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5 Quick and Easy Ways to Build a Solid Online Portfolio as a Freelancer

building online portfolio

building a solid online portfolio is essential for landing good gigs.

Aside from building a fancy website and filling it up with tons of work samples doesn’t mean you have a solid portfolio.

A well-thought-out website and optimized samples can help and provide your prospective clients with valuable and compelling information…

…is what will get them to contact you.

Building a portfolio website as a freelancer can be an intimidating task.

There are a lot of things to consider, and it can be easy to get overwhelmed,

and I’m here to help!

That’s why I created this guide for exactly the scenario you’re in right now.

I am about to share with you the TOP 5 FREE PLATFORM where you can build your online portfolio.

But before that…

Let’s first find out the exact ingredient of an amazing portfolio.

tips for building an online portfolio to help freelancers like you build their portfolio websites.

1. Your portfolio should showcase your very best work

Your portfolio is a representation of you as a professional.

It’s a way to showcase your work, your expertise, and your accomplishments…

and it’s only natural to make it look great.

yet don’t get caught up in perfectionism.

Your portfolio doesn’t have to be the best thing on the internet for it to be effective.

You need to put your best foot forward and show what you are most proud of.

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2. Be clear and concise when describing your work

Every entry in your portfolio should feature a short blurb that explains your work on each piece.

For example, instead of saying,

“I drew this picture,”

say something like,

“The client asked for a picture of two bears to put on their website.

They were hoping to show how their service is like the bond between two bear cubs.

I showed them the picture, and they loved it!”

It tells anyone who looks at your portfolio exactly what you did for each job,

how you worked with the client throughout the process,

and what kind of results your work produced for them.

3. Make sure your portfolio is mobile-friendly

You should know that thinking about your online portfolio from a mobile point of view is a good idea. Always. The second thing you should know is that it’s easy to do, and there are several ways you can go about it.

As far as freelancing portfolios go,

let’s get the above thing out of the way.

If your online portfolio isn’t mobile-friendly,

it might as well not exist.

That might sound harsh, and here’s why that’s important.

If your potential client has to pinch or zoom their way around to see your work (or worse yet…

if they have to scroll back and forth every which way), they’re going to get frustrated quickly and give up. And if they give up on viewing your portfolio, they will give up on hiring you, too.

4. Keep your design clean and simple.

As a potential client arrives on your portfolio,

you want them to see exactly what you’re all about. If it’s cluttered or hard to navigate, they’re not spending much time there.

No one’s got time for that!

You want your website design to be simple and straightforward,

just reflect your personal style or brand.

You can go with a simple site builder

(like Wix, Squarespace, or WordPress)

that allows you to pick from various templates and customize them with their easy-to-use tools.

Or,

if you’re feeling creative, you can use more advanced software like Dreamweaver.

For most freelancers,

having a clean and modern look is just as important as having consistent branding across all platforms

(social media + website).

A great way to make sure it’s readable without being too busy is through color consistency…

try using one primary color throughout your website and varying shades of grey/white/black in other areas.

This will allow users’ eyesight to focus on content compare fighting against distractions left-right anywhere 💁🏼‍♀️

5. Don’t forget to include testimonials

You may include testimonials.

Testimonials are a great way to share your achievements with potential clients…

and they help build your credibility and trustworthiness.

This is especially important if you don’t have any degrees or certificates to put on your resume.

However, you can use some of the positive words that your past clients had to say about working with you.

Again,

don’t be afraid or bashful about asking for testimonials from people who enjoyed working with you.

tell them how much it means to you! And, as always, keep things brief and sweet.

Now, that you know what makes a great portfolio, let’s find out where you can build your own portfolio.

  1. Google Site

Google Sites is a free and easy way to create a simple, beautiful website.

2. WordPress

WordPress is free and easy to use, one of the most popular website builders, and easy to customize, and you have more flexibility when choosing a theme and plugins. 

3. Strikingly

Strikingly easy to use, it has customizable templates. no coding is required, and no hosting, domain, or SSL is needed. 

Click this LINK to watch my video tutorial on how to build your FREE Website using STRIKINGLY.

4. Wix

Wix is a powerful website builder that helps you build a website without any coding experience.

It is available in over 30 languages and is used by over 30 million people. 

Wix is a great option for small businesses and freelancers.

5. Canva

Canva is a free online design tool for creating all kinds of graphics, from social media posts, to blog images, to presentations, to business cards, and yes even creating a website for you online portfolio.

In the end, it really comes down to being able to express yourself.

You want to make sure that your portfolio can give a potential employer a sense of who you are and what you can do.

One of the great things about portfolio building is that there is no right or wrong way to build one.

The truth is there are never any guarantees when it comes to freelancing,

And having a solid online portfolio is likely going to give you a leg up in the competition.

Again you may consider joining our FREE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM, While still open…

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