Every copywriter needs an online portfolio. This is how we prove to clients we know how to write copy. But most of us aren’t web developers or designers (those are entirely different careers!). The good news is you don’t need to have these skills as a copywriter. And you don’t need to pay a professional or learn the skills yourself to create your portfolio. We’ve compiled a list of the best portfolio sites for copywriters that help you built your own site, mostly with super-easy drag-and-drop functionality.
Some of these are free and some of them have a small monthly fee, but even with the cost of your own URL (usually about $15/year or so), they’re all pretty sweet deals for creating your very own, completely customized websites. (And definitely much cheaper than hiring a designer!)
So, without further ado, here’s our list.
This drag-and-drop website builder offers good looking templates that are all optimized for mobile, free custom URLs, unlimited storage, and lots of other features.
Among Comprehensive Copywriting Academy students, this tends to be the favorite. There are several templates you can start with that are specifically designed to show off your work. Just filter by “portfolio” in the templates section of the site.
If you’re looking to get started for free, GoDaddy offers the option to create a website and add premium features when you’re ready. Of course, if you want a custom domain (like, [yourname].com), you’ll need to purchase at least the basic plan.
This site has hundreds of templates to choose from, which can be a little overwhelming. The quality of the templates, though, is very impressive.
This is another solid choice with plenty of happy customers and a solid track record of reliability. Now backed by Square, its messaging focuses on e-commerce but don’t be fooled: it’s still a great option for building non-ecomm copywriting portfolios.
The templates on this site tend to be a little more modern and edgy and the functionality can take a bit of work to figure out, but the end results are very impressive.
This is just a sampling of sites and more are being added everyday, but that only means that there is no excuse for you not to get your online portfolio up and live right away!
Try a few options out to see which one is easiest for you to use. Choosing a website platform is entirely personal and the best choice is the one that’s going to allow you to get your website up and going the fastest.
Just be careful: resistance is sneaky and while spending hours upon hours scrolling each option doing your research may feel like progress on your goals, it’s often a delaying tactic from the real work. Set aside 10 to 15 minutes per site getting a feel for the options. Really, set a timer. Then narrow down your focus to your top option.
And now it’s your turn: What do you think is the best portfolio site for copywriters? Let us know in the comments below!
Need to build your portfolio? Here’s more info to help:
- How to Set Yourself Apart from Your Competition
- The Biggest Print Portfolio Mistake
- 3 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Portfolio Site
- One Tactic to Set Your Online Portfolio Apart
- Why You Need a Standalone Portfolio Site
Last Updated on September 12, 2023