Women are more successful & trusted

Men and womenMy wife has been working with me for the past few weeks now, we have always worked well as a team and it helps greatly on a day to day basis to have someone with a good understanding of what you do to bounce ideas off.

This has also relieved me of some general maintenance duties and we can share the more monotonous jobs like keyword research and emailing people to ask if domains or websites are for sale. As I have mentioned in previous posts I tend to prefer domains and websites that are not listed for sale, therefore some research is needed and then contact has to be made with the owner to get dialogue and hopefully agree a price and conclude a good deal.

The last few weeks have been trying to get some great domains to rank next year, if ranked would get traffic and then be very leasable in their own right while earning ppc profit.

Something that has come to light very quickly is that women seem to be trusted more in online dealings, perhaps owners receiving emails from a female gives them a different impression from a male. My wife and I both send the same emails, using the same text/template yet time and time again she has better results in getting a reply and talking numbers.

TrustI can only surmise that domain owners getting emails from me presume I am out to make a profit on the back of them underselling whereas an email from a female seems to be trusted more as a genuine buyer.

Is this because we work in what is still quite predominantly a male occupied business, there are some very successful female domainers like Donna Mahony and female SEO’s but I think most would all agree that the majority of the ‘public’ facing online entrepreneurs are ..for now… male and with that must come mistrust.

Either way today’s top tip is to get yourself a female pseudo name 🙂
It isn’t a scientific study but from all the emails we have sent recently being female continuously outperforms being male with greater success in getting replies and making deals, what started as a little extra help has turned into a great asset. More startling that just greater success by email is on a deal we wrapped up on Friday for $3000 for a domain name. The seller whom we offered to pay by Escrow for safety replied and said

..an easier way may be for you to pay me by paypal after I have pushed the domain to your account..

What? after you push the domain? Wow this gentleman was going to push this $3000 domain name into a strangers account first and then wait for the money to be paid even though he knew he was 5000 miles away.

So it seems over the last 2 weeks or sending emails and contacting website and domain owners:
Women are more successful and/or women are more trusted.

About Scott Jones

Scott hails from the north east of Scotland and started earning online at the end of 2000 building websites for local businesses during which time he won an award from Lord Alan Sugar for Excellence in Enterprise. After having quite a bit of success with domaining Scott mainly runs educational evergreen websites which generate over 3 million visitors per month but is always on the lookout for a fresh thinking out of the box way to turn a buck. Follow on Twitter.

Comments

  1. I have some domains for sale if you are interested let me know, I won’t list them here.

  2. I guess its the influence of women!!!

    Something us men can’t do and will never understand.

    It just happens

  3. Very nice that you can maintain a business that provides work for both of you. I have tried something simlar with a GF recently & had simlar results the idea of having a females perspective onboard is very appealing.

  4. I can relate to that post and it happens in many walks of life to have a female parter/business partner.

  5. I can understand that scenario. Plus sometimes a male thinks he automatically has the upper hand in a deal with a female. I work in retail and I see that all the time when a guy thinks he is the superior negotiator than the female sales rep.

  6. I remember reading a business article about 5 years ago on how women see both male and female co-workers as competitors in their workplace, where-as men, generally only saw other males as a threat. Here’s a real life example that lends credence to this.

  7. You are right about this one. I build a website for my girlfriend about juicers.

    Exchanging links for example is much easier when people check her website and her about me page where I put two pictures.

    They are much friendlier and I can easily get in-content links instead of link-pages links. Not so when I email them as a guy… 😉

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