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Freelance to Founder

English, Finance, 27 seasons, 406 episodes, 4 days, 14 hours, 32 minutes
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If you're ready to blow past the "time for money" trap most freelancers are stuck in, then listen in on Freelance to Founder. Co-hosts Clay and Preston have both scaled their freelance business into successful teams & companies. Now, they offer these free coaching calls with freelancers ready to do the same. Each episode is a dose of real-world, practical, actionable advice to take your service-based business to the next level—with occasional surprise guest experts or deep dives on must-have skills for success. New shows every Thursday.
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[Q&A] Should I hire a CPA or use a tax software?

Today’s question comes from our free Mastermind group on Facebook. Anna Keith asks: "I’m getting ready to do my taxes and am considering trying software rather than hiring a CPA. What insights or pros/cons about using software vs. hiring a professional do you have?" This episode was originally aired on May 3, 2022. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Sponsors Our generous sponsors make this show 100% free to you. Support them at the link below. https://freelancetofounder.com/sponsors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/21/202416 minutes, 7 seconds
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[Q&A] Can I Put In-House Work in My Portfolio?

This episode's question came in via email. Nico works as a designer for a company right now, and he wants to start freelancing on the side and build a business. He said, “I was thinking of creating a portfolio, including the projects I've completed in my current company, but in a fictitious way (use different names, organizations, etc.) Also, state that this is a fictional project but that the process and outputs are the same. Do you think this will work to close deals? If you were a company that would be reviewing my portfolio, would you think that I'm experienced or just someone trying to fool you?” Note: we are not attorneys, and we will not even touch the question of if it’s something legal or not. We are not providing legal advice in any way. This type of advice should be provided by a certified professional, and we are not. This episode was originally aired in July 5th, 2022. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Sponsors Our generous sponsors make this show 100% free to you. Support them at the link below. https://freelancetofounder.com/sponsors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/14/202413 minutes, 21 seconds
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[Q&A] Best Software for Getting Paid Faster?

Today’s question comes from our free Mastermind group on Facebook. Darielle asks: "What's the BEST Software for getting paid faster?" Getting paid for your work FAST is key, but how do you make it happen? You'll get the answer here! This Q&A episode was originally aired on August 8th, 2023. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Sponsors Our generous sponsors make this show 100% free to you. Support them at the link below. https://freelancetofounder.com/sponsors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/8/202412 minutes, 7 seconds
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[Q&A] Rich Client Treats Me Like a Therapist

In today’s Q&A episode, Noah Tetzner finds himself in a tight spot. He’s got a high-paying client on a monthly retainer. And while this makes a ton of financial sense for his business, this client is starting to go way over scope by treating Noah a bit like a BFF or even a therapist at times. What’s a guy to do? We’ll help Noah out on this episode. Here we go. This episode was originally aired on November 28, 2023. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Sponsors Our generous sponsors make this show 100% free to you. Support them at the link below. https://freelancetofounder.com/sponsors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/30/202418 minutes, 57 seconds
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[Q&A] Can You Sell a Freelance Business?

On today’s Q&A episode - Nafeesa is wondering if there’s any way to keep the small, solo charm of her freelance business while also planning for an eventual exit. The real question: can you actually sell a freelance business? We’ve got the answer on today’s episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go. This episode was originally aired on November 21, 2023. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Sponsors Our generous sponsors make this show 100% free to you. Support them at the link below. https://freelancetofounder.com/sponsors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/23/202417 minutes, 20 seconds
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[Q&A] Free Money [Part 2]

I am joined by special guest co-host Austin Church on today's show. He is a very talented freelancer and the author of the new book, Free Money. It's all about growing your revenue as a freelancer, and we talked today about calculating your survival rate. That's the rate you need to stay in business as a freelancer. What's the minimum amount you need to make to stay in business? So, if you've wondered how to calculate that rate best, stay tuned for today's Q&A episode with Austin Church and me, Preston Lee. Here we go. Learn more about Austin's new book, Free Money. Sign up for Austin's free workshop, "Genius 5-minute freelancing hacks" To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Sponsors Our generous sponsors make this show 100% free to you. Support them at the link below. https://freelancetofounder.com/sponsors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/16/202427 minutes, 11 seconds
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[Q&A] Do Freelancers Need College?

On today’s Q&A Episode: Do you really need to go to college in order to be a successful freelancer? Listener Evan writes in to ask if he should invest in a master’s degree or skip the extra college.  And we’ve got our best answers on this episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go! This episode was originally aired on November 14, 2023 To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Sponsors Our generous sponsors make this show 100% free to you. Support them at the link below. https://freelancetofounder.com/sponsors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/10/202414 minutes, 30 seconds
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[Q&A] But...Should I Hire By the Hour?

On today’s Q&A episode, A former guest on the show, Jim, writes in with an important question: I know I shouldn’t charge by the hour, but shouldn’t I pay my subcontractors by the hour? You might be able to guess our answer. Or it might just surprise you.  Let’s find out on today’s episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go! This Q&A episode was originally aired on November 7th, 2023. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Sponsors Our generous sponsors make this show 100% free to you. Support them at the link below. https://freelancetofounder.com/sponsors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/2/202418 minutes, 43 seconds
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Free Money

I am joined by special guest co-host Austin Church on today's show. He is a very talented freelancer and the author of the new book, Free Money. It's all about growing your revenue as a freelancer, and we talked today about calculating your survival rate. That's the rate you need to stay in business as a freelancer. What's the minimum amount you need to make to stay in business? So, if you've wondered how to calculate that rate best, stay tuned for today's Q&A episode with Austin Church and me, Preston Lee. Here we go. Learn more about Austin's new book, Free Money. Sign up for Austin's free workshop, "Genius 5-minute freelancing hacks" To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Sponsors Our generous sponsors make this show 100% free to you. Support them at the link below. https://freelancetofounder.com/sponsors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/26/202424 minutes, 26 seconds
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[Q&A] Growing a Network from Scratch?

On today’s Q&A episode, Luqman writes in with a question.  He’s a brand-new freelancer and wants to know exactly how to build a freelance network and attract more clients.  We all know your network can lead to massive growth for your business. So Clay and I break down what has worked well for us and what has totally bombed when it comes to networking.  If you want to build your network fast, you should try FeedCoyote, the all-in-one freelance collaboration network platform. Click the link in our show notes to sign up for FeedCoyote completely free. Then, browse, search, and pick fellow freelancers with the right expertise to collaborate on your projects. It’s a referral network for freelancers, and it’s free to try. Click the link in this show’s description or visit this link. Alright, now on with today’s episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Sponsors Our generous sponsors make this show 100% free to you. Support them at the link below. https://freelancetofounder.com/sponsors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/19/202416 minutes, 18 seconds
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[Q&A] Team Size to Call Yourself an Agency

On today’s show: how many people does it take to call yourself an agency officially? Is it one, two, or more than that? This question got us thinking a bit about what it actually means to be an agency. Plus, we talk about our ideal team size and answer the question: How many is too many when it comes to your team? It’s all on this episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Book of the Month - Choose from a curated selection of the best new hardcovers and audiobooks every month. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable. HelloFresh - America's #1 Meal Kit now offering 18 Free Meals and Free Breakfast for Life! Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/12/202420 minutes, 24 seconds
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[Q&A] Cost of Starting an Agency?

On today’s Q&A episode — let’s talk money. Exactly how much should you save up before you can start your own agency? We do our best to answer this question, plus it got us asking: what in the world are we spending all of our money on these days in our own businesses. So, as a bonus, we break down our own finances a bit more to round out the episode.  It all starts right now on this episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Book of the Month - Choose from a curated selection of the best new hardcovers and audiobooks every month. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/5/202423 minutes, 34 seconds
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[Q&A] How Do I Get US Clients?

On today’s Q&A episode, Travis writes in with a problem: a few years ago, he moved from Australia to the U.S. to grow his video business. And while things went well at first, work has really slowed down, and he’s wondering: is there something about the U.S. market he’s completely missing?  Clay and I have never lived “down under,” but we have a few things to consider for anyone looking to break into the US market. It’s all on this episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go… To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN-accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable. HelloFresh - America's #1 Meal Kit now offers 18 Free Meals and Free Breakfast for Life! Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/27/202418 minutes, 16 seconds
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[Q&A] Is GoHighLevel Worth the Hype?

On today’s show, we’ve got the longest Q&A episode we’ve ever published—coming in at a whopping 50 minutes plus. Why so long? Well, I asked Clay a question that really got him riled up.  It has to do with his experience using the software GoHighLevel—which has exploded in popularity lately. But Clay’s experience was anything but ideal. You’ll see what I mean in this episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go. This episode was originally aired on October 24, 2023. Mentioned in this episode: Keap CRMs for Freelancers To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN-accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable. HelloFresh - America's #1 Meal Kit now offers 18 Free Meals and Free Breakfast for Life! Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/20/202458 minutes, 59 seconds
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[Q&A] Upcharge a Client for Subcontracting?

