With so many people wanting to increase their health through good food choices, writing a nutrition blog is a powerful idea. Not only do you have a large audience at your fingertips, but you’re also operating in a field where new information and new concepts turn up regularly. More content = more traffic = more money.
So, how do you find good nutrition blog name ideas?
After all, there are many nutrition blogs out there already. You don’t want to create something that is going to get lost in all of the noise. This is where many people get stuck. Finding that perfect blog name can just seem like an impossible goal.
The truth is, you’ll probably never find a perfect blog name because there’s no such thing. Blog names are far too subjective for that and the online environment changes too fast.
Choosing a good name has some advantages, sure, but it is never going to define your site. Your success ultimately comes from other factors, including the content that you create and your own unique personality.
In this post, I’m going to offer a broad overview of how you can select a good domain name, including tips and tricks, along with some nutrition site names for inspiration. I will then talk about other key areas of building a blog, like buying a domain name, where to build your site and how you can make money from it.
50 Nutrition Blog Name Ideas
- Foodly Life
- Yummy Food is Life
- Food Nutrition System
- Sustenance Matters
- Food Family Matters
- Foodie Nutrition Coach
- Your Essential Food
- Diet Nutrition Zone
- Food is Confusing
- Organic Food Review
- Superfood Fitness
- Complicated Nutrition
- My Whole Food Living
- Dynamic Macronutrients
- Food Nutrition Hub
- The Nutritional Diet
- Super Foodie Nutrition
- Diet for Nutrition
- The Nutritional Space
- Nutrients for Health Zone
- Recipes for Nutrients
- Nutrition is Difficult
- Easy Essential Eats
- Nutrients and Good Food
- Smart Nutrition Research
- Nutritional Diet Tips
- Nutrition for Anyone
- Real Nutrition Simplified
- Supplements for Mental Health
- Real Food Nut
- Nutrients and More
- Zany Nutrition
- Making Nutrition Simple
- Journey from Diets
- Low Carb Nutrition Center
- My Macro Health
- My Health Legends
- MLM Nutrition
- Raw Nutritional Science
- Nutrition Gives Life
- Health Supplements for You
- Wellness Fables
- Nutrition Tales
- Nutrition Research Today
- Nutrients for Vigor
- Autonomy with Nutrition
- Real Eats Nutrition
- Macronutrient Solutions
- Essential Cheap Eats
- Supplements or Foods
Do any of these names seem like they’re one-of-a-kind? They’re not really. I’m sure that you can easily think of variations just by glancing at the names.
In the end, a site name doesn’t have a personality of its own. The personality comes from the content that you create and how you make the site look.
How To Choose A Good Blog Name
You could make a successful blog using pretty much any name, but some names will be stronger than others. One key approach is to avoid confusing your audience names that are too long, or have too much of a back story to explain. This means that the domain name should be fairly easy to remember and make sense when people hear your site name.
Take the name of this site, onemorecupof-coffee.com, as an example. It includes a number and a dash. I often need to tell people that the number is written out (not a numeral), along with where the dash is.
To make matters worse, there is a Bob Dylan song with the same name, which can confuse people when they search for the site. While I’m happy with my site name now, I wouldn’t recommend my approach to a beginner.
The “domain extension” of a site can be confusing sometimes too. I always recommend a .com domain extension, as this is the most widely recognized and contributes the most to search engine ranking. The next most common choices are .org and .net. Anything else may be difficult to rank.
Even if you do rank for an unusual domain ending, many people still assume that a site’s domain is going to end with .com. You could lose out on some traffic by choosing something else. You could potentially buy a domain like good.nutrition, but then what happens if people type in good.nutrition.com?
Another aspect is avoiding copyrighted brands (like Thrive or Nature’s Sunshine). This is critical for avoiding legal trouble and confusion. I recommend doing some close searches for any name that you’re considering, as there are many companies out there that you won’t have heard about previously.
Even something like ThriveOnline.com or NaturesHealthySunshine.com could potentially be a copyright issue. This won't become apparent until your blog starts gaining traction, which would be a real bummer.
While your website name doesn’t need to relate to your blog topic, having some type of connection is a good idea. Think about why your making the blog, your inspiration and your audience. These areas could all help to spark ideas about potential domain names. If you decided to quit sugar so can live longer and spend more time with your grandkids, then something like StickAroundLonger.com could be a fun name.
Keyword VS Branding
When you’re looking for a domain name, the keyword and branding angles are interesting to consider. Keywords are important for ranking your website in search engine results.
At one point, even just a few years ago, websites that exactly matched the keyword in question had a serious advantage. For example, the website nutritionthatimproveshealth.com would rank extremely well for the keyword ‘nutrition that improves health’.
That’s not really the case now. This type of website name can still rank, but the ranking advantage certainly isn’t as amazing as it once was. Besides, there’s a risk that you’ll end up with a pretty boring domain name at the end.
You might also have a domain that includes a partial keyword or a shorter keyword. For example, it’s pretty common to see nutrition websites include nutrition somewhere in their domain name, like the site nutritionadvance.com.
Branded domain names follow a different approach. The name often has little to do with the topic at hand or nothing at all. Some branded names are simply made-up words. This style can be a little confusing for visitors, but it does create a website that is easier to promote through social media and the like.
You may have done a double-take the first time you heard of Uber or Tindr, but now those are pretty ubiquitous terms. Although you might not think of yourself as the next tech giant, blogs that have sold for multiple-seven-figures started out as a one-person show, so brandability is something you should absolutely consider.
