by Chris Woodward
Whenever I get some spare time I like to jump over to DomainSherpa to see if I can find a recent interview that interests me. Michael Cyger conducts a new interview with a successful domainer every 2 or 3 weeks and does a great job. Today I watched his interview with Page Howe, a self-proclaimed “Regular Joe Domainer”, who runs JoeDomains.com. Page does a lot of buying and selling domains on a daily basis but one thing I found really interesting was how a lot of his business comes from buying and selling hand reg’s. It requires a good chunk of time but if you want to watch the interview you can view it here.
If you’re unfamiliar with Michael and the DomainSherpa interviews, there are several reasons you might want to take a look. Here are a few reasons I enjoy watching them when I get a chance.
1. You can learn an awful lot. Michael interviews people who are successful in the domaining industry. Most of these people share their path to success and strategies they use to be successful today. With 30+ interviews to date, there is a ton of information available throughout the interviews on the site. Just be careful though…if you’ve ever read a dozen golf magazines trying every tip to correct your swing, you probably know that can easily do more harm than good. It’s best to find a strategy or tip you can relate to and stick with that until you’re successful with it.
2. Micheal interviews some big names. It’s not every day you can get some insight from the top players in the game. But Michael consistently provides interviews with some of the biggest names in the domaining industry…Rick Schwartz, Mike Mann, the Castello brothers, etc.
3. There is bound to be an interview you will find interesting. Whether it be domain development, flipping, geo names, lead gen…at this point there is an interview covering just about any and every aspect of domaining that may interest you. Whether you want tips on a strategy you’re already involved with or to learn about something new, you can find it there.
4. Michael does a good job conducting the interviews. As I’m sure Michael has discovered, domainers love to talk. While successful domainers do keep some things secret, most love to talk about their strategies and will do so forever if you let them. Heck, the average interview is probably 1 hour 15 mins and most would be longer if Michael didn’t force a change in subjects every now and then to make sure everything gets covered.
So who would I like to see interviewed? Well this is probably a biased opinion and I’m sure he’ll hate me for saying this, but how about Shane Cultra? I think Shane brings an aspect of domaining to the table that most blog readers can relate to…and that is that he is a successful domainer while also holding down a full time job, owner/operator of the family gardens nursery. I think most out there in the domaining game aren’t full-timers and do it on the side with the hopes of becoming successful and therefore could learn a lot from Shane. Plus, he’s becoming known for 5L brandables, NNNN.com’s, and developing plant related domains since that is a niche he is familiar with.
Whether Shane earns an interview or not, I’d recommend you check out the DomainSherpa interviews, especially if you’re new to domaining. You can learn a lot in a short amount of time, and that’s what getting started is all about.