Portfolios.com
Portfolios.com - 18 Year Old Rare Generic .COM
Muffinbreak.com
Muffinbreak.com - 18 Year Old Brandable Two Word .COM
Ultrabar.com
Ultrabar.com - 13 Year Old Brandable Two Word .COM

Ultimate Vacation Domain Names For Sale

Caribbeanvacations.com

Ejtel Consulting is proud to be offering some of the highest quality Vacation domain names available on the market today. Vacation domain names are keyword rich highly memorable brand destinations for the travel industry that target specific high volume vacation destinations.  Lending themselves to create instant brand recognition, referral increases, and business credibility, they will accentuate and improve the online business for anyone that markets to the lucrative Two Trillion dollar a year Global Travel Industry.

CaribbeanVacation.com + CaribbeanVacations.com (Packaged)

EuropeanVacations.com

CapeCodVacations.com

AllInclusiveCruises.com

The seller is motivated, and has significantly discounted all properties for quick sale, with none priced higher than 5 figures USD.

Please submit all offers on the home page of the property you are interested in to ensure immediate response. There are multiple negotiations in play, so make sure to act quickly before this opportunity is missed.

5 Amazing Premium Domain Name Auctions with only 24 Hours Left!

I’ve partnered with Flippa to offer 5 amazing domain auctions that are all completing within the next 24 hours. Here’s the list of great one-word dictionary .COM domain names with their current highest bid amount. All have extremely low reserves, some of the bids are very close to meeting them.

Weights.com – Highest Bid: $25,000.00

Physical.com – Highest Bid: $18,100.00

Ailments.com – Highest Bid: $5,000.00

Autopsies.com – Highest Bid: $366.00

Hoaxes.com – Highest Bid: $4,100.00

Using LinkedIn to Sell Domains – Outreach

This is the second in a two part segment on using LinkedIn to sell premium domain names. If you missed it, make sure to check out the first post here.Using LinkedIn for Domain Sales

Finding the Right Contacts

Probably the most effective tool LinkedIn provides for Domain Sales is their robust people search capabilities. They provide an easy way to find the right contact(s) at almost any company for your outreach.

One of the most important steps in approach strategy is to make sure you go through the right department. A premium domain is something that both you and I may see clear value in, but you can’t assume that’s the case with the majority of people online. Typical exposure consists of mostly GoDaddy commercials and free domain offers with hosting, so value perception can be skewed when it comes to the sticker shock of aftermarket domains. This is especially true with prospects in non-technical verticals like Manufacturing or Construction.

Since a domain name is the first, and one of the most important representations of your “Brand” that users will encounter online, you need to find someone who understands how the perception of your business can be translated into real revenue in order to justify the expense. Because of this I’ve had the most success with those who have ownership of the branding / marketing for a company. They understand how impression can make or break a sale before there’s even a first contact, and showing them how their domain name is that first impression online shouldn’t be too difficult a proposition if framed correctly.

Convincing someone in marketing of your domain name’s valuation will be much easier than someone in the finance department for example. I have the greatest respect for finance folk, but usually it’s their sole job to reign in spending and enforce budgetary limits. Spending money on anything even remotely risky is a big no-no, and since they have less of a chance of understanding the value of your domain you’ll either hear crickets as your response, or receive low ball ‘take it or leave it’ offers. Using remorse or competitive loss as a sales tactic will be ineffectual since the “financial risk” (finance kryptonite) is removed from their plate just by walking away.

Also, make sure you’re approaching the right level within an organization. I’ve found the higher the better. I start at C level (CEO / CMO / CRO… not CFO) and then work my way down. This is where it pays to have a Premium LinkedIn account since it provides access to filters that target each of these levels through their people search tool.

How to search for people within a companyNow that you have a particular company you’re looking to approach, go to that company’s LinkedIn page if they have one, and then click the “See More” link in the section at the top right that shows how you’re connected to employees within the company. Once you are on the result page that shows all employees with a LinkedIn account, use the filters at the left side of the page to restrict by level and department.

TIP #1: You want to make sure you respect professional etiquette. Give each level their due course before moving onto the next. I find I like to reach out to all contacts that make sense within the C level at once, then wait 3-7 days before moving down to the next level.

