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September 28, 2021
Your about page may be one of the most popular pages on your website. People are naturally curious and they want to get more information before hiring you or making a purchase.
As a website designer, I’ve created many about pages for my clients. I’ve learned the best techniques to achieving an about page that converts.
I’m sharing my tried and true tips to help you create the best about page for your business.
The first section of your about page should introduce who you are in an upbeat and friendly way.
Imagine yourself meeting a new client for the first time.
You wouldn’t just blurt out your credentials, where you went to school and what year you started your business. That would sound a little strange, right!?
Storytelling is a powerful way to grab and keep your reader’s attention. On your about page, share a brief story about what led you to start your business. This is called your brand story, or your “why”.
Remember that most readers will scan your page before diving in and reading all of your content. For this reason you’ll want to have a section on your about page that lists out some fun facts about you.
Try one of these topics to add some personality to your about page:
Nothing is worse than a boring about page. You want your about page to be memorable and to make a connection with your reader so they feel like they actually know you.
Challenge yourself with adding more personality to each section on your about page. You can add more personality to your content with just a few tweaks.
Try This → Copywriter Dani Paige (see her free download Personality Popper)
An easy way to add an interesting element to your about page is to share your favorite quote.
If you struggle with writing the content for your about page, an easy way to fix this is to let your clients do the talking by sharing testimonials. Testimonials help prove to a potential client that you’re the right choice.
Every page on your website should have some type of call to action. It could be in the form of a button, contact form or a link to something that will give them more information.
Your about page should end with a clear way to get in touch with you. Include a contact form or a link to your contact page as well as your business phone number, email address and possibly your location.
I hope you enjoyed these best practices for making an effective About page. Share your page with me in the comments, I’d love to see it!
What do you think of this article? Do you have any questions for me? Ask me in the comments box below!
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