How to Start A Portfolio Website

So you’re wondering how to make an online portfolio.

First off – that’s a valid question to ask! It’s certainly something you should be thinking of, no matter if you’re a business wanting to reach more clients, or an individual looking for new employment opportunities.

You’re probably (at least) a little worried that the task might turn out rather hard, especially if you don’t have any experience building such things. Don’t sweat, though. Today, we’re tackling this topic from top to bottom.

When you’re done reading, you’ll know exactly:

Where can you build a portfolio yourself?

This is the main question that needs answering before we can get to the how-to.

First off, let’s emphasize once again that the main requirement here is to be able to do everything yourself, even if you don’t have any prior portfolio-building (or website-building) experience.

This fact somewhat narrows down the possibilities, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that the quality of the final product will suffer. In fact, it just so happens that the best website building tools out there – ones you can use to make a portfolio with – are really easy to grasp, modular and powerful without requiring any programming knowledge on the user’s end.

In particular, there are two tools that are perfect for online portfolios of all types, WordPress and Wix:

  • WordPress is actually the platform that runs this website. Its main strength is that it’s free and open source, while at the same time being extremely versatile, flexible and easy to use once you get through the initial installation. In fact, current data indicates that WordPress is used for nearly 30% of all websites on the web. That’s all the websites out there!
  • Wix is a subscription-based online website builder. In other words – it’s even easier to get started with than WordPress – you only need to visit, fill out the signup form, and you’ll be able to start working on your portfolio almost immediately.

If this doesn’t tell you much in terms of which could be the better choice for you, consider this comparison table:

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