Robert is many things – but primarily, he is an entrepreneur. He came into the domain industry just a few short years ago, and in that time, he has excelled. He is now arguably the best domain broker in Australia.
For those that haven’t read how he started out, then I suggest you read the 3-part article he wrote here on Domainer about his “first year as a domainer”. I just read it again – it’s amazing. 🙂 Here’s the last part – it has links to the first two parts.
How Did He Succeed?
He’s done so by putting in the “hard yards”. In the early days, he made mistakes that would have sapped the energy and drive from most people. But not Robert. Like a true champion, he learnt from these mistakes. He was prepared to engage with others that had been there before him – and he also adapted the best traits of other highly successful domain brokers / market places from around the world.
He has buckets of enthusiasm and excitement – and his persistence and tenaciousness is amazing. Most importantly though, I believe him to be a person of the utmost integrity.
I’ve watched him grow over the past few years, and I am so genuinely chuffed at his success. Whilst “luck” is always at play in our industry, I’m a great believer in the old adage that “the harder you practise; the luckier you get”. This applies in spades to Robert. Nobody works harder than he does.
His success has now played out on the world stage – notably Ron Jackson’s DN Journal. Congratulations and well done Robert!
Given my own experience in the domain industry (and by virtue of this blog), I get many requests to buy or sell other people’s domain names. However, now that I’m in semi-retirement, it’s the last thing I want to do! My final foray was the successful campaign I ran on this premium domain name.
So when I get a serious enquiry these days, I have no hesitation in recommending Robert for the job. In my opinion, he’s an even better domain broker than I ever was. Seriously.
P.S. A picture of the two of us together in Perth during early 2016. He’s the young one!
Ned O’Meara – 11th April 2017