Let’s say you’ve just decided to launch an online business, like a blog promoting affiliate products for example…
Besides having a plan about what products you’re going to promote and how you’re going to present them to your audience, you need a place on the web that people can visit to see what you have to offer.
You need your own website.
The domain you use for your website will be recognized as your online brand and it’s important to choose a domain that’s going to be a real asset for your new business.
Choosing a domain can be very exciting as it’s a well-known fact that some domains which start out as a bright idea can go on to become an 8 figure digital asset.
Choosing the right domain for your website is also important because your site is the interface you use to communicate with the world and show people why they should go to you for information, guidance and / or product reviews, rather than your competitors.
In this post, I’m going to look at 4 totally free tools you can use to help you find a memorable domain that helps to position yourself as a leader in your chosen niche.
This is an expired domain search engine you can use for free to discover previously owned domains that have now expired. You can search according to lots of different criteria including, but not limited to:
tld extension (eg. .com, .net, .org, .biz, .co)
keywords within the domain name
This site helps you to find sought after domains that may have been overlooked by other entrepreneurs and it can help you to find domains with a lot of potential very soon after they expire and become available to register again.
This site gives you a really quick way to discover good available .com domains as you simply specify a keyword to search and the website will return with as many potential domain names as it can. The results returned are combinations of the searched for keyword combined with other popular keywords, which are showing to be currently available for registration as a .com domain.
The .com extension is the most widely used on the web and is also the most recognizable tld for consumers. For this reason, it carries the most weight for boosting your brand, helps to make your site seem more professional and trustworthy, and helps to boost sales potential if you plan to sell the domain or domain and website files at any point. In short, having a short, brandable dot-com domain is your best bet for an online business and LeanDomainSearch.com makes it much quicker and easier to find an available one quickly.
Epik.com Domain Appraisal Tool
Epik is a domain name registrar and domain services provider that offers a free domain name appraisal service for it’s members. You don’t have to pay or even have a domain with them to be a member and you can run appraisals of domains you are thinking of developing at the following url:
When you search a domain, the tool will give you an estimate for it’s value based on multiple factors including the sld (left of the dot) / tld (right of the dot extension) parts of the domain, how often people search for the words in the domain, how many search results match the sld domain name, along with numerous other factors.
GoDaddy Domain Appraisal Tool
The GoDaddy domain appraisal tool is currently at:
Like the domain name appraisal tool at Epik.com, this resource uses an algorithm to evaluate the value of a domain name based on how much demand there would likely be for that domain. In my experience, the estimates given by the GoDaddy tool seem to be based more on memorability and brandability, whereas the Epik appraisal tool seems to put much more weight on keyword content and how many people are searching for the keywords contained in a domain.
As you can see from the pictures, I’ve taken one of my domains and run an appraisal of it with the 2 different tools. I personally use the results of the 2 different tools combined to get an impression of the likely potential of a domain for development. However, when assessing domains NOTHING should register as highly as your own personal instinct, as to a domain’s potential. After all, you’re the one who has to turn it from an IDEA into a business.
Now I’ve got my domain – what’s the BEST and EASIEST way to make money with it?
Let’s say you’ve got your domain and you’re using it as a platform for internet marketing type content, like my blog at ClickMarketer.com
Obviously, you want your blog to get visitors and you want to make money from those visitors.
You might be wondering what the best way to do that is…
Visit this link for the answer: https://clickmarketer.com/p2sjohntblog
This is a guest post from Peter Turner, if you would like to be considered for a guest post please contact me.