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Ditch the Feast-Famine Lifestyle.

Freelance to Founder is a unique call-in show helping real-life freelancers grow their businesses and escape the feast-famine lifestyle. The podcast is co-hosted by Clay and Preston, two former freelancers who have started, built, and even sold six- and seven-figure businesses of their own. If you enjoy content fromThe Futur, Being Freelance, The Accidental Creative, Smart Passive Income, or The Side Hustle Show, then you'll love Freelance to Founder. Catch the Tuesday Q&A episodes, dive deeper with Thursday's call-in episodes, or join us on the air and take the next step on your journey from ... freelance to founder.

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[Q&A] Should I hire a CPA or use a tax software?

16 min

May 21, 2024

Today’s question comes from our free Mastermind group on Facebook.

Anna Keith asks: "I’m getting ready to do my taxes and am considering trying software rather than hiring a CPA.

What insights or pros/cons about using software vs. hiring a professional do you have?"

This episode was originally aired on May 3, 2022.

To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode.

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Drumming Up More Attention

53 min

May 17, 2024

Have you ever thought: “if I can just get the attention of more people, I could close more clients and grow my business”

That’s where we find today’s guest, Jay. He’s a web developer and SEO expert in Kentucky, USA. And Jay’s only been freelancing for a few months. He’s off to a great start having already closed a half-dozen monthly recurring clients.

Jay’s biggest question is how to get more volume. Or more awareness. So, of course, as marketing geeks Clay and I jump in with some of our best advice. 

And we wrap up the episode with advice that, frankly, I’m still not sure was good.

You’ll want to listen all the way to the end for that one.

This episode was originally aired on June 02, 2022.

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[Q&A] Can I Put In-House Work in My Portfolio?

13 min

May 14, 2024

This episode's question came in via email.

Nico works as a designer for a company right now, and he wants to start freelancing on the side and build a business.

He said, “I was thinking of creating a portfolio, including the projects I've completed in my current company, but in a fictitious way (use different names, organizations, etc.) Also, state that this is a fictional project but that the process and outputs are the same. Do you think this will work to close deals?

If you were a company that would be reviewing my portfolio, would you think that I'm experienced or just someone trying to fool you?”

Note: we are not attorneys, and we will not even touch the question of if it’s something legal or not. We are not providing legal advice in any way. This type of advice should be provided by a certified professional, and we are not.

This episode was originally aired in July 5th, 2022.

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Networking Anxiety

49 min

May 09, 2024

On today’s show: do you keep hearing how important networking is, but you really just don’t enjoy it?

In this episode, we chat with Morgan, a freelancer from Chicago. Morgan can see the potential in networking with local clients, but can’t quite figure out how to enjoy it.

So, Clay and I start brainstorming a few fun and exciting ways she can leverage her unique talents to network with local business owners and potential clients.

Stick around for this fun brainstorming session starting right after this quick message from our sponsors. 

This episode was originally aired on January 20, 2022.

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[Q&A] Best Software for Getting Paid Faster?

12 min

May 08, 2024

Today’s question comes from our free Mastermind group on Facebook.

Darielle asks: "What's the BEST Software for getting paid faster?"

Getting paid for your work FAST is key, but how do you make it happen?

You'll get the answer here!

This Q&A episode was originally aired on August 8th, 2023.

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Finding Rockstar Subcontractors

53 min

May 03, 2024

On today’s show, have you ever thought: if I could just find the right person to hire, I could scale up my business.

That’s how Virginia from Argentina feels about her unique content marketing company.

The challenge? Virginia’s company develops content around witchcraft and spiritualism—so she needs teammates who speak fluent English, write well, and understand her unique niche.

It’s a tall order, but Clay and I offered solid advice for hiring the best freelancers

This episode was originally aired on September 28, 2023.

For more info on this subject, read:

7 Steps to Hire a Freelancer (Who Won’t Disappoint)

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[Q&A] Rich Client Treats Me Like a Therapist

18 min

Apr 30, 2024

In today’s Q&A episode, Noah Tetzner finds himself in a tight spot. He’s got a high-paying client on a monthly retainer. And while this makes a ton of financial sense for his business, this client is starting to go way over scope by treating Noah a bit like a BFF or even a therapist at times. What’s a guy to do? We’ll help Noah out on this episode. Here we go.

This episode was originally aired on November 28, 2023.

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Good Idea? Freelancing as a Family...

58 min

Apr 26, 2024

Is freelancing as a family a good idea? Can it actually work?

That’s part of what we get into with our call-in guest, Dave.

