How to start your personal website?
Nowadays, having a website is essential for business, but it can even benefit you to boost your professional career. The truth is that when I set up my personal blog, more than two years ago, I never thought about where it would take me, and in reality it did not involve a great effort, neither financial nor time. Therefore, in this article I want to talk about some tricks to have a personal website and be able to boost your career.
Make a good personal website and have a networking strategy
Nowadays, you will not need extensive code knowledge to be able to make an attractive web page. You simply have to access a good content manager, which will help you configure your page. I always recommend WordPress, as it is without a doubt the simplest CMS to learn to use. Thanks to its template system, free and premium, and the infinity of plugins that exist, you will be able to achieve just what you want, I assure you.
A good personal website must have four essential elements for it to be successful:
- A responsive and striking design. Remember that almost all users are studying through their mobile phones and that they want to obtain new information about their areas of interest quickly and easily.
- A section where you tell your story, your motivation and your goals. There is no better resume than a page of your own. Get as much juice as possible.
- Sector blog. If you want to differentiate yourself, having a regularly updated blog will help you a lot. Your CV can have thousands of people, but a blog, where you contribute news from the sector, that is what is really differential.
- A good social media strategy to get the information to potential profiles. It is always advisable to use Linkedin and Facebook, but you have to look for networks that fit your professional profile.
After having your personal website, you will only have the strategy
After having a good website, you can make a good strategy with all the elements at your disposal. The first thing you should do is analyze the niche of people you plan to reach, at what time they connect, what they want and what they might be looking for.
Remember that every digital business is a product and should be treated as such. Analyze the opportunities, strengths, weaknesses and threats that yours has and also analyze your competition. In this way, you can establish better strategies and social media campaigns to attract consumers.
In my case, more than 3000 people have visited my personal website, and the statistics keep growing, that is my motivation to keep writing. If you notice that you are stuck at the work level, do not hesitate to take a risk with this strategy, which will surely help you climb to the next step.
I trust this article on setting up your own personal website will serve you well. If I’ve already done them, and you need some advice, don’t hesitate to write to me. I will try to help you and guide you based on my experience.
See you in the next article!