On today’s show: if you work with a sub-contractor, something we highly recommend—how much extra should you charge your client? And do they have to sign two different contracts? That’s what Kiki asks us in this Q&A episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go… This episode was originally aired on June 21, 2022. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable. Greenlight Financial - The all-in-one money and safety app for families. HelloFresh - America's #1 Meal Kit now offering 18 Free Meals and Free Breakfast for Life! Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/13/202416 minutes, 52 seconds
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[Q&A] Lost Your Passion?

In today's Q&A, Rachel Stoneking, from our free Facebook Mastermind Group asked how she could get the passion for her business back. She shares her personal feelings of anxiety and disappointment after losing clients with COVID-19 and getting burned out with everything around it. "How do you overcome these negative feelings and connect back with the passion for your business?" We'll learn a lot from this difficult BUT important question. This episode was originally aired on June 21, 2022. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable. Greenlight Financial - The all-in-one money and safety app for families. HelloFresh - America's #1 Meal Kit now offering 18 Free Meals and Free Breakfast for Life! Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/6/202415 minutes, 52 seconds
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[Q&A] Marketing Plan Help?

On today’s show, where do you start when it comes to making a marketing plan for your business? That’s what Thomassina asks us and—since Clay and I both have extensive marketing backgrounds—we end up having a lot to say about it. If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to marketing, then this episode is for you. This is Freelance to Founder. Here we go! To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN-accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/23/202422 minutes, 5 seconds
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[Q&A] Freelancer to Millionaire?

On today’s show: can you become a millionaire as a freelancer? Podcast listener Suman wrote in with that simple yet not-so-simple question, and we do our best to reveal whether or not you can get rich working as a freelancer. It’s all in this episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go! To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN-accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/16/202417 minutes, 55 seconds
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[Q&A] Can I Grow without Hiring?

On today’s Q&A episode, "Can you grow without hiring?" It’s a pretty tricky question we got from Tony—a freelance videographer in Paris, France. He wants to add graphic design, web design, SEO, social media, and many other services. And he wants to hire freelancers to do it. Is this a good strategy? Stick around through this episode to find out.  You’re listening to Freelance to Founder. Here we go… This episode was originally aired on September 19, 2023. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/9/202415 minutes, 50 seconds
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[Q&A] Giving Client Ownership?

On today’s Q&A episode, if you give your client full ownership of your creative work, how much should that cost, and how exactly do you even do that? That’s the question Nicole hits us with, and it opens up another discussion on who should own your work in the first place. It’s all in this episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Masterclass - Learn from the best, be your best. Get unlimited access to thousands of bite-sized lessons. Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. The Freelance Files - Done-for-you docs for better freelancing Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/26/202312 minutes, 43 seconds
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[Q&A] Predicting Income

On today’s Q&A Episode, how can you know what kind of revenue your business will make in the coming months or years? It’s called forecasting.  And forecasting as a freelancer or agency builder can be a real challenge.  Which may be why Garrett asks: what tool/template do you use to project cash flow over time? We give our two-part answer in this episode of Freelance to Founder. Let’s go. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Masterclass - Learn from the best, be your best. Get unlimited access to thousands of bite-sized lessons. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. The Freelance Files - Done-for-you docs for better freelancing Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/19/202316 minutes, 26 seconds
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[Q&A] Best Tools as I Grow?

On today’s Q&A episode, what are the best tools to use as your freelance business grows? That’s what Cesar asks us because his business is outgrowing tools like Google Drive.  So, Clay and I launch into our best advice on what makes a good business tool and what makes your business worse…  It’s all in this episode of Freelance to Founder. Let’s go! This episode was initially aired on September 12, 2023. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Masterclass - Learn from the best, be your best. Get unlimited access to thousands of bite-sized lessons. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. The Freelance Files - Done-for-you docs for better freelancing Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/12/202316 minutes, 45 seconds
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[Q&A] Rich Client Treats Me Like a Therapist

On today’s Q&A Episode, Noah Tetzner finds himself in a tight spot. He’s got a high-paying client on a monthly retainer. And while this makes a ton of financial sense for his business, this client is starting to go way over scope by treating Noah a bit like a BFF or even a therapist at times. What’s a guy to do? We’ll help Noah out on this episode. Here we go. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Masterclass - Learn from the best, be your best. Get unlimited access to thousands of bite-sized lessons. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. The Freelance Files - Done-for-you docs for better freelancing Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/28/202316 minutes, 57 seconds
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[Q&A] But...Should I Hire By the Hour?

On today’s Q&A episode, A former guest on the show, Jim, writes in with an important question: I know I shouldn’t charge by the hour, but shouldn’t I pay my subcontractors by the hour? You might be able to guess our answer. Or it might just surprise you.  Let’s find out on today’s episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go! To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Fabric by Gerber Life - Life insurance, wills, and tools to organize your family’s finances. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/7/202316 minutes, 43 seconds
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[Q&A] Are Proposals Really Worth Your Time?

Today’s question comes from our free Mastermind group on Facebook. Maja asks: "What are your best tips for writing proposals as a freelancer?" This episode was originally aired on May 17, 2022. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Fabric by Gerber Life - Life insurance, wills, and tools to organize your family’s finances. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/31/202316 minutes, 15 seconds
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[Q&A] Is GoHighLevel Worth the Hype?

On today’s show, we’ve got the longest Q&A episode we’ve ever published—coming in at a whopping 50 minutes plus. Why so long? Well, I asked Clay a question that really got him riled up.  It has to do with his experience using the software GoHighLevel—which has exploded in popularity lately. But Clay’s experience was anything but ideal. You’ll see what I mean in this episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go. Mentioned in this episode: Keap CRMs for Freelancers To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Fabric by Gerber Life - Life insurance, wills, and tools to organize your family’s finances. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/24/202356 minutes, 59 seconds
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[Q&A] Upcharge a Client for Subcontracting?

On today’s show: if you work with a sub-contractor, something we highly recommend—how much extra should you charge your client? And do they have to sign two different contracts? That’s what Kiki asks us in this Q&A episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go… To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Fabric by Gerber Life - Life insurance, wills, and tools to organize your family’s finances. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/17/202314 minutes, 52 seconds
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[Q&A] Lost Your Passion?

In today's Q&A, Rachel Stoneking, from our free Facebook Mastermind Group asked how she could get a passion for her business back. She shares her personal feeling of anxiety and disappointment after losing clients with COVID-19 and getting burned out with everything around it. "How do you overcome these negative feelings and connect back with the passion for your business?" We'll learn a lot from this difficult BUT important question. This episode was originally aired on June 21, 2022. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Fabric by Gerber Life - Life insurance, wills, and tools to organize your family’s finances. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/202313 minutes, 52 seconds
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[Q&A] Marketing Plan Help?

On today’s show, where do you start when it comes to making a marketing plan for your business? That’s what Thomassina asks us and—since Clay and I both have extensive marketing backgrounds—we end up having a lot to say about it. If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to marketing, then this episode is for you. This is Freelance to Founder. Here we go! To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Fabric by Gerber Life - Life insurance, wills, and tools to organize your family’s finances. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/3/202320 minutes, 5 seconds
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[Q&A] Freelancer to Millionaire?

On today’s show: can you become a millionaire as a freelancer? Podcast listener Suman wrote in with that simple yet not-so-simple question, and we do our best to reveal whether or not you can get rich working as a freelancer. It’s all in this episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go! To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/26/202317 minutes, 55 seconds
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[Q&A] Can I Grow without Hiring?

On today’s Q&A episode, "Can you grow without hiring?" It’s a pretty tricky question we got from Tony—a freelance videographer in Paris, France. He wants to add graphic design, web design, SEO, social media, and many other services. And he wants to hire freelancers to do it. Is this a good strategy? Stick around through this episode to find out.  You’re listening to Freelance to Founder. Here we go… To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Factor - Fresh, Ready-Made Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep. Use the code FREELANCE50 to get 50% off your first order! Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/19/202315 minutes, 54 seconds
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[Q&A] Best Tools as I Grow?

On today’s Q&A episode, what are the best tools to use as your freelance business grows? That’s what Cesar asks us because his business is outgrowing tools like Google Drive.  So, Clay and I launch into our best advice on what makes a good business tool and what makes your business worse…  It’s all in this episode of Freelance to Founder. Let’s go! To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Factor - Fresh, Ready-Made Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep. Use the code FREELANCE50 to get 50% off your first order! Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/12/202316 minutes, 45 seconds
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[Q&A] Charge by Hour or Project?

