One of the things you must do as a freelancer is take charge of your professional (and financial) destiny. You have to be successful in finding and convincing clients to work with you because no one is going to do it for you.
Thankfully, you no longer have to rely on a resume to try to communicate how talented you are to others.
Your skills as a freelancer should be shared with others through visual media. It makes a lot more sense than writing up a one page summary that says, “I graduated from so-and-so university in 2010 and worked as a designer for XYZ Agency for three years.” Yes, your history is important, but not as much as what you’re able to do with the knowledge and skills acquired over that time period.
Whether you’re a web designer, graphic designer, web developer, photographer, or another type of digital creative, there’s a lot of value in being able to show off your work online.