Earlier this month, Bob talked about Why it’s Important to Have Your Own Online Photography Portfolio on the podcast. He discussed some of the reasons why creating an online portfolio is vital if you want your work to be discovered and appreciated by others.
While you may understand the reasons having an online portfolio is important, you may not feel equipped to take on the task. After all, for those of us who are not “techie” by nature (Ashley speaking here, obviously), setting up a website can seem overwhelming and the feeling of overwhelm can be detrimental to your sense of initiative. It’s a vicious cycle. And even if you are tech savvy, the thought of curating your own work and displaying it for the world to see can be intimidating.
With those challenges in mind, Bob and I sat down to discuss some best practices when it comes to setting up an online portfolio. We’ve broken down the process and talked about how to go about creating an online portfolio in three main categories: best practices, common mistakes to avoid and setting up the framework of your online portfolio.
Click on the audio player below to listen in for dozens of helpful tips and practical how-to advice. Afterwards, check out the resources at the end of this post, which should help you get started and see the creation of your online portfolio through to completion.
- Hover.com – A great place to purchase your domain name. It’s quick and easy and they won’t try to upsell you.
- Portfoliobox.net – A super easy, sharp-looking web platform that makes creating your website quick and easy. (Seriously, it only took non-techie me a couple of hours to set up a basic website here after I had curated the images for it.) Plus, if you sign up by December 31, 2018, you’ll get 25% off a one-year Pro subscription.
- Best Practices for Your Online Portfolio – Download this free PDF to keep our portfolio best practices close at hand as you set up your online portfolio. It also contains a handy checklist that will help you put together the framework of your website.