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How to: Add examples to your portfolio

Making your portfolio look visually stunning is really important to impress and client and win work from them. This is particularly important for visual freelancers, such as designers, videographers, illustrators and animators, but it's also important for other types of freelancers such as musicians, marketers and developers.

Your profile will not reach high ranking unless there are enough examples:

Design or Illustration: 6 examples
Music or Photography: 3 examples
Video or Animation: 1 example

To add example work to your portfolio, you need to upload the files here:

You can upload up to 10 files at a time, but we recommend uploading one at a time initially. For each file uploaded you have to add:

Title. This should be the title of the project or work. If it's video work, perhaps the title of the film, or if it's a website design, perhaps the name of the brand.

Cover image. This is an additional image from the upload. This can be a cropped screenshot for graphical or video work. For projects like marketing or copywriting that is not visual, you can use stock imagery from our partners at iStock or Pexels.

Description. This should be a few sentences explaining the project. You can use hashtags to help the discoverability of the content. For example #logo #videoadvert #illustration.

Credit. Credit what role you were when working on this job, and credit anyone else that worked on the project. For example, were you a graphic designer, an animator, a video editor, etc.

Click Publish when you've added those details.

Depending on the size of the file, it may take a few minutes to get added to your portfolio. Video files may take over an hour to process. You can see the progress of your uploads in Manage Uploads.

Need something else? Check out these related articles:

How to: Edit my portfolio

How to: Delete an upload

How to: Change the order of your uploads

Updated on: 15/08/2023

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