So you're starting a website and have visions of making hundreds, even thousands of dollars in sales a day.
You've done your market research, found a profitable niche, planned your website's theme and layout. Now all you need to do is build site, buy a domain name and - voila - cash starts rolling in.
Hold on there cowboy. While making lots of money with your website is very possible, it's not as easy as it used to be.
Increasing competition, fickle web searchers and crazy search engine algorithms make earning money from your website a little harder than it used to be.
Don't get me wrong though: If you're serious about making a living online and you work hard, you can make more money than you ever dreamed possible. The key is that you have to realize that every little decision you make in your web business helps propel you to top and give you that edge.
One way to get an edge over your competitors and and keep your customers coming back is to choose right domain name. (Your domain name is unique name that identifies your Internet website.)
Here are top 3 ways right domain can help you build a killer cash generating website.
#1 A good domain name helps your customers remember your website.
How many times have you found a great website, forgotten to bookmark it and then completely forgot name of site? While some Internet users do use bookmark function, many other Internet users do not.
They assume they'll be able to return to a good website by remembering URL or through search engine where they found it. But that's not always case. Search engine rankings fall; people forget which search engine they used or which keyphrase your website came up under.
Tip: Choose a domain name primarily for your target audience. Make it simple - preferably 2 words only or 3 short ones at most. Try to choose a .com or a .net or even a .org ending - people just don't remember a funky extension like .name, .tv or even .biz.
If you can, make it an action phrase that describes what your website can do for your customer. For example, if you repair laptops, something like: www.fixlaptop.com would be a lot easier for your customer to remember than www.laptopland.com
Why is this easier? Because people don't have time to remember your URL. They are focused on what THEY want to do (i.e. 'fix laptop'.) therefore it's much easier to remember your URL if it describes what they want to do.