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You already represent yourself in various ways on the web, be it your social networks or your company’s profile. But no matter who you are or what you do, it’s time to have a single portfolio online. The good news is that you don’t need any coding skills to make a beautiful personal site.

Easy-to-use site builders are nothing new The Best Website Builders to Create a Clean Online Portfolio The Best Website Builders to Create a Clean Online Portfolio Having an online portfolio is critical for today's digital worker. Which free website builder is best for your portfolio? We help you pick out the suitable one from the ten contenders. Read More , of course, but they can still be made easier, cheaper, or absolutely free. From creating a personal site out of a Dropbox folder to a professional page that auto-populates with all your social network feeds, there are dead-simple apps to make a professional online page for yourself.

Heck, you could land your dream job by showing off work online How to Find a Creative Job by Showing Off Your Work Online How to Find a Creative Job by Showing Off Your Work Online Showcasing your best work via popular online communities can land you the dream job you've always wanted. Read More , so there’s no time to waste in getting started with this!

Somebody.io (Web): Create a Hassle-Free Introduction to Yourself

You probably don’t need to put a lot of information about yourself when making an online profile. Somebody prompts you with the kind of info you should provide to appear professional online. It’s clean, it’s responsive for mobile and desktop screens; it’s almost like creating an online resume 5 Top Resume Builder Sites to Create Your Resume Online 5 Top Resume Builder Sites to Create Your Resume Online Thanks to online resume builders, you can create a professional resume, CV, or bio-data in minutes. With the help of these tips, select the best one that fits your job-hunting needs. Read More that you can link to anyone.

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Create a free account at Somebody.io, and within minutes, you’ll have a site like this. You will be prompted to add your name and what you do. Next is a brief statement about your journey so far. Remember, this isn’t a resume, it’s more personal. So write about who you are, how you came to be where you are, and what you want to do in the future.

Finally, in the space for Projects, add anything you have done which you are proud of. Ideally, add a photo and a link, so that people can visit it easily. In case you don’t have an online link for your project, create a publicly viewable Google Doc or any other file like that.

For a free of $24 per year, you can also change your Somebody.io URL into a custom domain you want. For example, instead of jonsnow.somebody.io, I could instead have my Somebody page open when someone visits www.jonsnow.com.

Carrd.co (Web): A Business Card for the Web

I’m a big fan of skipping the physical business card and just going digital. After all, Rolodexes are a thing of the past now, and what matters is whether you are in someone’s Contacts app. Carrd.co is an online business card, in the same vein as About.me, one of the easiest ways to create a small, simple site without the overkill 10 Ways To Create A Small And Simple Website Without The Overkill 10 Ways To Create A Small And Simple Website Without The Overkill WordPress can be an overkill. As these other excellent services prove, WordPress is not the be all and end all of website creation. If you want simpler solutions, there's a variety to pick from. Read More .

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The difference between Carrd and About.me is the templates and customization. Yes, you can create a simple business card-like page in a matter of minutes. But on top of that, you can add several other elements, like buttons (with links), text boxes, and more — all of which is customizable.

While Somebody or About.Me are perfect for those who don’t want to lift a finger, Carrd.co is aimed at people who want a little bit of flexibility to customize the page and make it unique.

Swite (Web): All Your Social Updates in One Page

You probably won’t regularly update your personal online portfolio. On the other hand, you probably share status messages and pictures on your Facebook or Twitter all the time. Well, why not make those into your website, so the site is automatically updated?

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Swite plugs into your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+. Whatever you post to any one of those networks will be automatically added to your Swite page. Cool, eh? That’s not all.

You can actually customize each social network to say which updates you want to post automatically, and which you want ignored. For example, Twitter is more than just 140 characters Think Twitter is Just 140 Characters? Think Again Think Twitter is Just 140 Characters? Think Again Twitter doesn't just have to be about simple old tweets. There is a whole lot more you can do if you have the right apps. Read More , so you could disable all tweets except those with links. Similarly, Facebook check-ins can be disabled to stop boring people who don’t know you with information about where you are, and so on.

Here’s a quick comparison between the free and paid versions, but the free version should be fine for most people.

