One of my biggest accomplishments so far in my life is that I am the author of Alex and John’s Scientific Adventures. This is a project I started while finishing college and proudly created my very first book. At the same time, I knew I needed to do so much in order to get my book out there.
While writing my book, I was also teaching ‘How to’ classes to both children and adults on a variety of different subjects. With all of these opportunities, I knew that I needed to start a business that would save me from being liable if something unfortunate were to happen.
With that, I turned to some friends who do business in social media to gain knowledge about how to start a business and what all is needed. Of course, on top of all of the legal mumbo-jumbo, they helped me create a website (hosted through their website).
There was one problem with my website. It was not easy to navigate to if you didn’t know that I was using WordPress. I wanted everyone who know of my book to be able to get to the website without having any trouble, so I decided that I needed to have my own domain name.
With the new domain name came many benefits:
- I could create email addresses that included the domain name.
- My guests only needed to remember the book’s name to get to the website.
- My website looked and felt like ‘MINE’
- Being able to put my domain name in my book made everything feel complete.
***Update: This blog is now self hosted through and of course through 1&1. I highly recommend them. I paid less than $1/month for the first year and they are great to help when any issues arise.
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