Have you registered your name as an Internet domain? What comes up when someone Googles your name? More importantly, what comes up when people Google what you do?
There is an old saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”. But in this day and age of the Internet and Google, that saying has been replaced with a more modern version “It’s not who you know but who knows you”.
Who knows you? Who knows what you do? This is the digital age, the Internet is not going away! Embrace the Internet with all you have!
Are you a Dot Com yet? Not your company name but your name like www.spikesantee.com. It only takes a few minutes and a few dollars to have your name set up as an Internet domain like www.spikesantee.com.
Go Daddy Dot Com has domain registration for less than $10. They’ll even help you set up a simple web page and an email account. So instead of having an Hotmail or GMail address you’ll have something like firstname.lastname@example.org. Which would you prefer? Which do you think looks more professional and impressive.
What if someone by the same name has already registered your name as an Internet domain? Best selling author and sales trainer Jeffrey Gitomer suggests you put the great in front of your name and register www.thegreatyourname.com. If your name is available, register for both!
It doesn’t take a computer expert or an IT department for you to be known to the billions of people who have access to the Internet. Your domain provider will even offer to help get you placed with the search engines like Google so you can be known for what you do.
The Internet is changing the way we do business more than anyone can imagine. If you’re not on the Internet as www.yourname.com you’re at a distinct disadvantage and it only takes a few dollars a month to be there. So what are you waiting for?