Welcome to NameBounce! If you found this page, you’re probably looking for an awesome name for your YouTube channel.
Starting a channel is super exciting, and with YouTube still growing, it’s a great time to get your name out there. According to Statista, 27% of internet users worldwide access YouTube daily.
There are quite a few ways to make money with YouTube, but advertising revenue alone isn’t enough for most creators. According to this calculator on Influencer Marketing Hub, a creator getting 50,000 views/day (that’s over 18 million views/year) with a 50% engagement rate would only make $26,000 - $43,000 in ad revenue before YouTube’s 45% cut. That means the creator’s take-home pay would be around $14,000 - $24,000.
Fortunately, there are many ways to make money on YouTube, aside from ads! YouTube lists six potential revenue streams (including ads), such as merchandise, brand deals/sponsored videos, and channel memberships.
To make money in these additional areas, you’ll need to grow your YouTube brand into a full-fledged business. That’s where NameBounce comes in. With NameBounce, you can generate an original name for your YouTube channel WITH a matching domain name. By searching domain availability, you’ll be able to get a unique YouTube channel name and launch a website to engage with both customers and advertisers.
On top of creating your YouTube channel, you should consider creating a website to engage with your subscribers outside of YouTube. If your subscribers love watching you on YouTube, they’d likely enjoy hearing from you in other ways too. One great way to communicate with them further is by building an email list.
You might be surprised to hear that email is the first check of the day for 58% of people, compared to just 14% for social media. Unfortunately, many YouTube channels don’t have an associated website and email list and are missing out on many opportunities at a low cost. Email marketing yields $44 back for every $1 that you spend on it – a 4400% ROI.
To grow your email list, you’ll need to direct your subscribers to sign up for it on your website. Even if you’re not looking to start a full-fledged business, it’s still a great idea to take advantage of your YouTube efforts and start building your email list. One great way to do this is by starting a website or blog for your YouTube channel.
Believe it or not, building a website or blog and posting to it is simple. The world’s oldest blogger, Dagny Carlsson, didn’t even know how to use a computer at age 99, and she is still going strong at age 107 today! To show you how to make your first website step-by-step, we created a comprehensive beginner’s guide on how to build a WordPress website with the website host SiteGround.
Once you have your website up, you can use an email marketing service like ConvertKit or MailChimp to allow people to opt into your mailing list directly from your website. Even if you don’t have anything to sell yet, you can still engage your subscribers with a monthly newsletter or periodic emails with thoughts on your YouTube channel topic.
The best part is that all of these services are affordable. SiteGround’s StartUp plan starts at $3.95/month during the introductory period. MailChimp offers a free tier that accommodates up to 2,000 subscribers. ConvertKit is a little more expensive at $29/month, but it’s the best email list management system that we know of (we use it ourselves!).
On top of this, you can grow your website as you build your following on YouTube. When you start receiving sponsored video inquiries, you can add advertising rates and other relevant information to your site. You can even begin to sell merchandise to your channel subscribers via your website.
Ready to get started? After you find your channel name, check out our website building guide, and get your website or blog up in an hour!
If you found this page and read to this point, you’re likely super interested in launching your YouTube channel soon! If you are, take a quick read through our YouTube channel naming tips below.
For more detail, check out our How to Name Your Business blog post. This post has ten tips that are important for every type of business venture (including a YouTube business) to follow. The guide fits perfectly with these YouTube-specific naming tips!
As I mentioned previously, it’s important to engage with your subscribers outside of YouTube. Therefore, one great mindset to take when you start your new channel is to have it be one of many platforms that you use to interact with them.
In addition to social media channels like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, one of your other main channels should be a website and email newsletter. Since your website is a great way to promote all of these platforms, it’s equally important to have a domain name that fits with your YouTube channel name.
If you’re planning to grow a brand off of your YouTube channel name, then you should focus on picking a name that is both great for YouTube AND has a matching domain available. It’s always preferable to get a .com domain name. However, since YouTube is your primary platform for reaching customers, don’t be afraid to choose an alternative domain extension if you find an amazing YouTube channel name (like .net, or a local country domain like .co.uk).
Alternatively, if you’re creating your channel to build your personal brand, you can use your name as the domain name.
Even though your YouTube channel name and logo should be prominent on your page and in your videos, you still want to avoid confusing people as much as possible. One good general rule is to avoid hyphens, acronyms, odd spellings, numbers, and anything else that might confuse people.
The only exception is that you can consider using a number if it’s obvious. Some famous examples include the brands 24 Hour Fitness, 99 Designs, and the Porsche 911. If someone heard of these brand names and thought to type in the domain to learn more, it’s unlikely that they would type out twentyfourhourfitness.com, ninetyninedesigns.com, or porschenineeleven.com!
When you’re naming your YouTube channel, It’s important to strike a balance between too niche and too broad.
Let’s say you want to review restaurants on your YouTube channel, but you might want to expand into how-to recipe videos in the future. If that’s the case, then choosing a name that is specific to restaurant reviews wouldn’t be a good idea. It would be better to select a more general food-related name that can encompass restaurant reviews, how-to recipe videos, and any other food-related videos you want to release in the future.
While it’s easy to change your channel name on YouTube, you’ll likely have other brand materials (like your website and social media accounts) where name changes might not be as easy.
Google owns YouTube, and just like on Google, many YouTube users access videos with the search box at the top of the home page. Just as it’s important to optimize a website for Google searches, it’s important to optimize your channel and videos for YouTube searches!
Just like with a web page, you’ll want to optimize each video based on search keywords. Getting to the top of the rankings for a specific YouTube keyword will mean more views, more subscribers, and more revenue.
It’s helpful to make sure that your channel name fits well with your videos. In Google Search, it’s important to hammer home topic relevance on your website. If I suddenly started blogging about the best kitchen equipment on NameBounce, Google would get very confused and likely wouldn’t rank me well for my kitchen equipment post. Even if my site only blogged about kitchen equipment, then Google would probably still be confused as to why I named my blog NameBounce.
The same logic applies to YouTube. For example, if your YouTube channel is about restaurant reviews, creating a video titled “How to Find a Name for a Freelance Design Business” would likely confuse YouTube (and your users) too.
Your channel name isn’t as important as the title and description of your videos, but it’s helpful to check that box to help both YouTube and your users understand your channel’s topic.
If you want additional detail on optimizing your videos for searches, check out Backlinko’s comprehensive guide to YouTube SEO.
If you’re creating a YouTube channel, you’re going to be showing the world who you are. So, it’s vital to take a look at the reasons why you are starting your channel, and incorporate those reasons into your name.
Do you want to build awareness for a product or service? Showcase your authority on a specific topic? Or have a platform to share whatever you are thinking about with the world?
No matter what you want to do, try and take a look through the eyes of your viewers, and what you want them to see and feel. Once you do this, you’ll have a much better idea of what you should do with your YouTube channel name.
I started my business because manually searching for a business name, domain name, or YouTube channel name is a challenging process. I wanted to make the process fun and simple. That’s one of the reasons I chose to name this site NameBounce. Not only is it a simple name to say (only two syllables), but the word bounce (with the orange colors throughout the site) conveys a fun element.
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