On today’s Q&A episode, if a client is willing to pay by the hour or by the project, which one should you choose? That’s part of Pennygoo’s question, and our answer might surprise you… Here we go! To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Factor - Fresh, Ready-Made Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep. Use the code FREELANCE50 to get 50% off your first order! HubSpot - The Science of Scaling - Talks with the most successful tech sales leaders to discover the science behind scaling a company’s revenue and sales. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/5/202319 minutes, 35 seconds
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[Q&A] Client-Converting Portfolio Tips

In this Q&A episode, Oliver asks us what it takes to create a portfolio that actually brings in new long-term clients. And since Clay and I are real marketing geeks, we have quite a few ideas for turning your sleepy portfolio into a client-converting machine. It’s all in today’s show, and it starts right now. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Factor - Fresh, Ready-Made Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep. Use the code FREELANCE50 to get 50% off your first order! HubSpot - The Science of Scaling - Talks with the most successful tech sales leaders to discover the science behind scaling a company’s revenue and sales. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/29/202318 minutes, 22 seconds
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[Q&A] Should I hire a CPA or use a tax software?

Today’s question comes from our free Mastermind group on Facebook. Anna Keith asks: "I’m getting ready to do my taxes and am considering trying software rather than hiring a CPA. What insights or pros/cons about using software vs. hiring a professional do you have?" This episode was originally aired on May 3, 2022. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Factor - Fresh, Ready-Made Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep. Use the code FREELANCE50 to get 50% off your first order! HubSpot - The Science of Scaling - Talks with the most successful tech sales leaders to discover the science behind scaling a company’s revenue and sales. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/22/202314 minutes, 7 seconds
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[Q&A] Can I Put In-House Work in My Portfolio?

This episode's question came in via email. Nico works as a designer for a company right now, and he wants to start freelancing on the side and build a business. He said, “I was thinking of creating a portfolio, including the projects I've completed in my current company, but in a fictitious way (use different names, organizations, etc.) Also, state that this is a fictional project but that the process and outputs are the same. Do you think this will work to close deals? If you were a company that would be reviewing my portfolio, would you think that I'm experienced or just someone trying to fool you?” Note: we are not attorneys, and we will not even touch the question of if it’s something legal or not. We are not providing legal advice in any way. This type of advice should be provided by a certified professional, and we are not. This episode was originally aired in July 5th, 2022. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Factor - Fresh, Ready-Made Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep. Use the code FREELANCE50 to get 50% off your first order! HubSpot - The Science of Scaling - Talks with the most successful tech sales leaders to discover the science behind scaling a company’s revenue and sales. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/15/202311 minutes, 21 seconds
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[Q&A] Best Software for Getting Paid Faster?

Today’s question comes from our free Mastermind group on Facebook. Darielle asks: "What's the BEST Software for getting paid faster?" Getting paid for your work FAST is key, but how do you make it happen? You'll get the answer here! To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Factor - Fresh, Ready-Made Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep. Use the code FREELANCE50 to get 50% off your first order! HubSpot - The Science of Scaling - Talks with the most successful tech sales leaders to discover the science behind scaling a company’s revenue and sales. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/8/202310 minutes, 7 seconds
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[Q&A] Rich Client Treats Me Like a Therapist

On today’s Q&A Episode, Noah Tetzner finds himself in a tight spot. He’s got a high-paying client on a monthly retainer. And while this makes a ton of financial sense for his business, this client is starting to go way over scope by treating Noah a bit like a BFF or even a therapist at times. What’s a guy to do? We’ll help Noah out on this episode. Here we go. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Factor - Fresh, Ready-Made Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep. Use the code FREELANCE50 to get 50% off your first order! Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/1/202316 minutes, 57 seconds
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[Q&A] Are Proposals Really Worth Your Time?

Today’s question comes from our free Mastermind group on Facebook. Maja asks: "What are your best tips for writing proposals as a freelancer?" This episode was originally aired on May 17, 2022. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: HubSpot - The Science of Scaling - Talks with the most successful tech sales leaders to discover the science behind scaling a company’s revenue and sales. Factor - Fresh, Ready-Made Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep. Use the code FREELANCE50 to get 50% off your first order! LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/25/202316 minutes, 15 seconds
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[Q&A] I've Lost My Passion, Now What?

In today's SHORT, Rachel Stoneking, from our free Facebook Mastermind Group asked how she could get a passion for her business back. She shares her personal feeling of anxiety and disappointment after losing clients with COVID-19 and getting burned out with everything around it. "How do you overcome these negative feelings and connect back with the passion for your business?" We'll learn a lot from this difficult BUT important question. This episode was originally aired on June 21, 2022. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: HubSpot - The Science of Scaling - Talks with the most successful tech sales leaders to discover the science behind scaling a company’s revenue and sales. Factor - Fresh, Ready-Made Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep. Use the code FREELANCE50 to get 50% off your first order! LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/18/202313 minutes, 52 seconds
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[SHORT] How to Handle 5 Common Nightmare Clients

We’ve had a lot of you send questions about difficult clients. So for today’s short, I’m pulling some audio from our YouTube channel to help you out. The video is from a talented freelancer, Josh, on just how to handle 5 common nightmare clients.  If you’ve ever been stuck with a bad client and not sure what to do, this video is for you. We’ll also link to our YouTube channel in the description if you want to catch more of our freelancing videos. This episode was originally aired on October 25, 2022. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: HubSpot - The Science of Scaling - Talks with the most successful tech sales leaders to discover the science behind scaling a company’s revenue and sales. Factor - Fresh, Ready-Made Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep. Use the code FREELANCE50 to get 50% off your first order! LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/11/202311 minutes, 25 seconds
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[SHORT] Extra Fee for Crazy Client?

Today’s question comes from Kirsty. She says, “Do you charge a rush fee? For example, it’s 5:22 pm, and a client asked if I could do an ad tonight. Considering how busy I am, clients need to understand that I don't work weekends unless we have an agreement.” To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Brevo (formerly Sendinblue) - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.brevo.com/founder/ Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/4/202311 minutes, 29 seconds
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[SHORT] Should I Refuse to Track My Hours?

Today's question comes from Jacquaniese, a member of our Facebook Mastermind Group. She says, “A client asked me to put “hours” on my work to justify it, but I don’t work on hourly rates. How do I kindly inform potential clients upfront that I work on project-based flat rates? I don’t want to sound rude, but I also will not put an hourly rate on my work to end up cheated.” To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. Brevo (formerly Sendinblue) - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.brevo.com/founder/ Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/27/202310 minutes, 38 seconds
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[SHORT] Am I Wrong to Turn Down This Client?

Today's question comes from Emma Noel, a member of our Facebook Mastermind Group. She says, "How do I politely turn down a client? I had a Zoom meeting with a potential client, and we left off with me saying I'd sent her a proposal. But since then, I've decided I don't want to work with her anymore. Apparently, she and her husband run two businesses. The client says she knows how to do everything but doesn't have the time, which is why they're hiring me. It sounds like there'll be a pain to work with. And I'd rather not deal with the hassle. So how do I politely say I'm not interested? To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. Brevo (formerly Sendinblue) - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.brevo.com/founder/ Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/20/202310 minutes, 29 seconds
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[SHORT] Dear Client, I Am Not a Free Tutorial

In today's question, Simon says, "I'm getting really annoyed with people asking me how to do things rather than paying me to do them for them. How do I tell clients they'll need to pay me to do things or look it up online and not use me as a tutorial instead?" Interesting question, Simon. Clay and I have some answers for you! To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. Brevo (formerly Sendinblue) - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.brevo.com/founder/ Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/13/20239 minutes, 55 seconds
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[SHORT] Should Referred Clients Pay Full?

Today's question comes from a Millo Mastermind member, Tamra. You can join our Free Facebook Mastermind Group at millo.co/mastermind She says. "If you've given a discount to a client before, and then they refer someone to you, how do you charge the referred client a fair price since they probably talked to the person you originally worked with, and that person told them what they paid?" Clay and I had a lot of thoughts about this question. Click play now! To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. Brevo (formerly Sendinblue) - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.brevo.com/founder/ Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/6/202310 minutes, 51 seconds
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[SHORT] "Why are you charging me that much?"

Today's question is, "How do I answer when a client asks me this question: How did you come up with your pricing?" So let's discuss your different options when you have clients saying, "How did you get to that price point?" or, in many cases, "Why are you charging me that much?" Let's dive in! To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/ Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/30/202312 minutes, 57 seconds
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[SHORT] How to Invoice for Extra Work

Today's question comes from our free Facebook Mastermind Group. Laura MCFalls says, "I ended up doing more work than was included in a proposal I sent to a client and forgot to send an updated estimate as promised. So now I'm wondering, do I send an invoice for the entire amount and hope that they're not upset? Or what should I do? For what it's worth, the client was fully aware of how much extra work there was and they were asking for the extra work. And when they went over the original scope, they were aware of it. So nothing was a surprise." Clay and I will do our best to answer. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/ Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/23/20238 minutes, 47 seconds
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[SHORT] How to Create a Portfolio When You Are a New Freelancer

Today's question comes from Brenda (a member of our free Mastermind Group). And Brenda says, "I'm new to writing, and I hope to put together a portfolio to showcase my skills and abilities. I don't have any professional experience or schooling in the field, so I'm wondering, what pieces or samples I should include on my portfolio to effectively demonstrate my writing ability and land paid writing gigs?" To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/ Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/16/20239 minutes, 14 seconds
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[SHORT] Does LinkedIn Cold Outreach Work?

