a new podcast from Millo.

Andy quit his day job...
now what?

Every week, we check in to see what really happens when you quit your day job to pursue freelancing full-time. Listen in Apple Podcasts

"Most podcasts interview experts who have 'been there, done that.' I love how My Freelance Life shakes things up by sharing a first-hand account of someone who is currently in the trenches trying to figure things out."
—James Sowers, DigitalFreelancer.io


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“As a freelancer, my biggest advantage is only needing a handful of clients to succeed” (My Free...


Andy is quite happy not to take on new clients at the moment. He doesn’t need to work 24/7 and only requires a handful of clients to match his target income.

In today’s episode, Andy talks about the flexibility of choosing clients and fluctuating his own rates, calling it his ‘biggest advantage’ working as a full-time freelancer.

In the second part of the show, Andy gives his thoughts on whether you should acce...

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“The easiest way to get paid more is to raise my rates” (My Freelance Life 019)


Andy’s biggest challenge isn’t convincing his clients to pay him more money or chasing after payments. Rather it’s internal – convincing himself that he’s worth the rate he wants to charge. In today’s episode, Andy dives in deep and share with us his strategies to negotiating with clients and how exactly does he go about pricing himself.

An...

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“Problem-solving every single day feels like a dopamine hit!” (My Freelance Life 018)


Waking up every morning to a fresh set of challenges and satisfying little puzzles, is what keeps keeps Andy determined as a freelancer.

It’s a dream come true.

No more hours of commuting, feeling stuck in a cubicle, listening to that ever dull hum of fluorescent lighting or stressing about traffic going ba...

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“My clients treat me like a teammate” (My Freelance Life 017)


The key to long-term freelance success isn’t just your work output – it’s also nurturing great working relationships with your clients. In this episode, Andy talks about his strategy to maintaining a steady income thanks to his ‘alternative’ approach to working with clients.

In today’s episode of My Freelance Life, you’ll learn Andy...

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“How do I avoid working for low-quality clients?” (My Freelance Life 016)


Focusing on your brand identity and the type of clients you work with can make your freelance life much easier – and ultimately very successful. This week, Andy gives us his tips for attracting high-quality clients and becoming a profitable freelancer.

How exactly does Andy avoid working for lower-quality clients? He attracts higher-quality ones – by simply adjusting his approach towards clients. It’s all about ...

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“I’m fortunate enough to hand-pick projects I work on” (My Freelance Life 015)


Part of the attraction of switching to full-time freelance is the ability to hand-pick what to work on and to have multiple project possibilities – compared to working for just one company.

This week, Andy runs us through his routine after coming back from Europe, talks about the impact of vacations on his freelance projects – and the effect it had on his earnings.

In this episode, we also talk about:

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“I realized the work proposal in my email was from a very prominent client!” (My Freelance Life ...


“Hey Andy, I’m impressed, can we start on this today?” – and that’s how Andy’s landed an amazing new gig right after returning back home from a 3-week long trip to Europe.

It’s been months since Andy said sayonara to his full-time job to dive off the deep end into full-time freelance work and in this week’s ep...

“I recorded my highest earned amount last week!” (My Freelance Life 013)


Andy has been working the same hours lately while gradually raising his hourly rates. The result? He’s setting new records every day in terms of highest revenue earned!

In today’s episode, Andy talks about how frequently should freelancers take vacations and also gives advice on one of the most daunting challenges facing freelancers – raising yo...

“I’m working less hours each day and having more time for relaxing” (My Freelance ...


Taking a leap of faith into the freelance world can feel more like pushing yourself off a cliff. Andy knows, because he did exactly that a few months ago. In today’s episode, Andy talks about the realities of freelancing and his thought process to going from a ‘flexible’ day job to a full-time freelancing career.

We also talk about the ‘burden’ ...

“I use a spreadsheet dashboard to keep track of my billable hours!” (My Freelance Life 011)


Time is money – particularly when you freelance. In today’s episode, we explore how Andy keeps track of every single minute of every day, his billable hours and overall business goals – all with the help of a spreadsheet!

