Protege Branding » Domains http://protegebranding.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:07:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.3 10 Free Player Profile Websites http://protegebranding.com/10-free-player-profile-websites/ http://protegebranding.com/10-free-player-profile-websites/#comments Tue, 05 Jun 2012 20:22:33 +0000 http://protegebranding.com/?p=1471

Big News! In honor of our Player Profile Websites getting a makeover we are hosting a contest to give away 10 free sites. One of Protege’s ...]]>

Big News! In honor of our Player Profile Websites getting a makeover we are hosting a contest to give away 10 free sites. One of Protege’s goals is to help student athletes brand themselves by leveraging online resources. You have heard us say it time and time again, however the importance of owning your own domain name cannot be emphasized enough!

If you are an athlete your name is your brand. Its important to realize the moment you start getting looked at for recruitment as a student athlete you are at risk for cyber-squatters taking advantage of you. Cyber-Squatters take advantages of brands by purchasing domain names that could be of potential value ( lets say if your athletic ability lands you some fame and success) and then essentially holding them hostage eliminating you from establishing your brand online. Many professional athletes do not even own their own domain name because someone purchased it before they did. That being said, it is essential that you purchase your domain name ASAP.

Now onto the fun stuff!! Starting today June 5th 2012 and running through July 15th 2012 we will be hosting a contest to give away 10 free player profile websites! Winners will be announced by midnight on July 16th.

Here is how you qualify:
1) Watch our super awesome video featuring Chuck Norris and the Beibs

2) Share the video with your friends on facebook

3) Tell us why YOU or a FRIEND of yours (feel free to nominate people) should receive a customized Player Profile Website. Submissions will be accepted in the form of: Facebook comments, Video Submissions, and Emails. Make sure to be creative!

Email submissions: Chris@protegebranding.com

The (not so) small print:

1) If selected as a winner you must purchase your own domain name (approx. $9.00). We will build you a custom Player Profile Website directed to that domain name.

2) Selection of winners is completely up to the discretion of Protege Branding.com, our winners will be selected based on their submissions explaining why they deserve a player profile website, 10 winners will be chosen.

3) Multiple submissions from one person will not be considered.
Best of luck! and Happy posting!!

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A Letter to All Athletes http://protegebranding.com/athletes-and-domains/ http://protegebranding.com/athletes-and-domains/#comments Tue, 13 Dec 2011 04:08:25 +0000 http://protegebranding.com/?p=1312 Dear Athletes,

Let me preface this letter by mentioning that I am a horrible writer. Lots of grammar mistakes coming your way…

Time to wake up and stop being lazy…..just sayin. I have posted a ...]]> Dear Athletes,

Let me preface this letter by mentioning that I am a horrible writer. Lots of grammar mistakes coming your way…

Time to wake up and stop being lazy…..just sayin. I have posted a few articles regarding professional athletes and  owning your own domain asset but still see a serious bridge that needs to be closed.

Here are a few points of why its time to wake up:

1. Its your name….why should you allow another person to own the name and profit off it? There are a lot of directions that this could lead you, to say the least. From someone with the same name as you to someone cash parking your site and profiting off keywords specific to your sport/brand. Both have different directions on how to approach acquiring but nonetheless it is needed for you to own it based off this point. Take step one now and buy your domain here.

2. www.(yourname and/or nickname and/or number).com/net/edu blah blah blah is no bueno! No one will find you. No one will remember your website. Make it easy for the fan to connect with you. What rolls better, yourname.com or yourname17initialgoeshere.net? Not to mention that Google gives great placement for exact match domains including names. Top 3 of Google or bust. Conversion. Case closed.

3. Monetizing your brand online. Having your definitive domain allows an easier direction for the end user to find your site. “What was Roberto Alomar’s site again? RobbieHOF.com? Shit…I just wont search, I give up. If you are properly monetizing your website, which is the next letter, you can conceivably lose  revenue to your brand or favorite charity you are involved in.

4. CONTROL! “What did ESPN just say about me? Oh, cool. That’s not true at all.” Being able to diffuse potential situations and give your fans access to YOU is something that athletes are lacking online. Being able to have a location to provide this type of control at a moments notice is invaluable to a athletes/celebrities brand.

5. After the Game. What will you do once you retire? Your career ends with multiple injuries or on one freak play? Having a revenue generator for yourself and charities are something that gets overlooked and is not on ANY athletes radar. Definitely wasn’t on mine when I was playing (or should I say on the physical therapy table). Having this asset only ads more opportunity for the future in whatever direction you want to go.

