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Are you a freelancer working from home, on project to project, wondering how you can increase your income?  You could just increase your rates, right? How about expanding and managing a team of freelancers… I can’t afford that I hear […]

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To make it as a freelancer, you have to charge more than you were making as an employee. In today’s episode of My Freelance Life, Andy walks us through some of the biggest differences between working a standard 9-5 job […]

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What’s the biggest challenge of a freelancer? It’s what someone from the outside thinks is the biggest advantage of this kind of job: managing your own time. Yes, the ability to work under your own schedule is an advantage. However, […]

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 Jake Jorgovan has started a lot of businesses—from recording punk rock bands in his basement as a teenager to designing websites for multiple clients. But Jake recently learned that if he wanted to scale to something bigger than his […]

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As technology expands quickly and the business world undergoes major changes, people become quickly interested in the online market. Why? Because it is simple to understand, and can bring amazing advantageous for its workers. Remote work is the future of […]

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When Andy got serious about building his profile on UpWork around 8 months ago, he may not have imagined that it would eventually give him the ability to quit his job and freelance full-time. But that’s exactly what happened. Now, […]

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5 am wake-up calls, 15-hour work days, no weekends, and very little sleep. More than likely that doesn’t sound like a very enticing life to anyone, myself included. However, a little less than a year ago, that was my every […]

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 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 […]

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A big part of being a freelancer is scouring job boards. We’ve all been there, and we’ve all done it. We’ve all spent hours staring into the computer screen, reading listing after listing, just hoping to find a great freelance […]

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Taking your schedule into your own hands can be magical. But it can also present a very unique set of challenges—which Andy is discovering now that he’s his own boss. One of the biggest reasons Andy started freelancing was to […]

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If you’re starting out in freelancing (or in anything really), you sometimes have to do some work at a heavily-discounted, sometimes free price. This is especially true if you’re not really established in the industry. If you’re coming from an […]

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Today we’re excited to announce that in one week, we’ll be coming at you with Season 4 of our most listened-to podcast, Freelance to Founder. And this season is going to be something else! We’ve got some incredible stories and […]

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Don’t you love interruptions? I often think that my day would be so much better if I wore some sort of magical hat so that people would know exactly when I was in the middle of an epiphany so that […]

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Welcome to episode one of My Freelance Life—a brand-new podcast from the team here at Millo. I’m Preston—founder of Millo—and joining me on the show is my friend Andy. A few months ago, Andy and I worked together at a […]

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You decided to start your own freelancing business? That’s a great decision! With so many clients and freelancers out there, you can be the link between the two sides of the industry. Maybe you just need freelancers for an individual […]

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Working from home is often the first choice when you are a freelancer. Sometimes, freelancers travel, work from hotels, or go to coffee shops, but those aren’t your only options. How about a place you can get more business from […]

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When most people think of negotiation, they think of hostages and they start to get nervous. But the negotiation phase is a good thing. It means your potential customer is very interested in your services. It’s the last step in […]

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What if you’ve been building your side-business for a while now and you’re just not seeing the traction you had hoped for? Should you throw in the towel? Quit? Give up? That’s the discussion we get into on today’s episode […]

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Gig economy company Fiverr has acquired AND CO—a human+app solution for managing your freelance business. Earlier today, I received an email from Mario, the Chief of Staff at AND CO which has quickly become one of my favorite Saas products […]

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 Today, we’re excited to launch our third podcast—one we’ve been working on for months—called My Freelance Life. The show takes a unique approach to exploring the world of freelancing. Just a few months ago, I worked at a small tech […]

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How do I take my first step towards entrepreneurship? The only concrete answer I could give you, is that there is no sure answer. The path of entrepreneurship is just as unique and unpredictable as the lifestyle it offers. A […]

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As a graphic designer, you’ve built up a solid portfolio of impressive work. But it won’t do you any good sitting on your desk or on a website that nobody knows about, right? A portfolio is only useful if it […]

