Freelancing is a lot of B.S. for pennies

It’s a kind of “tale of two freelancers”.

Here’s the first:

“Sounds like a lot of bullshit for pennies. There are simply MUCH better ways of making money using the skills you already possess as a freelancer. Ever heard of “high income skills”? Probably not…get paid what you’re worth.” — Steve Guzman

And, here’s the second:

“Thanks so much John! I recently started freelancing and all of your tips have helped me to stand out and land my first gig :)” — Jaaster Dev

Opinion vs results.

You’ll notice that the people who rag on Upwork or freelancing, in general, rarely provide any facts or evidence. Kinda weird, eh?

Eeh… not so much.

Because the facts don’t fit their narrative.

Like the fact that freelancers in the U.S. went from 30% of the workforce in 2016 to 36% in 2017. And, has been growing like that for awhile.

That’s projected to be over 50% by 2027.

20.9% of freelancers earn 100K or more.

And on and on.

Almost every estimate and expert out there projects that we are headed toward a “gig economy” where the majority of the workforce is freelancers/independent contractors.

But nope.

Ignore all that…

And, listen to me Steve Random YouTube Commenter.

Mkay.

Anyway, if you want an assist getting your first “gig” and wanna learn what Jaaster learned, just enroll in my Freelancing on Upwork course for nothing on SkillShare.

I’ll teach you what I know…

From 14 years of doing this freelance thang.

All the deets are here: https://skl.sh/2OIxQrO

Later,

John

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