What about using the best of both worlds? You could include your own name in front of a keyword-based website name. This would be enough to make it unique and it should be fairly easy to find a domain name that is available. Just make sure that the name you choose is broad enough to work for your goals. “Get Healthy With Mike” or “Amber The Calorie Counter” work great.
How To Buy A Domain Name
Sites like GoDaddy are the place to purchase domain names. They’re called domain name registrars and there are plenty of different companies to choose from. Some of them sell domain names only, while others a wider range of services, such as hosting.
Most registrars do the job fine, but some provide more value than others. For example, GoDaddy offers inexpensive domain names for the first year. The price often increases steeply after that, which often catches people by surprise.
I’m currently focused on Namecheap. The domains are still low in price (around $10 for a top level domain) and the pricing remains consistent from year to year. Namecheap is also upfront about their pricing structure and has a straightforward interface.
How To Build & Make Money From Your Nutrition Website
When it comes to building your site, the service that you choose is of critical importance. This is the one area that you cannot easily change later.
One option is to use a free website builder you probably heard about on a Podcast or YouTube video, but I very much discourage that move. In general, website builders tend to be a visual way to create your site, making it sound “easy” to build a business. You can make something stunning in just a few minutes. Edits tend to be easy to make too and the whole idea sounds perfect for beginners.
The catch is that you have limited control over the site. You often won’t get to change as much as you want to, even on a paid plan. Speaking of cost, free website builder plans tend to be limited. You won’t typically be able to make much money through them.
The biggest problem, by far, is that when you use a builder, you’re basically stuck with that company. The website you make can’t be transferred anywhere else. You have to pay whatever fees the company wants and deal with the limitations of their service or start again somewhere else.
I prefer self-hosted WordPress websites. These tend to be less expensive, as you get to choose where your site is hosted. You also get much more control and transfer the website to another host if needed. Building the website isn’t difficult either. You don’t need any special skills, just the willingness to learn.
As for making money, beginners often take advantage of affiliate marketing or display ads. Each style gives you plenty of choice and control. Other ways to earn will open up over time as your traffic increases.
How Much Do Nutrition Bloggers Make?
While there are many bloggers that focus on nutrition only, most don’t publish income reports. Thankfully, food bloggers talk about nutrition too and many of them share their income. A particularly powerful example is Tastaholics.
Tasteaholics is one of the powerhouses in the low carb food field. Their most recent income report was published at the end of 2017. In it, they reported an impressive income of almost $90,000.
Most of this income (close to $60,000) came from the Keto in Five cookbook series the site sells. This isn’t too surprising, as Tasteaholics offers an affiliate program for these cookbooks and many different health bloggers promote them.
Another success in the field is Anne Marie from Grass Fed Salsa. Anne is a food blogger as well. Her site offers recipes, along with information about the autoimmune protocol (AIP), detoxing and wellness.
Her April 2019 income report showcased income of $5,660. This income is especially impressive as she is working a full-time job while maintaining the blog.
Display ads remain one of the most widely used ways to make money online. This is partly because they are so easy to use.
The basic idea is that you’re allowing a company like Google AdSense to host ads on your site (there are plenty of other ad display networks too). You’re then able to earn money based on the number of people who see those ads.
There are various ways to optimize the ads. For example, WordPress users can take advantage of ad management plugins, which can also make the whole process easier. Doing so takes more time and effort, but can result in more income from ads.
As a general rule, display ads don’t earn you much money – unless you have a very large amount of traffic coming to your site. This makes them a fairly low income source for beginners, but they’re still worth considering.
For one thing, display ads are passive. There’s no need to tailor your content to suit what the ads are likely to show. You’re able to write whatever you like without having to worry about products. This is very helpful with nutrition blogs because it can be difficult to monetize with specific products if you don't have a focus other than “nutrition”.
What are you going to promote? Calorie counters?
Another thing is that getting the traffic as impossible as it sounds. There are billions of people using the internet now and many of them are online most days. You only need to reach a tiny fraction to start turning a profit.
Finally, display ads can be just one part of a larger strategy. Many nutrition sites use display ads here and there, while also having other approaches for earning money, like affiliate marketing. Having multiple income streams like this is always valuable and can be important for long-term success.
Affiliate marketing is another way to earn from your nutrition site. It can be an alternative to using display ads or you could follow both approaches at the same time.
The process of affiliate marketing is simple. You’re promoting products and/or services from other companies using affiliate links. There are many affiliate programs that you can try out, including various options in the food sphere.
When people purchase through the affiliate links, you earn a commission, but the price they pay doesn’t change. It’s a win-win and many visitors are more than happy to support their favorite nutrition bloggers.
Even more importantly, affiliate links can be valuable for customers. You can highlight exciting products and services, along with great deals. You get to choose which products you promote and how much you focus on them. For example, you might have a sales pitch at the end of most pieces of content or just one every so often.
This type of flexibility is one reason that affiliate marketing is so powerful.
Affiliate marketing might sound complicated, but it doesn’t need to be. You can build an affiliate site with very little previous knowledge or experience, and your job is basically to help people find products or services to fix their problems. Need a book of keto dessert recipes? Link to one on Amazon. Have a carnivore blog? Promote some awesome grills and make 10% commission on a $500 item.
All the different aspects of building a nutrition blog might make the whole process sound difficult, but it truly isn’t. Most of your decisions aren’t going to make or break your site. They’re simply parts of a much larger puzzle.
This is especially true for your site name. Even the most amazing name in the world isn’t going to guarantee your success. You gotta grind daily to make that happen. Likewise, you could have a poor site name and still make plenty of money from your website.