I have $700 to invest in domains. Can I turn it into a $200-$300 per month inc

Started by Valerya, Jun 20, 2022, 11:55 AM

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Someone asked if domain investment is a quick way to get rich, but the answer is no. It takes time and effort to make a profit, especially for beginners. About 95% of people who start with domain investment don't make any profit at all.

If you have $500, you can get around 50-60 .com domains for a year, but the average sales ratio is only 1-2%. As a beginner, your chances are even lower, so you would need to sell a domain above $1k just to make any profit at all. Renewals are usually more expensive, so it's tough to earn a lot of money with this investment. Most beginners sell domains in the hundreds range, which makes it even harder to make a profit.
 It's best to start with .com domains, as other TLDs have a lower sales ratio.



The answer to whether it's possible to earn a living through domain investment depends on the individual and their existing knowledge in this area. While it's not impossible, it may take several years to establish a sustainable business model.

By combining marginal return on sales with PPC income, growth can be achieved in both areas leading to a substantial monthly income. However, it requires dedication and a strong commitment to succeed. This is my opinion on the matter.


Users claim that beginners won't make any profit with a $700 investment in domain investment. However, in my opinion, even domain experts cannot earn $200 per month with this investment.
I believe that even if 100 domain professionals with 20+ years of experience were to invest $700, not one of them would earn $200/month.

Alan Fleming

Earnings on domains work a little differently than the author of the post painted (although there is some truth there). If you have been selling, buying and renting domains, you should know that earlier it was enough to mothball a domain for 1-3 years, and then just sell it.
All this is true for the times of the 2010s... Now, if you want to get a normal profit, do point buying and promotion. What I mean? Now no one can buy it without analyzing your site. There are a lot of sites where you give guest access with complete traffic information and other nonsense. Now you can't just earn money on domains. Everything is done in three stages:
1. purchase,
2. optimization and expansion of the audience,
3. sale.
To earn passive income of $200, you need to hold a permanent asset of $2000. If we are talking about a one-time profit of $200, then yes, $700 will be enough, but you need to not only choose a good domain, but also promote it.


Even considering the simple aspects of investing, it is impossible to get more than 30% stable monthly. Domains are no exception to the rule. Ambitions are good, but it's worth really looking at the world.
 :)  :)


Domain name investment is a common practice around the world wherever there is internet access. In Ukraine and the CIS region, many websites register and resell domains, a practice known as cybersquatting. Domain acquisition for profit can involve buying domains with similar names to well-known companies for resale or advertising purposes.

While the most expensive domain ever sold was sеx.com for $14 million, domains are sold every day. With the potential for such high profits, investing in domains can be appealing. To become a domain name investor, one can simply contact a registrar, check if the desired name is available, register it and pay. However, competition is high, and most valuable domains have already been registered. It's important to invest wisely and seek out truly profitable domain names.


Domain investment is not a quick way to get rich. It requires time, effort, and a certain level of expertise to make a profit. As you mentioned, the majority of beginners in domain investment do not make any profit at all.

With a budget of $500, you can acquire around 50-60 .com domains for a year. However, the average sales ratio is only 1-2%, which means that you have a very limited chance of selling a domain within that time frame. This chance is even lower for beginners.

To make a profit, you would need to sell a domain for more than $1,000, considering the costs of acquiring and renewing the domain. However, most beginners tend to sell domains in the hundreds range, making it even harder to turn a profit.

It is generally advised to start with .com domains as they have a higher sales ratio compared to other top-level domains (TLDs). Other TLDs often have lower demand and may be harder to sell for a profit.

In addition to the points mentioned earlier, here are a few more aspects to consider when it comes to domain investment:

1. Domain Valuation: Understanding the value of a domain is crucial. Conduct thorough research on market trends, similar sales, keyword popularity, and potential demand for specific domains. This knowledge will help you make informed decisions on which domains to acquire and at what price.

2. Domain Monetization: Apart from selling domains, there are other ways to generate income from your domain portfolio. You can explore options like leasing or renting domains to businesses, developing websites on the domains, or monetizing them with advertisements or affiliate marketing.

3. Domain Flipping: Domain flipping involves buying domains at a lower price and then selling them quickly for a profit. It requires a keen eye for identifying undervalued domains and staying updated with industry trends and emerging markets.

4. Diversification: Instead of solely focusing on .com domains, consider diversifying your portfolio by exploring other TLDs, such as .org, .net, or country-based TLDs. Depending on the target audience and specific niche, these alternative domains may offer opportunities for profitable sales.

5. Industry Knowledge: Stay informed about emerging technologies, trends, and industries that have the potential to impact domain values. Keep an eye on news, events, and developments that could lead to increased demand for certain domain names.

6. Brandable vs. Keyword Domains: Brandable domains are creative and unique, while keyword domains consist of popular search terms. Both have their pros and cons, so understanding the market preference in terms of brandability versus keyword relevance can guide your domain acquisition strategy.

few additional factors to consider when it comes to domain investment:

1. Domain Length: Shorter domains tend to be more desirable and have a higher market value. They are easier to remember, type, and brand. However, keep in mind that shorter domains are often harder to find and may come at a higher price.

2. Domain Age: Older domains can hold more value, especially if they have a stable history and established backlinks. Search engines may give preference to older domains, which can be advantageous for potential buyers looking for an SEO boost.

3. Niche Domains: Consider investing in domains that cater to specific industries or niches. Having domain names relevant to popular or emerging trends, technologies, or markets can increase their appeal and market value.

4. Brand Protection: Some companies may be interested in acquiring certain domain names to protect their brand identity or prevent competitors from obtaining them. Research trademarked terms and monitor any legal issues associated with domain names to avoid potential complications.

5. Marketplaces and Auctions: Utilize domain marketplaces and auction platforms to buy and sell domains. These platforms can help expose your domains to a larger audience and connect you with potential buyers.

6. Networking: Building relationships within the domain industry can be beneficial. Engage in domain forums, attend industry conferences, and connect with other domain investors to gain insights, share experiences, and potentially discover new investment opportunities.

7. Due Diligence: Before purchasing a domain, conduct thorough due diligence. Check for any existing legal issues, trademark conflicts, backlink profiles, and search engine penalties. Verify ownership and domain history to ensure you are making a sound investment.