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Covid-19 and Domain Investing

How will Covid-19 impact you financially?

As well as being a real threat to the health of many individuals the Coronavirus is spreading another contagion around the world. A financial fear that seems to be terrifying the markets. In this video I will look at four key charts that will help show how this is impacting traffic monetization revenues.

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So far, it looks like users are coming online to work and businesses are trying to reach out to them with higher earnings per click rates. This is then being reflected in both the normalized and traditional RPMs. This is good news, but the end of the quarter is only a few days away and advertisers may vanish as business hunker down.

I plan on updating these charts over the coming weeks and releasing additional video content as the data comes in. Hopefully this will help you and your family plan for the future and mitigate some of the financial risk that may impact your domains. I would also like to pass on my best wishes and prayers to anyone that is physically, mentally or financially suffering as the result of Covid-19.

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Saturday Musings - Lessons From Marriage

How do you grow your love?

While attending the recent NamesCon conference I was sitting in the bar late one night and I was asked a question that had nothing to do with business or domains. It was how I managed to stay married to the same woman for the last 32 years.

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I was initially a little confused by the question as it was highly unexpected, but the friend opposite me was really seeking how they could make their own relationship richer. With a sense of humility, I began to share some of my own experiences and lessons from over the years.

I openly admit that I don’t have all the answers about how to make a perfect marriage, but I have learned a few things along the journey. Sure, like any relationships they’re have been some road bumps along the way but through it all we’ve managed to grow our love for each other and enjoy a little "slice of heaven on earth".

I would welcome hearing from readers/viewers of the video if it provokes you to reflect on what has worked for your own relationship with your significant other. No one hands out a manual on how to have a great marriage....so let's share so we can all learn. Also, don’t forget to like/subscribe to the video or sign-up to the alerts so you never miss out on another blog.

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Wolftalker
...kills passion. So get things out in the open, discuss, communicate - constantly.
15 March 2020
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Domain Investors and the Coronavirus

How is the Corona virus going to impact your business?

Every time I turn on the television or check online news feeds, I get a sense the world is gripped in a palatable fear of the Corona virus pandemic. The virus is almost the ultimate incarnation of fear. It’s something that you can’t see and yet has clearly devastated families and loved ones around the world.

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An irrationality seems to have gripped many people as they clean out the supermarket shelves of toilet paper, tissues, face masks and tinned staple food. The fact that the Coronavirus does not cause a person to have diarrhea has clearly been ignored.

Recently, the terror seems to be flowing through corporates as they are now asking their staff to work from home and have enforced strict hygiene guidelines for those that journey to work. This seemingly continuous diet of fear has spread like a contagion into the financial markets as they collapse around the world.

How is all this carnage going to impact the domain industry or is it business as usual?

I remember in the midst of the Global Financial Crisis reading a blog article by a notable domain investor declared that it was great to be in an industry that was immune to the world’s financial woes. I must admit that at the time I scratched my head and wrote my own article stating that if we think we are immune to a global shock then we are kidding ourselves. Shortly afterwards, the PPC rates tanked and amounts paid for domains dropped through the floor.

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Guest — Snoopy
"An irrationality seems to have gripped many people as they clean out the supermarket shelves of toilet paper, tissues, face masks... Read More
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mgilmour
If everyone didn't panic then all would be good....it's the classic case of FOMO. My point on toilet paper is because it has nothi... Read More
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Guest — Snoopy
If people weren't panicking over this we'd all be screwed! People typically do panic when faced with a crisis which results in fas... Read More
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Saturday Musings - Being a video blogger...

What equipment do you need to start video blogging?

In this video, I take you through the three camera setup that he uses for video blogging. This includes the BlackMagic Designs video mixer, video assist, sound mixing desk, cameras and microphones. This is a must view video if you have ever contemplated video blogging or have been curious about what was involved.

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I must admit that it took me a while to work out which equipment to purchase as I had more than just video blogging in mind. One of my behind the scenes projects includes creating the audio book for my science fiction novel "Battleframe". This is a bit of a labour of love but one that I'm really looking forward to doing.

The equipment that I'm using includes:

  • Blackmagic Designs ATEM Mini - video mixer
  • Blackmagic Designs Video Assist - displays what camera I'm focused on and records the video.
  • 2 x Rode procaster microphones with desk mount stands
  • 2 x Rode Lapel micrphone that I plan on using mainly for interviews while on the move.
  • Behringer QS1222USB sound mixing desk
  • JVC HD camera for wide shots
  • 2 x Panasonic H-VC800 HD cameras
  • LED lighting rig to illuminate the set
  • Brickwall backdrop

I'm sure that as time goes by and I get a little more experience in this new medium that I'll update various components. What is for sure is that I'm having a LOT of fun creating the videos. Make sure that you like them and subscribe to my Youtube channel. I would also encourage you to sign-up to receive alerts from WhizzbangsBlog each time I release a new article/video. This is new feature that I've only just added to my site.

Have a great weekend and go and get creative!

Michael

 

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Saturday Musings - Being Focused

Transform your life with focus.

One of the most powerful things you can do in your life is to develop a razor sharp focus. We can spend huge amounts of time on issues that may concern us but which we have little to no influence over.

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Your business or work may be faced with a large number of opportunities, but should you really try and tackle them all or just one or two? Sorting out the answer to this question is often the difference between success and failure.

How does focus apply to your family and friends? Does your crazy hectic schedule get the best of you and loved ones end up getting the scraps left over? Being focused can transform who you are to those you love…..I wonder what life would be like if you were really focused on what mattered?

This is the very first Saturday Musings video I’ve produced, and I hope you enjoy it. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Youtube channel, leave a comment or click the “like” button.

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Wolftalker
As John Lennon noted, "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making plans."
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vanclute
You can always tell what's actually important (and more to the point, what is UN-important) to people by where they spend their ti... Read More
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mgilmour
What a great series of observations! I know of people who do exactly what you're talking about and they are miserable.....it seems... Read More
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