Questions tagged [portfolio]

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

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How do I start my Freelancer career?

I'm from Brazil, I have more than 5 years of experience with ASP.NET, and was recently certified as MCSD Web Development. There's no freelancer market here in Brazil, only full time boring jobs ...
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Why should I not provide free services to friends when freelancing?

I'm running a relatively small one-man business in the software sector. I just started and am trying to create a larger portfolio. For that, I offer some friends free services. I found a few reasons ...
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Community for freelance webmasters who want to make portfolio with non-profit projects?

This question is inspired by How should I deal with my first clients who ask for my portfolio? Is there any established community for non-profit organizations and hobbyists looking for a freelancer ...
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How should I deal with my first clients who ask for my portfolio?

This is a problem I'm running into as a beginner. I'm losing clients because I don't have a portfolio yet (Web Design), the clients that don't ask are very few and I don't know what to say to those ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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?