Today's SHORT question comes from Robert. He says, "The past month or so, I've been focusing on LinkedIn." Robert's whole goal is to get leads through LinkedIn. And he says, "It's been great for getting people in my network, but not so great for getting leads. I get a few people scheduled twice, many noes, and a lot that never reply." And then, he asks for some advice or insight on the process. So we're going to give Robert a little bit of advice on where to go with his LinkedIn outreach. This episode was originally aired on October 18, 2022. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/ Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/9/202312 minutes, 26 seconds
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[SHORT] Should Your Client Choose How to Pay?

Today's question comes from our Facebook Mastermind Group (it's completely free. Join +11,000 freelancers and agency builders helping each other). Jay opened a discussion there that made us come up with the following question: When a client asks you, "Can I pay you with a cheque?" or "Can I pay you with PayPal?" - How much do you let the client determine how they're going to pay? And how much do you dictate how you get paid in your business? To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/ Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/2/202315 minutes, 13 seconds
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[SHORT] Impressing big-brand clients

On today's show, Chris calls in with another question: How do I build an impressive marketing plan for big-brand clients? This episode originally aired on April 12, 2022. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/ Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/25/202315 minutes, 49 seconds
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[SHORT] Am I Offering Too Many Services?

In today's SHORT, Brittany says, "I'm a freelance designer and a marketer located in New York. My question is, how do you keep clients engaged once they've signed on? I have a few clients that have signed up for monthly marketing support, etc, but the problem is, I can't get anything out of them. I need content and updates. I've tried emails, I've tried setting up monthly check in meetings, but nothing seems to really work. And because of this, I feel I'm failing them. They're paying their bills. But at the end of the day, I don't feel good about it, because my results aren't what they could be. I would love any advice." We've chatted about this in a full length episode previously, but it's been a while. We've probably learned something since then. So, we'll do our best to answer Brittany's question. This episode originally aired on August 09, 2022. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/ Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/18/202316 minutes, 36 seconds
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[SHORT] Passive Income for Freelancers: Myth or Reality?

In today's short, we’ll cover 4 powerful ways to build passive income into your freelance business. Passive income is the holy grail of any business. And the reason why is pretty obvious. Who doesn’t want to make money on autopilot instead of clocking in and out daily to earn a paycheck? So in today’s episode, we’ll share 4 of the most successful ways we’ve seen real freelancers grow their passive income. The audio for this episode was actually pulled from our YouTube channel, which we’ve been working really hard on recently. We partner with freelancing expert—like Josh who you’ll hear today—to release new videos every week.  You can subscribe at millo.co/youtube, by searching “millo for freelancers” on Youtube, or clicking the link in this episode’s description. This episode originally aired on August 09, 2022. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/ Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/11/202312 minutes, 6 seconds
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[SHORT] The Art of Niching Down

Today's question comes from Gielizza in our Facebook Mastermind Group. You can join here. Gielizza said, "I'm a visual identity designer, but I also have social media content retainers from different industries. And this 2023, I want to have more focus by having a niche or niching down. Did you figure out what projects or clients you wanted to work with? Did you check the pattern of the projects or clients you've been getting and focused on that? Please share your tips regarding niching down or finding your niche". Today I will answer this question with a special co-host: Christine Olivas from Co-Conspirators Agency. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/ Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/4/202318 minutes, 43 seconds
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[SHORT] Can I Become a Freelance Translator?

Today's question comes from Joshua in our Facebook Mastermind Group. You can join here. Joshua says, " is it completely unrealistic to try setting up as a freelance translator with only one second language and no formal translation qualification?" Today I will answer this question with a special co-host: Christine Olivas from Co-Conspirators Agency. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Moneygram - Fast, Simple, Reliable: Send Money Direct to a Bank Account. Stellar -an open network for storing and moving money. Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/ Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/28/202318 minutes, 44 seconds
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[SHORT] Can I Ask For More Money?

Today's question comes from Mel in our Facebook Mastermind Group. You can join here. Mel says, "I've worked freelance for the same company for three years. The company is growing, but the boss doesn't do salaried positions. My workload is increasing, so we need another person to assist me part-time, and I'll supervise them. So, would I be justified in asking for more money?" I think it's an interesting question for Mel, and today I will answer it with a very special co-host: Christine Olivas from Co-Conspirators Agency. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Moneygram - Fast, Simple, Reliable: Send Money Direct to a Bank Account. Stellar -an open network for storing and moving money. Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/ Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/21/202316 minutes, 1 second
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[SHORT] Will ChatGPT Kill Freelancing?

Today's question comes from Laura Bean. Laura submitted a question at freelance to founder.com/ask. And I love this question because it's been on my mind lately. Clay and I talked before we hit record about this AI and artificial intelligence and how it impacts our freelancer jobs. She said, "The recent launch of chat GPT and other AI advances have led me to question how I future-proof my business." So just for context, she's a copywriter. And I think I think writers are mainly concerned right now, but I digress. She says, "How do I future-proof my business in a world where I am in a profession that AI could completely take over? I don't think it's there yet. But it means significant changes to my industry. I'm sure I'm not the only copywriter with concerns. However, despite concerns, I also want to learn how to embrace this technology. Have you any thoughts about how you future proof of service-based business potentially competing with AI, or how we as copywriters integrate AI into our services?" This episode was originally aired on February 21, 2023. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/14/202320 minutes
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[SHORT] Where Do I Store Client Files?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Today's question comes from Laura Atwood Dueker, from our Mastermind Group on Facebook. You can join here. Laura says, "I've been freelancing for a long time and normally send my design files to my clients via email. However, I have a lot of repeat clients, and I would love to set up a file infrastructure so they can always access their files without them having to ask me for them. My website is on WordPress, so bonus if it integrates with WordPress." Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/7/202314 minutes, 38 seconds
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[SHORT] Late Invoice = No Paycheck?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Today's question comes from an anonymous poster at our Facebook Mastermind Group. She has done some design work for a company, and due to her pregnancy, she couldn't bill her client on time. Since some time has passed, the client seems to be trying to avoid paying the invoice. Can they really do that? Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/28/202314 minutes, 31 seconds
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[SHORT] How to Future-Proof Your Business in a World of AI

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Today's question comes from Laura Bean. Laura submitted a question at freelance to founder.com/ask. And I love this question because it's been on my mind lately. Clay and I talked before we hit record about this AI and artificial intelligence and how it impacts our freelancer jobs. She said, "The recent launch of chat GPT and other AI advances have led me to question how I future-proof my business." So just for context, she's a copywriter. And I think I think writers are mainly concerned right now, but I digress. She says, "How do I future-proof my business in a world where I am in a profession that AI could completely take over? I don't think it's there yet. But it means significant changes to my industry. I'm sure I'm not the only copywriter with concerns. However, despite concerns, I also want to learn how to embrace this technology. Have you any thoughts about how you future proof of service-based business potentially competing with AI, or how we as copywriters integrate AI into our services?" Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/21/202320 minutes
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[SHORT] Is It Too Soon to Raise My Rates Again?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Today's case comes from Tristan Brewer. Tristan is involved in many things, including going on the road as a performer and Upwork gigs. Tristan feels he can add value to his clients, but to make freelancing worth it and still be able to follow his other passions, he needs to raise his rates. Should he do it not to leave money on the table? Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/14/202315 minutes, 43 seconds
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[SHORT] From Zero to One Employee

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Today's question comes from Dan Gilbert. How can I take that jump from zero employees to one employee? He said, "the last five years, I've made the same amount of revenue per year, and I've decided I want to change that. Between production work, selling, marketing, and accounting. I have a lot going on, but I don't make enough to hire someone yet." And so then he asks the question, "How can I take the jump from zero employees to one? Should I hire contractors instead? So I can focus more on selling and less on doing production work? We'll have some awesome things to share with Dan here! Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/7/202318 minutes, 25 seconds
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[SHORT] How Can I Be a More Confident Freelancer?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Robert shared this question in our Millo Mastermind Group. It's a free Facebook group, and it has like 11k freelancers in it. And we love bouncing questions back and forth with each other and learning from one another. Robert asks, "Can you share your path on how you started freelancing and what you focused on to build up your skills and confidence?" Join my special guest Adam and me as we do our best to answer Robert's question. This episode originally aired on November 1st, 2022. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/31/202319 minutes, 40 seconds
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[SHORT] How do I pitch a retainer?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. On today's show, Dwaynia calls in with a question: How can I introduce a retainer option to people who inquire about services? This episode originally aired on March 29, 2022. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: LinkedIn Jobs: Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/24/202313 minutes, 32 seconds
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[SHORT] Is Freelancing Really Worth It?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Today's question comes from Travis Hostetter. He says, "I'm only a month into freelancing. I've just made $95 with another $500 on the way. The flexibility I have with my time is amazing. But losing a strong W-2 income has been hard. I'm in a position financially where I can be patient, but there are also operating opportunities to earn significant income as an employee. What are some of the biggest pros or positives of being a 1099 freelancer. How can being a 1099 outweigh the W-2 when the taxes are so high?" He's basically struggling to decide if really this freelancing thing is worth it when there's so many higher-paying opportunities out there. Today I'm joined by my friend, Adam Wright, and we're ready to answer. This episode aired originally on November 15, 2022. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/17/202316 minutes, 31 seconds
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[SHORT] Impressing big-brand clients

