Although you may just be getting your feet wet in the social media space, it doesn’t mean that someone else out there doesn’t have the same personal or corporate name as you. Check out Namechk.com to see if your most commonly used user name is still available. Even if you are not planning on working inside some of these platforms, it still makes sense to protect your brand online.
From the site:
Namechk.com was designed by David Gosse and Andy Edinborough to instantly show you if your desired or branded username was available at the majority of the top social networking websites. By typing your username into the “chk” search box, it will query all the social sites listed on the page and display whether the username is taken or available.
Contractor marketing online is about building brand identity, and you can’t very well do that if someone else own’s your name on a popular social media site. From a review standpoint, there are other services out there, but Namechk.com does exactly what it says it is going to do and does it well. There really is no reason to worry yourself with another service!