In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to: You can treat this list like a table of contents; if you’d like to jump to a specific section, just click it.Otherwise, feel free to truck through the whole guide in order.Estimated time to complete this tutorial: 1-2 hours (you’ll spend the most time on non-techy stuff like writing your content).Note #1: If you get stuck at any point in this tutorial and need help, I’d be more than happy to assist you.
If I didn’t take the time to create one, I’m confident that I wouldn’t have been found. Succeeding today requires that you make yourself stand out, and having a website can help you do that.
I’ll tell you this right now: it isn’t your resume. Career experts tell you to make your resume a one-page, size 11 Time New Roman document printed with black ink with no pictures. How are you supposed to represent — and differentiate – yourself with that?
Plus, your resume becomes static and outdated the moment you hand it to someone. Everything bad about resumes can be fixed simply by having a website.
I want to be very clear that there are definitely other good choices for your domain and hosting out there. However, I believe it’s a lot more impressive to have a self-hosted site with an actual domain name (not a subdomain).
This is simply the one I’ve been using since the beginning, and I’m very satisfied. This will look a lot more legitimate and will show that you’ve taken the time to learn how to actually build a website, which can differentiate you from the crowd. One of my favorite entrepreneurs, Srinivas Rao, gave this tip for aspiring bloggers: So while it’s up to you in the end, I would recommend self-hosting your site.
Here’s the version I used for most of college, which does a lot more to highlight my achievements and goals as a student: I’ve worked hard to make this guide as comprehensive, yet accessible as possible.