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. In today's SHORT, Chris calls in with another question: How do I build a marketing plan that is impressive to big-brand clients? This episode aired originally on April 12, 2022. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/10/202317 minutes, 49 seconds
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[SHORT] Should I Make This Big Leap Into a Different Industry?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. In today's SHORT, Preston asks Clay for advice in regards to a new business opportunity, that while enticing, would require Preston and his wife to make a leap into an unknown industry. Join us to learn more about the deal that Preston is considering and also how you can approach big leaps in your own business. This episode aired originally on June 14, 2022. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/3/202317 minutes, 34 seconds
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[SHORT] Should I Rebrand My Business?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Today's SHORT was a surprise. I usually read these to Clay beforehand, but I totally blindsided him with this one. It came from our Mastermind Group. It's free Facebook group, with 12,000 of us in there. It's a blast, and we learn a ton from each other. This person submitted their question anonymously, so that's exciting. They said, "have you guys tried coming back as a different brand?". For me, the question is, "have you ever tried to rebrand your business?" Or "should you ever rebrand your business?" Let's do our best to reply! Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: On Deck - Meet other founders. Build great things. Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/27/202221 minutes, 14 seconds
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[SHORT] Engaging a Client Who's Ghosting You

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. In today's SHORT, Brittany says, "I'm a freelance designer and a marketer located in New York. My question is, how do you keep clients engaged once they've signed on? I have a few clients that have signed up for monthly marketing support, etc, but the problem is, I can't get anything out of them. I need content and updates. I've tried emails, I've tried setting up monthly check in meetings, but nothing seems to really work. And because of this, I feel I'm failing them. They're paying their bills. But at the end of the day, I don't feel good about it, because my results aren't what they could be. I would love any advice." We've chatted about this in a full length episode previously, but it's been a while. We've probably learned something since then. So, we'll do our best to answer Brittany's question. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: On Deck - Meet other founders. Build great things. LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/20/202218 minutes, 36 seconds
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[SHORT] Am I Offering Too Many Services?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. In today's SHORT, Brittany says, "I'm a freelance designer and a marketer located in New York. My question is, how do you keep clients engaged once they've signed on? I have a few clients that have signed up for monthly marketing support, etc, but the problem is, I can't get anything out of them. I need content and updates. I've tried emails, I've tried setting up monthly check in meetings, but nothing seems to really work. And because of this, I feel I'm failing them. They're paying their bills. But at the end of the day, I don't feel good about it, because my results aren't what they could be. I would love any advice." We've chatted about this in a full length episode previously, but it's been a while. We've probably learned something since then. So, we'll do our best to answer Brittany's question. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: On Deck - Meet other founders. Build great things. LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/13/202218 minutes, 36 seconds
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[SHORT] Does Niching Down Waste My Skills?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. In today's SHORT, we'll answer a question that comes from our YouTube channel. Lupin says, "We understand the riches are in the niches however, many of us have multiple skills and feel it is wasted when it comes to niching down. How can I capitalize from all my skills and experience?" This episode aired originally on June 07, 2022. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: On Deck - Meet other founders. Build great things. LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/6/202213 minutes, 25 seconds
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[SHORT] When Sub-Contractors Don't Deliver

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Today’s question comes from our free Mastermind group on Facebook. John-Luke Ward asks: How do you deal with freelancers that don't deliver as agreed? This SHORT aired originally on April 19, 2022. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: On Deck - Meet other founders. Build great things. LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/29/202213 minutes, 12 seconds
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[SHORT] How do I find product/market fit?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. On today's show, Chase calls in with a question: What's a good "gut check" or "litmus test" for finding the perfect product/market fit? This episode aired originally on April 5, 2021. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: On Deck - Meet other founders. Build great things. Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Business Brain - The Entrepreneurs' Podcast Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/22/202214 minutes, 52 seconds
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[SHORT] Is Freelancing Really Worth It?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. today's question comes from Travis Hostetter. He says, "I'm only a month into freelancing. I've just made $95 with another $500 on the way. The flexibility I have with my time is amazing. But losing a strong W-2 income has been hard. I'm in a position financially where I can be patient, but there are also operating opportunities to earn significant income as an employee. What are some of the biggest pros or positives of being a 1099 freelancer. How can being a 1099 outweigh the W-2 when the taxes are so high?" He's basically struggling to decide if really this freelancing thing is worth it when there's so many higher-paying opportunities out there. Today I'm joined by my friend, Adam Wright, and we're ready to answer. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: On Deck - Meet other founders. Build great things. LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence ExpressVPN - The VPN that just works Business Brain - The Entrepreneurs' Podcast Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/15/202216 minutes, 31 seconds
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[SHORT] Responding to an Impatient Client

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Today's question comes from Prithvi in the Millo Mastermind Group. It's just a free Facebook group of 11,000 freelancers hanging out, asking questions, learning from one another. It's a lot of fun. Prithvi's question is, "How do I explain to my client that it's going to take time to increase the number of website visitors and he isn't going to get 100 website visitors overnight?" So it's obvious that Prithvi does maybe some SEO work, some online traffic, or online marketing. I think the real question is like, "how do I manage expectations? I have a client who wants results like yesterday, but I know that real valuable results are going to take some time." Adam and I will do our best to answer! Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: On Deck - Meet other founders. Build great things. LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence ExpressVPN - The VPN that just works Business Brain - The Entrepreneurs' Podcast Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/8/202214 minutes, 35 seconds
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[SHORT] How Can I Build My Confidence?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Robert shared this question in our Millo Mastermind Group. It's a free Facebook group, and it has like 11k freelancers in it. And we just love bouncing questions back and forth with each other and learning from one another. Robert asks, "Can you share your path on how you started freelancing and what you focused on at the start to build up your skills and confidence?" Join me and my special guest Adam as we do our best to answer Robert's question. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: On Deck - Meet other founders. Build great things. LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence ExpressVPN - The VPN that just works Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/1/202219 minutes, 40 seconds
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[SHORT] How to Handle 5 Common Nightmare Clients

