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You perform a service. Then you get paid. That’s the definition of business in a nutshell. But what if your clients take their sweet time when it comes to compensating you? You need cash now. But in this case, your […]

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Whether you fear to spend your life doing a job that you have no passion for or you have been in the workforce for a while and are entering a mid-life crisis, it is common to consider a career change. […]

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The way you present your work can be the difference between getting your client’s approval and going back to the drawing board over and over again during the project, while both you and your client get frustrated. Below are a […]

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As a designer, do you struggle with understanding your client’s requirements? More often than not, making sense of the client’s demands and requests can be quite a daunting task. Here’s a scenario that’s quite common with designers and their clients. […]

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From Fortune 500 companies and failed startups to building a successful business on their terms, episode 8 of Freelance to Founder introduces you to Corbett Barr and Chase Reeves of Fizzle.co. To discover the mindset of a successful online business […]

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There are more than 50 million freelancers in the United States contributing over $700 billion to the economy. But despite freelancers’ growing ranks and influence, about 70% of them have reported being paid late or not being paid at all. […]

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With the growth in the gig economy, you have more and more people deciding to leave their regular 9-to-5 to become freelancers. However, for many people, this can be quite a transition, as freelancing comes with its own ups and […]

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You’ve witnessed numerous tricks people use to look smart in a meeting. Sarah Cooper wrote a book about it. The hilarious “100 Ideas to Look Smart in Meetings” hit bookstores in October 2016 and is still on the bestseller list. […]

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Phil Gerbyshak grew up in a town of 896 people in northern Wisconsin. He thought he was going to go on to be a professional baseball player, but a car accident while still in high school quickly changed Phil’s plans. […]

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Five years ago, I discovered I can make money with my writing. I was off to a promising start, having been hired as a regular writer for a popular tech blog. That gig ended abruptly and I was left without […]

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A typical work process for a freelancer is quite simple. The client finds you, a rate is mutually agreed, you complete the service and hand over the bill. But what if you take a break, and decide to go on […]

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One of the scariest parts of freelancing for me is dealing with money. I consider myself an artist, and don’t want to be bothered with things like finances and taxes. But in order to be successful as a freelancer, I […]

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July marks 6 months from switching from my 9-5 office job into a full-time freelance life. In the past 6 months there have been mountain highs, valley lows, and everything in-between. If you want to learn more about first-hand experience […]

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Becca Courtice wasn’t always a creative. In her early life, she was a sports nut and after university she became a project manager. What does she do now? She’s a highly-successful, full-time calligraphy instructor. Episode 5 of Freelance to Founder […]

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Ever notice how Amazon packages routinely come earlier than expected? They’ll tell you the package will arrive on or by the 27th, and when the package shows up on the 23rd, you are pleasantly surprised. Amazon sets themselves up to […]

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If you’re considering a career in graphic design, you’re probably wondering whether getting a degree is a good investment of your time and money. Graphic design degrees are generally graduate and post graduate degrees which are awarded by schools in […]

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When you have your side hustle ready to go and you’ve got a plan, there are still some practicalities that have to be dealt with…like your boss. You’ll need to carefully navigate your employment contracts, decide how to tell your […]

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I don’t think I took what is the normal path to starting an agency. Six years ago I was pretty happy managing a small computer shop. I had zero children. I was training to run a half marathon. Life was generally […]

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Caleb Wojcik wanted nothing to do with the entrepreneurial world. Caleb grew up knowing what it took to be an entrepreneur. His mother worked in a hospital, but his father made his living as an entrepreneur. For Caleb, the life […]

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As I’m sure you’ve already discovered by now, being a freelancer isn’t always the greatest thing. That revelation is probably not related to the core of your business, which is your product or service. No, instead it has to do […]

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According to Brandwatch, there are 2.3 billion social media users worldwide. Social media is a valuable opportunity to reach a large untapped audience. If people like what they see on your social media profiles, they’ll likely check out your website too. A problem […]

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When we first reached out to the Millo community for questions to discuss on our Sidegig podcast, one of the most commonly asked questions was: “If I’m working at a 9-5 job and I want to build a business AND […]

