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Ask any digital marketing agency and they’ll tell you email marketing is, and always will be, of utmost importance because it’s one of the main ways brands connect with their audience. Well, just like marketing in general, email marketing is […]

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Sometimes there comes along a freelance project you can’t say no to. It’s stimulating, even frustrating to some extent – but at the end of the day is just the right mix. In this week’s episode, Andy gives us insights […]

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An ArtistCEO is someone who is multi-passionate, trying to balance both business and artistic pursuits. In ArtistCEO podcast, we follow the journey of one woman trying to make business and art live in harmony. When host Kerri Lowe met our […]

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When you start your own business you soon realize that the people who surround you can help you grow your brand. Your loyal customers are usually the ones who trust and like you. Therefore, your professional network plays a very […]

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When you’re getting paid for project completion and not for being “on the clock”, it’s quite a different experience for you and the client. In today’s episode, Andy shares his thoughts on the hourly vs fixed debate and gives us […]

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Last year, I was facing a dilemma: If I kept my self employed health insurance from the marketplace, my monthly fee was going to almost double to $415/month from $230/month. My out-of-pocket expenses were also going to increase by $1,000. (They […]

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Today we’re excited to announce that in one week we’ll be bringing you Season 1 of a new podcast on Millo called ArtistCEO. ArtistCEO is a podcast for creative entrepreneurs and anyone trying to make business and art live in […]

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If you find yourself saying “I hate my job” more often than you change your clothes, it might be time for a change. Keep in mind that there is no perfect job. As we go through life, difficult situations at […]

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In the USA, freelancers represent more than 37 percent of the workforce, as of 2017. The trend suggests that in the next 20 years, the majority of the American population will be engaged in freelancing. Being able to work individually […]

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Andy’s temporary relocation was the perfect opportunity to try out something new in his freelance life… like joining a coworking space. Working at a home office can be tough sometimes. You might find yourself not leaving the house for days […]

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In this final and very special bonus episode of Season 3, we are joined by Sidegig listener, Sandra – who’s a design professional working full-time while working towards growing her side-hustle. We ask all the right questions to ensure you, […]

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If you’re a creative of some sort (which I’m guessing so), you might have wondered — is it possible to do what you love and be successful at the same time? Determining how to make money as an artist for […]

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Being a creative-leaning, empathic type, I used to think money didn’t matter; that being happy and fulfilled were more important than everything else.  And I was half-right! Being happy and fulfilled IS the most important thing in life, but that’s […]

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Andy has relocated to California for a few months, to spend time with family, all while continuing his work in full gear – thanks to his freelance lifestyle. In today’s episode, Andy also talks about the transition being easier than […]

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With millions of resources and tips to “help” start and grow an email list for your side-hustle, how do you know which ones will actually work and have the potential to generate some serious income for your business? But before […]

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Starting a business from scratch is not everyone’s cup of tea. Some wins, some fails, but the race to reach the goal is always ongoing and the rewards you get in return are worthy of the effort. The promise of […]

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It’s been a whole year since Andy decided to leave his full-time job for a full-time freelance career – and there’s no stopping him. This week, he’s recorded his highest earnings ever! In episode 23 of My Freelance Life, Andy […]

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As a business owner, a good pitch can propel your business to the new level. But how do you compel potential sponsors to listen? After all, you’ve got one chance to make or break. In today’s episode, Preston, Ian and […]

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The other day I watched a Baby Tylenol commercial that moved me to tears (I know, I’m a pretty easy target!). You see, the ad’s hero was a baby with an ear infection and while his mum tried everything to […]

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Just over an year ago, Andy sent a memo to everyone at his full-time job, announcing that he was leaving his desk-job to pursue freelancing full-time. He is now a full year into his freelance career – and loving every […]

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In this episode, we dive deep into how Ian Paget ranks #1 in Google for client-driving keywords + some of his top SEO tips to building and gaining credibility for your freelance business. If you’re struggling to get onto Google’s […]

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Figuring out how to get clients is, hands down, one of the most difficult and ongoing struggles we have as freelancers and solopreneurs. In order to grow and obtain the ideal income you want, getting new clients is a necessity. […]

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It can be easy to get caught up in thinking that, as a freelancer, your most dangerous competition is other freelancers. But the truth is: we’ve found a pretty incredible way to take what could be our biggest risk and […]

