Today, there’s a global competition in the coding market. If you create your coding business online, you compete for business with coders all around the world.
And there are great coders in India, Pakistan, and other countries who have a great advantage in terms of pricing flexibility—it’s much easier to reduce prices if you are living in non-expensive areas. If you are living in Silicon Valley, you need to charge premium prices just to be able to afford basic housing.
Before you conclude that you don’t have a chance of pursuing this freelancer thing, stay with me. If the world was that easy, America would already be out of business.
This is far from true—American coders are thriving these days.
Now, how can you possibly compete in the global economy as a coder in a developed nation?
The answer is simple and straight: don’t compete for price. You need to provide superior perceived value. That’s it.
If you compete for perceived value, you can easily earn six figures in the US.
Watch the video to learn more:
How can you improve perceived value?
- Establish predictability through testimonials and positive ratings.
- Communicate well, be responsive, be positive.
- Become a marketing and sales pro (e.g. create your own community).
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While working as a researcher in distributed systems, Dr. Christian Mayer found his love for teaching computer science students.
To help students reach higher levels of Python success, he founded the programming education website Finxter.com. He’s author of the popular programming book Python One-Liners (NoStarch 2020), coauthor of the Coffee Break Python series of self-published books, computer science enthusiast, freelancer, and owner of one of the top 10 largest Python blogs worldwide.
His passions are writing, reading, and coding. But his greatest passion is to serve aspiring coders through Finxter and help them to boost their skills. You can join his free email academy here.