It Doesn’t Hurt to Ask an Expert
I send lots of emails, and I don’t always get a response to them. I am not afraid to contact someone out of the blue, introduce myself, and let them know what I am seeking. In my opinion, it doesn’t hurt to ask an expert for some advice.
I have been contemplating what to do with one of my domain names I feel has potential. I’ve been trying to figure out whether to develop, and if I take that path, how to build a website or a business. I am not all that set on developing another website, but I am exploring opportunities.
While doing some research, the name of someone I believe is an expert in this vertical came into my head. Without hesitation, I sent him an email and asked him for his thoughts regarding the domain name. I’ve done this before, and I have found it to be very helpful. Oftentimes, people don’t respond – especially if they don’t know me, but I don’t think it can hurt to ask.
When I send emails like these seeking some insight or thoughts, I try to keep them brief. I introduce myself if necessary and I briefly explain what I am seeking. Some people respond succinctly and others share more information that I could have hoped. Some people prefer to chat over the phone, and some people simply don’t respond.
Making connections is important. When I don’t have an intermediary to arrange an introduction, I try to get the person’s contact information through other channels. Although it might seem a bit strange to ask someone you don’t know for advice or feedback, I don’t think it can hurt. With the skills I have learned seeking out domain names and domain name owners, finding contact information is easier.
Some people don’t like asking others for help or advice. I am happy to share advice and my thoughts, and I have qualms reaching out to people to ask for their thoughts.
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