It’s not jealousy, it’s just a fact. Congratulations to Frank Schilling, Rich Schwartz and Michael Berkens. Glad to hear they are getting the cut of the revenue they deserved all along. I just wonder what took them so long. I never understood why all had their own registrars but couldn’t form a parking company that dealt directly with an ad provider. Google was providing parking to thousands of little guys like me and yet domain investors with tens of thousands of domains couldn’t negotiate their own deal with Google? Well they finally did and not surprising, it’s better than everyone else’s deal. As it should be. So what’s changed for the rest of us? Nothing, but that doesn’t mean you have to sit on your hands and watch. You need to get out there and better your situation in your own way.
InternetTraffic.com doesn’t effect me one bit. Unless you count spending more time reading stories of how and what they did. Just more stories of the “snowball effect”. To me the snowball effect is the the effect of money making more money. A snowball that keeps growing and growing. The more money you have, the more leverage, the more risk you can take which allows you to make even more money. And thus the snowball of cash gets larger. But you too can make your own snowball.
Most likely you’re not going to do it through parking. Parking revenue is going nowhere but down for us common folk. Our opportunities still lie in site development, SEO, and flipping solid domains. I don’t have the domains, the contacts, or the money to get any special deals so I had to start with a small snowball. I think you are being pessimistic to think that you don’t have the opportunities to achieve the same level of success as the three mentioned above. I think you can, but you’re not going to get there the same way as they did. They built their portfolios in a time that domains could be had much cheaper than they are today. They had the belief that domains would have more value in the future and had opportunities to attain those domains at far cheaper rates than we can in today’s marketplace. They developed ways to get domains faster and cheaper than others could. They believed and took the risk necessary to achieve today’s success.
So where’s your opportunity? I think our best shot at achieving wealth is site development. Most of us have great keyword domains that have an SEO advantage over other domains. Domains that rank on the first page of Google for good keywords sell for fantastic money. It’s no coincidence that my most consistent offers are for my developed, first page of Google, developed sites. I could sell then for good money but I like the revenue. I use that revenue to build out other sites that in turn, create more revenue. Money creating money, a snowball. A snowball that will continue to grow and provide the cash flow, opportunity, and the pathway to great wealth. So congrats on InternetTraffic.com but I’ve got my own work to do.