How many projects should I have on my portfolio?

hello, I was wondering how many projects should I add to my portfolio to land a job as a self-taught developer?

There is no magic number. There is no magic formula for getting hired.

I would want at least 3. And probably less than 10, at least that are the focus - you can have more in a “see more” link or something.

But also what is very important is quality.

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I’d also consider complexity of the projects rather than just the number, as not all of them are made equal.

If you built 1 fancy full-stack app that is hosted somewhere that is of high quality, it should be better than a lot of simpler projects.

Of course more is better, but focusing on the number will usually ignore the concepts required to build them. If all your projects are front-end static web pages, you wont learn as much, or show you know as much as having a few or even just 1 project that integrates a number of different technologies, and parts of the stack.

Good luck, keep learning, keep building :+1:

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