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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cynthia Johnson wasn’t exactly a perfect fit for public school—after being homeschooled she found the entire thing a bit restrictive. But the same autonomous, adventurous, entrepreneurial mindset that may have caused trouble in school, helped her build a multi-million dollar […]

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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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 Jake Jorgovan has started a lot of businesses—from recording punk rock bands in his basement as a teenager to designing websites for multiple clients. But Jake recently learned that if he wanted to scale to something bigger than his […]

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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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 After his family immigrated to the U.S. from Vietnam, Chris Do never imagined his artistic interests could eventually propel him into a successful life-long career. Now, years later, he’s an Emmy Award-winning designer growing an agency that works with […]

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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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Today we’re excited to announce that in one week, we’ll be coming at you with Season 4 of our most listened-to podcast, Freelance to Founder. And this season is going to be something else! We’ve got some incredible stories and […]

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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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What if you’ve been building your side-business for a while now and you’re just not seeing the traction you had hoped for? Should you throw in the towel? Quit? Give up? That’s the discussion we get into on today’s episode […]

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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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And on today’s episode of Sidegig, we ask a really tough question: when is the right moment to take your side-hustle full-time? While not everyone with a side-hustle aspires to quit their day job, plenty of people can’t wait until […]

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When you’re basically working two jobs (hustling on your side-business and working at a day job) it can be really easy to burnout. Not to mention, working on your business can often compete with family time, volunteer obligations, and other […]

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Building a successful side-business is no easy task. And it can be even more difficult when you feel like you’re all alone in your journey toward entrepreneurship. That’s why on today’s episode the three of us brainstorm a list of […]

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Michael O’Neal is one of the most well-known podcasters in the world of independent entrepreneurship. His show, The Solopreneur Hour reaches a massive audience and Michael himself has become one of the most well-known and highly respected hosts around. And it’s […]

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From Fortune 500 companies and failed startups to building a successful business on their terms, episode 8 of Freelance to Founder introduces you to Corbett Barr and Chase Reeves of Fizzle.co. To discover the mindset of a successful online business […]

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You’ve witnessed numerous tricks people use to look smart in a meeting. Sarah Cooper wrote a book about it. The hilarious “100 Ideas to Look Smart in Meetings” hit bookstores in October 2016 and is still on the bestseller list. […]

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Phil Gerbyshak grew up in a town of 896 people in northern Wisconsin. He thought he was going to go on to be a professional baseball player, but a car accident while still in high school quickly changed Phil’s plans. […]

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Becca Courtice wasn’t always a creative. In her early life, she was a sports nut and after university she became a project manager. What does she do now? She’s a highly-successful, full-time calligraphy instructor. Episode 5 of Freelance to Founder […]

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When you have your side hustle ready to go and you’ve got a plan, there are still some practicalities that have to be dealt with…like your boss. You’ll need to carefully navigate your employment contracts, decide how to tell your […]

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Caleb Wojcik wanted nothing to do with the entrepreneurial world. Caleb grew up knowing what it took to be an entrepreneur. His mother worked in a hospital, but his father made his living as an entrepreneur. For Caleb, the life […]

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When we first reached out to the Millo community for questions to discuss on our Sidegig podcast, one of the most commonly asked questions was: “If I’m working at a 9-5 job and I want to build a business AND […]

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“Out of necessity, ideas are born.” This is the philosophy AshLee Winterrose of Hide-A-Boo Hideouts lives by. AshLee is a mother, wife, and kindergarten teacher. And now, an entrepreneur who has started a company that’s all about children and family. […]

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In episode 5 of SideGig, we interview show host Preston D Lee, the founder of this website, Millo. Preston grew Millo (the site you’re on right now), a highly successful blog and community, all while working in a full-time online marketing position, […]

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Clay Mosley was fired from every job he ever held. His first job out of college was working as an insurance fraud investigator. It didn’t take long to realize that job wasn’t for him. For the next 10 years, Clay […]

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Sean McCabe has always loved learning. As the oldest of 13 children (9 boys and 4 girls), Sean spent his early education in homeschool. In his family, learning on your own was encouraged. Sean soon found himself a voracious reader […]

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What’s your passion? Do you have a talent that you wish could turn into a full-time side gig? In our fourth episode of SideGig, we’ll show you how one man took his passion and turned it into a successful business. […]

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Many of us spend 40 to 50 hours a week in an office. But what are you doing with the rest of your time? You need to prioritize where you’re spending your time before and after your day job in order […]

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So you’re ready to finally dive in and actually start a side-hustle. You’re excited about the idea of more side-money, more stability, less dependence on your day job. But…where do you actually start when it comes to building a successful […]

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Season 1 of Sidegig is sponsored by Freshbooks: the #1 invoicing software for freelancers and side-hustlers. To take your sidegig to the next level with Freshbooks, visit Freshbooks.com/Sidegig and enter “sidegig” in the ‘how did you hear about us?’ section. It’s official! […]

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Quitting your day job cold-turkey and starting your own business is way more risk than I think anyone should take. There’s a learning curve to running a business. It takes time, patience, and a lot of hard work. (PS: don’t […]

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A few days ago, Millo published an article titled “5 Questions to Common Freelance Design Questions“. This podcast (the first of Millo’s audio podcasts) will elaborate on 5 more common freelance design questions. Have a listen and leave your comments […]

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