If I had to pinpoint one trait that all successful freelancers have in common, can you guess what it’d be? It’s not intelligence… Or experience… Or a high degree of skill… Or even … [Read more...] about My No-BS Guide to Confidence
People always ask me how they can succeed at freelancing when others have more experience. So I wrote down 50 ways to do it. You can use many of these right now, regardless of where you’re at. … [Read more...] about 50 legitimate ways to compete with more experienced freelancers
If you and I are both oral surgeons, and John needs his wisdom teeth pulled, only one of us can get his business. The other one is out of luck. In other words oral surgery is a competitive … [Read more...] about How competitive is freelancing, really?
There are 2 basic stories you can tell yourself (and/or other people) about freelancing. Option A: It’s hard to find clients. There’s too much competition. There aren’t enough high paying … [Read more...] about There are 2 freelancing “stories” you can tell yourself. Which one do you choose?
I’ve recently been reviewing Upwork profiles for students of my Secrets Of A Six-Figure Upworker course and I noticed something interesting… Some people -- especially copywriters -- tend to use … [Read more...] about What clients REALLY want to see in your Upwork profile
I don’t know whose idea it was to call dog cages “crates,” but I’ll bet that person is very rich right now. Ditto for whoever replaced the term “genetically engineered foods” with “genetically … [Read more...] about Freelancing words that need to die
After years of helping freelancers at all levels raise their rates and charge what they deserve, here’s what I’ve noticed about why we charge too little in the first place: We don’t know how to … [Read more...] about 5 surprising truths about how to charge — and get — what you’re worth
My favorite local tea shop gave me and my wife a “loyalty” discount on our first trip there -- before we’d displayed even an ounce of actual loyalty! A few months later they were out of business, … [Read more...] about Why do we charge so little, when we could charge more?
In today's Ask Danny I'll be answering three different questions, all about Upwork proposals. Since everyone seems to love this topic, let’s get right into it… How do I write a good Upwork … [Read more...] about “How do I write proposals for vague job posts?” & other Upwork proposal questions
“I quit the job … I hated it so much … I didn’t have a plan, I just said goodbye … no two week notice ... I’m not proud of that, but -- actually, I am kind of proud of that!” That’s what I told … [Read more...] about The 5 times I quit my job: The good, the bad and the ugly