Hello, and Welcome to LilacsNDreams!
Hope this finds ya'll having a great Saturday as I am having myself.
There are soooo many things that could be discussed, talked about, shared, commented with, etc. Where does a person begin? I have to learn to start taking notes, or making notes to myself when I come up with ideas. I keep thinking I will remember them, but not always. But, while I have one now, am at the computer, I decided to come by here, and share it with everyone.
Many of us are sellers online, or have things we enjoy doing that we have chosen to work with. We always are looking for ways to improve our sales, getting our name out there, and doing all we can to make things better for us, for our businesses. We consider venues to sell with, how many places should we be showing our products at, blogging, websites, domains, hosting, and so on. It all takes time, and a lot of work. After time, sometimes much time, we do start seeing results of this, and are happy to have done what we did.
Along with these many decisions we make is the issue of "Should We Buy Our Own Domains?" I am like you, and often thought about should I do it, or not? Why do it? What is suppose to be the benefit for me doing this? Also, more cost, and expense of doing business too. Well, after much consideration I have taken the plunge, and I do have 3 domains now. I considered a lot of factors with it, but mostly I considered for Me. Is this what I needed, was it time to be upgrading and keeping up with times, and the pace of things? Definitely! I am so happy I have taken the move to do this too.
Things to consider when having your own domain:
1) Use your blog - I direct 1 of my domains to my blog. Much easier to remember, and it looks much better with business cards too.
2) Landing Page - Show information about yourself, list your links, list your web pages, note your venues maybe you sell with, list your social networking information. So, having a domain would be a great choice if you have maybe multiple blogs, websites, venues, and so on.
3) Professional Page - Your Online Business, For the Writer, maybe you do Consulting or Coaching.
Having a YourName.com makes it easy to find you, and to remember you too!
Many ideas for the domain name you choose. Some maybe choose to use their own personal names...like a writer might do. Or, choose your business name for your domain name. I chose to use Go Daddy as my service because it is much easier to redirect my domains to a place if I choose to do so, change my mind, and etc. They have been very easy to work with. With Go Daddy once I get that domain it is mine, and I have smaller yearly fees to pay for it compared to having fees for a website, hosting fees, shopping carts, and etc. I do everything else free - pretty much free:) So, having the domains I do is a small price compared to what it could be. It helps with branding of my name too. I only do my domain with Go Daddy, no hosting, or anything else.
How many have a domain they bought? Are you happy with what you did? Are you happy with the service provider you chose? Maybe you are still considering it. I hope this little bit I have shown here will maybe better help you with your decision of this.
Thanks for visiting LilacsNDreams today. Please know you are always welcome to visit with all of us here, and leave comments too. Love to see others sharing, and that we can share together as well.
Have a super Saturday everyone! Hope to see you again:)
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