Freelance to Founder

Freelance to Founder

By Millo / The Podglomerate

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.

Episodes

[Q&A] Client-Converting Portfolio Tips

In this Q&A episode, Oliver asks us what it takes to create a portfolio that actually brings in new long-term clients. And since Clay and I are real marketing geeks, we have quite a few ideas for turning your sleepy portfolio into a client-converting machine. It’s all in today’s show, and it starts right now. This episode was originally aired on August 29, 2023. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Sponsors Our generous sponsors make this show 100% free to you. Support them at the link below. https://freelancetofounder.com/sponsors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/05/2420m 22s

These Social Posts Get the Best Clients

On today’s show, we talk with Mannat, a student calling from India, with questions about her freelance business. Mannat is a typographer—she works with lettering and fonts. But every time Mannat posts her work on social media, she gets packaging design clients and others who don’t match her target audience. This leaves Mannat asking, “what exactly should I be posting on social media to attract my ideal client?" We walk her through a few key social media strategies that’ll also help you build your online presence and attract the right clients on social media. (This episode originally aired May 20, 2021) PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our Sponsors Our generous sponsors make this show 100% free to you. Support them at the link below. https://freelancetofounder.com/sponsors 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/05/2438m 31s

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

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 trying software rather than hiring a CPA. What insights or pros/cons about using software vs. hiring a professional do you have?" This episode was originally aired on May 3, 2022. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Sponsors Our generous sponsors make this show 100% free to you. Support them at the link below. https://freelancetofounder.com/sponsors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/05/2416m 7s

Drumming Up More Attention

Have you ever thought: “if I can just get the attention of more people, I could close more clients and grow my business” That’s where we find today’s guest, Jay. He’s a web developer and SEO expert in Kentucky, USA. And Jay’s only been freelancing for a few months. He’s off to a great start having already closed a half-dozen monthly recurring clients. Jay’s biggest question is how to get more volume. Or more awareness. So, of course, as marketing geeks Clay and I jump in with some of our best advice.  And we wrap up the episode with advice that, frankly, I’m still not sure was good. You’ll want to listen all the way to the end for that one. This episode was originally aired on June 02, 2022. PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our Sponsors Our generous sponsors make this show 100% free to you. Support them at the link below. https://freelancetofounder.com/sponsors 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/05/2453m 32s

[Q&A] Can I Put In-House Work in My Portfolio?

This episode's question came in via email. Nico works as a designer for a company right now, and he wants to start freelancing on the side and build a business. He said, “I was thinking of creating a portfolio, including the projects I've completed in my current company, but in a fictitious way (use different names, organizations, etc.) Also, state that this is a fictional project but that the process and outputs are the same. Do you think this will work to close deals? If you were a company that would be reviewing my portfolio, would you think that I'm experienced or just someone trying to fool you?” Note: we are not attorneys, and we will not even touch the question of if it’s something legal or not. We are not providing legal advice in any way. This type of advice should be provided by a certified professional, and we are not. This episode was originally aired in July 5th, 2022. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Sponsors Our generous sponsors make this show 100% free to you. Support them at the link below. https://freelancetofounder.com/sponsors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/05/2413m 21s

Networking Anxiety

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. Stick around for this fun brainstorming session starting right after this quick message from our sponsors.  This episode was originally aired on January 20, 2022. PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our Sponsors Our generous sponsors make this show 100% free to you. Support them at the link below. https://freelancetofounder.com/sponsors 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/05/2449m 8s

[Q&A] Best Software for Getting Paid Faster?

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! This Q&A episode was originally aired on August 8th, 2023. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Sponsors Our generous sponsors make this show 100% free to you. Support them at the link below. https://freelancetofounder.com/sponsors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/05/2412m 7s

Finding Rockstar Subcontractors

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, write well, and understand her unique niche. It’s a tall order, but Clay and I offered solid advice for hiring the best freelancers.  This episode was originally aired on September 28, 2023. For more info on this subject, read: 7 Steps to Hire a Freelancer (Who Won’t Disappoint) PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our Sponsors Our generous sponsors make this show 100% free to you. Support them at the link below. https://freelancetofounder.com/sponsors 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/05/2453m 16s

[Q&A] Rich Client Treats Me Like a Therapist

In today’s Q&A episode, Noah Tetzner finds himself in a tight spot. He’s got a high-paying client on a monthly retainer. And while this makes a ton of financial sense for his business, this client is starting to go way over scope by treating Noah a bit like a BFF or even a therapist at times. What’s a guy to do? We’ll help Noah out on this episode. Here we go. This episode was originally aired on November 28, 2023. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Sponsors Our generous sponsors make this show 100% free to you. Support them at the link below. https://freelancetofounder.com/sponsors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/04/2418m 57s

Good Idea? Freelancing as a Family...

Is freelancing as a family a good idea? Can it actually work? That’s part of what we get into with our call-in guest, Dave. Dave is the father of 3 talented young developers. Together, they’ve started an agency. Well… sort of. As we talked with Dave, we uncovered this: family dynamics are not the same as business dynamics. And sometimes, managing both can present a real challenge.  If you’ve ever wondered whether or not to go into business with family, today’s episode of Freelance to Founder is for you. Here we go! This episode was originally aired on September 21, 2023. PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our Sponsors Our generous sponsors make this show 100% free to you. Support them at the link below. https://freelancetofounder.com/sponsors 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/04/2458m 25s

[Q&A] Can You Sell a Freelance Business?

On today’s Q&A episode - Nafeesa is wondering if there’s any way to keep the small, solo charm of her freelance business while also planning for an eventual exit. The real question: can you actually sell a freelance business? We’ve got the answer on today’s episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go. This episode was originally aired on November 21, 2023. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Sponsors Our generous sponsors make this show 100% free to you. Support them at the link below. https://freelancetofounder.com/sponsors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/04/2417m 20s

Can You Ever Step Away?

On today’s show: can you ever step away from your business? Or are you doomed as an entrepreneur to never enjoy a vacation or time off ever again? That’s just part of what we talk about with our guest Jim who’s calling back for a second time on today’s episode. Jim has quit his job and taken his business full-time. But now he wonders: how do I take the next step so I can work more ON my business than IN my business. If you’re wondering the same, then stay tuned because we answer that and lots more on today’s episode of freelance to founder. Here we go. PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our Sponsors Our generous sponsors make this show 100% free to you. Support them at the link below. https://freelancetofounder.com/sponsors 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/04/2451m 47s

[Q&A] Free Money [Part 2]

I am joined by special guest co-host Austin Church on today's show. He is a very talented freelancer and the author of the new book, Free Money. It's all about growing your revenue as a freelancer, and we talked today about calculating your survival rate. That's the rate you need to stay in business as a freelancer. What's the minimum amount you need to make to stay in business? So, if you've wondered how to calculate that rate best, stay tuned for today's Q&A episode with Austin Church and me, Preston Lee. Here we go. Learn more about Austin's new book, Free Money. Sign up for Austin's free workshop, "Genius 5-minute freelancing hacks" To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Sponsors Our generous sponsors make this show 100% free to you. Support them at the link below. https://freelancetofounder.com/sponsors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/04/2427m 11s

Too Busy to Grow?

On today’s show: Do you ever feel like you’re just way too busy to actually spend time growing your business? If so, you’re not alone. We chatted with Will Gibbons, who works with cool clients like Peloton, 3M, and Vizio.  But Will’s got a problem. A great problem. He’s got too much work. Which means he’s busy. And he’s worried he doesn’t have time to grow. Clay and I help him punch through those barriers in this episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go… This episode was originally aired on September 14th, 2023. PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our Sponsors Our generous sponsors make this show 100% free to you. Support them at the link below. https://freelancetofounder.com/sponsors 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/04/241h 1m

[Q&A] Do Freelancers Need College?

On today’s Q&A Episode: Do you really need to go to college in order to be a successful freelancer? Listener Evan writes in to ask if he should invest in a master’s degree or skip the extra college.  And we’ve got our best answers on this episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go! This episode was originally aired on November 14, 2023 To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Sponsors Our generous sponsors make this show 100% free to you. Support them at the link below. https://freelancetofounder.com/sponsors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/04/2414m 30s

Should I Even Try?

On today’s show: is it even worth trying to grow your freelance business? That’s where Rakesh finds himself. He gets most of his clients from freelancing platforms like Upwork.  And the market for web designers and developers is just so saturated, he doesn’t even know if he should continue with his business.  If you’ve ever felt this way, today’s show is for you. It all starts right now on this episode of Freelance to Founder. Oh, and really quickly before we start: the audio on this episode is a bit rough. We’ve done our best to clean it up. But between the audio and Rakesh’s very thick accent, you may have to focus extra to follow along. But we believe it’s important to share stories from all over the world whether a guest has a quality mic setup or a flawless accent. Thanks for supporting us as we support freelancers around the world. Ok, now on to the show. PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our Sponsors Our generous sponsors make this show 100% free to you. Support them at the link below. https://freelancetofounder.com/sponsors 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/04/2434m 18s

[Q&A] But...Should I Hire By the Hour?

