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How to Create a Blog to Showcase Your Personal Profile and Resume

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People are creating blogs for so many different things, and it’s because creating a website and/or blog is very easy. Something I continually cover in my articles is the importance of making sure you have a great online presence, while also showing off what you are great at.

An excellent way to accomplish this is by registering a domain, purchasing hosting, and installing WordPress to create a resume-based website or blog of your own. WordPress makes this process extremely easy, as it’s an all-in-one solution for site and content management, while also bring 100% free. Many top hosting providers offer one-click installation, so all you need to do is enter a username and password before hitting the “install” button. The most difficult things about the entire process are coming up with an idea or putting an existing idea on paper. However, if you know what you want to do, you’ll have no problem getting started with your very own blog.

With that said, one trend I see developing quickly is online resumes. People are now displaying their credentials online so it’s easier for employers to find out about the person’s skill set. For example, instead of me sending a resume to a potential employer, I can shoot them an email with an URL to my online resume. LinkedIn helped with the shift in trends because it’s a quick way to connect relevant people together. But, you still have people building their own personal brand online by creating a blog with their entire resume posted. Today, I’ll be exploring how you can create your very own personal resume online.

The process all started with registering your personal domain name, purchasing hosting, and installing WordPress.

How to Get Started with a Personal Resume Blog of Your Own

For your online resume website, I recommend that your domain name should be registered as your own personal name. Try and get the following – www.yourname.com. This is great because it’s you (your brand), and represents your entire qualifications. Also, when you introduce yourself to someone and they want to learn more about you, they can browse over to www.yourname.com. To register your own personal name, you can head over to GoDaddy.com and do a quick search by typing in your name. At the same time, you can purchase hosting and I recommend starting with the lowest package available which would be shared. You can always move up at a later if you require more bandwidth and/or space.

Next, installing WordPress is not difficult because most of these hosting providers offer it with your hosting package. Just head to the back end, input your desired username and password, then click install. The whole process shouldn’t take you more than ten minutes. If you need some help, then visit the free tutorials provided by the hosting provider in the backend.

Once you have registered your domain, purchased hosting, and installed WordPress, it’s time to design your website.

The Design of Your New Resume Site

You want a design that represents you and your personality. I recommend choosing a custom theme purchased from MyThemeShop or any other websites selling WordPress templates. Find a theme which compliments your personality, and easy to configure. But, from my experience many new themes are drag & drop, and responsive ready. Pay close attention to the following –

  • Fonts – Choose a font easy on the eyes so your visitor doesn’t have a hard time reading through your credentials. Make sure you use either Questrial, Arial, Century Gothic, and Verdana. These are compatible with almost any browser your using. You can view my own list of recommended fonts for websites to help with this decision process.
  • Colors – You want to allow for the visitor to navigate easily and not push them away by using the hard font and website colors. Stick with what’s known as blue, gray, orange, white, black, and yellow. These tend to be easier on the eyes giving people the opportunity to read the text without having to move away continuously. In addition to the colors being used on your site, if you are going to create a custom logo for your site, be sure to consider these color options and the emotional triggers they might have associated with them.
  • Layout – This is very important because you don’t want clutter on your website, and want to ensure the visitor doesn’t get distracted with irrelevant material. The best thing to do in this case is to visit other online resume websites and see what they are doing to stand out. Don’t copy the design exactly, but take the time to understand their colors, layout, and navigation. This will give you some great ideas on what you can add to your website.

If you need any help with the concept of how your resume might look on a website or blog, simply refer to your LinkedIn profile page. LinkedIn has done an excellent job with taking personal profile content, business information, recommendations and expertise — while combining them all together in one seamless and easy to read format. Try this same style when creating a profile site of your own.

Don’t Forget to Add Your Resume

Here’s the thing, if you’ve purchased an online resume template, then each section will be divided up accordingly. I would suggest you fill out every section as it applies to your skillset. For example, from my research, many of these templates have an about me section, multimedia section, portfolio section, and contact section. Fill out each section and it’s important to be thorough because you are trying to sell yourself to the visitor or employer. So, here are my best tips for each section when you’re ready to add information.

