In my experience.. its a pain in the butt. Finding expired domains is like looking for a needle in a hay stack. And that's when you are looking for any general expired domain, never mind looking for one's in a very specific niche. It can take weeks sometimes months to come across a descent expired domain that meets a niche that you are after. You may find 50 or 100 quality domains that match other niches (such as photography and religion) before finding the one you are looking for. If you do happen to come across an expired domain that is spam free, has been consistent with its niche since it was first created how ever many years ago, has high metrics, and good back-links you need to act fast and register it asap. It is very likely that it will get scooped up in the first few days that it is available to register by the public.
Many expired domains will first go to auction and 99% of them will sell there for more than the typical $10 new domain ticket price. The few that sneak by or the one's that for some reason skip auction are being hunted by many expired domain finders and pbn experts. There are some people out there that have been hunting expired domains for many years and have bought up hundreds and thousands of old companies that already had existing back-links and traffic. They have piggy backed off of people who have come and gone and let go of their websites. Just to think, that some people have paid 10 dollars for an old website, hit the reset button and retired off of the success of it is really crazy to think about. I personally, have not found one of these super gems, but I'm sure that many that I have found have been the reason that some customers are reaping a certain level of success.
Some expired domains are more useful then others. Many don't need that much traffic to be useful to a person or business. An example of this is when I come across an 'expired construction domain'. Where a person or business could potentially secure a $100,000 - $1,000,000 project through one successful follow visitor. All from purchasing an expired domain for $15 - $50.
I find domains for every niche, and at times when a domain is a little to specific, there is still one that can be used that has enough degree of relevance to still be useful. Sometimes my clients have come to me for a specific niche and I end up showing them a completely different one just because I have many lying around, and they purchase it as well. Expired domains are the type of thing were you can end up generating revenue from something totally random and just capitalize on something that happens to come your way. It works even better in the world of expired domains if you just let them show you what you should target for niche money sites. The best non auction expired domains are one's that have traffic for something that you can quickly turn into an affiliate revenue generating site. You can have as many of these sites as you like and each can generate different amounts. It really only matters what your total portfolio of expired domains is generating you. On top of each individual site generating revenue, expired domains are equally as powerful in how they pass on leverage to your main money sites. To do this you simply need to release natural articles relevant to your site, pointing back to your main money site. This gives your site a niche relevant powerful back-link. Most SEO companies will charge anywhere from $50 to $200 for just a back-link never mind getting an entire site with traffic that can do the same.
I hope that expired domains will help you as much as they have helped me in generating revenue and securing a comfortable future for myself. I hope that we already have on standby a niche relevant domain for your selected niche or that we can find one quickly by focusing our efforts on doing so. Feel free to get in touch and ask any questions about expired domains - email@example.com