How do I use my Portfolio to show off my work on Pepperlane?
What is the purpose of the Portfolio?
The Portfolio section of your profile allows you to show off the work you have done for your clients, whether through images, storytelling, or both. Sharing your work is one of the most effective ways you can build trust with prospective clients and help them to understand the benefits of working with you.
What is a Project?
Every time you perform a service for a customer, you can create a Project in your Portfolio to describe your work: why you were hired, what you delivered, and how it benefited your customer. You can include up to 10 photos and testimonials with your Project to help potential customers connect with the type of work you do.
How to create Projects
You can create Projects by visiting your Pepperlane Dashboard clicking "Profile" to edit your profile, then clicking on "Add a new project". (It's particularly handy to do this from your mobile
Make sure to ask your customer which details are OK to share, and if they're willing to give you a testimonial, since they really help potential customers feel more comfortable trusting you with their time and money!
Anatomy of a Project
Below is an example project from memory quilt maker Jana Blanchette.
The title, "Mom's Quilt" helps potential clients understand what type of project this was. The description tells the story of the project, and the photos show off the finished product.
Projects are designed to be easy to share to Facebook, via email, or via your favorite social network. When you finish creating your Project, make sure to share it inside of Pepperlane and with your network to help drive interested buyers to check out your work.