Why Having Your Own Website Can Be Essential

7 10 2010

In today’s professional world, having an online presence is something can only help to portray you appropriately in the professional world.  It is a way to start the ‘Business of You’.  The great thing is that in today’s day and age, with all of the online resources available to us, the ability to achieve this seemingly daunting task is much easier than most people think.

First let us cover some of the reasons why this tool can be helpful both personally and professionally.  When done right, a website that acts as an online portfolio/resume can do much to simplify the channels that people have to go through to receive detailed information about your professional life.  You can include hobbies, interests, and anything else you may find applicable.  Sure your Facebook or MySpace page will touch on these, but having the creative control over the design, and how people ingest the information you are deciding to share with the masses.

The great thing about running the ‘Business of You’ is that you can begin to incorporate a business, or entrepreneurial mindset to the way you approach searching for, or applying to jobs.  Not to mention the confidence one can have when you walk into an interview and hand over a Resume, with an attached business card which has the address to your website.  Once there your ‘client'(employer) may search extended info on you.  They could download a PDF of your resume, follow links to some of the other companies you have worked for, and SHOW superiors what makes your professionalism more valuable than the other 500 people who applied without their own webpage.

You have to understand that business standards are starting to expect employees to have at least a Facebook page when considering employment.  With the added dimension that this adds for, you should be prepared to go beyond this by offering even more.  This added responsibility on your behalf can be taken to the next level with your personal website.  It can be done on one page with a simple layout, or five pages with music and photo galleries.  Whatever the career path or lifestyle being focused on, your website will capture and accentuate all the best parts!

One thing many people think is that it is expensive to start a web page, confusing, and something you need to pay thousands in order to tackle.  Truth be told, there are website design companies out there, a.k.a. wix.com that allow you to very simply and easily (or involved and creatively) design and publish your own webpage with a ton of options, and a beautiful interface. if you wanted to have your own domain name, such as http://www.johnsmith.com, just head on over to GoDaddy.com and purchase your domain for around $10.00 for the year.  Or you could by a .info instead of .com and pay about $2.00 for the year.

All it takes is a bit of time and commitment, but when all is said and done, the sense of approval and satisfaction you will feel balances out the time and bit of money spent to get you up and running.  Companies like Wix have a wealth of help and support in order to get you up and running, and there is always Google for those questions that you just can’t seem to get answered.  What are you waiting for, get out there and start building!

 

 

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8 10 2010
Nancy Paul

Nice Blog. Web site develpoment & Web design is the process of coding or programming a website so it properly performs what the Web Development Services would
like to accomplish.

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