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. We’ve had a lot of you send questions about difficult clients. So for today’s short, I’m pulling some audio from our YouTube channel to help you out. The video is from a talented freelancer, Josh, on just how to handle 5 common nightmare clients.  If you’ve ever been stuck with a bad client and not sure what to do, this video is for you. We’ll also link to our YouTube channel in the description if you want to catch more of our freelancing videos. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/25/202213 minutes, 25 seconds
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[SHORT] Does LinkedIn Cold Outreach Work?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Today's SHORT question comes from Robert. He says, "The past month or so I've been focusing my efforts on LinkedIn." Robert's whole goal is to get leads through LinkedIn. And he says, "It's been super great for getting people in my network, but not so great for getting leads, I get a few people scheduled twice and many noes, and a whole lot that never reply at all." And then he asks for some advice or insight on the process. So we're going to give Robert a little bit of advice on where to go with his LinkedIn outreach. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/ Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. The Economist - Develop an informed understanding about topics that matter to you. Expert analysis. Global perspective. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. ExpressVPN - The VPN that just works. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/18/202214 minutes, 26 seconds
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[SHORT] Should I Keep My Social Accounts if I Rebrand?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Today's SHORT question comes from Emily. She says, "Hey, guys, I have a social media marketing question. My client is rebranding and going into a different niche. Should she create a new Instagram account or just start adding new content to the existing account? She doesn't have too many followers, so that's not an issue. Thanks in advance for your help. Let's get Emily an answer! Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/ Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. The Economist - Develop an informed understanding about topics that matter to you. Expert analysis. Global perspective. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. ExpressVPN - The VPN that just works. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/202213 minutes, 14 seconds
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[SHORT] Best Proposal & Contract Software?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Today's SHORT question comes from Paul Dittus. He says, "I'm looking for ways to speed up and automate my proposal/contract process. I've been looking at a few different tools, but I'm not quite sold yet. So far the best bang for the buck seems to be the all-in-one solutions like HoneyBook, Dubsado, HelloBonsai, and ClientJoy. I would love to hear what tools you use for creating your proposals + CRM." I think this is a great question. Let's get Paul an answer! Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/ Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. The Economist - Develop an informed understanding about topics that matter to you. Expert analysis. Global perspective. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. ExpressVPN - The VPN that just works. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/4/202217 minutes, 9 seconds
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[SHORT] What Goes in My Portfolio When I'm Brand New?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Today's SHORT question comes from Christine Williams. She says, "What type of work did you choose to put in your portfolio when you were starting out? I don't have much because I no longer have access to things I've done at previous jobs. Did you do mockups for fake businesses or services?" I think this is a great question. Let's get Christine an answer! Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: CrowdHealth - Forget what you know about health care. Meet health care crowdfunding. Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/27/202220 minutes, 13 seconds
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[SHORT] Can I Really Raise My Rates?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Today's question comes from Annie Milner, who was on the show previously. It was great to hear back from her again. She says, "I have a question. I haven't raised my rates in two to three years, partly due to COVID. I currently charge $75 per hour. Do you think that's it's too drastic to raise to $85 per hour? Important to note that I quote on a per project basis, so it's unlikely most clients will even notice. I'm about to write a new contract with a retainer client, though, who actually nudged me about raising my rates. So really, the question is, you know, can I raise my rates? Should I raise my rates?" Special thanks to special guest co-host Christine Olivas. Learn more at https://coconspiratorsagency.com/ Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/ Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/20/202219 minutes, 40 seconds
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[SHORT] Got My First Client...Now What?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Today's question comes from Christine Williams, who asks, "I have found my first client, and she said she will refer me whenever necessary, but, how do I get the next client? I prefer not to spend money on client generation before there's any money coming in", Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Special thanks to special guest co-host Christine Olivas. Learn more at https://coconspiratorsagency.com/ Support our Episode Sponsors: Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/ Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/13/202220 minutes, 17 seconds
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[SHORT] - Are There Non-Spammy Networking Groups?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Today's question comes from our Facebook Mastermind Group (it's completely free. Join +11,000 freelancers and agency builders helping each other). Robert asks, "What tricks or tactics have you used to find good local or professional groups? All the ones around my area just seem to be full of spam." Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/ Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/6/202220 minutes, 48 seconds
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[SHORT] Using the Same Contract for Every Client

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Today's question comes from our Facebook Mastermind Group (it's completely free. Join +11,000 freelancers and agency builders helping each other). Erin just became a full-time freelancer, and she has many questions. One of them is, "Do you use the same contract template with most clients, or do you craft different contracts depending on the project? Would you be willing to share the contract that works best for you?" Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/ Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/30/202217 minutes, 39 seconds
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[SHORT] Should Your Client Choose How to Pay?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Today's question comes from our Facebook Mastermind Group (it's completely free. Join +11,000 freelancers and agency builders helping each other). Jay opened a discussion there that made us come up with the following question: When a client asks you, "Can I pay you with a cheque?" or "Can I pay you with PayPal?" - How much do you let the client determine how they're going to pay? And how much do you dictate how you get paid in your business? Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/ Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Zapier - The automation platform that connects your work apps and does repetitive tasks for you. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/23/202217 minutes, 13 seconds
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[SHORT] Should You Delegate Client Communication?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Today's question comes from our Facebook Mastermind Group (it's completely free. Join +11,000 freelancers and agency builders helping each other). Robert posted there, "Has anyone found or utilized a virtual assistant to handle communications with clients? I have this one client that keeps nagging me to give him updates like every day by 5 pm. I'm so busy doing client work that I really just need someone to help me out with this." His question is, "can I use a virtual assistant to handle client communication?" Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/ Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Zapier - The automation platform that connects your work apps and does repetitive tasks for you. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/16/202214 minutes, 24 seconds
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[SHORT] Building Passive Income as a Freelancer

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. In today's short, we’ll cover 4 powerful ways you can build passive income into your freelance business. Passive income is the holy grail of any business. And the reason why is pretty obvious. Who doesn’t want to make money on autopilot instead of clocking in and out everyday to earn a paycheck? So in today’s episode, we’ll share 4 of the most successful ways we’ve seen real freelancers grow their passive income. The audio for this episode was actually pulled from our YouTube channel which we’ve been working really hard on recently. We partner with freelancing expert—like Josh who you’ll hear today—to release new videos every week.  You can subscribe at millo.co/youtube, by searching “millo for freelancers” on Youtube, or clicking the link in this episode’s description. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/ Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Zapier - The automation platform that connects your work apps and does repetitive tasks for you. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs In this episode: Millo's YouTube Channel for Freelancers Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/9/202212 minutes, 6 seconds
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[SHORT] Fixing an Invoice Mistake

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. In this SHORT: Have you ever sent the wrong amount on an invoice? Laura has. And she’s not sure exactly what to do next. We’ve got her covered with some great advice. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/ Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Zapier - The automation platform that connects your work apps and does repetitive tasks for you. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/2/202217 minutes, 8 seconds
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[SHORT] When To Hire a Project Manager

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. On today's show, our friend Chris calls in with a question: when's the right time to hire a project manager and how can I do it without killing our creativity? Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Thrive - Join the $0 self-employment movement. Get all of the benefits of an employer, with none of the hassles. Zapier - The automation platform that connects your work apps and does repetitive tasks for you. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/26/202215 minutes, 13 seconds
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[SHORT] Should I Give Up Files for Free?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Today's question comes from our Free Mastermind Group on Facebook. Kevin asks this question, "Two years ago, I did a rebrand for an old work colleague and his company. It went down well and was well received. Yesterday, their Marketing Manager got in touch saying that they've been making a few tweaks to some of their documents internally and wanted to update the brand guidelines document reflecting this. They were asking if I was able to share the packaged design files with them? Now I know the owner but part of me goes 'hang on, I don't want to share the InDesign Brand Guidelines file with them as that's losing potential work for me, or maybe if they have someone else doing brand work then they just want my file'? Where do people stand on this? Or am I overthinking it? I don't want to fall out with my old colleague but at the same time feel a bit weird about giving them the deck to do what they want with it for free?" Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Thrive - Join the $0 self-employment movement. Get all of the benefits of an employer, with none of the hassles. Zapier - The automation platform that connects your work apps and does repetitive tasks for you. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/12/202216 minutes, 54 seconds
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[SHORT] Can I Put In-House Work in My Portfolio?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. This episode's question came in via email. Nico works as a designer for a company right now, and he wants to start freelancing on the side and build a business. He said, “I was thinking of creating a portfolio, including the projects I've completed in my current company, but in a fictitious way (use different names, organizations, etc.) Also, state that this is a fictional project but that the process and outputs are the same. Do you think this will work to close deals? If you were a company that would be reviewing my portfolio, would you think that I'm experienced or just someone trying to fool you?” Note: we are not attorneys, and we will not even touch the question of if it’s something legal or not. We are not providing legal advice in any way. This type of advice should be provided by a certified professional, and we are not. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Thrive - Join the $0 self-employment movement. Get all of the benefits of an employer, with none of the hassles. Zapier - The automation platform that connects your work apps and does repetitive tasks for you. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/5/202214 minutes, 18 seconds
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[SHORT] HELP! Client Spouse Getting in the Way

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Today's question comes from our FREE Mastermind Group on Facebook. Anne asks, "I've been working with a client for several years, and it's been an excellent relationship. However, the spouse is now interfering with the design of printed marketing materials. Now she has decided to start creating her own designs, in spite of the visual appearance I'm trying to build across all marketing materials. The clients so far does not appear to be willing to put a stop to it. Could anyone who has successfully salvaged a similar situation? Give me some advice on how to eject the spouse from the design work?" So, you know, the real question is - if someone's interfering with this process that you've already set up with your client, how do you politely fix the situation? Let's dive into it! Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: The Economist - Develop an informed understanding about topics that matter to you. Expert analysis. Global perspective. Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Thrive - Join the $0 self-employment movement. Get all of the benefits of an employer, with none of the hassles. Zapier - The automation platform that connects your work apps and does repetitive tasks for you. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/28/202214 minutes, 53 seconds
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[SHORT] I've Lost My Passion, Now What?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. In today's SHORT, Rachel Stoneking, from our free Facebook Mastermind Group asked how she could get a passion for her business back. She shares her personal feeling of anxiety and disappointment after losing clients with COVID-19 and getting burned out with everything around it. "How do you overcome these negative feelings and connect back with the passion for your business?" We'll learn a lot from this difficult BUT important question. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: The Economist - Develop an informed understanding about topics that matter to you. Expert analysis. Global perspective. Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Thrive - Join the $0 self-employment movement. Get all of the benefits of an employer, with none of the hassles. Zapier - The automation platform that connects your work apps and does repetitive tasks for you. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Mentioned in this episode: Traction by Gino Wickman The Happiness of Pursuit by Chris Guillebeau Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/21/202216 minutes, 31 seconds
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[SHORT] Should I Make This Big Leap Into a Different Industry?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. In today's SHORT, Preston asks Clay for advice in regards to a new business opportunity, that while enticing, would require Preston and his wife to make a leap into an unknown industry. Join us to learn more about the deal that Preston is considering and also how you can approach big leaps in your own business. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: The Economist - Develop an informed understanding about topics that matter to you. Expert analysis. Global perspective. Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks   LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Thrive - Join the $0 self-employment movement. Get all of the benefits of an employer, with none of the hassles. Zapier - The automation platform that connects your work apps and does repetitive tasks for you. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/14/202217 minutes, 34 seconds
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[SHORT] Does Niching Down Waste My Skills?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. In today's SHORT, we'll answer a question that comes from our YouTube channel. Lupin says, "We understand the riches are in the niches however, many of us have multiple skills and feel it is wasted when it comes to niching down. How can I capitalize from all my skills and experience?" Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Wix - Create a website you are proud of. Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks - Use F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands! LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Thrive - Join the $0 self-employment movement. Get all of the benefits of an employer, with none of the hassles. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. ButcherBox - Get your meat delivered, for free, right to your door. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/7/202213 minutes, 25 seconds
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[SHORT] Selling Old Files to a Client

