I’ve written about Andrew Hazen’s successful business ventures a few times before. I’ve met Andrew a few times at domain industry events, and I’ve been following him on Twitter. He is an attorney and a successful Internet entrepreneur.
This morning, Newday, a Long Island publication, reported on another one of Andrew’s startup companies, AllBobbleheads.com. According to the article, the “Hicksville firm’s bobblehead sales near $10M.” This is pretty substantial revenue and growth, especially considering how the company started.
There are at least two domain investors who have grown strong businesses in the bobblehead business. Warren Royal founded Bobbleheads.com after acquiring the domain name via auction, and he has also done quite well with his company. I don’t have any idea what his sales numbers are, but every time I speak with him, it seems like his business is growing.
I guess a good lesson to learn is that while an exact match domain name can be extraordinarily beneficial to an entrepreneur with a good business plan, an experienced entrepreneur with a good business plan can use a non-EMD and find considerable success, too.