Rick Schwartz, Rob Monster, The Castello Brothers… A Great Year

With the year coming to a close, I decided to take a look back on my first year blogging.  It’s been an interesting time for me.  I’ve met some great people, many within the industry as well as end users and business owners in several different areas.  I’ve share the lessons these people have taught me and a few lessons I learned on my own.   Here are some highlights:

Industry Professionals

Rick Schwartz – Rick answered some questions for me.  I was quite impressed with what he had to say and his ability to articulate his thoughts on domaining.

Rob Monster – I had a great conversation with Rob.  He’s an intelligent and forward looking man with a vision.  I’m looking forward to seeing what Epik brings in the coming year.

The Castello Brothers – Michael and David are legends in the business.  If you haven’t read this one, I’d highly recommend having a look.

End Users

Don Cole – Dan is the owner of shower-curtains.com and I liked this interview because it truly illustrated the value of hyphenated domains.

Deborah Sweeney, is CEO of MyCorporation Business Services, Inc.  Not only does her company use a great key word domain, but Deborah provided some great advice in this interview.

Peter Leeds is the owner of PennyStocks.com.  I was particularly impressed with Peter’s ability to capitalize on Adsense.

Joe Schodowski owns Shelving.com.  The great thing about this interview is that Joe explains that it takes more than just a great name to succeed.  You need to back it up with some effort.

Books

Delivering Happiness – The story of Zappos.  A favorite of mine.

The Domain Game – If you read a single book on domaining, this is the one.  It’s not a “how to” but will give you a great history and perspective on the industy.

Light-heartedness

Five Ways a Domain is Like a Woman – Of course there are more than 5, but you have to start somewhere.

10 Reasons Why You Need a Break From Domaining – Of course there are more than 10, but you have to start somewhere.

Advice

Three Reasons Your Domains Aren’t Selling

101 Tips for New Domainers

I’m looking forward to another great year of interviews, information and discussion in 2011.

6 Comments Rick Schwartz, Rob Monster, The Castello Brothers… A Great Year

  1. Owen frager

    Great job
    I have learned a lot here and as I said in my tribute to you have covered a different angle of domaining Ina very refreshing way which is very much appreciated

    Reply

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