Dave is the father of 3 talented young developers. Together, they’ve started an agency.

Well… sort of.

As we talked with Dave, we uncovered this: family dynamics are not the same as business dynamics. And sometimes, managing both can present a real challenge. 

If you’ve ever wondered whether or not to go into business with family, today’s episode of Freelance to Founder is for you. Here we go!

This episode was originally aired on September 21, 2023.

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[Q&A] Can You Sell a Freelance Business?

17 min

Apr 23, 2024

On today’s Q&A episode - Nafeesa is wondering if there’s any way to keep the small, solo charm of her freelance business while also planning for an eventual exit.

The real question: can you actually sell a freelance business?

We’ve got the answer on today’s episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go.

This episode was originally aired on November 21, 2023.

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Can You Ever Step Away?

51 min

Apr 18, 2024

On today’s show: can you ever step away from your business? Or are you doomed as an entrepreneur to never enjoy a vacation or time off ever again?

That’s just part of what we talk about with our guest Jim who’s calling back for a second time on today’s episode.

Jim has quit his job and taken his business full-time. But now he wonders: how do I take the next step so I can work more ON my business than IN my business.

If you’re wondering the same, then stay tuned because we answer that and lots more on today’s episode of freelance to founder. Here we go.

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[Q&A] Free Money [Part 2]

27 min

Apr 16, 2024

I am joined by special guest co-host Austin Church on today's show.

He is a very talented freelancer and the author of the new book, Free Money.

It's all about growing your revenue as a freelancer, and we talked today about calculating your survival rate. That's the rate you need to stay in business as a freelancer. What's the minimum amount you need to make to stay in business? So, if you've wondered how to calculate that rate best, stay tuned for today's Q&A episode with Austin Church and me, Preston Lee. Here we go.

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Too Busy to Grow?

61 min

Apr 11, 2024

On today’s show: Do you ever feel like you’re just way too busy to actually spend time growing your business?

If so, you’re not alone. We chatted with Will Gibbons, who works with cool clients like Peloton, 3M, and Vizio. 

But Will’s got a problem. A great problem. He’s got too much work. Which means he’s busy.

And he’s worried he doesn’t have time to grow.

Clay and I help him punch through those barriers in this episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go…

This episode was originally aired on September 14th, 2023.

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[Q&A] Do Freelancers Need College?

14 min

Apr 10, 2024

On today’s Q&A Episode:

Do you really need to go to college in order to be a successful freelancer?

Listener Evan writes in to ask if he should invest in a master’s degree or skip the extra college. 

And we’ve got our best answers on this episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go!

This episode was originally aired on November 14, 2023

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Should I Even Try?

34 min

Apr 08, 2024

On today’s show: is it even worth trying to grow your freelance business?

That’s where Rakesh finds himself. He gets most of his clients from freelancing platforms like Upwork. 

And the market for web designers and developers is just so saturated, he doesn’t even know if he should continue with his business. 

If you’ve ever felt this way, today’s show is for you. It all starts right now on this episode of Freelance to Founder.

Oh, and really quickly before we start: the audio on this episode is a bit rough. We’ve done our best to clean it up. But between the audio and Rakesh’s very thick accent, you may have to focus extra to follow along. But we believe it’s important to share stories from all over the world whether a guest has a quality mic setup or a flawless accent. Thanks for supporting us as we support freelancers around the world. Ok, now on to the show.

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[Q&A] But...Should I Hire By the Hour?

18 min

Apr 02, 2024

On today’s Q&A episode, A former guest on the show, Jim, writes in with an important question: I know I shouldn’t charge by the hour, but shouldn’t I pay my subcontractors by the hour?

You might be able to guess our answer. Or it might just surprise you. 

Let’s find out on today’s episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go!

This Q&A episode was originally aired on November 7th, 2023.

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Is a VA a Good First Hire?

47 min

Mar 28, 2024

On today’s show: Is a VA a good first hire in your company?

We’re joined by call-in guest Nils, who wants to know when and how to hire a VA—a virtual assistant.

But Clay and I slam on the brakes and force Nils to answer the question: Is a VA even the best first hire to make?

The answer might surprise you. It’s all on today’s episode of Freelance to Founder. Let’s go!

This episode was originally aired on September 7th, 2023.

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[Q&A] Free Money [Part 1]

24 min

Mar 26, 2024

I am joined by special guest co-host Austin Church on today's show.

He is a very talented freelancer and the author of the new book, Free Money.

