If you’re thinking of going freelance, the chances are that you will need to create a portfolio so that prospective clients can assess your work and potentially hire you. There are multiple ways to sell yourself alongside a portfolio, but if you’re a writer, photographer, make-up artist or designer, the right portfolio can make you stand out in a crowd.

CREATE AN ONLINE PORTFOLIO


This can be a standalone website that you make yourself via Wordpress, or via a dedicated service that allows you to showcase your work online.

MAKE A NAME FOR YOURSELF


One way to get yourself out there is the network. If you’re socially awkward like me, you’ll find that meeting people online is actually a better way of getting yourself out there. Create a Linkedin and Twitter/Social Media Account for your business/freelance work. Making friends with similar freelancers can also open you up to new opportunities.


MAKE A REAL LIFE PORTFOLIO FOR POTENTIAL CLIENTS


Although it can be a pain, making a real life portfolio is a great tool to utilize when you have meetings with clients. You can bring your portfolio for them to skim during the meeting, and gives them a focal point and evidence of your hard work. Choose from a colourful Printed Folder

CHASE OPPORTUNITIES


On Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter, you’ll find a range of opportunities for freelancers. Depending on your work – find groups that offer opportunities and take it from there. When it comes to blogging, there are tonnes of freelancing sites out there at the moment where you can earn money.

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