So, a couple of days ago Steve and I get talking, and he tells me he’s got 3500 domains, all waiting to be turned into gold … ideally in a (semi-)automated fashion.
Here’s my response to Steve:
3500 sites, lol, and I thought I had too many with 300.
Now, my master plan had been to rank & sell the
vast majority of those 300 – and in the end I kinda
gave up on them – they’re slowly expiring now, simply
because Google caught up too quickly (many of them
are EMDs) – and I couldn’t figure out a good way of
getting them ranked in a way that doesn’t piss off
Google too much.
Yes, I had a few of them rank on pg 1 of Google just
with content (5 pieces of content), and I very quickly
got notices from Google telling me that I’m violating
their Adsense rules, would I please take down Adsense
from those sites.
and, obviously, they’re not ranking on page 1 anymore.
so, as semi-automated doesn’t really work that well
anymore (especially at the scale you’re talking about),
I’d work on the highest value ones of your portfolio
for maximum profit, and find one of those “I’ll build your
site and get it ranked” guys on the WF and do a profit
split with them: you give them the domain, they build
it out, you split the profits (probably not 50-50 as they’re
doing the bulk of the work – but enough to make you
a small profit).
anyway, that’s what I would do
Now, there is a “higher purpose” behind this:
a lot of people are married to their past results.
And that’s stopping them from moving forward.
Here’s the thing:
what you have done or achieved in the past, has very little influence on what you are doing now and can achieve now …
… unless of course you let your mind tell you that “just because you couldn’t make it work in the past, you can’t make it work now”.
Similarly, a lot of people are married to their past ‘investments’:
the feel they ‘should’ at least get some value out of all the ‘stuff’ they’ve bought in the past, and now it’s sitting there creating this fog of guilt in the minds. Others keep collecting the ‘stuff’ and tell themselves that it’ll all be part of the new project they are “just about” to start … it’ll be the ultimate “curation” project.
And of course, that then redirects their thinking AND ACTING towards collecting more stuff, instead of taking what they’ve got and making it work as it is.
Either way, yes, letting go of 3500 sites (which at $6.95 a pop on average, unless they’re all .info domains) is a decent lump of money is a tough call … but may be just the ticket to get you focused on the ONE project that’s moving your to the place where you need to be.
Godaddy are going to hate me for this….