Twenty six years ago when I started the retail division of the nursery we did $70,000 in sales. I made $18,000 and I paid another person $15,000 and the rest went to product. If it wasn’t for the landscape division we definitely would have lost money and not have been able to stay open very long. Fast forward 26 years and we do that in one day. We’re approaching 5 million in retail and have 35 employees. You hear all my talk about domains and monkeys but the reality is I am a nursery owner and that’s really what I do. All this other stuff is for play. I live in the midwest where the cost of living is minimal. I live like a king. Adam Strong knows what I’m talking about. He too has enough money he could live anywhere but knows that Central Illinois is a great place to raise a family and be with family. And it allows you to live on modest sums while you try and build your dreams. For me it was building a nursery. Having a wife with a good job is the secret sauce in most male entrepreneurs success story.
So while I am having a hell of a time with NFTs right now, I have just as much fun with domains, and just as much fun with stocks and options, and as much fun with my honey, and as much fun running. But those are all secondary to building the nursery. Because its way bigger than me now. 35 families rely on me making it great. It will be there way after I’m gone. They may not know my name but the town will know the nursery. That’s a legacy that transcends apes and domain sales. In 30 years nobody will remember I sold a domain for a million dollars. But they will visit the nursery that we created. My face will be on the timeline. My handprints in the cement of the bridge we built on the property. When you get enough money you will move to your legacy. Switching from how to make more money to how to help others and how to leave the world better when you’re gone than when you got there. In my case its creating a place to buy beautiful plants and a place of employment that treats them well and gives them a nice living. That’s what I really do. Everything else I write about is for shits and giggles.
Domain of the Day: RentJet.com What so many of the fractionalized jet companies wish they had named their company
Quote of the Day: “If you want to understand any problem in America, you need to look at who profits from that problem, not at who suffers from that problem.” Dr. Amos Wilson
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Park.io Names at Auction
Inkless.io We’ll call this an NFT domain
DigitalAssets.vc In our wheelhouse
NFTCreators.com I say this one ends at $6K and takes 10-15 hrs to finish because of the 60 min extensions
Bucket.gg Add this one to your bucket list
Namejet, Sedo, and Catched.com Names at Auction
Scheduling.io Always room for another management app
FuturePay.org Gets 250 plus in traffic per month. Met reserve at $50
GoodPrice.org No reserve. Seems like a good price
Leppo.com 26 year old domain. No reserve
GreenRealty.com The reserve is high but for a realtor this is a small part of the marketing budget to have their name
ONGB.com No reserve. GB for Great Britain
MotorWarehouse.com Next bid probably meets reserve. With car prices as high as they are there will be a lot more people fixing their cars. Even if they need a new mirror
PremiumComfort.com No reserve. Less than 10 bidders
Godaddy Domains With Bids
ConsumerData.com Some of the most valuable data in the world. Name has most bids on the board today
AmazingNails.com A ton of places could use this name as an upgrade. 94 to be exact
DrinkRealWater.com At $5K already for the backlinks. Fake water doesn’t taste great
Basket.me Nice keyword with the dot me discount
WeedWeek.com If I have weed week I just put some roundup on it
KidsWatch.com The plural makes it more like a possessive so a timepiece watch vs a look at the kids watch
VitaColor.com taken in 21 extensions. My guess is all the color names the last few days are one person’s
CBDThings.com A lot more CBD sellers online than good names
Styleville.com We still doing ville names?
GourmetWeb.com Delicious web development
IndigoTravel.com Taken in 19 extensions so more people in the travel business than I thought
GigTrade.com Trade services
Hosting3.com Good CPC on the keyword
VioletVentures.com Like the name. I’ve always liked the name Violet
Godaddy Domains with One or No Bids
The Rest of the Godaddy Names with Bids
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Original article: Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday, October 25th , 2021
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