Thanks for sharing your expert take on it. My story is almost reversed.

I started with Premium rates (through word-of-mouth and not Upwork), and now, the rates on any freelancing platform make it impossible for me to even consider listing my profile there.

And you're so right about premium projects expecting solutions to difficult problems for you. I talk directly with the Founders/CEOs and often take part in decisions that change the direction of the company.

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