Have you ever typed in a domain name and came to what looks like a default page of a domain name registrar that reads, “http://www.thedomainyoutyped.com is under construction”. Well it is time to stop advertising your domain name registrar’s site and start using that parked domain name for making money.
How do I Make Money with my Parked Domain Names?
The first step is to make sure that your domain registrar offers “Forwarding” or “Redirection” service. If you do not know what “Forwarding” or “Redirection” is let me explain. Forwarding a domain name means that your domain registrar will forward anyone that types a domain that has forwarding on it to another domain. For example if you set up forwarding on yourdomain.com to yourotherdomain.com, when anyone types in or clicks a link to yourdomain.com they will automatically be sent to yourotherdomain.com. That’s it! I use GoDaddy to register domains and they offer the Forwarding for Free.
Finding the right affiliate program.
After you determine that your domain registrar offers Forwarding you will need to find affiliate programs that are directly related to your parked domain names. For example, I have a domain name BuyLasVegasShowTickets.com. Now I would want to look for an affiliate program that sells tickets to Las Vegas Shows. It is best to find affiliate programs that are directly related to your parked domain name. You will find a higher percentage of affiliate sales will be made that way. If a visitor is already interested in the same subject of your domain, it does not make sense to send them to something they are not looking for.
I joined an affiliate program…now what?
After joining an affiliate program you will be given a “Referring URL” that contains your id in the URL. Next you will go to your domain registrar’s site and set up the forwarding of your domain to the referring URL. Continuing with our previous example our fictitious referring URL is http://www.youcanbuyshowticketshere.com/id=me. Remember this is fictitious for example only. So I go to my domain registrar and have BuyLasVegasShowTickets.com forwarded to http://www.youcanbuyshowticketshere.com/id=me. Now when someone clicks on a link or types in BuyLasVegasShowTickets.com they are automatically taken to site they can buy show tickets at, and since my referral id is in the URL, I will get credit for any sales made. It is that simple.
What are you waiting for?
I know there are thousands (if not millions) of you out there, who own domain names that sit around collecting dust. Why not put them to use and start to make money with them?