On today’s Q&A episode, A former guest on the show, Jim, writes in with an important question: I know I shouldn’t charge by the hour, but shouldn’t I pay my subcontractors by the hour? You might be able to guess our answer. Or it might just surprise you.  Let’s find out on today’s episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go! This Q&A episode was originally aired on November 7th, 2023. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Sponsors Our generous sponsors make this show 100% free to you. Support them at the link below. https://freelancetofounder.com/sponsors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/04/2418m 43s

Is a VA a Good First Hire?

On today’s show: Is a VA a good first hire in your company? We’re joined by call-in guest Nils, who wants to know when and how to hire a VA—a virtual assistant. But Clay and I slam on the brakes and force Nils to answer the question: Is a VA even the best first hire to make? The answer might surprise you. It’s all on today’s episode of Freelance to Founder. Let’s go! This episode was originally aired on September 7th, 2023. PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our Sponsors Our generous sponsors make this show 100% free to you. Support them at the link below. https://freelancetofounder.com/sponsors 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/03/2447m 47s

[Q&A] Free Money [Part 1]

I am joined by special guest co-host Austin Church on today's show. He is a very talented freelancer and the author of the new book, Free Money. It's all about growing your revenue as a freelancer, and we talked today about calculating your survival rate. That's the rate you need to stay in business as a freelancer. What's the minimum amount you need to make to stay in business? So, if you've wondered how to calculate that rate best, stay tuned for today's Q&A episode with Austin Church and me, Preston Lee. Here we go. Learn more about Austin's new book, Free Money. Sign up for Austin's free workshop, "Genius 5-minute freelancing hacks" To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Sponsors Our generous sponsors make this show 100% free to you. Support them at the link below. https://freelancetofounder.com/sponsors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/03/2424m 26s

Disrespectful Clients

On today’s show: What should you do when you’re not getting the kind of respect you deserve from your clients? That’s just one of many questions we got today from our guest, Cathal, calling in from Germany. A few times now, Cathal has been hired by a manager only to later have that manager’s team give him pushback once he gets to work. So, we work with him on a few ideas on how to get everyone on board with the outside help of a freelancer or agency. That and lots more questions are just ahead on THIS episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go. This episode was originally aired on August 31st, 2023. PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our Sponsors Our generous sponsors make this show 100% free to you. Support them at the link below. https://freelancetofounder.com/sponsors 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/03/241h

[Q&A] Growing a Network from Scratch?

On today’s Q&A episode, Luqman writes in with a question.  He’s a brand-new freelancer and wants to know exactly how to build a freelance network and attract more clients.  We all know your network can lead to massive growth for your business. So Clay and I break down what has worked well for us and what has totally bombed when it comes to networking.  If you want to build your network fast, you should try FeedCoyote, the all-in-one freelance collaboration network platform. Click the link in our show notes to sign up for FeedCoyote completely free. Then, browse, search, and pick fellow freelancers with the right expertise to collaborate on your projects. It’s a referral network for freelancers, and it’s free to try. Click the link in this show’s description or visit this link. Alright, now on with today’s episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Sponsors Our generous sponsors make this show 100% free to you. Support them at the link below. https://freelancetofounder.com/sponsors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/03/2416m 18s

The Risk of Referrals

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. Here we go. This episode was originally aired on January 13, 2022. PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:  Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Book of the Month - Choose from a curated selection of the best new hardcovers and audiobooks every month. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable. HelloFresh - America's #1 Meal Kit now offering 18 Free Meals and Free Breakfast for Life! Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/03/241h

[Q&A] Team Size to Call Yourself an Agency

On today’s show: how many people does it take to call yourself an agency officially? Is it one, two, or more than that? This question got us thinking a bit about what it actually means to be an agency. Plus, we talk about our ideal team size and answer the question: How many is too many when it comes to your team? It’s all on this episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Book of the Month - Choose from a curated selection of the best new hardcovers and audiobooks every month. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable. HelloFresh - America's #1 Meal Kit now offering 18 Free Meals and Free Breakfast for Life! Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/03/2420m 24s

Do Lead Magnets Work?

On today’s show: Do lead magnets really work? Like, can you actually get new clients by giving away something for free first? Or are they a waste of your time? I’m flying solo today on a coaching call with Garrett—who has questions about using AI to generate lead magnets, how to price his work when he has a unique offering and non-traditional clients, and more. It’s all in today’s episode of ‘Freelance to Founder.’ Thanks for joining. Here we go! This episode was originally aired on August 17, 2023. PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable. HelloFresh - America's #1 Meal Kit now offering 18 Free Meals and Free Breakfast for Life! 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/03/2453m 17s

[Q&A] Cost of Starting an Agency?

On today’s Q&A episode — let’s talk money. Exactly how much should you save up before you can start your own agency? We do our best to answer this question, plus it got us asking: what in the world are we spending all of our money on these days in our own businesses. So, as a bonus, we break down our own finances a bit more to round out the episode.  It all starts right now on this episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Book of the Month - Choose from a curated selection of the best new hardcovers and audiobooks every month. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/03/2423m 34s

You're Dead Without a Vision

On today’s show: you’re dead without a vision for your business. That’s because without a vision—or a north star—to guide your business, you can very easily end up chasing the wrong things. In today’s episode, we chat with Alan, who’s ready to grow his family business, but he’s not sure where to start when it comes to strategy and processes. If you find it hard knowing where to start, this episode is for you. Here we go. PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable. HelloFresh - America's #1 Meal Kit now offering 18 Free Meals and Free Breakfast for Life! 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/02/2455m 23s

[Q&A] How Do I Get US Clients?

On today’s Q&A episode, Travis writes in with a problem: a few years ago, he moved from Australia to the U.S. to grow his video business. And while things went well at first, work has really slowed down, and he’s wondering: is there something about the U.S. market he’s completely missing?  Clay and I have never lived “down under,” but we have a few things to consider for anyone looking to break into the US market. It’s all on this episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go… To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN-accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable. HelloFresh - America's #1 Meal Kit now offers 18 Free Meals and Free Breakfast for Life! Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/02/2418m 16s

Client Tool Craziness

On today’s show: should you spread yourself across each of your client’s project management tools? Or should you make them join yours? It’s a question Taylor’s facing as she grows her business.  We spoke with Taylor about a year ago, and things are going great.  But she works with so many clients now; they each have their preferred project management tool.  So, should she keep going from tool to tool? Or make her clients join a single platform that she manages? We’ll discuss that and more on today’s episode of Freelance to Founder. PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable. HelloFresh - America's #1 Meal Kit now offering 18 Free Meals and Free Breakfast for Life! 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/02/2452m 24s

[Q&A] Is GoHighLevel Worth the Hype?

On today’s show, we’ve got the longest Q&A episode we’ve ever published—coming in at a whopping 50 minutes plus. Why so long? Well, I asked Clay a question that really got him riled up.  It has to do with his experience using the software GoHighLevel—which has exploded in popularity lately. But Clay’s experience was anything but ideal. You’ll see what I mean in this episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go. This episode was originally aired on October 24, 2023. Mentioned in this episode: Keap CRMs for Freelancers To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN-accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable. HelloFresh - America's #1 Meal Kit now offers 18 Free Meals and Free Breakfast for Life! Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/02/2458m 59s

Where Is Your Business Going?

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 Bernadette finds herself in. Today, she calls in from New Zealand with questions about how to restart her business and build something she can actually 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. Stick around for this fun brainstorming session on today's episode of Freelance to Founder. This episode was originally aired on August 10, 2023. PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable. Greenlight Financial - The all-in-one money and safety app for families. HelloFresh - America's #1 Meal Kit now offering 18 Free Meals and Free Breakfast for Life! 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/02/2453m 53s

[Q&A] Upcharge a Client for Subcontracting?

On today’s show: if you work with a sub-contractor, something we highly recommend—how much extra should you charge your client? And do they have to sign two different contracts? That’s what Kiki asks us in this Q&A episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go… This episode was originally aired on June 21, 2022. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable. Greenlight Financial - The all-in-one money and safety app for families. HelloFresh - America's #1 Meal Kit now offering 18 Free Meals and Free Breakfast for Life! Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/02/2416m 52s

Profit-Sharing with Agencies

In today’s episode, we learned that working with agencies is a great way to fill your client pipeline regularly. But how does the money work if an agency will “white label” your services? Who gets what? How much? And when? These are the types of questions Nathan asks himself as he grows his business. He’s got a few partnerships in the works, but he’s unsure how to set up the money side. Naturally, we have a few ideas for him to try. Plus, we talk about how much to charge in your particular market and more.  It’s all in this episode of ‘Freelance to Founder.’ Let’s go. Mentioned in this episode: Web Astro - Nathan Mulligan's web design, branding, and content creation company. PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question. Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable. Greenlight Financial - The all-in-one money and safety app for families. HelloFresh - America's #1 Meal Kit now offering 18 Free Meals and Free Breakfast for Life! 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/02/241h 3m

[Q&A] Lost Your Passion?

