It can be quite a challenge to come up with suitable Virtual Assistant business names. Does the question below sound familiar?
“I’m contemplating starting a virtual assistant business and am having trouble with a business name. Every combination I’ve tried using the word “virtual” seems to be taken when it comes to finding a domain name. Other combinations are also unavailable using the words “assistant”, “office”, “business”, etc. — you get the idea. And since the whole idea is that it’s virtual, I was trying to stay away from using any geographical name. It is becoming increasingly hard to find a web address that someone has not already taken.”
Hmm, I can sympathize. What you need to do is think outside the square. You don’t need to use the word ‘virtual’. How about ‘online’ instead of ‘virtual’?
And instead of ‘assistant’, how about ‘secretary’, ‘secretarial’, ‘assistance’, ‘personal assistance’, ‘personal assistant’, ‘administration’ or ‘admin’? Throw in words such as ‘service’ or ‘services’ into the mix too.
If you’re providing more specialized services, you can use words related to whatever you’re offering e.g. ‘desktop publishing’, ‘copywriting’, ‘editing’, ‘proofreading’ etc.
Why not use your surname in your business name too?
When searching for domain names, also try hyphens in between the main words. You’ll be surprised at what you’ll find!
At Namecheap, where you can register domain names, there is a search function that you can use, to enter up to three main keywords. I just entered ‘online, ‘secretary’ and ‘service’ and it told me that this domain is still available, with hyphens:
Try it out for yourself!