Guest Post: End User Follow Up

This is a guest post from domain investor Calvin Washington, and I wanted to share it in the hopes that it helps others who are dealing with end user sales. If you are doing something unique that could help other domain investors, and you’d like to write a guest post, please email me. As long as you aren’t trying to sell something or get a back link, and it’s helpful to others, I would be happy to post it.


I have been using this trick successfully lately when selling to end users who for whatever reason showed no interest in my particular domain. It has been working for me after getting a “No!” or “Not interested” reply. It’s really simple and I’m sure many others are doing something similar but you never know!

Thanks XXXX,

Though you expressed no interest in, I appreciate your getting back with me. The highest offer we received was $XXX. I guess it’s best to let the market decide it’s value. If for any reason in the future it may be of value to you, we will be willing
to accept $XXX.

In either case, take care!


In closing, it’s strongly recommended that your price that you’re willing to accept be higher than your highest offer received. If not, you may come across as being dishonest. Hope this helps someone. Another big point I’d like to stress is the salutation. “Best” is my way of basically saying to the end user “This is my last contact to you, take it or leave it”. I sure there are some grammatical errors or misuse of punctuation, so make the necessary corrections when needed.

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has closed eight figures in deals. Please read the Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest. Reach out to Elliot: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn


  1. A guest post with out a link back to the person’s blog? Can’t tell if you are clueless or just greedy. Why not just hire a ghostwriter?

  2. @ Chris,

    Did you read the post? There was no back link request nor back link given. Calvin wanted to share something that has worked for him without any type of remuneration.

    Some people like to help others – like when I responded many times to your emails about domain purchases you made without any desire for compensation.

    Do you really think I am clueless or should I attribute your rude comment to being upset that I didn’t reply to your Tweet a couple of weeks ago?

    BTW, I like sharing with others, which is why I write every post (with the exception of about 10 guest posts. Hiring a ghostwriter for my blog wouldn’t make any sense.

  3. I don’t hold grudges.

    “As long as you aren’t trying to sell something or get a back link, and it’s helpful to others, I would be happy to post it.”

  4. @ Chris,

    Yes – I had to caveat that because I know I would have received many “helpful” posts that are disguised sales pitches. It’s bad enough that I get the same bullshit spammy comments from some people that don’t get posted. I don’t want to open pandoras box.

  5. I indeed sent this email to Elliot as something I thought
    would be of benefit to members of the domain community. Iwasn’t looking for a pat on the back or a link back to me.

    The “highest offer received” should truly be your actual received offer.

  6. looks like you hired a ghostwriter to edit that first reply to me, lol. Bad form to edit a reply after a reply was made to the reply especially if the other posters don’t have the same advantage. With regards to Calvin, it appears he doesn’t have a blog to link back to so of course he wouldn’t ask for one. I can understand a caveat saying no posts selling anything but to say one shouldn’t write a guest post for you if they are seeking a back link is naive especially if you are profiteering from this blog.

    • @ Chris

      I can edit whatever I wish to edit on my blog, especially my own comments. I wasn’t happy with what I wrote and I edited it – probably as you were writing. I didn’t change my comment based on anything you were posting.

      Either way, it really doesn’t matter. You think my asking for people to feel free to submit guest posts without them being spammy is “clueless” and I disagree. Whether I get any guest posts or not, I will continue to post my commentary daily, at no cost to you or to anyone else. If you don’t like what I say, you may feel free to not return.

      I have been nothing but helpful to you, IMO and I don’t appreciate your rudeness here or on Twitter. I’ve never asked for any compensation from you when you asked my opinion on various things. I am sorry that I couldn’t answer every Tweet or email you sent, but I will be happy to send you my domain consulting rates if you are interested.

  7. Ah yes, when all else fails take the spoiled brat way out. Good going Elliot show everyone your true colors. How childish and young you are. “No one is going to make a valid point against me on my blog and if they do, well poo, just don’t come back. If I don’t like what I say I’ll rewrite history. Goshdarnit, it’s my sandcastle.”

    “I can edit whatever I wish to edit on my blog” LMAO. Mommy make him stop!

  8. @ Chris

    If I wish to edit something I wrote, I can do so – just like in almost every forum. If someone wishes to have a comment edited, they can drop me a note and I will edit it for them.

    This discussion is turning totally pointless. Have a good weekend.

  9. Hello, My name is Saro.
    Just a quick mention, Calvin’s advice has proved to be very helpful and his overall methods have led to interesting sales…
    he knows what he’s talking about and the fact that he is willing to share his techniques just shows his generosity and ppl should be thankful. Obviously Elliot knows this, thus posted Calvin’s advice which I truly believe was a good choice!

  10. Sorry you have to put up with that Chris guy Elliot, this is your house, and you can do with it as you please. This is my favorite blog to read and has been for a long time, keep up the good work, I completely get where you’re coming from with the bylines on this post.

  11. Elliot, thanks for posting this guest post from Calvin. Really smart tactics. Looking forward to more posts like this targeting end-user sales.


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