I’ve been using about.me for a few months now, and it’s really handy as an all-purpose, online business card. I love it for those situations where I may be meeting someone online or over the phone, and can’t hand them a printed business card. Besides that, it’s just more fun.
You can make your “online business card” more interesting than paper with a good-sized picture and a bio. You can also add links to your social media profiles and business website to keep visitors engaged and show them how to contact you. After you’ve set up your profile, you can even see how many people have viewed it and which of your social media profiles they’ve clicked on.
If you’re looking for ideas for your profile, there a lot of great examples on about.me. You can check out my profile at http://about.me/kristenbrooke or simply click on the Random Profile icon at the top of their website to see more about.me user profiles. You can also check out the video introduction from their website below.
Are you using this service already, or if you’re not, are you going to give it a try? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to know what you think of it.