Few steps about how to Monetize your domain name that you thought you should let it drop because you thought you don’t have time to dedicate to it. It is true, developing a domain name it takes time and dedication, but a good domain name left just like that but thats not the only case how to make revenue from a domain.
The ‘best’ way would be to grab a expired domain name that is already listed in search engines, but, are you lucky enough to grab such a domain to yourself now days? Similar domains, in most of the cases you will find them listed on auction sites as SnapNames.
But lets presume you got a expired domain name, nice words, very well listed on major search engines, what next? There are two options you could go for
- Domain name parking programs (NameDrive, Sedo, iMonetize, Afternic and many others). The traffic of your domain will constantly decrease with the time as it is passing, your best move would be to keep the domain while the traffic is still high, once you notice the traffic and clicks on the ads are decreasing sell the domain unless you plan to follow the example 2).
- Check the history of the domain from aboutus.org ex. www.aboutus.org/yourdomain.tld , read more what the domains content used to be, view the cashed version of the content, then dedicate some time and develop a site with a similar content, make sure there are no broken links in your site then sign up for AdSense (Google advertising publisher program) or Yahoo Publisher, now you are done, your next step would be to check your advertising panel and see your revenue growing.