Over the years I've collected about 200 domain names as a hobby. Thinking that some names would get a lot of traffic or I could at least hit a niche. I want to get a landing page set up on each. What's the best way manage all these domain names and make something happen. Should I try to sell them, get a simple wordpress site up on each of them or should I leave this for the professionals?
What are your thoughts?
I have been managing multiple domains/sites for my clients since a few years now and I think the easiest and best way to do it in your case would be setting up simple WordPress sites on each one of them and managing them with something like ManageWP(https://managewp.com/) .
If they're niche domains, you can monetize them through ads or use them as affiliate sites. Selling them can also be also an option. If you can get the sites to look fairly nice and if they are niche domains, you can sell them on sites like Flippa(https://flippa.com/) . Overall, you have many options.
I'd be glad to help you in detail through a call if you want.
Websites and Online Marketing are two very complicated subject. Domain name is only one very simple variable. If you only have a domain name with a landing page and you don't do anything with it, then you probably won't have any traffic.
It's not because something is online that people will come to it. You have to put effort and energy into it if you want anybody to see it.
For WordPress, you could run a multi-site installation that would allow you to manage all of your website in one dashboard. Giving you the flexibility to manage a lot of websites inside one single interface.
Regarding your domains, if you only put a landing page, without any marketing, there is a low probability that people will ever come. You should cut down the list to a smaller number. A number of website which you can manage, market and write for.
I'd be happy to help you on the phone if you have any further questions.
About once a week, I run across a domain owner who has domain names gathering dust and who is hoping for an idea that will be easy to implement, make money, and require little maintenance.
In reality, though, that's backwards. Start with a business idea. Evaluate whether you can make that business succeed. Then consider which domain(s) will best help you brand that idea and market that business.
Don't look at your domains and invent justifications for their existence.
Running a business -- let alone 200 mini sites -- is far from easy. It requires much time, stress, money, and commitment ... probably in excess of what you've put into those 200 domains so far.
Maybe those 200 domains deserve to be developed. But unless the idea precedes the domains, you're more likely to be deluding yourself when you try to convert them into websites.
Start with 1. If you can make 1 website work for you, expand to 2. Forget 200 for now.