Small Victories (Web): No Coding, Just Add Files to a Dropbox Folder

One of the creative ways to use leftover Dropbox space Top 10 Creative Uses For Dropbox Or Other Cloud Storage Top 10 Creative Uses For Dropbox Or Other Cloud Storage The agility, flexibility, and low-cost scale ups turn cloud storage options into more than an online vault to back up your documents and files. But cloud storage is more than these important but mundane uses.... Read More is to turn it into a personal website. There are already several apps which offer this, but Small Victories is the easiest I have seen so far. Sign up and it’ll create a custom folder in your Dropbox. Just add files to this folder and they’ll show up online. How easy is that?

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Small Victories is incredibly easy to use. You have to pick a theme, and each theme has certain custom files which you can edit to change the text displayed on your page. And then, it’s just about adding files in the right format.

For example, if you want to show off your writing, just convert articles into Markdown What Is Markdown? 4 Reasons Why You Should Learn It Now What Is Markdown? 4 Reasons Why You Should Learn It Now Tired of HTML and WYSIWYG editors? Then Markdown is the answer for you no matter who you are. Read More and add them to the folder. Small Victories will do the rest.

Adobe Spark Page (Web, iOS): Package Yourself as a Gorgeous Article

Sites like Medium have made us rethink what an online page should look like Medium 1.0 Redesigns The Reading And Writing Experience Medium 1.0 Redesigns The Reading And Writing Experience Medium just had its first major update, pushing it to version 1. Stories have been redesigned to look better and have more impact, also changing how collections work to enable curation and improve discoverability. Read More . It’s impossible to dislike the combination of beautiful transitions, gorgeous fonts, large images, and perfect formatting. Well, why not use that to make an online page about yourself?

The newly released Adobe Spark Page web app is a remarkably easy way to make this happen. Choose the “Create Page” option to get started, and add whatever you want to. The tutorial will guide you on how to add whichever elements you want, and it’s so easy and well-explained that we don’t need to bother doing that.

Play around with themes, try out different tools, and even check out the Inspiration Gallery for pointers on what you can do with it. Here’s one pro tip though. As a rule of thumb, to make your page look good, insert an image for every header+text combination you make.

Once you’re done, you’ll be able to publish it with a unique URL. Unfortunately, this can’t be customized. However, you could easily shorten it to a memorable name, or redirect your personal domain to it.

Download: Adobe Spark Page for iOS (Free)

Show Us Your Personal Page!

Whether you used one of the aforementioned apps or something else, we want to see your personal online portfolio or page. So share a link in the comments, and while you’re at it, tell us which app you used to make it.

One more thing: Share a tip on what to include or what to exclude to make your personal page look professional and cool.

  1. Wole Opeoluwa
    June 9, 2016 at 8:44 am

    Great post and thanks for helping reach out. Here is my personal page on somebody: woleopeoluwa.somebody.io

    • Mihir Patkar
      June 30, 2016 at 11:31 am

      Hey that looks pretty good! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Hamza
    June 5, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Hi, thanks Patkar for sharing.

    I liked the article. Its really so simple for newbies to get on. It would be had for someone to startup with the popular WJD CMSs but with those shortlisted few. Its very fast for anyone to get started.

    I personaly used Wp for my portfolio and used free hosting and domain.
    You may have a look at it. http://www.bestofhamza.esy.es

    Thanks for sharing

    • Mihir Patkar
      June 30, 2016 at 11:34 am

      Thanks for sharing, Hamza :)

  3. Sebastian Hietsch
    June 5, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    What about WordPress?! How could this not have been included?

    • Mihir Patkar
      June 30, 2016 at 11:33 am

      I was trying to show sites that are more useful for a "landing page" of sorts, or for those who want a quick site. WordPress is awesome, it's the first thing everyone will point you towards, didn't mean to suggest that it's not one of the best no-coding sites :) Sorry if it came across as that.

  4. Davis Brown
    June 4, 2016 at 5:32 am

    I use this No- Coding Tool "TemplateToaster" for creating themes and templates.

    • Mihir Patkar
      June 30, 2016 at 11:33 am

      Could you link me to it please, Davis?

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