Winners don’t sell themselves short.
Winners don’t expect other people or platforms to do it for them.
Winners don’t make excuses.
They don’t whine and complain when Upwork changes its fee structure or starts charging to bid on jobs. They don’t immediately blame “crappy clients” when a project goes wrong or they don’t get hired.
Not because these aren’t true.
Sometimes they are.
But, because they’re not productive.
They weaken you as a competitor.
Like a basketball player blaming their loss on the refs.
The refs could’ve been terrible. Doesn’t matter. Win anyway. That’s what the greats do. That’s what the people who succeed in everything they do.. do. And, that’s the mentality you’ll need if you wanna win big as freelancer.
Because, like it or not, it’s a competition.
I know it’s a quaint notion people have to, today. That “we’re all in this together” and “there’s enough for everybody” and “we don’t have to compete”… so said the guppy.
But, sharks know…
Every client, every project.
There’s 10, 50, 100 other freelancers competing with you.
To win, you have to be aggressive.
If you’re afraid of that, freelancing is NOT for you.
In any case, I know 99% of freelancers will roll their eyes at this or latch onto one little sentence to “get offended” by and completely miss the point. Good. Not everyone can be a shark.
So, if you have eyes to see…
Really dig into this.
And, find all the little anti-competitive beliefs, ideas and emotions you have and eradicate them from your thinking. There’s no more important and effective advice I can give you to win as a freelancer.
Of course, that’s also why my Beginner’s Guide to Freelance course is so popular (96% positive review rate on Skillshare). Because, it’s not just a collection random gimmicks and “tricks”.
Don’t get me wrong.
There’s plenty of skills and techniques in there.
But, it’s MORE than that.
As K.L. says:
“The bonus section on Scope – The cure for fear of failure has the most impact on how i view freelance web developer. I too have the fear on whether i should embark on this endeavor as a side business whilst maintaining my full time job. John has expertly and through his experiences shared his most honest view and i’m thoroughly convinced that i too can be successful as a freelance web developer by taking the necessary steps in his course.”
And, let’s be honest.
FEAR is the big monster in all of this.
It’s the real thing that holds most people back.
Which is why I tackled it head on in that lesson and give you a practical strategy to deal with it… beyond just “gutting it out”. Anyway, the course is up on Skillshare which means you can get free access to it…
With the exclusive 2-month free trial offer I can give you.
The link for all the details on that and how to get free access is here: