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How to select your Blog name in 10 Minutes!

How to select your Blog name in 10 Minutes!

Finding the perfect new name for your website or blog can be a tricky task, But don’t worry we will teach you how to come up with a great blog name in your niche without spending countless hours searching for creative names.

I have started this website www.tradepsychology.com with blog name trade_psychology with Trading as niche but now I am also adding content on Blogging & Investing, From this I have learned one hard truth about blogging and website names: In general, they really do not matter.

Really!!!

You probably thought that your blog name was the most important part of your website, right!? Wrong.

 

The content matters much more than your blog name.

You can have a blog titled Investing.com and if all you do is write about news, it’s not going to matter.

K then, many of you will be interested in finding a great blog name, so we will give you some basic ideas on how to choose your blog name!

The process should take you around 10 minutes if you follow correctly,

Before we start:  What is the niche of your blog?

If you’re still in selecting your blogging niche or have not settled on one yet, check out our post: 3 Steps to find profitable blog niche!

Assuming that you have found your niche you want to be in, let’s find you that great blog name!

 

Most “common” blog names or ideas will be taken.

In most of the cases most common names will be taken by other people or worse: domain squatters purchase popular domain names with the intent to resell them back to users for thousands of dollars.

In case you have a great blog name you are thinking about buying from these people, Please don’t do it!

The domain name will not matter in comparison to content you are producing.

When ever someone asks me what our website for & why is it etc.. they will conclude by them self by going through my blog,

But, at the end we make great money with our site, and our customers love our content.  THAT is the only thing that matters!

Your domain will not define your blog.  Your content and ability to create valuable product WILL really matter!

Most people try to create their blog names by combining two or more words together. One of the words is usually related to their business, website or purpose such as TaskForce, tradepsychology and many others

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Once you have the domain name, you are ready to go!!!

 

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What happens if you change your niche?

We all start a blog with the best of intentions to focus on our niche. But things change. And sometimes we will end up switching or varying your original idea.That’s fine.

But one of the things you’ll need to consider at that point is whether your blog name and brand are right.

Are they open-ended enough to allow a shift in direction or do you need to re-brand and start over?

It’s a difficult question to consider because we don’t know what’s going to happen in the future. But if you have any doubts or ideas about possible changes, then you should choose a more open-ended, generic blog name.

However, it’s not the end of the world if you don’t. You can still change. But you might lose momentum in the process but your brand always remains the same.

Use different language:

If you’re struggling to find a unique name in your language, then consider trying a different one. Or combine words from different languages.

When you combine a foreign name with a familiar name, you can create a unique blog name.

Try using Google Translate to get some inspiration for foreign words, related or unrelated, to your brand.

 

Brainstorm with Pen and paper:

Sometimes the simplest tool is brainstorming. There’s nothing wrong with removing any distractions and just writing down what’s in your head. It’s a great way to clear your mind and often you’ll get more inspiration when you see words in front of you, as one idea leads to another.

You can take this one step further and invite friends and family to a brainstorming session. Everyone has a different perspective, and you’re sure to end up with ideas you hadn’t considered.

 

Use your own name:

Plenty of bloggers have used their own name. It works well for personal branding services, but on the flip side, it doesn’t work as well if you’re selling a product. Always use the product name in that situation.

Here is an example of self-named blog:

Conclusion:

Choosing the ‘best’ blog name depends on your niche,products, and services. Taking time to weigh-up your options now will pay-off over time.

Try a few methods and tools. Play around with words and phrases. And, most importantly, get some feedback before making your final decision.

Check out the valuable resources from trade psychology,

 

Resources from trade_Psychology:

Now go out and create something awesome today!

 

Thanks for reading,

Mahabaleshwar Co-Founder, Trade_Psychology

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How to overcome the fear of starting a blog?

How to overcome the fear of starting a blog?

Having fears and anxieties about starting a blog or new endeavor is completely normal! Learn how to overcome your fear of blogging with these steps. Following are the incidents that  I was fearful of…

  • Trolls and people saying mean things about us
  • Starting in the wrong niche and having to start over again from scratch.
  • Choosing the wrong blog name
  • People thinking less of me for quitting our “real” jobs and becoming full-time blogger
  • Most of all: Fear of putting myself out there and exposing who I am to the world.

Everyone feels some or most of these fears to an extent.

Nobody just starts a blog without these doubts looming in the back of their minds.  Doubting yourself is as much a part of being human as breathing and loving chocolate. It’s just not realistic to think that you will ever feel 100% ready.   Remember that everyone starts at zero with a new blog and related social media accounts.  Everyone has to build their blog and community from the ground up.   It’s easy to look at the top bloggers sometimes and feel discouraged when you are first starting out (“I’ll never get there!”). Just remember that they started at the bottom too, and with the information age growing exponentially, you have even more tools at your disposal than they did when they started!

Check out the most common blogging tools used by professionals

Below are some of the strategies that I have found to deal with these fear.

 

  • Realize you cannot eliminate fear, so stop trying. 

I have read a lot of posts on this topic and I have to say, I feel like most people are doing this 100% wrong.

You cannot eliminate fear. Having fears keeps you alive.

Fear of losing your job keeps you start learning new things. Fear of getting fat keeps you to do regular exercises. Get comfortable with knowing that fear can actually be a good thing. The goal in life is not to eliminate all pain or fear (What are you, a robot?). The goal is to learn how to deal with fear and act accordingly. Confidence is feeling the fear and doing it anyway.  It’s being unsure of yourself and pressing on, not hypnotizing yourself into not feeling natural feelings anymore. Here is a great strategy for this…

 

  • Frame all mistakes and failures as learning lessons.

I never once felt like our previous blog was a mistake.  It was part of the journey that got us here. Even if your first blog does not succeed, guess what… you will learn a lot from it. As you continue to learn, you will continue to get better and better, eventually making your own blog and giving us lessons!

There are no mistakes, only learning opportunities. 

 

  • Write out what will happen to you if you do fail

I sat down and wrote down some worst-case scenarios.  If I quit my job and gave this our everything, what was the worst that could happen?

  • I will lose our safety net (well-paid full-time jobs) to spend 6+ months blogging and never actually figure out how to make any real money from it.
  • I have to tell my family and friends that I failed.

That’s it.  Notice that there is no “starvation or death” anywhere in there…

When you write out your fears, they become kind of silly.

The truth of it is, if that’s the WORST that can happen, I think you’ll be okay. Just having the ability to read this post wherever you are means that you a living a pretty good life by the world’s standards. A large percentage of the world is illiterate and does not even have the opportunity to read let alone blog for money… That’s just some food for thought for you.

 

Why Start a Blog?

The two most important reasons for starting a blog that come to mind immediately are: financial freedom and time freedom.

A blogging career allows you the financial freedom to control your income. Sure, there are risks involved and some people are never able to make money blogging.   But if you stick with it and really commit yourself to growing your blog, there aren’t too many limits on how far you can take it.   Blogging also allows you the time freedom to travel, work when you want to, and completely design your days.

 

How can I start a blog and make money?

If you already have an idea of what you want to blog about, you can get started in less than 10 minutes with our step-by-step tutorial on how to start a successful blog.

Leave us a comment below if you enjoyed this article on fear of blogging or have any questions for us!

 

Thanks for reading,

Mahabaleshwar Co-Founder, Trade_Psychology

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