Your Most Important Skill as a Freelance Software Developer

Hint: It’s not a particular development skill…

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Exploring the Race to the Bottom

Back when eLance was the biggest freelance site out there, I was working full time as a freelance web developer. I built websites mostly with Drupal, but sometimes WordPress or even a custom CMS I designed before I figured out configuring a custom WordPress template was way easier.

What you Should do Instead

You need to be going after work with big price tags because the race to the bidding war bottom ends…at the bottom. Since doing work for free doesn’t pay the bills, set your sights higher.

You have to Sell Yourself

Selling your skills and services is the single most important skill you can develop as a freelancer or fledgling business owner.

Technology professional in Hollywood, so naturally I also make terrible short films and tech videos.

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