Would you do the technical test for free?

A potential client invited me to his freelancer network, and asks me to do a a test which will take up to 2 days creating a design in Figma, then making it come to life in Webflow. I want to sharpen my skills and build a portfolio, what would be your the best response to this client?

Build your own portfolio then show it. Don’t build a client site for free. If they like your portfolio then you have an opportunity to potentially work together. You could do a 15 minute demo in zoom to show you have the skills. Imagine reversing the scenario for any other professional service. Paint my house for two days and I will see if I like your work…


You have a point. I think I might contact the client and tell them to meet in zoom, so I can demonstrate my skills. Thanks!