My 85th Sale: The journey so far after 16 months…

Assalamu Alaykum and Hello. This post titled “My 85th Sale: The journey so far after 16 months” will look into my 16 months journey in the domaining industry. 28th November, 2020 was the day I clocked exactly 16 Months.

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In this post I’ll be providing a breakdown of my journey in the highlighted points below. I hope the analysis will be insightful.

  • My first domain acquisition was on 28th July, 2019 via GoDaddy Discount at about $6. The domain name was HostelPrice.com picked from ED
  • My First sale came one month later on 29th August, 2019. The domain sold was CBD//Legal//Firm/com. I held the domain for 3 weeks.
  • My first sale was $125 via Dan.com platform. And my 85th sale was $499 via Dan.com platform.
  • Since the first sale, I’ve had a total of 85 sales in the period of 16 months.
  • This gives an average of 5.3 sales per month.
  • My highest number of sales in a month is 13 sales. This occurred in November 2020. However, it was not my highest revenue.
  • My highest revenue in a month is $3,xxx which occurred in August 2020.
  • Out of the 85 sales, 71% occurred through Dan.com, 15% occurred through Epik.com and 14% through GoDaddy auction platform. I’ve never had a sale directly from Afternic platform. However, GoDaddy platform and afternic platform are almost the same.
  • These 85 sales result to a total of over $15,xxx+ in gross income.
  • This gives an average of over $9xx per month over the past 16 months.
  • Out of the total 85 sales, 84.7% are Geo domains (representing 72 of the total 85), 15.3 % are brandables+EMDs (representing 13 of the total 85).
  • My highest selling price for a geo domain so far is $499
  • The highest selling price for a brandable so far is $600
  • Most successful niche is Law niche, with 26 sales. Taking 31% of my total sales.
  • I’ve sold a law domain in each of the past 12 months.
  • My most successful cities are from the state of California. Interestingly, I’ve had only one sale from city of Los Angeles.
  • My most sold domains in a day is 3 sales. This occurred twice in July 2020 and November 2020.
  • My longest period without a sale is 3 weeks. This occurred 3 times over the past 16 Months.
  • I currently hold a total of over 300 domains. This is a combination of SH owned domains, my SH listed domains, Alter listed domains, and Dan.com listed domains.
  • I have a total of 140 premium domains at Squadhelp. Out of which 89 are SH owned and 51 are mine.
  • My oldest domain at squadhelp is 8 months old.
  • I own 10 domains at the new brandable market place Alter.com
  • I own 0 domains at Brandbucket.com. However, I’ll soon start building my BB portfolio.
  • I currently own a total of 95 Geo Domains.
  • Over the past 16 months, I’ve watched a total of 26 domains expired from my portfolio.
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Interesting points:

  • I’ve sold over 3X the domains I’ve seen Expired. This may own to the fact that I’m very strict on acquisition. I buy domains I really really like.
  • I currently hold just 1.3X the domains I’ve sold.
  • I’ve sold a law domain in each month over the past 1 year.
  • I’m yet to make a sale on Squadhelp despite having 140 premium domains. However, the oldest of this domain is 8 months. I might start expecting sale when most of the domains are in their 2nd year.

I’ll stop here. I hope this statistics are insightful and reader will find a way to learn one or two things from this data.

To some, my journey might be a failure (considering they have had far more success within the same period of 16 months since they started), to others this is a huge success, but to me, this is everything.

I’m forever grateful to Allah for this achievement.

More sales to us all.

Take Care!

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  1. Nice and very motivating.
    Learnt a lot

    1. If I may ask what your

      1. If I may ask, what’s you success rate on Expireddomains and coined names what’s your %rate Boss

        1. I don’t have the stat now, but I’ve hard far more success with coined than ED.
          This month I’ve sold 11 coined and only 2 ED picked

  2. This is Crazily Good. Yet to get a sale and not giving up. Will get there.

    1. Don’t give up. You will get there

  3. Amazing Stats

    Kudos

  4. Ikahlyfah, I respect you boss !

  5. Great stuff!
    On the average, how many hours do you put into domaining each day.

    1. I usually start working 1-2pm NG time. Till when I’m exhausted. Overall I’ve had more time due to Covid and Asuu strike

  6. Nice one Kahlyfah
    Surprised you’ve never had a sale on Afternic with your level of success.

    My highest sale till date was on Afternic, it was a Geo I sold for $950.
    After outbound email using dan link at a price of $550, the end user went ahead to purchase at my BIN price at Afternic.
    Same goes for my second highest sale too, it was on Afternic.
    Rgrds

    1. I only started listing my geos at afternic recently.
      I believe it will come soon.

  7. Very insightful… … Over 3 years, I have sold only 5 names. Too bad. Got myself distracted but am back now. Please can I have your email address, need some info urgently and privately. Congrats, to me your 16months is a great success.

  8. Going half a year without my first sale ….. So sad but I believe it will come one day

  9. Nice one boss. Can you give examples of names sold this month

    1. I may be making a post on November sales

  10. Names sold on gd auction are they brandables or Geo? What’s the success rate of Geo on gd auction?

    1. Emds and geos. The success rate is low overall

  11. Great data. Really insightful

  12. Most of the Geo sold , were they picked from ED or hand reg ?

  13. boss this your domain journey is so motivational keep the good work on boss, I only hope to archive half of your success story may the good God guide our path.

    1. We shall all achieve our desired goals!

      1. Abeg use your staff touch me ooo

  14. Wow..This domain biz is really working for you.. Thanks for the motivation

  15. Congratulations Khali… You’re a boss

  16. Congratulations Boss. Please can you help us with your sales letter template

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