Buying Cheap Traffic – An Experiment

Almost every new site I create gets no traffic. That is frustrating, disappointing, and not good business, and I am not sure exactly what to do about it. In the olden days, it used to be if you built a good site, people would find it. Google would send it lots of traffic, other sites… Read More »

Illegal Sites

If you are a small company, it is important to do whatever you can not to get sued, because a lawsuit will eat up all your time and money, even if you think you did nothing wrong. I am frequently presented with business opportunities that would probably make a good profit, but I avoid them… Read More »

Are .Com Domains Headed For A Fall?

There are already over 400 new gTLDs available right now, such as .music, .shop, .love, .nyc, .eco., .news, .hotel, .dentists, and .money, with thousands more soon to come. There is a huge debate within the domain industry as to whether or not these domains will succeed, and if they do, will .com still remain king.… Read More »

How I Found My Voice

When I was in high school, I wasn’t a typical teenager. I was not a geek, not a jock (playing on the tennis team did not count), and not popular. I was a shy, socially awkward, honor roll student, who read the Wall Street Journal every day in the school library during study hall. Fast… Read More »

Seller’s Remorse –

In February 2014 I bought the domain for $7000 ( appraised value = $63,000). Over and over again I had vowed to stop buying domains but I saw this domain for sale in an email newsletter and felt compelled to buy it, even though I did not have any particular plans for it and… Read More »

Strike It Rich With Bitcoin Cloud Mining

Most of you probably know a little about Bitcoin by now and have heard there is a “crypto” part to it, and a maybe a “blockchain” is involved, but once you start getting into the details you zone out. So instead of boring you with more about that topic, today I will dazzle you with… Read More »

3 New Business Ideas – Escrow

I had 3 new business ideas recently, all related to escrow services. They are not anything I would want to launch myself right now, since I already am busy enough with my existing businesses, so I thought I would put them out there in case anybody else is interested in starting them: Idea #1. Kickstarter… Read More » – Buying and Selling Websites/Domains

In the past year, has become a major player in the domain name sales business, so I thought I would share the experiences I have had with them. Over the years I have bought and sold around 100 websites on, starting back when it was just a section on the forum named… Read More »

Amazon Unlimited Books Membership – A Review

Today introduced a new service called Kindle Unlimited, where you pay a $9.99/month and you can read as many e-books as you want (they call it “unlimited”, but it actually has a limit of holding on to 10 e-books at a time). It gives you access to over 600,000 e-books and thousands of audiobooks.… Read More »

Bitcoin 2.0 – Making Money

I have recently been getting more involved in the wild and wonderful world of cryptocurrencies (such as Bitcoin), and now that I am more of an expert on the topic, I can share some of my experiences. The vast majority of the general public is still just trying to wrap their heads around the idea… Read More »

Why I Am Happy To Sell At A Loss –

I sold today for $36,500 and lost money on it. But, I am fine with that. Here’s why: I bought the domain name for $32,000 in March of 2012. It currently appraises for $284,000 on, and I think it appraised for around that back then also. I did not have any grand… Read More »

What Is The Next Big Thing?

The Cryptocurrency business (Bitcoin and other electronic currencies) feels a lot to me like the Internet did back in 1995. Everybody was talking about it, but most people had no idea how to use it, or go about setting up a website on it. It was obvious though it had big growth potential. Also, the… Read More »

My Outsourcing Adventure

Everyone already knows about pros and cons of outsourcing, but that’s not what I am here to discuss today. I did something a little strange and unusual, so bear with me while I explain. In previous blog postings, I have written about how I have never met most of my employees or even talked to… Read More »

Domain Name Leasing and Financing

You frequently hear about buying and selling domain names, but a topic that does not get that much attention is domain leasing. Several domain brokerages have tried to focus on domain leasing (where they offer to rent the domain to the end user for a monthly fee, sometimes with an option to buy it), without… Read More »

My Paperless Life

For several years I have been meaning to write a blog posting about how great it was to go from a messy stack of papers on my desk to a having paperless office. But, I have now moved on to even loftier goals. This is the year I began leading a paperless life. All my… Read More »

My Domain Addiction and

In some of my previous postings (such as Are Premium Domains Worth It and 2012 – A Year Of Failures), I wrote about how hardly any of the domains I bought to flip or develop in the past few years have made any money, so I was done with that. So to start the new… Read More »

Bitcoin Mania

Back in 2002 I created my own virtual payment system called DigiCredit (Click Here to read my blog posting about it), so I have some experience when it comes to digital currencies such as Bitcoin. In case you are not familiar with it, Bitcoin is virtual money that allows users to pay for things without… Read More »

2013 – A Year of Change

2013 was a year where I felt like I was treading water, with no clear direction. Unlike 2012 (A Year of Failures), this year was more good than bad. But, that is mostly because I lowered my expectations. Here’s a summary of what happened this year in my business: 1. Website Development – I have… Read More »

Are Premium Domains Worth It?

With hundreds of new domain extensions flooding the market in the coming months, the huge shift in website browsing over the past few years from PCs to mobile devices, and the growing popularity of social media marketing (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), one might wonder if buying a premium .com domain is worth it anymore. The answer… Read More »

How The iPhone Changed My Life

Five years ago I bought a Blackberry. I would constantly use it to check my email, and for the first time I was able to easily get work done outside my office (before that I used a laptop, but that was a pain in the neck). In a similar way, buying an Amazon Kindle around… Read More »

10 Reasons Why I Am Eager To Sell My Domains

Sales of my domains are the same now as they have been in previous years, but lately I have been much more eager to sell them than I used to be. In the past, I would hold out for what I thought a domain was worth, but now if I get a decent offer I… Read More »

Domains Sold – 2013

The following is a list of domain names I have sold in the past 9 months: – $7500 – $2000 – $5000 – $2000 – $900 STORESTUFF.COM – $2000 – $2500 – $1000 – $1000 – $6000 – $1250,,,, –… Read More »

How My Webhost Screwed Me Out Of $5000

I am currently having a dispute with my previous web host (Colo4jax), so I thought I would share it with you, as an example of the kind of thing that sometimes happens when running a company. For many years I had most of my sites hosted at, which is a small web hosting company… Read More »

2012 – A Year of Failures

As 2012 draws to a close, I though I would list how each of my business ventures did in 2012: The Bad Things of 2012: * I setup a bunch of new sites, but none of them have made any money: – Social media rankings for over 15,000 celebrities using a proprietary formula that… Read More »

The Power of Blogging

When you put yourself out there by having a blog, you never know what will happen. You may get some negative comments, but once in a while it can turn into something wonderful when your words touch the lives of others. The Rockstar Ronan blog is a perfect example. Maya Thompson started the blog two… Read More »