Freelance to Founder Artwork

In partnership:Millo, Dripify, Podglomerate

More from Millo:

My Freelance Life Artwork

Freelance to Founder

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.

or Join Us

[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.

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

Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com

Support our Sponsors

Our generous sponsors make this show 100% free to you. Support them at the link below.

https://freelancetofounder.com/sponsors

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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.

PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question. 

Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:



Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between.

Book of the Month - Choose from a curated selection of the best new hardcovers and audiobooks every month.

LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive.

Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable.

HelloFresh - America's #1 Meal Kit now offering 18 Free Meals and Free Breakfast for Life!

Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs.

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.

More Recommended Listening:

This show is a part of the Podglomerate, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter.

We suggest you also try other Podglomerate shows about entrepreneurship, business, and creativity, such as Rocketship.fm and Creative Elements.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

[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.

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

Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com

Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:

Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between.

Book of the Month - Choose from a curated selection of the best new hardcovers and audiobooks every month.

LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive.

Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable.

HelloFresh - America's #1 Meal Kit now offering 18 Free Meals and Free Breakfast for Life!

Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs.

SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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.

PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question. 

Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:

Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between.

LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive.

Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable.

HelloFresh - America's #1 Meal Kit now offering 18 Free Meals and Free Breakfast for Life!

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.

More Recommended Listening:

This show is a part of the Podglomerate, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter.

We suggest you also try other Podglomerate shows about entrepreneurship, business, and creativity, such as Rocketship.fm and Creative Elements.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

[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.

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

Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com

Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:

Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between.

Book of the Month - Choose from a curated selection of the best new hardcovers and audiobooks every month.

LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive.

Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs.

SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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.

PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question. 

Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:

Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between.

LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive.

Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable.

HelloFresh - America's #1 Meal Kit now offering 18 Free Meals and Free Breakfast for Life!

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.

More Recommended Listening:

This show is a part of the Podglomerate, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter.

We suggest you also try other Podglomerate shows about entrepreneurship, business, and creativity, such as Rocketship.fm and Creative Elements.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

[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…

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

Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com

Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:

Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between.

LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive.

Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN-accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable.

HelloFresh - America's #1 Meal Kit now offers 18 Free Meals and Free Breakfast for Life!

Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs.

SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Client Tool Craziness

52 min

Feb 22, 2024

On today’s show: should you spread yourself across each of your client’s project management tools? Or should you make them join yours?

It’s a question Taylor’s facing as she grows her business. 

We spoke with Taylor about a year ago, and things are going great. 

But she works with so many clients now; they each have their preferred project management tool. 

So, should she keep going from tool to tool? Or make her clients join a single platform that she manages?

We’ll discuss that and more on today’s episode of Freelance to Founder.

PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question. 

Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:

Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between.

LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive.

Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable.

HelloFresh - America's #1 Meal Kit now offering 18 Free Meals and Free Breakfast for Life!

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.

More Recommended Listening:

This show is a part of the Podglomerate, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter.

We suggest you also try other Podglomerate shows about entrepreneurship, business, and creativity, such as Rocketship.fm and Creative Elements.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

[Q&A] Is GoHighLevel Worth the Hype?

58 min

Feb 20, 2024

On today’s show, we’ve got the longest Q&A episode we’ve ever published—coming in at a whopping 50 minutes plus.

Why so long? Well, I asked Clay a question that really got him riled up. 

It has to do with his experience using the software GoHighLevel—which has exploded in popularity lately.

But Clay’s experience was anything but ideal. You’ll see what I mean in this episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go.

This episode was originally aired on October 24, 2023.

Mentioned in this episode:

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

Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com

Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:

Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between.

LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive.

Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN-accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable.

HelloFresh - America's #1 Meal Kit now offers 18 Free Meals and Free Breakfast for Life!

Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs.

SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Where Is Your Business Going?

53 min

Feb 15, 2024

Have you ever felt like you don’t know where you’re going in your business? It can be debilitating and frustrating. Not only that, but it can leave you spinning your wheels and wishing you knew what to do next to finally get some traction. That’s the situation Bernadette finds herself in.

