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. 

If your service is non-visual, you can still use the portfolio to showcase your service. If your service has no creative samples, simply describe your work and add your relevant skills in any category (i.e. Writing & Translation, Admin Support, Web Development, etc.).

Add a project to your portfolio

You can upload between 5-20 Portfolio projects to show variations of your skillset.

To add a project:

    1. Log in > Profile 
    2. Locate My portfolio on the left-hand side > Add a project  
    3. Complete the details > Save & publish

How to make the best of your portfolio

Note: Before you build your portfolio, make sure you have personally created every item you want to display, and that you have adhered to Fiverr’s Terms of Service.


Let's dive into how you can make the best of your portfolio by including different types of projects, highlighting your skills, and using high-quality images.

Project types

Use your portfolio to show complex projects you have delivered. These are the kinds of projects that can’t easily be communicated in the Gig gallery or description. 

We recommend that the portfolio projects you choose to display should:

  • Demonstrate your professional commitment to delivering quality services
  • Emphasize your best work and grab potential buyers’ attention
  • Showcase your work’s high quality and value you can provide, along with your unique skills

Expertise

Choose projects that accurately show your best skills and validate your professional specialty, as advertised in your Gig/s. 

Images

Keep in mind that in business, initial impressions are crucial, and visuals can convey powerful messages. When prospective buyers view your portfolio, they make decisions quickly. If visually appealing, they're more inclined to click and delve deeper into your service offerings.

Organize your seller portfolio 

When deciding on the projects to display, be strategic and think about exactly what you would like to show your potential buyers—and in which order you'd like to showcase them. This, of course, varies and depends on your service category, but here are some common best practices across all Fiverr categories:

  • Quality over quantity
    Choose specific projects that accurately capture your specialization. Remember, less is best, so even if you can upload up to 20 projects, focus on the ones that display your best works, and the ones you feel most accomplished with.

    If your service does not rely on visuals, explore alternative creative methods to illustrate the requirements for each project and demonstrate the positive impact of your work

  • Emphasis on up-to-date skills
    It’s important to maintain your portfolio’s relevance. Once you have delivered a new project, consider removing any out-of-date projects, and updating your portfolio with the newer ones. Aside from being on-trend, this also shows your continuous ability to learn and keep up with technology.

  • Permission
    Make sure to get permission and written consent before you display the work for each project you wish to display in your portfolio.

Use your portfolio to tell your project’s story

Your portfolio is an important feature that enables potential buyers to see the work you’ve already done on Fiverr. Buyers appreciate seeing examples of your work before placing an order, and we strongly recommend that you maintain an active portfolio for all your services.

Use your portfolio to tell your project's story by focusing on:

  • Skill diversity
    To present your many talents to potential buyers, upload between 5-20 Portfolio items to show variations of your skillset.

    Example: If you offer a service that falls within the “Graphics & Design” category, include different options like designs for a poster, book cover,  landing page, and catalog. 

  • Dynamic storytelling
    With your portfolio, by default, you are telling a story. Show your potential buyers that your story is constantly evolving, changing, and, ultimately getting better. 

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