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6 Tips for Great Domain Names

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Everything starts with this…

Your blog domain name.

This is what people enter to access the server where your blog exists.

It’s what people links to get you more traffic.

It’s what people tell their friends to come and check your site.

It’s the first thing people know about your site.

So is it important?

Absolutely.

So how to make the most out of it? That is where this post comes in hand.

You’ll discover tips to make sure you choose the right domain for your blog.

Are you ready?

Try to go for .com

The 1st tip you need to know before starting your planning session is that  you need to use .com.

Since most of the blogs on the internet are .com, many people assume that all blogs are .com

So direct visitors will 99% of the time type .com in your domain name, and you’re losing traffic for the other guys because you don’t own the .com

It may seem not that important, but it’s.

Make it easy to be memorable

As I said in the introduction, people will refer others to you by telling them your domain name.

What if your name is not that memorable? They’ll easily forget you, and you’ll lose a precious potential customer or client who could refer you to more and more customers and clients.

So try your best to be memorable. Sometimes strange is memorable, so mix things up and ask your trusted friends about their opinion.

Make it short…

… as much as you can.

Shorter domains are often time more memorable than longer ones.

Also, it’s easier to type and memorize when needed.

Would you rather remember ChrisGarrett.com or chrisg.com?

I bet you choose the latter.

Of course, it’ll be hard now to find 5-character-domain names, but I ask you to find the shortest.

But make sure that you don’t choose a small weird name that people may not be able to remember.

Try not to use Hyphens or Numbers

Hyphens and numbers are hard to say verbally for others.

Which is easier to say, blogging “hyphen” tips.com or bloggingtips.com directly?

Another question, what will people think when you say 10 bloggingtips.com? Many will think about the number as a number and type 10, and many will write it in words, so they’ll write tenbloggingtips.com

And this makes you lose more visitors on the long run.

So whenever possible, try not to use hyphens or numbers.

Brainstorm possible keywords first

Many will think that I recommend this tip for SEO, which is partially true.

Yes, it may be great for SEO, but it may have a negative effect on your SEO when done wrong.

I recommend it because it tells people what your site really is before they even check it out.

You can add an adjective to make it unique and more memorable, but people will know what your site is all about.

A good example that comes in mind is smartpassiveincome.com by Pat Flynn.

Pat did a good job in choosing the domain name. The keyword here is passive income, and then he added smart to make it more memorable, but you know that the site is about passive income before you visit it, right?

Don’t be Over-Creative

I could consider this the most important tip.

Many people try to be “over creative” when coming up with a domain name, but most of the time, this don’t go the way you thought.

A good example is flickr.com. When people pronounce the domain name, people always think flicker.com, and it happened.

Flickr people needed to purchase flicker to prevent that leak.

So why do you put yourself in this situation losing readers over the long run.

So how to come up with the domain name?

The best thing you could do is sit down and brainstorm on a paper potential domain names. Your creativity will rise as you write more, but don’t be over creative here.

Sometimes, you may need an assist.

Some tools could help you come up with several ideas by putting in the main keywords you’re after. A good example is spaces business name generator. It was created for people to create their store. You could find ideas and leave it, or you may consider using it if you’re after creating an online store.

Another cool tool you may need to check is nameboy.com. These times will help you at least come with a good idea for your future domain name.

Conclusion

Coming up with a domain name can be intriguing and time-consuming, but don’t overthink it.

There is nothing worse than procrastinating on the wrong things and not starting your business at all.

Think about it for some time, but when you come up with a good name, go with it and start your business.

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What Is Your Blog Post Publishing Frequency and Why?

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From time to time, assess how frequently you publish blog posts. Ask yourself why? Sit. Wait for an honest answer.

