Let's say that you've got a great job and everything is going fine, but you feel like it might be time for a change. Maybe your boss doesn't believe in coffee breaks, or you feel like you've hit a ceiling in your current role. We've all been there. Being prepared to jump ship to another job means you need a resume, work examples, possibly a cover letter or two — and one good place to house all that is on a personal website. Register your name and make your site an online portfolio. Start it with a cover letter that's broad enough for a general audience, then put up work samples, including pictures and videos. Just like that, you've got an online resume, and a killer personal website.
OK, example #2. You're a student in college and you have a super common name — let's use "John Doe" just for kicks. There are lots of John Does out there, and you need a way to stake your claim on the internet, so you can show off your cool collection of vintage trucks or maybe just put your resume out into the world. With a name that's so common, how do you stand out? Throw your middle name in there. If you're "John Quimby Doe," then a good domain name could be a variation on that. Then you can use that on business cards, school papers or just in the future as a branding method. Sometimes putting up a personal website is a way to set yourself up for the future, and this is one such version.
Family and Life Events
Last example: You're happily engaged to the person of your dreams. You know that you want to have kids someday, and you start thinking about the memories that you have right now. It sure would be cool to put pictures, videos and stories from today somewhere that's safe from natural disasters. And putting them onto a social media platform seems cheap and unimportant – your most sincere and valued memories are mixed in with pictures of what you had for lunch last week or that selfie that you took when you were out way too late with your friends. The solution? Well look, if you've read this far you know the answer, and it's a personal website. Now you can have one central place to put your memories for your budding family that anyone can check out. Cute, right?
Let's start with the images. Put your camera away — GoCentral Website Builder comes with a library of royalty-free images for you to work with. Want a shot of a pencil? Search for it and choose one of your favorites. Big fan of peacocks? We've got pictures of those, too. That doesn't mean that you can't use your own shots, but if you don't feel comfortable with that, tap into that library. There's no extra cost.
Now the words. We know that it's intimidating to put your thoughts down on a page for all the world to see, but GoCentral even makes that easy. Every page has recommendations on what to put where. For example, in one area you'll see "Tell a little bit about your business," and that's where you would — you guessed it — write a small section about your company. Or, in the case of your personal website, about you. Sometimes all it takes is a good prompt to get you going and you're off to the races. Easy, right?
Get your personal website started today.
On the surface, it looks intimidating. Write, design, code and provide images for a personal website? Forget that, I'll go grab a latte instead. But as you now know, it's not that hard. You just need to start with a simple solution like GoCentral Website Builder. Since it comes with all the tools you need to succeed, you're ready to go. Now all you have to do is start.
So, what're you waiting for? Your dream personal website is waiting for you. Get started for free today.