Looking to write one ‘lone nut’ a bonus check for $100,000

Evening Folks!!

I think you'll get a kick out of watching this:


It's a lot of how Danny Welsh looks at business rolled up
into 3 or so minutes.

In a nutshell, this is what I gave Danny the green-light to
model as his “create a movement” idea for the strategic plan of rolling out
JointVentures.com the business from what was simply JointVentures.com the
domain name.

We’ll continually model this as we build our
domain leasing and JV development clients to the 100 original goal Rick set and
beyond (possibly a 3 year journey to really get rolling…a journey that Rick's
been predicting for 18 years) as we put together mini-deals and big deals both
that each can turn into a Candy.com or Punchbowl.com etc. All WIN-WIN deals
where the bulk of the upside is NOT taken by the domain name owner, but left
for the business that develops a great domain into a great business through an
equity share (start-ups typically) or marries a great domain name thru a domain
lease with a good-to-great existing
business for that business to become even greater.

We modeled this as we created only our domain
investor client base (done right according to plan from 12/1/2012 thru

We’re modeling this as we build our sales team
(happening RIGHT now and will take longer to do it RIGHT).

What does the “tipping point” for leasing top-tier domain
names look like?

It’s when not just Rick Schwartz and Danny Welsh are making
things happen and making the big money in serving businesses to explain to them
the benefits of leasing a great domain name.

There’s plenty of opportunity to go around.

How about a $25,000-$100,000 bonus contest to kick things off?

Danny and I are considering a few options to motivate and add a sense of urgency to the equation.

We are looking in the next year or two to write a bonus
check for $100,000 to one talented domain sales broker. And many others that
don’t hit the goal will still make plenty of money being one of the first

Rick Schwartz of course is the lone nut in one
interpretation (RicksBlog).

Danny Welsh of course is the lone nut in another
interpretation (JointVentures)

Who's the next
lone nut?

Send in your video application via posted link in the comments to the
“Armchair Quarterbacks Need Not Apply: JointVentures.com Sales Team Now
Recruiting Future MVPs” announcement post here: LINK

Applications will close on Friday.

When the music stops…it’s stopped.

Have a GREAT day!

Rick Schwartz

When to Push the Future and When to Sit on the Beach

Morning Folks!!

The world is lined with the carcases of hard workers with the bad timing. For 18 years I had to hear the accusatory tone in defending why I would not develop or invest in big money to develop future substandard websites. That period is now over. Never will I have to answer that nonsense again.

My journey begins after those that asked those questions are nowhere to be found. Gone with wind. They prepared for a sprint, I prepared for a marathon. But I also saw a shorter path with less resistance. The only thing I had to do was be patient, sit the race out for the first 18 years so when I rejoined the pack, I would be in the right place at the right time..

So I am off the beach for the first time. But still won't do it their way. Still will do it the way I see fit. Each great domain with a great partner. Same thing will happen with many other domainers that also saw a different path.

The point is ALL PATHS are now converging and this is the time to get serious.

Timing IS everything. It always has been and it always will be. I don't know how many times I have talked just about timing.

Look at sport. Football is not about timing? Catching a pass. Kicking the football.

Hitting the ball in baseball is not about timing? Catching the ball is not about timing?

Basketball is not about timing?

You can't be accurate unless you time things right no matter what it is in life.

But timing is nowhere to be found in so many businesses. It's a foreign language. It's a threat. See you can't worry about timing when you are only focused on budgets and deadlines.

So while others focus on budgets and things that are distractions, my only focus is on the timing.

My main argument with so many things domaining is timing and audience size combined with buying power. No argument all all as far as I am concerned. It is just math to me. I focus on an audience size of about 1.5 Billion. That leaves 5.5 billion I will never tap into nor do I want to. We all have our fishing holes and I have picked mine.

The first criteria is that the event predicted happens in your lifetime!! Right?
Isn't that a critical criteria? One that can't just be brushed aside like so many do?

If it takes 20 years just to get to the leasing stage........why would you not expect things to be another 20-40 years before getting all blossomed out? Or not.

Leasing domains is going to be one of those overnight successes that took 20 years!! Just look! Can't you see what I see?? Can't you? This is nothing invented. This is real and do you really think I would expend so much energy on something if I did not clearly see how it is going to unfold over the next 2-3 years? All I can say is this is the single biggest piece of the puzzle there is. The game is changing. It is clearly changing before your very eyes!

On the record for the record. Time stamped. Believe me, I don't care if you lease by yourself or via JointVentures.com or whoever. But EVERY parked domain should be offered for lease not just to sell. Want to transform your future?? How much easier could it be??



Rick Schwartz

PS: Announcing the all new Rick's Domain Board at Lnked in! More about that soon! You are the FIRST to know.


How a Domain Earning 3 CENTS per YEAR is now a 7 Figure Lease.

Morning Folks!!

What do you call a domain that earned 3 cents during the past year on PPC and is now setup for a 7 figure payday? I don't know and my calculator is having a hard time figuring out the increase. Substantial just does not convey the deal that Gordon Martin (DropWizard) made.

Each lease deal that is allowed to be public will move the needle just a little more. A few more people will see what we all see. More importantly, why THIS is the time.

So it is not about how much the domain earns via ppc. It is about what the domain represents. The market share they can attract. The highest and best use.

Well done Gordon!!!

Folks, we are entering a new phase and maybe you should be looking at why this turtle is starting to run. I see the finish line and there is a sprint to it. I stated back last fall that this was way too big to kid about. With each passing day our orbit is getting closer and as the year goes on you will see once again that timing IS everything! The leasing model will SWEEP the domain industry like nothing we have seen and every domainer with quality domains should be moving this way.

Rick Schwartz