In today's Q&A, Rachel Stoneking, from our free Facebook Mastermind Group asked how she could get the passion for her business back. She shares her personal feelings of anxiety and disappointment after losing clients with COVID-19 and getting burned out with everything around it. "How do you overcome these negative feelings and connect back with the passion for your business?" We'll learn a lot from this difficult BUT important question. This episode was originally aired on June 21, 2022. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable. Greenlight Financial - The all-in-one money and safety app for families. HelloFresh - America's #1 Meal Kit now offering 18 Free Meals and Free Breakfast for Life! Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/02/2415m 52s

Work Less, Make More

On today’s show: how does working less while making more money sound? Of course, it sounds fantastic! But actually, making it happen is much more complicated. That’s where I find today’s call-in guest, Diana. She’s been freelancing for almost a year and has begun asking herself: what’s next? Diana left her corporate job to pursue freedom through freelancing. Now, a year later, she’s ready to dial it up and free up time to be with her three boys while still bringing in the revenue her family needs. If you’re ready to work less while making more, then stay tuned to this episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go. PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable. Greenlight Financial - The all-in-one money and safety app for families. HelloFresh - America's #1 Meal Kit now offering 18 Free Meals and Free Breakfast for Life! 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/02/2447m 21s

Hired by Nike, Spotify, Stripe, and more

On today’s show: how would you like to have clients like Nike, Netflix, Stripe, Twitch, Spotify and more? It’s a dream-come-true as a freelancer.  And this dream is a reality for motion graphics expert Kate—who’s calling into the show today. Kate first talked with us a year ago and, since then, the entertainment industry has been through a lot which leaves Kate wondering where her career is headed and what’s next. And we talk about a lot. From Kate’s best advice on how to get jobs with big brands like she does TO whether or not you have to hire a team to grow. It’s all on this episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go. PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/01/2443m 39s

[Q&A] Marketing Plan Help?

On today’s show, where do you start when it comes to making a marketing plan for your business? That’s what Thomassina asks us and—since Clay and I both have extensive marketing backgrounds—we end up having a lot to say about it. If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to marketing, then this episode is for you. This is Freelance to Founder. Here we go! To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN-accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/01/2422m 5s

Do Agencies Get Bigger Clients?

On today’s show: if you treat yourself like an agency, will you attract bigger and better clients? That’s part of what we discuss with our call-in guest Kate who’s living and working in London. With Kate, we talk a lot about marketing, positioning, branding, and lots of other stuff she’ll need on her journey from a “4” on the freelance to founder scale all the way up to a “10”... Stick around all the way to the very end where we really get Kate thinking—and maybe you’ll have a breakthrough too. It’s all on today’s episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go… PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/01/2452m 43s

[Q&A] Freelancer to Millionaire?

On today’s show: can you become a millionaire as a freelancer? Podcast listener Suman wrote in with that simple yet not-so-simple question, and we do our best to reveal whether or not you can get rich working as a freelancer. It’s all in this episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go! To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN-accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/01/2417m 55s

Can I Trust You?

On today’s show, how can you possibly hire other freelancers to help grow your business when it’s hard to know if you can trust them? After all, if someone you hire misses a deadline, you’re on the hook with your client. That’s where Tina finds herself on today’s call.  She’s thinking about hiring and is willing to trust other freelancers' creative processes.  But what about their ability to deliver on time? Can she overcome that somehow? We tackle that question and lots more on today’s episode of Freelance to Founder. PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/01/2444m 6s

[Q&A] Can I Grow without Hiring?

On today’s Q&A episode, "Can you grow without hiring?" It’s a pretty tricky question we got from Tony—a freelance videographer in Paris, France. He wants to add graphic design, web design, SEO, social media, and many other services. And he wants to hire freelancers to do it. Is this a good strategy? Stick around through this episode to find out.  You’re listening to Freelance to Founder. Here we go… This episode was originally aired on September 19, 2023. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/01/2415m 50s

The Power of Referral Partners

On today's show, we get called out by our call-in guest, Erik. Here's the thing: Clay and I are always talking about finding referral partners—other freelancers or businesses who can send you new clients as a sort of trade. You'll refer them to clients, and they'll refer you. It sounds magical. But Erik's question is this: how do you actually FIND these kinds of partners? So we get into it on today's episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go. This episode was originally aired on March 17, 2022. PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Masterclass - Learn from the best, be your best. Get unlimited access to thousands of bite-sized lessons. Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/01/2452m 47s

Sole–Proprietor or LLC?

On today’s show, Molly Cox calls in with questions about the freelance business she started just six months ago. Top of mind for her: Should she stay a sole–proprietor or form an LLC? Before the legal terms tempt you to click away, consider this. This single question could save you thousands of dollars a year in taxes. So keep listening. That’s just part of what we chat about with Molly. This episode was originally aired on July 20, 2023. PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Masterclass - Learn from the best, be your best. Get unlimited access to thousands of bite-sized lessons. Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. The Freelance Files - Done-for-you docs for better freelancing 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/12/2348m 16s

[Q&A] Giving Client Ownership?

On today’s Q&A episode, if you give your client full ownership of your creative work, how much should that cost, and how exactly do you even do that? That’s the question Nicole hits us with, and it opens up another discussion on who should own your work in the first place. It’s all in this episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Masterclass - Learn from the best, be your best. Get unlimited access to thousands of bite-sized lessons. Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. The Freelance Files - Done-for-you docs for better freelancing Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/12/2312m 43s

Escaping One-Time Projects

On today’s show, how do you escape the trap of one-time projects and convince your clients that they need what you have to offer on a repeat basis? That’s part of the hurdle Aurelie faces as she aims to grow her 3-year-old freelance business.  Aurelie has worked with some huge clients like Wendy’s and the United Nations.  But almost all of her work has been on one-time projects.  Which naturally has its limitations. So we walk Aurelie through a few options for building repeat client work into her business in order to make her company more scalable and predictable.  It all starts right now on Freelance to Founder. Here we go. PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Masterclass - Learn from the best, be your best. Get unlimited access to thousands of bite-sized lessons. Porkbun - An amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. Different. Easy. Affordable. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. The Freelance Files - Done-for-you docs for better freelancing 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/12/2348m 12s

[Q&A] Predicting Income

On today’s Q&A Episode, how can you know what kind of revenue your business will make in the coming months or years? It’s called forecasting.  And forecasting as a freelancer or agency builder can be a real challenge.  Which may be why Garrett asks: what tool/template do you use to project cash flow over time? We give our two-part answer in this episode of Freelance to Founder. Let’s go. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Masterclass - Learn from the best, be your best. Get unlimited access to thousands of bite-sized lessons. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. The Freelance Files - Done-for-you docs for better freelancing Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/12/2316m 26s

Trapped

On today’s show: do you ever feel trapped by the decisions you make in your business? Our guest Morgan loves to write. But, early on, she took on quite a few social media clients. Then, those clients referred more clients. And suddenly, most of her client work is focused on social media marketing — not writing. So what do you do when your former choices have boxed you into a future you don’t necessarily want? It’s all on today’s episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go… PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Masterclass - Learn from the best, be your best. Get unlimited access to thousands of bite-sized lessons. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. The Freelance Files - Done-for-you docs for better freelancing 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/12/2348m 14s

[Q&A] Best Tools as I Grow?

On today’s Q&A episode, what are the best tools to use as your freelance business grows? That’s what Cesar asks us because his business is outgrowing tools like Google Drive.  So, Clay and I launch into our best advice on what makes a good business tool and what makes your business worse…  It’s all in this episode of Freelance to Founder. Let’s go! This episode was initially aired on September 12, 2023. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Masterclass - Learn from the best, be your best. Get unlimited access to thousands of bite-sized lessons. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. The Freelance Files - Done-for-you docs for better freelancing Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/12/2316m 45s

If Not Proposals, What?

On today’s show: you hear us harping on proposals all the time. We think they are usually a waste of time. But if you’re not sending proposals, then… what? How do you pitch your services to new clients? Well, there’s a way more efficient way to do it. And we unpack it with today’s guest, Tim, on this episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go… PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Masterclass - Learn from the best, be your best. Get unlimited access to thousands of bite-sized lessons. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. The Freelance Files - Done-for-you docs for better freelancing 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/12/2356m 32s

[Q&A] Charge by Hour or Project?

On today’s Q&A episode, if a client is willing to pay by the hour or by the project, which one should you choose? That’s part of Pennygoo’s question, and our answer might surprise you… Here we go! This episode was originally aired on September 5th, 2023. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Masterclass - Learn from the best, be your best. Get unlimited access to thousands of bite-sized lessons. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. The Freelance Files - Done-for-you docs for better freelancing Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/12/2319m 35s

Okay, Fine. Hourly Can Work.