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Paraphrasing what the Beatles once famously sang, we can all get by with a little help. And as that’s true in life, it’s also true of our freelance businesses. A time might come when you’ll be better off accepting help […]

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“Out of necessity, ideas are born.” This is the philosophy AshLee Winterrose of Hide-A-Boo Hideouts lives by. AshLee is a mother, wife, and kindergarten teacher. And now, an entrepreneur who has started a company that’s all about children and family. […]

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You started your business because you were hoping for a better life. Life with more freedom. Freedom to hang out with your kids, or go for a run in the middle of the day. You were tired of putting in […]

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Gaining a foothold in a lucrative freelance field is difficult. You may have all the talent in the world, and produce high-quality work, but you may still be forced to sit back and watch as job after job is picked […]

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In episode 5 of SideGig, we interview show host Preston D Lee, the founder of this website, Millo. Preston grew Millo (the site you’re on right now), a highly successful blog and community, all while working in a full-time online marketing position, […]

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It’s no secret that the online world of freelancing is filled with providers who boast about their qualifications and throw proposals at every job that crosses their path. Though their intention is to make money, most of their time is […]

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Clay Mosley was fired from every job he ever held. His first job out of college was working as an insurance fraud investigator. It didn’t take long to realize that job wasn’t for him. For the next 10 years, Clay […]

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Have you ever tried to change someone’s perception of you after you’ve known or worked with them for a while? If you’ve tried, you’ll know it is incredibly difficult to do it—especially with siblings or family for example. Maybe you’ve […]

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Sean McCabe has always loved learning. As the oldest of 13 children (9 boys and 4 girls), Sean spent his early education in homeschool. In his family, learning on your own was encouraged. Sean soon found himself a voracious reader […]

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Going full-time freelance means leaving the comfort of a steady paycheck. But many freelancers find they make as much or more money once they make the switch. If you’re someone stuck in an office job or a freelancer wondering how […]

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What’s your passion? Do you have a talent that you wish could turn into a full-time side gig? In our fourth episode of SideGig, we’ll show you how one man took his passion and turned it into a successful business. […]

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Freelance photographers have a lot of amazing benefits on their side: doing what you’re passionate about, having a dynamic work environment, and improving your craft with each click. However, those things are unfortunately quite theoretical if you don’t have the […]

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I’ll never forget the day, roughly 18 years ago. It was about 7:30 p.m. and I was busy cleaning up after dinner for my family, which included my two children — ages three and a few months old. And then, the phone […]

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Anyone who says you can’t make money as a writer doesn’t know about all the ways that freelance writers are needed in the market. There are hundreds of opportunities out there, if you’re willing to think creatively and put the […]

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Many of us spend 40 to 50 hours a week in an office. But what are you doing with the rest of your time? You need to prioritize where you’re spending your time before and after your day job in order […]

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As a freelancer, your goal should be to offer something so good that your prospect can’t get it anywhere else. Or, at the very least, make your offer harder to compare to others. One way to do that is to […]

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Freelance designers are an ingenious lot, and they use a variety of ways to land clients. There is no one tried and true method to finding great gigs. It’s essential to be creative, proactive, and persistent — just as you […]

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Struggling with new leads? You need not look much further than your very own existing client list! You read that right. Your existing client list can be a gold mine, if you approach it with a new perspective and focused strategy. […]

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So you’re ready to finally dive in and actually start a side-hustle. You’re excited about the idea of more side-money, more stability, less dependence on your day job. But…where do you actually start when it comes to building a successful […]

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In two previous posts for Millo, I presented the idea of turning estimates into flat fees and also, how to determine that estimate in the first place. In this post, I’ll be discussing how you can live with, and be at […]

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Today, I’m excited to announce that we are officially one week away from launching season 2 of our first-ever podcast, Freelance to Founder. Last season, we brought you some incredible stories of freelancers and solopreneurs who scaled their businesses to be […]

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The other night I took my wife to dinner and she was in the mood for Italian. I couldn’t help but notice the waiter offering us everything from appetizers, wine, desert, and he even offered to alter the menu if […]

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