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




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 – 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 To register your own personal name, you can head over to 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 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.

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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Why Trying to Learn Blogging through a Free Website Is a Massive Mistake



Go ahead. Try it. Try to learn blogging through Blogger. Give it a shot. Have you mastered Blogger after a few months? Maybe after a year? Good. Now that you are ready to be a serious blogger you can buy your domain and hosting and begin blogging on a WordPress dot org blog. Ouch! You are in trouble. Some basic blogging principles apply but blogging on wp dot org is a full 180 from blogging on a free platform like Blogger. The set up is light years different on dot org. Monetizing and branding potential? Limitless. Complete game changer, which rocks, but you realize you made a massive mistake learning blogging on Blogger.


Blogging on a free platform ain’t blogging!

Learning how to blog on a free blogging platform is like learning how to ride a Ducati by riding a kid’s bike with training wheels. Please re-read that statement. Totally different experience. WordPress dot org has so many more moving parts to learn and master that you see the skills you learned, honed and developed over your year on Blogger go into the cyber trash – largely – the moment you begin blogging on WordPress dot org. Sure the basics remain constant. Make friends. Create value. But all the sweet details, the difference makers, differ dramatically between both platforms.

Imagine if you learned how to blog on Blogger. After buying my course and listening to my advice, you quickly learn any serious, legitimate blogging course is fully designed to speak to WordPress dot org bloggers, not free platform bloggers. Blogging on free platforms is not even blogging because you do not own the domain and hosting. You are just a user on Blogger, not an actual blogger. But if you own your domain and hosting you can call yourself a blogger. Huge difference.

Can you see why learning on Blogger or other platforms is a major league error when it comes to blogging successfully? Virtually every serious blogger owns their domain and hosting and tailors their teaching to a self-hosted crowd. Back in the day, high school students actually spent time and energy learning Latin. Maybe this skill could have been beneficial hundreds of years ago, but 30 40 years ago, this was a foolish exploit, learning an outdated language, developing a skill no longer in demand, or useful. Learning on Blogger is similar because all ins and outs become useless and you need to learn about a whole new, robust, valued, professional platform in WordPress dot org.

Do not even bother guys. Learn blogging by buying your domain and hosting. Get on WordPress dot org immediately. Learn how to blog the right way. This way, you won’t waste precious minutes, hours, days, weeks and months learning how to blog on a platform that will take you nowhere of note. Even if you buy your domain, you give up so much branding, monetizing and pro blogging potential the moment you forego WordPress dot org and choose instead to blog on Blogger. People need to learn blogging on the proper platform. Why? Why not? Why would you avoid positioning yourself for future success? If you want to learn blogging, learn blogging on the proper platform. Go with a self-hosted, WordPress dot org blog or do not even bother.


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3 Ways the Sony Xperia 1 Mobile Device Can Make You a Better Blogger



How many times have you already looked at your mobile device or cell phone today? It’s probably already been close to 50+ if it’s early in the day. By the end of the day you will likely have already picked it up and looked at it more than a hundred times!

With all of this in mind, it’s crazy how much we are all using mobile devices to do more than just make phone calls and access emails.

For site owners and bloggers, cell phones can make a huge difference in the type of content we create, and may even allow us to run our businesses from anywhere.

As new technology and devices are coming out all the time, today seemed like a great opportunity to take a look at the Sony Xperia 1, which is loaded with all of the latest technology, tools, features, and security settings to make running your business and brand from anywhere easy.

1 – Access Everything From Anywhere

No matter if you are running a website, a blog or even an online business, you need to make sure your mobile device is not only fast running and loaded with all of the latest tech trends and features — but also so it’s running on a super fast wireless platform and operating system as well.

This is all possible through the use of a Sony Xperia 1, as it has one of the most powerful processors and operating systems out there, while also being associated with all of the top brand name mobile carriers and also having 4G LTE speed.

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor
    The octa-core processor and 6GB of RAM deliver outstanding overall performance for opening and running applications, flipping through menus and more.
  • Android 9.0 Pie OS
    Adapts to you and the way you use your phone, learning your preferences as you go. Your experience gets better over time, and it keeps things running smoother and longer.
  • Compatible with GSM carriers, including AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon
    It also works with GSM SIM kits, including Cricket Wireless, Tracfone, Net10, H2O, AT&T Prepaid, and Simple Mobile.*
  • 4G LTE speed
    This Sony Xperia cell phone provides fast web connection for downloading apps, streaming content, and staying connected on social media.

