For a number of years now, I’ve been an outspoken fan of Contently.com. The content marketing platform offers a free online portfolio to showcase any piece of work you’d like to spotlight. Not only can you easily upload your published writing by typing in a URL, but I’m told there’s also a means of uploading PDFs to the site.
The online portfolio of Contently.com permits you to tell a little bit about yourself and provide contact information. You can crow about the clients or publications for which you’ve written, list the topics in which you specialize, and highlight the formats and skills for which you’re known.
Of course, the best part of the portfolio is its attractive, colorful presentation of writers’ work. For each one of my articles, it displays the name of the publication, the headline and a couple of sentences from the opening of the article. In most instances, the site picks up the photo, illustration, rendering or chart that accompanied the article online.
It’s easy to add new work samples, move them around, and delete those you wish to discard. Upon the initial setup of my Contently.com page, I discovered that once I entered the name of a publication I wrote for, the portfolio raked the online universe for stories with my byline from that publication and added them automatically. For this reason, visitors can continue scrolling through my portfolio long after they’re sick and tired of it.
But people have long since grown weary of me singing the site’s praises.
So don’t take it from me, take it from professional freelance B2B writer Sharon Hurley Hall, another aficionado of Contently.com.
Here is Sharon’s portfolio on Contently.com.
And here is her very positive review of what it has done for her writing business.
In short, I’m urging writers to give it a try. Like Sharon Hurley Hall and myself, I expect you’ll enjoy a measure of contentment yourself.
- Jeff Steele
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