freelance to founder

a podcast from the team at Millo.

From solo to scale.

Telling the true stories of freelancers & solopreneurs who grew their business to be much bigger than themselves.

Brandon HullHosted by Brandon Hull.

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"Powerful story lines, honest conversations. Everything you want in a business podcast."
—Michael Sacca, Host of Rocketship.fm

"The most polished interview podcast I’ve ever heard, run by an interviewer who knows what his audience wants."
—Andrew Warner, founder & podcaster at Mixergy

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"Anyone who's ready to scale their one-person business should listen to Freelance to Founder." —Nick Loper, host of The Side Hustle Show

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From freelancer to 7-figure agency with Shannon DeJong and House of Who

 


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Over $500K/year working just a few hours a week with Brian Casel of Audience Ops



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From financial freelancer to $300K+ in revenue with Pam Capalad of Brunch and Budget

In today’s episode, we’re in New York City to join Pamela Capalad, a certified financial planner who’s blended her expertise in financial planning with her passion for educating a

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From college dropout to millions in revenue with Art of Charm’s AJ Harbinger (FTF 6.5)

The Art of Charm was a podcast started by two friends in college. And little did they know the number of men (and increasingly women) would be positively impacted by their podcast and their work.

600,000 podcasts is the number being estimated to exist going in

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From freelance writer to million-dollar BBQ blog and a Guinness Record with Susie Bulloch of Hey Gri...

When grown-ups used to ask Susie Bulloch what she would be when she grew up, she didn’t stand a chance of guessing correctly.

That’s because, as Susie puts it in our most recent episode of  Read full shownotes

From freelance writer to $300K/year with Chelsea Baldwin of Copy Power (FTF 6.3)


For this episode, we’re heading into the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina, where Chelsea Baldwin moved with her family after her early childhood years in Indiana.

She wa

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Paul Jarvis: From web designer to six-figure “company of one” (FTF 6.2)


Welcome to episode two of Freelance to Founder season 6.

Here, we tell the stories of entrepreneurs, who’ve scaled their businesses to be much bigger than themselves – even if they

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From 0 to 100k customers with AWeber’s Tom Kulzer (FTF 6.1)


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Chris Do: From immigrant childhood to millions in revenue & winning an Emmy


After his family immigrated to the U.S. from Vietnam, Chris Do never imagined his artistic interests could ev

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From plumber to $4 Million business with Stuart Draper of Stukent (FTF 5.8)


Stuart Draper once worked as a plumber for his brother-in-law. Now he’s the founder of a $4 Million business providing a digital marketing curriculum to university professors and their students.

Makes total sense, right? Well, maybe not. But it makes for a

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From feeling stuck at a day job to $500K/year with Brittney Castro of Financially Wise, Inc. (FTF 5....


After feeling stuck at her corporate finance job, Brittney Castro broke out on her own to start her own financial planning firm. Now she works tirelessly on growing her personal brand making $500K/year.

On our show, we tell the real stories. And that means mo

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From zero business plan to million-dollar podcaster with Andrew Warner of Mixergy (FTF 5.6)


When Andrew Warner started Mixergy, he had just come away from a $40 Million business sale and was anxious to help aspiring entrepreneurs thrive. Despite starting with zero business plan in m

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From 3rd-grade teacher to six-figure photography blogger with Courtney Slazinik of Click it Up a Not...


We have a super founder to introduce to you today. A great story of a military wife. An extremely busy and motivated mother and wife who decided to mix her two passions – education and photography – into a highly successful business that she can run,

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From freelance web designer to topping the Product Hunt charts with James Rose of Content Snare (FTF...


On today’s show, we’ve got an Australian software developer, who’s just over 1 year into his biggest endeavor yet. While he’s successfully built and sold one company in the past, he’s right now growing his latest creation – Read full shownotes

From PR Manager to highly successful SaaS consulting business with Kaleigh Moore (FTF 5.3)


What if you discovered that your best bet for growth, success and even peace of mind wa

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From freelance developer to millions in revenue with Hotjar’s Marc von Brockdorff (FTF 5.2)

As a kid, Marc von Brockdorff was obsessed with the idea of having an online business. He’s continued to overcome startup struggles by building and testing various online products and businesses – including working as a freelance de

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From college dropouts to power couple growing two agencies with Reliable PSD’s David & Lou (F...

Welcome to season 5 of Freelance to Founder. In today’s episode, we introduce you to David Tendrich and Lou Levit, partners in business and in life.

In 2009, they both decided to leave coll

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From answering customer support calls to building a successful online business with Justin Jackson o...


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 learned there was more out th

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From “checked-out employee” to full-time freelancer & blogger with Sarah Morgan of ...


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 job she didn’t enjoy. That’s when she de

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From web designer to building Freshbooks into a multi-million-dollar company with Mike McDerment (FT...


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 us

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From “terrible student” to building a multi-million-dollar agency with Cynthia Johnson of Bell +...


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 buil

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Building a $45,000/mo business from scratch in less than a year with Jake Jorgovan of Lead Cookie (F...


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 own expertise, he had to re

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Freelance to Founder Season 4 featuring Chris Do, Cynthia Johnson, Sarah Morgan, Justin Jackson and ...


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 g

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From losing everything to building a massive solo career with Michael O’Neal and ‘The So...


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 mos

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