When people google your name, you want to stand out (in a good way). You need them to find an introduction about what you offer, a portfolio with examples of your work, links to various online profiles (github, stackoverflow, social media, etc) and a way to contact you. Take a look at this very minimal example.
There are many services which will enable you to create a web site quickly and with no technical knowledge. Wix, Weebly, Squarespace, Wordpress are some of the biggest because they are relatively easy to use, especially for beginners.
If you need a bit more flexibility than what those point and click services can give, you’ll need to buy a domain name, space on a server (‘hosting’), and then install Wordpress onto it. This can be a bit intimidating at first, so if you need help with this contact me.
Some of the most popular hosting companies include
- Bluehost - they’ve been around forever and are really cheap.
- Greengeeks - powered by renewable energy. This site runs on their servers.
- SiteGround - more reliable and still pretty cheap.
Never have anything to do with GoDaddy! Just don’t.