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33 Freelance Ideas You Can Start Today (From Home, For Free)

33 Freelance Ideas You Can Start Today (From Home, For Free)

This past year the world has had to embrace a new normal. Which means millions of people have been left to explore freelance ideas as...

How to Become a Freelancer in 8 Steps (2023 Version)

How to Become a Freelancer in 8 Steps (2023 Version)

Are you considering joining the ranks of over 56 million people in the United States who have made the leap to working for themselves as...

Freelancer Invoicing 101: How to Create an Invoice & Get Paid

Freelancer Invoicing 101: How to Create an Invoice & Get Paid

Running my own small business, I work with freelancers and contractors all the time. And I’m constantly shocked at how many new freelancers don’t understand...

12 Top Freelance Job Sites to Get Clients in 2023

12 Top Freelance Job Sites to Get Clients in 2023

People start freelancing for all kinds of reasons using different methods to get clients. Some use referrals, some scour freelance job sites. There are definitely...

These 20+ High-Demand Freelance Skills Pay You The Most

These 20+ High-Demand Freelance Skills Pay You The Most

Freelance skills are more sought after today than ever before. The days when people saw freelance skills as less important than regular 9-to-5 job skills...

Hello Bonsai Review: Still Good for Freelancers in 2023?

Hello Bonsai Review: Still Good for Freelancers in 2023?

Hello Bonsai bills itself as an all-in-one freelancing solution for the world’s best creative freelancers (actually, their name is simply Bonsai, but their website is...

Leverage the best tools for freelancers

If you’re serious about growing your freelance business, you’re going to need the right tools. For starters, we’ve rounded up some of the best and favorite freelance business tools we’ve discovered over the last 10+ years below:

Top PickSolidGigs

SolidGigs

The best freelance jobs, hand-picked & delivered daily.

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Top PickMoxie (formerly Hectic)

Moxie (formerly Hectic)

$20/month gets you everything you need to thrive as a freelancer.

Try Moxie (formerly Hectic)
FreshBooks

FreshBooks

Online accounting & invoicing that saves you time and makes you look professional.

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Our team of talented experts and writers publish fresh new helpful content every week. Here's our most recent stuff.

How to Get Freelance Clients Using SEO (Local & Global)

How to Get Freelance Clients Using SEO (Local & Global)

As a freelance logo designer based in Birmingham, I know firsthand how crucial it is to be easily discoverable by potential clients. One of the...

Why You Should Always Put Freelance Work on Your Resume

Why You Should Always Put Freelance Work on Your Resume

Digitization has transformed nearly all sectors of life, including the employment industry. The traditional 9-5 jobs are no longer evidence of professional and career achievement....

How I built a successful freelance business from literally nothing

How I built a successful freelance business from literally nothing

With the new year approaching this is the perfect time to start something new. Something about a fresh start really motivates us to dig into...

What Agencies Really Want to Hear from Freelancers

What Agencies Really Want to Hear from Freelancers

As an agency owner, my partner Lou and I have seen our fair share of pitches from freelancers over the years. I’ll be honest –...

5 Email Automation Tips to Get Clients on Autopilot

5 Email Automation Tips to Get Clients on Autopilot

Email marketing is one of the most effective tools for businesses that look to generate a steady stream of customers and retain the existing ones....

8 Free Graphic Design Invoice Templates and Examples to Inspire You

8 Free Graphic Design Invoice Templates and Examples to Inspire You

As a designer, the way you craft your graphic design invoice speaks volumes about you and your small business. Remember, the design of your invoice...

5 “Thank You For Your Payment” Emails to Copy/Paste

5 “Thank You For Your Payment” Emails to Copy/Paste

“Thank You!” These two magic words can boost customer loyalty. While paying bills may not thrill everyone, you can transform a client’s prompt payment into...

13 Sites with Beginner Freelance Writing Jobs in 2024

13 Sites with Beginner Freelance Writing Jobs in 2024

Right now, beginners can find freelance writing jobs more easily than ever before. In the past, entry-level freelance writers had to sift through thousands of...

How to Start a Graphic Design Business in 10 Steps

How to Start a Graphic Design Business in 10 Steps

Starting a graphic design business can be an exhilarating and exciting adventure whether you’re hoping to work for yourself full-time or just make a little...

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Binge the Millo podcast

Listen in on weekly coaching calls with freelancers who are working to scale their business. New episodes every Thursday.

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How to Freelance for Nike, Spotify, Stripe and Other Big Clients

As a freelancer, getting to work with major brands like Nike, Spotify, and Stripe may seem like a distant dream. But Kate Mrozowski Lim has...

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Do Agencies Get Bigger Clients?

For subject matter experts with decades of niche experience, freelancing or consulting can be lucrative ways to capitalize on your hard-won knowledge. But it often...

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Can You Really Trust Other Freelancers to Deliver?

If you’re trying to go from freelancer to agency, hiring outside support often sparks anxiety. Can you really trust others to deliver for your clients?...

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How to Escape One-Time Projects & Get Repeat Business

In this episode, data scientist Aurélie shares her journey shifting beyond ad-hoc gigs into retained engagements. We explore pricing approaches that capture the immense ROI...

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Proposals Are a Waste of Time (Here’s What Works Better)

If you’ve been listening to Freelance to Founder for long you’ve probably heard us harp on proposals. We think they are usually a waste of...

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[Q&A] Hourly Pay for Subcontractors?

As freelancers scale into agency owners and hire subcontractors, business model changes often become necessary. Our recent episode tackled a common scaling question from listener...