Why we’re crowdfunding

Two years ago the world changed dramatically. The pandemic shook up our norms and made us realise that better ways of working were possible. We could have flexible careers; we could do the work that we loved; and our professional development, salaries and routines didn’t need to be dictated by an employer.  ©The Portfolio Collective … Continued

Three easy ways to stand out and land work

We all have different styles of working, and by extension, unique ways of landing clients. Some love the thrill of the chase, hunting down harder-to-land prospects just to prove they can convert a tricky lead. Others rely heavily on their network to make introductions and follow the web of potential customers that extend from there. … Continued

5 ways tech skills can benefit your portfolio career

Portfolio careers are popular because there is so much flexibility in what you can do. You’re not limited to one job or income stream. If you’re interested in something, you can learn a new skill and turn that into a money making venture. Let’s say you want to dip your toes into the ever-expanding world … Continued

When (and how) to say no to a client

Most people are drawn to the portfolio lifestyle because of the freedom it offers. You’re in control of your career, making you the ultimate decision maker – you choose when to work, who to work with, and, most importantly, when to say no. Yes, there is an element of client pleasing required, but ultimately you … Continued

A portfolio professional’s guide to SEO

Diving head-first into the world of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) isn’t always easy. There’s lots of confusing advice out there, it can seem a bit techy, and Google is constantly changing the rules. But that doesn’t mean it’s an impossible concept to grasp. There are plenty of basic principles you can follow to improve the … Continued

How to win portfolio work with startups

If you think about it, portfolio professionals and startups are a bit of a match made in heaven. Both involve people declaring their independence, working out new things on a daily basis, and having to multitask and get things done incredibly efficiently. It’s not just about getting away from the traditional 9-to-5 corporate life – … Continued

How to get the most out of Upwork

The world of freelancing has evolved quite substantially over the past few decades, and much of that is due to the rise of virtual and remote connectivity. These days, it’s much easier to set up a home working space and link with thousands of potential employers in an instant. Add to that the increasing number … Continued

Launch your startup via a portfolio career

There are some ambitions that just aren’t taught. They form over time, growing hot in the pit of our stomachs until we can’t ignore the call to do something sensational, something that changes the course of our lives (and others) in an astounding and indelible way. For many, this gnawing and all-consuming feeling is better … Continued

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