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I know you have this question. What should you name your blog? What should be the domain name? You’re going back and forth over all of that stuff. It’s not really bad to contemplate what you’re going to name your blog.
The problem is you’re going on and on and on, but you haven’t started your blog or named your blog. You’ve done nothing because you don’t know where to start. I’m going to help you with that.
The name of my first successful blog was UrbanPackRat.com. Take a moment and think about that. What does the name Urban Packrat conjure up? What do you see? You see rats and sewers and stuff. It’s not really a good image.
I named it Urban Packrat because I bought storage units. To me, it was about all these urban packrats that had all this stuff they didn’t need. It was just crowded. I made a blog on that. There were no keywords. There was nothing. There was none of the usual stuff. When the blog was really kicking, it was getting about 250K views per month. I did quite well financially.
What lesson can we learn from that? The name of your blog is important. Your domain is important. But, you are better off starting a blog with a jacked-up domain name than just starting the blog sometime in the future with this perfect name. That’s what many people want to do. They are looking for perfection. They are looking for the right name. They don’t want to waste any time.
This is what I want you to do if you’re thinking about starting a blog. Go out and get yourself a domain name tonight. Get yourself hosting. Just create your first starter blog. Write what you want to write.
This is the thing. All of this content is transferable. That’s right. You can move it to a new blog. You can have a totally new blog with new content. Once you get started, you start to create energy.
You don’t have to go crazy and do a blog post every day. That would be nice if you can. But, you don’t have to do that.
What you have to do is get started. Putting together a profitable blog is totally different than just putting together a blog. What you want to be is a paid blogger. You have a different approach to this because you don’t have to wait five years for it to pay off. Roughly, we’re looking at a matter of months to a year and a half or maybe two years at the most.
Realize you can change the name in the future if you want to, but you’ll have to get a new domain name. They’re pretty cheap. You can get one from 99 cents up to about $10. So, think about it, and if it doesn’t work out, you can start a brand-new blog anytime.
In the first few weeks, you’re not getting that much traffic. If you decide you don’t like the blog or domain name thirty days down the road, you can change it. If you develop some readership under one name and you decide to change it, you can take them with you.
When you put together your blog and you’re building this digital empire, you have to understand that it is a process. Say you’re thirty days down the road and you want to do something different, but if you’ve built your email list, in thirty days you could have anywhere from 10 people up to maybe a thousand depending upon what you’re doing. You could just say; the content is going to stay the same but we’re doing a name change. Then just send everybody on your list the new content from the new blog domain. That way, you can take them with you and you don’t have to be so paralyzed about perfection related to using the right name.
As you look for the best blog and domain name, understand you have some flexibility. Nothing is carved in stone. You can pretty much do what you want. But you need to get started. Get started today building something. Get started creating something.
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