Hello from Surrey


#1

My name is Jan. Am new to the site and just about to launch my VA business so soon all systems will be go! Just got to think of a good name first though.


#2

Hi Jan

Welcome and best of luck with your new business. I was lacking creative inspiration and went with just my name, but there are lots of great business names, much more creative than mine out there!

I found this forum and Caroline’s posts really helpful, make sure you take a look around!

Kirsty


#3

Hi Jan

Good luck with the new biz - there’s a couple of posts on names here:


and

Hope that helps!
Caroline


#4

Hi Caroline

Thanks they were a great help. Do you think it’s wise to go with a .co.uk address as I don’t want to put off our American cousins!

Jan


#5

Generally my advice would be to go with a .com wherever possible… Not because it particularly attracts/discourages people but from an SEO point of view, Google prefers what they refer to as “domain authority” and the .com domain extension has a heavier weighting in their algorithm than .co.uk - plus if you own the .com, people tend not to bother with the other domain extensions like .net/.co.uk/.info etc as they will most likely lose traffic to the .com


#6

Thanks Caroline.

Have now decided on the name and went with your advice. Will join SVA properly promptly.

thanks again

Jan


#7

Hi Jan, and welcome! Not sure where in Surrey you are but I’m in Twickenham so might not be too far away. I’ve only just set up myself, been going a month now, so if you need any advice or simply a chat, just shout!

Erin