When clients look at your proposal for freelancing jobs, you're competing against dozens of other proposals.

So you have to stand out but how do you do that?

One simple way is to have a professional portfolio website that sells for you. It's like your own sales representative with 24/7 availability.

Put yourself in the shoes of a client. The client posts a job and gets four applications.

  1. Sends a Word document of their resume.
  2. Sends a Google Docs link.
  3. Sends 15 different links to articles they wrote.
  4. Sends a website with a domain of their own name or business.

Which link is the most enticing? Which person looks the most professional? Which person looks the most serious about their business?

The answer is clear, the freelancer with a portfolio website with their own domain is the most professional looking one.

A portfolio website signals your professionalism.

A few points about what a portfolio website shows your clients.

  1. You're serious about your freelancing business.
  2. You've invested time, money, and effort into your business.
  3. You instantly look more professional compared to your competitors who give a link to a Google Drive folder or platform profile.
  4. You're capable of accomplishing some sort of achievement; putting together a professional website is a non-trivial task that many people give up on.
  5. You're not an amateur looking to get started or try out freelancing. Businesses work with businesses, not amateurs.

This information is delivered immediately to clients by showing a link to your website. You don't need to spell it out for them, the message is delivered.

Stop wasting your energy sending pitches into the void.

If you've ever sent out many proposals or pitches and saw no results, then you know how demoralizing or frustrating it can be to be a freelancer.

If you had a professional portfolio website attached to those pitches or proposals, how many more gigs would you have landed?

Even if it only lands you one more gig then it's worth it.

You spend less effort finding work, and more time working and earning a living.

Now the next question, how do you create a portfolio website?

Portfolio website options

You probably are aware of a few options like Wordpress, SquareSpace, Wix, Carrd, and some others.

They are solid choices except for a few reasons. Namely, price, difficulty of use, hosting, and other reasons.

All those reasons are why I built an option designed specifically for freelance writers. It's called leavewithaweb.site and it's the easiest way to get a portfolio website.

You don't need:

  • A domain
  • Hosting servers.
  • Any technical configuration.
  • A theme from a theme marketplace. And then install that theme.
  • Coding knowledge.

All you need to do is:

  • Click a few buttons
  • Enter your content like in any other form.
  • Sign up.
  • Activate your premium account.
  • Press deploy.

No themes, hosting, technical configuration, learning a complicated interface, and all that.

My website is the most seamless experience from going from no website, to a live website that you can link to clients in under 30 minutes.

Other options aren't designed specifically for freelancers with the intention of converting prospects into clients.

You only need to enter your content, everything else is taken care for you.

With Wordpress, you have to buy a template, find hosting, install Wordpress, install your theme and template, use the Wordpress interface to design your website, and then continuously keep it updated over time.

With Squarespace and Wix you're paying premium prices for a website. Do you really want to pay 20 a month just to have a portfolio website up?

For $6 a month you can have a portfolio website with my website except you don't have to pay for hosting, find a template, buy a template, upload a template, learn how to use Wordpress, install plugins, maintain it, or anything.

You just have to select a template, enter your content like your name and portfolio items, press publish, and boom, you have a live website.

Ready to get a website and dramatically increase your chances of landing a new gig?

Click this link to see the step by step guide for creating a website.