“I charge more than double what I was making at my desk job” (My Freelance Life 004)

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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 and freelancing full-time.

We chat about everything from charging more, setting your own deadlines, pulling all-nighters,  finding the right kinds of clients and lots more.

As always we would love to hear your thoughts! Hit us up on Twitter @milloteam or email us at [email protected]. Also, join our Facebook Mastermind group for awesome tips from the freelance community!

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Music in this episode by:

  • Joakim Karud (http://youtube.com/joakimkarud)

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  1. This is an EXCELLENT podcast series – there’s nothing quite like it on the web. In addition to the “life in the trenches” aspect, it was also fascinating to see you can build a business around spreadsheet expertise. 🙂

  2. When you complete work on Upwork, are you allowed to share it on your social media/freelance website as work that you’ve done?

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