Using My Portfolio

Your portfolio is a great opportunity to attract and impress potential buyers. Set yourself apart and show buyers the benefits of working with you by displaying your best work, professional know-how, service proficiency, and unique skill set. Once buyers see the great work you can deliver, a new level of trust is achieved—a key ingredient in upselling yourself. 


Create a new project

To add a project to your portfolio:

  1. Click your profile image after logging in to your account.
  2. From the dropdown menu, navigate to the "Profile" section.
  3. Locate "My Portfolio" on the left-hand side and click "Add a Project".

Fill in the relevant information:

  1. Add your Project name - write a clear and descriptive name for your project.

  2. From the dropdown, select the corresponding industry (optional) - ex: Fashion & Apparel.

  3. Project duration and Project cost - enter the time taken to complete the project and the total cost of the project.



  4. Project overview - provide a concise overview of the project, outlining the client's profile, the project's objectives, any obstacles you overcame, and the overall importance.
    Note: The description must have at least 120 characters.

  5. Add attachments - include any relevant images to supplement your project. Click here to review the requirements and limitations. 
    Don’t feel you have something visual to display? Find some of our suggestions of what to include here.

  6. Click on Continue and then 'Publish project' on the next page.


Requirements and Limitations

  • Each project must have at least one file
  • You can upload between 1 and 20 portfolio projects to your profile
  • File size has a maximum of 50 MB
    • The recommended size is 1280 x 769 pixels with a 5:3 aspect ratio.
  • The allowed file formats are JPEG, JPG, PNG, GIF, MP4, AVI, and PDF
    • When you add a video, you won't be able to choose a thumbnail. The first frame of the video will be used as the thumbnail by default.

 

Portfolio Projects: The Dos and Don’ts

  
  1. Do provide context
    Detail the problem and goals: Clearly explain the initial problem, the objectives, and the context of the project. This helps potential clients understand the challenges you faced and your strategic approach to solving them.

  2. Do highlight your role and contributions
    Specify your involvement: Outline your specific responsibilities and the tasks you handled within the project. This demonstrates your capabilities and areas of expertise.

  3. Do use data and results
    Showcase outcomes: Include quantitative results, such as percentage improvements, ROI, or growth metrics, to provide concrete evidence of your impact and success without sharing private information of buyers.

  4. Do include visual aids
    Use high-quality images and graphics: Incorporate charts, graphs, screenshots, and other visuals to make your portfolio projects more engaging and easier to understand.
  1. Don’t be vague
    Avoid general statements: Steer clear of non-specific descriptions and generalizations. Be precise about your role, the tools used, and the results achieved to give a clear picture of your contributions.

  2. Don’t overload with information
    Keep it concise: Avoid overwhelming potential clients with excessive details. Focus on the most important aspects of the project and the key takeaways.

  3. Don’t neglect the storytelling aspect
    Avoid dry presentations: Make sure to tell a compelling story rather than just listing facts. Explain the journey from the problem to the solution, highlighting your strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.

  4. Don’t forget to update regularly
    Avoid outdated content: Regularly update your portfolio to include recent projects and remove outdated ones. This ensures that your profile reflects your current skills and experiences.

 

Add Project Details

In order to optimize the effectiveness of Fiverr's matching algorithms, we recommend including more detailed project information. This will facilitate the identification of the most suitable freelancer for each client's specific requirements.

 

Project info

Profession: Choose the most relevant profession that this project displays. Ex: Web developer, UI/UX designer. 


Note: This will be relevant for sellers who are eligible for professions.

Skills: Add the skills used in this project, by selecting from the dropdown.

 

 

Types of services: Select the relevant  service areas related to this project from the dropdown menu.

 

Select a Gig: Select the Gig that this project relates to.

 

 

 

Best practices when creating a portfolio

When creating your portfolio on Fiverr, here are some important guidelines to follow:

Do’s

  • Compliance with Fiverr Policies and Terms of Service
    Ensure all your work and files adhere to Fiverr’s policies and terms of service.
  • Use appropriate imagery
    Select suitable and professional images for your portfolio.
  • Original work only
    Present only your original creations. Respect intellectual property rights and avoid using unlicensed external components.

Don’ts

  • Avoid sharing sensitive information
    Never include personal or sensitive information like contact details, passwords, credit card numbers, Social Security Numbers (SSN), or national identification card numbers in your portfolio.
  • Avoid sharing projects that you don’t have the rights to
    Make sure to upload only content you either own or you have the permission or license to use. Be aware that once you deliver the work to the buyer, they will own the rights to it.
  • Avoid any objectionable content
    Never use adult content, hate speech, discrimination, harassment, or any abusive behavior.

By following these guidelines, you can create a professional and compliant portfolio on Fiverr.

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