No matter what your freelance skill set is, creating a freelance portfolio is a valuable decision.
In this blog, we will discuss the importance of a freelance portfolio and what elements to include.
What Should You Include In Your Portfolio?
A portfolio should not be a collection of your entire freelance work history.
Too much information can overwhelm potential clients, especially those who do not have experience in the same field. You should only include past projects that will be understood by any client that may come across your portfolio.
So, what does a great portfolio include?
- The type of work you can provide to your clients
- Your best past work that can be understood by a client in any field
- What it is like to work with you and what you can bring to the table
- Your project process, how involved clients can expect to be, etc.
- Education, certifications, etc.
- Testimonials and reviews from previous clients
Your portfolio should be a one stop shop where clients can learn everything they need to know about you and your work.
Why Is A Portfolio Important To Share With Your Potential Clients on FreeUp?
You’ve just been introduced to a potential client after submitting your proposal to the FeeUp Ticket Matching Team. Now, it’s time to send your amazing introduction message to the client!
Should you include your portfolio?
The short answer is yes, absolutely!
The long answer is, while we hope all clients look at potential freelancer’s FreeUp profiles, there is no way to know for sure if they do or not. To ensure a client sees what you have to offer, including your portfolio will make sure you can show off your skills!
Attach your digital portfolio to your introduction message in FreeUp’s messenger system. To attach it, click the “Clip” button on the right side. Click the button and you will be prompted to upload a file.
Please remember, be careful when choosing your file to upload. It will be automatically uploaded once a file is chosen and you cannot delete it once it has been uploaded.