How to Come Up With a Great Blog Name in 30 Minutes!
We’ll teach you how to come up with a great blog name in your niche without spending countless hours searching for creativity and domain names.
I have started several websites in my lifetime and I have learned one cold hard truth about blogging and website names: In general, they really do not matter.
You probably thought that your blog name was THE most important part of your website, right!? Wrong.
Your content matters so much more than your blog name.
You can have a blog titled parentingadvice.com and if all you do is write about sports, it’s not going to matter.
That being said, many of you will be interested in finding a great blog name, so I have made a little article to help you.
The process should take you around 30 minutes and no more than an hour to complete!
Before we start: What is the niche of your blog?
If you’re having trouble finding your niche or have not settled on one yet, check out our post: How To Find Your Blogging Niche.
Assuming that you have found the niche you want to be in, let’s find you that great blog name!
Let’s start with a couple pieces of advice I have learned from hunting down domain names in the past:
→ Lesson #1. Most “normal” blog names or ideas you have will be taken.
They 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.
Just in case you have a great blog name you are thinking about buying from these people, don’t do it!
The domain name will matter very little in comparison to content you are producing.
Often you will have a great blog name in your head and yet it will be taken by some other blogger.
Many times, if you examine the blog, you will see nothing has been posted in 6 months or more!
Despite having that killer domain, their blog obviously did not succeed.
This is a good lesson. Our domain name is avocadu.com and still makes us over 10k per month. It’s not even a word and very hard to pronounce! Every time someone asks us what our website is, we go through that process. They say… “Wait… What??”
But in any case, we make great money with the 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 awesomeness WILL.
→ Lesson #2. Use a .com or .co
There are a lot of websites selling weird domain names these days. I saw a Facebook ad to buy domains like alex.fitness or jimmy.eats.
The problem here is that even typing that out make me roll my eyes… It doesn’t look cool and trendy as much as it looks unprofessional and sloppy.
Do not fall for this little trap.
The easy way around this is to grab a “.co” because it will have more availability than a “.com.”
The tradeoff is that a .com will always look better than a .co.
We decided to go with a .co anyway because we liked the name and there will be an increase in .co names in the future anyway as the .com names continue to be taken/bought up.
Finally, createandgo.co has a little rhyme to it that I think people can remember. If it didn’t have BOTH of those factors working for it, we would have grabbed a different .com.
Ok, here’s the step-by-step on how to get a great blog name in less than 30 minutes!
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Gather a list of random words related to your niche.
Going back to our parenting example used in the niche selection article, we start by gathering a list of words related to our main topic (our broad blog focus):
Parenting. Parents. Kids. Children. Parenting Tips. Raising Kids. Home.
Run these words through thesaurus.com.
This will help you gather even more words and ideas for a great blog name.
Produce. Mother. Guardian. Folks. Creator. Source. Boy. Girl. Adolescent. Youngster. Offspring. Household.
Now think of some slang words as well for fun.
Kiddos. Rents. Parental Units. Parent Trap. Casa.
Add your name to the mix and some other descriptive words for what you do.
Kim. Kimmy. Cook. Clean. Teach. Love. Nurture. Help. Guide.
Grab some descriptive words from this list that describe you or your future blog!
This list may help: Adjectives Describing People and Personal Qualities Vocabulary Word List
Beautiful. Friendly. Maternal. Passionate. Resourceful.
Finally, get creative and make a few of your own words.
Parentized. Momzilla. Mommiest. Hommier.
Now it’s as easy as putting a few words together and trying out the domain to see if it’s available.
Don’t get discouraged as it may take a few tries!
Kimmyshome.com. Mommiesandkiddos.com. HommierCasa.com. Highlevelparenting.com. Nurturedyoungins.com. Kimsfinallyhome.com. Kimsparenttrap.com. Resourcefulmomzilla.com.
Once you find a few that you like, try them in the Bluehost domain lookup tool to see if it’s available:
Once you have the domain name, you are ready to go!!!
Additional Topics and Resources:
- 29 Best Tips BEFORE You Start Your Blog
- 1o Things NOT to Do When Starting a Blog
- How to Overcome Your Fear of Blogging
- FREE 7-Day Blogging Course for Beginners
Now go out and create something awesome today!
Alex & Lauren
Co-Founders, Create and Go
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