On today’s show: I finally give in to the idea that charging your clients hourly can actually work in some business models. It’s still not my favorite—since you get punished for being more efficient. But our return guest Josh, gives us an update on his business, throws some new challenges at us, and—yes—convinces me that sometimes charging hourly just makes the most sense.  See what I mean on today’s episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go. Mentioned in this episode: Cressio.com - Empowering the underprivileged with pay-what-you-can consulting services. Collaborate with them to reach your business objectives and leave a positive impact on your community. PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Masterclass - Learn from the best, be your best. Get unlimited access to thousands of bite-sized lessons. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. The Freelance Files - Done-for-you docs for better freelancing 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/12/2352m 42s

[Q&A] Rich Client Treats Me Like a Therapist

On today’s Q&A Episode, Noah Tetzner finds himself in a tight spot. He’s got a high-paying client on a monthly retainer. And while this makes a ton of financial sense for his business, this client is starting to go way over scope by treating Noah a bit like a BFF or even a therapist at times. What’s a guy to do? We’ll help Noah out on this episode. Here we go. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Masterclass - Learn from the best, be your best. Get unlimited access to thousands of bite-sized lessons. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. The Freelance Files - Done-for-you docs for better freelancing Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/11/2316m 57s

When To Call Yourself an Agency

On today’s show: have you ever wondered when is the right time to start calling yourself an agency? It can be a bit awkward early on. So Clay and I coach our call-in guest Austin through the right timing. Austin has many other questions as he grows his 6-month-old business. Thanks for joining us. This episode was originally aired on July 13, 2023. PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Masterclass - Learn from the best, be your best. Get unlimited access to thousands of bite-sized lessons. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. The Freelance Files - Done-for-you docs for better freelancing 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/11/2356m 13s

[Q&A] Can You Sell a Freelance Business?

On today’s Q&A episode - Nafeesa is wondering if there’s any way to keep the small, solo charm of her freelance business while also planning for an eventual exit. The real question: can you actually sell a freelance business? We’ve got the answer on today’s episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Masterclass - Learn from the best, be your best. Get unlimited access to thousands of bite-sized lessons. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. The Freelance Files - Done-for-you docs for better freelancing Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/11/2315m 20s

Why Your Messaging is Everything

On today’s show: your messaging matters. And when it comes to getting new clients, it probably matters more than anything else. So then, why do so many of us miss the mark when explaining our business to potential clients? It’s something we tackle on today’s episode with call-in guest Tianna. It’s happening right here on Freelance to Founder. Here we go. PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Masterclass - Learn from the best, be your best. Get unlimited access to thousands of bite-sized lessons. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. The Freelance Files - Done-for-you docs for better freelancing 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/11/231h 4m

[Q&A] Do Freelancers Need College?

On today’s Q&A Episode: Do you really need to go to college in order to be a successful freelancer? Listener Evan writes in to ask if he should invest in a master’s degree or skip the extra college.  And we’ve got our best answers on this episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go! To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Masterclass - Learn from the best, be your best. Get unlimited access to thousands of bite-sized lessons. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. The Freelance Files - Done-for-you docs for better freelancing Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/11/2312m 30s

Control Freak? Do This

On today’s show: are you a bit of a control freak? To be honest, most freelancers and entrepreneurs we meet are. But if you never hand off smaller tasks, you never free yourself up to be a founder in your own business. We talk about that today with our call-in guest, Silvia.  It’s all happening today on freelance to founder. Here we go. This episode was originally aired on May 5, 2022. PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Masterclass - Learn from the best, be your best. Get unlimited access to thousands of bite-sized lessons. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. The Freelance Files - Done-for-you docs for better freelancing 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/11/2339m 2s

[Q&A] But...Should I Hire By the Hour?

On today’s Q&A episode, A former guest on the show, Jim, writes in with an important question: I know I shouldn’t charge by the hour, but shouldn’t I pay my subcontractors by the hour? You might be able to guess our answer. Or it might just surprise you.  Let’s find out on today’s episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go! To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Fabric by Gerber Life - Life insurance, wills, and tools to organize your family’s finances. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/11/2316m 43s

Anti-Hustle Culture

On today’s show, can you grow without embracing hustle culture?  That’s just part of what we talk about with return guest: Travis Boyco. A few months ago, Travis was trying to decide if he could actually quit his job and take his business full-time. Now, he’s back, freelancing full-time and hitting us with some of his biggest learnings from going full-time, plus questions he’s run into since. It’s a fun episode today, and it’s all here on Freelance to Founder. Here we go. Mentioned in this episode: Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work Rework Company of One: Why Staying Small Is the Next Big Thing for Business PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/11/2358m 7s

[Q&A] Are Proposals Really Worth Your Time?

Today’s question comes from our free Mastermind group on Facebook. Maja asks: "What are your best tips for writing proposals as a freelancer?" This episode was originally aired on May 17, 2022. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Fabric by Gerber Life - Life insurance, wills, and tools to organize your family’s finances. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/10/2316m 15s

Hire First? or Get Clients First?

On today’s show, which comes first: hiring to free up time to land big clients or landing big clients to pay for hiring.  It’s a chicken and egg situation that our guest Zach has been stuck on. We do our best to answer that question, plus a few others he has, including how to combine two completely different offerings into one killer monthly recurring offer. It’s all in this episode of ‘Freelance to Founder’—here we go. PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Fabric by Gerber Life - Life insurance, wills, and tools to organize your family’s finances. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/10/2353m 50s

[Q&A] Is GoHighLevel Worth the Hype?

On today’s show, we’ve got the longest Q&A episode we’ve ever published—coming in at a whopping 50 minutes plus. Why so long? Well, I asked Clay a question that really got him riled up.  It has to do with his experience using the software GoHighLevel—which has exploded in popularity lately. But Clay’s experience was anything but ideal. You’ll see what I mean in this episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go. Mentioned in this episode: Keap CRMs for Freelancers To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Fabric by Gerber Life - Life insurance, wills, and tools to organize your family’s finances. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/10/2356m 59s

These Social Posts Get the Best Clients

On today’s show, we talk with Mannat, a student calling from India, with questions about her freelance business. Mannat is a typographer—she works with lettering and fonts. But every time Mannat posts her work on social media, she gets packaging design clients and others who don’t match her target audience. This leaves Mannat asking, “what exactly should I be posting on social media to attract my ideal client?" We walk her through a few key social media strategies that’ll also help you build your online presence and attract the right clients on social media. (This episode originally aired May 20, 2021) PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Fabric by Gerber Life - Life insurance, wills, and tools to organize your family’s finances. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/10/2335m 31s

[Q&A] Upcharge a Client for Subcontracting?

On today’s show: if you work with a sub-contractor, something we highly recommend—how much extra should you charge your client? And do they have to sign two different contracts? That’s what Kiki asks us in this Q&A episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go… To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Fabric by Gerber Life - Life insurance, wills, and tools to organize your family’s finances. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/10/2314m 52s

Drumming Up More Attention

Have you ever thought: “if I can just get the attention of more people, I could close more clients and grow my business” That’s where we find today’s guest, Jay. He’s a web developer and SEO expert in Kentucky, USA. And Jay’s only been freelancing for a few months. He’s off to a great start having already closed a half-dozen monthly recurring clients. Jay’s biggest question is how to get more volume. Or more awareness. So, of course, as marketing geeks Clay and I jump in with some of our best advice.  And we wrap up the episode with advice that, frankly, I’m still not sure was good. You’ll want to listen all the way to the end for that one. This episode was originally aired on June 02, 2022. PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Fabric by Gerber Life - Life insurance, wills, and tools to organize your family’s finances. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/10/2350m 32s

[Q&A] Lost Your Passion?

In today's Q&A, Rachel Stoneking, from our free Facebook Mastermind Group asked how she could get a passion for her business back. She shares her personal feeling of anxiety and disappointment after losing clients with COVID-19 and getting burned out with everything around it. "How do you overcome these negative feelings and connect back with the passion for your business?" We'll learn a lot from this difficult BUT important question. This episode was originally aired on June 21, 2022. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Fabric by Gerber Life - Life insurance, wills, and tools to organize your family’s finances. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/2313m 52s

Networking Anxiety

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. Stick around for this fun brainstorming session starting right after this quick message from our sponsors.  This episode was originally aired on January 20, 2022. PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Fabric by Gerber Life - Life insurance, wills, and tools to organize your family’s finances. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/10/2346m 8s

[Q&A] Marketing Plan Help?

On today’s show, where do you start when it comes to making a marketing plan for your business? That’s what Thomassina asks us and—since Clay and I both have extensive marketing backgrounds—we end up having a lot to say about it. If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to marketing, then this episode is for you. This is Freelance to Founder. Here we go! To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Fabric by Gerber Life - Life insurance, wills, and tools to organize your family’s finances. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/10/2320m 5s

Finding Rockstar Subcontractors

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, write well, and understand her unique niche. It’s a tall order, but Clay and I offered solid advice for hiring the best freelancers.  For more info on this subject, read: 7 Steps to Hire a Freelancer (Who Won’t Disappoint) PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/09/2350m 16s

[Q&A] Freelancer to Millionaire?

On today’s show: can you become a millionaire as a freelancer? Podcast listener Suman wrote in with that simple yet not-so-simple question, and we do our best to reveal whether or not you can get rich working as a freelancer. It’s all in this episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go! To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. 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
26/09/2317m 55s

Good Idea? Freelancing as a Family...

Is freelancing as a family a good idea? Can it actually work? That’s part of what we get into with our call-in guest, Dave. Dave is the father of 3 talented young developers. Together, they’ve started an agency. Well… sort of. As we talked with Dave, we uncovered this: family dynamics are not the same as business dynamics. And sometimes, managing both can present a real challenge.  If you’ve ever wondered whether or not to go into business with family, today’s episode of Freelance to Founder is for you. Here we go! PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/09/2355m 25s

[Q&A] Can I Grow without Hiring?

