Through Eric Borgos’ Bored.com Network of Entertainment sites, he developed a simple formula of unique, content-focused minisites that connected people in ways that it was engaging and fun.
Eventually, the Bored.com website was pulling in $35,000 a month in profit, before Eric sold the website and 170 other sites to JW Media for $4 million+.
We have featuerd Eric Borgos and his company Impulse Corp. previously on Fusible.com — which Impulse Corp. has interested us as domainers and domain developers.
Eric may have sold Bored.com, but he owns the Dumb.com network.
The original Bored.com wasn’t flashy or web 2.0, but it made money through it’s engaging features that drew in users. And the Dumb.com Entertainment network is also simple, linking to sites within it’s own network of engaging content and games to play.
Lower PPC, Fewer Domain Sales?
Amid the buzz of lower PPC and fewer domain sales, one thing is for sure, developing your domains creates more potential. You can put Adsense ads on your site, sell direct ads — you’re in control. Developing groups of names within a network, makes each brand stronger.
If you’re spending money each year renewing your names with less revenue to sell, why not try your hand at development?
Although there are several sites offering domain development services, if you can’t afford those services, try giving eLance.com and other freelance sites a shot to see if you can land an affordable, reliable developer. Then start designing and creating and working with the developer to build and test.