You Should Have Your Own Domain Name

Last Update: June 19, 2019

Good Reasons Why You Should Have Your Own Domain Name


Hi Folks

I see a lot of newbies ask should they get their own Domain Name soon after joining WA.

I usually answer them by saying its best if they continue with the initial training with a free SiteRubix so that they can practice.

Why? Simply because being new members without any or not a lot of experience and/or knowledge about websites or working online its best they make the mistakes they surely will with a free site. This way they will learn what to do, how to do it, and be able to correct their mistakes.

For those who have already finished the Getting Started lessons and have moved on to the Bootcamp, have created a website and want to apply to become affiliates, this is the time to buy your own Domain. Why?

Because even if you're promoting just an affiliate link you should get your own domain name. Here are a few reasons why.

1. People Are More Likely To Click On Your Link if It Is Your Own Domain Name Rather Than a Long Cumbersome Affiliate Link with an extension.

Here is a typical example of a Clickbank Link -

https://eb72a7pquqwp9t084hjamfkqcx.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=ro... ?

When you look at the example above it almost looks like a virus of some kind. Many people will not click on the link just because it looks long complicated and a little scary.

What link are you most likely to click on?

This one www.robertallansfriendlywebsite.com or the Clickbank one?

No contest really!

I would go with robertallansfriendlywebsite big time. It just looks better. You might not even consciously decide to click on it, but you will, if only out of curiosity. You want people to feel good about clicking on your link and going to your website. At the end of the day you only get one chance to make a first impression.

2. If You Decide To Change Direction You Can Re-Direct Your Domain Name To Another Program.

When you promote a direct affiliate link you are building somebody else’s business. All that hard work and money that you spent on promotion will benefit the website owner not you if you're no longer affiliated with that program.

However, if you promote your own domain name and change your mind and want to promote something else you can just change a few settings in your control panel and Hey Presto! you're promoting a new program.

3. When You Have Your Own Domain Name You Can Build Your Own Brand

Back to the theme of promoting your business rather than the owner of the affiliate website. A domain name just looks more professional and tells people you are invested in your image and business. You can then create your own YouTube and social media pages around your brand so you can build your own audience.

4. With Your Own Domain Name You Can Have Your Own Blog and Start Building Your Own Mailing List

Rather than promoting an affiliate URL have you considered starting a blog around your topic and starting to build your own mailing list? This is a longer term approach but a smarter one. If you start building your own community and list you can promote multiple affiliate programs not just one. Try thinking more long term and start promoting your own brand, blog and list.

5. Your Link is More Likely to Get Accepted By Social Media Sites With Your Own Domain Name

Sites like Twitter and Facebook often block popular short links like tinyurl.com or affiliate links from major affiliate networks like Clickbank. If you have your own domain name you can often bypass these blocks. You will find that your Ads will get accepted in many more places if you actually have your own domain name.

You can usually get your own domain name for peanuts per year so really it's a no brainer. It's well worth it to invest in your own domain name if you're doing affiliate marketing.

Remember your Domain Name will be your brand so think carefully about what you want to call it. Just as a matter of interest take a look at the graphic below and see some of the biggest names on the internet, and what they used to be known as.

Ok folks there you have it on Domain Names. Anyone with any other thoughts on this subject can leave them below via a comment.

Have a great day and be successful.

Robert Allan

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JesusGirl144 Premium
Great teaching! Thank you!

A question... I’m a newbie here and I’m about to start a website here on the WA platform. So I know it will be a siterubix free website, but how will I monetize it if I need to buy my own domain? Are you saying just use siterubix to get our website up and going with the theme and such and then buy the domain? I’m going with my own niche and not the boot camp promoting WA.

Thanks again! God Bless!
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Randi
Thank you for your visit and your question.

What I'm saying is Practice with a free SiteRubix until you fully understand what you have to do.

You do not have to buy your own Domain to make money.
Its all down to how you work with your site whether its a free one or your own one.

I personally was a free member for almost a year before I bought my own Domain and it did not stop me from making money from my free site.

If you have a Niche and there are lots of products within that Niche you believe you can make money from then that is the way to go for You.

It doesn't mean that its the way to go for other people.

Some members jump right in and buy their own Domain and keep it until they are ready simply because the Domain they want might not be available later on.

You get stuck, you get in touch and I will be happy to point you in the right direction for You.

Enjoy your Thursday.
Robert
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JesusGirl144 Premium
Thank you so much!! I appreciate your response and great advice!! May I ask you a question?

