As a professional, it is very important that you have your own unique domain name and website hosting account. This gives you the ability to ongoingly reinforce your brand. You want to select a domain name that is easy for people to remember and not too long. You can use your name, your company name or a name that is related to your solution theme.
For example – since my niche market is professional life / business coaches, consultants, trainers and other service providers, I’ve elected to use “MicroBiz” and since the specific solution that I provide is small business internet marketing strategies, I use “Marketing”. When I put it altogether, I get “MicroBiz Marketing.com”.
I also have a domain name for my name – “JonnThomas.com” and other domain names for specific products and services – like “DigitalCashFlow.biz”, “ArticleMarketingFX.com” and “MBNet.com” for our popular Minority Business Network and Resource Center.
If you already have a domain name that you are happy using, then continue to use it. However, if you are just getting started or you think that it would be easier to start fresh, then I would invite you to consider using a domain name that relates to your niche market or keyword search terms.
Once you have established your domain name, it is time to register it and set up a domain hosting account. This will give you the ability to host your website and create branded email accounts – like email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. These types of email addresses let your prospects and clients know that you are a professional and you have an invested interest in your brand perception.
Here are a few domain registration and hosting services that I recommend:
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“AN Hosting offers a number of WordPress Specific features, such as: Automatic WordPress Installation (free of charge) and WordPress Theme Library (also free of charge) access. Hosting package includes unlimited MySQL databases, 17 GB of Disk Space, 500 GB of transfer, Unlimited Sub Domains, Free Fanastico, 99.9% Uptime Guarantee and the ability to host 10 sites on 1 account. No setup fees or hidden charges, just $6.95/month.” Click here for more information!
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Of course, you are more than welcome to use our own proprietary in-house hosting services that we use and provide to our premium clients – MicroBizHosting.com.
Simply, use the following link to contact us – http://www.microbizmarketing.com/contact-us/ for more information.