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How One Fan Used a Website to Earn an Internship with Chance The Rapper

And Other Unconventional Uses For A Website

In March, 2017 Chance The Rapper took to social media to ask his fans to apply for the position as his new intern. In the tweet he encourages non-traditional resumes, and boy did Negele Hospedales deliver! He built an entire website replicating a tour date flyer with all of his qualifications including a cover letter, writing samples, design and more on the custom domain name chancehirehospey.com.

You can read about Hospey’s experience in the article What It’s Like Being Chance The Rapper’s Intern here.

Negele Hospedales could have used a free website service to built a website just as beautiful on one of those standard, long and complicated domains you’re given, but he took the extra step and decided to invest into his project with a personalized domain name – and it paid off! A website without a custom domain is like an album without a title, an unfinished project. The domain name chancehirehospey gives a clear message that aligns with his goal to land the internship. We love everything about this.

Here are some other unconventional ways to use a website and a custom domain:

A Business Card

How many times have you been at a networking event and either yourself or the person you are talking to forgot their business cards, ran out of them, etc. A business card website can be accessed anytime, anywhere, easily shared, and can communicate more than a 3.5 x 2 inches of space ever could.

Recommended domains: .tel, .biz, .mobi, .pro, .online, .website

A School Project

Nothing says professional like an entire website dedicated to a school project. A sleek and polished website designed by you that looks like it took weeks of work (when it really took hours) is sure to set the bar in your class.

Recommended domains: .college, .mba, .study, .school, .university, .rocks, .xyz

Photo Album

The times have changed. When our kids grow older we won’t be flipping through stacks of photo albums to reminisce, we’ll be scrolling through photos on a website. Our custom family website.

Recommended domains: .baby, .family, .kid, .kids, .mom, .dad