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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.

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S17 E8 — 51 min

How Founders Handle Money

On today’s show: did you know there’s a difference between how freelancers handle money and how founders do? If you want to build a more predictable business, the honest truth is you’ll have to start thinking about money very differently. In this episode, Clay and I go into exactly how WE thin ....

20 min

[SHORT] What Goes in My Portfolio When I'm Brand New?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Today's SHORT question comes from Christine Williams.  ....

S17 E7 — 44 min

Are You Laser-Focused on Your Niche?

Are you laser-focused on your niche? You might think you’ve niched down, but is it enough? That’s something I get into with my guest today, Jim Huffman. Jim has helped grow a multi-million-dollar agency, but he recently launched a more productized service called One Day Design. It’s a web desi ....

20 min

[SHORT] Can I Really Raise My Rates?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Today's question comes from Annie Milner, who was on t ....

S17 E6 — 48 min

Imposter Syndrome

On today’s episode, I’m not here. I mean, I’m reading this right now, but when this conversation took place, I was dealing with some family stuff.  In my absence, Clay is joined by our very good friend Adam Wright—a very talented freelancer who works on both of our teams. Clay and Adam get  ....

20 min

[SHORT] Got My First Client...Now What?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Today's question comes from Christine Williams, who as ....

S17 E5 — 53 min

How Much Should You Spend on Marketing?

On today’s show, our guest skipped out, so Clay and I hit record to discuss something we see a lot of business builders get wrong: marketing budgets. You know that phrase, “you’ve got to spend money to make money”? Well, you might have thought: "that’s not necessarily true. I get referrals ....

21 min

[SHORT] - Are There Non-Spammy Networking Groups?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Today's question comes from our Facebook Mastermind G ....

S17 E4 — 41 min

How to Surprise & Delight Clients

On today’s show: how can you surprise and delight your clients so they stick with you longer, refer their friends, and pay you what you’re worth? We’ll break down some of our best advice including the ideas that have led to huge returns for us personally in this episode. PS: Get featured in an ....

18 min

[SHORT] Using the Same Contract for Every Client

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Today's question comes from our Facebook Mastermind G ....

S17 E3 — 39 min

These Social Posts Get the Best Clients

On today’s show, we talk with Mannat, a student calling from India with questions about her freelance business. Mannat is a typographer—she works with lettering and fonts. But everytime Mannat posts her work to social media, she gets packaging design clients and others reaching out who just don ....

17 min

[SHORT] Should Your Client Choose How to Pay?

You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Today's question comes from our Facebook Mastermind G ....

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