Over the years I’ve tried to sell domain names on Twitter, and talked to others that have tried to do the same…we all seem to have the same results – none. I’ve heard some people try to justify that even though they didn’t sell any names through Twitter, they think it’s getting the domains more exposure. Then I go look at their tweets and see zero retweets and zero favorites….probably not a lot of exposure.
So I was interested when Andrew Rosner from Media Options (IMO one of the best domain brokers out there) recently announced that he would try selling domains on Twitter.
In my mind, this really was the ultimate test. If one of the best domain brokers in the world can’t sell domains on Twitter, there’s really no hope for the rest of us. Yesterday Andrew shared the results on Twitter:
First things first. Hats off the Andrew for his honesty here. He could have just not mentioned anything and stopped trying to sell domains on Twitter, instead he was brutally honest about the results. While I don’t completely agree that social media is not for commerce, I do agree that Twitter is not a great platform for selling domain names.
While you might think, “well it can’t hurt to list my names on Twitter” the reality is, there are so many hours in the day. Trying to sell your domains in a way that has been proven time and time again to be ineffective is honestly a waste of your time. If Andrew, one of the best domain brokers out there can’t do it, I hate to burst your bubble but you probably won’t have much luck either.
What do you think? Have you tried selling domains on Twitter before? I want to hear from you, comment and let your voice be heard!