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The 3 types of projects every web designer / developer should include in their portfolio

Are you starting a web design/development business? Ready to take on a few more freelance projects outside of your 9-5? Maybe you've been thinking about the best way to represent your work online?

The wild and wonderful world of freelance web design/development is a rollercoaster of an undertaking. Some days you’ll be thrilled with the projects you’re working on and other days? Not so much.

When you’re first starting out, you won’t have the luxury of being super selective about the type of projects you take on. During this initial stage of your business, a variety of projects will not only build your portfolio, it’ll also strengthen it.

Through hands-on work, you’ll learn how to cater your services to specific client types and along the way, I have no doubt that you’ll identify and refine your ideal client. 

Getting experience across several types of projects will make you a better designer and will help you niche down when the time is right. 

Once you start taking on projects, you’ll also have to consider the portfolio you present on your website.

Believe it or not, putting together a portfolio that showcases your work involves a surprising amount of strategy. How many pieces should you include? What order should the projects be presented in? You could honestly spend months preparing your portfolio and humming and hawing over the details but at the end of the day, you must take action and put your work out there!

Today’s article will identify the 3 project types that every web designer/developer’s portfolio MUST include - and why.


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