Never Call a Stupid Person “Stupid”!! (Except Today)

Morning Folks!!

Stupid: "having or showing a great lack of intelligence or common sense."

My brother taught me many years ago to never call a stupid person "Stupid". They won't react well. They will lash out. Don't believe me? Try it! lol You'll be a quick convert.

But now let's get past the knee jerk reaction and see how "having or showing a great lack of intelligence or common sense" plays into domaining. Instead of using the word STUPID! Intelligence without common sense is like a one winged airplane. It will go in circles and never get anywhere.

But let's focus on "Common Sense". As the saying goes, it ain't too common. And that my friends is probably the #1 issue most domainers face. They lack common sense let alone any BUSINESS SENSE . That's why they deal in Pigeon shit and that's why these folks feel compelled to lash out. Some have been around for decades and have very limited success. However they speak like they actually know what they are talking about. But they don't understand business. They don't understand sales. They THINK they understand branding. But branding comes from sales and since they know squat about sales they know even less about branding!

I tend to give more credence and credit to those that have achieved monetary success. Some of the loudest most obnoxious voices in domaining are from those that have made VERY LITTLE MONEY over many years and can barely support themselves. But they know EVERYTHING!! They have few if any reported sales and when they do it's marginal at best and infrequent. They sell to survive not to thrive. That's a BIG difference and the prices they sell for prove it.

I piss off everyone and if you are honest that is what happens when you let common sense rule. When you speak truth not to power but to just regular people. If the shoe fits, It's not my problem DUDE! I have nothing to feel bad about. I just hit a nerve and you don't react well. So that's on YOU, not ME! I did not target you. I did not mention your name. But you know who you are. So I am the one that you will lash out at and I will laugh cuz you are still misguided. Pissed off? GREAT! The shoe fits.

Let's piss off auction houses and brokers today. How much is their service worth? Well a lot of it depends on the size of the sale. Put the legit range should be 5%-15%. Real Estate agents work on 6%. Middlemen usually get 10%. Jobbers and wholesalers that have to have inventory 20%-25%. I don't give  a rats ass what Christies or Sotheby's gets. Nobody in the domain space is or acts or has the credibility like Christies or Sotheby's nor has their BRAND and pedigree!

I'll probably get an email or 2 from some brokers and auction houses or some snide comment somewhere. That's what happens when you hit a nerve. When you present the reality which may not dovetail with their agenda. But I don't care! They do! LOL

I started in domaining with a GOAL. An achievable goal. Not a pie in the sky nonsense goal. You don't make $1 million, you make a dollar 1 million times! Once you hit your achievable goal, it's time to set a new goal. Repeat, repeat, repeat. That's the path to success.

And to the desperate and truly STUPID domainers that not only send me an emails with all their pigeon shit, but they are SO STUPID that when I don't answer them, they keep sending their crap over and over again. You guys can't take a HINT?? Are you that stupid?? Are you that bad of a business person that you can't figure it out? Nobody wants your PIGEON SHIT! And no, you are NOT a fellow domainer as so many of you tell me in your SPAMS! You are spammers trying to sell worthless crap and your job is finding someone stupider than you! So stop telling everyone you are a domainer. A domainer earns a living with domains or at the very least supplements their income enough to pay the mortgage or a car payment. These guys could not earn enough to last a single day! Desperation is an ugly thing! If you are a starving domainer, maybe domaining ain't your thang!

Rick Schwartz

10 thoughts on “Never Call a Stupid Person “Stupid”!! (Except Today)

  1. Mark Thorpe

    Unfortunately it’s a buddy system with some brokers and domain auction houses.
    If you’re not a buddy, you’re on the outside looking in.

    1. Mark Thorpe

      I stand by what i said. Someone who plays with flowers didn’t like it.
      If it makes you feel any better flower boy, i bought some mums yesterday. lol

  2. Jose

    When you write you are very tremendous, I understand your anger with us that we have done very bad things. The ethics of the domainer to receive an offer to buy and see that it is very bad or shit, I answer Do not interest !.

    Surely that with the years of receiving many emails from stupid domainer in the end do not give any answer, I find it understandable.

    The domaining market is only prepared for those who can have money to invest about 15K or 17K USD and buy you to a needy or stupid University.