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And on today’s episode of Sidegig, we ask a really tough question: when is the right moment to take your side-hustle full-time? While not everyone with a side-hustle aspires to quit their day job, plenty of people can’t wait until […]

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There are only three main ways to earn more revenue in your freelance business: 1. Get more clients 2. Get clients to buy from you more frequently 3. Get paid more per project Of the three, getting paid more per […]

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It’s pretty incredible how one simple post can change everything for you. A couple of days into August I was perusing Instagram, probably trying to kill time while standing in line for groceries, when I discovered something called the #minsgame. […]

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When you’re basically working two jobs (hustling on your side-business and working at a day job) it can be really easy to burnout. Not to mention, working on your business can often compete with family time, volunteer obligations, and other […]

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If you’re in business, there’s always one thing that’s on the top of your mind: Whether you’re starting out and need to get your first few clients, or you’re re-positioning your existing business to attract higher-quality, better paying clients, the […]

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I know, I know. It’s Self-Employment 101, but it’s something I was absolutely ignoring. Three months ago, I had no idea how much I spent on my business each month. While I could have probably figured out a ballpark figure […]

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Building a successful side-business is no easy task. And it can be even more difficult when you feel like you’re all alone in your journey toward entrepreneurship. That’s why on today’s episode the three of us brainstorm a list of […]

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More creatives and developers are migrating away from traditional forms of employment – what’s stopping you? The concept of the path of least resistance has been buried in my mind from an early age. I think it stems from soldering […]

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I became a digital nomad about 2 years ago, so most people in my field would consider me a newbie. Nevertheless, I have something to share with you. Although my job rarely had me traveling, I loved it in some […]

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From day to day, freelance writing becomes one of the most widespread activities and one of the most demanded; how strange it would not seem at first sight. Hence, there is no surprise in such modern tendency since not every […]

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The life of digital nomads look so glamorous. Armed with nothing more than your MacBook and hiking gear, you trot to the top of a mountain and start working away the moment you reach the summit. But ‘freelancing on the […]

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Every freelancer makes mistakes. As creative business owners, it’s the nature of the beast. Thankfully, most business mistakes are private, their damage is known only to us which makes them easier to fix. Then there are mistakes that clients immediately […]

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When I first decided to quit my job and freelance, I had visions of waking up when I wanted, earning loads of money and traveling the world. The reality was, I was living at home with my parents, working long […]

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Freelancing is the future of the modern workforce. It offers benefits for both the contractors and the freelancers, to connect and deliver work quickly and efficiently. Freelancing, however, has its own challenges. Sometimes you need to bid for jobs against […]

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No one ever said starting a side-hustle was going to be easy. In fact, building a business on the side of your 9-5 day job brings with it a unique set of challenges. That’s not to say it’s not worth the […]

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Over my 30 years of offering creative services, not once did I consider revealing my prices to anyone but my clients. What changed my line of thinking was when I became a client myself. Walking a mile in my clients’ […]

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Competition can suck. But really, only if you want it to. If you work it right, competition can actually be a huge advantage. And I’m not talking about those smarmy marketing schemes where you research your competition to find out […]

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Today’s podcast episode will gear you up with the top tools for growing a successful side-business. Side-businesses are unique. You have limited time during the day (sneaking in a quick phone call on your lunch break, anyone?) and you have a […]

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Have you ever wondered how certain businesses or brands just seem to have their finger on the pulse, perfectly anticipating what their clients want and need? What gives? What secret do they know that you don’t? They know the secret […]

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Are you taking it easy this holiday season? If you run a thriving business, maybe you can afford to take a month off. But the truth is that many companies are doing two things right now: Scrambling to ramp up […]

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If you think the first steps to starting your side-business include building a website, printing business cards, or getting a shiny new logo, we’ve got news for you—you’re dead wrong. We explain why in our most recent episode of our […]

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Let’s face it, being a one-person show is a tough job. You have to organize your work schedule alone, plan projects, talk with clients, and keep all your books up to date, all the while getting yourself motivated to complete […]

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