Start winning writing clients today by leaving with a new portfolio website for your freelancing business.
How I landed clients with no freelancing experience.
Picture this - it's 2015, and you drop out of college to become a successful freelancer.
I'm gonna make it as a freelancer or I'm not gonna make it.
So you do what every successful freelancer does - spend your time building a portfolio website.
You try designing your own website but the furthest you get are some coloured boxes that don't look right. You don't know anything about padding, margin, or web design yet.
So you go to Themeforest and start looking for templates.
You pick one that looks cool and start personalizing the content.
You get it live.
You send some amateur proposals to clients you find on Craigslist and reddit.com/r/forhire.
And you get responses. They want to have a call with you.
Remember, you don't even have 2 months of experience as a freelancer, and already you have clients lining up to do business with you.
On the phone call I tell them I didn't make the website myself, it was a template. They don't care. They were already sold.
What was the source of this? My name attached to an impressive portfolio website.
A portfolio website is the new resume.
Instead of putting Harvard on your resume to get a job, you show off your own website that wows clients to land gigs.
A portfolio website showcases a few things:
- You're serious about your business.
- You have the ability to turn an idea into reality (by having a live website).
- It highlights your experiences and skills in one spot.
- You control the story about yourself as a professional.
It immediately separates you from the rest of the freelancers who didn't put in the time and effort to get a website live.
Just like having a degree puts you in a different pile of resumes for HR recruiters, having a website puts you on the short list for clients looking for freelancers.
If only it were easy to make a portfolio website...
The problems with creating a portfolio website with today's tools.
There's a lot involved in creating a portfolio website.
You need a template (templates cost $40 at minimum), or know how to design a website.
You need to know how to edit code, or use an expensive tool like SquareSpace or Wix. ($19 a month for a website? Seriously?)
You need web hosting, know how to use it, and figure out which options are good (the cheapest, slowest, easiest options are $5 a month).
You need a domain, know how to buy one, and how to connect it to your web host.
And finally, after all that, you need to know what kind of content to put on your website.
I encountered these issues in 2020 when I was looking to create a new portfolio website.
I thought, it's 2020, shouldn't there be a better way of simply creating a personal portfolio website that isn't SquareSpace or Wix?
I didn't want to spend $20 a month just to have a website up so I ended up downloading a website template, editing the content in the code, and putting that up on some web hosting.
I knew how to write code and even for me it was difficult to find a good solution for my needs.
So I made a tool that gets a live portfolio website in 30 minutes.
Then I thought, all I'm doing is editing the content in some HTML code.
Then the idea for my web app was born.
I could take what I did to get a portfolio website, and turn that into a web interface for people who don't know how to edit code.
And since starting to prototype my idea in the summer of 2020, I'm finally ready to release my app for the public for real in the summer of 2022.
What problems am I solving?
The simple problem of getting a live website for freelance writers.
There are a lot of options out there. None are great in my opinion.
Do you want a fantastic looking website with a lot of features? Well, get ready to pay.
Do you want a highly customizable website for your unique needs? Well, get ready to code.
Do you want a cheap and simple way to get online? Well, get ready to handle a lot of technical configuration and know what tools to use.
All the methods available today take days to get going. And that's before writing any content.
My web app handles everything you need so all you need to do is input your content.
If you know what to write and input, then you can get live in 30 minutes.
Most other options you need to watch a 30 minute Youtube video to even get started.
So what do you need to get a portfolio website?
You need a website that's pre designed, check.
You need web hosting, check.
You need a domain, check. (You can use a custom subdomain, you don't need a .com to get live with my tool).
You need content, check.
No technical configuration, I handled everything.
Just type your words, click a few buttons, press publish, and then you have a URL you can link to your clients.
What are you doing in the next 30 minutes?
Want to have a portfolio website in 31 minutes? That will benefit you for the rest of your career?
Let's get started.
Visit my website and leave with a portfolio website in 31 minutes.
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If it helps you land one client, then it's paid for itself multiple times over.
Or would you rather buy another coffee at Starbucks for the same price? What do you think will help you land more clients, one more coffee, or a professional portfolio website?