Today, she calls in from New Zealand with questions about how to restart her business and build something she can actually get excited about. It’s one of the most raw, personal sessions we’ve had to date, which leads us to some real breakthroughs for Bernadette’s business. Stick around for this fun brainstorming session on today's episode of Freelance to Founder.

This episode was originally aired on August 10, 2023.

PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question. 

Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:

Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between.

LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive.

Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable.

Greenlight Financial - The all-in-one money and safety app for families.

HelloFresh - America's #1 Meal Kit now offering 18 Free Meals and Free Breakfast for Life!

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.

More Recommended Listening:

This show is a part of the Podglomerate, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter.

We suggest you also try other Podglomerate shows about entrepreneurship, business, and creativity, such as Rocketship.fm and Creative Elements.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

[Q&A] Upcharge a Client for Subcontracting?

16 min

Feb 13, 2024

On today’s show: if you work with a sub-contractor, something we highly recommend—how much extra should you charge your client? And do they have to sign two different contracts?

That’s what Kiki asks us in this Q&A episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go…

This episode was originally aired on June 21, 2022.

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

Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com

Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:

Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between.

LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive.

Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable.

Greenlight Financial - The all-in-one money and safety app for families.

HelloFresh - America's #1 Meal Kit now offering 18 Free Meals and Free Breakfast for Life!

Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs.

SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Profit-Sharing with Agencies

63 min

Feb 08, 2024

In today’s episode, we learned that working with agencies is a great way to fill your client pipeline regularly.

But how does the money work if an agency will “white label” your services? Who gets what? How much? And when?

These are the types of questions Nathan asks himself as he grows his business.

He’s got a few partnerships in the works, but he’s unsure how to set up the money side.

Naturally, we have a few ideas for him to try. Plus, we talk about how much to charge in your particular market and more. 

It’s all in this episode of ‘Freelance to Founder.’ Let’s go.

Mentioned in this episode:

  • Web Astro - Nathan Mulligan's web design, branding, and content creation company.

PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.

Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:

Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between.

LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive.

Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable.

Greenlight Financial - The all-in-one money and safety app for families.

HelloFresh - America's #1 Meal Kit now offering 18 Free Meals and Free Breakfast for Life!

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.

More Recommended Listening:

This show is a part of the Podglomerate, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter.

We suggest you also try other Podglomerate shows about entrepreneurship, business, and creativity, such as Rocketship.fm and Creative Elements.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

[Q&A] Lost Your Passion?

15 min

Feb 06, 2024

In today's Q&A, Rachel Stoneking, from our free Facebook Mastermind Group asked how she could get the passion for her business back. She shares her personal feelings of anxiety and disappointment after losing clients with COVID-19 and getting burned out with everything around it. "How do you overcome these negative feelings and connect back with the passion for your business?"

We'll learn a lot from this difficult BUT important question.

This episode was originally aired on June 21, 2022.

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

Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com

Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:

Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between.

LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive.

Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable.

Greenlight Financial - The all-in-one money and safety app for families.

HelloFresh - America's #1 Meal Kit now offering 18 Free Meals and Free Breakfast for Life!

Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs.

SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Work Less, Make More

47 min

Feb 02, 2024

On today’s show: how does working less while making more money sound?

Of course, it sounds fantastic! But actually, making it happen is much more complicated.

That’s where I find today’s call-in guest, Diana. She’s been freelancing for almost a year and has begun asking herself: what’s next?

Diana left her corporate job to pursue freedom through freelancing. Now, a year later, she’s ready to dial it up and free up time to be with her three boys while still bringing in the revenue her family needs.

If you’re ready to work less while making more, then stay tuned to this episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go.

PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question. 

Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:

Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between.

LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive.

Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable.

Greenlight Financial - The all-in-one money and safety app for families.

HelloFresh - America's #1 Meal Kit now offering 18 Free Meals and Free Breakfast for Life!

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.

More Recommended Listening:

This show is a part of the Podglomerate, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter.

