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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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  In this final episode of season 6, we feature the story of Shannon Dejong – an Entrepreneur, artist, speaker, and CEO of boutique agency House of Who. Years ago, she thought she’d be an actor on a stage or […]

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If I told you that your business is always going to be in flux would you be (a) excited or (b) depressed? Your answer will tell you a lot about your mindset around change, potential, and your ability to thrive, […]

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We interview Brian Casel: entrepreneur, product designer, writer, trainer at flagship training program Productize, host of ProductizePodcast and Founder of AudienceOps, a done-for-you content marketing service. Brian Casel has an expert entrepreneur’s eye for turning products into services and vice […]

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Working for yourself, having flexible working hours, and not being restricted by office walls is driving the popularity of today’s gig economy jobs. A recent study undertaken by Upwork and Freelancers Union reveals that 36% of the U.S. workforce are freelancers, […]

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In today’s episode, we’re in New York City to join Pamela Capalad, a certified financial planner who’s blended her expertise in financial planning with her passion for educating and serving people of color, while leading a hip-hop-based financial education for […]

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The idea of sending your client a price increase letter can leave you with an uncomfortable feeling. It leaves you wondering — will they accept it? Did I ask for too much? Am I going to lose a client? (Skip to […]

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Have you ever: Got to the end of your day and wondered where it went, or what you achieved? Had a slow start and never really recovered the day? Sat down at your desk and thought “Now what?” My friend, […]

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Even though most people who are self employed really love it, there are some things that they also hate about it — most notably, self employment taxes. However, learning how to use a self employment tax calculator can be incredibly […]

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The term “data scientist” has recently been coined and is considered a new breed of analytical expert. At its simplest, a data scientist understands how to turn data into useful information. More intricately described, a data scientist uses a variety […]

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When grown-ups used to ask Susie Bulloch what she would be when she grew up, she didn’t stand a chance of guessing correctly. That’s because, as Susie puts it in our most recent episode of Freelance to Founder, “The business we’re […]

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A few months ago my brother, who recently graduated from college, was wondering how to start a blog and make money from it. And he asked me how difficult it would be. This wasn’t the first time someone asked me […]

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As a concept, freelancing is nothing new; freelancers worked for Don Draper and Co. But thanks to the ubiquity of WiFi and also the many different tools that facilitate digital communication, freelancing will soon become the largest portion of the labor […]

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They said ‘yes’! Landing a new client is easily one of the most exciting moments in a freelancer’s workflow. So good, in fact, that you may be tempted to channel all your enthusiasm into getting started right away. But hold […]

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FREEDOM. Isn’t that one of the reasons you decided to go into business for yourself? Freedom to: Work with whom you want Work when you want Work the hours you want Work where you want Charge how much you want […]

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Freelancing has become a very lucrative career path, as it offers more flexibility and freedom than permanent employment. However, while it can be gratifying, success is not always guaranteed—especially in very competitive fields. To succeed as a freelancer, you need […]

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