I’m still undecided on a niche. I want to start a Christian parenting blog but more into a lifestyle niche that covers Christian parenting, Christian dating and the daily life of a Christian. Do you feel I can monetize that?
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Robert-A Premium
As always I have published a blog on the subject of Christians making money from the internet. Perhaps it will give you some ideas are there are links to programs at the end of the blog.
Robert
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JesusGirl144 Premium
Thanks!!
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Robert-A Premium
Happy to help.
Have a good one.
Robert
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Marley2016 Premium
Robert,

You, sir, are one of the most awesome members here at WA!
Your advice to all of us is "Priceless". I waited to purchase
my domain names until I was absolutely sure they were what
I wanted.

Practicing on the free siterubix.com websites gave me the
experienced needed to go forward.

Thank you for sharing this with all the community,

Susan
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Susan and how are you this fine day, well I hope and going great guns with your own Domain Name Website.

Great to see you took the sensible route when you first started.

Now with your own Domain Name you will have a pretty good idea how to go about building your business.

After 30 years and a lot of trial and error you have finally made it.
I wish you well and much success.

Have a good one.
Robert
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RosanaHart Premium
Totally agree, have my name, make that have my names. Email lists coming up!
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Robert-A Premium
Hi Rosana
Thank you for reading.
Have a nice Wednesday.
Robert
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My own Domain Name is #1 on my to-do list. :)
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Robert-A Premium
Top of the list I hope John.
Thank you for your visit.
Robert
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A nice thought and Thanks!
Realistically, well, we'll see what we see when and as we see it but it'll be fun getting things built and worked out. :)
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Robert-A Premium
Yes John make it fun, coz if it becomes a bore you might as well throw in the towel.
Enjoy your Wednesday.
Robert
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I think that's a mistake many people make when they start trying to do a business of their own, they start looking at it as 'work' instead of the adventure springing from their passions that it started off as/should have been to begin with.
I've seen others make that mistake over the past few years, and prefer not to go down that road myself.

Right now, I've been exploring the various ideas for Niches in general and things in specific I can offer, gathering up a list of things that all have good track records and will work with WA in a manner akin to how the various parts of an engine come together to fulfill a single purpose.

I MIGHT also consider offering courses teaching what I know regarding trading in precious metals (Gold & Silver) but this is an idea that I need to give a great deal more thought,
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Robert-A Premium
Whatever works for you is always best John.
Also whatever you have experience and/or knowledge of so that you can write with some authority and people will come to trust what you are telling them.
Trust is all-important and without it you are going nowhere.
Now its time I was off for the night.
Robert
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firstlearn Premium
Your own domain name is your little bit of the information superhighway.

I would always advise getting a domain name as soon as you can. If it is a catch name there is a good chance it could be gone the next time you look.

Better be safe than sorry.

Derek
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Derek
Just make sure the name matches up to your brand and you wont go far wrong.
Thank you for your visit.
Robert
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Scwebu Premium
Good advice, thank you for sharing.
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Robert-A Premium
Always happy to share my tips and advice so hope you took something away from the blog.
Enjoy your day.
Robert
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Brenda63 Premium
I have my own domain name. I have yet to sign up for an autoresponder. Working on that. Just building my site slowly. I am absorbing and applying the training. Now in Affiliate Bootcamp. Thanks, Robert for this. I always knew that having my own domain name was the best idea. It took a while to come up with it.
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Robert-A Premium
Hi Brenda and thank you for reading.
Slow but sure and at your own speed is always best whatever you undertake.
Your Brand your Name is also always best as well.
Enjoy your Tuesday.
Mine is almost over so maybe catch you another day.
Robert
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Nubian4mitch Premium
Love the info! Thank you for taking the time to share! I star your posts in my email so that I can refer back to them.
Leslie
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Robert-A Premium
Happy to help Leslie.
Always a good idea to bookmark the info you know will come in useful somewhere down the line.
Have a good one.
Robert
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Selenityjade Premium
Great article and excellent advice to newbies!
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Robert-A Premium
Thank you for reading Rochelle.
Hope you went away with a tip or two that you can use.
Enjoy your Tuesday.
Robert
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DMahen1 Premium
Great article and reasoning. I purchased my first domain name even before I read this. Thanks for posting!
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Robert-A Premium
Happy to point you in the right direction David, a tad late this time but you get stuck, you get in touch and I will try to point you in the right direction the next time.
Enjoy your Tuesday.
Robert
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OSegun Premium
Whao. Thank you Robert. This is an eye opener.
I started with siterubix, but quickly change to my own domain names.
My sites are relatively new with few materials. I am only working on content presently, hopefully, I will come back to you about mailing list tutorial when I start to have traffic.
Segun
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Robert-A Premium
No probs Segun and thank you for reading.
You get stuck, you get in touch and I will do my best to point you in the right direction.
Enjoy your Tuesday.
Robert
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DwainL1 Premium
Awsome!
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Robert-A Premium
Thank you Dwain, appreciate you taking the time to read the blog.
Have a good one.
Robert
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