We suggest you also try other Podglomerate shows about entrepreneurship, business, and creativity, such as Rocketship.fm and Creative Elements.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Hired by Nike, Spotify, Stripe, and more

43 min

Jan 25, 2024

On today’s show: how would you like to have clients like Nike, Netflix, Stripe, Twitch, Spotify and more? It’s a dream-come-true as a freelancer. 

And this dream is a reality for motion graphics expert Kate—who’s calling into the show today.

Kate first talked with us a year ago and, since then, the entertainment industry has been through a lot which leaves Kate wondering where her career is headed and what’s next.

And we talk about a lot. From Kate’s best advice on how to get jobs with big brands like she does TO whether or not you have to hire a team to grow.

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

PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question. 

Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:

Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable.

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.

More Recommended Listening:

This show is a part of the Podglomerate, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter.

We suggest you also try other Podglomerate shows about entrepreneurship, business, and creativity, such as Rocketship.fm and Creative Elements.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

[Q&A] Marketing Plan Help?

22 min

Jan 23, 2024

On today’s show, where do you start when it comes to making a marketing plan for your business?

That’s what Thomassina asks us and—since Clay and I both have extensive marketing backgrounds—we end up having a lot to say about it. If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to marketing, then this episode is for you.

This is Freelance to Founder. Here we go!

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

Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com

Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:

Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN-accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable.

Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs.

SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Do Agencies Get Bigger Clients?

52 min

Jan 18, 2024

On today’s show: if you treat yourself like an agency, will you attract bigger and better clients?

That’s part of what we discuss with our call-in guest Kate who’s living and working in London.

With Kate, we talk a lot about marketing, positioning, branding, and lots of other stuff she’ll need on her journey from a “4” on the freelance to founder scale all the way up to a “10”...

Stick around all the way to the very end where we really get Kate thinking—and maybe you’ll have a breakthrough too.

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

PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question. 

Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:

Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable.

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.

More Recommended Listening:

This show is a part of the Podglomerate, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter.

We suggest you also try other Podglomerate shows about entrepreneurship, business, and creativity, such as Rocketship.fm and Creative Elements.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

[Q&A] Freelancer to Millionaire?

17 min

Jan 16, 2024

On today’s show: can you become a millionaire as a freelancer?

Podcast listener Suman wrote in with that simple yet not-so-simple question, and we do our best to reveal whether or not you can get rich working as a freelancer.

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

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

Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com

Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:

Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN-accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable.

Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs.

SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Can I Trust You?

44 min

Jan 11, 2024

On today’s show, how can you possibly hire other freelancers to help grow your business when it’s hard to know if you can trust them?

After all, if someone you hire misses a deadline, you’re on the hook with your client.

That’s where Tina finds herself on today’s call. 

She’s thinking about hiring and is willing to trust other freelancers' creative processes. 

But what about their ability to deliver on time? Can she overcome that somehow?

We tackle that question and lots more on today’s episode of Freelance to Founder.

PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question. 

Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:

Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable.

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.

More Recommended Listening:

This show is a part of the Podglomerate, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter.

We suggest you also try other Podglomerate shows about entrepreneurship, business, and creativity, such as Rocketship.fm and Creative Elements.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

[Q&A] Can I Grow without Hiring?

15 min

Jan 09, 2024

On today’s Q&A episode, "Can you grow without hiring?"

It’s a pretty tricky question we got from Tony—a freelance videographer in Paris, France.

He wants to add graphic design, web design, SEO, social media, and many other services. And he wants to hire freelancers to do it.

Is this a good strategy? Stick around through this episode to find out. 

You’re listening to Freelance to Founder. Here we go…

This episode was originally aired on September 19, 2023.

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

Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com

Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:

Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable.

Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs.

SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Power of Referral Partners

52 min

Jan 04, 2024

On today's show, we get called out by our call-in guest, Erik. Here's the thing: Clay and I are always talking about finding referral partners—other freelancers or businesses who can send you new clients as a sort of trade. You'll refer them to clients, and they'll refer you. It sounds magical. But Erik's question is this: how do you actually FIND these kinds of partners? So we get into it on today's episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go.

This episode was originally aired on March 17, 2022.

PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question. 

Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:

Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between.

Masterclass - Learn from the best, be your best. Get unlimited access to thousands of bite-sized lessons.

Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable.

Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link.

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.

More Recommended Listening:

This show is a part of the Podglomerate, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter.

We suggest you also try other Podglomerate shows about entrepreneurship, business, and creativity, such as Rocketship.fm and Creative Elements.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sole–Proprietor or LLC?

48 min

Dec 28, 2023

On today’s show, Molly Cox calls in with questions about the freelance business she started just six months ago. Top of mind for her:

Should she stay a sole–proprietor or form an LLC?

Before the legal terms tempt you to click away, consider this. This single question could save you thousands of dollars a year in taxes. So keep listening.

That’s just part of what we chat about with Molly.

This episode was originally aired on July 20, 2023.

PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question. 

Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:

Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between.

Masterclass - Learn from the best, be your best. Get unlimited access to thousands of bite-sized lessons.

Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable.

Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link.

The Freelance Files - Done-for-you docs for better freelancing

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.

More Recommended Listening:

This show is a part of the Podglomerate, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter.

We suggest you also try other Podglomerate shows about entrepreneurship, business, and creativity, such as Rocketship.fm and Creative Elements.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

[Q&A] Giving Client Ownership?

12 min

Dec 26, 2023

On today’s Q&A episode, if you give your client full ownership of your creative work, how much should that cost, and how exactly do you even do that?

That’s the question Nicole hits us with, and it opens up another discussion on who should own your work in the first place.

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

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

Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com

Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:

Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between.

Masterclass - Learn from the best, be your best. Get unlimited access to thousands of bite-sized lessons.

Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable.

Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link.

The Freelance Files - Done-for-you docs for better freelancing

Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs.

SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Escaping One-Time Projects

48 min

Dec 21, 2023

On today’s show, how do you escape the trap of one-time projects and convince your clients that they need what you have to offer on a repeat basis?

That’s part of the hurdle Aurelie faces as she aims to grow her 3-year-old freelance business. 

Aurelie has worked with some huge clients like Wendy’s and the United Nations. 

But almost all of her work has been on one-time projects. 

Which naturally has its limitations.

So we walk Aurelie through a few options for building repeat client work into her business in order to make her company more scalable and predictable. 

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

PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question. 

Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:

Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between.

Masterclass - Learn from the best, be your best. Get unlimited access to thousands of bite-sized lessons.

Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable.

Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link.

The Freelance Files - Done-for-you docs for better freelancing

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.

More Recommended Listening:

This show is a part of the Podglomerate, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter.

We suggest you also try other Podglomerate shows about entrepreneurship, business, and creativity, such as Rocketship.fm and Creative Elements.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

[Q&A] Predicting Income

16 min

Dec 19, 2023

On today’s Q&A Episode, how can you know what kind of revenue your business will make in the coming months or years?

It’s called forecasting. 

And forecasting as a freelancer or agency builder can be a real challenge. 

Which may be why Garrett asks: what tool/template do you use to project cash flow over time?

We give our two-part answer in this episode of Freelance to Founder. Let’s go.

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

Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com

Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:

Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between.

Masterclass - Learn from the best, be your best. Get unlimited access to thousands of bite-sized lessons.

Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link.

The Freelance Files - Done-for-you docs for better freelancing

Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs.

SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Freelance to Founder Hosts Talking on Mics

Join us on the air

Our call-in guests are what make this show so great! Joining in is simple:

  1. Choose a time when you can join us for a call.
  2. Answer 6 questions to help us learn about your business.
  3. We'll email you to confirm & send more details.

That's it. It'll be the best decision you make this week.

What former guests are saying:

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

profile picturePreston & Clay give such great insights ... always so much to learn from them! Honest, candid conversations about the ups and downs of freelancing and growing a business at any stage. —Alex Weaver

profile picturePreston and Clay have great chemistry and their sometimes opposing opinions make for a good balance! I’ve enjoyed being able to learn from others who are a few steps ahead of me in their respective careers. —Will Gibbons

Freelance to Founder Artwork