To a prospective client, you as a freelance web designer are often perceived only to be good as your portfolio. They’re checking you out for the first time, and if you don’t make that positive first ion, you may not get their work.
And if you don’t get work, you don’t get paid. And if you don’t get paid, then you… aw, you get it. The point is that having a great portfolio can significantly increase your chances of gaining more work, building your client list, building your brand, and ultimately earning more money.
A personal portfolio is a place for you to share your web design story. Some designers prefer to keep things simple and businesslike. Others prefer to go off the beaten path and tell a story by showing their personality and sharing their personal passions and design styles.
And if you believe reading is not enough to understand what an inspirational portfolio website is, please take a look at these stunning examples.