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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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My accountant slid a piece of paper across his desk to me, and in that instant, my heart sank. I’d gone in for what I thought was a routine meeting of updating my LLC paperwork. It was supposed to be […]

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As I was writing this article, my phone was ringing. I could see from my caller I.D. that it was a client. I didn’t answer it. It takes a lot of discipline for me to ignore a ringing cell phone. […]

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Being a freelancer who travels around can’t be simple and easy to manage. For one, you are always on edge thinking whether or not your next project will make the digital nomad lifestyle viable for another month. This is what […]

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So, you’ve decided to start your own creative agency? You probably need to hire remote workers, right? Since you’ve been part of the freelancing industry for a long time, you know that not all freelancers do things with responsibility and […]

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Here’s a tough truth about freelancing: no one tells you how much of your time you’ll be spending on project management. The upside? There are tons of amazing project management tools for freelancers on the market right now. Way more […]

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Nobody likes writing invoices, but we all like getting paid, don’t we? From web designing to providing digital marketing services, starting up and running a self-owned business requires a fairly in-depth knowledge of the various aspects of working with your […]

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When I first started freelancing, I looked everywhere for a freelance invoice app to help me streamline my online business. See, I used to have this invoice template built in InDesign and stored somewhere safe on my computer. Every time […]

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When I ask my two-year-old daughter to do something she doesn’t want to do, she has no problem telling me no. When I say, “Please put your shoes on,” she says, “No!” When I say, “Stop eating that crayon,” she […]

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Freelancing, as any other job, has its ups and downs. Do you know why so many people are attracted by the idea to do freelance work? Because it sounds so flexible. Do you know why so many of them give […]

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As the old saying goes – time is money. Nowhere else does this saying seems more crucial than in the world of freelancing. For a freelancer or a creative, managing the best out of his/her time is imperative. You’re on […]

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Admit it. You do it too. (But don’t worry, we all do… even the “best” among us.) Each time you decide to write new copy for your website… you don’t know where to start. You have an idea of how […]

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As a freelance writer, there comes a point where you face a dilemna. Should you write on one narrow topic or should you be open to accept different offers and write on almost any possible topic? Both of these options […]

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Tired of writing proposals that don’t get accepted or go unanswered? A common problem I hear is designers who spend a bunch of time and energy on a proposal, only for their prospect to reject it. Or, the prospect disappears […]

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Whether we consciously realize it or not, the truth is that we creative-types have been blessed with skills that not everyone possesses — or, at least, that they don’t utilize. We are, in many ways, special. As such, our skills […]

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One of my earliest clients was a fashion design company in Los Angeles who asked me to create a print ad for use in one of the larger industry trade magazines. Excited to be creating a design with such a […]

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Local clients. If you are a big fish in a small pond and are making it work, good for you. But I see comments like these below from freelancers all the time: “People won’t pay top dollar where I live […]

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Let’s not fool ourselves, inbound marketing is not a quick-and-easy 3-step job. In fact, it’s a process that requires constant attention, analysis and refinement. Maybe for that reason, those that are more likely to get involved in inbound marketing are […]

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