6 Best Sites to Showcase Your Content Writing Portfolio
by Rachel Solomon
As a writer, you absolutely need to build an online portfolio that showcases all your work in one, organized online destination. Imagine how hard it is for people to try and find examples of your work scattered across the Internet. Instead, they should be able to access all of your work in one destination that promotes your brand, your expertise, and who you are as a professional. This will make you more visible in search results and generate more business opportunities.
Here are the portfolio platforms--specifically for writers--that will create the centralized web presence you need.
Clippings.me Clippings.me is a free portfolio platform that offers you a quick and easy way to showcase unlimited clips. You can also embed multimedia pieces like videos or podcasts.
Contently Contently is an inviting, free, and easy-to-use template for a building your portfolio website.
Tip: Experienced writers can apply to join Contently’s freelance marketplace, which connects writers to companies looking to hire for content marketing.
Pressfolios Pressfolios provides an easy way to showcase your writing clips within a striking template that also incorporates graphics.
Tip: Pressfolios automatically backs up your text on a cloud, so your published writing will never disappear even if the website where it original appears ever goes down.
Journo Portfolio Journo Portfolio is easy-to-use and mobile-friendly. Choose from multiple themes, create pages, and add social media links.
Tip: It also has a feature for blogging directly on Journo Portfolio.
Squarespace Squarespace is an easy-to-use option for creating a more robust website with graphics in addition to your clips.
Tip: You can blog with it as well.
About.me About.me - While not designed just for photographers, About.me makes it easy for people to learn about you and see your all of your content in one centralized web page.
Tip: It offers detailed stats on who visited your page, what they clicked on, and where they came from.
Be Where Your Audience and Prospective Clients Are
In addition to building your own unified portfolio, it is equally important to be active on social media channels. Why?
These platforms have millions upon millions of users combined. You cannot miss out on reaching them.
The more present you are on social media, the more of a digital footprint you make, and the more discoverable you’ll be in search engine results.
LinkedIn- Grow your professional network, share your latest work, and generate business opportunities.
Twitter- Share your content on Twitter. Link your website to your Twitter profile.
Do you write for visual content? Banner ads, brochures, infographics? Use these channels to market every piece of visual work you’ve produced:
Pinterest- A hugely popular visual discovery tool you can use to reach new audiences. Create Pinterest boards of your work.
Youtube- If you’ve written for video, share those projects on Youtube.
Remember, the more content you share across social media, the more you will surface in different types of search queries.
Written by Rachel Solomon
Rachel is Content Crafter at WiseStamp and a journalist who loves sharing information that helps small businesses, startups, entrepreneurs, freelancers and all kinds of independent spirits. She believes that innovative, socially-driven business will save the world.