I worked on a number of freelance projects over the years. Building up my portfolio but also my abilities around business strategy, branding, production, development, project management and design.
Every blog and book on portfolios suggests showing work you deem of high quality. When I look at other portfolios they all seem slick and high end, but they never tell me the story of the designer, the path they went to getting to where they are. This is important. Above are some of my works which are still available (or maybe not, I don't maintain them).