TIP #2: Don’t ever give up. Make sure you keep reaching out until you receive a definitive yes / no from someone with the authority to make a decision for the entire company. It’s your job to sell your property, and you’ll never know for sure until you receive some type of answer.

Using InMail as your Initial Contact

Although it’s a site based message tool with email notices, I’ve found it a great addition to traditional outreach methods like the phone call or direct email. LinkedIn members tend to place InMail in a different category to regular email, and may give it more weight thereby increasing your chances that your message will be viewed. Plus, especially when it comes to C level management, InMail notices tend to bypass the assistant gatekeepers where direct email may not.

There are a few critical points on how you construct your InMail that are very important. You need to ensure you present your message with a certain level of professionalism in order for it to be taken seriously. Depending on the property, you may be asking upwards of 7 figures for a virtual asset that costs less than a typical lunch to renew each year, so presentation is key.

Although each message you send needs to be crafted specifically towards the vertical the domain is in, and the background of the individual / company you are reaching out to, here is a broad template you can use for a generic one word .COM domain to help you with that process:

 

Hi CONTACT NAME,

I’m acting in capacity of domain name broker to facilitate the sale of the website name DOMAIN.TLD. You can view more about me and this domain at DOMAIN.TLD.

 

DOMAIN.TLD is a rare, one word, premium generic .com domain name that epitomizes the $INDUSTRY VALUE dollar a year INDUSTRY NAME industry, making it one of the most sought after domain names on the Internet.

 

As one of the leaders in the INDUSTRY NAME industry that I am reaching out to, this sale presents a rare and unique marketing opportunity for COMPANY NAME if you have the budget for a premium domain name purchase. The domain has been valued in the $PRICE figure range USD, but a quick move on your part could place you in a position to be the first to acquire this fantastic property at discount.

 

If this business deal isn’t within your purview, I would greatly appreciate if you could point me to the right person in charge of Branding, Marketing, and/or acquisitions who could make a purchase decision. I thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to hearing back from you.

 

Best,

 

NAME / SIGNATURE

 

Summary

  • Not all departments are equal. Stay away from people whose entire job it is to stay within established budgets. Focus on the creatives. Those with vision, passion, and a deep understanding of Branding / Marketing. CEO / CMO… not CFO etc…
  • Approach the highest level of management you can. Start at C level, then work your way down through VP’s to Director / Managers and then hungry soldiers.
  • Leave no stone unturned by contacting everyone on your list until you establish a dialogue. Especially in non-technical companies, contacts may have outdated emails and never see your outreach. Never assume unresponsiveness is a “No”.

 

Using LinkedIn to Sell Domain Names – Prospecting Leads

Using LinkedIn for Domain SalesA question I hear quite often is “Can LinkedIn be used to effectively sell domain names?”. The answer is absolutely!

You can think of LinkedIn as a kind of business oriented Facebook, and although social elements have become a bigger part of the feature set over the years, I’ve found that it’s always been most effective as a networking and marketing tool. This means it’s a great way to find what some would call “end user” buyers for your domain names. Personally I like the term “Strategic Buyer” since it more clearly outlines what type of buyer it is you want to find; One that would receive strategic benefit through ownership.

Since I’ve had some success though a few strategies I’ve developed, I thought I’d start sharing them on this blog for anyone who might find them useful in their sales efforts. This first post will be on how to find corporate prospects for your premium domain names.

Mining Corporate Prospects

There are other strategies for developing leads outside of LinkedIn that are more effective, but you can leverage the great search tools and deep corporate database to find prospects that might not be apparent through other methods. Plus, any you do find should have a list of high level contacts attached making the outreach that much easier.

Your goal is to find an evangelist within a prospect company that matches your target profile, and then help them justify the spend by communicating value. But you need to compile a list of target companies first.

Although the sales cycle can be longer, you’ll receive the highest offers by finding large companies who have existing revenue streams that would benefit through use of your domain, and the prerequisite budget to make a big purchase. In order to find qualified prospect companies, the first thing you want to do is establish what relevant key phrases the particular domain name you’re going to market consists of.

