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Today I would like to tell you how to get your own domain name (or website address) for free. If you think you have no use for your own domain name then do read on….. 😉
Why have your own domain?
There are lots of reasons to have your own domain, especially if you work from home. Firstly you can use it as your own personalised web space. If you have ever wanted to write a blog or have your own website then you need your own web address to direct people to. You can use it as a single page, a full site, or you can simply hold the address without having any actual site as well. Even this is beneficial and I will explain this below.
If you work from home at all, then at some point there is a very high likelihood you will want to promote something. It doesn’t matter if this is your own babysitting service, your multi level marketing company, your blog or selling website etc etc. When you do want to have your own site then there is also a very high likelihood the name you want to use will not be available. This is especially true if you want to use a .com or .co.uk address. There are millions of people who have already purchased a domain name. This makes trying to find a unique one harder every day. A lot of people like to have their own name as their domain name, in fact it is recommended to do so for branding purposes. So just imagine all the John Smith’s out there who would like johnsmith.com!
The fact a lot of people will want a particular domain name creates demand.. Demand creates a market and means the price increases over time. Even if you never want to use your own domain yourself you can hold it and sell it on for profit. This can be so profitable in fact there are people who work from home just buying and selling domain names. For more details check out Domain Flipping and Website Flipping.
How to get a Domain Name for Free.
Buying a domain name is a very simple process. You search for the name you want to buy on a domain checker website such as Go Daddy, 123 Reg, 1and1 etc etc, and if it is free you will be given a purchase price. Currently you can get one for free though by making your purchase through Swagbucks. They have an offer to get 1000 Swagbucks back when you buy a domain name through GoDaddy for $4.99. YOU MUST BE NEW TO GODADDY TO BE ELIGIBLE. 1000SB can be redeemed immediately on the Swagbucks site for various rewards. A paypal payment for example is currently 800SB for a £5 payment, or a £5 Mastercard payment or Amazon gift card is 720SB. This means you can actually make a profit by making this purchase right now as $4.99 = £3.94 😉
Step by Step Guide
Register for your free account with Swagbucks using this link if you don’t have an account already.
Confirm your email address to complete registration.
Navigate to the special offer page for Go Daddy . Click through the continue button to search for the domain you want to purchase.
Make the purchase through the GoDaddy site following instructions as provided.
Within 45 mins you will receive1000 SB. To redeem these simple navigate to the rewards page and claim the reward you would like.
NOTE FOR PAYPAL CLAIMS: The money will be sent directly to the PayPal account that is associated with the same email as your Swagbucks.com account. Your first and last name needs to be an exact match to your PayPal account information. Your PayPal account also needs to be verified.
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