The Most Important Elements of a GREAT About Me Page

Nov 8, 2013

Leah Remillét

I love this topic…but you might hate this topic… 

But like it or not, the about me page is one of the most important pages on your entire website. This is the page they click on when they’re starting to really consider hiring you. This is where they go when they are trying to decide if they like you.

And people don’t buy from those they don’t like. 

In today’s episode, I’m sharing the most important elements I’ve found in all the best about me page!
 

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  1. Ana García

    November 8th, 2013 at 8:30 am

    I’m reDoing the website for my business and ABOUT ME page is driving me crazy!!!

    when I’m done with it i’ll show it to you…even though it’s in spanish!!

    Thanks for your advice, Leah! you’re the best!

  2. Mary

    November 8th, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Hey Leah!
    I really enjoyed this post, but I do want to ask your opinion. Three years ago I joined the family photography business, and when I first started I was pretty much a second shooter, assistant, and office girl. In the past few years, I’ve grown more influential in the company and people are getting to know me as either the photographer or as the girl that works with them from start to finish during their shoots. I am over the next year launching three new campaigns, and I want people to know me too! My father and I have different tastes and styles, and very different approaches, but it has made us successful when working together…but when it comes to an about me page should it be “the team” or “individual.”
    Thanks!

  3. Rachel

    November 8th, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Love your suggestions. Would love to hear thoughts on what I have had so far Leah? I’m do intend on incorporating some of the suggestions you have listed.

    http://rachelhavel.com/about-colorado-wedding-photographer/

  4. Christian

    November 8th, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Hello! Thank you for the lovely and informative video. I am preparing to do a complete makeover for my website. I’ve been putting a lot of thought into my about me page. Right now it is not really giving in too much about who I ACTUALLY am.
    My business name is Foxhouse Studio, yet my name is Christian. Do you think I should include both my first and last name on my about me page? Currently I just have my first.

    Thank you !!

    Christian

  5. Jama

    November 8th, 2013 at 8:48 am

    My current about me page is below. Still a work in progress. Any thoughts or advice would be awesome!!

    Hi y’all! I am a wedding and lifestyle portrait photographer who lives, works, and plays in Austin, Texas, but I also provide services in the surrounding areas. Not in my area? No problem! I LOVE to travel!!

    If you haven’t guessed by now, I’m Jama, (pronounced “Jay-ma” because I’m sure you are wondering). I am a Parrothead Jimmy Buffet fan, beach bum, travel addict, marathon-running, softball-playing, “fru-fru” coffee-drinking, ice cream-eating gal who owns too many pairs of running shoes and flip-flops. I love to smile and enjoy life. I surround myself with those that I love, and I have the best family in the world. My parents bought me my first camera when I was 10, and I was hooked instantly. I fell in love with the darkroom in high school, so I decided to minor in photography in college and have had a camera on me pretty much every day since.

    Thanks for stopping by. Please check out my site and view my work in the galleries above. You will see that my photography approach and style is clean, classic and fun.

    xoxo Jama
    jama@jamapics.com
    512.827.7804

  6. Renee Shields

    November 8th, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Hi Leah! Loved this video today!!!!
    I JUST changed my about me page earlier this week (on a whim, and I adore it). Thanks so much for these tips! I went through checking off what I’ve done right and what I need to make sure is there!
    I need to make sure my contact info is there, and I need to make sure my Call To Action is more obvious!
    and I never thought to direct them where to go next, which I’m going to do with my blog!
    if you feel like checking out my new About Me page here it is!
    http://reneeangela.com/about-me/

  7. Kelly

    November 8th, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Leah,

    I always look forward to your weekly video posts, very informations and always make me smile. Here is my about page, I’d love to get your feedback!!
    http://www.capture-everyday.com/southwest-florida-wedding-photographer/meet-me/

    Thank you!!

