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Free Portfolio Site for Web Designers, Copywriters, Art Directors, Photographers and Creative Types

21 Oct

I posted about free portfolio sites earlier this year and would like to continue to post ideas to help out. Lots of people are getting laid off. Lots of people are on unemployment and money is tight. So if you’re looking for a free portfolio website, consider WordPress.

WordPress is a great content management system (CMS) so for those people who don’t know code, you can easily make the changes yourself.

Plus, several designers are offering free portfolio-theme templates so you can easily showcase your work. So if you don’t know code, don’t worry. And if you hate all of the examples, just pick any of WordPress’ free templates on their site, because you can upload jpegs of your work into any WordPress template–not just these free portfolio themes.

Please note that when you use a free portfolio theme, you must give the creator of the theme because of the creative commons license.

1. PORTFOLIO. So far, it seems like the best free WordPress portfolio theme available. It organizes the work and has an area for you to write the client, URL, and a little description. Download it here.

Free Portfolio Site

Free Portfolio Site

Here’s some examples of people who used the template above:

http://www.rockfordfx.com/

http://sfunique.com/

2. KEEPITSIMPLE. It offers nice a nice image gallery to show off your work. Download it here.

Free Portfolio Site

Free Portfolio Site

3. IMPRESS. It offers nice scrollable thumbnails to showcase your work front and center. Click here and then click on the direct download link.

Free Portfolio Site

4. CP CODA. It’s geared toward web designers. It works in every major browser. Download it here.

CP Coda

5. WPESP. Great for designers since it can be modified to your needs. Comes with a tutorial so you can see how to adapt the Coda Slider Effect script. Download it here.

Free Portfolio Site

Here’s a link to my earlier posting about free portfolio websites.

*** I would like to give a special shout out to Knowtebook for providing me with the research for this.

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What are you worth? And are you making it?

29 Jan

 

Average Copywriter Salaries in DC

copywriter

$83,000

 

I hate myself–for being so weak. I am not being paid anywhere near what I should be. And I understand the economy is in the shitter and I should be lucky to have a job. But this has been going on a for a long time.

For some reason, and it’s probably fear, I can not bring myself to ask for more money. Even before this economic crisis happened and salaries were frozen, I couldn’t ask and it bothers me.

A lot of my comrades say you gotta leave if you’re chasing dollars. But why? If I leave, they’ll hire someone to replace me and they’ll make a whole lot more than I’m asking.

It’s so weird that our livelihoods depend on money and yet, I can’t or rather, won’t fight for it.

Maybe I feel like it would be too awkward. Maybe I wouldn’t be able to counter his argument. Maybe I’m afraid he’ll fire me. Maybe I feel that he feels that I owe him. I know, I know.

I remember when I was in high school and I thought about the future, I thought how exciting it would be to make $35,000 a year. (I grew up in a very small town obviously). And I can’t believe that’s how little I expected. I guess I didn’t value myself. I still don’t apparently.

Every industry is different. Tell me about yours. Are you getting what you’re worth. If not, how come?