In order to stand out from the crowd, you have to make your portfolio special. Impress your prospective bosses with a good-looking portfolio.
Make every individual trust you and your brand.
1. Always use your real name.
2. Use a professional-looking photo. A white background always works best.
3. Verify your phone, email, Facebook, payment method and LinkedIn. Verify your identity.
4. Utilize the headline field to describe the specific niche you are in.
5. Produce a short write up focusing on how you can help your clients. In order to effectively show empathy, always write in the first person point of view. Show passion and determination for your work. After saving it, don’t forget to check the grammar.
6. If you have a blog, list down all of your top technical blog posts in the publication section.
7. Showcase all of your previous works in your portfolio. Even small unpaid outputs, and side projects can count, so make sure they all look great.
Select a niche.
8. Don’t incorporate any unnecessary skills to your profile. Just stick to the most important things you know, and those skills you need to master.
9. Avoid incorporating low-quality skills.
10. Include the right kinds of projects in your summary. For newcomers, it is highly recommended to the following: newsletters, UI components, static websites, responsive websites, command line tools, scripts and single-page applications.
Set the right costs.
11. Take note that low hourly costs equate to low-quality outputs. Setting higher rates mean that you are a high-quality, experienced freelancer.
12. Don’t focus on maximizing your earnings. Focus on getting the right proposals for the right kind of projects.
13. Don’t pick “beginner.” Select “intermediate.” A website developer who goes freelance strives hard, and sets up as a professional with previous experience.
14. Don’t waste money and time in earning certifications. Just wait until you get payments, positive reviews and projects. Then, decide what kind of platform works best for your objectives. Do you want to focus on Upwork of Freelancer? After deciding on this matter, prepare to get crucial certifications based on your niche.
15. It’s not wise to sign up for a paid membership at the early stages of your freelance career. Do this later on.
16. View the profiles of your niche’s top freelancers. Check if you can apply their styles and techniques to your own strategy.
17. Creating an impressive profile is not enough for your freelance career to take off. Regularly send out your personalized proposals to various clients.