In today’s hyper competitive and globalized world, one of the best things you can do to stand out from the crowd is to create your own website. Notice that I said “create your own website” and not hire someone else to do it. Even if it doesn’t come out perfect, the education you will gain from the experience will be priceless.
If you have a hard time buying into the idea, think about the following 5 reasons to create your own web site:
Reason 1: It builds an instant new skill set you can capitalize on.
No matter what your profession or current occupation happens to be, there are thousands of other people that have the same credentials as you do. This turns you into an interchangeable commodity that has to compete with cheaper alternatives in most cases (unless you are a neurosurgeon or a particle physicist). But if you also have the capacity to create websites you suddenly become unique. This applies for getting better jobs and being able to offer a wider array of services in your field.
Reason 2: It makes you immune to developer BS.
After you create your own website, you will know what things really cost and how much time they take to set up (especially if you use wordpress). In the digital world ignorance is very expensive for those who are clueless as to how things work, and very lucrative for developers that know how to use tech babble to their advantage. It is very common for small and large businesses to sign 4 to 5 figure contracts for work that costs less than $500 and a few hours to set up. So taking the time to create your own website will save you thousands of dollars in the long run
Reason 3. It opens your mind to a world of infinite possibilities.
Once you enter the world of website creation and realize how simple it actually is, you will let your imagination run wild and think of impressive solutions to your client’s or industry’s problems. The next thing you will realize is that through the magic of plugins, you will be able to set up the unique solutions you have discovered and create digital businesses capable of changing entire industries.
Reason 4. It’s the most cost effective way to grow your personal brand or business.
If you are just starting out on your career or if you are forced to reinvent yourself once again, there is no better asset than to have your own web site. It doesn’t need to be too complicated and making it look really good and professional is easy with the right wordpress theme (Many of which are free). Another perk is that your expert status will have an instant boost and your personal business will gain more trust and feel more valuable to your prospective and current clients.
Reason 5. It’s the most important step to recession proof your life.
If you haven’t already picked up on it, the global economy has been going in and out of recessions every 7 or so years. The people most affected by this reality are the ones that rely entirely on the mercy of their employers and of the job market. Having the ability to create your own website separates you from the crowd in a very dramatic way. It allows you to get a job when jobs are scarce and allows you to create your own business with very little risk if you choose to.
So if you do nothing else today; just remember that the sooner you decide to create your own web site, the sooner you will gain a massive advantage over everybody who isn’t.
Below is a tutorial on how to make a blog: