Itâ€™s been a while since Iâ€™ve explored the definition of a domainer, and if you check online youâ€™ll find lots about it. Some would say that it is buying and selling of domains, some say web development etc., so what is a domainer? This is what Iâ€™ve explored and found numerous meanings attached to the term…
… Domainer is a term I just learned last year, it has been really confusing sometimes what it really means as there are many definitions. Whatâ€™s usually the common case for most of the domainers is that theyâ€™re a one man show, most of them doing everything on their own.
– Multiple Task of Domainer –
Here are the tasks that defines a domainer:
Investor - we, domainers, believe that we are real estate investors that are blessed with the knowledge and opportunity (although some wished they knew about it in the 90â€™s). We buy and sell domains to other investors or end users.
Web Developer – we also develop our domains, we try to compensate for our lack of programming skills with the likes of WordPress, Joomla or any free CMS that wonâ€™t need much programming. Itâ€™s all about developing our domains and getting higher traffic and money than parked.
Web Designer – With the amount of development that weâ€™re doing, we are pretty much accustomed to design some of our graphics work. Weâ€™ve somehow mastered some of Photoshopâ€™s functions and continue to use that for our developed domains.
SEO expert – We develop to be ranked by Search Engines (SEO), and so we all try to learn a thing or two with SEO that we, one day, become experts at it. We learn the art of writing SEO contents and make sure that weâ€™ve added enough to get us ranking high.
Sales Person – Google Adsense pays but not that high, we need direct advertisers to get a good living so we need to sell. Weâ€™ll contact those businesses that are related to our domain and pitch to sell advertising spaces or even consider selling the websites to them.
Outsourcing – When we become really good at developing websites and doing SEO, we suddenly feel that we can do it for others so we start ourselves a company to make websites for others.
The Boss – Weâ€™ll have the brand of President or CEO, we own companies that usually comprises of ourselves or a person or two in the far east (so many coming from our country). We seem big but its all in the comfort of our bedroom.
Whatâ€™s really funny about the definition of domainer in 2010 is that youâ€™re the do-it-all guy, from investing in domains to development to all the way to outsourcing. Some mix and match the tasks but whatâ€™s really important is that everyone invests in domain names to profit in whatever means necessary (legally of course, or is it?…).
So how would you guys define a domainer this 2010?