  8. Amie R

    November 8th, 2013 at 9:46 am

    I LOVE my about me page, but it took me a while to get there. I decided to just be real and me 🙂
    http://www.amiereinholz.com

  9. Tiffany

    November 8th, 2013 at 9:54 am

    great video! I really like my about me page;
    http://appletiniphotography.com/meet-tiff/
    I re-write the page every January so it is almost due for it’s yearly update but I still feel that it gives my viewers an accurate picture of who I am. 😉

  10. Stephanie Duncan

    November 8th, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Thank you THANK YOU for the awesome tips today!
    You rock, Leah!!
    xoxo
    ~Stephanie

  11. Sandy

    November 8th, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Great info as always!!

    My “About Me” page wasn’t too far off, however, there are a few tweaks I definitely need to make.

    Thank you!

  12. Tiffany

    November 8th, 2013 at 10:22 am

    You’re funny, Leah. I love video Fridays :o)

  13. Leah Remillet

    November 9th, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Thanks Tiffany! 😀 I think… 😉

  14. Neil Mackenzie

    November 8th, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Another great video Friday! I am of to my website to re do my about page!

  15. Leah Remillet

    November 9th, 2013 at 11:12 am

    That’s awesome Neil! I love action!!

  16. Autumn

    November 8th, 2013 at 11:08 am

    I worked really hard on my about me page even before I started the design side of it.
    I had a “look” I wanted so I got photographed in a way that went with that “look.”
    http://ajbcphotography.com/autumn-carufel/
    After seeing this video I wish I would have signed it “Autumn” at the bottom but at least my name is stated on the footer of every page…. hopefully that helps!
    I do have a contact page, but again, I think plastering my number and email on several different pages couldn’t have hurt!!
    Thanks again for the great advice!!

  17. Leah Remillet

    November 9th, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Oh my goodness, you’re adorable! I LOVE your hair… LOVE IT! I’m obsessed with short hair! Your about me page is so fun, would it be possible to just add your signature to the bottom?

  18. Carolyn Rineer

    November 8th, 2013 at 11:43 am

    I absolutely hate my about me page and it DEFINITELY needs an update! My photo is terrible and I feel like my words are forced into what I though the page should say instead of letting it flow from my heart.Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Gonna fix it ASAP 🙂

  19. Leah Remillet

    November 9th, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Wow! Thank you for such an honest response! I’m so excited that this video helped! I hope your new about me page will be one you can love!

  20. Morgan Coombs

    November 8th, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Lovin’ these tips! I think mine probably sucks now. Check it out here:

    http://morgancoombsphotography.com/about-morgan/

  21. Leah Remillet

    November 9th, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Your smile is beautiful and I love your bright scarf!

    My first thought would be to create title heading above each paragraph to break up the sections and make it easier for a “scanner” to learn about you if they don’t want to digest the whole thing. My other thought is that while I think it’s amazing that you are an RN, reading about that before learning about you and your camera makes me feel that this is a side hobby especially if I don’t keep reading. As I read it again, I truly feel that the whole second paragraph could be removed and a fun little 5 facts about me could be added at the bottom instead.

    Those 5 fun facts could include:
    1. In another life I’m an RN so if anyone gets hurt not only can I document the fall but I can fix it too. 😉

    And ummm… TWO SETS OF TWINS! Oh my word! Amazing! Now that’s worth talking about! I’m in awe of you!

  22. lauren @ lulabell photography

    November 8th, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    I know I need a killer portrait of just my face and hoping to do that soon but what do you think of the rest of it? C4 lol

    http://lulabellphotography.com/about/

  23. Leah Remillet

    November 9th, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Lauren!! We are neighbors!! Oh my word!

    First I freaking LOVE your branding! I feel like your content is fantastic, I had so much fun reading it and genuinely felt like, ‘wow! I want to be her friend!’ But, in the current format, it’s a big block of text to digest and to often people don’t digest the text… I think just changing up your formal to a bullet option could be the winning answer.

    “I love your photos as much as you do.” <—- I love that!!! So beautifully said!

  24. Joshua Sterrett

    December 17th, 2013 at 4:33 am

    Hey Autumn,

    Your about me page is really awesome but I really had a hard time reading it. I think it was because the word spacing is too close together or perhaps it was the script.

    Really nice blog and design!

  25. Liz Cowie

    January 31st, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Fantastic tips!

  26. Leah Remillet

    January 31st, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Thank You Liz!! 😀

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