Starting your career as a freelancer is easy but making it a profession requires you to stand out from the crowd. There are number of ways to stand out from the crowd but one of the first and essential is to showcase yourself via a website. However not just a website but a website with clean, professional and engaging design is going to matter at the end.
No matter how authoritative you are and how qualitative your work is but you need to showcase yourself and your portfolio in a very professional way to your new clients. Your existing clients may already know you and may not bother if you don’t have a website, but your new clients will need to know you before working with you.
To start a professional website you don’t need to be an expert in the field of web designing. Instead you can create a website via WordPress in just a few minutes with a click of buttons. Once you have a website you can upload a professional theme to showcase yourself. WordPress has thousands of themes available and the following are some of the great, stylish and unique themes specially designed for freelancers and agencies.
Freelancer is a one page responsive wordpress theme designed by ThemeFuse.com which is available in unlimited colors. It is specially designed for freelancers, web designers, contractors or any service providers. The best part is every window can have its own color which makes it a very unique and interactive theme.
Flamingo is a complete portfolio theme designed for freelancers and agencies which is fully responsive and retina display ready. It is available in three layouts and comes with built-in premium page builder which allows you to create any type of structure for your site.
Agency Pro is designed by StudioPress which is available in 5 different styles, 6 layouts, custom header, background and menus. The theme requires you to have Genesis framework installed on your blog as it is a child theme available only for the Genesis Framework.
Nimble is a stylish well coded and responsive theme from ElegantThemes which is available in five different eye pleasing colors. It also comes with localization feature which allows you to translate the content of your site in any of the available languages.
Primento is a one page theme which has unique look and retro that can easily be edited from inside the theme option. Images, Videos and any type of multimedia materials can be added in the portfolio.
Scope is a perfectly designed wordpress theme for freelancers, agencies and creative’s. It comes with custom background feature that allows you set different backgrounds for individual posts. The theme comes with 5 different widgets (Portfolio, Blog, Twitter, Flicker Video) and shortcode generator feature.
Lungo is a child theme for Thesis Framework which is designed by ThemeJug. It is responsive and fully retina display ready making it compatible with iPad, iPod, iPhone, Galaxy and other mobile devices. It also comes with touch swipe support, portfolio management and built-in contact forms.
Spotless comes with 6 pre designed HTML pages which can easily be edited according to the users requirements. It is perfectly designed for freelancers and creative agencies.
A lighter theme designed for freelancers by Elegantthemes with stylish look and improved slider feature.
Longwave is responsive and comes with box layout, rich styling, SEO friendly and full widget layout option. Its clean and professional designs allow you to showcase your portfolio in a unique way.
Stage 2 is a child theme for Thesis Framework which is perfectly designed for freelancers, photographers, creative agencies or any other service providers. It supports light box, shortcodes, retina display ready, responsive and customizable front page templates.
Readyfolio comes with two customizable home page sliders, responsive support, built-in testimonials, six color designs and shortcode feature.
Weald is a one page wordpress theme designed for freelancers to showcase their work. Sliders and slideshows can also be added on the home page. It is fully responsive, supports ajax pagination, shortcodes, retina and translation ready.
Business Portfolio is clean, professional and responsive wordpress theme to show case your skills, services or products. It comes with home feature, post feature and news feature sections. Built-in color picker allows you to change the color of the site according to your requirements.
Chariot is based on twitter bootstrap framework 3.0 which is perfectly designed for creative agencies and freelancers. It is ultra responsive, retina ready and comes with post formats and page builder.
Appointment is a unique theme that enables you to showcase your services and allow your readers to book them via the online forms provided by the theme developers. Multiple booking forms can be added in different pages to allow readers to book particular service.
Profile is designed by Organic Themes which comes with a stylish rounded image of you on the home page. The theme allows you to create attractive grid of your services to display on the home page. It is responsive, retina ready and comes with custom page templates.
These are some of the unique, stylish and professional themes a freelancer can use on his/her website to show their portfolio. If you have not yet shown your presence on the web now is the time to invest in your brand.