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. In today's SHORT, we'll answer a question that comes from our Facebook group. Haley says, "I'm looking for advice on selling my files to a client that I've decided to stop working with. How would you go about pricing this for the client?" Click play NOW to discover the answer. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Wix - Create a website you are proud of. Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks - Use F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands! LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Thrive - Join the $0 self-employment movement. Get all of the benefits of an employer, with none of the hassles. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. ButcherBox - Get your meat delivered, for free, right to your door. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/31/202211 minutes, 21 seconds
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[SHORT] What Does Your Freelance Pricing Say About You?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. In today's short, I want to answer one of the most common questions we get in our Facebook group. Multiple times a week, we have freelancers ask about pricing. What should I charge for a specific service? How much should I charge to send files? Am I charging too little? Or too much? So, in response, I’d like to share a few of my thoughts on what your freelance pricing says about you. This audio for this episode was actually pulled from our YouTube channel which we relaunched recently with some really great new videos. This is the video version! You can subscribe at millo.co/youtube or by searching “millo for freelancers” on Youtube. In addition to super helpful videos, we’re constantly giving away prizes to subscribers too, so check it out. Again it’s millo.co/youtube. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/ Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Magic Mind - World's first productivity drink. Thrive: Join the $0 self-employment movement. Get all of the benefits of an employer, with none of the hassles. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. ButcherBox: Get your meat delivered, for free, right to your door. Talkspace: Feeling better starts with a single message. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/202213 minutes, 26 seconds
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[SHORT] Are Proposals Really Worth Your Time?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Today’s question comes from our free Mastermind group on Facebook. Maja asks: "What are your best tips for writing proposals as a freelancer?" Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/ Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Magic Mind - World's first productivity drink. Thrive: Join the $0 self-employment movement. Get all of the benefits of an employer, with none of the hassles. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. ButcherBox: Get your meat delivered, for free, right to your door. Talkspace: Feeling better starts with a single message. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/17/202218 minutes, 4 seconds
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[SHORT] Best Software for Getting Paid Faster?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Today’s question comes from our free Mastermind group on Facebook. Darielle asks: "What's the BEST Software for getting paid faster?" Getting paid for your work FAST is key, but how do you make it happen? You'll get the answer here! Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/ Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Magic Mind - World's first productivity drink. Thrive: Join the $0 self-employment movement. Get all of the benefits of an employer, with none of the hassles. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. ButcherBox: Get your meat delivered, for free, right to your door. Talkspace: Feeling better starts with a single message. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/10/202212 minutes, 6 seconds
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[SHORT] Should I hire a CPA or use a tax software?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Today’s question comes from our free Mastermind group on Facebook. Anna Keith asks: "I’m getting ready to do my taxes and am considering if I should try a software rather than hiring a CPA. What insights or pro/cons about using software vs hiring a professional do you have?" Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Nearside - Free business banking that rewards you LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Magic Mind - World's first productivity drink. Thrive: Join the $0 self-employment movement. Get all of the benefits of an employer, with none of the hassles. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Streak: Get 20% off your first year of their Pro plan - their most popular option. ButcherBox: Get your meat delivered, for free, right to your door. Talkspace: Feeling better starts with a single message. Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/ Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/3/202216 minutes, 8 seconds
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[SHORT] Client Pays Every Month, But Doesn't Call Me...

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Today’s question comes from our free Mastermind group on Facebook. Kristy Gardner asks: My client is happily paying her retainer bill every month but not sending any work for me to do. How would you deal with something like this? Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Nearside - Free business banking that rewards you LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Magic Mind - World's first productivity drink. Thrive: Join the $0 self-employment movement. Get all of the benefits of an employer, with none of the hassles. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Streak: Get 20% off your first year of their Pro plan - their most popular option. ButcherBox: Get your meat delivered, for free, right to your door. Talkspace: Feeling better starts with a single message. Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/ Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/26/202211 minutes, 28 seconds
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[SHORT] When Sub-Contractors Don't Deliver

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Today’s question comes from our free Mastermind group on Facebook. John-Luke Ward asks: How do you deal with freelancers that don't deliver as agreed? Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Nearside - Free business banking that rewards you LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Magic Mind - World's first productivity drink. Thrive: Join the $0 self-employment movement. Get all of the benefits of an employer, with none of the hassles. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Streak: Get 20% off your first year of their Pro plan - their most popular option. ButcherBox: Get your meat delivered, for free, right to your door. Talkspace: Feeling better starts with a single message. Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/ Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/20/202213 minutes, 12 seconds
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[SHORT] Impressing big-brand clients

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. On today's show, Chris calls in with another question: How do I build a marketing plan that is impressive to big-brand clients? Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Nearside - Free business banking that rewards you LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Magic Mind - World's first productivity drink. Thrive: Join the $0 self-employment movement. Get all of the benefits of an employer, with none of the hassles. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Streak: Get 20% off your first year of their Pro plan - their most popular option. ButcherBox: Get your meat delivered, for free, right to your door. Talkspace: Feeling better starts with a single message. Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/ Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/12/202217 minutes, 49 seconds
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[SHORT] How do I find product/market fit?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. On today's show, Chase calls in with a question: What's a good "gut check" or "litmus test" for finding the perfect product/market fit? Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Compiler - De-mystifying tech, one question at a time. LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Magic Mind - World's first productivity drink. Thrive: Join the $0 self-employment movement. Get all of the benefits of an employer, with none of the hassles. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/ Streak: Get 20% off your first year of their Pro plan - their most popular option. ButcherBox: Get your meat delivered, for free, right to your door. Talkspace: Feeling better starts with a single message. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/5/202214 minutes, 52 seconds
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[SHORT] How do I pitch a retainer?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. On today's show, Dwaynia calls in with a question: How can I introduce a retainer option to people who inquire about services? Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Compiler: De-mystifying tech, one question at a time. LinkedIn Jobs: Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Thrive: Join the $0 self-employment movement. Get all of the benefits of an employer, with none of the hassles. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/ Streak: Get 20% off your first year of their Pro plan - their most popular option. ButcherBox: Get your meat delivered, for free, right to your door. Talkspace: Feeling better starts with a single message. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/29/202213 minutes, 32 seconds
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[SHORT] Should I hire a project manager?

Big news today! We're excited to share our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. On today's show, our friend Chris calls in with a question: when's the right time to hire a project manager and how can I do it without killing our creativity? Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Compiler: De-mystifying tech, one question at a time. LinkedIn Jobs: Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Thrive: Join the $0 self-employment movement. Get all of the benefits of an employer, with none of the hassles. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/ Streak: Get 20% off your first year of their Pro plan - their most popular option. ButcherBox: Get your meat delivered, for free, right to your door. Talkspace: Feeling better starts with a single message. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/22/202215 minutes, 13 seconds
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Should Managers Code?—Introducing 'Compiler', an original podcast from Red Hat

To listen to more episodes or subscribe to Compiler, click here. Technology can be bold. But it can also be complicated. Compiler breaks down the big questions about tech and the tech industry in this new original podcast. On today's bonus episode, I share with you a brand new podcast called 'Compiler', an original podcast from Red Hat. Becoming a manager can be a triumphant milestone of working life. It’s often a recognition of leadership and, in the tech industry, technical skill. Many argue those skills necessarily become casualties to the management track. But it’s hard to let go of your creative side to make room for managing others. Can they do both? Should managers code? It’s an old question that never seems to receive a clear answer. From the Red Hat offices to the moons of Jupiter, Compiler explores why it’s such a complex issue. We spoke with Red Hatters who are vocal about what role, if any, managers have in the code base—and why they fight to keep their hands on keys for as long as they can. Featured guests Chris Bredesen Laurie Krebs Mark Little Bob McWhirter Shoshana Collins Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Compiler - Demystifying tech, one question at a time. Blinkist - Understand books & podcasts in 15 minutes You can search for Compiler anywhere you get your podcasts. A big thank you to Compiler for their support of Freelance to Founder. *** This show is a part of the Podglomerate network, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter for more information about our shows, launches, and events. For more information on how The Podglomerate treats data, please see our Privacy Policy.  Since you're listening to Freelance to Founder, we'd like to suggest you also try other Podglomerate shows surrounding entrepreneurship, business, and careers like Rocketship.fm and Creative Elements. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/28/202124 minutes, 41 seconds
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Introducing 'Creative Elements'

