There’s several reasons to register a personal domain name and set it up with a hosting company. Generally, a personal website becomes something akin to a business card but on a much larger level.
A personal website is able to hold more information than many traditional business cards. Even so much information that it can replace your entire CV in certain situations. We have summarised some benefits of getting yourself a personal website:
- A personal website gives you a unique email address. ([email protected])
- Introduce yourself online with a single click.
- It can make possible employers make their minds about you before you even meet them.
- Website can be a viable alternative for your CV for employers who prefer to seek their employees.
- It shows your commitment to your profession.
Jad Limcaco has a simple yet impressive website which puts everything up in the open for everyone to view; all they need to do is simply scroll down. A simple WordPress site with a stunning theme allowing a blog to work alongside a static front page.
Then there are websites like Chris’ which firstly prefer to make a bold statement before moving on to the introductions. This has become a fairly common practice among web designers as they believe that actions would speak louder than words.
Making your own personal website
A personal website needs to be simple yet thorough. Communication is key and a good website should be able to communicate well. Whether it’s a single pages, simple resume or a personal blog, it might even be both! You need to make sure that it doesn’t send the wrong messages to possible employers.
WordPress is the easiest and simplest way of getting a personal website up in minutes. We do not recommend other content management systems (CMS) such as Drupal, Joomla, SilverStripe etc. They’re not as friendly as WordPress.