The Complete Guide to Why Developers Need Personal Websites

What Inspired Me To Create A Personal Website?

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Introduction

If you're a developer, you likely spend the majority of your time buried in code. But code isn't everything—there's more to life than that! And if you want to be taken seriously as a developer, it's important that you don't just focus on building websites and apps. You need to have some sort of online presence so people can learn about who you are and what projects you're working on. That's why professional developers have personal websites as well as LinkedIn profiles. This article will cover several reasons why a developer must create a personal website.

Promote your work and projects.

Personal websites are a great way to show your projects. You can share the details of what you've built, and why it's important.

If you're a developer, then you've probably spent the last few years of your life learning new languages, frameworks, and techniques—all in the hopes that one day some company will hire you to do this stuff for them as a full-time job. And while all that hard work doesn't go unnoticed by recruiters (they're constantly scanning LinkedIn profiles), there's nothing like seeing how a candidate actually works than checking out their personal website. In fact, many developers have told me they were hired simply because their portfolio was so impressive on their personal website!

You can use your personal website to promote your work and projects. You can use it to show potential employers, clients, partners, mentors and investors what you’ve done, and how it came about. This will help potential employers and clients see the value that you bring to the table, and make them more likely to hire you or utilize your services.

As a developer working on a team of developers or as an independent developer, it’s important that you show your work to let hiring managers or anyone visiting your website know what you can do. A personal website is an impressive way to do this.

Gateway to your various networks

A personal website is a great way to let people know that you’re available and actively working in your field. It’s also a place where people who are interested in hiring you can find out more about you, as well as contact information.

You don’t have to have an amazing website with flashing lights and animation just yet, but it is good practice to include some kind of basic information on there: a brief description of what type of work you do, then links back to social media accounts or other online profiles where people can get even more info on what exactly it is that makes up your work life.

Developers need to express themselves.

As a developer, you probably have a lot of ideas. You're constantly coming up with solutions to problems, trying out new things and making your own tools for the job. It's important that these ideas can be expressed by you in some way—otherwise they remain just that: ideas.

Developers need to be able to express themselves in order to share their creativity with others and prove that they're capable of doing great work as developers. This goes beyond just having personal websites for each project; it's about creating an online presence where people can see your creativity and competence as a developer in action.

The website is a portfolio.

Your personal website itself is a portfolio. You've probably heard this before. A portfolio is a collection of your work, experience, education and interests. When viewed together, it tells the story of who you are as a developer—and more importantly, how you can help customers with their projects.

When someone visits your site, they should be able to see examples of what you do in one place without having to hunt around on different sites or ask for references from friends and colleagues (which could be biased). By showcasing a variety of projects on your site, potential clients will get an idea of how your skills transfer into real world applications they might need (and whether or not it’s worth hiring you).

Show your journey.

You can show the world how you’ve progressed as a developer, artist, or writer by documenting your journey through your projects or a blog . When you share your experiences and thoughts with others, it can help them grow too.

If you want to be taken seriously as a developer in this industry, having personal projects on GitHub is essential. Asking for feedback on these projects is also important because it shows people that you're serious about what you're doing and are open to receiving constructive criticism from peers and mentors alike.

Improve your writing skills.

As a developer, you might not be a professional writer. In fact, most developers are not. The best way to improve your writing skills is to write! You can do that on your personal website and if people like what you write, they will share it with their friends. People who visit your website will see the kind of writing skills that make you unique and different from other developers in your field.

When you're writing about yourself or your interests, it's easy to sound self-centered or vain—but there's no reason why this should be true! Everyone has things they're passionate about and everyone has something interesting to say about those things.

Try writing about anything you want on your website. You can write about your interests, your projects, and your journey through a blog.

Apply to jobs with a click of a button.

Personal websites are a great way to show your abilities. Your personal website will be the first thing you send an employer when they want to view your portfolio, so make sure that you have something on there that can convey how well you do what you do.

Every developer deserves a chance at showing their personality through their work ethic and style choices—and nobody will know more about those traits than hiring managers who visit their portfolios!

Everyone can create a personal website, and everyone should have one if they have the time and willingness to do so.

Everyone can create a personal website, and everyone should have one if they have the time and willingness to do so. It requires no special knowledge or technical expertise to set up. In fact, you don't need to be an expert developer at all!

I'm not talking about just creating a portfolio site either—that only scratches the surface of what's possible with personal websites. With some creativity and effort, it's also possible for your site to become an online home where people can connect with you in ways that aren't possible through other channels like social media accounts or email addresses.

Conclusion

Creating a personal website is an amazing opportunity for developers to showcase their work and connect with other people in their field. Websites can be used as a portfolio, or just a place to write about what you're passionate about or whatever it is that motivates you to create an online presence. I hope this guide has helped give some insight into why personal websites are so important!

In this post, we’ve covered a wide range of developer-specific reasons to create a personal website. But remember: your personal website is a tool for communication and public image management, so make sure you invest in it accordingly!