To my fellow Copywriters or anyone who wants to earn money writing content.
What information is needed for a portfolio page for my website? This question has answers that vary, but there is some basic information that is needed. This post will present a few basic tips.
The first thing that might appear on your page is your picture ( a professional one). It is ok to use the first person point of view. Some people prefer the third person. Just be consistent. Show some personality, but make sure it's positive. Use the same voice you used in your About Page.
Find the best snippets of your published work or some work that you are working on. Don't put the entire document on the page. Link to websites if you are a guest blogger. In my case I link to websites I have created, or have written content for. You can also use testimonials or social media posts.
Whatever you do, don't make it up and don't use mock ups!
Give a short history and how you got started going what you are doing. State a problem, and provide insight into the problem you are trying to fix. Include your values and mission.
You don't have to include a history if it's on your About page. I have included a section on "what it's like to work with me, " because I think it's important, and I have seen it done on other sites as well. This is entirely up to you. Just remember not to repeat information from page to page because you can confuse the search engines.
You portfolio page will change with time and experience, so don't forget to update the information. Make sure there are no errors or typos. One thing you can do, is to look online to find examples of some good portfolio pages and use them to craft your own, but don't copy. Mine has been put together a few times and changed.
Your portfolio should show your best work. If you don't have any work to show yet, then try guest posting, or writing an article for social media. Don't forget there are e magazines.
If You are brave, you can write an article and post it to LinkedIn. Yes, you must be brave though. *Cough.*
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