  • Homepage – On this page add a photo of you with a quick synopsis of your skills. You can even add a little bit about yourself. Keep it short and sweet so people can pull out the important information right from the homepage. If they need to dig deeper, they can navigate to the about me page.
  • About me – Here’s where you’ll discuss yourself and a quick point from of your skills. Don’t write everything on this page because you do have separate pages to discuss the in-depth experience. However, this page is great to quickly give them an overview about yourself. It should be in more detail them what’s on your home page. Follow these tips to create an amazing about me page that stands out from the crowd.
  • Resume – I would label this section “resume” on the navigation menu. This is where you get into detail about your education, work experience, certifications, etc. Make sure you go into detail because of the more information, the better. Imagine if you were typing this out on paper, now ask yourself – what would you be writing? This is the place to sell yourself so keep this in mind. The cool thing is because it’s an online resume, you can always link out to other pages on your site to showcase individual skills. Don’t’ forget to add your certifications because these add more credibility to your bottom-line.
  • Portfolio – Depending on the type of work you do, you might need to use this space to show off your expertise and prior work experience. For example, as a freelance writer, you’ll want to showcase your content and any customer testimonials you might have. Use this space wisely to display your best work because this does go a long way.

Final Thoughts and Time for You to Get Started!

Online resume websites are becoming more popular each year. It’s a great way to showcase your skills and experience. These types of websites are also very easy to update once you’ve completed a new certification or finished a contract. Get started now by registering your personal name as your domain, purchasing hosting, and installing WordPress. To streamline the entire process, I recommend choosing a custom WordPress theme which can be purchased online for $35-$60 dollars depending on the features. There is also a handy tutorial on BloggingTips.com for how to start a blog, if you are completely new to the process.

If you need any help designing your website, do a quick search online for tips and tricks when getting started. Remember, the best way to get an idea of what you should add to your online resume is to visit other websites. This will provide insight into the layout, font colors, and what information you should include. It’s ok if you don’t get it right the first time because you have to keep changing things around until you get it right.

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Srish Agrawal is an entrepreneur, branding consultant, and angel investor. He is also the Founder & CEO of A1 Future Technologies, which includes sites like Logo Design Team and Infographic Design Team, and has helped over 25,000 clients improve how they look online.

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What Does Your Blog Need?

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I wrote an eBook explaining what your blog needs:

6 Things Your Blog Needs Today

Success finds bloggers who cover all bases.

If you need nothing and feel your blog needs nothing, you succeed and live your wildest dreams.

Successful bloggers know adding the right elements to blogs and beginning blogs the right way accelerates your success. Plus it feels good to begin blogging intelligently.

What does your blog need?

1: Domain and Hosting

Invest in a domain and hosting.

Accelerate your blogging success.

Domain names make you stand out.

Observe how Pat Flynn invested in Smart Passive Income.

Of course you know immediately; the blogger covers smart passive income. Passive income seekers know the resource because Pat bought a domain name.

He also invested in hosting to ensure he owned his blog.

Take this step to control:

  • branding
  • income potential
  • blog voice

Own your site. You need to own your blog to be in control of your blogging campaign.

2: Premium Theme

Invest money in a premium theme.

Stand out from the crowd.

Circulating money on a premium, eye-catching, clear theme emits a professional, impressive, powerful message.

This was from one of my many trips to Thailand.

Readers see you are a serious, successful or success-seeking, blogger. Of course you gain trust and grow your readership quickly by investing money in a premium theme.

Why do you need a premium theme? Would you trust a blogger who uses a cheap-looking, heavy, non-professional theme? If someone cannot afford to invest $60 in a premium theme you better not trust their advice, their insight and their sharing. Why? Serious, skilled bloggers never allow $60 to dictate their life’s direction and failing, struggling, unskilled bloggers make the foolish decision to not chase their dreams over $60.

3: Content

Content drives blogs.

Your blog needs content to:

  • prove you know your stuff
  • spread your presence online
  • inspire readers to follow you
  • inspire readers to trust you

Visit Blogging From Paradise.

Look around for a few minutes. Read 3 of my recent posts. Do you see why content drives the blogging engine?

Imagine if you saw only 1 blog post. Every blogger begins somewhere but publishing helpful content from a generous, success-focused energy distances you from most bloggers in your niche.

Imagine seeing 1 to 5 blog posts on a blog. Good introduction no doubt.

Imagine seeing 50 to 100 blog posts on a blog. Massive impact.

Focus less on post numbers and more on being generous with time and talents. Content just shows off what you know.

