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In this episode, we interview Chris Cobb of Armstrong Transport. His story is very different from many we’ve told on Freelance to Founder.  Our guest built his business with a dwindling cash reserve and with no knowledge of the business […]

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If you provide any sort of service or product to a client or customer, then you need to properly learn how to write an invoice. Learning how to write an invoice can be incredibly simple, but there are undoubtedly a […]

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Before starting my career as a full-time freelance blogger, I used to sell landing page designing gigs on Fiverr part-time. Back then, I used to make $2,000+ each month with little effort on my end, and so far I’ve made […]

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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. Lucky for you, there is a huge selection of tools for freelancers at your fingertips. The upside? There are tons of […]

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As an individual contractor, freelancer, or independent entrepreneur, you may have run across the term value-based pricing (VBP) when formulating your business plan and pricing strategy. So, just what is value-based pricing? And, when is it important to use? According […]

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This is our interview with Eric Cacciatore, founder of Restaurant Unstoppable – a restaurant business podcast that enjoys a loyal audience and generates over six figures in revenue.  After working towards a career as a commercial pilot for 8 years, […]

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When it comes to sales and marketing, startups face many challenges. Marketing will build your business depending on how well you use it. Do it in the wrong way, and you will be wasting money and making fewer sales than […]

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Everyone who’s anyone with high-paying freelance clients always seems to say the same thing: Get prospects on the phone. Talk to them. Make yourself stand out with a conversation. So, you do. You get brave, and start asking client prospects […]

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This is the story of Will Hatton, founder of TheBrokeBackpacker.com and a jack-of-all-trades turned blogger/entrepreneur who converted his passion into a 9-business empire making 7 figures in revenue.  Will’s multiple ventures have not only allowed him to give back to […]

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One of the best things about today’s technology is that it allows people to work from anywhere in the world. Many location-independent jobs are available and some people, such as digital nomads, center their entire lives around traveling while they […]

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Does this scenario sound familiar? You’re up at night, face lit in the glow of your computer screen, searching for the best client gifts that someone will actually love. You know you should be getting back to the thousand other […]

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I’ve tried almost every method of finding clients, short of busking on the street. I even met a client in line for coffee once! I found clients using sites like Upwork, I’ve used Facebook groups, cold emailing, and word-of-mouth referrals. […]

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There was a time when people could only dream of having a job in which they could pick their own working hours and location. Today, that’s a reality that millions of people are enjoying across the globe. This is all […]

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In this day and age, it is easier than ever to make money online. Probably half of your friends (at the very least) already have some kind of side hustle – an art shop on Etsy, selling collectibles on Ebay, […]

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Adam Preiser was enjoying an early retirement in his 30’s. That was until he started experimenting with YouTube—showing non-developers how to rapidly build sophisticated websites with WordPress. It all started with one video. A throwaway, almost, with a few affiliate […]

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Freelancing is a great way to make a living. You get to spend your career working on interesting and rewarding projects, working flexible hours and having the freedom to live and work where you choose. All those are fantastic benefits. […]

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Today, we talk to Whitney Hansen, who is a personal finance coach and host of The Money Nerds, a Plutus award-winning podcast. As an adjunct professor in personal finance, she teaches overwhelmed millennials how to accelerate paying off debt and […]

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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 you work for a client, you give them your time, your expertise, and your own personal touch. You give them a piece of yourself. So when a client doesn’t pay you for your work, it feels personal. In this article, […]

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Today, you’ll hear the story of Krista Stryker, founder of 12 Minute Athlete. Krista is living a comfortable life. She’s married, lives in Los Angeles, California. She’s got her own fitness app, an incredible YouTube channel. Blogs for days on […]

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How do you feel about planning? Does having a plan make you feel more secure and productive? Or does it feel restrictive, overwhelming (where to start!), even intimidating? Wherever you fall on the spectrum, it’s cool. But make no mistake. […]

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So you’re a writer, eh? Do you know just how lucky you are to live right now where the Internet and online business has made finding remote writing jobs easier than ever before? (Skip the intro and jump to our […]

