Domaining as a profession is well established now. There are thousands of domainers all over the world but very few are pro domainers. Pro domainers have some essential attributes that separate them from the rest. They are the professional people, who have become hugely successful in domain trading business. In this article we shall discuss the 7 must discernible attributes in a pro domainer.
Before we proceed for discussion let me tell one very important thing. Domain buying and selling is an art form. Like any other art, you have to learn and practice. To perfect this art first you have to learn the basics very well and beyond that your own creativity, imagination, instinct and intuition come to play. All pro domainers have pursued the profession passionately.
Okay! Let’s discuss what are these attributes.
The 7 Attributes
Snap Judgement: The term “Snap Judgement” was invented and popularized by famous writer Malcolm Gladewell. Pro domainers have impeccable snap judgement ability. Snap judgement is nothing but the gut feeling and our instinctive response to a thing or a situation.
Snap judgement is not something acquired by birth but developed from learning, experimenting and experiencing. This process gives birth to an instinctive judgement ability about situation and things, which most of the time prove correct. This innate ability helps pro domainers in acquisition and selling of domains at right time and also in understanding of market dynamics better.
Ability to evaluate a domain: A pro domainer does not have to check valuation tool or go for appraisal from third party to determine value of a domain. They have in them the ability to instantly evaluate a domain both at its retail and wholesale price. Such ability usually develops from learning the nitty gritty of domaining art.
Ability to choose a correct domain: Pro domainers know the fact that a lot of things goes into a making a valuable domain. Value of a domain is not all about the keyword (s), age, search result or CPC as people in general think. There are many other factors that affect value of a domain. Pro domainers understand this and so hardly they make a wrong choice.
Discipline: Discipline is the ability to remain focused at your job. Pro domainers are extremely disciplined. Domaining is such a profession where you have to be alert all the time because buying and selling of domains take place continuously 24 hours and market fluctuates. There are drop catching activities that go on round the clock. So domainer cannot afford to be lazy of undisciplined because they know they could be potentially loosing a lot of profit.
Pro domainers understand the virtue of discipline in domaining profession. They are extremely focused in their task. They know how to balance their profession and other activities perfectly well.
They know value of promotion: No matter how valuable your domains are, they are worthless if you don’t promote them. Pro domainers are aware of it and they don’t hesitate to spend money and time to promote their domains. They know the truth that even a bad domain can sell high if promoted correctly. Promotion is not only about investing money. It is more about advertising the right domains in front of right type of buyers.
They have mastered negotiating skill: Promotion without negotiating skill is not effective. Negotiating a profitable price is an art itself. You ideally should have the ability to understand the psychology of the buyer/party you are negotiating with. If you are in domain industry for a while you must have heard about how some of the domainers are making a killing by selling seemingly worthless domains. That is because of their negotiation skill.
They have the right attitude: Finally, pro domainers have the right kind attitude. They believe in themselves and are usually positive and optimistic in their outlook. They are not the people, who could be unsettled or rattled by temporary setbacks. They take action on what in their mind.
Do you possess these characters tics?
Only you know where you stand. If your answer is a honest ‘No’, no need to be disappointed. Work hard, learn all nitty gritty and back your learning with action. Nothing can stop you becoming an Ace domainer.