Create a fast and free landing page with a site such as About.me or Flavors.me. Upload one of your new photos (see, I told you they’d come in handy), write a quick bio, and connect all your social media sites
Set up a redirect so that "yourname.com" goes to "about.me/yourname"
What this allows you to do is have a simple web presence for search results and be able to put "yourname.com" on your resume and business card without a clunky address such as "yourname.blogspot.com" or "flavors.me/yourname"
When I tell people this, I usually get two questions:
"That seems really basic, can’t I set up a blog instead?" Of course! If you want a multi-page website showcasing all of your talents, or want to start a blog on Wordpress or Tumblr, by all means go for it. I recommend checking out Themeforest.net for some pre-designed templates that look fantastic and cost about $30. This was just a baby step for people just starting out.
Jim Hopkinson is an author, writer, and speaker living in New York City. His focus is on career development for the new economy, showing how new media, technology and branding are changing how people look at their career and lifestyle. Read more...