Technology has opened up numerous job opportunities. Now that there are more flexible ways to make a living, many people choose to freelance as a long-term career path. But with such a huge pool of talent vying for the same job, how can a freelancer like you gain the upper hand? [Read more…]
The best freelance writers (and pretty much every other freelancer: designers, developers, photographers, content marketers, etc.) have creative portfolios where they showcase their work. This is their business card that potential customers will carefully check before sending them an email.
A great portfolio will quickly demonstrate to potential clients and/or employers what kind of work you can do, and keep in mind that your portfolio itself is a project that you can use to showcase your skills. [Read more…]
As a freelance writer, the importance of a great portfolio can’t be overstated. It’s one of the most important things you’ll ever design, and it portrays your professional image. Furthermore, it may stand between you and your next job.
Now, you’re a writer, not a designer, so you might make a few mistakes here and there. To minimize issues, read on for a list of common portfolio mistakes and how to avoid them.Common freelance writing portfolio mistakes and how to avoid them. Click To Tweet
Content mills and bidding sites such as Upwork and Elance might seem like great options to break into the world of freelance writing. After all, they offer paid work that, on paper, seems like it will eventually pay well in addition to looking great on your portfolio. Many writers hope that these mills will offer them the much-needed leg up to freelance full time, but unfortunately it’s not very likely. [Read more…]
Before freelance writers establish a name for themselves and enjoy regular orders for jobs, they spend huge amounts of time looking for new business. It doesn’t help that many of the popular freelance writing sites are full of people looking to pay low rates for content.
Wading through job ads and writing proposals that will get noticed can take up a huge chunk of their time. Granted, it has to be done if they want to eat next week, but it’s a difficult way to grow a quality freelance writing business.
This article contains tips on how to stop wasting time looking for jobs that pay badly, and how to get people to come to you instead. [Read more…]
So – you finally decided to build your very own freelance writing portfolio website. This is the giant leap forward that will separate you from the rest of the pack. It will allow you to get more work, establish your online presence, and create a permanent channel that will connect you and your clientele.
But first, you need to learn how to build a standout portfolio website that will make a big impression on your prospects. The good news is you no longer need to learn web design or programming to do this. Here are five resources that will help set you up. [Read more…]
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Portfolios are becoming less and less optional. Job-seekers, freelancers, and small businesses can establish and enhance their brands, give others a real chance to see their work, talent, and skills, and generally become more visible online. Whether you are a craftsman who remodels homes, a web designer, a freelance writer, a musician, a wedding planner, caterer, or most anything else, you need a portfolio. And with all of the great tools available, you can have that portfolio up and running in no time. Here are 5 useful tips for making your portfolio shine and begin to really work for you. [Read more…]
As the last month of the year fast approaches, it’s a good idea to set aside time to assess your freelance writing business. Take a look back at the past year, what you’ve achieved, and whether you’ve reached the goals you have set.
It is also the perfect time to look forward and plan for the coming year. There are many things involved in planning for a brand new year, and one of them is to revamp your online portfolio. If you do not have one yet, we suggest that you read “Why you need an online portfolio“. It will help you understand the value of having your own venue to showcase your work.
If you already have an online portfolio, this resource is designed to help you take it to the next level in order for you to get the most out of it. [Read more…]
I don’t know if you’ve heard of Medium, but it is getting a lot of attention lately. Content marketers, especially, are taking advantage of Medium to achieve their goals.
What is Medium?
It is a platform where anyone can write and publish articles. More than merely publishing content, however, one can give and receive feedback on the fly. In that sense, Medium is a collaborative venue for writers. [Read more…]
How long has it been since you have taken a close look at your online portfolio? If it has been longer than a couple of months, you should set aside some time to go through it carefully and make some changes as necessary. Since this is the way you share what you can do to potential clients, it makes sense to update your online portfolio regularly.