Hello friends hope all is well. Last week was long and arduous one, homework, job, and all the fun things life throws at you. Definitely got a lot done and I feel good about it so let’s get to the matter at hand.

So, I was watching some videos on domains and how they can be seen by potential subscribers and what your business model is. One of our coaches Glen Shepard said to remember to look at the long term so what will you be selling, other peoples products, your own products, or something else.

For me looking at all the affiliate marketing ads all the names are so close it can be hard to remember one from another and it’s not on as much of a personal relationship as a name. So, if I can get them to my Blog maybe they can get to know me on a more personal level. I would much rather do business with Rick Finn that owns the local hardware store than Larry that’s just pulling a check at Lowes and is doing the bare minimal to accommodate my needs. Even if I forget the name of the store, I’m going to remember Rick Finn.

Before watching and researching I bought as my domain without having much if any understanding of what I was about to embark on, then after a little more training I bought the domain the still with not enough understanding. With not much thought I went with the latter. My understanding at this point is selling myself as solely an affiliate marketer when I actually think marketing my name would be the way I would like to go.

You probably would want to implement this a little sooner in your process than I am so you don’t have to back track and change things . At least it’s not a year or two down the line and you already have traffic you will need to redirect to a different domain. Hopefully I didn’t leave more questions than answers, if so, I will do my very best to find an answer. Thank you for your time and I hope to see you here again in the near future.

Happy Trails

Jon W Bowman


10 thoughts on “Domains”

  1. I have encountered many different school of thoughts when it comes to domain name.

    Some people say it doesn’t really matter. You can have a domain name about dogs but that doesn’t mean you can’t sell cat stuff on it.

    Some people say just use your name, if it hasn’t been taken already.

    Some people say find a domain name that is catchy.

    At the end of the day, I think it depends on your business model.

  2. Jon, it’s great that you’ve got your domain name sorted out. It’s always difficult to decide what it should be called. I had a similar dilemma. If I called it a company name it doesn’t feel personal and that trust and friendship you want to build with the audience is more difficult. If it’s an unusual name like watch ‘make money with Atif’. This is very specific and can only really be used for that thing. So I just went with my name, Atif This way they are dealing directly with me and I get to build a relationship with them and them with me. In the future when I start developing my own products I can still use the same domain name because it’s me, but I can add a sub domain for each of the businesses or products that I have. Thanks very much and I look forward to the next one. Thanks, Atif

  3. Hi Jon, I guess like you, I struggled to come up with the right domain, (not sure if I got it right) but I think your domain is perfect. (I think this is probably a bit of a barrier for most people…..) I am glad you also purchased your name as am sure in the future you will use it. Look forward to reading your next post.

  4. Hi Jon,
    Yes, that relationship is so important especially in a world filling with so much AI. I too, as many others feel in better hands with someone we trust and connect with. SO I guess, as i did, it is a great idea to use your name as you blogsite URL name. Look forward to your next posts!


  5. Jon,

    Glad to hear you finally was able to settle on a domain name. Picking out a domain is like going to all you can eat restaurant and trying to decide what to put on your plate. There are so many option to choose from. I can say I own about 25 domains most I did not spend enough time thinking them through before purchasing them. It is a fine line between giving it enough thought and over thinking it.

    I am happy to say I’ve learned my lesson. How did you finely decide on your domain?

  6. Hi Jon,
    I know how you feel. I had the same problem. All that matters to me is that it is easy to remember. But you are right, if a change is needed is better to do it sooner rather than later.
    Of course, you can always do redirection if it needs to be. End of the day that what is on your blog that matters.
    Keep posting,

  7. Jon,
    I completely agree with you on the idea of having a domain in your own name. It adds that personal touch, and as you wisely pointed out, if you want folks to join you on this adventure, having your name as the domain makes it much more memorable than a random one. Way to go with that smart choice.

  8. Jon I did both as well. I spent sometime pondering over the same questions, so my conclusion was to do both sites with minor differences in content. Once the domain with the slogan begins to capture an audience it seemed to me that the “Your Name” domain would just be an extension of the slogan domain name. Don’t know if that makes much sense, but seems to be working for Dean.

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