I publish 4-5 blog posts daily. Sometimes I publish 6 posts. Why? I share oodles of helpful videos, podcasts and articles but on a deeper level, I intend to get my 124 eBooks in a billion hands or more. Yes; I wrote and self-published 124 bite-sized eBooks. Publishing 6 posts daily allows me to promote 6 different eBooks daily on my blog. I also publish 3 or more guest posts daily to share value and promote my eBooks in more spots. Note; that is 3 or more eBook promotions, in addition to all of my eBooks I promote on social media.

Promoting 124 eBooks daily is no joke. I needed to raise my vibe, practice writing and video and podcasting and get clear on upping my post frequency to drive traffic and business through an approach. I see my blog more as a high volume, blogging news portal, like CNN or Fox News, and less a blog for publishing weekly and leaving it at that. Hey; that is just me, though.

You may be different because all bloggers hold different intents and vibe at different frequencies. Imagine blogging once monthly. Today, you set an intent to publish 5 posts daily between videos, articles and podcasts. Seems foolish, right? Few humans make this quantum leap without putting in years of writing practice and also giving substantial attention and energy to energy management, or, mindset work. Never raise your blog post frequency from energies of fear and delusion; burnout and failure await.

But do bump up frequency if it feels fun, relaxing, prospering and generous to publish more frequently.

On the flip side, pull back on blog post frequency if your current schedule feels heavy, tiring, exhausting and overwhelming.

Only you know how frequently you post and why you post at that clip. You know the honest answer. Be straight with yourself.

Optimal Blog Post Frequency

None exists.

Follow your fun and relaxation.

What feels really good and fun and relaxing, but maybe a bit uncomfortable, to you? Run with it. Daily? Awesome. Weekly? Cool. Twice daily? Great. One post, one day, and 3 posts, the following day? Why not? If readers enjoy your content they read your content, keeping up with what they can keep up with. Trust your gut.

I advise publishing at least weekly in most cases unless you publish a long form post monthly ranking well on Google, genuinely knocking folk’s socks off. Why? People forget you as you vanish from the stream for a month at a time. Blogs are news portals for your niche. News should not be published monthly. Weekly at a minimum works fine for news updates.

Making Money and Frequency

In my eBook:

How to Find Buyers Online

I break down how you find buyers for your business online.

Pondering post frequency, money flows to frequent posters and less frequent posters. Everything money-wise depends on your clarity with receiving money and following your frequency strategy because your energy dictates your income. Feel good, and at peace, and relaxed, about your blog post frequency. Success will find you based on your money energy and life energy, independent of your blog post frequency.

Do the inner work and the outer results expand freely and easily over time.

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Blogging Income Tip: How Do You Feel about Money?

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As I promote my eBook:

11 Techniques to Conquer Anxiety

I ponder one massive source of anxiety for most bloggers: money. Most of you grew up with money limiting beliefs. Money does not grow on trees. Money is not easy. Money is hard to get. Money is scarce. If you want money, get used to owning and facing each money fear because blogging full time requires you to work for free, generously, for a while, and no human with money fears works for free. All humans clinging to heavy money fears only work for pay. What is working for pay? Jobs. Working for someone allows you to get paid for every hour you work because being employees guarantees payment, per work, per your contract.

Guess what? Blogging is a different animal. Nobody gets paid to be an individual, business-owning blogger because blogging is a business. Business is about building something to boost skills and exposure to where your streams of income yield cash for you. Complete 180 from being an employee because you need face money fears, release fears, and proceed from a generous energy to gain skills and exposure enough to earn a full time income through your blog.

How do you feel about money? Does money feel scarce to you? Do you fear running out of money? Be honest guys. Being straight with yourself allows you to make money because before you make money through your blog, you need to face, feel and release money fears. Why? You never move into actions required to make money being burdened by the heavy fear of losing money, a yoke that saddles most of humanity.

