alright my name is Chris and in this video we're going to talk about how to purchase a domain name and purchase your hosting account and it's really important to go with the killer domain name but just keep in mind that you can always change that later there's pros and cons to having a personal brand and using your name as your com if you haven't bought that already i recommend you do and then there's advantages of using domain names that are easy to remember have your keywords in there so to purchase a domain name i recommend buying through Bluehost and I also recommend whenever possible to get your hosting through the same company that you get you buy your domain names from it's okay if you get those two things in different places but in this video I'm going to show you how if you've never bought a domain name or hosting before how to do it so head on over to bluehost.com and right here on their home page you can see this sign up now button so click that and you can see here that you know there's two options if you need a domain name you've never bought one before or you already have one that you want to use and you just need hosting we're going to type in a domain name as if we've never bought hosting with bluehost before and in this case we're using barefoot running warrior calm dot-coms tend to carry a little more prestige so i recommend getting the dot-com if it's available so let's click Next and see if barefoot running warrior calm is available and you can see up here at the top it is in fact available there's no message saying that it's taken so that's fantastic and here I'm not going to do this in this video but basically you're setting up an account with Bluehost so you fill in your information and down here the package information the cheapest price you can get on hosting on web hosting is to buy a bunch of time and it so you can see 36 months is four dollars and ninety-five cents a month for like a three year package let's say you only want to buy a month now or one year now it looks like it's seven dollars roughly a month at that rate and most hosting companies and domain registration places and stuff they have various offers that they try to sell you as you're checking out so this domain security site backup pro and you know privacy so people can't look up that it's you that owns this domain name I'm just going to check off all of these to get my web hosting in my domain name at the cheapest possible price and down here you would just enter your billing information and click Next I'm not going to go through that in this video but that's how you purchase a domain name and set up web hosting with Bluehost .
1. Your domain name and brand name do not necessarily have to be the same.
2. A .com domain has more prestige than the other extensions but having a great name with another extension (e.g .net) is much better than sacrificing for a mediocre ".com" name.
3. You can consider adding one word in the beginning (e.g "my", "the") or the end ("secrets", "warrior") if it doesn't really change the overall meaning of your brand name.
4. Don't be afraid to be different. Separate yourself from the crowd and make your voice heard.