I have the bad habit of getting an idea, immediately rushing and buying the domain, and then never actually doing anything with it. In talking with other Indie Hackers, I know I'm not the only one, so I thought it'd be fun to share :)
I accidentally purchased BeerGoogles.com back in the day... obviously I had mine on that night ;)
Some currently collecting dust in my domain registrar (and the intended venture)
Probably could list another dozen domains I'm sitting on from projects that did actually go live but never fared well.
Dont know how you would monetize it, but I would visit the hell out of that Sharktankstats site!
haha, good to hear!
low hanging fruit would be linking out to the products on amazon. if the traffic volume is there, advertising would be pretty feasible.
overhead would be fairly low since the show only airs so many episodes per year (and I already watch them all, even if I do think the show's fallen down the "reality TV" rabbit hole of smut).
alway's something cookin', so never know if I'll actually get a bug up my butt and actually pursue it :P
If you keep the sharktankstats.com site updated you can get lots of traffic. Apart from Amazon aff links, you can also try to get a sponsor and display their product.
You can build the website with many nocode tools quickly. the database can be a google sheet. Take a look at glideapps.com
Good tips! I'm a dev and actually /love/ exploiting the limits of Jekyll, so I'd probably just roll it out as a static site like that, using the data sets to generate all of the pages.
Definitely on my short list of "better" ideas, but trying to spend 2019 /not/ being distracted :)
knuckly.com - was going to be an app to add knuckle tattoos. Then I decided I just wanted to get knuckle tattoos =)
permitted.co - was going to build an easy, one-interface file-anywhere building permits app. That turned out to be really hard. But there are other kinds of permits so I'm sitting on this one.
No clue what to do with it.
all those spam email subscriptions , I mean if you call them sponsored mails then maybe a service to unsubscribe from all sponsored content
On a related note, I'm currently listening to the audiobook of the founder of match.com who battled a strange conman over the rights to sex.com in the early days of the internet.
(both available for sale)
shoutsms.com - wanted to build a simple SMS marketing tool.
cuffszn.com - original thought was to create "The Cuffing Handbook" and throw up FB ads to college students during the months of October - December.
We help people develop apps and are making it easier. So, we purchased howmuchtodevelopmyapp.com it really just sits as a re-direct at this point as our platform is being built on another domain as a sub-domain (mercury.blastoffapps.com/create-a-quote) in its early MVP form.
makertribe.com - registered years ago with the intent of creating a social network. Now I'm waiting for a more monetizable idea to strike :)
Also oceanguide.org, which I'd ultimately like to use for something having to do with sailing or oceanography, but no concrete ideas yet.
I've got a few, too many ideas, so little time :) Here's what I'm sitting on.
boyfriendbingo.com? Curious to hear more about that one!
Easily marketable. Thought maybe it could be a dating app. Tried to post it on BrandBucket but they wouldn't take it!
I bought swoosey.com but never used it
alagbonclose.com (name of a song by a famous Nigerian Musician I was a huge fan of)
I was just browsing tlds a few days after they became available and this one was still available. I'm not into hockey.
practicesql.com (just kidding; I'm finishing the product now!)
These have expired before I ever published anything on them:
I have a couple of new .dev domains that will probably suffer the same fate.
One i remember best was:
https://newslaves.com (or maybe io)
I was planning to write an eBook about how we're all slaves to our jobs, degrees, fashion etc ... Needless to say I never got round to it.
you're self funding the BIOT, lol
Haha true. Someone said look at your bank statement and create a startup that sell stuff that you buy yourself. I should probably sell .io domains to impulsive schmucks like myself ;)
That's actually a good tip, reminds me of the invest tip of buying stock in the companies you're family is shoveling money over to constantly.
Speaking of .io's, my last startup venture was a .io.... I also picked up snail.io ages ago, just for the lolz of it. Will end up using it.... eventually!
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