I have noted how Gary Vaynerchuk did 2000 YouTube interviews before he began to get major media and TV coverage. He worked for free for 2000 interviews because he was not burdened by the terror of losing money, vibing abundance and generosity and trust. Most of humanity is so scared to lose all of their money that they never give one interview for free; these people work jobs to guarantee they get money for what they do work-wise, but sacrifice their fun and freedom in the process. You cannot live your dreams through blogging if you have no vision for the future and you cannot create a vision if you feel weighed down by the fear of money loss. How can you dream big dreams if you secretly feel terrified to lose it all? The fear of losing it all dominates your mind, body and actions so you will just work a job to get money and you will treat your blog casually, because your blog does not yield money, like your job.

Of course, your blog does not yield money because you vibe a poverty consciousness and poverty-vibing folks never do the generous giving – working for free, for a sustained period of time – to position themselves for success, a’la Gary Vee and his 2000 YouTube interviews. I have written and published nearly 1000 posts on Blogging Tips. Nobody paid me directly for writing and publishing these posts but the traffic and links and money I gained indirectly through these nearly 1000 posts helped me live a neat life. I began giving generously the moment I faced my money fears.

Expect to do the same if you want to live your dreams through blogging.

 

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What Few Bloggers Understand

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I live a pretty sexy life. I have circled the globe for the past eight years through blogging. Pretty cool, right?

But my blogging duties are seemingly mundane, not too sexy at all and in moments, quite boring. I genuinely love blogging. I have fun doing what I do. But I am also a human being experiencing a wide range of emotions on an hour to hour basis. Sometimes, I just want to go to sleep for a little bit because I feel tired and a bit bored with the blogging process. But if I intuitively know it is time to write a blog post I just write the blog post. In these moments, blogging feels boring and mundane and plain and not too sexy. But doing the seemingly mundane things in boring moments lays the foundation for living a spectacular dream life through blogging.

Few bloggers understand this basic fact of sometimes boring activities laying the foundation for a spectacular dream life. Most bloggers believe I do exciting, inspired and amazing things all day long to live an amazing life. This is 100% not true and nothing could be further from the fact. Blogging is fun for me most of the time but sometimes blogging feels boring. Even when blogging feels fun I am not doing anything earth-shattering or jaw-dropping anytime I write and publish blog posts and comment on blogs and promote one or all of my 100 plus ebooks. Does tapping a retweet button and sharing one of my eBooks on Twitter seem earth-shattering? Nope. Simple. East too. But few bloggers understand simple blogging activities lead to great blogging success.

Most bloggers believe you live your dreams through blogging by trying to knock the ball out of the park with viral blog posts and partnerships with the top bloggers on earth. Nope. You live your dreams by simply publishing helpful content, building friendships with top bloggers by being generous and asking for nothing, and by opening multiple streams of income from an abundant, trusting energy. Each of those steps is simple to put into action but sometimes taking each of those steps feel scary or highly uncomfortable. Nudge through the fear. Take the step. Simple, generous actions eventually lead to spectacular results because all meaningful blogging ventures begin with simple, generous actions. Do not believe top bloggers hit home runs everyday. We hit singles again and again and again and again for 10000 to 20000 hours until all those singles add up to something dazzling over the long haul.

Think in terms of tiny impressions made multiple times daily. I could have tried to write a viral guest post on this blog 3 years ago when I first published posts here. But I just chose to do a solid job writing a simple post some 900 times. Now I have written and published 900 + guest posts on this blog which means on a single blog alone I have 900 links or more, based on the ebooks of mine I link to as well. 900 + links leads up to something pretty sexy and spectacular but it was the simple, generous actions I took daily over 3 years of my life that led to the stunning long-term success. Blogging is doing simple things generously for hours daily for years of your life to build something special and meaningful.

Never believe that top bloggers hit home runs every day for a few weeks before they made it big. Anybody who makes it big does seemingly little things with love and generosity every single day over the course of years of their lives. Imagine 10000 to 20000 hours of doing simple things and you get an idea of what it takes to live a spectacular dream life through the medium of blogging.

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