See all episodes
Freelance to Founder Podcast Art

Breaking Free from Agencies as Clients

On today’s show: how can you stop using agency work as a crutch & build your own rolodex of high quality clients?

It’s something we chat about with our first ever guest duo, Shelby & Kristina. They’re two comedic video marketers doing really fun work out of Hollywood, California.

In the wake of the pandemic, Shelby and Kristina started their video business and found early success with agencies. And while working with agencies definitely has its advantages, there are lots of downsides too.

So today’s show focuses on breaking free from agency-dependent work and finding your own audience, offering, and client base.

It’s one of the best conversations we’ve ever had on the show and you won’t want to miss it. Stay tuned.

Oh, and really quick before we dive in, I have to tell you quickly about this new tool we discovered called Hectic. It’s an all-in-one business suite built just for freelancers. I’ve never been so impressed with a product and team as much as I have with Hectic. We’ve partnered up with them and left a link in the show description, and you should really click through to see what I’m talking about. You’ll be blown away with what they offer to freelancers at absolutely zero cost. Ok… we’ll be right back. 

PS: Check out Hectic, an all-in-one freelancing suite that is BLOWING our minds right now!

PS: Get featured in an upcoming FTF SHORT! Just visit and submit a question. 

Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:

  • Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at
  • Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place.
  • Nearside - Free business banking that rewards you
  • Compiler - De-mystifying tech, one question at a time.
  • LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster.
  • Magic Mind - World's first productivity drink.
  • Thrive: Join the $0 self-employment movement. Get all of the benefits of an employer, with none of the hassles.
  • Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence.
  • Streak: Get 20% off your first year of their Pro plan - their most popular option.
  • ButcherBox: Get your meat delivered, for free, right to your door.
  • Talkspace: Feeling better starts with a single message.
  • Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs.
  • SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs

Get your own on-air coaching call

We'd love to feature your business and offer some free on-air advice for growing your business. To see if you're a good fit, click here.

Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts:

If you enjoy the show, can you do us a favor and leave us an honest rating and review on Apple Podcasts? We'll love you forever. Click here to leave a review.

New shows every Thursday. Subscribe with your favorite.

Freelance to Founder Podcast Art

Real freelancers. Real growth.

Freelance to Founder is a unique weekly podcast featuring coaching calls co-hosted by Clay and Preston, two freelancers-turned-business-builders. Instead of typical interviews, each week a new freelancer calls in to talk with Clay and Preston with one goal in mind: overcoming the feast/famine cycle and scaling their service business. The highly acclaimed, top-rated podcast is a weekly dive into what it really takes to go from freelance to founder.

In partnership: Millo, Dripify, Podglomerate

Free on-air business coaching for freelancers.

On this show, real-life freelancers get 100% FREE on-air coaching to help them scale their business. And we want to chat with you!

Here's how to get on the show:

1. Book a time

Choose a time to get your free on-air business coaching to be included in an upcoming episode.

2. Tell us more

Tell us more about your business and your future goals by filling out this questionnaire.

3. Get ready

We'll email all the details you need to join us on the air. We can't wait!

Please select an episode...
00:00 00:00