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A collection of highlighted works that a person has completed throughout his or her career.

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My side project could be useful to a Non-Profit-Organization. How to approach them?

I'm a 23 year old employed Software Developer with a CS Degree. In my free time I wrote an SPA breaking down and visualizing the calculation of a nutritional label for practice and fun. The app is ...
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How do I make clients understand that I am the right freelancer for my assignment?

Thank you for your help. I tried to get a job at freelancer.com. I have regular mark and more than 20 cases of contracts. I proposed to a work to create website using React. The client sent a message ...
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Authorization for showcasing customer project as portifolio

You guys get used to ask for your customers for posting finished customer projects on your site as portifolio? Do you do it directly without asking for some formal authorization via e-mail or the like?...
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What would you use for your domain?

I am struggling to decide. I have multiple domains. One for my username, one for my real name, one for a project I like to setup where I host different services for the community, and more :D Now I ...
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How to Start Freelance Career at Upwork [closed]

I am using upwork but, I didn't have any project yet. So what is the strategy of creating proposals to get high acceptance rate?
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How to get Fiverr jobs at the beginning

I have been using Fiverr for one month, but I did not make lots of orders up to now. I think I should improve my gig with some attractive way for the users, so what are the key things that can be used ...
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Using A Blog To Create A Portfolio

Not sure this is strictly on topic but it may be something that some freelancers have experienced or may know something about. I'm used to be a freelance website /graphic designer, but I'm new to ...
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Social Media Portfolios

I'm just starting to come round to the idea of using social media, and as I'm not a big fan, I want to use as few profiles as possible, on my prefered platform which is Twitter. My main area of work ...
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Tips For Freelancing & Wordpress Workflow

Im looking to start freelancing using Wordpress. However I would love some advice on my workflow. It's my first time doing this, so Im sure its lacking. What my plan is so far: 1) Send email to ...
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How to build a portfolio as a freelancer new to the market

I have about 10 years experience working in web development agencies as a Project Manager/User Researcher. 2 years ago I decided to move into a technical role and did an MSc in Computer Science at a ...
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freelance portfolio youtube channel

I currently work as a full time freelancer. And I develop various applications within excel. I have created lot of applications for many clients. So I thought to create a Youtube channel showing the ...
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Upwork portfolio - is it OK to use screenshots of a software that I worked on at my workplace?

At my workplace I worked on US-based client projects outsourced to my employer and I'm not working under that employer anymore. These are desktop applications and I have several development-time ...
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Client wants me to take a portfolio project off my website

About 18 months ago I completed a brochure design for an old client. I added a few spreads of it as mockups to my online portfolio. The booklets contain text written by my client — helpful information ...
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Site created for agency...can I show it in my portfolio?

Previously my agency have created few websites for a marketing agency. They put their site link on these sites: "Site by " Can we put these sites created, in my agency portfolio? There is no NDA ...
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how to create a portfolio when you have never got hired?

I am training on converting PSD files To HTML , I get the PSDs from upwork , is it right to upload the done work in free domain and put it in my portfolio ?
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How much projects need to get the first web development job?

I am fresh graduate in computer science with no industrial experience, other than tutoring. But I have decide to work as a freelance web developer. I am trying to build portfolio in-order to showcase ...
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Do you need a degree to freelance?

Do clients ask for proofs of certs and education or your portfolio is enough? I'm a net developer with a couple of years of experience, I never bothered to do beyond high school because where I live ...
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Freelancer to Entrepreneur

I am a part time freelancer since last 4 years along with full-time job. Sometimes it feels like being your own boss and sometimes subcontracting the work gives me pleasure of being an investor where ...
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How should a backend developer showcase his/her projects?

I have registered as a freelancer and yet to start my career. In all the proposals, I have been questioned to showcase my skills(Mostly sql and PLSQL) with some sample work. I have no idea what kind ...
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Experienced IT contractor to become a freelancer

How can I make the transition from contractor to freelancer? As a contractor my job is developing web sites, databases and apps. Although I have my own limited company, contractors in the UK still ...
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Freelancer pictures on portfolio

I want to know what do you think of personal pictures of yourself on portfolios. I will soon be taking a photoshoot with a proper photographer for my portfolio, I mainly want it for my hero image ...
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Necessary for a portfolio?

Receiving orders for work from clients and assign them to freelancers. But, I am not from IT business but administration.
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Can I show clients I've worked with at my agency on my personal portfolio site?

I'm an art director working at a design and marketing agency for about a year now and I'm not planning on leaving soon. I also do freelance work on the side, and I'm updating my website. Can I feature ...
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Are projects under NDA not allowed in portfolio?

I've been doing freelance jobs lately that do not involve NDA. However I received an offer from a client that requires an NDA prior to project start. Does NDA projects restrict the project themselves ...
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Using work I was subcontracted to in portfolio or on social media

I'm a development freelancer/subcontractor (if it's not the same within the described question) and I provide web frontend and backend development on a couple of popular open source CMS. I run my own ...
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Can I modify clients testimonials?

Should I or can I edit my clients testimonials to make them more grammatically correct? Am I allowed to use snippets of them, rather than the entire thing? Or am I better not to edit them at all? I ...
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Professional work history - is it taboo to list on my consultancy website?

