re: How do I compete with Wix, SquareSpace, and WordPress as a freelancer? VIEW POST


No offence here, i get your point, but I think your question disturb's reality a little bit.

These products (WordPress not so much) claim that you can build your own website without any technical knowledge. but all they do is make sure that people don't have to learn parts of the underlying technology. It still takes a lot of time and energy to learn how to build a quality website with these products

I know from experience that most entrepreneurs have no time at all to learn these type of product. And they are often not at all interested in learning how to build a website themselfs.

Often they are only interested in the end result, not how that result is made or what products are used, and are happy to pay someone to advise them and realize that end result for them.

I agree that prices are under pressure because of these kinds of products, but that, when it comes to buisness to buisness, there is still a lot of work for developers to do.


The question does distort reality (intentionally), and I think my answer put simply is, "You don't." I've intentionally phrased it as it's been phrased to me by others so that they will find it.

New developers see these platforms and get scared. Their reality is distorted because they don't know what the reality looks like. They think this is the kind of work they would want to do and see software gobbling up marketshare for prices they can't touch. The intent here is to shift that mindset.

Thanks for reading and taking the time to reply!


In that case we do agree! :) I merely wanted to add my experience as a former freelancer dealing with clients.

Thanks for sharing. It’s much appreciated! 😊

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