People, like businesses, need to have an online presence. There is a multitude of ways to create an online presence for yourself or your business but none of them beats up having your own website and your own domain name. Here is why!
1. You have your own personal website, you control its content!
Unlike social media which doesn’t really allow you to customize your page, a personal website can look exactly as you like. If it is yours then you can control every single pixel! It gives you the freedom to be creative.
2. You have your own personal website, you control its privacy
3. You have your own personal website, it is your resume and your portfolio
It is the first thing someone might see about you. You can showcase on your website your entire work! You can show your skills and your abilities to a potential employer. A personal website is the easiest way to show everybody who you are as a professional. It is all your information in one place accessible with a single click from everywhere in the world.
4. You have your own personal website, you should buy your own domain name
It is yourname.com and it is cheap (around 15 USD / year), go buy it right now! You don’t have to do anything with it. For sure at one point you will use it, so buy it before someone else will! What better proof of professionalism you want!
Of course, I could write reasons why someone shouldn’t have an online presence at all and to be honest, with all this data collection thing that is going on at the moment, probably you should be very careful what you post online about your private life.