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The success of freelancing strongly depends on how well you advertise yourself. This often means openly displaying personal information — name, address, contact number, email ID, work experience etc. — on various websites and social media platforms. Obviously, having all […]

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Your design portfolio speaks for you long before an interview with a potential client or employer. And unlike an interview, people can make up their mind and exit out within seconds of landing on your site. I review dozens of […]

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Do you want to be a freelancer? This is not a surprise, since more and more people moving toward this trendy and rewarding career choice. Starting from the ability to work from any place with an internet connection, to the […]

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One of the biggest benefits of freelancing is the freedom to set your own schedule and travel without the constraints of vacation days. While that freedom is something that draws people to freelancing, it also comes with challenges. I recently […]

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Whether you’re a creative designer or an internet marketing consultant, it’s easy to see how going freelance can be a great choice. The number of people looking to freelancing for some supplemental or full-time income keeps on growing, and for […]

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Sometimes, work is just work. As Andy said about the Freelance business, “It’s not always as pretty as it seems.” During this episode, we explore the ups and downs of the Freelance world. Andy’s honesty gives great insight and tips […]

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Freelance jobs are extremely popular today. People, especially those who live in big cities and who don’t want to spend hours on the commute, choose to work from convenient locations like home or a local café or hub. Such flexibility […]

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Justin Jackson was a shy kid growing up. Of course, you might not guess that from his twitter profile where he self-identifies as an internet stuntman. But after taking his first real job as a customer service rep, Justin quickly […]

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Affiliate marketing, as many of you know, is one of the oldest forms of marketing that allows you to receive a commission (money) when you refer a person to some online product, and he/she buys it on your recommendation. Even […]

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For many of us, the word ‘sales’ conjures up images of a sweaty used car salesman. We think of telemarketers pushing products during dinner and retail employees who won’t let us shop in peace. As a freelancer, you have to […]

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After seven years of working in a cubicle, Sarah Morgan realized she had a major problem: she hated her job. Her biggest fear was that she’d wake up one day and realize she had worked her whole life at a […]

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Flexibility isn’t about working from your pajamas every day—it’s about building the kind of life and career that you want. One that allows you to spend more time with people you care about, travel, exercise, or do whatever you’d rather […]

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You’re sick and tired of your office job that seems to be going nowhere and long to have more meaningful work and control over your career. You have skills in writing or design that you can’t use in your current […]

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If you’re thinking about quitting your job to pursue freelancing full-time, consider Andys wise words: “The amount of savings you have is the amount of time you can afford before you have to look for a job again.” In today’s […]

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We’re all familiar with the old clichés. Feast or famine. Paycheck to paycheck. Month to month. When you make your living as a freelancer, it’s often just that—a living. Enough to get by on, but not much beyond that. How […]

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Ask any freelancer out there their least favorite thing about freelancing and chances are pretty high that most answers will have to do with ‘money’ in one way or another. In the world of freelancers, money can be, ‘inconsistent’, as […]

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A highly accomplished freelancer once told me, “If you want to succeed at freelancing, you’d better start thinking like an entrepreneur.” I was speechless, in disbelief at her statement. Me, an entrepreneur? I was a writer, after all, not a […]

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For 5 weeks now, we’ve been checking in with Andy on his journey from full-time desk-jobber to full-time freelancer on our new podcast, My Freelance Life. A big part of the reason Andy wanted to start freelancing full-time was to […]

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This month, I got a lead that turned into a $5,000 project. How did this client find me? He Googled “WordPress developer Atlanta.” As of today, my website ranks #2 for this phrase—and because of this high ranking, I’ve gotten […]

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Mike McDerment had the entrepreneurial bug early on. In second grade, he built a video game and told everyone he was going to sell it. Today, Mike runs Freshbooks—a tool for freelancers with nearly 2 million active users. It all started […]

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One of the biggest myths that exists in the creative industry is: If the work is good enough it will speak for itself As nice as it sounds, that line of thinking has stopped many a profitable creative career or […]

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Having worked with creative business owners and freelancers for more than 15 years, I’ve learned that the path to entrepreneurship is rarely straight. Many of us (myself included) fell into entrepreneurship and never went back; some were pushed via a […]

