Depending solely on marketplaces like Upwork to find work is one of the biggest mistakes you can make as a freelancer.
Why? Because you can’t trust these big corporate websites.
You’ll never know when a marketplace will change their platform fee, change the terms of service, or even ban your account for no reason.
Ditching Upwork and freelance marketplaces was the best decision I’ve made and it’s the reason why I was able to earn more as a freelancer.
I’ve included an entire chapter in my book, Freelance Like Pro, about ditching freelancing sites. But I wanted to shed more light on the topic through this article.