On today’s Q&A episode, "Can you grow without hiring?" It’s a pretty tricky question we got from Tony—a freelance videographer in Paris, France. He wants to add graphic design, web design, SEO, social media, and many other services. And he wants to hire freelancers to do it. Is this a good strategy? Stick around through this episode to find out.  You’re listening to Freelance to Founder. Here we go… To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Factor - Fresh, Ready-Made Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep. Use the code FREELANCE50 to get 50% off your first order! Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. 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
19/09/2315m 50s

Too Busy to Grow?

On today’s show: Do you ever feel like you’re just way too busy to actually spend time growing your business? If so, you’re not alone. We chatted with Will Gibbons, who works with cool clients like Peloton, 3M, and Vizio.  But Will’s got a problem. A great problem. He’s got too much work. Which means he’s busy. And he’s worried he doesn’t have time to grow. Clay and I help him punch through those barriers in this episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go… PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Factor - Fresh, Ready-Made Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep. Use the code FREELANCE50 to get 50% off your first order! Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/09/2358m 4s

[Q&A] Best Tools as I Grow?

On today’s Q&A episode, what are the best tools to use as your freelance business grows? That’s what Cesar asks us because his business is outgrowing tools like Google Drive.  So, Clay and I launch into our best advice on what makes a good business tool and what makes your business worse…  It’s all in this episode of Freelance to Founder. Let’s go! To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Factor - Fresh, Ready-Made Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep. Use the code FREELANCE50 to get 50% off your first order! Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. 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
12/09/2316m 45s

Is a VA a Good First Hire?

On today’s show: Is a VA a good first hire in your company? We’re joined by call-in guest Nils, who wants to know when and how to hire a VA—a virtual assistant. But Clay and I slam on the brakes and force Nils to answer the question: Is a VA even the best first hire to make? The answer might surprise you. It’s all on today’s episode of Freelance to Founder. Let’s go! PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Factor - Fresh, Ready-Made Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep. Use the code FREELANCE50 to get 50% off your first order! Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/2344m 47s

[Q&A] Charge by Hour or Project?

On today’s Q&A episode, if a client is willing to pay by the hour or by the project, which one should you choose? That’s part of Pennygoo’s question, and our answer might surprise you… Here we go! To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Shopify - The global commerce platform. Build your business with Shopify to sell online, offline, and everywhere in between. Factor - Fresh, Ready-Made Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep. Use the code FREELANCE50 to get 50% off your first order! HubSpot - The Science of Scaling - Talks with the most successful tech sales leaders to discover the science behind scaling a company’s revenue and sales. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. 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
05/09/2319m 35s

Disrespectful Clients

On today’s show: What should you do when you’re not getting the kind of respect you deserve from your clients? That’s just one of many questions we got today from our guest, Cathal, calling in from Germany. A few times now, Cathal has been hired by a manager only to later have that manager’s team give him pushback once he gets to work. So, we work with him on a few ideas on how to get everyone on board with the outside help of a freelancer or agency. That and lots more questions are just ahead on THIS episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go. PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Factor - Fresh, Ready-Made Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep. Use the code FREELANCE50 to get 50% off your first order! HubSpot - The Science of Scaling - Talks with the most successful tech sales leaders to discover the science behind scaling a company’s revenue and sales. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/08/2357m 8s

[Q&A] Client-Converting Portfolio Tips

In this Q&A episode, Oliver asks us what it takes to create a portfolio that actually brings in new long-term clients. And since Clay and I are real marketing geeks, we have quite a few ideas for turning your sleepy portfolio into a client-converting machine. It’s all in today’s show, and it starts right now. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Factor - Fresh, Ready-Made Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep. Use the code FREELANCE50 to get 50% off your first order! HubSpot - The Science of Scaling - Talks with the most successful tech sales leaders to discover the science behind scaling a company’s revenue and sales. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. 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
29/08/2318m 22s

The Risk of Referrals

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. Here we go. This episode was originally aired on January 13, 2022. PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Factor - Fresh, Ready-Made Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep. Use the code FREELANCE50 to get 50% off your first order! HubSpot - The Science of Scaling - Talks with the most successful tech sales leaders to discover the science behind scaling a company’s revenue and sales. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/08/2357m 23s

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

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 trying software rather than hiring a CPA. What insights or pros/cons about using software vs. hiring a professional do you have?" This episode was originally aired on May 3, 2022. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Factor - Fresh, Ready-Made Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep. Use the code FREELANCE50 to get 50% off your first order! HubSpot - The Science of Scaling - Talks with the most successful tech sales leaders to discover the science behind scaling a company’s revenue and sales. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. 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
22/08/2314m 7s

Do Lead Magnets Work?

On today’s show: Do lead magnets really work? Like, can you actually get new clients by giving away something for free first? Or are they a waste of your time? I’m flying solo today on a coaching call with Garrett—who has questions about using AI to generate lead magnets, how to price his work when he has a unique offering and non-traditional clients, and more. It’s all in today’s episode of ‘Freelance to Founder.’ Thanks for joining. Here we go! PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: HubSpot - The Science of Scaling - Talks with the most successful tech sales leaders to discover the science behind scaling a company’s revenue and sales. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/08/2350m 17s

[Q&A] Can I Put In-House Work in My Portfolio?

This episode's question came in via email. Nico works as a designer for a company right now, and he wants to start freelancing on the side and build a business. He said, “I was thinking of creating a portfolio, including the projects I've completed in my current company, but in a fictitious way (use different names, organizations, etc.) Also, state that this is a fictional project but that the process and outputs are the same. Do you think this will work to close deals? If you were a company that would be reviewing my portfolio, would you think that I'm experienced or just someone trying to fool you?” Note: we are not attorneys, and we will not even touch the question of if it’s something legal or not. We are not providing legal advice in any way. This type of advice should be provided by a certified professional, and we are not. This episode was originally aired in July 5th, 2022. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Factor - Fresh, Ready-Made Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep. Use the code FREELANCE50 to get 50% off your first order! HubSpot - The Science of Scaling - Talks with the most successful tech sales leaders to discover the science behind scaling a company’s revenue and sales. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. 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
15/08/2311m 21s

Where Is Your Business Going?

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 Bernadette finds herself in. Today, she calls in from New Zealand with questions about how to restart her business and build something she can actually 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. Stick around for this fun brainstorming session on today's episode of Freelance to Founder. PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Factor - Fresh, Ready-Made Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep. Use the code FREELANCE50 to get 50% off your first order! HubSpot - The Science of Scaling - Talks with the most successful tech sales leaders to discover the science behind scaling a company’s revenue and sales. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/08/2350m 53s

[Q&A] Best Software for Getting Paid Faster?

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! To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Factor - Fresh, Ready-Made Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep. Use the code FREELANCE50 to get 50% off your first order! HubSpot - The Science of Scaling - Talks with the most successful tech sales leaders to discover the science behind scaling a company’s revenue and sales. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. 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
08/08/2310m 7s

Profit-Sharing with Agencies

On today’s episode: working with agencies is a great way to fill your client pipeline on a regular basis. But if an agency is going to “white label” your services, how does the money work? Who gets what? How much? And when? These are the types of questions Nathan is asking himself as he grows his business. He’s got a few partnerships in the works, but he’s not sure how to set up the money side of it. Naturally, we have a few ideas for him to try. Plus, we talk about how much to charge in your particular market and more.  It’s all in this episode of ‘Freelance to Founder.’ Let’s go. Mentioned in this episode: Web Astro - Nathan Mulligan's web design, branding, and content creation company. PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Factor - Fresh, Ready-Made Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep. Use the code FREELANCE50 to get 50% off your first order! HubSpot - The Science of Scaling - Talks with the most successful tech sales leaders to discover the science behind scaling a company’s revenue and sales. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/08/231h

[Q&A] Rich Client Treats Me Like a Therapist

On today’s Q&A Episode, Noah Tetzner finds himself in a tight spot. He’s got a high-paying client on a monthly retainer. And while this makes a ton of financial sense for his business, this client is starting to go way over scope by treating Noah a bit like a BFF or even a therapist at times. What’s a guy to do? We’ll help Noah out on this episode. Here we go. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Factor - Fresh, Ready-Made Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep. Use the code FREELANCE50 to get 50% off your first order! HubSpot - The Science of Scaling - Talks with the most successful tech sales leaders to discover the science behind scaling a company’s revenue and sales. Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off at this link. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. 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
01/08/2316m 57s

The Power of Referral Partners

On today's show, we get called out by our call-in guest, Erik. Here's the thing: Clay and I are always talking about finding referral partners—other freelancers or businesses who can send you new clients as a sort of trade. You'll refer them to clients, and they'll refer you. It sounds magical. But Erik's question is this: how do you actually FIND these kinds of partners? So we get into it on today's episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go. This episode was originally aired on March 17, 2022. PS: Get featured in an upcoming Q&A! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: HubSpot - The Science of Scaling - Talks with the most successful tech sales leaders to discover the science behind scaling a company’s revenue and sales. Factor - Fresh, Ready-Made Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep. Use the code FREELANCE50 to get 50% off your first order! LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/07/2352m 47s

[Q&A] Are Proposals Really Worth Your Time?

