Marinating a consistent (and paying) client base presents the biggest risk in to freelancers trying to make a living on their own. Part of building a solid clientele depends on the way you present yourself to potential clients. This means building a professional and impressive portfolio that showcases your skills in whatever area you specialize, whether you’re a graphic designer, writer, or web developer. As a gateway to more employers (and potentially more money), your portfolio can make or break your freelancing prospects. Your portfolio should reflect the best of abilities; when your potential client leafs through the featured pieces they should feel assured in the strength of your abilities. Below I’ve listed some of the more important tips to bear in mind when you’re managing your portfolio to be presented to your next client.