Why You Needed to List Your Domain for Sale Five Minutes Ago

By | August 25, 2011

We know. Unless you have access to a time machine, there’s no way you’re ever going to live up to the title of this article.

But hopefully we’ve got your attention. Domain listing, after all, requires a healthy amount of attention – sure, listing a domain for sale is a great start, but if you really want to guarantee yourself better results like bigger and faster offers, you’ve got to take it seriously.

What’s that? You’re still not taking it seriously? You’ll put your domain up for sale tomorrow? Well, we’ve got a bone to pick with you. So let’s break it down: here are a few reasons you should have listed your domain for sale five minutes ago.

Time is Money

You know that old saying, time is money? The more and more you live your life, the greater chance you probably agree with the axiom. In fact, as we get older, we realize that time isn’t just money, but our time is a heck of a lot more valuable than the money we earn.

So what does this have to do with domains? Simple: you’ve got to cast a wide net if you plan to make a sale. Some domains sell like hot cakes, sure, but if you’re sitting on one of those websites, then you don’t need any advice from us.

But what exactly is a “wide net” when it comes to selling domains? One of the easiest ways to cast a wide net is to get started early. List your domain for sale even if you’re a few weeks ahead of when you think you want to sell it. Take action now rather than later so that when “later” arrives you’ll feel a heck of a lot better about where your domains currently stand on the market.

The more time goes by, the more likely you are to receive the kind of offers on your domain that you want to see. It’s that simple. And once you understand this simple process, you’ll ask yourself why you didn’t list your domain for sale five minutes ago.

Being Sure

There’s another advantage to listing your domains early that many people don’t realize until they’ve done it themselves: knowledge. The more action you take to sell your domain, the more you’re going to learn about its marketability. Did you list it for sale yesterday and already get a few offers on it? Then you know the thing’s marketable.

That’s called being sure, and certainty is worth its weight in gold.

Of course, not everyone will magically receive offers on every domain they list for sale. But that’s just another way to be sure, to learn something about your asset – you’ve learned that it might take a little tweaking to sell this particular domain. Maybe you need to lower your asking price, highlight some different qualities you didn’t initially highlight, or all of the above.

Whatever you learn, the point is that if you start now, you’re learning. It’s five minutes later than five minutes ago, of course, but who’s counting?