#133: How to Stand Out and Thrive in an Increasingly Competitive Freelance Marketplace
Freelancing continues to grow like crazy. More and more professionals are choosing to leave traditional employment for a more flexible work arrangement. And platforms like Upwork have enabled millions to offer their talents to anyone around the globe. So you have to wonder… Is this influx of new freelancers making it harder to command professional-level fees? The short answer: yes. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re doomed to work for less. The key to maintaining and growing your income as a freelancer is to be very deliberate about how you differentiate yourself. And that’s the topic of this week’s episode. My guest is freelance copywriter and business coach Steve Roller. Steve is the author of the upcoming book The Freelancer Manifesto: 11 Big Ideas to Stand Out and Thrive in the New Economy. And in this interview he shares several smart ways you can sustainably differentiate yourself in this increasingly competitive marketplace.