How to Build a Portfolio

In this course, I’ll walk you through the steps to launch your online portfolio using WordPress. The course will include lessons on choosing your domain and hosting, installing WordPress, customizing your theme, and more! You’ll learn tips on creating a great portfolio and some tips on how to use it to market yourself.

The How to Build a Portfolio course is designed for artists, makers, and freelancers who are job-hunting, applying to schools, looking for clients, or need a place to present their work in an attractive and professional way.

This course includes a component on storing and organizing large files and quantities of content as well as one on marketing yourself to make your work attract the right people.

Building a Portfolio with WordPress

In this tutorial, I’ll be using WordPress, open-source software that powers 40% of the web. Not sure what open-source means, what the difference between web hosting and email hosting is, and how to buy a domain? I’ll walk you through all of it. Not only will you have a great portfolio at the end of it, but you’ll also feel more confident about understanding the web and how to maintain your site.

Lesson Plan

Every lesson comes with at least one video, screenshots, written material, and additional resources.

1: Getting started
2: Intro to the web
3: Hosting and domains
4: Installing WordPress
5: Customizing your portfolio
6: Plugins
7: Intro to SEO
8: Website maintenance
9: Marketing yourself
10: Resources

This course is totally free! If it has helped you, would you consider buying me a coffee?


“Andrea’s course was the kick in the butt I needed to work on the WordPress site I’ve wanted to create for a while. The content is well laid out and covers everything I needed to begin. Thanks, Andrea for the informative course!”

— Jesse Luimes, Montreal, Canada

Looking for information on how to build a blog or how to build a business website? You might be interested in my other courses.