I was sitting face to face with my dream client.
We were both introducing yourselves, getting to know each other.
Fifteen minutes in, my client drops a big project she’s been thinking about for a long time. She wants me to take it on because she loves the work that I’ve been doing.
And, she’s got a bigger budget than what I expected.
How did we get here?
While the above scenario is hypothetical, it is not that far from reality once you’ve got the proper steps in place.
First, four questions.
How did she know I was a freelancer for hire?
How was she made aware of the jaw-dropping work that I did?
How did she gain confidence that my design work was the kind of work she wanted for her big project?
From where did she contact me to schedule a meeting?
For professionals, this is the job of a portfolio website.
Your portfolio should be the one showing all your work.
Your portfolio should be the place where someone can contact you if they want to get a hold of you.
Your portfolio should make it clear that this is the type of work you do for a specific type of person or project.
All professional creatives have a portfolio website.
Luckily for you, The Habit Factory is opening up our well-loved 14-day Online Portfolio-Building Workshop for new and junior-level creatives.
If you want to spend August connecting with new creatives and making the best portfolio website you can, we welcome you to join our workshop.
Check out our program here for all the details: https://www.thehabitfactory.space/portfolio-campfire
See you there.