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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… Yes, you got that right. 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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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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The key to long-term freelance success isn’t just your work output – it’s also nurturing great working relationships with your clients. In this episode, Andy talks about his strategy to maintaining a steady income thanks to his ‘alternative’ approach to […]

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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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One of the hardest things for most freelancers to pull off is to make sure they get paid enough. Today, we’re not going to discuss the psychological battle of knowing it’s time to raise your rates, even though it’s a […]

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Focusing on your brand identity and the type of clients you work with can make your freelance life much easier – and ultimately very successful. This week, Andy gives us his tips for attracting high-quality clients and becoming a profitable […]

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On today’s show, we’ve got an Australian software developer, who’s just over 1 year into his biggest endeavor yet. While he’s successfully built and sold one company in the past, he’s right now growing his latest creation – Content Snare. […]

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The bane of freelancing is that you’re a hunter and gatherer. You’re constantly foraging through the forest, searching for an appetizing opportunity, hopeful that there are opportunities to be found. But being forced to scout day in and day out […]

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Part of the attraction of switching to full-time freelance is the ability to hand-pick what to work on and to have multiple project possibilities – compared to working for just one company. This week, Andy runs us through his routine […]

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 What if you discovered that your best bet for growth, success and even peace of mind was to change gears from building a big company to establishing a strong personal brand? On today’s episode of Freelance to Founder, we’re […]

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Performing an A/B test is common to email marketers to ensure that the campaigns sent to customers are the best performers. However, the way you conduct your A/B test in your marketing automation software is crucial. Wrong execution could bring […]

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Can I share something with you? I live with some level of fear, most of the time. And you know what else? Everyone does! Leaders ranging from Nelson Mandela and Gandhi, to Michael Jordan and Richard Branson have all talked […]

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“Hey Andy, I’m impressed, can we start on this today?” – and that’s how Andy’s landed an amazing new gig right after returning back home from a 3-week long trip to Europe. It’s been months since Andy said sayonara to […]

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Writing a one page business plan (instead of a hundred-page, in-depth business plan no one will ever read) has become a popular and efficient way to get your small business moving in the right direction. This article is meant to […]

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As a kid, Marc von Brockdorff was obsessed with the idea of having an online business. He’s continued to overcome startup struggles by building and testing various online products and businesses – including working as a freelance developer. Today, he’s […]

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Freelancing, whether as a blogger, artist, or virtual assistant (among a lot of other occupations), has its perks. Aside from the occasional freebies from sponsors and events, in a way, freelancers also get a sense of emotional and psychological balance […]

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 Welcome to season 5 of Freelance to Founder. In today’s episode, we introduce you to David Tendrich and Lou Levit, partners in business and in life. In 2009, they both decided to leave college to start their own freelance business. […]

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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 actually running your business. Lucky for you, there’s no shortage of tools for freelancers to help you be more successful. The upside? […]

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You’re a photographer. Which means creating a photography invoice definitely isn’t something you learned in school like your designer or accountant friends. And yet, sending a photography invoice to your clients remains a daily or weekly requirement for photographers. But […]

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I’ve been freelancing for over 18 months now and it still surprises me how lonely it can be. When we think of loneliness and what that means, most of us probably think of being physically alone and not having people […]

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For those who decided to go for the freelancing career, it is essential to promote yourself and become recognized among clients. Turning your name into a brand name is not an easy process, but it is the key to growing […]

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Andy has been working the same hours lately while gradually raising his hourly rates. The result? He’s setting new records every day in terms of highest revenue earned! In today’s episode, Andy talks about how frequently should freelancers take vacations […]

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There’s an old saying that warns, be careful what you wish for. There are thousands of freelancers who once wished for a consistent demand of their service, only to reach their goal and realize that they can’t handle it. While […]

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Articles, blog posts, guides, and a lot more, are forms of written content that adorn websites all over the Internet. It is our job, as writers, to deliver this content and help answer questions, educate, inform, and inspire the readers. […]

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Taking a leap of faith into the freelance world can feel more like pushing yourself off a cliff. Andy knows, because he did exactly that a few months ago. In today’s episode, Andy talks about the realities of freelancing and […]

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With all the talk about digital nomads and being able to travel and work on the road, many who work in an office in a fixed location may be considering whether it makes sense to try living abroad. There are […]

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Receiving a part of your payment while working is not just a nice thing to have in advance, it’s a necessary strategy that keeps a lot of freelancers from struggling to pay their bills. There are a lot of benefits […]

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More than a decade on from the dot-com bust of the early ‘00s, it seems we finally have a handle on monetising the web. We’ve gone from total ignorance of this interconnected web of phone lines and computers called the […]

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Content marketing is a crucial part of business strategy. And, the process of content marketing has evolved rapidly over the time. The focus of the content marketers isn’t on just the SEO, or quantity of the content, but on creating […]

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Time is money – particularly when you freelance. In today’s episode, we explore how Andy keeps track of every single minute of every day, his billable hours and overall business goals – all with the help of a spreadsheet! Andy […]

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