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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“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...

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“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’ ...

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“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 ̵...

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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...

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“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...

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“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...

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“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 ...

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“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—...

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“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...

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“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...

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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 ...

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“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...

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“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...

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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, ...

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