Why It is Imperative to Buy Your .COM
If you do not own your domain you will not be able to reach your full potential as a blogger!
One thing I have learned as the founder of the Mom Bloggers Club is many mom bloggers still rely on having .blogspot or .wordpress blogs. That, my friends, is not good enough! WordPress and Blogger among other blog platforms have created an easy path to blogging, but you have to take the next step and secure a domain name, no questions asked!
Sure, buying a domain name costs money, but in the long run it will cause you to lose money that you could potentially earn if you don’t buckle down and buy a domain name. Let me explain.
Brands understand that bloggers who at least buy their own domain name are serious about their blogs as a business and will be more apt to work with you not only to review their products, but to also potentially hire you for brand work.
Additionally, if you continue to have a .blogspot or .wordpress domain name you are severely limiting your brand. Someone may have the same blog name as yours, but because you didn’t buy the domain name you are cheating yourself from locking in your brand. Most people even buy the .net, .biz, and .org versions of their domain name as well to make sure no one else owns their domain in any iteration.
I know the economy is weak right now and $10 – $15 can be easily spent elsewhere, but if you want to have a greater blogging and business presence buying your domain name is a must. There really is no way around it.
Here’s how to buy your domain name on Blogger.
Go to your dashboard. Click settings and then click publishing. You can buy a domain name for $10 with Google Checkout. Google Checkout accepts all major credit and debit cards.
Here’s how to buy your domain name on WordPress.
Go to your dashboard. Click on store and then domain. You can purchase a domain name for $5 and mapping for $12. The total is $17. You can purchase your domain name through PayPal and all major credit cards.
If you have any questions about purchasing a domain, please a comment and I’ll be happy to answer.