One of the questions I often get asked is how to name your business blog or name your business.
Many people call their business blog by their own name which is great especially if you are in the area of professional services and want to be known online by your name, therefore building your personal brand online.
In fact I always recommend that you purchase your own name as a domain name whether you are ready to start business blogging or buiding your personal brand online.
However I always consider whether the name of your business blog will be easy for people to understand if you speak it outloud on a teleseminar, at a speaking event, on a podcast, at a networking meeting, at a speaking gig or whenÂ on the radio.
My name is difficult for many people to understand and also difficult for many people to spell – in fact other than my family, I do not know anyone who has ever correctly spelt my surname when first meeting meÂ - you pronounce it ‘Day’ but you spell it ‘De’.
That’s one of the reasons I chose a name for my main business blog ‘Biz Growth News’ - it’s relatively easy to understand when you say it outloud and it does what it says on the tin – I share strategies and insights about growing your business.
My business blog sits on my portal site represnting me onlineÂ and afterÂ naming my business blog,Â IÂ purchased a domain name for ‘Biz Growth News’ whichÂ points across toÂ the blog.
I recently came across a great business blog by Paul Stamatiou. Paul as obviously recognised that his surname is difficult to pronounce and spell correctly. You see, at the bottom of his business blog is a note that says
Can’t spell my name – use pstam.com
What a great idea.Â Paul has purchased a domain name that is a shortened version of his name and one that most people will be able to understand and spell.
So if you have a business blog consider how easy is it for people to find it online when they hear you speak out the name of your blog.
If you are not starting a blog from the get go and don’t wish to re-name your blog, consider if you could purchase a domain name that you could re-direct to your blog so that you don’t lose that all important blog traffic because people can’t understand your business blogs name when you speak it out loud.