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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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When we start out as freelancers, getting paid $300 to do something feels like a big deal. And it is, for a while… until you realize that you’ve got to do a ton of little $300 gigs just to pay […]

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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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Unless you’ve been living under a rock these past few years, you’re probably familiar with Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, and other similar businesses. These online platforms are part of the so-called “collaborative economy” (also known as sharing economy, peer-to-peer economy, or […]

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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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Running a freelance business is tough. You have to spread the word, complete the work and stay out of the red, all of this with just one employee… you. The budget is tight, and there is no overtime pay, vacation […]

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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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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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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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 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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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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 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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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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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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Don’t you love interruptions? I often think that my day would be so much better if I wore some sort of magical hat so that people would know exactly when I was in the middle of an epiphany so that […]

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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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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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Gig economy company Fiverr has acquired AND CO—a human+app solution for managing your freelance business. Earlier today, I received an email from Mario, the Chief of Staff at AND CO which has quickly become one of my favorite Saas products […]

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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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As a graphic designer, you’ve built up a solid portfolio of impressive work. But it won’t do you any good sitting on your desk or on a website that nobody knows about, right? A portfolio is only useful if it […]

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