These 5 Free Sites Will Publish Your Professional Bio Right Now
Your professional bio is compelling, concise, and completely ready for the world to see. You can’t wait to get it in front of potential clients, employers, and colleagues.
There’s just one problem. You have no idea where to show it to them. You certainly have no intention of paying for the so-called privilege of putting your bio online. That would be professional extortion by any other name.
You’ll be happy to learn that you’re under absolutely no obligation to pay a red cent to post your professional bio online. Indeed, you shouldn’t, not with so many free resources willing and ready to share your story with whoever will hear it.
Ready to get started? Take a gander at these five free sites that will publish your professional bio right now.
Signing up for the tightly knit (but ever-growing) Crunchbase Community couldn’t be easier. Once you’re a legit member of said community, you’ll have access to the full spectrum of promotional tools and resources Crunchbase offers, not to mention an influential membership that’s just shy of a who’s who of prominent techies and investors operating today.
You’ve heard of Wikipedia, no doubt. Which means you’re most likely aware that Wikipedia doesn’t let just anyone post their own bio to the site. There are several reasons for this, but the most germane are that Wikipedia doesn’t allow “self-promotional” postings and that Wikipedia requires every listing or article to pertain to a person or thing of some “notability.”
No matter. Wikipedia isn’t the only game in town, not anymore. Popular alternatives include EverybodyWiki, which has a very similar look and feel to its better-known peer. As you can see from this EverybodyWiki bio for Daniella Rand, a financial advisor based in San Francisco, your followers may barely recognize the difference.
Ideamensch is one of the best websites for professionals who like to chat — literally. Its defining feature is a long, character-centric interview that allows those featured (including, perhaps, you!) to tell their stories in their own words. Each interview pairs with a shorter but no less detailed professional bio.
Angel.co is a lot like Crunchbase, which is just fine for our purposes. Don’t forget about it in your rush to get those bios written and posted.
Last, but far from least, is one of the most visible websites for professionals in the entire world: LinkedIn. While it might not be your first thought for posting your professional bio, LinkedIn ticks all the right boxes: it’s free, it has a lengthy character allowance for fulsome storytelling, and it’s incredibly popular. If you haven’t done much on the LinkedIn front recently, it’s time to get back on the bandwagon.
Is Your Professional Bio Ready for Prime Time?
If you’ve read this far, we’re willing to bet the answer is “yes.” That means you’ve but one thing left to do to share it with the world: find free sites willing to help you do just that.
Are these five the only sites worth posting your professional bio to? Absolutely not, but they are, collectively, quite a good start. We’re excited to see where else your bio ends up…and what comes of its newfound visibility.