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Are you a freelancer working from home, on project to project, wondering how you can increase your income?  You could just increase your rates, right? How about expanding and managing a team of freelancers… I can’t afford that I hear […]

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To make it as a freelancer, you have to charge more than you were making as an employee. In today’s episode of My Freelance Life, Andy walks us through some of the biggest differences between working a standard 9-5 job […]

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What’s the biggest challenge of a freelancer? It’s what someone from the outside thinks is the biggest advantage of this kind of job: managing your own time. Yes, the ability to work under your own schedule is an advantage. However, […]

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As technology expands quickly and the business world undergoes major changes, people become quickly interested in the online market. Why? Because it is simple to understand, and can bring amazing advantageous for its workers. Remote work is the future of […]

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When Andy got serious about building his profile on UpWork around 8 months ago, he may not have imagined that it would eventually give him the ability to quit his job and freelance full-time. But that’s exactly what happened. Now, […]

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5 am wake-up calls, 15-hour work days, no weekends, and very little sleep. More than likely that doesn’t sound like a very enticing life to anyone, myself included. However, a little less than a year ago, that was my every […]

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A big part of being a freelancer is scouring job boards. We’ve all been there, and we’ve all done it. We’ve all spent hours staring into the computer screen, reading listing after listing, just hoping to find a great freelance […]

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Taking your schedule into your own hands can be magical. But it can also present a very unique set of challenges—which Andy is discovering now that he’s his own boss. One of the biggest reasons Andy started freelancing was to […]

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If you’re starting out in freelancing (or in anything really), you sometimes have to do some work at a heavily-discounted, sometimes free price. This is especially true if you’re not really established in the industry. If you’re coming from an […]

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Welcome to episode one of My Freelance Life—a brand-new podcast from the team here at Millo. I’m Preston—founder of Millo—and joining me on the show is my friend Andy. A few months ago, Andy and I worked together at a […]

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You decided to start your own freelancing business? That’s a great decision! With so many clients and freelancers out there, you can be the link between the two sides of the industry. Maybe you just need freelancers for an individual […]

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Working from home is often the first choice when you are a freelancer. Sometimes, freelancers travel, work from hotels, or go to coffee shops, but those aren’t your only options. How about a place you can get more business from […]

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When most people think of negotiation, they think of hostages and they start to get nervous. But the negotiation phase is a good thing. It means your potential customer is very interested in your services. It’s the last step in […]

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 Today, we’re excited to launch our third podcast—one we’ve been working on for months—called My Freelance Life. The show takes a unique approach to exploring the world of freelancing. Just a few months ago, I worked at a small tech […]

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How do I take my first step towards entrepreneurship? The only concrete answer I could give you, is that there is no sure answer. The path of entrepreneurship is just as unique and unpredictable as the lifestyle it offers. A […]

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There are only three main ways to earn more revenue in your freelance business: 1. Get more clients 2. Get clients to buy from you more frequently 3. Get paid more per project Of the three, getting paid more per […]

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If you’re in business, there’s always one thing that’s on the top of your mind: Whether you’re starting out and need to get your first few clients, or you’re re-positioning your existing business to attract higher-quality, better paying clients, the […]

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More creatives and developers are migrating away from traditional forms of employment – what’s stopping you? The concept of the path of least resistance has been buried in my mind from an early age. I think it stems from soldering […]

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I became a digital nomad about 2 years ago, so most people in my field would consider me a newbie. Nevertheless, I have something to share with you. Although my job rarely had me traveling, I loved it in some […]

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From day to day, freelance writing becomes one of the most widespread activities and one of the most demanded; how strange it would not seem at first sight. Hence, there is no surprise in such modern tendency since not every […]

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The life of digital nomads look so glamorous. Armed with nothing more than your MacBook and hiking gear, you trot to the top of a mountain and start working away the moment you reach the summit. But ‘freelancing on the […]

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Every freelancer makes mistakes. As creative business owners, it’s the nature of the beast. Thankfully, most business mistakes are private, their damage is known only to us which makes them easier to fix. Then there are mistakes that clients immediately […]

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