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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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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. 

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[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!

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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…

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[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!

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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.

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[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.

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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.

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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.

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[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.

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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.

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[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.

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Trapped

48 min

Dec 14, 2023

On today’s show: do you ever feel trapped by the decisions you make in your business?

Our guest Morgan loves to write. But, early on, she took on quite a few social media clients. Then, those clients referred more clients. And suddenly, most of her client work is focused on social media marketing — not writing.

So what do you do when your former choices have boxed you into a future you don’t necessarily want?

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

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[Q&A] Best Tools as I Grow?

16 min

Dec 12, 2023

On today’s Q&A episode, what are the best tools to use as your freelance business grows?

That’s what Cesar asks us because his business is outgrowing tools like Google Drive. 

So, Clay and I launch into our best advice on what makes a good business tool and what makes your business worse… 

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

This episode was initially aired on September 12, 2023.

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If Not Proposals, What?

56 min

Dec 07, 2023

On today’s show: you hear us harping on proposals all the time. We think they are usually a waste of time.

But if you’re not sending proposals, then… what?

How do you pitch your services to new clients?

Well, there’s a way more efficient way to do it. And we unpack it with today’s guest, Tim, on this episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go…

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[Q&A] Charge by Hour or Project?

19 min

Dec 07, 2023

On today’s Q&A episode, if a client is willing to pay by the hour or by the project, which one should you choose?

That’s part of Pennygoo’s question, and our answer might surprise you… Here we go!

This episode was originally aired on September 5th, 2023.

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Okay, Fine. Hourly Can Work.

52 min

Dec 07, 2023

On today’s show: I finally give in to the idea that charging your clients hourly can actually work in some business models.

It’s still not my favorite—since you get punished for being more efficient.

But our return guest Josh, gives us an update on his business, throws some new challenges at us, and—yes—convinces me that sometimes charging hourly just makes the most sense. 

See what I mean on today’s episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go.

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

16 min

Nov 28, 2023

On 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.

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When To Call Yourself an Agency

56 min

Nov 23, 2023

On today’s show: have you ever wondered when is the right time to start calling yourself an agency?

It can be a bit awkward early on. So Clay and I coach our call-in guest Austin through the right timing. Austin has many other questions as he grows his 6-month-old business. Thanks for joining us.

This episode was originally aired on July 13, 2023.

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

15 min

Nov 21, 2023

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.

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Why Your Messaging is Everything

64 min

Nov 16, 2023

On today’s show: your messaging matters.

And when it comes to getting new clients, it probably matters more than anything else.

So then, why do so many of us miss the mark when explaining our business to potential clients?

It’s something we tackle on today’s episode with call-in guest Tianna. It’s happening right here on Freelance to Founder. Here we go.

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[Q&A] Do Freelancers Need College?

12 min

Nov 14, 2023

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!

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Control Freak? Do This

39 min

Nov 14, 2023

On today’s show: are you a bit of a control freak?

To be honest, most freelancers and entrepreneurs we meet are.

But if you never hand off smaller tasks, you never free yourself up to be a founder in your own business.

We talk about that today with our call-in guest, Silvia. 

It’s all happening today on freelance to founder. Here we go.

This episode was originally aired on May 5, 2022.

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

16 min

Nov 07, 2023

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!

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Anti-Hustle Culture

58 min

Nov 02, 2023

On today’s show, can you grow without embracing hustle culture? 

That’s just part of what we talk about with return guest: Travis Boyco.

A few months ago, Travis was trying to decide if he could actually quit his job and take his business full-time.

Now, he’s back, freelancing full-time and hitting us with some of his biggest learnings from going full-time, plus questions he’s run into since.

It’s a fun episode today, and it’s all here on Freelance to Founder. Here we go.

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[Q&A] Are Proposals Really Worth Your Time?

16 min

Oct 31, 2023

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

Maja asks: "What are your best tips for writing proposals as a freelancer?"

This episode was originally aired on May 17, 2022.

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