Some Websites Are Just Not Worth It

Sometimes after I create a site, running it turns out to be more trouble than it is worth, so I shut it down. Here are some examples: 1. DigitalCharity.com – It all started in 2002 when shopaholic Karyn Bosnak started asking for donations online to pay off her $20,000 in credit card debt. It worked […]

KindActs.com

I launched a new site today at KindActs.com, to help motivate people to do random acts of kindness. I was inspired when I saw the “Kindness Boomerang” video by the charity Life Vest Inside on James Altucher’s blog, and remembered around 5 years ago that I had bought the domain KindActs.com (I think for $1250) […]

Big Domain Purchases – Part 2

Earlier this year I bought some big domain names (such as Physical.com – see my blog posting about it) to develop into websites, even though I already have 5,000 other domains I have not developed yet. As with many of the things I do online, this was an experiment to see if I could make […]

Domain Names I Recently Sold – September 2011

Below is a list of some of the domain names that I sold in the past 9 months: WebStartups.com – $5,000 CouponJunkies.com – $4,000 BestFirearms.com – $500 GetEngaged.com – $7,000 Zabber.com – $500 Winloot.com – $1,000 Venturefund.com – $5,000 Quicktrades.com – $2,000 HugoBooks.com – $500 Findgifts.net – $1,100 Buygifts.net – $1,100 Birdwatchers.net – $1,500 4RentalCars.com […]

Interviews and Publicity – Do They Bring Fame and Fortune?

I was recently interviewed about my domain name business, and although doing any interview is always exciting, what made this one different is that it was my first video interview. You can view it at DomainSherpa. This was my first time ever using Skype or any video chat type software, and I have only ever […]

My 9000 Domains – Part 2

In a previous posting, I pondered What To Do With My 9000 Domain Names?. It has been 6 months since I wrote that, so I though I would give my readers an update: 1. Yesterday I sold a package of 4000 of my domains for $1.3 million. These domains were all parked (i had no […]

What Domain Should I Use For My TV Site?

One of the goals of my blog is to give people an inside look at how an Internet business is run. So, here’s a business decision I am currently facing: I’m planning to build a site similar to SocialGuide.com, which is a site where people discuss TV shows (chatter.usanetwork.com is another example of a site […]

The Website Content Controversy

Google’s recent changes to their search rankings (see details here) to reduce spammy content (mainly from “content farms”) has led to a lot of talk about the importance of having good, unique content. It got me thinking about the topic of adding new content to my own sites. The reason I bring this up is […]

Domain Names I Recently Sold – January 2011

Here are some domain names I sold in the past 4 months: WebFlings.com – $5,000 OnlineInvoices.com – $1,000 BigCasinos.com – $1,000 GamerLife.com – $1,500 BrigantineBeach.net – $400 HealthDeals.com – $4500 FinancialSpot.com – $1000 GoodCoupons.com – $4000 BeerDeals.com – $1500 4Software.com – $2000 4Bets.com – $1,000 4StudentLoans.com – $2,000 4Slots.com – $1,000 4PetSupplies.com – $1,000 4Blackjack.com […]

SantaBot.com is coming to town

In two of my previous postings, I wrote about my attempts to create viral videos: http://www.impulsecorp.com/viral-videos-the-story-of-pimp-my-sleigh and http://www.impulsecorp.com/viral-videos-part-2. Mainly, I tried making holiday music videos such as Pimp My Sleigh, and although they were popular, I never made any money from them. So, unlike with holiday videos, it is interesting that one of my holiday […]

What To Do With My 9000 Domain Names?

I own several hundred domains that have real websites on them, such as Dumb.com, Adoptme.com, and CheapFlowers.com, but for over 10 years I have also had around 9000 domain names that are basically just sitting there doing nothing. I have no plans to create sites on them, I just hold them in the hopes of […]

Big Domain Development – Part 3 (WatchMovies.com)

In one of my earlier blog postings I talked about how I converted WatchMovies.com from a parked domain to a site with some content on it, so it would start getting search engine traffic. But, at that time, it was still a simple site, and I did not really host any of my own content […]

New Website Projects – September 2010

In one of my previous postings, I gave away 11 new business ideas that I had thought of, because there is little chance I will ever get them launched myself. In this posting, I am going to list some of the Internet projects that I actually am working on: A site where you upload your […]

Domain Names I Recently Sold – August 2010 Update

Here are some domain names I recently sold: BuyBirdhouses.com – $5,000 SkinWrinkles.com – $5,000 DatingService.net – $7,000 CheapFlightsNow.com – $1,000 GetGlasses.com – $4,000 Thugsta.com – $750 LivePayments.com – $1,000 Audioaddicts.com – $750 Wecare4u.com – $500 AdsByOwner.com – $250 Babeshows.com – $3,500 FindBabyNames.com – $1,250 WebsiteNews.com – $300 SexyFashions.com – $1,500 GotoBermuda.com – $10,000 NutritionWatch.com – […]

The Death of the Publishing Industry?

In the past few years there has been a lot of talk about how newspapers and magazines are being replaced by online content, and that print media will soon be a dead industry. While it is true that the game is changing, and not many of the changes are good for the big publishers, keep […]

How To Get Rich Online – Book Epilogue

A few weeks ago I posted the introduction to my book. Below is the epilogue (the end part) for the book: How To Get Rich Online =================== What’s Next? While other teenagers were playing video games and watching sports, I was reading the Wall Street Journal, buying penny stock IPOs, and thinking of inventions. While […]

How To Get Rich Online – Book Introduction

I have been thinking about writing a book. It would be called “How To Get Rich Online” and would be a combination of my most interesting blog posts and practical how-to advice for creating money making websites and market them. So far, I wrote the introduction and the epilogue, I just need to write the […]

Giving Away My New Business Ideas

In the spirit of a recent TechDirt article about giving business ideas away for free, I have decided to share some of my new business ideas (none of which I am currently working on, but would if I had more time): 1. RunWebsites.com – A service that manages websites for Internet companies 24 hours a […]

Viral Videos – Part 2

In a previous posting, I talked about my attempt at launching a viral video. It was a modest success, but did not make me any money or bring any extra traffic to my site. So, I decided to create a few more music videos in the hopes that one of them would catch on: Hip-Hop […]

Viral Videos – OK Go

Most viral videos are just a one time thing for the person who created it, and much of the time going viral was not something they expected to happen or planned in advance. It is interesting to note that OK Go, as a virtually unknown band 4 years ago, created one of the most popular […]

Bone of the Month Club

Many of my blog postings are stories about sites that I created. This one is about a site I wanted to start, but never did: BoneoftheMonth.com . I registered the domain in 2003 and the the concept was to create a site where people could buy their pet a luxurious gift, which would a gourmet […]

Expanding Your Internet Business

In my previous posting, I talked about how it is hard for many websites to take things to the next level, in terms of increasing sales and profits. Most websites, assuming they are able to stay in business for a few years, reach a plateau where they are making money, but it is just enough […]