Net Net being able to own your domain is an asset and of tremendous value to YOU! Time to get it in check.

*If you are a parent of an amatuer athlete, this will apply to him/her when they make it. Time to make the 10.00/yr investment to protect their name before someone scoops it up. I can save you a few bucks on your domains through my reseller account here.

Hugs,

CG

P.S. if you have a name like john smith or ryan smith, wear it. The more generic the name, the tougher the odds of acquiring the domain without spending an astronomical amount for the domain.

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Amateur Athletes and Their Domain Properties http://protegebranding.com/amateur-athletes-and-their-domain-properties/ http://protegebranding.com/amateur-athletes-and-their-domain-properties/#comments Wed, 29 Dec 2010 23:20:19 +0000 http://protegebranding.com/?p=1168 Please listen to what I am saying here!! It’s literally a 10.00/yr investment for your domain name! Scoop it up before some other domainer does and you will have to pay well more than 10.00! ...]]> Please listen to what I am saying here!! It’s literally a 10.00/yr investment for your domain name! Scoop it up before some other domainer does and you will have to pay well more than 10.00! Go to ATHLETEBRANDING.COM and register your domain. Everything is secure and safe!

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Building a Website from Scratch. The real way. http://protegebranding.com/building-a-website-from-scratch-the-real-way/ http://protegebranding.com/building-a-website-from-scratch-the-real-way/#comments Fri, 13 Aug 2010 22:41:54 +0000 http://www.protegebranding.com/?p=871 This is a video I shot for my personal VBlog, Gruler.tv. Let me know what you think! Building a website can cost a lot of money but I will give you ...]]> This is a video I shot for my personal VBlog, Gruler.tv. Let me know what you think! Building a website can cost a lot of money but I will give you some tips to succeed initially without breaking the bank.


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Facebook Ads…Best Kept Secret http://protegebranding.com/facebook-ads-best-kept-secret/ http://protegebranding.com/facebook-ads-best-kept-secret/#comments Wed, 14 Jul 2010 20:57:53 +0000 http://www.protegebranding.com/?p=865 I recently did a video blog on my personal VBlog regarding Facebook ads and how to effectively use them to promote your brand locally! Let me know your thoughts!

http://gruler.tv/2010/05/facebook-ads-best-kept-secret/

-CG

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I recently did a video blog on my personal VBlog regarding Facebook ads and how to effectively use them to promote your brand locally! Let me know your thoughts!

http://gruler.tv/2010/05/facebook-ads-best-kept-secret/

-CG

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Logo Design- Branding 101 http://protegebranding.com/logo-design-branding-101/ http://protegebranding.com/logo-design-branding-101/#comments Mon, 21 Jun 2010 20:34:50 +0000 http://www.protegebranding.com/?p=842 What is the face of your brand? Bottom line.

If you have a terrible logo that you are not 100% satisfied with, chances are your client/ visitor is not. You CAN NOT ...]]> What is the face of your brand? Bottom line.

If you have a terrible logo that you are not 100% satisfied with, chances are your client/ visitor is not. You CAN NOT let this happen.

Below are some of the logo designs we have done in the past. Please Contact Us if you would like ProtegeBranding.com to develop your logo. Our affordable logo designs start at 300.00!

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WordPress 3.0 Released Today! http://protegebranding.com/wordpress-3-0-released-today/ http://protegebranding.com/wordpress-3-0-released-today/#comments Thu, 17 Jun 2010 17:12:34 +0000 http://www.protegebranding.com/?p=838 WordPress 3.0 was officially launched today and is called Thelonious. For all you WordPress lovers out there this is an exciting day and seems to have a great amount of added functionalities to ...]]> WordPress 3.0 was officially launched today and is called Thelonious. For all you WordPress lovers out there this is an exciting day and seems to have a great amount of added functionalities to it. Enjoy the video!

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Owning Your Definetive Domain Niche Locally http://protegebranding.com/owning-your-definetive-domain-niche-locally/ http://protegebranding.com/owning-your-definetive-domain-niche-locally/#comments Tue, 15 Jun 2010 23:38:25 +0000 http://www.protegebranding.com/?p=834 I recently did a video blog on my personal TV blog Gruler.tv and thought it would be a great share to ProtegeBranding.com. We help out a lot of local businesses and ...]]> I recently did a video blog on my personal TV blog Gruler.tv and thought it would be a great share to ProtegeBranding.com. We help out a lot of local businesses and this breaks down the value of owning your business domain definitive niche locally. Let me know your thoughts!