First, start by looking at the actual terms in the domain name itself. If it has more than one word you can work your way from the whole text of the domain right down to the individual word components to see what makes sense. Sometimes the individual words, especially the latter ones, aren’t relevant to the term itself. Make sure to use your judgement when reviewing each.

Another strategy I employ is to use keyword research tools like Wordtracker to find related terms to include as part of the search. I’ll use one domain I’m currently marketing as an example: Chisel.com

Potential Search Key Phrases:

  • “chisel”
  • “small chisel plow”
  • “cold chisel”
  • “chisel sharpening jigs”
  • “corner chisel”
  • “air chisel concrete”
  • “chisel sharpening system”
  • “mortising chisel and bit”
  • “chisel mortise”
  • “wood chisel sharpener”

LinkedIn-Searchbar

Once you’ve decided on your list of relevant terms, use the search tool at the top of the page to start mining prospects. Make sure to compile results from each relevant key phrase, and then sort by how many employees they have as a loose gauge on how big the company is. It’s always helpful to use some type of CRM solution to help manage and organize outreach. Salesforce and the like can always be adapted for use.

Filter Companies For Domain Sales - LinkedInTip #1: After you complete your first search, use the filters in the left sidebar of the search results to remove results for everything but “Companies” or “Groups”. Individuals are rarely willing to pay market value for a personal name. Also, if your name is geocentric you can restrict results to specific locations.

Tip #2: New products and services are a much harder sell than a company who already has an established revenue stream that would be enhanced by your domain. Trying to pitch a company on creating a new product / service line is a rabbit hole that can use up significant resources and time with little likelihood of success.

Summary

  • Establish your list of relevant key phrases based on the words in your domain and what products or services it could relate to
  • Use LinkedIn search for Companies and Groups
  • Focus on companies with established revenue streams that your domain would enhance.

This is the first in a two part segment on using LinkedIn to sell premium domain names. Make sure to check out thesecond post here.

Best Organic Green Smoothie

Blender for Best Organic Green SmoothieFor personal health reasons I decided to change-up my entire lifestyle when it came to exercise and diet a couple of years ago. I overworked, under-slept, favored convenience / flavor over nutrition, had some terrible habits, and put no effort into taking care of myself. Eventually these not so smart choices caught up with me as I entered my thirties, and after another half decade of denial I was forced to reconsider my strategy if I wanted to be around for my then 2-year-old’s future.

The first thing I did was quit smoking, and eliminated or significantly reduced social drinking as well as any other unhealthy habits I had developed over the years. Once I was able to “stop the bleeding” so to speak, I slowly started back to the gym and decided to change my diet. I heavily researched all the “organic” hype that was going around and discovered that it wasn’t hype at all. All I can say is that I had NO idea, and it will shock you to learn what kind of untested chemicals and other harmful ingredients go into most foods found in your local grocery store.

Here are a couple of amazing documentaries that started me down the rabbit hole if you’re interested to learn more about how the food industry is pretty much fueling the pharmaceutical industry with future customers. Peculiar how some of the biggies from both sides have the same parent companies, but as a business consultant I can see how it would be a pretty savvy business strategy if you were capable of throwing morality and conscience out the window.

Just as I started to develop the interest, knowledge, and self-control to make these changes a permanent part of my life, I came across the green smoothie revolution. After trying many different recipes and recommendations, combined with a ton of trial / error, I developed my own organic green smoothie recipe that I’ve been refining over the last year. I discovered that some fruits / vegetables are head and shoulders above others on the nutrient scale. In fact, the food items I thought were nutritious weren’t that nutritious at all. It was an amazing experience going through the learning process of trying tons of different ingredients in many different combinations and ending up with a result that was a perfect balance of flavor, consistency, and nutrition for me.

Remember, my goal was to undo all the damage I did all those years, and start myself on a path that will guarantee I’ll be around for many years to come. I believe I’ve developed a formula that addresses most of the needs my body required to heal and rejuvenate. Although this recipe should never be considered a cure-all, I do believe that food is medicine and any health issue you may have will only improve if you provide your body with ample amounts of beautiful, delicious, and healthy organic foods like those included in this green smoothie recipe.

