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Re: Question - Building a self sustaining portfolio

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So the first question would be:

Do you generate enough income from PPC parking and end-user sales(or other sales) to pay for the yearly reg-fees of your portfolio?

Or do you view this mostly as a long term investment where you are willing to spend money year after year until a real market develops.

The question that i am asking myself is: Wouldn't it be better instead of registering hundreds dropped free names or free names and paying tens of thousands for renewals to take that 25K and buy 50 good names which can sustain themselves and cost little to maintain. In the end there would be less risk of loss of capital since the renewal fees are negligible the prices are unlikely to drop long term and at least some ppc revenue is there and reselling them is possible.
I'd vote for the latter. I'd rather have 50 great names than 500 average ones for the reasons you already mentioned.

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Second question: End-User Sales

Are end user sales an effective mean to pay for your reg-fees or even pay for for new purchases?

I don't mean high figure sales but the occasional $200-500 sale for lesser names and maybe low xxxx for good names.

Do you think that with the names that are still available or drop and can be registered for reg-fee you can still build a portfolio which is self sustaining due the occasional end-user sale?

Are the end user sales limited to certain markets? If so which ones?
It's definitely possible. Actually I'm in overall profit zone right now. Parking revenue and forum sales are only a fraction of total income in my case. It took about a year of learning though.

Markets: Mainly Europe / Latin script in my case but this could change quickly with IDN.IDN for non-Latin.

I'll pass on your third questions to the natives.
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