If you want a remote job sooner than later you need a portfolio site. It doesn’t matter if you’re a writer, marketer, financial planner, waitress, or sales person. You need a portfolio site.
You’re going to use your portfolio site to tell your story and get hiring managers at remote companies interested in you — even if you don’t have a portfolio of work. Also, having a website sends a strong signal to hiring managers that you are tech savvy and understand how different software and online tools work. This is an important skill for aspiring remote workers.
Another reason having a portfolio site is important is because it lets you create linkable assets (i.e. web pages). You can use these to make your resume “stickier.” When you add links to your resume that point to pages on your portfolio site you encourage hiring managers to spend more time learning about you (rather than applicants without portfolio sites).
Action Step: Create your portfolio site on WordPress by following the step-by-step process in the video tutorial below. If you already have a portfolio site you can skip this step. Add a link to your portfolio site in your journal.
Action Step: Write the content for your About page in your journal (there is a template there) and publish your About page (mentioned in the video tutorial).
Action Step (Optional): After completing this lesson, share a link to your portfolio site in the Reply section below.