For many years I have been investing in assets that appreciate in time and mostly I invest in stocks that pay dividends, however I have always built websites and monetize them through affiliate marketing and other sources of revenue and this is where I discovered domain name investing and became a domainer myself.
The main reason why I became a domain name investor was the potential upside that domains had, you can buy a domain name for less than $10 dollars and sell it for 100x time that amount, no stock that I have ever held has given me the kind of returns that domains can bring.
Unlike the stock market, domain names require a lot of patience and know how of the industry and the type of domain name that you are investing in, this video from DNAcaddemy.com will give you an idea of what it is like to invest in domain names and what potential returns you can get.
Now, just like more websites will tell you, when it comes to investing your money always hire a professional financial adviser which I am not however this information can give you an idea of what an alternative asset is and how you can profit from the trends in a domain name market and how you can build a business out of this.
There is plenty of money to be made and the laws of business and investing also apply to domaining, basic concepts like supply and demand, scarcity and the value of an asset will help you make good investment decisions.
If you want to have an idea of what types of domain names I invest in you can check out my Afternic portfolio here:
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