How To Set Up Your Personal Website In Under 15 Minutes

How To Set Up Your Personal Website In Under 15 Minutes
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By Jeff Gillis

This is Part 2 of a 3-part series on getting more job interviews and more job offers:

 

Hopefully by now you understand how powerful it is having your own personal website when it comes to getting more job interviews and more job offers.

If you’re not convinced yet, be sure to read part 1 of this blog series!

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What Is A Domain Name & Why Do I Need One?

 

A “Domain Name” is simply the “virtual address” of a website online.

For example, google.com is a domain name. The domain name for the website you’re on right now is theinterviewguys.com.

Pretty simple right?

The question is, why is a domain name important for you in your job search?

It’s all about controlling your personal brand online.

Think about this situation:

 

Let's say there's a job seeker named: Jim Canlon.

Jim gets an interview with a company he would be thrilled to work for.

Before the interview, the hiring manager he's about to interview with quickly pops online and types into Google: jim canlon.

Several results show up, including jimcanlon.com.

The hiring manager assumes that this is Jim's website, clicks on the result and comes to an ugly looking blog that looks like it was made in 1998 and is run by a different Jim Canlon.

The blog consists of one thing and one thing only: hours and hours of homemade videos of him and his dog "Arlo" practicing to try and get into the Westminster Dog Show.arlo

So how does this affect Jim's job search and interview?

He has just missed a massive opportunity to "wow" the hiring manager with a polished, professional yet simple looking personal website that highlights Jim's personality, qualities and professionalism --- AKA his Personal Brand.

Not only that, but since Jim failed to secure his personal domain name (jimcanlon.com), every time anyone types "jim canlon" into Google they won't be faced with Jim's Personal Branding Website but will find Jim #2's blog chronicling he and "Arlo's" years of struggle!

I hope that little “story” helped illustrate how important it is to secure your domain name so you can take control of your brand online!

(And if you were thinking, “Well what happens if someone else does have my exact name as a domain, what do I do then?”, don’t worry, because we are going to show you exactly what to do in the short video below…)

Here’s another way that little story could have played out:

The hiring manager could have typed “jim canlon” into Google and found…NOTHING!

That’s just as bad!

In this case, from the point of view of the hiring manager, Jim has made ZERO mark on the world!

I’m being dramatic but you see what I’m getting at, right!?

Take control of your online presence!

So the next thing you want to do is:

Check to see if your personal domain name is available:

Ok, now the fun part! Let’s take a look to see if your personal domain name is available!

Watch the short video tutorial below.

In it, Mike and I walk you through the process. It’s super quick and easy!

Click and play the video now:

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>> Click Here To Check To See If Your Personal Domain Name Is Available <<

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Download Our Handy Companion Checklist

To make it super easy for you to follow along with this tutorial we have created a nifty checklist that walks you through the steps it takes to getting your own personal branding website up and running in under 15 minutes.

Download it now!

Download Our Personal Website Setup Checklist

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The checklist contains detailed instructions along with helpful images so you can follow along without having to pause and rewind the video tutorials on this page.

  • Detailed instructions in step-by-step numbered format so you can set up your website super quickly & easily.
  • Helpful images. "Screenshots" from the whole process so you can follow along and not have to pause and rewind the tutorial videos on this page.


Get The Checklist!.



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How To Get Your WIX Personal Website Up And Running In 15 Minutes

I’m going to take a wild guess that you may be a little skeptical of your ability to quickly and easily create your own personal website….

…let alone in under 15 minutes!

And you know what?

To be honest, creating a personal website the way we used to recommend  by using the website platform WordPress was a little tricky and could be a bit time consuming! (That’s not to say it wasn’t worth it in my opinion!)

However, we’ve come across a far easier way with the Wix Website Builder. This thing really is awesome!

I have built 2 other websites using Wix and it is certainly a lot more "user friendly" than WordPress. WordPress does have more customization options