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The Easiest Ways To Build A Personal Website That Looks Professional

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The Platform: Squarespace

Celeb chefs and boutique fitness studioshave turned to Squarespace to make their brands pop online. You can buy a custom domain name directly through the site (for a personal website, an annual plan will cost $12 per month), meaning you don't need to go through another web host to get your site up and running.

A help center is on-call 24-7 for troubleshooting, and easily-accessed analytics let you find out more about the audience your site is reaching. You can even create your own logo using a built-in logo maker with customizable fonts and icons.

But no matter what your logo or your aesthetic, follow the KISS rule you learned in middle school. "Simplicity is always the key to making a strong Squarespace site," says Josh Webman, Squarespace's creative director of brand. "Having a clear message and a clean layout that allows your message to come through is the most important component of a site, no matter what field you might be in."