Did you know the about page is the most looked at page on your website?
8 Simple About Me Page Examples
Many people who visit your about me page are first-time visitors wanting to know if they should invest more time in you. So what should your about me page include? Well, a few things. Downloading this guide will help too.
Visual About Me Page
When you see nothing but text, you get bored and probably think, “I don’t want to read all of that!” I think it’s important to show who you are visually – whether it be through bigger, more unique text or an interesting photo of you.
I love this about me page because of the clear headline, sub-headline, picture, and my favorite part – the “that’s me” with the arrow.
Clear About Me Page
I’ve read about me pages before and have thought, “I still don’t know what this person does or if I need their services.” Some read like a company’s very broad mission statement.
Be clear. When your audience is able to see who you are and what you do right away, they are more likely to act.
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I love this about me page, which also makes a great home page, because the first sentence is so clear. Do you need a web designer or not? If so, you’ll keep reading. If not, you’re in the wrong place.
I’m a big fan of this about me page too. Instead of explaining what the person does in the headline, it’s written as more of a tease. I love the skills bar graph and humor in it as well. I also got a kick out of the “Hire me. I’m really good.”
Branded About Me Page
Make sure your about me page is on brand. Does it feature your brand’s colors? Your brand’s fonts? Everything should show your brand so when someone sees an image, they say, “Oh, that’s from (insert your name here).”
This one is so unique. It’s instantly recognizable and would be pretty difficult to confuse with another brand.
Personal About Me Page
Yes, you’re probably looking at websites for professional business, not personal reasons. Still, it’s nice to see glimpses into people’s personal lives. I’m not just choosing Brandon Gaille’s about page because I’m a student of his, but because I really like his approach. The sub-headline hooks me. Yes, it’s a little longer than most, but his story is a little longer than most. It’s fitting.
I also like that his about me page isn’t titled “about” or “about me.” Instead, it’s “read my story” and that title couldn’t be a better fit for him.
I’m a big fan of Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income. Never mind his about page, I love his entire site! It’s so clean and easy to navigate… but back to about pages. His about page shows another great example of sharing some of his personal life successfully. He doesn’t only explain his brand (professional), but shares a family picture (personal). Side note: My favorite part of his podcast episodes are the fun facts in the opening.
Helpful About Me Page
I saved the best for last. The number one reason people are checking out your about me page is to see if you can help them – whether it be with a service you provide or product you sell.
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— Christina Nicholson (@ChristinaAllDay) October 10, 2016
I’m also a big fan of Melyssa Griffin and she does the same thing on her about me page. Right away, she asks what you need help with. If growing your audience, monetizing your passion, or standing out online is what you’re looking for, she’s got you covered!
While you’re here, visit my “about” page by clicking here. I include two things I didn’t mention above that I’m a big fan of:
- Call to action
Why video? Well, that’s kind of my thing. I’m a former on-air personality, so I feel comfortable in front of the camera and creating videos is something I do for clients. Plus, statistics show people are more likely to watch a video than reading text.
I like to include a call to action as well… and that’s pretty common. You’re on my about page for a reason, so I want to make sure you act if you’re intrigued by what you see. By including a call to action there, you’re making things easier for the person visiting your site, which in turn, helps me out as well.
So, what simple about me page examples did you like the best?