What gives something value? It’s a hard question isn’t it? To me value is getting my money’s worth, which I suppose is just as vague.
To get my money’s worth, whatever I buy has to give me either joy or be informative enough to teach me something new.
When I stumbled across Super Local Domain Gold, my first thoughts were of badly named Japanese TV shows.
In fact this product is about domain flipping.
For the uninitiated, domain flipping is where you buy a domain with the intention of selling it at a profit.
If you have ever heard of “cyber squatters” then you will at least have heard of the darker side of domain flipping. Squatter’s aside, it is a good way to turn a buck if you know how to do it, especially if you pick up the domain direct from a domain registrar for $10 bucks.
The sales page is nothing new; a rags-to-riches story of an “epiphany”, earnings proof which is unprovable and so on. Nothing we haven’t seen a million times before.
The one saving grace was that it wasn’t promising that you would make millions of dollars off of domain flipping, though earning $400 for a $10 domain is enough to perk most people’s ears up.
One concern I had though was the fact it highlighted page numbers within the product and the highest it went up to was page 13.
There is nothing new here, after the purchase you are offered a single upsell at $18.50 (might be on a dime sale, so the price may vary).
This upsell offers you details of how to outsource most of the work involved in flipping domains
Inside Super Local Domain Gold
At $9 for the e-book, I wasn’t expecting much, but the whole e-book came out to a whopping 16 pages.
I know the author said there would be no fluff in the e-book, but 16 pages makes me dubious of there being any time to develop a worthwhile strategy. This is especially true when you strip the formatting and legal blurb out of it and it reduces it to 8 pages. I can be generous and give it 10 pages with enough white space.
The first thing that you get hit with after the legal blurb is a list of resources. The problem I had with this list is twofold: it is one of the first things you see suggesting importance, yet the list is just links to his other products. I wish the author had added this at the end and had not mislabeled it resources, when it is clearly not relevant to the product at hand!
However, the rest of the e-book was to the point. While very brief, the information did teach me something new.
The premise is targeting local businesses directly for local business domains.
It goes through the process of how to do it (again, quite brief terms), and provides links to various services to help you find the domains and process the transactions.
It even gives you an example email to send off to the local businesses.
I honestly don’t have much to say about this product. It’s hard for me to even describe it as a product as it’s more fitting that you’re buying an idea. In other words, it is the author’s method for flipping domains and his slant on it, rather than a fully fledged tutorial or help guide.
Don’t get me wrong. By the time you finish the book, you’ll be pointed in the right direction, but he doesn’t do more than that.
Super Locale Domain Gold: the bare front cover sums up the fluff free content.
The Bottom Line
I have to say that it was an interesting take on an existing way to make money online, completely avoiding all the middle men like Flippa.com which is never a bad thing as they have fees that border on ludicrous.
That all being said, I still felt a little short-changed. Maybe it’s because I’ve seen a few products recently that have gone above and beyond in terms of providing value for money. Or perhaps I’m forgetting that sometimes an idea is worth a little bit of cash.
Either way, Super Locale Domain Gold is not a scam; though to some it may seem like an overpriced idea.