"I've heard you talk about building a website to get telecommuting jobs. Can you tell me more about this, and how I would do it?"
If you all listen to WAHMTalkRadio.com, then you might have heard me talk about using a website to help you get a work at home job. Basically, what I said was that in this field, you NEED to stand out from crowd, and you can do this many different ways. One of them is to make a website to showcase you, your skills, experience, portfolio, resume, and more.
I started to answer this question, and before I knew it, answer turned into pages and pages! Instead of overwhelming you with too much to read at one time, I'm going to break this into a two part answer.
Why Build a Website? Your main objective is to stand out from crowd of competition, and this is yet another way to do that. Building your own website shows you're creative, unique, and you are willing to go above and beyond in order to get job.
Think of it this way. You are applying to a job where hundreds of others have applied, too. Now, they won't all be as qualified as you all time, but let's say 100 are. The employer is sifting through resume after resume; then they come across yours. They click on your link, and it opens up... and there you are! With your picture, bio, resume, and all other great stuff I'm going tot talk about below. Don't you think that at very least you would stand out from crowd? You might not always get job because of a website, but it can't hurt, and it will make you more noticeable.
What to include? Here are my recommendations for your website, but remember, you can do as much or as little on website as you'd like. The website needs to reflect you, and therefore you can add to it or remove from it what you would like. ;)
Your Bio - Include a little bit about yourself, your experience, and your skills. The potential employer can get to know you a little bit right off bat.