I doubt that there’s a single freelancer out there who when they first started had the goal of being “average.”

As it is with any job, although especially true with freelancing, there is simply no room for you to reach for nothing more than average work with average clients for average pay.

Luckily, there are a lot of absolutely amazing freelancers out there. The challenge comes when those amazing freelancers start to fall into an “average” mindset.

What are commonly at the root of that dangerous mindset are 3 lies that for some reason, freelancers give into to.

However, if you can recognize the lies that you are told or that you tell yourself, you can shake them off as just that – lies.

Lie#2 is one that I hear way to often and while there are a lot of freelancers out in the world today, there is not as much competition as you might think.

Lie #2: “There’s too much competition for me to succeed”

Um, hello. Competition is a good thing as a freelancer, it means there is demand for your skills! Embrace it and learn to be unique and different from those around you.

This is where having a skill in a specific niche can serve you well. What do I mean by this? Let’s look at an example… say you’re a graphic designer. There are plenty of graphic designers freelancing right now, so how could you stand out? By specialising in bespoke logo design. You could also specialise in designing logos for a specific industry, or specialising in creating two-tone logos. There are plenty of ways to niche down.

Remember, there will always be someone better than you and there will always be someone worse than you… the opportunity lies in the middle of that. Find the clients that love working with YOU and keep them happy. That’s your only goal.”

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