Lets face it, portfolios are essential for creators. Whether you’re a photographer, writer, or artist, showcasing your impressive work is critical for securing potential employers and jobs. Present your skills, talents, and hard work by utilizing one of the free portfolio websites below.
For minimal effort, use WordPress.com. While the free plan has several restrictions like not being able to use plug-ins or importing themes, this is a great option for those looking to put in little work and have their portfolio still look great. This site is particularly optimal for showcasing works of writing. Do note that WordPress.com differs from the software WordPress.org that requires a domain name and web host.
Similar to WordPress.com, Journo Portfolio has a free version that is geared towards writers/freelance writers. The platform offers six simple yet sleek themes that allow for a home page and up to 10 articles to be written for your portfolio. However, if you intend to use this website, make sure to back up your work elsewhere as the free version does not automatically do it.
The free and easy to use website Behance is most beneficial to showcase your visual projects and works. The platform is particularly great for those who are working in graphic design, photography or illustration. Additionally, there is a social networking aspect of the website that allows you to follow people’s work and connect with other creators on the platform.
Flickr has two main goals for its users: making people’s photos available to those that are important to them and allowing for ways to organize photos and videos of users. Thus, the platform is mainly geared towards helping photographers to create portfolios to showcase their work. With the free version, users are able to post up to 1,000 photos/videos before needing to pay for a subscription.
An easy to use and free portfolio builder, Crevado allows for photographers to showcase their work and customize layouts without needing to know any coding. This platform is best for those who want to illustrate their photos/videos utilizing a simple website. Crevado also includes numerous portfolio examples that users can use as inspiration.
With there being countless portfolio websites, it can often be daunting and confusing where to start. Begin with researching some of the platforms above and create a portfolio to share and hopefully land some new job opportunities.
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