Having a personal website means entering an invaluable communication environment. There are at least 7 reasons why you should have an online presence:
1. To exhibit your personal profile
A website can be your virtual portrait parading your personality in front of everyone 24 hours a day. One of the most popular ways to display your personal self online is to keep a weblog (also known as online diary) or a photo gallery where the visitors can learn more about your daily life.
2. To make your voice be heard all over the world
A website can be your online “pulpit”, from which you can deliver your opinion and share your knowledge, experience and enthusiasm with people who you might not otherwise have crossed paths with. The discussion board, better known as “forum”, is a very popular idea-voicing tool. You can also add a guestbook to your site, where people will be able to discuss your postings.
3. To be in touch with people at a distance
A website can be a meeting place where you can acquaint yourself with new people, and at the same time keep in touch with friends on the other side of the globe. You can conduct one-to-one conversations with many different people directly from your website. There are almost unlimited online communication possibilities.
4. To boost disabled people’s interaction with the world
A website enables people with limited access, due to a handicap or an illness, to broaden their communication with others. A website can be a physically disabled person’s door to the dynamic world, helping them overcome the difficulties of having a “different” everyday life. It can also play the role of an office where they can present certain in-house-built products or offer various services directly from their living room.
5. To hone web development skills
A website can introduce you to the secrets of the World Wide Web. The latest web design technologies allow even the inexperienced user to create a web page with just a few clicks. By using the popular WYSWYG (What You See Is What You Get) design tools, absolutely everyone (regardless of age or education level) can build their own website without having any previous experience.
6. To makes extra profit with minimum investments
A website can bring you a residual income even while you are sleeping or enjoying your free time. Thanks to the contemporary techniques for bringing traffic to your website, you can earn easy money by simply having visitors click on certain product or service promos or links that are relevant to your site’s content pages (e.g. the Google Adsense/Adwords ad solutions) without making any initial investment.
7. To become a member of the world’s biggest community
A website is a must-have nowadays – just like mobile phones and computers are. The fast developing modern technologies have turned having a website from a whim into a modern necessity. Today, a lot of people run a personal website, whereas twice as many are expected to be having their own space in the global World Wide Web in the nearest future. Be forward-thinking and join this trend now.