Today’s question comes from our free Mastermind group on Facebook. Maja asks: "What are your best tips for writing proposals as a freelancer?" This episode was originally aired on May 17, 2022. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: Factor - Fresh, Ready-Made Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep. Use the code FREELANCE50 to get 50% off your first order! Babbel - Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Our listeners get up to 55% off with this link. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. 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
25/07/2316m 15s

Sole–Proprietor or LLC?

On today’s show, Molly Cox calls in with questions about the freelance business she started just six months ago. Top of mind for her: Should she stay a sole–proprietor or form an LLC? Before the legal terms tempt you to click away, consider this. This single question could save you thousands of dollars a year in taxes. So keep listening. That’s just part of what we chat about with Molly. 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: HubSpot - The Science of Scaling - Talks with the most successful tech sales leaders to discover the science behind scaling a company’s revenue and sales. Factor - Fresh, Ready-Made Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep. Use the code FREELANCE50 to get 50% off your first order! LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/07/2348m 16s

[Q&A] I've Lost My Passion, Now What?

In today's SHORT, Rachel Stoneking, from our free Facebook Mastermind Group asked how she could get a passion for her business back. She shares her personal feeling of anxiety and disappointment after losing clients with COVID-19 and getting burned out with everything around it. "How do you overcome these negative feelings and connect back with the passion for your business?" We'll learn a lot from this difficult BUT important question. This episode was originally aired on June 21, 2022. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: HubSpot - The Science of Scaling - Talks with the most successful tech sales leaders to discover the science behind scaling a company’s revenue and sales. Factor - Fresh, Ready-Made Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep. Use the code FREELANCE50 to get 50% off your first order! LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. 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
18/07/2313m 52s

When To Call Yourself an Agency

On today’s show: have you ever wondered when is the right time to start calling yourself an agency? It can be a bit awkward early on. So Clay and I coach our call-in guest Austin through the right timing. Austin has many other questions as he grows his 6-month-old business. Thanks for joining us. 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: HubSpot - The Science of Scaling - Talks with the most successful tech sales leaders to discover the science behind scaling a company’s revenue and sales. LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/07/2356m 13s

[Q&A] How to Handle 5 Common Nightmare Clients

We’ve had a lot of you send questions about difficult clients. So for today’s short, I’m pulling some audio from our YouTube channel to help you out. The video is from a talented freelancer, Josh, on just how to handle 5 common nightmare clients.  If you’ve ever been stuck with a bad client and not sure what to do, this video is for you. We’ll also link to our YouTube channel in the description if you want to catch more of our freelancing videos. This episode was originally aired on October 25, 2022. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: HubSpot - The Science of Scaling - Talks with the most successful tech sales leaders to discover the science behind scaling a company’s revenue and sales. Factor - Fresh, Ready-Made Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep. Use the code FREELANCE50 to get 50% off your first order! LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. 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
11/07/2311m 25s

For Control Freaks

On today's show: if you're a control freak, you're probably hurting your business. Not helping it. That's the tough news we have to give Silvia, who has a small team of contractors but finds herself reluctant to hand off her oldest or biggest clients. But the reality is: if you never hand off smaller tasks, you will never free yourself up to be a founder in your own business. If this sounds like you, you'll want to keep listening to today's episode of Freelance to Founder. This episode was originally aired on May 5, 2022. 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: HubSpot - The Science of Scaling - Talks with the most successful tech sales leaders to discover the science behind scaling a company’s revenue and sales. Brevo (formerly Sendinblue) - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.brevo.com/founder/ Factor - Fresh, Ready-Made Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep. Use the code FREELANCE50 to get 50% off your first order! LinkedIn Talent Solutions - With access to 900M professionals and real-time data, you can find and hire the right people to grow your business and make it thrive. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/07/2340m 12s

[Q&A] Extra Fee for Crazy Client?

Today’s question comes from Kirsty. She says, “Do you charge a rush fee? For example, it’s 5:22 pm, and a client asked if I could do an ad tonight. Considering how busy I am, clients need to understand that I don't work weekends unless we have an agreement.” To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Brevo (formerly Sendinblue) - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.brevo.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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/07/2311m 29s

Is a VA Really Worth It?

On today's show, is hiring a Virtual Assistant really worth it? Ben calls in from Rhode Island to get our take on VAs and other questions he has while growing his business. Plus, we share our best advice for making the most of your virtual assistant, and we talk about scaling your business vs. growing it. It all starts right now on this episode of Freelance to Founder. Here we go. This episode was originally aired on May 12, 2022. 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: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. Brevo (formerly Sendinblue) - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.brevo.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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/06/2357m 3s

[Q&A] Should I Refuse to Track My Hours?

Today's question comes from Jacquaniese, a member of our Facebook Mastermind Group. She says, “A client asked me to put “hours” on my work to justify it, but I don’t work on hourly rates. How do I kindly inform potential clients upfront that I work on project-based flat rates? I don’t want to sound rude, but I also will not put an hourly rate on my work to end up cheated.” To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. Brevo (formerly Sendinblue) - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.brevo.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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/06/2310m 38s

Branching Out from Upwork/Fiverr

On today's show, Nouman calls in from Pakistan with loads of questions. That's because Nouman's business is growing. At the time of this call, he has 20 employees. But he still struggles to find clients outside of Upwork or Fiverr. All of this leads to questions about hiring the right team, overcoming cultural barriers with clients, where to find high-caliber clients, and a lot more. Let's dive in. An all-new episode of Freelance to Founder starts right now. This episode was originally aired on July 7, 2022. 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: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. Brevo (formerly Sendinblue) - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.brevo.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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/06/2347m 2s

[Q&A] Am I Wrong to Turn Down This Client?

Today's question comes from Emma Noel, a member of our Facebook Mastermind Group. She says, "How do I politely turn down a client? I had a Zoom meeting with a potential client, and we left off with me saying I'd sent her a proposal. But since then, I've decided I don't want to work with her anymore. Apparently, she and her husband run two businesses. The client says she knows how to do everything but doesn't have the time, which is why they're hiring me. It sounds like there'll be a pain to work with. And I'd rather not deal with the hassle. So how do I politely say I'm not interested? To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. Brevo (formerly Sendinblue) - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.brevo.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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/06/2310m 29s

How to Generate the Best Leads

On today’s show: do you ever wonder how to generate some of the best leads possible?  For most freelancers and agencies, filling your pipeline with quality leads is not only critical to your business’s health, but also one of the toughest problems to solve. That’s how our guest Morgan feels right now. Morgan’s a side-hustler who wants to take her freelancing full-time. But until she has a steady stream of client leads, it just can’t happen. So Clay and I break down everything we know about lead generation—from local leads, to online leads and everything in between.  It’s a can’t-miss episode. This episode was originally aired on October 27, 2022. 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: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. Brevo (formerly Sendinblue) - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.brevo.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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/06/2351m 32s

[Q&A] Dear Client, I Am Not a Free Tutorial

In today's question, Simon says, "I'm getting really annoyed with people asking me how to do things rather than paying me to do them for them. How do I tell clients they'll need to pay me to do things or look it up online and not use me as a tutorial instead?" Interesting question, Simon. Clay and I have some answers for you! To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. Brevo (formerly Sendinblue) - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.brevo.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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/06/239m 55s

Scaling without Sacrificing Personality

On today’s episode, we have a coaching call with Eva—a branding expert from Portugal. Eva has gained some nice traction on Instagram and delivers her clients a highly customized service when it comes to her entire on-boarding process. But her attention to detail and propensity for perfectionism could lead to burnout as she tries to scale.  So today, we explore how to scale your business without losing your personal connection with clients. This episode was originally aired on December 23, 2021. 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: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. Brevo (formerly Sendinblue) - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.brevo.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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/06/2352m 4s

[Q&A] Should Referred Clients Pay Full?

Today's question comes from a Millo Mastermind member, Tamra. You can join our Free Facebook Mastermind Group at millo.co/mastermind She says. "If you've given a discount to a client before, and then they refer someone to you, how do you charge the referred client a fair price since they probably talked to the person you originally worked with, and that person told them what they paid?" Clay and I had a lot of thoughts about this question. Click play now! To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. Brevo (formerly Sendinblue) - Use promo code FOUNDER for 50% off your first three months on a premium account at https://www.brevo.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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/06/2310m 51s

Delegate without Sacrificing Quality

On today’s show: how can you delegate without upsetting clients or sacrificing quality? It’s a problem today’s guest, Michael, faces in his young freelance business. He’s been working for himself for a while but can’t seem to solve the delegation piece.  So, with a little role-playing, Clay and I help Michael see exactly what he should say to clients about his need to delegate and grow. This episode was originally aired on August 4, 2022. 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: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/06/2350m 37s

[Q&A] "Why are you charging me that much?"

Today's question is, "How do I answer when a client asks me this question: How did you come up with your pricing?" So let's discuss your different options when you have clients saying, "How did you get to that price point?" or, in many cases, "Why are you charging me that much?" Let's dive in! To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/05/2312m 57s

Does ROI Always Matter?

