Beginner's Guide to Building a Personal Website

Caroline Leland, freelance writer

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7 Videos (28m)
    • Intro: Why Build a Personal Website

      1:59
    • Lesson 1: The Domain Name

      3:15
    • Lesson 2: The Content Management System

      1:12
    • Lesson 3: Using Templates

      4:06
    • Lesson 4: Customizing Your Template

      5:09
    • Lesson 5: Your Content

      11:03
    • Final Thoughts: The Future of Your Site

      1:06

About This Class

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If you want to be a freelancer, the first thing you need is a personal website for keeping your portfolio organized and for maintaining a controlled, highly visible web presence. Potential employers want a quick, easy way to get a feel for your professional style and qualifications, and a personal website is the perfect way. It's like an online resume that shows personality and is always up-to-date, rather than a static and two-dimensional (dare I say obsolete?) piece of paper. 

This 27-minute class will walk you through the easy steps of getting your personal website up and running, from buying the domain name, to choosing the content management system and template, to customizing the content. You don't need any particular prior experience or knowledge to take this class! 

If you want to know more about my credentials, check out my personal website or just watch the intro video for this class! 

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Caroline Leland

freelance writer