Making a website for any reason sounds daunting, and it can be a lot of work. But before you even think about how to create a personal website, you have to discover why you should create a personal website. If you have the right motivation, you will leap over the learning curve. In this article, we will cover the big reasons why others make their own websites, and why you should too.
Creating a Personal Website is Fun
The best things in life are free, but never easy. A website is the same. There are lots of places out there for you to make a free website, but you still have to work hard to make it your own. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t fun. It’s fun to have a place where you get to pick the topic, and decide what things should look like.
When I first moved out of my parent’s home, it was intimidating. Bills to pay, neighbors to deal with, endless supply of errands and grocery getting. But my favorite part was decorating my new apartment. I have endless control over what I put on the walls, the furniture I could have.
This is just like making your own website. It’s an apartment on the internet, for you to decorate and fill with the things that you love and want to see.
Sure it may be a challenge to get started, but once you have the tool in place, and the know-how, you’ll be ready to decorate to your heart’s content.
Creating a Personal Website Needs to New skills
Making a website doesn’t mean learning HTML and CSS. In fact, with free tools like WordPress, it’s easier than ever. But you will still have to learn how to use the tools to make a website.
There’s a lot of decisions to make just to get the website set up, and then you have to actually design it and put in your content. But if you persevere, you will have a new skill. And new skills lead to new opportunities.
Now more than ever, businesses are looking to have a strong online presence for their brand and product. You could be the person who makes that happen. As more and more jobs are lost to automation, you can get ahead of the curve and develop a new skill now that will pay off for years to come.
Have a Hobby? Make a Website!
If your hobby is underwater basket weaving, okay, great. There are people on the internet who want to hear about your adventures. No matter how small of an interest your hobby has locally, somewhere online people will be interested in the same thing you are.
With your own personal website you can connect with these people, and provide a basis for the conversation about what interests you.
And if you make a thing for your hobby, it gives you an avenue to sell what you make, in a low-risk environment. If it doesn’t work out, still have your hobby. But if you find there is a great demand online for what you make, you might be onto a new business!
Putting your hobby website online is a great way to establish if the market is ready for the fantastic things you create.
The internet is a great place to explore and express your passion. And along the way, you will pick up new skills. Even if you don’t use those skills now, at some point someone will need a website, and you can be the one to do it. Once you get over the initial setup of your website, maintaining it is fun, and a great way to show off your passion, and individuality. Start on your website journey today, show the internet what you were made of!