Should I Buy This Domain Name Right Now?

Last Update: February 20, 2014

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

www.WorkAtHomeNoScams.com

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Success Inc Premium
I appreciate your choice to write (or type) this post. It makes a lot of sense. Happy Holidays
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EddySalomon Premium
Glad it made sense to you! Happy Holidays as well!
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nmason Premium
Loved this! I was thinking about this very thing and trying to decide what to do. You helped me make a choice and used humor to do it. Thanks!
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EddySalomon Premium
Nice! I'm glad I wrote this NMason! I figured a lot of people struggle with this. So I'm glad this resonated with you! I'm also happy you can appreciate my corny humor. LOL
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steinway Premium
Some good advice and funny too!
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Steinway! I'm a firm believer you can educate people without being dull or boring them to death. LOL
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georama Premium
If you apply mind you may create sub domain site first then move to your own. If you listen to your heart you may buy domain (excited about availability of your choice) So I have done both ways. Thanks.
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EddySalomon Premium
That's a good way of handeling it as well. Thanks for chiming in!
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Damien Lane Premium
Top job Eddy!

Very shmick (is that an old school term : ) ).

Crisp, to the point, well versed & with good humor!

If I was an American I'd say home run...As an Aussie - Nice one mate! (Actually that was not very Aussie :) )

This article could be sent back to me as a 3 week younger man & I would have had light bulbs busting out all over. Still now with a slightly better handle on the subject, great read man....Kudos
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Damien! Glad you liked it! Thanks for the laugh as well. Love your sense of humor and glad you can appreciate mine.
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Damien Lane Premium
Great to hear Eddie re sense of humor.

I am still rather surprised & flattered when someone sees anything humors when I make the effort, you must have rather odd taste.....
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EddySalomon Premium
Damien, you're preaching to the choir. I feel the same way about my attempts at humor. I know I'm very corny but apparently there are other people that share our sense of humor and that;s what makes the web a great place.
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Damien Lane Premium
2 billion folk!

Man, even if you are wrong you are right somewhere......
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EddySalomon Premium
Amen Damien! You just gave me a topic for my next blog which I just put into my drafts. Thanks mate!
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Damien Lane Premium
Start scribing brother, I want notification on publication!

....Kidding I'll track it down - don't worry about that!


.....Hey Eddie, u there man.....Eddie.....I'm growing impatient here......No blog yet???

;)
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EddySalomon Premium
LOL. It's already done my friend. But I'll launch it next week. I like to spread my blog post. By the way it' Eddy not Eddie. Might as well get that out of the way before it becomes an issue. LOL
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Damien Lane Premium
Sorry about the typo man.... Usually I cut & paste names to avoid this issue, must not have this time...diggin' the convo too much methinks.......and an extra key to boot, wish you'd told me sooner....I hate typing :)
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...........Ok.....Hope all's forgiven.....back to your next post....... Well now I know your real nickname...... 'Smooth Operator'....... ( @ . )


Hey Eddy, (noob here remember). Can you tell me the (not quite sure of the word here) ethical (?), amount of responses to a single thread.... Are we getting close or anything like that...

......Great connect brother, looking forward to your next post....Though you already know that, can tell by your nickname ;)
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