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5 sites that help you showcase your professional talents

Sarah K. White | Nov. 8, 2016
Your personal brand is increasingly important in the job market, and what better way to show off your talents than with an online portfolio? These five websites will help you build and maintain a portfolio that will set you apart from other candidates.


Weebly is a stress-free platform to build your online portfolio; it offers modern themes, responsive web design and the capability to upload HD video. With Weebly, you can create a custom domain, upload documents, create forms and build image galleries. It also offers specific designs for professional portfolios, with sections to showcase your accomplishments, outline your work history and build a personal brand that will certainly help get you noticed when you're looking for a new job. While it offers similar features to Squarespace, you can set up a Weebly site for as low as $8 per month, which might be easier on your budget.


Online portfolios aren't just for graphic designers. If you're a developer, an online portfolio is a great way to showcase different software and apps you've developed over the years. Dunked is a good choice for showcasing your apps or programs since it's geared to a more visual and artistic experience. You can product screenshots, share information about the development process and what you hope to accomplish with the app.

It's also a great place to include links to where visitors can download your app or get in contact with you if they want to learn more or even hire your services. Dunked pricing starts at $7 per month for a basic account, which gives you space to upload 10 projects, 10 pages and 100 images; for just $1 more a month, you can upgrade to 100 projects, 100 pages and 1,000 images.


A blog is a great way to position yourself as an industry leader, but you don't necessarily need an entire website to run a successful blog. WordPress is a well-known and long-standing blogging platform that also lets you create and build out an entire website if you want. But with the basic service, the focus is mostly on blogging. You can register a new domain or bring a domain you already have, and enjoy the same all-in-one hosting that services like Squarespace provide. It's also the cheapest option at just $2.99 per month, which will get you all the basic features you need to get your industry blog up and running.


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