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I was thinking about this recently. I’ve decided to just put my domain in the footer now – it helps that my domain has the words ‘website design’ in it but I think you have to be careful with too much exact anchor backlinking following penguin so I think this is better. You could also consider just having a link on the homepage and link it to an inner page on the site where you talk about the web design project and link back to your site from there.

Here are 2 discussions on SEO moz about it.

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Anther one about WordPress themes

Another thing I’d consider is not linking to your homepage, particularly if you are doing things like free WordPress themes where you lose the control of the link after you make it available. If the page gets penalised for over optimisation I’d rather it be
an inner page than your homepage.