Episode 6: Not feeling threatened by freelance marketplace websites, with Nick Longo

About This Episode

Host Josh Hoffman talks with Nick Longo, a creative executive with more than 20 years experience in the design and retail industry, as well as the founder of Longo Designs.

Josh and Nick cover a lot in this episode, including:

  • How freelancers can deal with the potential threat of freelance marketplace websites
  • The importance of being passionate, but “not precious”
  • How to avoid getting stiffed by a client
  • Using Dropbox to make client relations more efficient
  • The essence of a personal brand (Spoiler: It's not your talents or services.)

Talking Points

Quotes From This Episode

  • "You cannot compare the service you give as a freelance professional to these online, very cheap, very quick, inexperienced people who are doing the work for a lot less. Don't feel threatened by that."
  • "As long as you are prepared and do your homework and lay out a plan in advance, it can happen."
  • "You're worth the shot to try."
  • "What's going to keep people coming back is the service you provide, that partnership you provide, and you being something they depend on."
  • "When you create something and it changes people's lives, or enhances people's lives ... being able to do that inspires me."
  • "Be passionate, but do not be precious."
  • "Be a destination that people will look at and say, 'That person will solve my problem. That person will do something great for me and make my life a little easier.'"

About the Show

Hosted by Epic Freelancing founder Josh HoffmanEpic Freelancing: The Podcast takes you inside the minds of epic freelancers.

Epic Freelancing is the go-to resource for freelancers who want to achieve financial success, creative freedom and lifestyle design.

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