Blogging is a quite interesting career option to choose. Blogging can be fun or can be very challenging at same time.
I have worked on many websites in my lifetime and most difficult part of blogging and website is deciding their names – in general, they really do not matter.
Don’t get stressed, I am here to simplify the process of selecting a blog name and domain for you. 🙂
Here’s the main point new bloggers miss:
- Your content matters 100x more than your name!
You can have a blog titled “fashionenzymes.com,” and if all you do is blog post about how much you love fitness’ Classes, it’s not going to matter.
Your content is everything!
- Don’t stress too much on deciding the name.
Before we start: If you missed the post on how to select a blog niche and haven’t figured out what your niche is yet, you should check that.
Assuming that you have found the niche you want to be in, let’s get your domain name handled.
Let’s start with a couple pieces of advice I have learned from hunting down domain name’s in the past:
Lesson #1. Most “normal” domain names or ideas you have will be taken already.
They will be taken by other people, or worse, domain squatters that will want you to pay 1000’s for it. Just in case you had a name you are thinking about buying don’t do it!
- The domain name will matter very little in comparison to content you are producing.
Often you will have the perfect domain name in your head, and yet it will be taken by some other blogger.
Many times, if you examine the blog, you will see nothing has been posted in 6 months or more…
Despite having that killer domain, their blog obviously did not succeed.
This is a good lesson. The domain name of our fitness based blog is fashionenzymes.com, and still working very well.
Your domain will not define your blog. Your content and ability to create awesomeness WILL.
Lesson #2. Use a .com or .co
There are lots of websites selling weird domain names these days.
I saw a Facebook ad to buy domains like sonika.fitness or balyan.fashion
- The problem here is that it doesn’t look cool and trendy as much as it looks unprofessional and sloppy.
Don’t fall for this little trap.
The easy way around this is to grab a .com. The .com domain always look was awesome.
Ok, here’s the step-by-step to get your domain name easily…
Step #1. Gather a list of random words related to your niche.
Going back to our parenting example used in the niche selection article, we start by gathering a list of words related to our main topic (our broad blog focus):
- Raising Kids
Step #2. We now run these words through thesaurus.com and gather even more words and ideas.
Step #3. Now think of some slang words as well for fun.
- Parental Units
- Parent Trap
Step #4. Add in your name to the mix and some nouns for what you do.
Step #5. Grab some descriptive word from this list that describe you or your future blog!
Step #6. Finally, get creative and make a few of your own words.
Step #7. Now it’s as easy as putting a few words together and trying out the domain to see if it’s available (don’t get discouraged as it may take a few tries).
Once you find a few that you like, try them in the Bluehost domain lookup tool to see if it’s available.
Once you have the domain name, you are ready to go!!!
So make sure to check those resources out and I’ll see you tomorrow! 🙂