Do you really need a personal website?
A website is online representation of yourself and is an ongoing commitment both in terms of time and money. If you cannot spare either of these then a website is definitely not for you.
However, if time and money are not an issue but you are still not sure whether you really need a website - then I hope this short article will assist you in making the right decision.
If you fall into any of the categories mentioned above you can definitely benefit from a website.
- A website of your own can be a source of information to like-minded individuals or fans, a forum to discuss related issues and also a showcase of your achievements and work.
- Your site will expand your reach and you will be able to share your ideas/work with people across the globe.
- A personal website can be updated periodically so that it is current and new developments are made available to visitors immediately.
- As a professional who wishes to market his /her skills, you can be available to people looking for your kind of services or talents and develop business relationships with customers anywhere in the world.
- A personal website comes to you much cheaper than a brick and mortar office
- You can be available at anytime without physically being there to meet your customers.
- People who can dispense/sell services or information like technical / professional knowledge and advice or digital products like photographs, articles or code especially benefit from a personal website.
Another role that many personal websites play these days is one where it functions like a repository of sorts. Members of a large family that are scattered across the world visit the site periodically for updates on developments and occasions in their family. Recent pictures are viewed, greetings are sent and personal milestones announced and recorded for others in the family.
So in all probability you could use a personal website.