Telecommuting Website (part Two)
Last article I discussed why a telecommuter would benefit from starting a website, and what you should include on the website. This article, I'm going to cover how to market the website and the basics of getting one set up.
First, I want you to read over the last article in this series, if you haven't had the chance to yet.
So how can you get your website in front of potential employers? There are a few ways I'm going to cover that won't cost you a dime!
? Put your link on your résumé, and submit it to the free résumé databases online.
? Put your link in your cover letter when applying for jobs.
? Put your link in your signature line at forums and online groups. Also include it in the emails you send out.
? Give your link to friends. Let them know to pass it on to their employers if they are hiring again.
? Optimize your website for phrases. You could use "data entry employee" for example. (You will need to make sure it's being searched for first.) This can be a technical thing, and it does take some time to learn. I would focus on the other free ways I mentioned above first. If you'd like to learn more about search engine optimization, you can head over to my forums.
Those are just a few suggestions! I'm sure you can come up with even more great ways to get your website out in front of employers.
I'm not going into detail about website design in this article. You can do some research on your own to come up with great information that helps you, but I do want to share some resources that you might want to look in to.
? Use a site builder if you don't want to build a site from scratch. The site builder I use for http://www.mommysplace.net/ can be found at www.internetbasedfamily.com
? Choose the name of your website. For a website highlighting information about yourself, I would recommend buying your name as the domain (http://www.nelltaliercio.com/).
? No free hosting, please! You want to present the most professional image of yourself with your website, and free hosting doesn't look professional! You can get paid hosting for cheap! I use a hosting company for some of my websites, including Telecommuting Answer Lady, for only $14.00 a year!
This has been an overview of websites for telecommuting! I wish you all the best with your job hunt and building your website. If you'd like more information about building a portfolio for your website (or just a portfolio on its own).
About the Author: Nell Taliercio is the publisher of a weekly telecommuting newsletter that helps moms and dads work at home. Read more about the newsletter and get your free listing of job links at http://www.telecommutinganswerlady.com