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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“Are fixed-priced freelance projects worth pursuing?” (My Freelance Life 026)


When you’re getting paid for project completion and not for being “on the clock”, it’s quite a different experience for you and the client.

In today’s episode, Andy shares his thoughts on the hourly vs fixed debate<...

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“I’m recording this from inside a coworking space!” (My Freelance Life 025)


Andy’s temporary relocation was the perfect opportunity to try out something new in his freelance life… like joining a coworking space.

Working at a home office can be tough sometimes. You might find yourself not leaving the ...

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“This is shaping up to be my best month as a freelancer” (My Freelance Life 024)


Andy has relocated to California for a few months, to spend time with family, all while continuing his work in full gear – thanks to his freelance lifestyle.

In today’s episode, Andy also talks about the transition be...

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“Yesterday, I recorded my highest earnings ever as a freelancer!” (My Freelance Life 023)


It’s been a whole year since Andy decided to leave his full-time job for a full-time freelance career – and there’s no stopping him. This week, he’s recorded his highest earnings ever!

In episode 23 of My Free...

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“I’ve just passed the 1 year anniversary of leaving my full time job!” (My Freelance Life 022)...


Just over an year ago, Andy sent a memo to everyone at his full-time job, announcing that he was leaving his desk-job to pursue freelancing full-time.

He is now a full year into his freelance career – and loving every bit o...

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“How do I justify my ‘above market’ rate to clients?” (My Freelance Life 021)


Figuring out your freelance rate is one of the most challenging things a freelancer faces. Andy is no exception.

The fear of selling himself short and the anx...

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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 cl...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 maintain...

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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 ...

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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 h...

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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 t...

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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!

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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 realit...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 t...

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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...

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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 t...

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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...

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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 wa...

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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 wha...

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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 wa...

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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 Pres...

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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 ...

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