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Ever thought of offering consulting services in your niche? If you haven’t, you should — because consulting is still a very lucrative career opportunity. After looking at the salaries of everyone with a “consultant” in their title across three major […]

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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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Financial statements may not immediately drum up feelings of elation—but i strongly think numbers can bring joy. It’s imperative for you as a business owner, that you understand your financial statements – no matter the size of your business. It’s […]

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Have you ever had the feeling that your business is the world’s best kept secret and, no matter what you do, you can’t seem to consistently get enough clients? We’ve all been there and we’ve all convinced ourselves of why: It’s summer, […]

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A successful business of any type is really all about relationships. Relationships with current customers/clients, relationships with potential customers/clients, and relationships with staff and or contracted personnel. Until relationships are solid and positive, nothing happens – no trust, no commitment, […]

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Taxes are serious business, but they don’t have to be scary. When you understand the possible penalties you could incur, you can sleep a little easier knowing you won’t be thrown in jail or have your small business taken away. […]

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Earning money through freelancing does cost money and is taxed differently. You don’t have a full-time employer to figure out your taxes and give you a clear-shot paycheck, after all. And then you hear terms like “1099” and W-2”, which […]

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 It’s been months since Andy started freelancing full-time. Which means he now has time to do a lot more things he cares about outside of work. For starters, he freelances full-time, he’s moving to France, he’s in a local […]

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Ever since I had kids, I’ve found myself saying one of the following way too much: Hurry up I don’t have time I’m too busy Let’s go!!!! Sounds fun, right? Always feeling like you’re running against a clock isn’t fun. Projecting that onto little […]

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With each passing year, working as a digital nomad is becoming a viable career path for more and more people. This growing movement of location-independent digital adventurers is based around the ideal that working and traveling the world are no […]

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How many 18 year-old kids do you know who have several businesses, including a two and a half year old digital agency? My guess is not many. Over the last few years, I have been building my digital agency, Skewed, […]

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Did you make any New Year’s resolutions for your business goals this year? Research has revealed that 80% of resolutions fall by the wayside. Talk about dismal statistics. But, if you’re reading this post, I know you have everything it […]

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You’ve probably seen them around already—the shiny new(ish) .design domains. Maybe you saw one on a fellow designer’s business card or even being used by the departments of industry leaders, like facebook.design. Either way, there’s no denying it: a .design domain name is super sexy. […]

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Imposter syndrome is the buzzword for freelancers and “creative professionals.” Every blogger and graphic designer and social media marketer I know talks about imposter syndrome. Maybe they don’t know what they’re talking about. Maybe they think their audience is going […]

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Starting your own business can be a real adventure, but if you want to be successful you’ll need more than passion. You will also need to know how to manage the money your company spends and earns so that you […]

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Before you run out and hire that new-fangled life coach to set up your funnels and show you how to run Facebook ads and “change your money mindset”, here’s some unbeatable advice — for free. As it turns out, doing […]

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Are you in a place of transition in your business or career?  Me too!  If you’re an entrepreneur or freelancer it comes with the territory. You have a vision for your business and life, and as you grow, so do […]

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