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Setting up your work portfolio 📝

Setting up your work portfolio 📝
By Jen at • Issue #9 • View online
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place – George Bernard Shaw

They say, “a portfolio is never really finished”. We agree, but given that it is one the first things your prospects see, having a great portfolio can significantly boost your ability to land awesome jobs.
In this issue we bring you resources that can help you build a strong portfolio.
How to build a great portfolio?
Freelancer Portfolio 101 (beginner’s guide + examples that get clients)
How to Build a Freelance Portfolio from scratch (in 1 afternoon)
15 Creative Portfolio Essentials for Freelancers
Tools and tips to help you help you create it…
  1. Use something as simple as MS Office, Google Docs, or use a free resume builder.
  2. Fully utilize your LinkedIn profile
  3. Build a website using Wordpress, Squarespace, Adobe portfolio, or Wix
  4. Use niche platforms like Dribbble, Behance if you are a designer or Stackoverflow Stories If you’re a developer
  5. Create a video resume! Trying doing it here or here
  6. Create a personal brand as a freelancer to stand out from the crowd
How about some inspiration to help you get started?
  1. Awwwards freelance portfolios
  2. Bestfolios - Inspirations for design portfolios
  3. 7 of the Most Impressive Freelance Writer Portfolio Examples on the Internet (including creating your portfolio in a Google document!)
That Portfolio Book™
Useful Tools
Reads & Resources
85 Great Websites to Find Freelance Jobs
5 Things Every Freelancer Should Know Before Pursuing Work Online
How to Be Great? Just Be Good, Repeatably
How I Do It: Author, commentator and freelancer extraordinaire Bri Lee - Fashion Journal
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