You certainly don’t want to give the wrong impression to your potential clients.
Therefore, you must be very careful with the way you present yourself, and you showcase your work online. You don’t want to look inexperienced and incompetent.
This article points out common fails you should avoid when you’re setting up your portfolio website.

If you’ve got too many self-promo projects

When your portfolio contains too many self-promotion projects, it says:

You’re inexperienced. You give the appearance no one has hired you. Why would a client take a chance on you? Volunteer to do a free project or two to add some variety to your portfolio.
You’re incompetent. There must be a reason why you don’t have any clients. If your work is exceptional, then you must lack the necessary communication or business skills to get paying projects.


If you don’t have an online portfolio

It sounds strange, but it’s more common than you think.  Without an online portfolio to allow clients easy access to samples of your work, people may think:

You’re unprofessional. Designers risk looking like amateurs without a portfolio. It’s easier than ever to add one to your website.

Your work is low quality. If you’re proud of what you do, why wouldn’t you want to show it?

You’re dishonest. If you truly are a designer, why don’t you have anything to show?

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