23 of the Best Personal Websites to Inspire Your Own

Some refer to it as a full-time job in itself. Others compare it to dating. And several cats over at BuzzFeed think it just plain stinks. But it doesn’t have to be that way. When you’re applying for a job, you’re typically asked to submit a resume and cover letter, or maybe your LinkedIn profile. But there are better ways to stand out from your competition, and building a personal website is one of them. Why You Need a Personal Website Here’s the thing about resumes and cover letters: No matter how unique you try to make your own, for the most part, they tend to read dry. And there’s a good reason for it: It’s supposed to be a single, no-frills page that documents your work experience. And while being concise is good, there’s very little opportunity to convey your uniqueness, or for your personality to shine through at all for that matter. While a resume is a sole, largely unchanging document, a personal website can be customized and updated according to what you’re[…]

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How 7 Entrepreneurs Built Ultra-Profitable Websites in Weird Niches

Entrepreneurship is all about spotting opportunity and then capitalizing on it. Especially when it comes to online entrepreneurship, there’s a lot of focus on finding a niche opportunity. It’s a big landscape out there for clever entrepreneurs, with lots of unexplored topography to carve out a profitable little place for yourself. Of course, there are sub-niches within well-known, evergreen topic areas that pretty much always sell — fitness, dating, weight loss, making money, that kind of thing. But there are also quite a few small hobby communities out there that you would never even think of, let alone figure out a way to monetize. This topic is particularly interesting right now because we’re hosting a free training session this week about the simplest business model around, and niche-selection is just one item to be covered. Before you read below, make sure you register for the session, since it’s a time-limited event. Click here to register & then come right back. If you can pinpoint these kinds of curious, ultra-concentrated niches, there’s a lot  of money[…]

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