What happens when you get Googled?

These days, having a business card is no longer the best way to share your business or personal brand. Websites are not just for work or business anymore.

When your next employer, contact or super-secret, nominating committee begins to check out your digital footprint, what will they see?

Everyone should have a personal branding website (much like the one you’re reading right now). It doesn’t have to be super fancy or full of content, but it should show the good stuff that you have done and are capable of.

All you need is a domain name, hosting and a platform. If that sounds to hi-tech. This website is hosted at Bluehost and my domain name came free. I use WordPress for the platform which is also free. Who doesn’t love FREE?  I’m actually partnering with them.  Use this link and get hosting and a domain (your own .com/.org/.tv…) for only $3.95 a month. That’s less than $50 for the year and you are done.

Once you get your website, make sure to start with a super sentence that tells what your claim to fame is. If you are an accountant; James Green – Making Numbers Tell The Real Story  is a great tagline.  You want something that relates to you, is comical and shows that you are a pro!

Of course you can add your resume, some great videos or photos.  Not too many family photos, this is not your facebook page.  This is the page that shows what you do, who you are, and why someone should contact you ASAP!

Now, when someone Google’s you, a destination will be waiting for them. Having a bit of control over what pops up will do wonders for your next job search, or just to make sure that there is something else under your name, other than cat photos!

Need help setting things up? Schedule a 1 on 1 with me, to walk you through the process.  Or, ask  a teenager!

Success to you!