As folks see you know your stuff thru your volume of helpful posts you begin to:

  • increase traffic
  • boost your blogging profits
  • expand your presence
  • increase brand awareness
  • help more folks
  • make a big impact in your niche

Content makes everything grow.

Publish content on the regular to become a successful blogger.

Focus on Your Dreams

Concentrate on your dreams from a relaxed, chill energy.

You need dreams to feel the calm, detached confidence of bloggers who invest in:

See your blogging wins now. You succeed now. Own it.

Feel good about your blogging career. You are rocking it out.

Succeed, being the blogger who covers all blogging needs.

Bonus Need

Invest in a blogging course.

Your blog – and you – need a blogging blueprint to follow in order to succeed from a calm, confident, orderly, relaxed energy.

Blog like a success.

Learn from the best to become a successful blogger.

Courses just give you a structure for learning in the proper format.

Imagine sitting down in a classroom to learn disciplines from a professor.

You do the same thing through a blogging course.

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How Can You Turn Criticism into Blogging Profits?

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I wrote an entire eBook on lessons I learned from critics:

6 Life Lessons I Learned from Nasty Critics

As you see greater blogging success, you get criticized.

No blogger avoids criticism.

Learning how to convert nasty criticism into blogging profits helps you be a highly successful blogger.

Picture This

Imagine someone tossing big rocks at you.

Fools step in front of the rocks, injuring themselves.

Idiots catch the rocks and throw said rocks back at folks, wasting precious time and energy on rock tossing morons.

Wise humans avoid the rocks, allowing the stones to reach terra firma, and build a castle from all the granite-type rocks tossed their way.

Highly successful, happy bloggers are like wise humans; building something meaningful and profitable from inevitable criticism, versus taking criticism personally (stepping in front of rocks) or fighting critics (throwing rocks back at rock throwers).

I wrote 2 eBooks on the topic.

In addition to the prior eBook I also wrote:

How to Turn Harsh Blogging Criticism into Sweet Blogging Profits: 11 Tips

Observe the product page.

I profit through an:

  • eBook version
  • audio book version
  • paperback version
  • mass market paperback version

of the topic.

I make money through 4 income streams based on teaching folks how to profit through blogging criticism.

How can you convert criticism into coin?

Follow these tips.

Breathe Deeply and Relax

Most humans:

  • fight criticism
  • feel the sting of criticism
  • feel embarrassed about being criticized
  • fight critics
  • go into a shell after being criticized

Breathe deep. Relax.

Feel energies and emotions in reaction to being criticized.

Release said energies.

Be calm, confident and poised.

Establish the proper energy for profiting through criticism.

Gain Clarity

Criticism is a projection of individual; we see ourselves in others.

100% of the time, critics speak 100% of themselves, not you, through their criticism.

Knowing this, you do not take criticism personally. Ditto for gaining clarity in all you do, blogging-wise.

I reacted with anger, annoyance, embarrassment and shame on reading my first few 1 star audio book reviews. Turns out, those fear-based feelings needed to be addressed and released for me to generate more income through audio books.

Increased profits flow to bloggers who feel clear on income channels.

Being criticized forces you to face, embrace and release fears concerning income channels, said clearing resulting in clarity and greater sales.

If you react negatively to criticism, the reaction suggests you have fears to feel and clear regarding the criticism. Clearing these negative energies allows more profits to flow through the income streams because fear strangles income while clarity increases income.

Convert Criticism into Tangible Products

Turn hate into create.

Convert criticism into tangible profits.

Note my 2 eBooks, my audio book and paperback.

Create an online course to help your readers process criticism.

Strike while the iron feels hot; create immediately after receiving criticism to allow your prolific ideas to flow.

Add a price tag.

Profit.

See Problems and Profit in Projection

I create:

  • blog posts
  • guest posts
  • videos
  • podcasts

based on critical projections bandied about by critics.

Critics may or may not see errors in their ways.

This was from my 2 month trip to Oman.

I just stress how criticizing promotes their failure, strangles success and prolongs misery and suffering, based on my content.

If critics wake up and read, these folks become likely readers, fans, customers and clients, because if I solved their problems for free I can solve their problems for pay.

Profit through the Discipline of Detached Observation

Observing feelings from a detached, calm, confident energy versus reacting to feelings is a skill most millionaires cultivate.

