One Thing I Really Need To Improve

Okay, well there are a lot more than one thing that I need to improve on but this one popped into my head this morning so I thought as per usual I’d share it with all of you. The last five years I’ve seen my time get completely maxed out as I worked hard to juggle my Domaining business, full time job, and startup adventures. I quickly learned that doing too many things at once can mean not doing any one of those things as well as I would like.

With my domain business the only way to scale was to hire more people and really built it as a business rather than a job form myself. This helped me take something that was making a few thousand dollars a month and turn it into a real six-figure business. I couldn’t manufacture time so I did what I think most people should do in that situation, pay for other people’s time.

This year my domain business grew more than I could have expected and Daina came up with an amazing idea and started a company that I soon joined and quit my day job to pursue full time. In reflecting on my year I’m proud of a lot of things but also disappointed in a few things that fell off of my plate as I suddenly found myself doing one too many things.

That one thing I really felt that I needed to improve on is responding to blog comments. While I have kept up with my blog and in fact seen the traffic continue to grow year over year I haven’t had enough time to properly respond to comments and follow-up with my readers. So now I am making a pledge to all of you that your comments will not go unread all day only to be responded to late at night or the following day.

Now that I have left Sonos this has given me an extra 8-10 hours a day and that means I can finally give my comments all the love that they deserve. On that note I am also adding a top commentators section to my sidebar to reward those who comment frequently. For those who already comment a ton and have wished that I responded to comments quicker, or at all in some cases, I look forward to more dialog and interactivity as I move forward with this next chapter in my life.

I look at blogs like Elliot’s (one of my all time favorite blogs out there) and see how quickly he responds to comments and what a great service this is to his user and his blog as a whole. He has set a great example and I look forward to making my blog more responsive and interactive. Many more things to improve on, but I’ll start with this!

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  • henry October 3, 2012, 12:11 pm

    I hear you say a lot about your six figure domain business but can you explain to your readers if this is from domain sales or domain monetizing because honestly they are two totally different subjects.

    Thank you

    • Morgan October 3, 2012, 2:10 pm

      Great question Henry and very true, they are very different things. This year about 70% of my domain income has come from sales, 25% from monetization, as about 5% from my eBooks.

  • Greetings from London October 3, 2012, 4:45 pm

    Hi Morgan,
    I follow your blog very frequently and find it very informative. It is great to know that you will be spending more time blogging. I very much respect your willingness to share your ideas.
    Hope you have a great time at TRAFFIC and look forward to your updates and thoughts on the event.

    • Morgan October 4, 2012, 6:01 am

      Thanks @Faz – much appreciated!

  • Terry October 4, 2012, 12:50 am

    How many domains a year are you buying/selling to make $70000+

    • Morgan October 4, 2012, 6:00 am

      @Terry – this year we have sold about 20 domains and been a part of over $2 million in overall deals.

  • Aaron October 4, 2012, 3:19 am

    I never sold a single domain since I started in June. I have no way to know what I have is crap or I just need to wait longer. Any advice?

  • marilyn October 10, 2012, 1:06 am

    Domain, domain sales and domain monetizing…. hmmmm, I don’t know much about these terminologies but six figure, YES! and I’m getting interested in learning these thing now :).


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