This global pandemic has put the final nail in the coffin of freelance web design. The industry has been slowly fading away over the last few years and now I believe it's totally dead in the sense that it is no longer possible to make a sustainable full-time living if all you're offering to do is build websites for people. It had a good 21-year run.
What was the cause of death?
These three things:
- Global Competition
- Dropping Prices
- Value Shift (this is the big one)