Should I Buy This Domain Name Right Now?
So one of the first things many marketers do when they're creating a website is buying a domain name (YourWebsite.com). And it's definitely the right thing to do. The biggest reason is credibility! Imagine if Amazon's website url was www.FreebieSite.com/Folder/Amazon Chances are you wouldn't take them as seriously.
Afterall if a company isn't willing to spend a few bucks to get a real professional domain name (.com), where else are they cutting corners? So getting a domain is a great idea in theory! Does this mean you should buy one right now? Not necessarily...
Changes Like The Wind...
Here's the thing. When you first get into this business it's very much like going to college. Initially when you go to college you start off pursuing one type of Major. By the time you get to your Sophomore year, you may decide that Major isn't really your cup of tea. So you may switch. Well your internet marketing journey will probably work the same way.
With that said, the domain you initially have purchased may not make sense for your next niche or website. For instance, if I initially purchased the domain "ILoveBunsOfSteel.com" that name makes sense if my website is about exercising your butt or some other type of butt fetish. (Don't judge me. This is purely an example I pulled out .... LOL).
But after a few months of being in that niche, I may realize that it's not all it's "cracked" up to be. (Pun intended.) So let's say that I've decided that my new site will be about old school parenting techniques. "ILoveBunsofSteel.com" isn't really going to do a good job of representing what my old school parenting website is going to be about. It may even turn some people off as I'm sure it has people reading this article. LOL
What's the Answer?
I think initially it may be a good idea to just use the free website address that WA provides you. Work through the training. Continue to build content as suggested. Then determine if the niche you initially picked still floats your boat a few months down the line. If it does, then invest in a REAL domain name and you can easily point it to the free website url you have here at WA.
The other option is to just bite the bullet and buy the domain name knowing you may not stick with it. And then buy another one if you decide to switch niches or directions. I personally own many domain names, most of which I'm not using at the moment. But I may decide to use them later or sell them. I also view the purchases of domain names as a business expenses I can write off my taxes as well. So it's not really a waste of money in my mind.
So what do you guys think? Have you struggled with this problem and if so how did you deal with it? Chime in below.
Until next time folks.
Eddy with a Y