How to make a portfolio
Let's look at some options for how to make a portfolio competitive.
1. Great design.
Good design to some extent speaks about the degree of your professionalism. If the design of the freelancer portfolio is primitive, then the client may think that all the works presented in the portfolio are stolen.
Some do not know the fact that customers can look at the html code of your projects to make sure that it is flawless. Try to write clean, clear, structured code, use validators in your work, especially when you offer services for creating websites and applications.
Clean code affects SEO, reduces page load time, which is an important condition for large portals. Checking the quality of the code by customers is a frequent occurrence, quite often freelancers receive either compliments for the excellent syntax, or reprimands for fuzzy code.
3. A few words about the history of creation.
Share your story about the work done. The network has many good portfolios with different categories, excellent structure, but they often contain small icons that increase when you click. It is much better when each picture of a resource design has a link to a real resource, as well as a description of the process of working on a project. And also - adding a comment to customers.
It is necessary to add several ways to communicate with you on the pages of the portfolio, since one client can only use e-mail for communication, the other prefers to work in a telephone mode. We advise you to create in a prominent place a line with an e-mail address, as well as a contact form for sending letters directly from the site, do not forget to place your ICQ, MSN, AIM, etc. numbers in a prominent place. It is impossible to guess which method of communication is most appropriate for the customer.
5. Creating a blog.
This idea may seem ridiculous to someone, but creating a blog on your portfolio page will help you in many ways. Firstly, it will be a possible reason for which the customer will want to return to your site, which will serve to memorize your name. They may come across your new work done, which will appeal to a potential client and he will want to place an order with you.
Also the text in the blog will favorably serve for SEO. By itself, a portfolio is not particularly valuable for search engines, especially when it does not contain comments.
Do not save on the page with the portfolio useless and unsuccessful things. And also do not recommend to introduce a lot of their own and others rss-broadcasts from websites and blogs.