It's all about growing your revenue as a freelancer, and we talked today about calculating your survival rate. That's the rate you need to stay in business as a freelancer. What's the minimum amount you need to make to stay in business? So, if you've wondered how to calculate that rate best, stay tuned for today's Q&A episode with Austin Church and me, Preston Lee. Here we go.

To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode.

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Disrespectful Clients

60 min

Mar 21, 2024

On today’s show: What should you do when you’re not getting the kind of respect you deserve from your clients?

That’s just one of many questions we got today from our guest, Cathal, calling in from Germany.

A few times now, Cathal has been hired by a manager only to later have that manager’s team give him pushback once he gets to work.

So, we work with him on a few ideas on how to get everyone on board with the outside help of a freelancer or agency.

That and lots more questions are just ahead on THIS episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go.

This episode was originally aired on August 31st, 2023.

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[Q&A] Growing a Network from Scratch?

16 min

Mar 19, 2024

On today’s Q&A episode, Luqman writes in with a question. 

He’s a brand-new freelancer and wants to know exactly how to build a freelance network and attract more clients. 

We all know your network can lead to massive growth for your business. So Clay and I break down what has worked well for us and what has totally bombed when it comes to networking. 

If you want to build your network fast, you should try FeedCoyote, the all-in-one freelance collaboration network platform. Click the link in our show notes to sign up for FeedCoyote completely free. Then, browse, search, and pick fellow freelancers with the right expertise to collaborate on your projects. It’s a referral network for freelancers, and it’s free to try. Click the link in this show’s description or visit this link.

Alright, now on with today’s episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go.

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The Risk of Referrals

60 min

Mar 14, 2024

On today’s show, if you get most of your clients from referrals, is that a good thing? Or is your business at risk of failing?

You’re about to hear a coaching call with Dwaynia, who’s calling in from Alabama in the USA. Dwaynia has a great writing business going. She’s working with clients she loves and has a small team to support her.

But, Dwaynia literally lies awake at night worried about not having a client generation system in place to bring in predictable new work. Her annual goals are literally pulled out of thin air, and she’s not sure how to fix it.

Clay and I share a few of our best ideas for building a predictable client referral system, as well as other ways to get clients in the door in a more predictable way. Here we go.

This episode was originally aired on January 13, 2022.

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[Q&A] Team Size to Call Yourself an Agency

20 min

Mar 12, 2024

On today’s show: how many people does it take to call yourself an agency officially?

Is it one, two, or more than that? This question got us thinking a bit about what it actually means to be an agency. Plus, we talk about our ideal team size and answer the question: How many is too many when it comes to your team?

It’s all on this episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go.

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Do Lead Magnets Work?

53 min

Mar 08, 2024

On today’s show: Do lead magnets really work? Like, can you actually get new clients by giving away something for free first? Or are they a waste of your time?

I’m flying solo today on a coaching call with Garrett—who has questions about using AI to generate lead magnets, how to price his work when he has a unique offering and non-traditional clients, and more.

It’s all in today’s episode of ‘Freelance to Founder.’ Thanks for joining. Here we go!

This episode was originally aired on August 17, 2023.

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[Q&A] Cost of Starting an Agency?

23 min

Mar 05, 2024

On today’s Q&A episode — let’s talk money. Exactly how much should you save up before you can start your own agency?

We do our best to answer this question, plus it got us asking: what in the world are we spending all of our money on these days in our own businesses.

So, as a bonus, we break down our own finances a bit more to round out the episode. 

It all starts right now on this episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go.

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You're Dead Without a Vision

55 min

Feb 29, 2024

On today’s show: you’re dead without a vision for your business.

That’s because without a vision—or a north star—to guide your business, you can very easily end up chasing the wrong things.

In today’s episode, we chat with Alan, who’s ready to grow his family business, but he’s not sure where to start when it comes to strategy and processes.

If you find it hard knowing where to start, this episode is for you. Here we go.

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[Q&A] How Do I Get US Clients?

18 min

Feb 27, 2024

On today’s Q&A episode, Travis writes in with a problem: a few years ago, he moved from Australia to the U.S. to grow his video business.

And while things went well at first, work has really slowed down, and he’s wondering: is there something about the U.S. market he’s completely missing? 

Clay and I have never lived “down under,” but we have a few things to consider for anyone looking to break into the US market.

It’s all on this episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go…

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profile pictureI got so much good advice on the podcast. I can happily report that I made more money last year while working part-time and being able to spend a lot of time with my daughter. Huge wins. —Kate Mrozowski

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