Last Saturday's post contained examples of Starving Jewelry Artist members business names. Each member had a definite need: choose a name that best fit who they were and what they did. On the forum, Starving Jewelry Artists a new member recently asked about how we chose our names. All answers had one unique point: make yourself different from others. And yes, that's what happens.
Now, ask yourself: how do I choose a name that describes either me or what I do, or better yet, both. And then what?
So, here's what I did: personally, I preferred a name with an image. Okay, what image? I had one of my cats in my lap at the time. I love cats, like
Cat's Wire obviously does. Okay, that name's taken. Soooo, how about:
Rose 'n' Cat...taken
Cat and Roses..taken
Well, you get the idea: lots of people really really like cats. Even Screaming Cat was taken but it didn't feel right to me. And neither did Dancing with Cats mostly because I look nothing like Kevin Costner. Finally: Dead Cat Designs Yup, taken but really really weird site.
So, moving on to some of nature's beautiful images:
Shaking Leaf Designs...taken
Or: Birch Tree Designs...taken
Sleeping Rose...taken (Makes me think of a Disney cartoon. Not good.)
Quiet Tree....taken (That's okay, I'm not a quiet person.)
Spirit of the Earth...taken (I really liked this one.)
Dead Earth Designs...FREE!!!!!(But honestly, would you buy from this site?)
Well, you get the idea. I even tried a variation on my name: Crusin' Susan.
Yup, taken, as well as it was someone's name...
Now, this is only one of the many steps you need to take. You need to buy the domain name quickly so when you get a site customers find you, not someone who makes odd things, really odd.
And here's how my cats felt about my problem. You can see how concerned they were.
Written by a member of the this team (currently experiencing an identity crisis...)Featuring artisan handmade creations by the Starving Artists jewelry Team, the SATeam members create handcrafted jewelry and beads. More information about our team and its current shop owner members can be found at SATEAM.etsy.com and on ArtFire.