When growing your business, should you worry about getting a positive ROI on every penny you spend? It’s an interesting question for me while talking with today’s guest, Sarah. Sarah started her own agency just 5 months ago. And while she’s been able to get hourly contractors on board quickly to help with creative work, she’s having difficulty finding the right people to help with administrative work. Even more, she’s not sure how to pay for them. Because in a traditional agency model, everything has to be tied back to billable client hours. After talking through it, we came up with some good solutions.  PS: Sarah is looking to hire someone to help with client relations. Her contact info is below: sarah.russell@aloide.com https://aloide.com/ 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: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/05/2357m 54s

[Q&A] How to Invoice for Extra Work

Today's question comes from our free Facebook Mastermind Group. Laura MCFalls says, "I ended up doing more work than was included in a proposal I sent to a client and forgot to send an updated estimate as promised. So now I'm wondering, do I send an invoice for the entire amount and hope that they're not upset? Or what should I do? For what it's worth, the client was fully aware of how much extra work there was and they were asking for the extra work. And when they went over the original scope, they were aware of it. So nothing was a surprise." Clay and I will do our best to answer. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/05/238m 47s

How to Keep Clients Engaged

Keeping clients engaged can mean great things for your bottom line, but how can you interact with clients regularly in a sustainable and effective way? That’s what our guest Wayne finds himself asking about his own business. Wayne recently launched a monthly subscription for his clients, and he’s excited to build his recurring revenue. But he’s worried that clients may not stick around for the long term without the right systems and processes in place. Having both built subscription businesses ourselves, Clay and I share some of our best advice on keeping clients engaged for months or years to boost your cash flow and really grow your business. 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: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/05/2359m 13s

[Q&A] How to Create a Portfolio When You Are New

Today's question comes from Brenda (a member of our free Mastermind Group). And Brenda says, "I'm new to writing, and I hope to put together a portfolio to showcase my skills and abilities. I don't have any professional experience or schooling in the field, so I'm wondering, what pieces or samples I should include on my portfolio to effectively demonstrate my writing ability and land paid writing gigs?" To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/05/239m 14s

Clients Hiding in Plain Sight?

Do you know you might have potential clients hiding right under your nose? Our guest Jim finds himself in exactly that situation. Jim’s deciding when to pull the trigger and take his business full-time.  A decision that becomes a little easier when Jim realizes he’s got a somewhat reliable source of leads right under his nose already. Add to that some unexpected but helpful long-term marketing strategies from Clay and myself, and we’ve got the ingredients for a really great episode. 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: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/05/2348m 43s

[Q&A] Does LinkedIn Cold Outreach Work?

Today's SHORT question comes from Robert. He says, "The past month or so, I've been focusing on LinkedIn." Robert's whole goal is to get leads through LinkedIn. And he says, "It's been great for getting people in my network, but not so great for getting leads. I get a few people scheduled twice, many noes, and a lot that never reply." And then, he asks for some advice or insight on the process. So we're going to give Robert a little bit of advice on where to go with his LinkedIn outreach. This episode was originally aired on October 18, 2022. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/05/2312m 26s

Can Your Business Run on Autopilot?

On today’s show, we chat with Carey from PodcastFastTrack.com where his business has taken off over the years. Carey is a bit further along in life than many of our guests and is contemplating retirement.  But instead of just selling his business, he wonders: can he just hire the right people to keep the business running smoothly and send him a paycheck each month? The answer is “yes” and by the end of the show, Carey admits he wished he’d considered this question much earlier in his career.  This episode was originally aired on July 28, 2022. 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: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/05/2355m 18s

[Q&A] Should Your Client Choose How to Pay?

Today's question comes from our Facebook Mastermind Group (it's completely free. Join +11,000 freelancers and agency builders helping each other). Jay opened a discussion there that made us come up with the following question: When a client asks you, "Can I pay you with a cheque?" or "Can I pay you with PayPal?" - How much do you let the client determine how they're going to pay? And how much do you dictate how you get paid in your business? To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/05/2315m 13s

Clear Messaging, More Clients

When it comes to growing your business, messaging is everything.  Your messaging impacts your ability to generate leads. It makes a client decide to hire you or forget you forever. It can even make the difference between staying small or scaling up. And today’s guest Taylor joins us for a conversation all about messaging. If you find yourself in Taylor’s shoes, not really sure how to move your business forward, what niche to explore, or how to market yourself, all of these issues might be solved by improving one thing: Your messaging. So click "play" for a quick class on what it takes to create messaging that actually engages clients and grows your business. 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: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/04/2351m 6s

[Q&A] Impressing big-brand clients

On today's show, Chris calls in with another question: How do I build an impressive marketing plan for big-brand clients? This episode originally aired on April 12, 2022. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/04/2315m 49s

Should You Get a Partner?

Should you find a business partner? It's something you might have asked yourself. And answers on the web are mixed. Some say it's a good idea, and others say it's a disaster waiting to happen. But today's guests, Julia and Melissa, have worked together exceptionally well for the last ten years. And now they're ready to take their business to the next level. But how do you legally start a partnership? And how does that affect your income? And where do you even begin? There are lots of questions about forming an official partnership. Julia and Melissa have looked all over for answers without much luck. After our conversation, I'm happy to say they feel much more confident. It's a fun, value-packed episode. Let's dive in! 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: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/04/231h 6m

[Q&A] Am I Offering Too Many Services?

In today's SHORT, Brittany says, "I'm a freelance designer and a marketer located in New York. My question is, how do you keep clients engaged once they've signed on? I have a few clients that have signed up for monthly marketing support, etc, but the problem is, I can't get anything out of them. I need content and updates. I've tried emails, I've tried setting up monthly check in meetings, but nothing seems to really work. And because of this, I feel I'm failing them. They're paying their bills. But at the end of the day, I don't feel good about it, because my results aren't what they could be. I would love any advice." We've chatted about this in a full length episode previously, but it's been a while. We've probably learned something since then. So, we'll do our best to answer Brittany's question. This episode originally aired on August 09, 2022. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/04/2316m 36s

Overwhelmed w/ Marketing? Start Here.

Have you ever looked at all the marketing options out there and felt so overwhelmed you just don’t do any marketing at all? You’re not alone. That’s exactly where we find our guest, Matt—calling in today from the UK. Matt’s growing his new business and has taken courses, listened to podcasts, and read blogs all about lead generation. But there are so many marketing ideas out there, Matt’s feeling a bit overwhelmed. Some quote-unquote experts say you have to “be everywhere” with your marketing. If that feels a little too overwhelming, try using the methods we explain today. One involves a helpful venn diagram and the other a very fitting analogy of a bike and a car. 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: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/04/231h 1m

[Q&A] Passive Income for Freelancers: Myth or Reality?

In today's short, we’ll cover 4 powerful ways to build passive income into your freelance business. Passive income is the holy grail of any business. And the reason why is pretty obvious. Who doesn’t want to make money on autopilot instead of clocking in and out daily to earn a paycheck? So in today’s episode, we’ll share 4 of the most successful ways we’ve seen real freelancers grow their passive income. The audio for this episode was actually pulled from our YouTube channel, which we’ve been working really hard on recently. We partner with freelancing expert—like Josh who you’ll hear today—to release new videos every week.  You can subscribe at millo.co/youtube, by searching “millo for freelancers” on Youtube, or clicking the link in this episode’s description. This episode originally aired on August 09, 2022. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/04/2312m 6s

This Episode is Worth $10,000+

On today’s show: this episode is worth at least $10,000—maybe even more.  Why? Because today I’m chatting with Hooman. He’s the CEO and founder of Collective—A company that helps freelancers and agency builders like you save thousands of dollars on taxes every year. I’m a customer, and I’m not exaggerating when I say they’ve saved me probably close to $100,000 since taking my business full-time. It all comes from a few small, simple changes you can make for almost free. Or you can hire Hooman’s company to do it for you. This episode is not an ad—even though you’ll hear me recommend Collective throughout the show. And we do have an affiliate code. Use the code "Millo" to get 50% off during your first month. If you sign up, please use our link, and we’ll get a small payout to support this show at no extra cost. Now on to the episode that may save you $10,000+ this year alone. 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: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/04/2348m 48s

[Q&A] The Art of Niching Down

Today's question comes from Gielizza in our Facebook Mastermind Group. You can join here. Gielizza said, "I'm a visual identity designer, but I also have social media content retainers from different industries. And this 2023, I want to have more focus by having a niche or niching down. Did you figure out what projects or clients you wanted to work with? Did you check the pattern of the projects or clients you've been getting and focused on that? Please share your tips regarding niching down or finding your niche". Today I will answer this question with a special co-host: Christine Olivas from Co-Conspirators Agency. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/04/2318m 43s

Building 200 websites that make $1/day?

Spencer Haws is an SEO master. He also knows scale. Because plenty of people have built singular niche websites and monetized them, but this is a guy you can safely follow and learn from at NichePursuits because he's built over 200 highly focused websites that do extremely well in Google. In this episode, you'll get to know Spencer—why he escaped the world of finance (and a pretty secure job by all external accounts) to build these niche websites. You'll find out how he got going with niche websites and how he discovered the formula (and he shares it with us!) for starting a blog that can actually make you money. This episode originally aired on September 26, 2019. 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: LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Moneygram - Fast, Simple, Reliable: Send Money Direct to a Bank Account. Stellar -an open network for storing and moving money. Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/03/231h 9m

[Q&A] Can I Become a Freelance Translator?

