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Creating a website is one of those things that feels very hard if you have never done it before.

It can be daunting thinking about creating an online presence and you may feel pressured into not doing it because you may think that you need to code and know all the languages like HTML, CSS, and JAVASCRIPT in order to accomplish this task.

But believe me, it’s so easy these days that even your grandma could do it.

In this article, we are going to talk about one of the most important topics in today’s world, which is how to create a website and the benefits of having one.

Creating a website can be the best decision that you are going to take in your life, starting it will ultimately lead to a personal growth journey like no other.

In this series, we are going to break down everything you need to know to create your own website, including important questions such as:

  • Why should you have a website & why it’s something that we recommend for everyone?
  • How to create your website? Where to get a domain? Which platforms to use?
  • What do you actually do with the website after you have created it?

So, let’s dive into it.

Why should you have a website?

Everyone has Twitter and Instagram so why do we need a website?

Well, overall, there are quite some benefits to having a website and we are going to go through them right now.

We are not going to use ourselves as an example as we are quite ahead in the journey, and we’ll try to explain it from a beginner’s point of view.

Benefit #1 of having a website is that it really helps you develop your own ideas.

So, for example, let’s say you care a lot about a subject such as environment-friendly businesses and you enjoy documenting the process through which a company can further develop itself into becoming a greener enterprise, by the way, this is a great subject.

By writing your weekly blog post, you are going to automatically become a better writer and a better communicator, and on top of that, you are going to notice that you manage to organize your own ideas in a better way.

The personal development side can seem like sort of a soft benefit if you are not naturally into it but in the long run this is one of the best sides.

Benefit #2 of writing online is that it really helps you in terms of your professional life as well.

Let’s say that you plan on starting your website today and you are thinking about blogging more or less every week. You are constantly documenting how companies around the world become increasingly more aware of their social responsibility and how they can improve their work culture in a way that can positively impact their overall footprint on the environment.

Now let’s say you are looking for a job and believe me that there are going to be a lot of interviews where your employer will come across your website.

In 2022 the tendency of an employer to google the prospect’s name has increased substantially (87% of headhunters use Google and social networks to make decisions about candidates), so the chances of your blog being found are also increased when applying for jobs.

In some of your interviews, you are most likely going to be asked about what you have written on your blog, and it can be surprisingly helpful.

Imagine this scenario.

“I have seen that you are very acquainted with the social responsibilities of businesses around the world, and on top of that you seem to really understand the need of transforming a classic business into an environment-friendly one, we are looking to embark on the same path so a person like you would be more than welcomed aboard, let’s talk about it”

possible employer

Having a website can help you put your best foot forwards, and you can start creating all these possibilities for someone to be aware of your interests and see if they align with them as well.

Benefit #3 of having a website where you write regularly or a blog is that it gives you a lot of connections.

You are going to see people from all around the world reach back to you because they read something interesting on your website.

“Oh, you are interested in making the world a better place. I am trying to do the same so let’s see if we can work on something together”

You are going to make a lot of interesting connections all around the world, and some of these connections are going to lead to benefit #4.

Benefit #4, when you have a website you expose yourself to lots of interesting opportunities.

Random people around the world will find your blog posts through your website and you are going to be invited to write articles for publications, you are going to be featured in those publications, you are going to be invited on podcasts and interviews and you may even be invited as a speaker to events that approach the problems that you are talking about on your website.

Endless opportunities by just being out there.

Benefit #5, when you have a personal website and you write on it regularly you can have a lot more impact than you would if you’re not on the internet.

Having a presence on the internet is the modern equivalent of being very good at networking, and an analogy that I really like to use in order to put this into perspective goes like this.

Imagine back in the day you lived in a small village and you never interacted with anyone outside your village, the amount of impact that you can have and the number of opportunities that are going to present to yourself are limited.

But what if you were the sort of person that visited a different village every week, you’d be traveling around and making friends and having conversations. That sort of person automatically exposes themselves to a lot more interesting opportunities and can also have a far bigger impact on the world.

Think about this for a minute.

Being the type of person that refuses to have an online presence and thinks that this kind of thing does not matter, is in a way the modern-day equivalent of being confined to your own little village where the only people that you are going to interact with are people that you meet on your day-to-day life.

So, if you are looking to expand the potential impact and reach of your work creating a website is vital.

Finally, benefit #6 is that you can monetize it if you want.

This shouldn’t be the main reason for having a personal website because generally speaking, it takes a solid few years of doing this stuff regularly before you start making money from it but it’s definitely a possibility.

There are a lot of people that make 6 figures or more from their website, and this is the sort of thing that happens when you stick with it for a long time.

Overall, the value of a website is that it acts like a launch pad for your life.

Even while you are sleeping your work is out there on the internet, and this is like having a little army of robotic workers that are constantly working for you, and that alone sums up all the benefits that we have talked about.

So let’s say you are sold on why you should start a website, now this brings us to question number 2…

How do you actually create a website?

This is actually a lot more straightforward than the majority of people make it out to be, and we are going to talk about it in the next article of this series.

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