David Chen, Strikingly CEO, said he came up with the concept for Strikingly in college.
"When I was in college when I used the Internet the one thing I needed the most help with was building a website. So that's why we started building a tool that helps people build a website."
Chen said he wanted to give people the ability to make a personal web page with only one click. After trying to using facebook information they settled on taking your information from the LinkedIn professional website.
"People have a LinkedIn profile and perfect their information on LinkedIn profile for that exact purpose. How can we help them even more by using the information they already provided to LinkedIn."
Chen said they finally decided on LinkedIn because it had all the essential information you want to give potential employers.
"People are looking for jobs. Right now the majority of job seekers don't have a website. More than 50% of potential employers are looking at personal website being the best personal branding tool. And if you have a personal branding website you just seem more legit than the other competitors of yours."
Strikingly is very user friendly and Chen said it is also tech friendly.
"One of the things that sets Strikingly apart form the other offerings on the Internet, besides how easy it is, we're also a mobile optimized solution. So whatever website you build with Strikingly can look beautiful across all devices including your desktop, tablet, or smart phones."
Chen said initial website design is completely free!
"We do have a premium plan for people who want to use the website more seriously but you can get started completely free because we want to have you test it out and see if strikingly is the right platform for you."
You can add outside links to the page, change backgrounds, and add or delete information that Chen said makes the website feel completely your own.
"But we definitely encourage people to add, delete, remove or move content around to create their own story line. This is not just your personal branding; this is your story line."
You can get your personal web page started by visiting www.strikingly.com/linkedin
If you don’t have a LinkedIn account you can still go to www.strikingly.com and put in your information manually but it will take you more time.
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