How I consistently beat other developers

I’m putting the finishes touches on my new Freelance Feast course…

Which will be the course I release for the month of May — and will be my flagship entry-level course for freelancers. It’ll be for people who know nothing about freelancing except they want to do it…

And, it’ll walk you through all the steps, processes and systems…

You’ll need to build in order make your freelancing all feast and no famine.

Thus the name.

In any case, I just finished up a lesson on the 80/20 of freelancing. It’s a reference to what I discovered early on in my career was the 80/20 of web development — and has given me a huge advantage over the millions of other developers out there.

It’s how I’m able to consistently beat developers who are more skilled than I…

For attention, clients and influence.

You see… I didn’t get into web development based on a love of technology. I was a jock. A construction worker. I’d barely touched a computer (and even then it was email and chat rooms) before I decided to start learning to code.

I got into it because I was desperate.

I had a new son, a new wife…

Mouths to feed…

And, a loathing for working a 9-to-5 job. So, the idea that I could work from home, building websites… while crazy back in 2004 (and I had plenty of people tell me so)… was also quite alluring to me.

And, that’s what got me into it.

So, my mindset was WAY different than the tech nerds of the time.

While they loved to sit around on forums and swing their proverbial you-know-whats around about the “right way” to do some obscure coding task (NOOB!) and shout “RTFM” at every question someone asked…

I was laser-focused on getting paid.

I had to be.

And I quickly realized there were 1,000 things I *could* learn in web development, but only about 20% that really mattered. The things I’d do on a day-in, day-out basis. The things I HAD to know to start making my living as a coder.

And, I went all-in on that stuff.

And, it’s that same perspective that’s helped me win throughout my career.

While everybody else gets all caught up in the latest widgets and gadgets and the “must-be-on” social media site of the day — wasting their days arguing politics or posting stupid memes — I’ve always been focused on fundamentals…

And what moves the needle.

That’s how I beat developers that are better than me.

Because I’m better *at the right things*.

The things that matter.

Not the 999 that don’t.

Anyway, this same principle applies to freelancing — no matter what kind of service you offer. When building your freelance business, there’s 1,000 things you *could* do… but only a handful that really matter.

In fact, just 3 things.

Three processes you’re repeat and refine over and over again.

That will, on their own, determine how successful you are…

And how much you earn.


Anyway, as I said, I’ll be sharing those with you in my Freelance Feast course once it comes out. However, if you’re a Patreon supporter of mine, you’ll be getting early access to the course.

In fact, as I finish lessons, I’ll upload them there for you to go through.

It’s the same thing I’ll be doing with ALL my courses going forward.

Plus, as a supporter, you get full access to all my past courses. Every course I’ve ever created and/or ever will create. Plus, certain Patreon exclusives that you can only get as a patron. It’s a pretty good deal really.

But, up to you if that intrigues you.

If so, link to learn more about that program is here:



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