In 2020, everyone should have their own personal website. There are many benefits to creating a personal website that we’ll discuss in this video. Also, creating a personal website isn’t as difficult as you might think. You can create your website in a matter of hours with Builderall. You don’t need any prior design or web development experience to use Builderall’s drag and drop website builder.
Here are 7 benefits to having a personal website:
1) Help you get a job.
It’s estimated that 80% of recruiters will Google job candidates before a job interview. Would you rather they spend time on your personal website, that will probably show up first in Google search results, or go through your Facebook or Instagram accounts? Also, if you create interesting and useful content related to your work/industry, someone could come across your website, read your content and reach out to you wanting to work with you.
2) Grow your business / sell more
Relationships online and off are personal. People want to buy from someone they know and trust. Create content that helps your ideal customers. People will find your content through search results (SEO), sharing on social media and through your email list. You can grow your business by sharing your knowledge with the world.
3) Become a thought leader – Share what you’ve learned with the world.
If you can share your expertise and grow an audience through your personal website, it will help you increase your clout within your industry. It could also lead to partnership opportunities, new clients, speaking engagements, who knows maybe even a book deal.
4) Creative outlet – Not everyone loves their job.
Use your personal brand website to explore your passion and share it with the rest of the world. It’s your website, share any aspect of your life as you see fit.
5) Grow an audience
Your website is one of the best places to grow your audience. Having content on a personal website means that no matter what happens to a particular social media network, you own your website and your audience can always go there for your latest content.
6) Grow an email list
Email is the best way to continually reach out to your audience. By getting someone off of social media onto your website and then collecting their email. You can reach their inbox (something they check multiple times a day) to contact them in the future.
7) Earn extra income
If you want to earn extra income by starting a business or side hustle, there are multiple ways you can generate income from your personal website. You can place ads on your webpage, recommend affiliate products or sell your own products or services.