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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),
? 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).
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
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Sure you are going to be told what to do, but never underestimate the impact of taking on extra responsibility. You may not be applying for a management position, but this could help you get there. 4. Get your résumé to the best people. There are several strategies for marketing yourself to the decision makers in a company. Whatever your method may be, it is crucial that you get your résumé to the highest-ranking managers possible. If you can impress an executive with a great résumé, you will find your path through the company door wide open. If an executive passes along your résumé or just mentions that they received your résumé to a hiring manager, you are going to get serious bonus points. The desire to please is prevalent at many larger companies, so any chance you can take advantage of to get your name dropped (or recognized) by top management is a great. 3. Do your homework. You have heard this all of your school career, but it is even more important in the your career search. You can easily blow a great job opportunity by not knowing enough information about the company. Be sure to read industry news and trends to have a better perspective on the challenges and opportunities the company is facing. Read the company's website thoroughly. There is so much information readily available, including key personnel's names, positions, and contact info. Take advantage of this information and any other knowledge you can attain from the multitude of sources available. 2. Hit the pavement. Don't be afraid to show up at the company you want to work for. Nobody can sell yourself like you can. Even if the company isn't advertising a position, they are almost always looking for great employees to hire. The information age has nearly eliminated the need for face-to-face contact, which is why it is so effective now. If you meet the people that you want to work for then you are demonstrating your commitment and confidence in yourself. 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