Back From School and Ready to Go

I arrived home from Emory yesterday and after a great year I am ready to spend the summer focused on domains and development. I am hoping to apply some of the lessons I learned inside and outside of the classroom to my business.

This summer I am going to focus on a few main projects.

1. Improving my existing sites - I am going to continue to add more content to the sites and tweak them to rank better and generate more revenue. This may include different SEO tactics and also trying new ad networks.

2. Selling names that I am not going to build - This involves reaching out to people who have made offers on the names in the past and also attracting new end users. I am going to be trying to use a va to do this along with other tools.

3. Building out related names - I have acquired groups of names I would like to build out together in markets that I have already had success with. I then went and bought more names in that area and am looking to build out my own little networks.

I am also working on some really cool things using regressions analysis and how they could help price domain names and predict sales values. Lastly in this industry you never know what opportunities are going to present themselves. I know that things will come my way and I will be sure to jump on them. For example the latest google penguin update upset many search results and websites, and in my opinion opened up huge opportunity all over the marketplace.

What are your goals and plans for the summer?

Related posts:

  1. Back from Alaska and Colorado and Back to Domaining
  2. Looking Back on 2010
  3. Going Old School When Contacting End Users

Comments

8 Responses to “Back From School and Ready to Go”

  1. RaTHeaD
    May 21st, 2012 @ 4:31 pm

    glad to see you’re back. you’ve been missed.
    but not that much.

  2. cc
    May 21st, 2012 @ 5:04 pm

    Hey, can’t believe its been a year already. Congrats on completing your first year of college. You should do a post explaining more about the opportunities created by the Google Penguin update.

  3. Scott Alliy
    May 21st, 2012 @ 7:23 pm

    Welcome home Brian

    When looking for opportunities in the domain industry don’t overlook the GTLD space.

    As I wrote in a news article today the pending GTLD rush will produce multiple new opportunities from advisors and consultants to sale and marketing cunding and legal services Lo g with my favorite domain reseller opportunities.

  4. Poor Uncle
    May 21st, 2012 @ 8:48 pm

    Welcome back. Poor Uncle miss you…and admire your discipline to stay away from your blog while concentrating on school.

  5. Michael
    May 22nd, 2012 @ 12:33 pm

    Hey Brian, welcome back! I for one definitely miss your posts as they are ALWAYS informative. Glad to hear your first year went great and you’re back ready to improve and build your portfolio.
    I personally have been waiting like a year or two for a domainer to write a post on what strategies and how to effectively build out a small network of related sites. The reason being is I own a bunch of groups of domains that fit together. I’m not sure what the best way to create the network and link them properly so they feed off eachother is. If you were to write an article like this- it would help a lot of people out Im sure.

    Looking forward to seeing you around the space again!

    All the best
    MH

  6. Iain Taylor
    May 22nd, 2012 @ 2:46 pm

    Hey Brian – Congrats on completing your first year. I have similar goals especially on building out my travel related network of domains. Looking forward to hearing more especially relating to the best way to link between related domains.
    What verticals are you focussed on?
    Iain

  7. Jason Thompson
    May 25th, 2012 @ 5:02 pm

    Welcome back Brian, glad to see you are ready to go. :)

  8. Jeff Edelman
    June 5th, 2012 @ 10:00 am

    Welcome back, Brian. Glad to hear that you had such a great year at Emory. Enjoy your summer.

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