Starting an Online Business?
Are you thinking of starting an online business? Whether it’s been at the front of your mind to start an online business, or starting an online business has been at the back burner; one thing that I want to remind you of is that it’s never a bad idea to plan for the future. You see, if things weren’t already going full steam ahead for the digital, they certainly are now with people needing to switch to online to pivot the direction of their business or embark on a whole new journey.
STAKE YOUR CLAIM
Look, whether you’re starting an online business to pivot, searching for your passion, or discovering a new hobby; being the creative think tank that you are, you’re gonna have an idea for something that you’ll probably want to cultivate online at a later date.
So what do you do?
Well what you DON’T do, is think you’ll get around to doing that later. Later never comes.
What you should do is secure the name digitally ASAP!
1. Check for trademarks on your desired name, if it’s open apply for the trademark
2. Check godaddy.com if the name is available
3. At the same time check on your top 4 social media platforms (for your brand). If the name is open – secure those names on those social platforms
EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM
Now a days it’s imperative to secure your future brand name on the web. Doing so will help when you’re ready to take the next step you’ve saved yourself the headache of losing your perfect name. What else can you avoid? What about having to negotiate the price of your domain name down because it’s “popular”. Trust me, I’ve worked with many clients who ran into these problems and were met with frustration and money out the window. The best way to think of it is as online real estate.
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