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Your Online Identity – part two

by Stephen Nichols on January 18, 2008

Last week I posed a few questions; “How do I create an identity?”, “Where do I start?”, “If I’m not a technical person what can I do?”, “How much will it cost?” This week I will try to answer them.

How do I create an identity?

There are a few easy things you can do. To start you can register a domain name. Look for one that says something about who and what you are. You can use a domain search tool to see if “your-name.com” is available, if not try something like “lightbulbguy.org” or “coolsteve.ca”. Once you have your domain registered you can use it to create email addresses and setup a web site.

Where do I start?

There are lots of things that can help you to create a simple but effective website. To get started decide what you want the function of the site to be.  If you like to write and share your ideas then a blog might be the answer. Maybe you need a place to store and share photos. If you are not sure but just want to get started then a simple page that says who you are will work fine.

If I’m not a technical person what can I do?

We provide lots of tools to help you get started including application installers like WordPress, Joomla, and Gallery II. We also provide all of our domain hosting customers SiteBuilder an online wizard to get your website up and running without having to know the first thing about coding.

How much will it cost?

Less than you might think.

For about the price of good paperback novel you can get everything you need to get started.

So what are you waiting for?

Stephen Nichols
V.P. Sales and Marketing
SoftCom Technology Consulting Inc.

Related posts:

  1. Your Online Identity – part one
  2. YOU.COM – Self Promotion and Online Branding
  3. Sharing Your Corporate Culture Online
  4. What is domain parking?
  5. Affiliate Marketing: Your Not-So-Silent Partner In Creating Online Revenue

{ 7 comments }

Randy5 November 5, 2010 at 3:02 PM

Always be careful what you post, too. Just as you can’t make a second first impression, it can be very difficult to “take back” anything once you put it out on the Internet.

Stoddard January 5, 2011 at 11:20 AM

Creating an online identity is cheap, easy, and fun. How many things can you say that about?

WrigleyF January 18, 2011 at 9:52 AM

If you post content that’s meaningful and important to you, your identity is bound to come across.

PotsNPans August 2, 2011 at 8:20 AM

I agree, Randy5. You never know who’s reading what you’re posting or how it could come back to haunt you someday.

Texas2Step September 30, 2011 at 6:32 AM

Yeah, don’t think that potential employers aren’t reading your Twitter account if it’s public, and carefully forming an impression of you.

silkysmooth October 4, 2011 at 12:10 PM

and make sure you check out the reputations of any sites you link up with. it’s easy to damage your online identity by associating yourself with shady characters.

OfftheWall February 29, 2012 at 7:15 AM

I agree with what WrigleyF wrote. If you post what interests you and write what comes naturally to you, then your online identity will closely mirror your real-life identity.

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