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Today, you’ll hear the story of Baird Hall, founder of Wavve.co. If you’ve seen these cool social videos floating around that feature short excerpts of podcast episodes, with a neat audiowave bouncing to the beat of the voices in that […]

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When it comes to showing your portfolio website, you may have panicky flashbacks of your fourth-grade teacher staring intently at your blank paper as you’re admonished to “show your work!” But all these years later, showing your work is a […]

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Freelancing is on the rise and for a good reason. With more people deciding to leave the 9-to-5 for remote work, the demand for freelance job sites has increased greatly. You don’t have to brave the traffic every day when […]

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In today’s episode of Freelance to Founder, you’ll hear the story of Sonia Simone, co-founder and Chief Content Officer of Copyblogger. Copyblogger is a massive business that’s gone through quite the evolution over the years. If you’re into content marketing, […]

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It’s a pretty common complaint among desk-jobbers: “I hate my boss.” Most people, unfortunately, do not have the luxury of choosing who they report to. Some are lucky and are managed by qualified and professional people, while others need to […]

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Today, you’ll hear the story of Chris Ronzio, founder of Trainual. We’re talking to someone who was at the `15-month mark when we interviewed them. And he’s built his business to the $2 Million level in annual revenue. But when […]

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Have you ever responded to the question “How are you?” with “I’m SO busy!!!”? I know I have. But really, when did our lives become so overwhelming that we’d offer such a poor answer to a genuinely nice question? All […]

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This is episode number 50 of freelancetofounder and today you’re going to hear about Allie Smith, solopreneur, expert copywriter and founder of Creative Gangsters. Allie helps multiple 6 and 7 figure entrepreneurs connect with their ideal client, motivate them to […]

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There’s absolutely no question sites like Upwork can be a really quick way to find new clients and get freelance jobs. I used to be skeptical of sites like Upwork thinking only low-balling clients hung out there—waiting to take advantage […]

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In today’s business world there’s one form of communication that surpasses phone calls, face to face meetings, instant messaging, and traditional mail — it’s email! Email is how just about everyone communicates, and because of this fact it’s imperative you […]

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In today’s episode, we feature the story of Tiila Abbitt – CEO and founder of AetherBeauty. Tiila is in her first year of starting her own beauty brand, Aether Beauty, having served for years as an expert product developer at […]

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One of my favorite things about the Millo community is just how creative everyone seems to get with promoting their freelance business. Hands-down, one of the best stories ever was when David wrote this post about printing and wearing a […]

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“How do I gracefully tell a client I am increasing my rates? I’m upping my hourly rate by about 35%, which is approximately a $12 increase. This client is bigger than any of my other clients, and takes up more […]

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Have you ever woken in the middle of the night gripped with fear because you don’t see a future for your creative career or business? If you’re feeling anything other than a Zen-like calm right now, you’re not alone. You’re […]

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Welcome to a brand new season of Freelance to Founder and a new era for the show! We embrace a new, more casual and long-form approach to sharing our founder stories. And we hope you enjoy it as much as […]

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Whether you’re interested in starting a blog or building your online portfolio you’ve probably had at least one person recommend WordPress as the website builder or content management of choice. Naturally, WordPress is an industry leader and might be a […]

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If I had to define my character, I’d say I’m pretty optimistic.  I genuinely want to see the best in people, assume things will work out for the best, and believe that there’s an intelligent force greater than myself that’s […]

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If you’re looking to gain knowledge, motivation, or just some good business advice — look no further. We’ve asked 5 people to share with us the best business books they would recommend. Below, we’ve divided our list into categories — […]

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During my days as an agent for creative directors, art directors and copywriters, I was asked by a large national brand to provide an estimate for tagline development. When I quoted the fee, the woman on the end of the […]

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We have a super founder to introduce to you today. A great story of a military wife. An extremely busy and motivated mother and wife who decided to mix her two passions – education and photography – into a highly […]

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With the emergence of more powerful smartphone devices, there is a wide range of tools available for freelance designers. Many of these apps are free, yet versatile and have a lot to offer. Finding the right tools can make your […]

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Landing projects can be a tough nut to crack regardless of whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned freelancer. Stiff competition is always out there, but that doesn’t mean your proposal template shouldn’t stand out from the rest. By creating […]

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