    If this university live to see it come to think because I sold it, then he himself thinks the need to study etc., was this the reason possibly, usually in lottery prizes winning millions of USD or Euros, the graceful give a commission to that sell the lottery number and this thank the detail.

    Knowing your way of writing may be that you remember this University or not because this world domaining the perks only exist for registrars domains, I am bad at writing this with you not knowing it, but of a great majority domainer do it themselves leave clues in your posts you write from your blog.

    You have come to think about why sell cheap domains (.com) to be valued at 50000 USD and in the end I have to sell for 5000 or 9000 USD is easy, that would live large investors if not buy cheap and then sell at that I can never sell this margin that we stop charging, it is not because we are stupid, it is a necessity, each of us has a need every month, I am not a millionaire, I do not have pocentajes in companies.

    This market I would calculate that there is a 2% domainer who live on the 98% remaining domainer.

    I like how he writes, I enjoy his truths, he has been stupid at some time in his life and he does not remember it, the same thing happens to us all.

    Happy day.

  3. BullS

    I have been called dumb/p ass, stupid, moron, douche whatever but I could not care less and as a matter of fact it makes me stronger.
    And those callers are the ones that are losers living in shithole places…

    Living well is the best revenge.

    ” Some of the loudest most obnoxious voices in domaining are from those that have made VERY LITTLE MONEY over many years and can barely support themselves. But they know EVERYTHING!!”

    So f damn true…

  4. Emma

    The success of domainers like Rick is due to stupid domainers, I mean those domainers who buy or register nonsense or low quality domains, making the dictionary words domains be considered premiums and therefore to sell expensive. If there were no pigeon shit domains I guarantee you the value of premium domains would not have been as high as it always has been. The fact that all the words and combination of words people could think of are registered or are being registered, leaving end users with no alternative or possibility to register the domains matching their project ideas, not to buy from especulators, makes some domain names to be considered premiums and sell expensive. If all women were legally and officially prostitutes and all were very beautiful and sexy and all with acceptable quality of service then the price for their service would be almost the same. But the existence of ugly ones and the fact that not all are prostitutes makes the very attractive ones charge more. Thus the existence of pigeon shit domains should be a good thing for successful domainers like Rick. People must understand that the domain speculation is a very small industry. If you see the daily market sale and think of how many people are domaining you will know that you most likely will waste your life domaining

  5. staff

    Registrars and registries love the premium model setup by flippers. He’s here to help you > set your goal/s & clarify your vision, ideas, focus your efforts on achieving a goal/s. Remember: Six-figure deals aren’t uncommon in the world. Don’t mess up the psychology vs strategy.

  6. Jeff Schneider

    Hello Rick, This is our observation : Over at the Frager Factor, there is a decided SEM Advocate slant. Which means = Trashing ( .COM Equimoditty Platform Assets ) . The hilarious Irony is the fact that The Google/Godaddy Duopoly will be on the ashe heap, while the ( .COM Equimoditty Platform Assets ) take full throttle Strategic advantage. JAS

    Gratefully, Jeff Schneider (Contact Group) (Metal Tiger) (Former Rockefeller IBEC Marketing Intelligence Analyst/Strategist) (Licensed CBOE Commodity Hedge Strategist) (Domain Master )

    1. Jeff Schneider

      Hello Rick,
      We have a compliment for the domain King. You above all have displayed an innate understanding of the Digital Age. The spoils go to the early adopters of kingdoms to come. JAS 9/9/18

      Gratefully, Jeff Schneider (Contact Group) (Metal Tiger) (Former Rockefeller IBEC Marketing Intelligence Analyst/Strategist) (Licensed CBOE Commodity Hedge Strategist) (Domain Master )

  7. ben Deschenes

    Another great post by the King. Can’t beat experience with a combinaison of facts, optimist and good faith. For any investor into the industry, Rick’s credibility is not to doubt. His success story speak for itself. And , with his attitude, any new comers or/and older investors could take advantage of Rick’s experience and mentoring or tutoring. Personally , i did communicate with Ricks a few times before over the years and, i can say he is asset to any domain investors to be part of his team. In fact, the domain industry is well open to development. The internet is full of opportunity and growth for the right domain.


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