Domain name for a IM blog!

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Hello guys! I see people using their own name as their blog domain name.
I would like t know if it wouldnt be better to use a word related to your niche?
#blog #domain
  • Profile picture of the author Devin X
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    Don't create an IM blog. Too many people try to "fake it til they make it". Bad form.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Don't create an IM blog. Too many people wrongly imagine that because there's a lot of money in that "niche", they'll necessarily be able to make some of it. It's the single commonest reason for people failing, and a sure-fire way to stack the deck very firmly against yourself. http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post7755115
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  • Profile picture of the author KuhNoodle
    That depends on what you're going for. If you want to use your name in your domain name that may work, but make sure that is what you want to do. You need to build a brand, I'd suggest picking a domain name that is catchy, and brand able. In one word, what separates you from the 10,000 other people in your niche? Do you spark with knowledge? Well name your site Sparkledge .
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  • Profile picture of the author Horacioplus
    What i want is create a blog where i will share my experiences with IM
    I wont say that im making $1000's monthly but right now im making about $1000 a month from the internet.
    I wanna share information that works and benefits others.
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    • Profile picture of the author joaquin112
      Originally Posted by Horacioplus View Post

      What i want is create a blog where i will share my experiences with IM
      I wont say that im making $1000's monthly but right now im making about $1000 a month from the internet.
      I wanna share information that works and benefits others.
      There are already thousands of websites just like the one you want to create.

      What makes YOU different? Why should people link to you instead of linking to one of the other sites?

      If you want to have a shot at making it, you should choose a scope and a way to differentiate yourself from the rest.
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  • Profile picture of the author dkla27
    Yes, people in IM blogs use their name in their domain names. Many times, when they do that, they offer a personal, journal type of blog. How they make money, what progress they make every month and so on. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this kind of blog. They don't claim to know more than they do and the content is sometimes helpful for viewers. So, nothing "fake" here...

    As for your niche choice, I suppose that if you wanted advice on that you would have asked.
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    • Profile picture of the author Horacioplus
      Originally Posted by dkla27 View Post

      Yes, people in IM blogs use their name in their domain names. Many times, when they do that, they offer a personal, journal type of blog. How they make money, what progress they make every month and so on. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this kind of blog. They don't claim to know more than they do and the content is sometimes helpful for viewers. So, nothing "fake" here...

      As for your niche choice, I suppose that if you wanted advice on that you would have asked.

      Thats the comment i was looking for
      And that's exactly what i want to do!
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by dkla27 View Post

      There is absolutely nothing wrong with this kind of blog.
      Apart from the fact that there are multiple millions of them and hardly any belonging to beginning marketers make any money worth talking about at all, you mean?

      Originally Posted by Horacioplus View Post

      that's exactly what i want to do!
      That's exactly why other, more experienced people are trying to explain to you that it may well be a really good and helpful thing for yourself to change what you want to do. But I wish you good luck anyway.
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      • Profile picture of the author dkla27
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        Apart from the fact that there are multiple millions of them and hardly any belonging to beginning marketers make any money worth talking about at all, you mean?
        The fact that the odds are against him (and I think he already got that message), doesn't mean that he will fail.
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  • Profile picture of the author Subseven
    Go for it if you feel like you actually have quality content to offer, but make sure you have the right approach. I have to disagree with Alexa saying to stay away from such a broad subject as a whole, you just have to be very specific in what you do. IM is such a broad subject that it's hard to help you with just that information.

    Personally, I would go for a personal approach in my domain / blog name and go for a name that will stick with people. I think that IM articles and blogs are very unappealing if they don't approach the reader on a personal level.
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