Here’s how not to sell domains on Twitter, but also, how to sell domains

Okay, I know the title of this post might not make any sense, but stick with me and it will once I’m done here. First things first, as we all know, people who actively try to sell their domains outbound usually see more sales. It makes sense right? Like anything in life, the more you put into it, the more likely you are to see results.

At the same time, when it comes to domain names, there’s a lot of things you can do to make you think you’re getting your domains out there that actually aren’t going to move the needle. One example is something I see all the time on Twitter because I get included in the Tweet. Here’s an example:

Before I go any further, and I think you’ll see as you read on, I’m not trying to say anything negative about Pradeep here. It doesn’t bother me when I see myself amongst a sea of other names on Tweets like this. I appreciate everyone for trying their hard to sell domains, period, so I respect Pradeep for his hustle, even if I know it’s not the right way to do it. Better to try and learn than not try at all right?

Of course, there is a better way to sell this domain than to spam a bunch of domain investors on Twitter and Yogi Solanki, outbound domain salesman extraordinaire did something really nice for Pradeep.

What Yogi shares here is what is likely the best way for Pradeep to really optimize his time – reach out to end-users that might have a real interest in the domain name. I also have to say I think Yogi rocks for doing this, he’s a good example of someone who coaches up and makes the people around him better.

Now there’s a way that Twitter could still play a role in the sales process here and I’ll throw this nugget out at the end. Pradeep could follow a handful of people who have businesses with “panda” in their name and try reaching out directly via a DM. I’m hearing more and more stories of domain investors going beyond email to reach out to people, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. and seeing good results.

The point is, it’s not as much about using Twitter or not using Twitter to sell a domain name, it’s more about who you are trying to sell the domain to. Thanks to Yogi for being the good guy that he is and Pradeep, if you’re reading this and you end up selling to one of the people Yogi recommended, let me know!

Morgan Linton

Morgan Linton