Best Organic Green Smoothie Recipe

This is also a great recipe for the whole family. My now 4-year-old receives a bowl almost every day. He’s only been doing it for 5 months but everyone who sees him is amazed at how much of a difference it’s made to his overall health and appearance. After being asked the umpteenth time for the recipe, I thought I’d share it here so anyone who’s interested can see if it works for them as well as its worked for my family.

If you have the patience and dedication, I guarantee that if you consume a minimum of two full cups a day while maintaining even a semi-healthy lifestyle, people will be commenting on the visible changes to your overall health and energy levels in as little as a month or two.

Best Green Smoothie Ingredients

(Makes about 90 Fl Oz – Adjust to your needs / blender size)

  • 1 High Speed Blender (Blendtec or Vitamix recommended)
  • 6 Tablespoons Organic Flax Seeds
  • 3 Tablespoons Organic Chia Seeds in 1 Cup Distilled Water (20 mins)
  • 1 Tablespoon Organic Coconut Oil
  • 1 Rounded Teaspoon Terramin Clay
  • 2 Tablespoons Organic Aloe Vera Gel
  • 1 cup Organic Coconut Water
  • 1 Cup Organic Spinach
  • 2 Cups Organic Kale
  • 2 Cups Organic Collard Green
  • ½ Cup Organic Beet Root
  • ½ Cup Organic Carrots
  • ½ Cup Organic Grapes (I sometimes substitute Organic Blueberries / Strawberries)
  • 1 Capsule Digestive Enzyme
  • 1 Organic Apple
  • 1 Organic Orange
  • 1 Organic Banana
  • ¼ Cup Organic Yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons Organic Honey
  • 1 Teaspoon Organic Cinnamon
  • 4000 IU Liquid Vitamin D
  • 3000mg Liquid Calcium
  • 50 gm Protein Powder (Natural)
  • 7 Distilled Water Ice Cubes

Directions

Preparation:

  • Place Chia Seeds in Distilled water and stir well. Stir once every 5 minutes for minimum 20 minutes until consistency is like jelly.
  • Clean all greens, fruits and vegetables. You can use 1 Tablespoon of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar in a large pot of water and soak for 1 hour. This is especially important for any produce that is not certified Organic in order to remove pesticide residue.
  • Peel Carrots and Beet, and chop finely to reduce wear on Blender. Chop all greens finely as well.
  • Remove Apple core (leave on skin, very healthy).  Use a peeler to remove just the top layer of orange skin while leaving white flesh, it contains majority of nutrients. Remove Banana Peel.

Peeled OrangeChia Seeds

Instructions

  1. Place the Flax Seeds in the blender
  2. Add the Coconut Oil. Preferably in liquid state since when hard it may not blend effectively. If you decide to heat make sure not to heat above 30C.
  3. Add Coconut Water. This is an amazing nutrient dense electrolyte. It also adds a nice flavor.
  4. Add the Aloe Vera Gel which is great for your skin and full of antioxidants.
  5. Add the Terramin Clay. Terramin Clay has amazing detoxification abilities, and also acts as a mineral supplement. NASA gives it to astronauts in order to replenish calcium loss in zero G.
  6. Add Grapes. Make sure to remove all stems, but if you have a good blender and can find organic grapes with seeds, make sure to leave them in. Grapeseed provides some amazing health benefits.
  7. Peel and chop raw beet. The smaller the size, the better for your blender.
  8. Add all finely chopped greens (Spinach, Kale, and Collard Green)
  9. Add finely chopped carrots.
  10. Open Enzyme capsule and pour over carrots. Discard Capsule Shell.
  11. Pour in Chia Seed / Water mixture.
  12. Remove Apple Core (Especially seeds as they contain arsenic), chop, and add into blender.
  13. Put in 3 Ice Cubes to lower temperature during blending. It causes heat, and if the mixture goes above 40C it will start to kill the nutritious natural enzymes.
  14. Blend on full Smoothie Cycle, or at high power until everything is a smooth consistency. There should be no detectable chunks of any kind. Slower blenders may not be effective in one go, so you may have to cycle one or two times until consistency is reached. It’s important this is done well as the greens are difficult to digest, but you also don’t want to over blend since oxygenation can also kill enzymes.
  15. Add in Cinnamon and Honey by pouring in cinnamon first, then honey directly on top. Cinnamon combined with honey has magical healing properties.
  16. Pour in Liquid Calcium / Vitamin D. I don’t like to use supplements in my smoothie, but we do not always get enough of these two very important dietary items. A daily smoothie is a great way to ensure you do.
  17. Add in Yogurt. Organic yogurt is very important since the source animal will not be full of antibiotics and hormones.
  18. Add your protein powder. I use two different kinds that combine to a total of 50 grams of protein at minimum. I use a natural vegetable protein (Hemp Protein Powder) as well as a natural New Zealand Whey protein power (Vanilla) that has no added sugar. If you must have something sweetened, ensure it is only sweetened with Stevia and not any other (sometimes toxic) alternative like aspartame.
  19. Break up and add banana.
  20. Chop peeled orange and place in blender.
  21. Add remaining 4 Ice cubes.
  22. Again, blend on full smoothie cycle or on full power until extremely smooth.

