Taking MorganLinton.com To The Next Level In 2013!

For those who have been following along with my adventure over the last 5+ year, you know it has been one heck of a wild ride! I started this blog in October of 2007 as a journal that initially I thought only I would read. My initial goal was to make an extra $500/month and a couple years later I had exceeded this goal by 10x, and even broke $45,000 in a single month last year (this will be detailed in the next edition of The Domain Investing Handbook – coming in Feb).

Yes, things never go according to plan, and sometimes that can be a very good thing. Last year I quit my day job and am now incredibly proud to say that 100% of my income comes from Domain Investing. However a vast majority of my time now goes-into Fashion Metric, a startup that my wife and I run together in Los Angeles that will be disrupting the online clothing world.

Linton Investments is now 19 people strong, and I think #20 should be coming on this month. Building my Domaining company as a business, rather than as a day-to-day job was critical for me to live my dreams which take place in the startup space, not in the domain world. I love Domaining but as many of you know, I never wanted to become a full time Domainer, my dream was to become a full time startup founder.

This brings me to this blog which I still write every single day and plan to continue well into my hundreds. As many of you know, I’m not shy, and I have a lot to say. 2012 was a record-breaker for my blog with the last three months being some of my highest-traffic months ever. However when I look at my blog I see something missing.

I write a lot of posts about what I’m doing in my own business and try to feature as many case studies as possible to share my experiences with all of you. That’s what my blog has always been about, sharing my experiences, and that is never going to change. Now, however, for the first time ever I am adding another writer to MorganLinton.com who will be adding Domaining News to the mix.

Since I have never had anyone else but me write for this blog I took great care to find someone that I know, trust, and feel represents the quality-level of my blog. Today I am very excited to announce that Raymond Hackney (RH), the creator and publisher of HybridDomainer.com will be coming onboard and writing for MorganLinton.com this year!

Raymond is someone who needs no introduction as I’m sure many of you already read his blog. HybridDomainer.com is a daily read for me and RH is one of the most passionate, hard-working people I have had the pleasure of meeting in this space. So get ready for another great year on MorganLinton.com and welcome to Raymond, I couldn’t be more excited to have someone of his calibre contributing to this blog!

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  • Uzoma January 2, 2013, 11:55 am

    Congratulations RH, and MorganLinton.com, wishing you great $ucce$$.

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  • Ron Jackson January 2, 2013, 12:14 pm

    Raymond is a great choice Morgan! Knows his stuff inside out and is a really good guy too – he will definitely hold up the high standards you have set for MorganLinton.com!

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  • Morgan January 2, 2013, 12:31 pm

    Thanks @Uzoma – much appreciated!

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  • Morgan January 2, 2013, 1:40 pm

    Thanks @Ron – I couldn’t agree more!

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  • Randall January 2, 2013, 8:12 pm

    I think this is going to be a good experience for you and your blog, Morgan. I think that you provide good information. Never stop because I will be lost. Chef quit and his blog is a ghost town.

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  • Raymond Hackney January 2, 2013, 10:16 pm

    Thanks Uzoma

    Thanks Ron always means something coming from the best in the best in the business

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  • Morgan January 2, 2013, 11:18 pm

    Thanks @Randall, I appreciate the kind words!

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  • Niko Bellic January 3, 2013, 2:37 am

    Eagerly waiting for “The Domain Investing Handbook”

    Thanks
    NB

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    • Morgan January 3, 2013, 8:24 am

      Awesome @Niko – I think you’re really going to like the new edition!

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  • Anticareer.com January 3, 2013, 6:48 am

    You made $45k in one day on MorganLinton.com? That is huge. I’d love to read about what you did to drive that revenue.

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  • Chris Joseph January 7, 2013, 3:09 pm

    I’ve been reading your posts for a few months now, and I’m curious about a few things that I haven’t seen covered yet:

    – What are the roles of your employees? For instance, you’ve mentioned that three of them sell domain names for you. What about the rest?

    – Are all of your employees working for you as full-time employees? Contractors? Salary? Hourly? Commission?

    – Do you list your entire portfolio of domain names somewhere? If not, why?

    – Sales data from your portfolio such as average sale price per TLD, average number of sales per month, etc.

    I look forward to possibly reading about some of these in future posts.

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  • Bipin TRipathi February 21, 2013, 1:17 am

    Very best luck for future.

    REGARDS
    Bipin
    Creative Domains

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