I know that this sounds bad but my live portfolio is rubbish, what’s more, I think this might be hurting my business.
Now, just to be clear why my live portfolio is rubbish, I usually always try to over deliver. If you order 300 words of writing from me, you’ll probably get 400-600 words. In like regard, if I sell a video template which you have to pay more to have customized to your branding, I’ll probably customize it to your branding anyway.
The problem with the above? I have a couple of buyers who are long-term repeat buyers who always buy regularly and always buy basic video templates. This being the case, my live portfolio is full of their stuff. At the same time, as a video creator, I always ask that buyers send me their logo on a transparent background. A lot don’t, however, and to get around this, I use an effect where I place logos into circles which match their background colors instead of just leaving them as they are or spending 20 minutes removing backgrounds myself.
Anyway. Fiverr now coalesces all individual gig live portfolios on main user profile pages and this is really detrimental to me. It makes it look like all I am capable of producing is the same video over and over, as well as videos with block circular logos floating around.
Now, since live portfolios don’t show any writing which I deliver, I think I am going to start getting around this by delivering images of writing which I deliver with some kind of brand mark. Still, though, I don’t want my live portfolio to show just what I sell the most of. I want to ideally show the kind of video and writing work which I want to show off. I mean, I just had a guy who was over the moon about a copy I wrote for his electronic countersurveillance tech and a buyer who gave me hell over a copy for the same price, for his scam cleaning company.
I want a world where my portfolio reflects the best work which I have done, not the best work I have been able to do with the crap people pay me most of the time.
So… Am I missing something? Can we edit our own portfolios? Or should I just think about disabling this feature on some gigs?