You probably know how handy a personal website can be, but it's even more important if you're the kind of person who likes to keep your social media private. By carefully crafting your public persona, you can control people's first impressions (and keep the rest more private).
Personal websites are great for furthering your business, but they can serve other purposes too. By having one primary place to present the information you're OK with people knowing about you, you minimise the chance of people snooping a little more and finding out the things you'd like to keep private. Being able to control your public persona can save you a lot of trouble down the line. If someone searches for you and finds some very general public information, they will be satisfied with their search and probably won't dig to find out the stuff you'd like to keep to yourself.