2 – Take Better Photos and Videos

If you want to be a successful blogger or someone worth following on social media, you are going to need some great visuals, photos and videos to grab the attention of others. In today’s day and age, there is no excuse for not having the highest of quality images or content. With the Sony Xperia 1, creating such type of high quality content has never been easier.

Take a look at the following benefits and features of the device when it comes to video and images.

  • 6.5″ 4K HDR OLED touch screen with 3840 x 1644 resolution
    The extra-large screen is matched with a slim body to comfortably fit in your hand. The 21:9 extended display ensures easier multitasking and immersive viewing. Gorilla Glass 6 resists shocks and scratches.
  • 12.0MP triple-lens camera system
    Offers 21:9 cinema ratio, 4K HDR movie recording, and 2x optical zoom to capture details without losing quality. Also includes an 8.0MP front-facing camera for self-portraits and videos.
  • Motion Eye
    Lets you capture slow-motion videos at up to 960 frames per second for staggering films.
  • BIONZ X image processing engine
    Powerful digital image processing produces even more vivid colors and ensure contrasts are high.
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
    Keep your images free from motion blur with SteadyShot image stabilization.

3 – Cool Features and Extra Security

For anyone that is already using their mobile device to run their websites or online business, then you will already understand and appreciate the need for cool features and heavy a secure device that others can’t hack into. These are all elements that you will find in the Sony Xperia 1, as it’s loaded with the latest technology, features and fingerprint security settings.

You can take a look at each of these highlights in full detail below.

  • 128GB internal memory plus microSD slot
    This cell phone provides plenty of storage space for your contacts, music, apps and more. Expand your storage by up to 512GB by adding a microSD card (sold separately).
  • Sony’s audio expertise always by your side
    Hear music as the artist intended with high-resolution audio. DSEE HX™ improves the quality of low-resolution music files. The smart amplifier delivers a loud, rich sound through the speaker.
  • Your fingerprint keeps your phone secure
    Hold your finger on the fingerprint sensor to unlock your phone.
  • IP68 rating
    The phone is protected from dust and can also withstand being submerged in 4.92′ of static water for up to 30 minutes.

Running Your Site and Business from the Palm of Your Hands

When it comes to your mobile device, it’s no longer just about making phone calls and accessing the internet — it’s now about being able to do everything from anywhere.

This is exactly what site owners, bloggers and business owners are looking to accomplish when choosing a new mobile device or looking to make the upgrade to a new brand or technology.

If this happens to be the situation you are currently in, be sure to read through each of the tech specs and highlights mentioned above to learn more about the Sony Xperia 1.

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Advanced Blogging Tip: Have a Poor Link Memory



I create oodles of content daily. One tip to being prolific is to have a poor link memory. I forget what I published content-wise and link-wise to keep publishing content frequently. Do you know how most bloggers publish one blog post, include a link to a product and/or service, and keep checking the post again and again, to see how the link performs as far as clicks and conversions and sales and profits and money? I never do that. I have no time and energy to check how my links perform because I have a terrible link memory. I am always on to the next piece of content to create and the next link to place and the next person to help because I have a poor link memory. I forget links. This works perfectly for me; makes me super duper prolific.

Most bloggers attach to and cling to particular business links. What happens if you attach to a link? You give attention and energy to checking the link again and again instead of creating more content from a generous, prolific energy. How can you appear to be all over your niche if you check links regularly throughout the day and if you are not creating helpful, new pieces of content? You cannot be super successful if you are not prolific and you cannot be super prolific unless you have a poor link memory. Be generous, abundant and detached by forgetting links you place in posts; especially links pointing to business opportunities.

I link to my blogging course quite a bit but never get attached to any one link or blog post or guest post through which I link to it. Why? I have more fish to fry. I have more content to create and more bloggers to bond with and more folks to help and more bloggers to connect with and heck, after converting 50 more of my eBooks to paperback, I will have over 200 products about on Amazon, under the Blogging From Paradise umbrella. That is a lot of products to promote! We need to have a poor link memory to forget the prior link we promoted so we can move forward and promote more links, more content and greater blogging success. Envision yourself having an abundant mindset. What happens if you do not feel like anything seems short, scarce or running out? Being prolific is what happens. Being generous is easier if you are not burdened by any link to promote, to review and to assess regularly. I am not opposed to scanning metrics if doing so feels good and relaxing but most bloggers never take the time to assess their genuine feelings when it comes to how they feel promoting links.

I do. I am ruthless in assessing, observing, embracing and moving along my energies because watching your energy is the key to blogging success. Blogging from abundance, relaxation and trust leads to success while blogging from fear, scarcity, tension and anxiety leads to failure.

Which road do you prefer to take?

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