What better way can you develop this skill than by reading and processing criticism without reacting to your emotions?

Wealthy bloggers observe knee jerk reactions in their being, feel energies, release, and proceed to profit. You see immense patience, persistence, poise and profiting. But the blogger just watches, feels and releases, versus reacting.

Move Up the Energetic Ladder into More Prospering, Higher Circles by Ignoring Critics

Critics vibe from a fear-based, lower, poverty conscious energy.

Ignore these folks to rocket higher in blogging circles, toward a loving, prosperity conscious, profitable energy.

I made blogging friends in high places by completely ignoring lower energy folks, some of whom criticized me and my blog.

Starve lower energies.

Make room for higher energies.

Profit, free yourself and see increasing blogging success.

 

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What Do You Sell and How Do You Sell It?

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One easy way to make money blogging is to get clear on calling folks to buy your stuff and hire you.

Invest in my blogging course.

Visit my blog for blogging ebooks and blogging audiobooks.

Advertise on my blog.

Paypal me.

See how easy?

I clearly call you to invest.

You invest.

Simply put, knowing what you sell and how you sell it increases your blogging profits because people respond to your energy.

Prior lines? Each feels clear and comfortable to me. I know what I offer. Of course I know how I offer it. How, meaning, how I feel offering.

Imagine feeling light, airy, calm, confident and detached as you call readers to buy or hire. Money feelings. Good.

But imagine feeling heavy, resistant, uncomfortable, awkward or embarrassed calling readers to buy or hire.

Your greatest pro blogging success occurs by shifting from heavy to light during money calls.

Or feeling light, airy, detached and clear on calls because you freely share what you sell and sell with clarity results in big blogging profits.

Audio Books

I note a spike in audio book sales and reviews. Of course I barely touched my audio books over 3 years. I generate almost completely passive income; the audio books sell themselves.

After seeing royalty payments recently I pondered the passive blogging income; I barely actively sell ‘em so the what and how seems non-existent. But detaching just lets what and how unfold gracefully and beautifully, resulting in virtually complete passive income.

This was from my trip to Bali.

Getting almost 100% clear on what and how results in ever increasing, passive profits.

Why?

Blogging is energy.

Blogging Energy

Imagine feeling clear on receiving money from someone. You just accept it.

A friend buys lunch. You cheerily accept.

Why?

Your energy dictates you clearly accept and enjoy the money or purchase.

Ditto for blogging income streams. Emit the same clear, relaxed, accepting, receiving energy. Money flows to you thru clear streams. Of course my audiobooks sell passively; I am clear on that channel.

Boosting your blogging profits requires you freely offer what you sell and sell from a clear, confident, abundant, knowing, detached energy.

Example; note how I include 1 or more calls to action for all blog posts and videos. I offer what I sell freely. My readers never need guess. Clarity. No hiding or awkwardness or discomfort. I am clear. I sell.

How do I sell? Of course, from a calm, clear, confident, knowing I am successful energy. Naturally, I sell and profit because my energy around what and how feels clear to me.

Next Level Profits

Profit like top bloggers in your niche.

Get clear on receiving money.

Visualize yourself owning ample money. Feel rich.

I enjoy counting money in mind so it feels real to me. Swiftly, I make money through iTunes, Bitcoin and Quora, as has been the case recently.

Bitcoin and Quora are neither directly related to blogging but so goes money; it cares not channels, it justs finds bloggers clear on receiving money. Plus my blogging related profits increase too.

Picturing your wealth serves you because what feels real in mind flows into your experience.

Money and worldly success find you through profitable ideas, people and circumstances.

Execute the ideas from a chill, relaxed energy. Profit.

Freely offer what you offer. Promote yourself through every blog post and video. Tell us what you sell; we want to buy it. Sell with clarity. Know success and profits are yours; promote with clarity, detachment and a knowing that you already have profits because mind owns profits.

Blogging Is Not That Hard for Mind Scientists

Every day, my email inbox delights me.

My visualization sessions yield fascinating, profitable opportunities.

Mind creates reality.

As within, so without.

Blogging is not that hard at all for bloggers who visualize success, who feel rich, who count their blogging wins and who keep things positive.

Success follows success-focused bloggers.

Profits follow rich-feeling, riches-seeing bloggers.

As within, so without.

Get clear on selling and receiving money.

Profit.

 

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