Frank Schilling introduced the new Internet Traffic App this past week to the attendees of the TRAFFIC conference and it received glowing reviews. Although I think it’s a wonderful tool, it’s not the reason that Internet Traffic changed my world. The change came because IT put my domains back in my hands.
Yes the domains have always been mine but if I wanted to sell them I had to pay. Not only were the parking companies taking a piece of the parking but they also were receiving 15-20% of the sale of my domains. All for the simply being the escrow. I knew it wasn’t right but there was nothing I could do about it. I could put up a landing page and let them make an offer but I wouldn’t make any parking money from it. Then comes Internet Traffic. Not only do they pay for parking but they build a back end to manage my inquiries, both past and present, but they let me create templates to test out my negotiations and the wording that yield the best results. It’s everything I wish I could have done and more.
I no longer have to list at Godaddy or Sedo. If they want to make an offer on my domain they simply have to type it in and can make an offer. It is then completely in my hands. I can choose to hand it a broker and pay for the negotiation, or keep it and do it myself. If I had it at Sedo I have to negotiate myself AND pay the fee. In my opinion the only advantage Sedo or Godaddy may have is they offer impulse purchases. You can pay to have you domain come up when they search. But I’ve always felt if they really want a domain they will find the owner. There are not a lot of $5K purchases out of the blue. They have predetermined which name they want and contact the owner. My job is to make sure to keep up good communication with the potential buyer and IT does an incredible job of opening up the lines and giving me tools to analyze the buyer.
So thank you Internet Traffic. Thank you Frank Schilling. You have changed my business. You have added thousands of dollars of profit to my bottom line. The new app is beautiful icing to the already wonderful cake. For those of you that think this is a paid ad you are partially correct. I’m certainly getting paid from the Domain Names Sales platform, but they did not pay me to write this.
And a shot out to Adam Strong who came up with the “Buddy check” part of the app that lets you get opinions of friends about pricing.