I am developing a website for my software development / consulting business. Is it appropriate to have a section "Resume" or "About Me" that lists my non-freelancing job experience? I have seen many ...
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Previous design links to my work in their portfolio

I've recently started doing some freelance web design work and just finished a complete revamp of a local business website. The previous design was done by another designer. I know this as the ...
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building portfolio having only deals from my works.

I want to work as freelancer. In order to do this, IT IS useful to have PROFESSIONAL portfolio. Here is my situation: I am doing professional programming since 10 years. Before this i was ...
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Advice on creating a simple, do-it-yourself website?

I'm new to freelancing and need to create a website to showcase my work for prospective clients. I've read that it's easy to create your own website with WordPress. Are other platforms better? What ...
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How many completed projects is good for a portfolio for a new freelancer?

I finally committed to becoming a full stack web developer about a year ago. I have progressed very well, but am not an expert by any stretch. But I am happy with my progress. It is time now to ...
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How viable is to work probono on a third world country for my portfolio?

I'm living in a third world country where either you own a business, you get paid on dollars, or you are at god's mercy (I get paid nearly 15$/monthly here, and minimum wage is at ~8$, again monthly). ...
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How can I list project in my Github profile, while only doing work for clients?

I have been a web developer for about 6 years. All the work I have done, design specs and code development was for clients. I have never contributed to any open source project. A lot of freelance / ...
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A specific case of not knowing how much I'm worth? [closed]

I'm a web developer. I'm 19 years old. I've been working for a year as a contractor doing full-stack development for...$12. Yes. $12 an hour. I decided to take my destiny into my own hands and start a ...
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Freelancing & establishing a limited liability company - portfolio ethics

I'm planning to start a web/app development business - I want to operate as an LLC for the limited liability, but don't plan on taking on any other members or employees. I will really need to build up ...
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I'm an able web developer with advanced knowledge of PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and (My)SQL.. where to go from here? [closed]

To start off with I'm 16 years old, and I do know these languages sufficiently enough to produce a finished product. I've made a few community based websites in the past, and they were fairly popular ...
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Should I create a demo project to learn new technologies and to expand my portfolio?

I currently work full time for a company. I am unable to show screenshots of all the work I do there since the work is sensitive/proprietary. After doing some research, it seems like the skills I ...
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Is it okay to use screenshots of other websites on my websites "sales" page?

I'm a new web design freelancer and don't really have a portfolio to show my potential clients, therefore I've been having a tough time in getting them to visualize what exactly it is that I'll be ...
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Can I put rejected test tasks in my portfolio?

I am a fairly new UI/UX designer. Sometimes during interview process a client would ask me to complete a test mockup. Since I'm eager to prove myself and get more work, I spend a considerable amount ...
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File format for CVs for software freelance jobs

I've used Word for the last 15 years. I have to crank up a Windows XP virtual machine to run it. I don't own a more up-to-date copy of Windows, since I focus heavily on Unix development. I only use ...
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I believe my skills are better than what I have produced so far - should I avoid making a portfolio or just show off what I have so far?

I am a Master's student and started my freelance design company six months ago. What I have designed in the past years is fine, but I believe my skills now are a degree better. I just haven't had the ...
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Can I use screenshots of my development works in a huge organization in my personal portfolio?

I am building my personal portfolio. I have very few works to showcase which I have freelanced. But I have extensive amount of experience working in client projects during my job as a Frontend ...
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As a freelance programmer, how to include projects in portfolio without legal trouble?

I have done many small programming gigs for random people I met online. Now, I want to use their websites in my portfolio. I know the safest answer would be "just ask for consent first". However, I ...
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Is a single page site better for SEO and visitors, or is a site with various pages better?

I am a freelancer, and I have a small team of freelancers that works with me on large freelance Web development projects. I am offering Web design, development, and SEO. I created a website with ...
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May you include projects from books into your portfolio

Studying smartphone development from a book. Since I don't have any real projects to showcase, is it normal to include projects I've done following the books I've read about development? Keep in mind ...
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What should be in portfolio for jquery developer

Jquery is part of many bigger things. Alone it is not much. So how do i demonstrate my jquery skills efficently. What qualities Senior developers are looking in of a jquery developer when they are ...
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How I can be good Asp.Net Developer Freelancer [closed]

I've done about 2.5 years of certification course from Aptech. And now I want to be a good freelancer for freelancing sites like Odesk and Elance. I've made my profile on that but the actual problem ...
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Developer Portfolio - screenshots and codesamples?

I'm a developer with extensive work experience in Web Development and a few years experience with Iphone (IOS) development as well too. Most of my experience has been full time with big companies, ...
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Creating a portfolio that could include copyright material or sensitive info?

I have a question regarding my portfolio. I'm a UX worker who has been employed either client side or for agencies. What am I allowed to produce or publish onto an online portfolio? I want to avoid ...
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Should I remove my portfolio website from Google if it competes with the website I built for a client?

The title might be a little tricky, so I'll elaborate. I finished a website for a client, got it in Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools and is showing up fine and dandy in search results. When you ...
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