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If you’ve ever wondered how some freelancers get hired by big companies or if you’re having a hard time formulating a strategy to finding clients and knowing exactly what they want – then this episode is for you. Getting in […]

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If you don’t have a freelance contract template (that you use EVERY time), it’s time for an intervention—and a ready-made contract (free download below) you can customize for yourself. Copy my freelance contract (free template) Enter your email below and […]

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On the fun scale, the tax challenge falls somewhere between the cinnamon challenge and the ice bucket challenge. It’s unexpectedly difficult but for a good cause (your financial health). Joking aside, being self-employed isn’t always a walk in the park. […]

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Finding the confidence to negotiate competitive rates is something many freelancers struggle with. And it’s no fun handling clients who lowball you freelance rates.  How can you avoid charging too little (or even too much) for your services? What are […]

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Being an entrepreneur myself, and having engaged with hundreds over the years, I’ve learned there are two traits most of us share: Big ideas Impatience Now this is a pretty bad combination because, as we all know (intellectually, at least), […]

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Figuring out your freelance rate is one of the most challenging things a freelancer faces. Andy is no exception. The fear of selling himself short and the anxiety caused by setting the bar too high is a fine balancing act […]

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Working a side-hustle with your full-time job is no easy task. But if done right, it’s like getting the best of both worlds. A predictable income along with the autonomy… We’ve got news for you. One of us has taken […]

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As freelancers and consultants, we sometimes find ourselves being asked to perform roles that are not our core strengths. Too often our initial inclination is to accept these additional responsibilities without a second consideration. This article will explore what elicits […]

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Andy is quite happy not to take on new clients at the moment. He doesn’t need to work 24/7 and only requires a handful of clients to match his target income. In today’s episode, Andy talks about the flexibility of […]

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I remember receiving some bad news earlier in my career from a client that I was doing some identity work for. We’d finished the logo, moved on to the stationery, and were just about to wrap things up when my […]

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 Stuart Draper once worked as a plumber for his brother-in-law. Now he’s the founder of a $4 Million business providing a digital marketing curriculum to university professors and their students. Makes total sense, right? Well, maybe not. But it […]

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Today, we’re excited to announce a jam-packed Season 3 of ‘Sidegig’, Millo’s podcast for side-hustlers. Preston here and I’m back with my co-hosts and good friends, Ryan and Ian, who join me once again for a brand new season. We’ve […]

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“I want to work for myself.” It’s probably something you’ve repeated to yourself as you’re sitting at work, watching the clock, waiting for the little hand to hit 5. So many dream of it — but don’t act on it. Instead, […]

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Nobody works as a freelancer because it’s easy. Maybe you do it for disposable income, or for the freedom to work on the projects you’re passionate about. Freelancers enjoy the ability to work a more flexible schedule and exert control […]

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Andy’s biggest challenge isn’t convincing his clients to pay him more money or chasing after payments. Rather it’s internal – convincing himself that he’s worth the rate he wants to charge. In today’s episode, Andy dives in deep and share […]

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After feeling stuck at her corporate finance job, Brittney Castro broke out on her own to start her own financial planning firm. Now she works tirelessly on growing her personal brand making $500K/year. On our show, we tell the real […]

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How do you feel about your branding? Does it feel like the best possible reflection of who you are, what you do and why, and how your ideal clients benefit from working with you? Or does it feel a little […]

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Waking up every morning to a fresh set of challenges and satisfying little puzzles, is what keeps keeps Andy determined as a freelancer. It’s a dream come true. No more hours of commuting, feeling stuck in a cubicle, listening to […]

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Finding or making the right freelance invoice template isn’t always easy. And finding one that simplifies your freelance process instead making it more difficult further complicates the whole process. Having worked with freelancers for over 10 years, we’ve decided to […]

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Having a strong online presence is one of the most important things you can have as a freelancer.  Every day, tens of thousands of clients go online to search for the right person for their project.  The problem that most […]

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When Andrew Warner started Mixergy, he had just come away from a $40 Million business sale and was anxious to help aspiring entrepreneurs thrive. Despite starting with zero business plan in mind, today Mixergy is a healthy 7-figure business and […]

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