Making money through website domains

Have you ever wanted to start up your own website? Well, the first step, obviously, is to buy a domain.

The domain is a unique name for your website, and provides an address at which your clients can reach you. After getting a domain, your next step is to get proper hosting.

Fortunately, a lot of domain-purchasing websites also provide hosting, although it is usually a minimal amount of space/bandwidth.

Anyways, when I was 12, my friend and I did this. We wrote video game reviews, previews, etc. and ended up generating a little bit of profit (any money made when you're 12 years old seems like a fortune).

To conclude, the best - and cheapest - place I've found to purchase a domain is with Yahoo!. For $3.95 per year (!),Yahoo will set you up with your own website name. They'll even provide a decent-looking starter web page, seen to the left of this article.

Anyways, if you want to make as much money as I did when I was 12, look into something like Yahoo! domains. It's an easy and fun way to make money.


Oh, and before I forget....another fun thing to do with domains is to register names that you think will be popular in the upcoming future. For example, if you see a celebrity on American Idol and think that they're going to win it all, buy www.FantasiaBlahBlah.com for $3.95 from Yahoo domains. If it doesn't work out, you've lost a minimal amount of money.

However, if you manage to guess an upcoming company name, or popular new activity, these domains can sell for thousands of dollars. For example, www.sex.com sold for millions of dollars a few years ago. You can even buy the domain name off of someone else and hope its value appreciates like an investment.

Anyways, just thought I'd educate you guys on another way to make easy money. Good luck!

15 comments:

Vapor said...
January 18, 2011 at 6:48 PM

Great tips!

thenitefalls said...
January 18, 2011 at 7:25 PM

I'll look into yahoo domains! It seems like something to invest time with :)

A Beer for the Shower said...
January 18, 2011 at 8:19 PM

Now that I'm unemployed, even a 12 year old's monthly earnings sound appealing. Where can I find this 12 year old, so I can rob her?

-Bryan

Major.Mack said...
January 18, 2011 at 8:40 PM

nice to know; i think the next big one will be BeiberISaHO.COM

Das Auto! said...
January 18, 2011 at 8:54 PM

risky investments, but i've seen people make lots of money from buying and selling these. maybe it's about time i started

mrecan said...
January 19, 2011 at 1:19 AM

nice information
thanks for the tips too

Engelhart said...
January 19, 2011 at 7:28 AM

I have often thought of trying that.

Marduk said...
January 19, 2011 at 9:25 AM

Seems like an honest dollar to me.

Laughing Vault said...
January 19, 2011 at 11:32 AM

i could try that

Rawr said...
January 19, 2011 at 12:33 PM

For $3.95 per year? It's really cheap

Arcita said...
January 19, 2011 at 12:54 PM

some great information. will be using some of this stuff

Bob lehcror said...
January 19, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Cool as! Thanks for the bueat info keep it coming!

HiFi said...
January 21, 2011 at 4:33 AM

Wicked advice :D

Rorschach Redemption said...
January 21, 2011 at 10:15 AM

"Anyways, if you want to make as much money as I did when I was 12,"
Which was...? :D

MArk said...
January 30, 2011 at 7:02 PM

on the celebrity idea. why don't you just buy their domain name and then create the fan page and rake in the dough when fans go on the page and click your ads

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