It took a while, but I did it.lol!

Last Update: April 10, 2016

I finally chose a domain! That may not be a big deal to lots of you, but it is to me. According to WA, the criteria for deciding on a domain is that you like the subject and, hopefully, will enjoy writing about it. I worked as a technical writer for many years so I really don't have much of a problem putting thoughts to words, but I also don't have any special hobbies or even skills that I'd enjoy telling others about.

I used the WA Keyword Tool to find a domain. It's not one I'm particularly fond of, but it met all the requirements for key words and it can probably make some money, maybe using adsense. The requirements I'm talking about are the number of searches, the competition for the keyword or phrase you're looking for, and the article power. The number of searches should be 50 or more, the competition should be less than 300 and the article power should be 8 or greater The domain I chose exceeded all those requirements with the corresponding numbers being 210, 179 and 8.6. Now I have to learn how to transfer the domain from Go Daddy.

I am really proud of myself..lol! I actually took action and created a domain. Finding a niche took me much longer than it should have, but now I have one that will allow me to get my first website up and running. I feel getting that first site up is extremely important. It should make getting a second and a third site up that much easier. Anyone having a difficult time getting that first domain or niche, I suggest using the WA Keyword tool to assist you in finding a domain that will work for you.

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feigner Premium
well done tom,

it's the first step. it's not a race so don't think you must race to the finish. this one is a steep learning curve, as you say, for the next.
keep up the good work.
any tips on content writing would be appreciated.

phil
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TomMoore Premium
Hey Phil,
Not sure I'm qualified to give writing instructions, but I do think the best way to approach writing content is to write like you talk. In other words, keep it simple. If you're describing a product that you're selling on your site, pretend you're talking to a friend who's standing right there in front of you. Try to be enthusiastic and upbeat, especially if you like the product yourself. Of course, if you don't like the product, you probably shouldn't be selling it.
Hope that helps...
Tom
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JonStevens Premium
Great job!
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Keith10 Premium
Hay Tom, brilliant - first step, keep the momentum going, the fun has only just begun - blimey - I'm a potential song writer.
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TomMoore Premium
I don't know about songs, but a poet for sure! Thanks for the nice words.
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Russell67 Premium
Well done!!
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TomMoore Premium
Thank you, Russell. I know it should be easy, but it wasn't...lol!
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RobinHudson Premium
Nice going Tom!
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TomMoore Premium
Thank you. My first blog post.
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