In response to the DomainBits, Sahar Sarid, follows up on his blog – Conceptualist:
There are many new blogs out there, many who are quick to give advice without “walking the walk”. My only advice here to readers is to pay close attention who the advice is coming from. It is, in my humble opinion, more important than the advice itself.
There is no doubt that I am one of the – if not THE ONE – head-scratchers on the list to which he is referring. Cool, I’m down with that. I’ve never met Sahar, in fact other than a couple local folks who dabble in the trade and the odd email/comment with other well-known domainers, I really don’t participate in the online conversation about the industry all that often. Hell, there are very few domain blogs that even link to me. In fact, as he was writing my name and linking to this side, he was probably thinking to himself “Who the fuck is this guy?”
I don’t make a living purely from domaining, but it does add a little residual income to the mix. I’m far more interested in advertising/marketing, content, and just running my ever-growing web dev shop at my agency. Domaining to me is a hobby. Of course, had I not foolishly turned down a $100k offer on a brandable domain before the bubble burst, I might be singing a different story. But I digress.
I’m not calling Sahar out because he doesn’t know me, in fact his point about knowing where the advice is coming from is absolutely 100% true, in domaining, and in just about everything. So, don’t take my word for it, get out there and start doing it.
Start small and make mistakes and learn from them. You’ll learn far more from making mistakes than you will from the ‘advice’ you read on blogs because what works for one, might not work for another.