Creating an Online Portfolio - How Much is Too Much?
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As you do more projects and achieve new goals, you can continue adding to your portfolio to showcase your wide range of work. But, you donít want to overwhelm potential clients and employers even with an impressive body of projects. Itís so easy to add new links to your online portfolio, you may want to include everything youíve ever done online within the page. How much is too much?
Your portfolio should only display your best work, the projects which make you feel proud. Itís tempting to fill the online portfolio with a bevy of links, but in many cases this will simply turn would-be employers off. They wonít want to spend a lot of time hunting for the particular projects which most directly correlate into their own needs. Instead of creating ease for them, youíre creating more work. This is always to be avoided. Itís much better to show off the twenty greatest pieces youíve completed than it is to offer up the one hundred so-so projects you worked on.
The Business Portfolio
Creating an online portfolio for an entire business, corporation or group of professionals is not so different from the individualís portfolio. Youíll still want to showcase past projects via links. Youíll also want to include the company information, or information on each individual where appropriate.
Remember, the portfolio is designed simply to give potential customers an idea of what you can do. Itís a self-marketing tool thatís meant to make you, and your business, look good. Keep this in mind, make your portfolio easy to look at and to use, and you canít go wrong.
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