants to buy it you may be in luck.