An up to date portfolio is crucial to provide as much information as possible to clients and help you get hired more often.
The blue banner at the top of your page detail which criteria are needed to achieve Medium and High rankings. Once a high ranking is achieved, the banner will disappear!
This guide below will show you step by step how to update every section of your portfolio.
Step 1: How to: Change my profile picture
Click 'Edit Portfolio', then on the profile picture icon. Choose from your profile pictures, crop it and click 'Done'.
We recommend you use a real image of yourself. Nothing sells yourself like showing the world you are a real person.
We recommend leaving a border around the cropping area to ensure your image is correctly uploaded. We also recommend avoiding using layered PNG images with transparency.
Step 2: Change your display name
Click 'Edit Portfolio' and enter a display name consisting of two (or more) words. Continue editing other portfolio information or click 'Done'.
Step 3: Change your location
Click 'Edit Portfolio' and type in the nearest city to your current location. Click 'Done' to save.
Step 4: Freelancer Roles
Freelancer roles are the areas in which you specialise. Click 'Edit Portfolio', and the window to enter the roles will appear under your name. Select up to five roles.
Step 5: Skills & What you make
What do you produce as a freelancer? Click 'Edit Portfolio', scroll down to 'What I Make & Skills' section. Type or select from the dropdown. Click 'Done' to save.
Step 6: Tools
Your expertise in using specialised software, apps, musical instruments, and other tools make you more appealing to potential clients.
Click 'Edit Portfolio', scroll down to 'Gear & Software Experience' section and enter the tools you work with. Click '+Add'. Then click 'Done'.
Step 7: Cover Image
Cover image is an important visual of your profile that can show the potential client your character, skill or simply pique their interest.
To upload click 'Edit Profile', and the Pencil icon on the top right side of the cover. Choose a photo, crop it and click 'Done'.
Step 8: Testimonials
Testimonials help potential clients know if you are a recommended creative. You can request testimonials from your previous clients via e-mail or import them from other websites. Please note, there may be a short delay until imported testimonials show up on your portfolio.
Click 'Edit Portfolio', scroll to 'Testimonials' section and click 'Manage your testimonials'. You can then choose to request a testimonial via e-mail or to import it. To import it, you will need to fill out a short form.
Step 9: Updating your bio
Your bio is the core of your profile. It will have information about you, your experience, previous projects and how you approach your tasks. Some of the freelancers also like to include links of other work examples.
To update your bio, click 'Edit Portfolio' and the bio window will appear. We recommend writing your own. If you're in need of inspiration, access the templates provided by Twine. Click 'Done' to save it.
Step 10: Industry Sectors
Add the industries you have delivered projects for. Click 'Edit Portfolio', find 'Industry Experience' section and add some industries. Click 'Done' to save.
Step 11: Portfolio Projects
The portfolios with no examples will not achieve a high ranking. It is important for the clients to see what your work looks/sounds like and what is the style of your creations.
For graphic design/illustration you would need at least 6 examples, for music/composing/songs at least 3, and for video at least 1 example, such as reel.
Step 12: Verify account
Verified accounts receive much more client attention. Whether it’s on your portfolio, your messages or in intro pitches, people will instantly know that you’re a verified member.
If you are having any issues updating your profile, get in touch with Twine team via chat icon on the bottom right side of this screen, we are more than happy to help!
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