Why is it important to brand yourself?
The goal of personal branding is to let the world know who you are professional and what you stand for.
Your brand is a reflection of what your values and beliefs are.
Branding helps you make a lasting impression and rewards you for your individuality.
Look it is hard to get work when you are unknown, and this is where branding yourself can help you make a difference by having an online presence. I recommend that you set yourself up a self-hosted website, that you own. Having the right image or style depends on the profession and the individual.
Here are 5 of the key issues that matter on any website.
1. Color. The overall color of the website, is it warm and inviting or is it too busy?
2. The font should be easy on the eyes nothing to fancy and in a large enough point 12-14.
3. Pictures. A picture is worth 1000 words.
4. Content. Content is king!
5. Typos. Get a spell checker, a couple of typos yeah it happens but a whole page is crazy.
There are many websites host out there to be had but here are two of my favorites WordPress and Bluehost. Both are excellent choices so you really should go with a company that meets your level of skill and needs.
As I have said from the beginning of my blogging days, I am not a techie kinda person so when I say find one that is at your comfort level please listen to me. Some websites look beautiful but what good is a beautiful website if you can’t fix it yourself. There is nothing worse than having an idea or wanting to upload an image and you have to wait for someone else to do it for you.
By finding the right host you can be in charge of every aspect of your brand and really express your professional taste and individuality.