Andy has got a spreadsheet dashboard working for him – which helps him to see not only where his time is going ̵...

How do I handle my freelancer taxes? (My Freelance Life 010)


Earning money through freelancing does cost money and is taxed differently. You don’t have a full-time employer to figure out your taxes and give you a clear-shot paycheck, after all. And then you hear terms like “1099” and W-2”, which honestly can be quite hard to wrap your head around.

In this very special episode (and our longest yet) of My Free...

“My life flows in a different cadence” (My Freelance Life 009)


It’s been months since Andy started freelancing full-time. Which means he now has time to do a lot more things he cares about outside of work. For starters, he freelances full-time, he’s moving to France, he’s in a local musical, and more.

As Andy explains in this epi...

“It’s not always as pretty as it seems” (My Freelance Life 008)

Sometimes, work is just work. As Andy said about the Freelance business, “It’s not always as pretty as it seems.” During this episode, we explore the ups and downs of the Freelance world.

Andy’s honesty gives great insight and tips on what can be done to organize, manage and prioritize work. We will discuss the diligence required for freelancing, as well as organizing methods to manage your workload. Tune in to hear what And...

“Flexibility doesn’t mean working from your pajamas every day” (My Freelance Life 007)


Flexibility isn’t about working from your pajamas every day—it’s about building the kind of life and career that you want. One that allows you to spend more time with people you care about, travel, exercise, or do whatever you’d rather be doing than working yourself to death climbing a corporate ladder.

That’s why in today’s episode of My Freelance Life—the weekly check-in with Andy who quit ...

“How long do you want to give yourself before you have to start looking for a job again?”...


If you’re thinking about quitting your job to pursue freelancing full-time, consider Andys wise words: “The amount of savings you have is the amount of time you can afford before you have to look for a job again.”

In today’s episode of My Freelance Life we answer a few critical questions that have come up as Andy has pursued his unique new career as a freelancer. We discuss how sick days—or vacation days—...

“We bought one-way tickets to France” (My Freelance Life 005)


For 5 weeks now, we’ve been checking in with Andy on his journey from full-time desk-jobber to full-time freelancer on our new podcast, My Freelance Life.

A big part of the reason Andy wanted to start freelancing full-time was to have more flexibility to travel. Now, he and his wife have booked one-way tickets to France! In this episode, we talk about his travel pla...

“I charge more than double what I was making at my desk job” (My Freelance Life 004)


To make it as a freelancer, you have to charge more than you were making as an employee.

In today’s episode of My Freelance Life, Andy walks us through some of the biggest differences between working a standard 9-5 job and freelancing full-time.

We chat about everything from charging more, setting your own deadlines, pulling all...

How do I compete with freelancers who have lower rates? (My Freelance Life 003)


When Andy got serious about building his profile on UpWork around 8 months ago, he may not have imagined that it would eventually give him the ability to quit his job and freelance full-time.

But that’s exactly what happened.

Now, Andy gets enough client inquiries each week via UpWork that he’s not even searching anywhere else. He’s building a full-time living from this one singular ...

“It’s so nice to take your schedule into your own hands.” (My Freelance Life 002)


Taking your schedule into your own hands can be magical. But it can also present a very unique set of challenges—which Andy is discovering now that he’s his own boss.

One of the biggest reasons Andy started freelancing was to manage his own schedule and build a life that doesn’t revolve around the standard American 9-5 desk job.

But in today’s episode you’ll learn why it can be a bit more of a...

“I realized: this is it! This is the thing I’ve been waiting for.” (My Freelance Life ...


Welcome to episode one of My Freelance Life—a brand-new podcast from the team here at Millo.

I’m Preston—founder of Millo—and joining me on the show is my friend Andy.

A few months ago, Andy and I worked together at a tech startup. That was until Andy sent a...

Introducing our brand-new podcast: My Freelance Life


Today, we’re excited to launch our third podcast—one we’ve been working on for months—called My Freelance Life.

The show takes a unique approach to exploring the world of freelancing.

Just a few months ago, ...