A clean, professional personal website is a must-have for anyone looking to build their brand, market their skills, or simply showcase their hobbies. However, creating a personal website may feel daunting. Even figuring out where to start might seem difficult, since many people assume you need programming skills to create one.
However, I can assure you this is not the case. In fact, creating a personal website is easier than ever thanks to the wonders of technology. In this article, I’ll cover 5 simple steps to help you make an awesome personal website for your freelance work, business, or hobby!
1. Go to jemi.so
Jemi is the perfect website builder for those looking to make a personal website. Jemi offers a wide range of templates that make creating a website easy, whether you need a link-in-bio, business landing page, or a simple portfolio.
As a bonus, Jemi offers more advanced features for those looking to expand or start a business online, such as built-in e-commerce support.
2. Create a Jemi account
Jemi’s onboarding process is very simple. All you need is an email to start an account. If you plan on using your website for a personal business, you should probably use a specific business email address for this step. If it’s just for a personal portfolio, any personal email should do just fine.
3. Pick a style & template
Style comes down to everyone’s personal preference, but here are two general guidelines to follow:
· Keep it clean – avoid large clumps of text and clusters of images. Like keeping your house tidy when guests are visiting, you’ll want to make your personal website look presentable to leave a good first impression.
· Infuse your personality – use a style that resonate with you, whether it’s the font, colors, or layout. This is the chance to show off what makes you, you. However, make sure that everything on your site is easily readable.
If you’re using Jemi, you should have no issues finding a website template that meets these criteria. Otherwise, keep these in mind when building out your website!
4. Get a domain name
Picking your domain name (i.e. myname.com) is one of the most important parts of creating your personal website. It is how people will find you and your work online, so you’ll want to make it simple and recognizable. Try to avoid long domain names and numbers. Here are some examples:
Good domain: ryanhsu.me
Bad domain: ryanhsuportfolio4738.me
While both domains get across the idea that the website is about Ryan Hsu, the bad domain example includes unnecessary information that makes the URL harder to type out. It’s best to go with something simple, such as the good domain example, because people can find and share your personal website easier than with the extra characters.
If a domain you like is taken, try and brainstorm other similar names. Keep in mind that if you don’t like the name you chose, you can always change it later using the website builder tool.
Bonus: Jemi offers free domain names under the jemi.so site. However, if you want a more professional touch to your personal website, you can purchase or connect a custom domain that doesn’t use the Jemi branding.
5. Start building
Now that your personal website is set up, it’s time to add your content. Try using the website builder tool to add photos and text for whatever you plan on using your website for. The possibilities are endless and only limited by your own creativity. If you get stuck, Jemi has a helpful chat tool on the bottom right corner of the site. Or you can search through this blog for potential fixes for your issues.
Hopefully this guide helps you build an awesome personal website!
Get started with Jemi today.
If you have any additional questions feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.