How to build a portfolio when you don’t have clients?

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  1. AlexBrand

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    Hey Guys,

    My name is Alexander and I’m from Russia!

    I’m a WordPress Developer and a novice entrepreneur. I want to start a WordPress website agency for small and medium-sized business.

    BUT… first of all, I need to build a portfolio and practice on real cases. It will be impossible to find clients without this step.

    So, I am ready to make 7-10 websites from scratch even for free (or a cup of coffee), but I’m anyway can’t find any clients.

    Any advice?
     
  2. fisicx

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    Advertising works.

    Create free themes and submit to WP or paid themes on ThemeForest.

    Build free plugins and upload to WP

    Take part in discussions on forums, blogs and social media.

    Become visible and helpful and you will get new clients
     
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    PS: If you want a job right now I've got one you can have. But only if you can get it done this weekend
     
  4. E-better Package

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    Hi, advertising is great way.
     
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    Advertising is the great way. You can represent your current work, Web designs, templates, promotion of your services through social media posts with unique concept etc... that will also help you to bring clients on your website.
     
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    Choose a company and just give the site as a gift and ask to tell their friends about your work
     
  7. overcast

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    In my context, I literally worked for free to get experience. I don't recommend this method because people take advantage. I was lucky in some context.
     
  8. YayatUka

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    Even after you build a portfolio, things will not be easy for you. This is because there are 1000s of people who build WP sites today. And the worst part is, some of them build these sites dirt cheap. As such, doing such a business is not at all easy. Just my two cents.
     

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