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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] Best Software for Getting Paid Faster?

12 min

May 10, 2022

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 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!

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

Support our Episode Sponsors:

  • Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/
  • Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place.
  • 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.
  • 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

Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate.

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Give up Control to Build a Successful Business

44 min

May 05, 2022

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

Being hesitant about giving up control in your business is normal. We’re all nervous to hand off work to contractors sometimes.

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

That’s where we find Silvia, our guest on today’s show. Silvia has a small team of contractors, but finds herself reluctant to hand off her oldest or biggest clients.

So, how can Silvia finally hand off daily client tasks and focus on the progress of her business.

You’ll find out soon!

PS: Get featured in an upcoming FTF SHORT! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask 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 https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/
  • 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.

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

16 min

May 03, 2022

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 free Mastermind group on Facebook.

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

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

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

Support our Episode Sponsors:

  • Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place.
  • Nearside - Free business banking that rewards you
  • 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.
  • Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/
  • Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs.
  • SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs

Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate.

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The Power of Saying “No” to Clients

46 min

Apr 28, 2022

On today’s show: Have you ever noticed just how liberating it can be to tell your clients “no”?

In the early years of your freelance career, you feel almost obligated to say “yes” to any request your clients make. After all, they’re the ones paying your bills. 

But every “yes” to a client request means a “no” to something else in your business. If you’re not careful, your clients end up deciding the direction of your company this way.

This is where we find today’s guest Erica.

She’s been told she needs to follow a path offering sophisticated internet marketing, when in reality she just loves working on meaningful brands and building websites.

So how can Erica say “no” when clients keep asking for more?

Find out on today’s coaching call. We’ll get started in just a few minutes.

PS: Get featured in an upcoming FTF SHORT! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask 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 https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/
  • 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.

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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.

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[Q&A] Client Pays Every Month, But Doesn't Call Me...

11 min

Apr 26, 2022

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 free Mastermind group on Facebook.

Kristy Gardner asks: My client is happily paying her retainer bill every month but not sending any work for me to do.

How would you deal with something like this?

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

Support our Episode Sponsors:

  • Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place.
  • Nearside - Free business banking that rewards you
  • 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.
  • Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/
  • Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs.
  • SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs

Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate.

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Pivoting to Passive Income

61 min

Apr 21, 2022

On today’s show: have you ever wanted to pivot your freelance business into something a little more passive? 

In this episode, we chat with our old friend Will Gibbons who came on for a coaching call a couple of years ago.

Since his coaching call, Will has pivoted into a more passive business model. If earning money passively is something you’d like to try, this episode is for you. 

We’ll be right back after a quick message from our sponsors.

PS: Get featured in an upcoming FTF SHORT! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask 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 https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/
  • 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.

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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.

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[Q&A] When Sub-Contractors Don't Deliver

13 min

Apr 20, 2022

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 free Mastermind group on Facebook.

John-Luke Ward asks: How do you deal with freelancers that don't deliver as agreed?

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

Support our Episode Sponsors:

  • Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place.
  • Nearside - Free business banking that rewards you
  • 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.
  • Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/
  • Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs.
  • SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs

Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate.

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Breaking Free from Agencies as Clients

65 min

Apr 14, 2022

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 http://freelancetofounder.com/ask 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 https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/
  • 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.

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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.

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[Q&A] Impressing big-brand clients

17 min

Apr 12, 2022

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.

On today's show, Chris calls in with another question: How do I build a marketing plan that is impressive to big-brand clients?

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

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  • Nearside - Free business banking that rewards you
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  • 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.
  • Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/
  • Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs.
  • SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs

Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate.

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Getting More Established Clients

61 min

Apr 07, 2022

On today’s show: When you’re just getting started, taking on any clients just to pay the bills is almost a given. But there comes a time when you need higher-paying more established clients.

That’s the situation today’s guest, Brittany, finds herself in.

Brittany has been freelancing on the side for years and recently took her freelance business full-time.

But aside from a couple of anchor clients, she’s mostly doing smaller, one-off projects that are both unpredictable and low-paying.

So how do you find clients that are more established, with bigger budgets and longer-term needs? That’s something we dive into with Brittany on today’s episode. 

We’ll get into it right after this quick break.

Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:

  • Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place.
  • Nearside - Free business banking that rewards you
  • 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.
  • Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/
  • 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.

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[Q&A] How do I find product/market fit?

14 min

Apr 05, 2022

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.

On today's show, Chase calls in with a question: What's a good "gut check" or "litmus test" for finding the perfect product/market fit?

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

Support our Episode Sponsors:

  • 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.
  • Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/
  • 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

Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate.

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

Landing Big Clients (like Walmart) w/ Elna Cain

50 min

Mar 31, 2022

On today’s show: how do you go from small, one-off clients to more reputable, big-name brands?

It’s a question I pose to Elna Cain, my guest on the show today. Elna is a freelance writer who has worked with big brands like Zapier or Walmart. And in this episode, Elna and I unpack exactly how she got started building her portfolio, how she leverages that portfolio to get new clients, and what she’s doing now to attract even bigger companies.

If you’re ready to build up a healthier client base, this conversation with Elna is a must. Stay tuned and we’ll get started right after this quick break.

Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:

  • 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.
  • Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/
  • 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

Also mentioned in this episode:

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 favour 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.

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[Q&A] How do I pitch a retainer?

13 min

Mar 29, 2022

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.

On today's show, Dwaynia calls in with a question: How can I introduce a retainer option to people who inquire about services?

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

Support our Episode Sponsors:

  • Compiler: De-mystifying tech, one question at a time.
  • LinkedIn Jobs: Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster.
  • 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.
  • Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/
  • 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

Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate.

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Riding the Rollercoaster

57 min

Mar 24, 2022

On today’s show: do you ever feel like freelancing and entrepreneurship are just one crazy roller coaster ride? 

Well in my conversation today with two friends Darryl and Micah, we talk all about how to convert the roller coaster of business from something negative and scary, to something positively exciting.

We explore how to tap into the freelancing community, how to build a solid foundation, how to leverage your knowledge, and how to go after what you really want.

Join us after this quick break.

P.S. Feel free to check out Darryl's product Hectic. It provides everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place.

Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:

  • Compiler: De-mystifying tech, one question at a time.
  • LinkedIn Jobs: Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster.
  • 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.
  • Sendinblue - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.sendinblue.com/founder/
  • 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

Also mentioned in this episode:

Hectic

Freelance management software that helps you get paid faster and manage tasks on the go.

Manage your invoicing, client relationships, proposals, scheduling, expenses, project management, and more.

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.

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[Q&A] Should I hire a project manager?

15 min

Mar 22, 2022

Big news today! We're excited to share 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.

On today's show, our friend Chris calls in with a question: when's the right time to hire a project manager and how can I do it without killing our creativity?

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How to Find Referral Partners

56 min

Mar 17, 2022

On today’s show: we all know client referrals can be a great way to grow your business. In fact, most service businesses still identify word of mouth marketing as their #1 source for new clients. But if you never know when that next referral is coming, it can be a bit nerve-racking.

Today’s guest, Erik Jensen, shares how to find and leverage high quality referral partners for your business. Referral partners who can send you consistent leads on a predictable basis.

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The Power of Productizing

54 min

Mar 10, 2022

Have you ever wanted to say goodbye to writing custom proposals or charging low rates by the hour? If so, today’s your lucky day.

Clay’s on leave today which leaves me to chat with our expert guest, Tyler Gillespie.

Tyler has grown and sold multiple productized businesses—including one he grew to over 125 freelance employees.

In this episode, he’ll unpack exactly what it means to productize your service, how you can get started, and why productizing can turn your freelance business into a massive revenue machine.

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The #1 Reason You’re Not Making Progress

58 min

Mar 03, 2022

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 we find today’s caller in. Her name’s Bernadette and she’s calling from New Zealand with questions about how to restart her business and build something she can 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.

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Who wins? Employees -vs- Contractors

61 min

Feb 24, 2022

On today’s show: Are you still debating whether you should build your business with full-time employees or independent contractors?

For Josh, a former side-hustler who recently quit his job to pursue his business full-time, the question is a tough one.

That’s because Josh’s business is thriving and he’s hired 10 new team members in the last year and a half or so.

They’re all contractors which leaves him wondering if he’s “doing it right.” You can hear our take on the Employee vs Contractor debate in this episode.

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Hiring the Best Freelancers

55 min

Feb 17, 2022

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, writes well, and understands her unique niche.

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

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You’re a Strategist, Get Paid for It

53 min

Feb 10, 2022

On today’s show: have you ever wished you could actually get paid to do things like write up a proposal or send a pitch?

Well, today’s guest, Austin Church reveals how he built a system to sell strategy to his clients—allowing him to get paid for a lot of the work many of us do before ever closing a deal.

Austin also opened my eyes to how selling strategy can lead to increasing your rates, only working with clients you like, and scaling up your business fast.

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“Risking” Money on Paid Ads

62 min

Feb 03, 2022

On today’s show: when’s the right time to spend money on paid advertising?

If you’re not sure when or how to approach paid growth as a freelancer, you’re not alone. Our guest today, Jason, is a pastor who sells a course focused on addiction counselling and recovery.

Jason has had early success with his course but knows he can’t rely on his personal mailing list or friends and family for much longer.

He needs new customers.

So, this jam-packed episode gives Jason lots of ideas for getting new customers and building awareness. Some paid. Some free. And all worth trying. 

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Will you sink or swim?

65 min

Jan 27, 2022

On today’s show: what would you do if you suddenly had to start making full-time money from your business tomorrow? 

In this episode, that’s a question we pose during our coaching call with Kate—a very talented motion graphics designer living in Orange County California.

Kate has been building her business on the side of her day job and she’s ready to make some serious progress toward working full-time. It’s time to sink or swim.

But she’s bogged down with so many questions, it can be hard to know what to do next in her business. Clay and I do our best to shine light on the most high-impact steps she can take to finally make progress. 

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Hate “Networking”? Do this.

50 min

Jan 20, 2022

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.

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Client Referrals: Dangerous or Powerful?

60 min

Jan 13, 2022

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.

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