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Freelancer Invoicing 101: How to Create an Invoice & Get Paid

Freelancer Invoicing 101: How to Create an Invoice & Get Paid

Running my own small business, I work with freelancers and contractors all the time. And I’m constantly shocked at how many new freelancers don’t understand...

How to Write a Discount Offer Email + 3 Copy/Paste Templates

How to Write a Discount Offer Email + 3 Copy/Paste Templates

Giving discounts to clients or customers via email can be a great marketing strategy to spark a little energy into your business and drive sales...

10 Steps to Becoming a Successful Freelance Designer in 2024

10 Steps to Becoming a Successful Freelance Designer in 2024

Becoming a freelance graphic designer is no easy task—but it’s completely worth the effort. Of course you could just stay at your desk, hating your...

Upwork vs Fiverr: Which is Best for Freelancers (2024)

Upwork vs Fiverr: Which is Best for Freelancers (2024)

The freelancing world is exploding like never before. As more people work from home and companies lean on outside help, places like freelance websites have...

16 Sites Like Upwork for Freelancers in 2024

16 Sites Like Upwork for Freelancers in 2024

Websites like Upwork are a fast way to discover new clients and land freelance work. Initially, I doubted Upwork, believing it was filled with clients...

These 20+ High-Demand Freelance Skills Pay You The Most

These 20+ High-Demand Freelance Skills Pay You The Most

Freelance skills are more sought after today than ever before. The days when people saw freelance skills as less important than regular 9-to-5 job skills...

Leverage the best tools for freelancers

If you’re serious about growing your freelance business, you’re going to need the right tools. For starters, we’ve rounded up some of the best and favorite freelance business tools we’ve discovered over the last 10+ years below:

Top PickSolidGigs

SolidGigs

The best freelance jobs, hand-picked & delivered daily.

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Top PickMoxie (formerly Hectic)

Moxie (formerly Hectic)

$20/month gets you everything you need to thrive as a freelancer.

Try Moxie (formerly Hectic)
FreshBooks

FreshBooks

Online accounting & invoicing that saves you time and makes you look professional.

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Our team of talented experts and writers publish fresh new helpful content every week. Here's our most recent stuff.

8 Best Invoicing Software for Freelancers in July 2024

8 Best Invoicing Software for Freelancers in July 2024

When I started freelancing, I wasted hours on manual invoicing. Then I discovered invoicing software—a game-changer for my business. Now there are countless options, making...

How To Build And Scale A Virtual Creative Agency In 2024

How To Build And Scale A Virtual Creative Agency In 2024

Building a virtual creative agency feels daunting, and I felt the same when I started my SEO agency. But in 2024, having your own business...

The 7 Best Client Management Software (CMS) in July 2024

The 7 Best Client Management Software (CMS) in July 2024

Client management software is crucial for businesses of all sizes. Your success hinges on client relationships, both current and potential. Fortunately, there are many software...

9 Best CRM for Freelancers in July 2024

9 Best CRM for Freelancers in July 2024

A CRM (customer relationship management) tool isn’t just for big companies; it’s valuable for freelancers too. It can help you manage clients, track interactions, and...

The 9 Best CRM for Consultants in July 2024

The 9 Best CRM for Consultants in July 2024

As a consultant, a CRM is essential. It tracks all client interactions, from prospects to current and former clients. The more you understand your clients,...

9 Best Accounting Software for Freelancers in 2024

9 Best Accounting Software for Freelancers in 2024

Proper accounting software can elevate your freelance work from a hobby to a real business. Without it, tracking finances becomes a nightmare. Trust me, I’ve...

4 Free Payment Reminder Templates to Help You Get Paid

4 Free Payment Reminder Templates to Help You Get Paid

When I first started freelancing, I wasn’t very strategic with my client choices. I’d often partner with red-flag clients (or scammers), which would either result...

GoHighLevel was a Nightmare: My Honest Review 2024

GoHighLevel was a Nightmare: My Honest Review 2024

As an agency owner for over a decade, I rely on software and automation to streamline operations and deliver results. So when GoHighLevel emerged on...

How to Overcome AI Anxiety as a Freelancer

How to Overcome AI Anxiety as a Freelancer

Debates about Artificial Intelligence (AI) have seemingly been on repeat for a while now, with businesses finding themselves in an echo chamber about AI’s potential...

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Binge the Millo podcast

Listen in on weekly coaching calls with freelancers who are working to scale their business. New episodes every Thursday.

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How to Freelance for Nike, Spotify, Stripe and Other Big Clients

As a freelancer, getting to work with major brands like Nike, Spotify, and Stripe may seem like a distant dream. But Kate Mrozowski Lim has...

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Do Agencies Get Bigger Clients?

For subject matter experts with decades of niche experience, freelancing or consulting can be lucrative ways to capitalize on your hard-won knowledge. But it often...

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Can You Really Trust Other Freelancers to Deliver?

If you’re trying to go from freelancer to agency, hiring outside support often sparks anxiety. Can you really trust others to deliver for your clients?...

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How to Escape One-Time Projects & Get Repeat Business

In this episode, data scientist Aurélie shares her journey shifting beyond ad-hoc gigs into retained engagements. We explore pricing approaches that capture the immense ROI...

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Proposals Are a Waste of Time (Here’s What Works Better)

If you’ve been listening to Freelance to Founder for long you’ve probably heard us harp on proposals. We think they are usually a waste of...

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[Q&A] Hourly Pay for Subcontractors?

As freelancers scale into agency owners and hire subcontractors, business model changes often become necessary. Our recent episode tackled a common scaling question from listener...