Creating your own website and professional email is an exciting next step. It’s a great way to represent yourself online, be discovered by like-minded people, and be recognised by a wider audience as your journey unfolds. It’s also easy and inexpensive.
Here are three good reasons why you should choose a domain that ends in .me.uk or .uk for your
website and professional email.
The UK domain family is a force for good in the UK’s digital economy and global internet community. We’re committed to improving people’s lives through our technology and pledge around £5m every year to supporting initiatives that help to achieve this goal.
Foster trust and familiarity among your UK-based audiences and community by establishing a strong local identity. A UK domain can enhance credibility and authenticity, signalling to visitors that the website and your content are relevant and tailored to the UK market.
People will feel safer visiting your website. 91% of people in the UK associate websites ending in .co.uk with safety… and they’re right to feel that way. That’s because the .UK namespace is protected by Domain Watch, an anti-phishing initiative which helps keep businesses and individuals safe from cybercrime.
Choosing your domain name, selecting a registrar and creating your website is quick, simple and straightforward.
Rest assured, the online world is not as intimidating or challenging as you might think.
A website helps expand your visibility beyond your immediate network. By optimising your website for search engines and utilising social media integrations, you can attract a wider audience and connect with like-minded people who are searching for your content, which can also lead to new opportunities and collaborations. It can also act as a centralised hub for all your online activities and profiles. You can include links to your social media accounts, professional networks, and other relevant platforms, providing visitors with a holistic view of your digital persona.
With a personal website, you have control over the content and messaging that represents your brand. It allows you to shape your online narrative and present yourself in the way you want to be seen. You can highlight your strengths, share your story, and showcase your work. Even if you’re not ready to use it just yet, registering a domain for your personal brand can also protect your image by preventing anyone else from registering the domain instead.
Take control of your very own blogging space by building or embedding your blog into your website, which in turn will bring far more visibility to your amazing content and make it easier to share with the world.
UK domains come at a relatively small cost. Domain registrars (the company you initially register your domain with), website platforms and web hosting services often have low-priced package deals, bundles and special offers you can take advantage of.
Wouldn’t you rather promote your own personal brand instead of another company’s when you send emails? Having a professional email address that matches your brand creates a much better impression when communicating with people online.
The process can be a lot easier than you might think. There are many simple step-by-step guides on the internet to help you get your website up and running. Some website providers will do the technical work for you, and many website builders are designed to help newcomers create a great-looking website. There are even free website templates you can simply drop your content and images into.
We appreciate that your time is precious. But creating a website can be a simple process and doesn’t have to be too time-consuming, if you have the right tools, resources and guidance. While you’ll need to update your website now and again once it’s online, it doesn’t need to take up all your time. There are many platforms designed to make it as easy as possible to maintain your site – setting aside a little time each week is a great way to start.