Make Money With Parked Domains


A while back it occurred to me that I had quite a few (over 100) parked domains that I had done nothing with! They were just sitting there, collecting dust and advertising for the domain company should you type a name in. This got me to researching how to make money with parked domains. What I learned is that if you have a lot of domains, those domains can be another source of income for you. And if you’ve followed me any at all, you know I’m all about extra streams of income!

After a few months, my research has taught me several things. One is that no matter what, to make good honest money on anything online, you need a little patience and effort. Find ways to make money with parked domain is no different. I have tried several methods to make money with my parked domains and I will share some of my findings with you then. Let me say this, however, if you’re expecting a story about how I made a killing with parked domains, better go read something else!

To be honest, the only people I’ve heard, or know that are making money with parked domains are those thousands of domains. These are your domain brokerage and domain speculators. I do not know anyone with a few hundreds of domains that are making huge profits. But again, the idea behind a parked domain is that the only traffic you receive is of type in traffic, loa unless you have a few super popular domains that are one or two key words in the word, we will not get the traffic that you need to bring in large amounts of dollars!

So, here’s my findings over several months.

Adsense for Domains

If you have an Google Adsense account, then you have access to this feature from Google. Basically what happens is whenever someone types in your domain name, for example;, and comes to your site, you’ll get a small amount of money if they click on one of the ads on that site. These ads are very similar to Adsense ads (afterall, it is Adsense we’re talking about!).

I moved 10 domains over to Adsense for domains to see how well they’d do. I didn’t know what to expect, but I didn’t expect much. And it’s a good thing, I hardly made any money at all. But after all, they are just domain names with no content so I shouldn’t have been that surprised!

Domain Parking Sites

It is likely that at some time or another who has written a domain name in the address bar of your browser and have a generic page with a lot of ads on it. Perhaps the misspelled name or you thought I wanted was the domain instead of Whatever the reason, the generic page to see all the ads are generally organized by a domain parking site.

In short, this is how most domain parking workplaces. You transfer your domain DNS to their servers. This is usually very easy to do and most web hosting companies have a feature in their hosting control panels to make this easy. If they do, you need a new host or some written instructions!

Usually no cost to you to transfer your domain DNS to your server. I’d be suspicious of any company that wanted to charge to do that. These companies usually make money by placing ads on the pages of generics that appear when someone types your domain name. Most of these sites domain parking target keywords on their sites so they have a good chance every time someone clicks on an ad.

Don’t try and pin down any of these sites as to how much they’ll pay you per click. The price varies by how much the advertiser pays for the ads and how much of those dollars the domain parking company wants to keep.

Again, I transferred a little over 10 domains to one domain parking site to see how well they would work.

All I can say is that they paid just about as much as the Adsense for Domains did. I didn’t make enough money to get my blood pressure up, but again, the only way most people get traffic to a domain without a website is if someone just types it into a browser.

Affiliate Programs

Probably my favorite way to make money with parked domains is using affiliate programs. But the downside is it takes a lot more work!

Method number one involves getting a hosting account. One where you can host unlimited number of domains! Like I said above, this take some work but it can pay off a lot better than the other two methods.

Then you create a mini site. You add a page or two of content that is keyword targeted to whatever your domain is. You’ll also want to add a privacy, contact and about page to make the search engines happy (you know, just in case one of them may actually rank your site)

You’ll then find an affiliate programs that is in the same niche as your domain name. For example, if your domain is, then you’d want an affiliate that is about rusty old bottle caps! Don’t try and feminine products to people who are looking for rusty old bottle caps, that’s affiliate marketing 101!

You can promote this mini sites the same way you promote any other site, but the whole point is that these domains are ones you don’t have time to fool with, so you throw up some content and affiliate ads and forget them.

Method number two can be easy or difficult depending on your host. Some host allow redirects, and others not. Some make it easy, most do not! (This is also called “domain forwarding” by some companies)

The thing here is that you will redirect (or forward) the domain to a site that resembles the domain to redirect traffic is directed. which does not lead to an online dating site. But maybe you have a site about antiques and the site has an affiliate program that you are making some money out. You can do yourself a favor by having its kind in the domain traffic redirected to the website of Antiques!

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