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Capture your Brand! Create Your Logo! Dominate Your Website! http://protegebranding.com/capture-your-brand-create-your-logo-dominate-your-website/ http://protegebranding.com/capture-your-brand-create-your-logo-dominate-your-website/#comments Mon, 24 May 2010 21:52:44 +0000 http://www.protegebranding.com/?p=831 With the recent announcement about GoogleTV, I can’t help but think the internet is taking over the world. It’s true. Traditional forms of media are quickly becoming obsolete. Around here you know that we’re all ...]]> With the recent announcement about GoogleTV, I can’t help but think the internet is taking over the world. It’s true. Traditional forms of media are quickly becoming obsolete. Around here you know that we’re all about looking ahead to help you build a brand for athletes. Are you sick of hearing me pound you about taking control of your career and putting yourself in the driver’s seat yet?  Brace yourself…I’m just getting started.

There is no better way for an athlete to begin to build their brand than to own their domain and begin to create a web presence.  Chances are your name may or may not be readily available- you may have to search, barter, even sell your soul to get your name in domain form. Protégé Branding has worked with many athletes to acquire their domain name. We’ve got the drive and connections to make it happen, we can help you too.

Once you own your name, it’s time to get started building your brand.  Creating a professional, clean looking logo says a lot about you.  It’s an important and very personal decision. When we create logos for our clients, we go the extra mile to insure that they are happy with the end result.  In the end it’s always worth it.

Coaches, sponsors, fans…at some point they are going to search for you. What will they find?  Do you have a website?  Any idiot knows that you’ve gotta have one, but the problem those same idiots have filled up the internet with cheesy, ineffective websites.  For most of our athletes we highly recommend custom WordPress websites. They provide you with an easy platform that you can keep updated and make simple changes without having to call a tech geek.

MMA fighter Jamie Varner is a great example of what we’re talking about. He was smart enough to bring Protégé in to help build his brand. First we acquired his domain name, created a clean, tough guy logo and customized a WordPress website at JamieVarner.com. Once we got the site up, we incorporated the social networking aspects, bringing in a twitter feed, Facebook, etc. so that once fans, sponsors…whoever, stopped by to visit they can connect with Jamie even further.  Now Jamie dominates in the ring, and on the web.

Not feeling up to tackle the project of building your web presence alone? Scared of wasting tons of money and not getting the results you want? Protégé is here to make it happen, and make it easy.

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Sweat Equity- Go above and beyond your peers. http://protegebranding.com/sweat-equity-go-above-and-beyong-your-peers/ http://protegebranding.com/sweat-equity-go-above-and-beyong-your-peers/#comments Mon, 19 Apr 2010 04:15:40 +0000 http://www.protegebranding.com/?p=805 In the world of competitive sports there’s one thing we’re all taught. I don’t care if you’re a wrestler, a runner, a ball player, whatever you’re game…I’m sure the message was shoved down your throat, ...]]> In the world of competitive sports there’s one thing we’re all taught. I don’t care if you’re a wrestler, a runner, a ball player, whatever you’re game…I’m sure the message was shoved down your throat, just as it was mine.  Preparation is paramountTake ownership of your performance. Prepare and deliver.

As athletes, we get it. We know that someone out there is working just as hard as us to dominate, so we push and don’t give up.  The place where most amateur athletes miss it has little to do with their game and everything to do with their career strategy.  Our twitter.com/protegebranding feed gets questions all the time from players who want to break out of the pack, get recognized and play for a quality school and quality team.  Many of them have tried the online recruiting services, shelled out tons of cash (anywhere from 3-5k), and discovered that they were nothing more than a number and were not getting results.  The truth is, you don’t take a back seat to your performance on the field; why would you with your future?

I’ve seen quality players get overlooked and passed by simply because they sat back and trusted an online company, who sends mass emails to coaches that never get opened, to do the preparation for their future as an athlete. Don’t get me wrong, not all companies are out to screw you for money. It’s just frustrating to watch talented people hand over 100% of their athletic career to someone who doesn’t even know them.

Our aim with Protégé is for players like you to understand one thing; no one will care about your future like you will.  Trust me, I’ve learned this first hand.  To succeed you have to be proactive and take control of your career.  At our video blog, Gruler.tv (coming soon), we break down tips, and advice on how you can do just that.  As a player you need to connect with coaches, send them video, follow- up in a way that causes you to stand out from the competition. Let them know that you want to play for them.  No one can get that message across better than you can.

Seriously, that’s why everything we do at Protégé, especially PlayerProfileWebsites.com (Example to the right), is aimed to give you the tools to own your future.  In regards to your future as an athlete, its time to prepare and deliver.


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