When we started working on the design of the profile pages, we thought about the type of information a freelancer may want to display on their profile page as well as what would a potential employer want to see in order for them to gauge the quality of the freelancer’s work and decide on whether or not that freelancer is suitable for the task at hand.

We also thought about the time needed for a freelancer to build a profile page and how to make it as seamless as possible. So we decided to use a service which enables a freelancer to aggregate pieces from their work across the web onto the Nabbesh profile page which we intuitively called “Canvas”.

As a marketplace, Nabbesh is responsible to make it easy and simple for people to evaluate the information displayed on the profile pages, safely connect via our in-messaging system and create opportunities!

We’re going to demonstrate below how to build your profile by embedding your portfolio items.

1. Populate your profile page

Start by uploading a photo and write a small introduction (bio) about yourself. Then click on “Add a Widget” which should open the following window.

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You can follow the tabs and fill in information about yourself such as your skills, your education, your hobbies, certifications and awards until you reach a tab called “visual portfolio.”

2. Embedding a “Visual Portfolio”

You need to have added your skills as a pre-requisite to adding a “visual portfolio” and the reason being is that you need to link your work to one or several skills.

We support embedding work from several platforms including (Behance, Pinterest, Instagram, Dribbble, Flickr). So all you need to do is to go to these platforms, let’s take Dribbble for example (dribbble.com/yourprofile) select the image you would like to display for example a design you have made.

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If this the image you would like to display on your Nabbesh profile then copy the URL that you see on Dribbble and paste it onto the Nabbesh “visual portfolio” and voila! It will automatically generate a preview of the work and pre-fill the title and description fields which you can edit as you wish.

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The last step is to link the work you just embedded to one or multiple skills that you have, confirm that you own the rights for this work and hit “add”.

2. Embedding a “Video Portfolio”

You need to have added your skills as a pre-requisite to adding a “video portfolio” and the reason being is that you need to link your work to one or several skills.

We support embedding work from several platforms including (YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, GooglePlus, TED Talks). So all you need to do is to go to these platforms, let’s take YouTube for example (youtube.com/yourprofile) select the video you would like to display for example a video edit you have made.

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If this the video you would like to display on your Nabbesh profile then copy the URL that you see on YouTube and paste it onto the Nabbesh “video portfolio” and voila! It will automatically generate a preview of the work and pre-fill the title and description fields which you can edit as you wish.

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The last step is to link the work you just embedded to one or multiple skills that you have, confirm that you own the rights for this work and hit “add”.

3. Embedding other portfolios

Following the same logic, you can embed portfolios from SoundCloud, MixCloud, WordPress, Tumblr, SlideShare, Prezi and Github to name a few. Always follow the same logic when embedding on your Nabbesh profile. Make sure you are using the URL for a specific piece of work or a specific blog post in the case of a blog and then past the URL onto your Nabbesh profile!

We need to mention that for the moment, we do not support the pasting of URLs of personal websites onto Nabbesh however we are looking into the feasibility of enabling such a feature in the near future.

This blog post has been compiled as an attempt to answer some of the questions we have been receiving with regards to the usage of the Nabbesh portfolio feature. Keep sending us your suggestions and we will ensure to keep improving our product and service! If you have any feedback, please write us on support@nabbesh.com and we will be happy to take your suggestions on board!

If you haven’t uploaded your work on your Nabbesh profile, try it now and increase your chances of finding opportunities!

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