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Can I modify clients testimonials?

This answer is based upon my 20 years experience of having legal departments review testimonials and approve/refuse edits. I am not a lawyer though. Almost every piece I design has many, many ...
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How to get Fiverr jobs at the beginning

As a beginner, try to keep your prices low, but not so low that it gives off an image of low quality. Add all the keywords that are relevant to your services. Also, along with keeping your images and ...
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Authorization for showcasing customer project as portifolio

The easiest way is to have a term in your contract that says you can use the work in your portfolio. You don't need to explicitly mention it separately from that. But don't try to hide this term ...
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Do you need a degree to freelance?

A degree is only required when laws require it. Such as.... (in the United States) A PhD is mandatory to be a doctor. Passing the Bar is mandatory to be an attorney, etc. Unless laws require a ...
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Are projects under NDA not allowed in portfolio?

Uhm, YES. They are not allowed. Non-Disclosure means you can't tell anyone what you worked on. That includes showing it off in a portfolio. If you would like to display the work in your portfolio ...
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Can I show clients I've worked with at my agency on my personal portfolio site?

No — this may seem to a large extent both unhealthy and unethical in my humble opinion. You've worked for the agency and as such can have this reflected in your CV, with your core duties and ...
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How to build a portfolio as a freelancer new to the market

You can create three of your own projects in the language that you prefer and use LinkedIn and Instagram to sell development services. The idea is you can show your abilities to make things like a web ...
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how to create a portfolio when you have never got hired?

Offer your services to non-profits, charities, schools, or struggling businesses. Instead of asking for monetary payment, ask for publicly-available review postings and recommendations. If you donate ...
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Client wants me to take a portfolio project off my website

As a freelancer myself, I always ask upfront if the client lets me show their project on my portfolio. Most of them would say "okay" but some of them would say "no." If they say "no," I would honor ...
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Freelancer to Entrepreneur

Having done both: Startup is to freelancing like - take your administrative overhead and multiply by 100. Also take your responsibility and your worries and multiply by 100. If you are good at your ...
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How should a backend developer showcase his/her projects?

For a back-end developer, I believe your portfolio would be the enterprises and the scale of the projects you worked on. Even though I am a front-end developer, I'm not really focused on integrating ...
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How should a backend developer showcase his/her projects?

Could you showcase how you've been efficient? A customer had a query that ran for over 3 minutes to retrieve the data. After detailing the requirements, I was able to run a query to produce the ...
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Using work I was subcontracted to in portfolio or on social media

This is always tricky. You can see Metis experience. In cases like this my first point of contact is the person who contracted me. I inform him that I want to use the project in my portfolio and if he ...
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How to build a portfolio as a freelancer new to the market

I highly recommend investing time into building a reputation on a freelancer platform like Upwork. That's how I got my portfolio off the ground. Approach the process as an investment into your ...
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How do I make clients understand that I am the right freelancer for my assignment?

Even if you are 100% honest and upfront, this person, for whatever reason, has a mindset about you that you will not overcome, especially online. Regardless of whether or not you want to work on the ...
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Using work I was subcontracted to in portfolio or on social media

On virtually every project, I work as a freelancer/subcontractor through a third party. In my LinkedIn profile, I never mention that third party; only the fact that I was freelancing and not employed ...
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Are projects under NDA not allowed in portfolio?

It very much depends on the content of the NDA. Recently, I worked on a cutting-edge mobile payment app - and even without an NDA, it was pretty obvious that I (initially) was not allowed to mention ...
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Are projects under NDA not allowed in portfolio?

Depends on the NDA. NDA's I sign generally concern information I will receive or process in the course of the project, but that doesn't mean I can't put the project on my resume. And when in doubt: ...
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Experienced IT contractor to become a freelancer

There is no simple answer to that, it's basically about making a name for yourself, building a network and getting noticed. Linkedin worked great for me, by slowly posting good content I got invited ...
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Freelancer pictures on portfolio

Personal opinion.... No. There's no reason anyone hiring me needs to know what I look like. There's a very old resume rule which states that you never put your photo on your resume. There is a very ...
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Client wants me to take a portfolio project off my website

I would remove the piece entirely. It is not about who owns the IP.. it's about keeping a client happy. Yes technically without some sort of confidentiality agreement in place, you can use the ...
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freelance portfolio youtube channel

The purpose of any portfolio is to show your previous work. If that is best done via video then that what you should use. As for Youtube channel.. well, check the Terms of Service. You may be ...
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Upwork portfolio - is it OK to use screenshots of a software that I worked on at my workplace?

The obvious answer is no since if you had asked those people who gave you the work you would not be asking here. You will loose reputation if anyone cries foul. Your US client may be offended ...
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How to Start Freelance Career at Upwork

I'm a top-rated freelancer on Upwork and now only take on very lucrative projects. It took about 3-5 months of hard work for relatively little money to build up my portfolio and grow my client base. ...
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How to Start Freelance Career at Upwork

Here are some of the key points that may benefit you on Upwork: Don't ever use the same proposals every time (some people just copy and paste their proposals everywhere). Read the job details ...
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How do I make clients understand that I am the right freelancer for my assignment?

I assume the NDAs you have signed are terribly restrictive - so your prior clients owe you nothing. Having said that, perhaps it could be worth a shot asking the clients if there are any details you ...
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freelance portfolio youtube channel

If you want to place only a portfolio on this channel, it does not matter how you'll name it. Because it will be visited only by those who get direct address from you. Unfortunately, I have to ...
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how to create a portfolio when you have never got hired?

Make some demo's of what you would do.. if you're going to be offering the service of converting PSD's to HTML, it's safe to say that you have or have had access to (and can get) PSD files right? So ...
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how to create a portfolio when you have never got hired?

The purpose of a portfolio is to show off your skills (and creativity in some cases). You can do this without any actual work. When people graduate from schools they start with "student work" in their ...
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how to create a portfolio when you have never got hired?

Create a portfolio based on your skills. I make websites, graphics, and animations. If I was to make a portfolio, I would start off with making websites I believe are trending or short animated films....
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