You’re now done, enjoy! If you need to store you can keep refrigerated in a sealed container for up to 3 days. I also suggest you wait at least an hour for the digestive enzymes to help break down all the nutrition before your first cup.

Remember, this recipe is just how I do it and I’m sure there are others that may be better for you. Make sure you try different methods / mixtures of your own until you find something that works. As an example, some may not like the brownish hue of the end result. Removing the beets and not using blueberries will do that, although you’re giving up some amazing nutrition in the process.

Feel free to share with your friends if you want. Have any suggestions / feedback? Make sure to tell your story in the comments!

Domain Name Consulting Services

Ejtel ConsultingWelcome to Ejtel Consulting, a new business I launched that offers top notch Domain Name, Development, Content and Consulting Services. I’ve had the opportunity to learn many lessons over the years, and I’ve amassed years of experience in all of the respective fields I provide services for. I now want to share that with you for all your Domain Name, Development, and Content needs.

I’ve been doing a good amount of contract / consulting work these last few years, so it’s great to be able to formalize a proper offering under one umbrella. I’ve been blessed to have a couple great domain sales recently which really highlights the unique approach to outbound Domain Sales I’ve developed, but I also provide amazingly cost effective web / mobile development and high quality content creative, so make sure you check those services out as well.

Domain Sales Inventory

I’m currently marketing an amazing group of one and two word generic premium properties. There are a few great deals to be had if you’re looking to make a short term acquisition.

Projects

SharedReviews

I’m still working on my current start up SharedReviews, which has been in somewhat of a limbo these last couple years due to the ongoing development of a new Content Quality Analysis service I’m preparing to launch in the coming weeks. After Google’s Panda algorithm hit the traffic of the site really hard back in early ’12, it was extremely challenging trying to figure out which of the 66 thousand plus user generated articles had content quality issues that needed correcting.

It was so difficult I ended up having to shutter the site until some checks and balances could be put in place. It wasn’t until very recently that the analysis service was ready to go through the entire heap of articles and trim the low quality fat (about 45% was culled). I will be re-launching SharedReviews under a completely new brand / model within the next couple of months, but in the short term I’ll have my hands full focused on getting the Content Analysis Service off to a good start.

ContentChecker

The content analysis service will be called Contentchecker.com, and it’ll allow you to paste in your content markup, or plug in the url of a published page and acquire a programmatic analysis of the content quality using an accurate scoring system that has been developed using some nifty tricks and years of traffic analysis data collected across all of SharedReviews published content in every topic vertical you can think of. Each report will provide detailed suggestions on how to fix any issues that are found, and I’ve developed some convenience tools to help you with the corrections. I’m super excited about this one since I’ve been working on it for over 2 years now, and I’ll post more details in the coming weeks as I get closer to launch.

I’m ecstatic to move into this new chapter in my career, and I really look forward to starting to blog again. I used to blog extensively back before most people knew what a blog was, but now I think I have some actual value to share 🙂