Portfolios have been used for hundreds of years to allow people to showcase things. This can be to showcase photographs of yourself, if you are a model; images of pieces of art that you have created and are looking to display or sell; images of architectural structures you have been involved in; or anything else that is worthy of showcasing. As the world has become fully digital, it is no wonder that you can now also create an online portfolio. Best of all, the reach you are able to get with a web portfolio goes much further than a physical portfolio. So how do you make the most of yours?
How to Make the Most out of Your Online Portfolio
Putting images and details in your web portfolio is done in the exact same was as with a physical portfolio. You place pictures of things that you want to showcase in a certain order and add details of what they represent and what they say about you. The big difference with an online portfolio, however, is the potential reach it can have.
With physical portfolios, you would have to carry it with you and actually go and visit those who you feel need to see it. If they wanted to hold on to it for a period of time while considering what you have to offer, it would mean that you could not seek further work, as you wouldn’t have your portfolio to show anymore. With an online version, however, you can send it to hundreds, if not thousands, of potential employers at the same time, without ever having to leave the comfort of your own home. Additionally, by sharing it on social media and in your electronic signature, you can get people to find you without you looking for them.