After working with creatives for 10+ years, Clay and I know it can be hard making a living from your art and creativity. If your creative business needs a little boost, I suggest you listen to Creative Elements—a really great podcast from my friend Jay Clouse. Creative Elements is a highly produced narrative-interview show where Jay talks to high-profile, successful creators about how they built a business from their creativity. He’s had conversations with legendary marketer Seth Godin, Grammar Girl founder, Mignon Fogarty, Atomic Habits author, James Clear, and Etsy expert Morgan Nield, just to name a few. Track down the full episode we recently shared right here in the Freelance to Founder feed and have a listen for yourself. You won’t be disappointed. In fact, you’ll be inspired to keep moving forward, leveraging your creativity to build a business you can be proud of. You should subscribe and listen to Creative Elements on Spotify, Apple Podcasts  or wherever else you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/22/20211 hour, 15 seconds
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Will Clients “Subscribe” to Freelancing?

On today’s episode we mix it up a bit with Craig Solid—a consultant in the healthcare space. Craig’s business is going well and he’s trying to figure out how to better serve his clients on an ongoing basis and potential find some subscription revenue as well. What we uncover is a potential mismatch between the target client and product offering. All of us leads us into a much-needed conversation about offering the right services for the right people at the right time. It’s an eye-opening episode for freelancers and agency builders at any stage. ========= JOIN OUR FIRST-EVER GROUP CHALLENGE HERE (code 'podcast' to save 30%) It's our 5-Days to Recurring Revenue challenge and it's going to be insanely fun and helpful. After 5 days of live video calls, worksheets, homework, and community chat, you'll leave with an irresistible service product to offer clients for a flat recurring fee each month plus everything you need to pitch, sell, and scale this high-revenue model. Only ~25 people get in on this first round, so click here to claim your seat and we'll see you soon! ========= Apply for your own on-air coaching call We'd love to feature your business and offer some free on-air advice for growing your business. To see if you're a good fit, click here. Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts: If you enjoy the show, can you do us a favor and leave us an honest rating and review on Apple Podcasts? We'll love you forever. Click here to leave a review. Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Remote Works — a podcast that tells extraordinary stories of teams that made the shift to working remotely. (Listen to Remote Works Podcast Sneak Peek) Zyro — Create a beautiful website or online store for less. Melio — Free and easy accounts payable for small businesses. LinkedIn Jobs — Find the right person with LinkedIn Jobs. Dripify — Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs — Get more freelance jobs. *** This show is a part of the Podglomerate network, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter for more information about our shows, launches, and events. For more information on how The Podglomerate treats data, please see our Privacy Policy.  Since you're listening to Freelance to Founder, we'd like to suggest you also try other Podglomerate shows surrounding entrepreneurship, business, and careers like Rocketship.fm and Creative Elements. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/26/202058 minutes, 58 seconds
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I Caught Covid-19 and Lost Half My Business. But Then....

Imagine catching the coronavirus and losing half of your clients in less than 48 hours. That's what happened to today's guest, Jim Huffman. Jim runs GrowthHit, a conversion-focused agency serving tech companies and startups. When Covid-19 hit the U.S. in March of this year, Jim got an email from one of his clients asking to put their work “on hold”—which was all fine and well until another client cut them off….and another… and another.  The pandemic had led to Jim’s company losing almost half a million dollars in potential client sales for the year. To top it all off, Jim caught the coronavirus while traveling for work. Not long after, Jim recovered from the illness and his business rebounded from the loss. And in this episode, we peel back exactly how Jim recovered and pull out lessons you can apply to your business as we all cope with Covid together. Be a guest on an upcoming episode: We'd love to feature your business and offer some free on-air advice for growing your business. To see if you're a good fit, click here. Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts: If you enjoy the show, can you do us a favor and leave us an honest rating and review on Apple Podcasts? We'll love you forever. Click here to leave a review. Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Toggl — Simple time-tracking tool you'll thank us for later. Linkedin Jobs — Post healthcare and front-line jobs for free. Participate — Create a space for collaboration, communication and learning. SolidGigs — Get more freelance jobs. Dripify — Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. Recently from the Millo blog: 24 Places to Get Freelance Jobs on Autopilot in 2020 *** This show is a part of the Podglomerate network, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter for more information about our shows, launches, and events. For more information on how The Podglomerate treats data, please see our Privacy Policy.  Since you're listening to Freelance to Founder, we'd like to suggest you also try other Podglomerate shows surrounding entrepreneurship, business, and careers like Rocketship.fm and Creative Elements. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/16/202057 minutes, 15 seconds
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Cold Pitching vs. Content Marketing

On today’s call, we chat with Mihai Zamfir who has done some incredible work in building a presentation design company. Mihai gets a fair amount of new clients using sites like Upwork and other freelance marketplaces, but he’s ready to start finding better clients in more intentional ways. All of this leads us to an answer-rich coaching session all about short-term vs. long-term sales strategies.  Cold-pitching vs. Content marketing.  On the one hand, cold-pitching is hard and has notoriously bad conversion rates. On the other hand, content marketing is very time and labor intensive. So what’s the right path for you? We’ll help you answer that question and many more in today’s episode. Be a guest on an upcoming episode: We'd love to feature your business and offer some free on-air advice for growing your business. To see if you're a good fit, click here. Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts: If you enjoy the show, can you do us a favor and leave us an honest rating and review on Apple Podcasts? We'll love you forever. Click here to leave a review. Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Participate — Create a space for collaboration, communication and learning. Notion — The all-in-one workspace for all your notes, wikis, and important tasks. SolidGigs — Get more freelance jobs. Dripify — Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. More resources related to today's episode: Clay recommends finding a quality CRM. Here are our top recommendations: 10 Best CRM for Freelancers Ready to Get Organized Preston recommends using something like Reply.io to scale up your outreach. *** This show is a part of the Podglomerate network, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter for more information about our shows, launches, and events. For more information on how The Podglomerate treats data, please see our Privacy Policy.  Since you're listening to Freelance to Founder, we'd like to suggest you also try other Podglomerate shows surrounding entrepreneurship, business, and careers like Rocketship.fm and Creative Elements. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/18/202058 minutes, 40 seconds
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From charitable "underwear run" to building a $6,500 /mo. business helping startups and freelancers

Mat Sherman doesn't do anything the "traditional" way. That includes building his business which centers around two primary products: Publoft and Gigloft. In this episode, you'll hear Mat's story including his college charitable efforts organizing an "undie run," his time with famed Angel investor Jason Calacanis, and the projects he's working on today to help more freelancers connect with quality clients. If you enjoy this episode, please leave us an honest rating on Apple Podcasts. Thank you to our Sponsors for supporting this episode: Wix - Design & develop custom websites for your clients in less time with the most innovative web design platform. Start Now. FreshBooks - Let FreshBooks follow-up with clients so you can focus your time on what matters most. Listeners of FTF can try Freshbooks completely free for 30 days—without even using a credit card. Simply visit Freshbooks.com/ftf. This podcast is a production of Millo. Latest from the Millo blog: 9 Passive Income Ideas for Designers Who Need More Cashflow in 2020 *** This show is a part of the Podglomerate network, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter for more information about our shows, launches, and events. For more information on how The Podglomerate treats data, please see our Privacy Policy.  Since you're listening to Freelance to Founder, we'd like to suggest you also try other Podglomerate shows surrounding entrepreneurship, business, and careers like Rocketship.fm and Creative Elements. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 21 seconds
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BONUS: Chris Do - From immigrant childhood to millions in revenue and winning an Emmy

After his family immigrated to the U.S. from Vietnam, Chris Do never imagined his artistic interests could eventually propel him into a successful life-long career. Now, years later, he's an Emmy Award-winning designer growing an agency that works with some of the biggest companies in the world.    Now, after years of building his agency, Chris is building something new: *The Futur*. It's an educational platform for designers—and it's taking off.  We'll be back very soon with season 6 of Freelance to Founder.  *** This show is a part of the Podglomerate network, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter for more information about our shows, launches, and events. For more information on how The Podglomerate treats data, please see our Privacy Policy.  Since you're listening to Freelance to Founder, we'd like to suggest you also try other Podglomerate shows surrounding entrepreneurship, business, and careers like Rocketship.fm and Creative Elements. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/7/201939 minutes, 50 seconds