Today's question comes from Joshua in our Facebook Mastermind Group. You can join here. Joshua says, " is it completely unrealistic to try setting up as a freelance translator with only one second language and no formal translation qualification?" Today I will answer this question with a special co-host: Christine Olivas from Co-Conspirators Agency. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. 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. LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Moneygram - Fast, Simple, Reliable: Send Money Direct to a Bank Account. Stellar -an open network for storing and moving money. Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/03/2318m 44s

Monetizing a New Skill from Scratch

On today’s show, we catch up with Sara Noel, a freelancer with a pretty interesting journey. Sara didn’t study copywriting or marketing at school but now has a six-figure freelancing business doing just that: copywriting and marketing. In our conversation, Sara shares exactly what she did to decide on a skill, teach herself that skill, and then monetize her brand-new skill into a full-fledged business. Whether you want to learn a new skill to offer your current clients or pivot to a new industry altogether, this episode will motivate you to take action and give you a road map you can use to get there. This episode originally aired on September 02, 2021. 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: 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. Moneygram - Fast, Simple, Reliable: Send Money Direct to a Bank Account. Stellar -an open network for storing and moving money. Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/03/231h 2m

[Q&A] Can I Ask For More Money?

Today's question comes from Mel in our Facebook Mastermind Group. You can join here. Mel says, "I've worked freelance for the same company for three years. The company is growing, but the boss doesn't do salaried positions. My workload is increasing, so we need another person to assist me part-time, and I'll supervise them. So, would I be justified in asking for more money?" I think it's an interesting question for Mel, and today I will answer it with a very special co-host: Christine Olivas from Co-Conspirators Agency. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. 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. LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Moneygram - Fast, Simple, Reliable: Send Money Direct to a Bank Account. Stellar -an open network for storing and moving money. Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/03/2316m 1s

Six-Figure Upwork Profile in 90 Days

On today’s show, Preston has a one-on-one conversation with freelance podcast expert Noah Tetzner who built a six-figure Upwork profile in under 90 days. Noah has studied the Upwork algorithm in order to find success quickly and together we discuss getting jobs on Upwork, achieving “Top-Rated Plus” status (and why you want it), plus how to replicate his success even if you're just getting started on Upwork. If you’ve wondered if Upwork is worth your time—or your Upwork profile needs a boost, this is a must-listen episode for you. This episode originally aired on August 26, 2021. 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: 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. Moneygram - Fast, Simple, Reliable: Send Money Direct to a Bank Account. Stellar -an open network for storing and moving money. Ampla - Providing capital, banking, bill pay, cards, and insights to omnichannel businesses. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/03/2358m 46s

[Q&A] Will ChatGPT Kill Freelancing?

Today's question comes from Laura Bean. Laura submitted a question at freelance to founder.com/ask. And I love this question because it's been on my mind lately. Clay and I talked before we hit record about this AI and artificial intelligence and how it impacts our freelancer jobs. She said, "The recent launch of chat GPT and other AI advances have led me to question how I future-proof my business." So just for context, she's a copywriter. And I think I think writers are mainly concerned right now, but I digress. She says, "How do I future-proof my business in a world where I am in a profession that AI could completely take over? I don't think it's there yet. But it means significant changes to my industry. I'm sure I'm not the only copywriter with concerns. However, despite concerns, I also want to learn how to embrace this technology. Have you any thoughts about how you future proof of service-based business potentially competing with AI, or how we as copywriters integrate AI into our services?" This episode was originally aired on February 21, 2023. To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK, and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster 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
14/03/2320m 0s

Your Pitch: from "yawn" to "YES!"

On today’s episode: how do people react when you give them your elevator pitch—you know, that 30-second pitch about what you do as a freelancer or agency? Is it with a “yawn” or a “YES”? In today’s episode, we coach Miljan through some improvements he can make to perfect his pitch. Sometimes, we’re just too close to our own work to realize that our jargon-heavy pitch explains too much about the “how” and not enough about the “why”—or the result our clients need. This episode is fire. One of my personal favorites to date. 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: LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/03/2354m 40s

[Q&A] Where Do I Store Client Files?

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 Laura Atwood Dueker, from our Mastermind Group on Facebook. You can join here. Laura says, "I've been freelancing for a long time and normally send my design files to my clients via email. However, I have a lot of repeat clients, and I would love to set up a file infrastructure so they can always access their files without them having to ask me for them. My website is on WordPress, so bonus if it integrates with WordPress." Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster 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
07/03/2314m 38s

Are You Stealing From Future You?

On today’s show: are you stealing from future you? See, there are two ways to build a freelance business: focusing on revenue right now or on future revenue. And while it’s hard to see past the “right now” revenue, it can be critical when it comes to growing your business. That’s where we find our guest Angela. Some weeks she’s so busy working on client deliverables she forgets to work on her actual business. It’s the classic tale of quitting your job to create another job for yourself. So Clay and I coach her through a few things, including managing her time more efficiently and staying accountable to the schedule and tasks she sets for herself. 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: LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/03/2354m 4s

[Q&A] Late Invoice = No Paycheck?

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 an anonymous poster at our Facebook Mastermind Group. She has done some design work for a company, and due to her pregnancy, she couldn't bill her client on time. Since some time has passed, the client seems to be trying to avoid paying the invoice. Can they really do that? Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster 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
28/02/2314m 31s

Burnout Remedies

On today’s show: what if you’re burned out? Is there a cure? Our guest Dan finds himself working too many hours and feeling the pressure of being the sole income provider in his home. Being parent entrepreneurs ourselves, Clay and I help Dan see how he can simplify his work life—making more money while working fewer hours and finding more balance in his life. If you’ve ever felt burned out while barely making ends meet, this episode is for you. 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: LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/02/231h 6m

[Q&A] How to Future-Proof Your Business in a World of AI

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 Laura Bean. Laura submitted a question at freelance to founder.com/ask. And I love this question because it's been on my mind lately. Clay and I talked before we hit record about this AI and artificial intelligence and how it impacts our freelancer jobs. She said, "The recent launch of chat GPT and other AI advances have led me to question how I future-proof my business." So just for context, she's a copywriter. And I think I think writers are mainly concerned right now, but I digress. She says, "How do I future-proof my business in a world where I am in a profession that AI could completely take over? I don't think it's there yet. But it means significant changes to my industry. I'm sure I'm not the only copywriter with concerns. However, despite concerns, I also want to learn how to embrace this technology. Have you any thoughts about how you future proof of service-based business potentially competing with AI, or how we as copywriters integrate AI into our services?" Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster 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
21/02/2320m 0s

Clarity Matters

On today’s show: Can you clearly explain your value to potential clients in 10 seconds or less? It’s not easy to do. And while today’s guest Joshua was technically able to do it, the more we spoke with him, the more we weren’t sure exactly what he offered his clients. And this can be a significant problem. Particularly if, like Joshua, you’re trying to release a new product to a new audience in a new city. In this conversation, we advise Joshua on clarity, selling, and building a brand within his community. Let's dive in! 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: LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/02/2355m 25s

[Q&A] Is It Too Soon to Raise My Rates Again?

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 case comes from Tristan Brewer. Tristan is involved in many things, including going on the road as a performer and Upwork gigs. Tristan feels he can add value to his clients, but to make freelancing worth it and still be able to follow his other passions, he needs to raise his rates. Should he do it not to leave money on the table? Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster 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
14/02/2315m 43s

Can You Make This Work?

On today’s show - Have you ever found yourself asking: "Can I really make this work?" I’m joined by Travis today, who has a successful side hustle and a full-time job he loves. But Travis has questions like “should I ever consider quitting his job and taking the business full time?" “What should I know about business to grow his company?” And “what kind of safety net might I need if I DO take the business full time?" We chat through these questions and lots more to help Travis move up the Freelance to Founder scale and build the business he wants. Join us 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: LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/02/2357m 12s

[Q&A] From Zero to One Employee

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 Dan Gilbert. How can I take that jump from zero employees to one employee? He said, "the last five years, I've made the same amount of revenue per year, and I've decided I want to change that. Between production work, selling, marketing, and accounting. I have a lot going on, but I don't make enough to hire someone yet." And so then he asks the question, "How can I take the jump from zero employees to one? Should I hire contractors instead? So I can focus more on selling and less on doing production work? We'll have some awesome things to share with Dan here! Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster 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
07/02/2318m 25s

How to Make More and Work Less

On today’s show: we’re visited by a former coaching call guest: Sarah Kleist. It’s been about nine months since Sarah was on the show, and she’s been hustling to grow her business! In this off-the-cuff episode, we talk with Sarah about her changes, allowing her to make more money and work fewer hours—including her very-intriguing “website in a day” offer. Sarah is the perfect example of what you can accomplish with some direction and focus in a short amount of time. So if you’re ready to be inspired by a true success story, stay tuned. 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: LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/02/2349m 43s

[Q&A] How Can I Be More Confident?

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. Robert shared this question in our Millo Mastermind Group. It's a free Facebook group, and it has like 11k freelancers in it. And we love bouncing questions back and forth with each other and learning from one another. Robert asks, "Can you share your path on how you started freelancing and what you focused on to build up your skills and confidence?" Join my special guest Adam and me as we do our best to answer Robert's question. This episode originally aired on November 1st, 2022. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster 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
31/01/2319m 40s

The Power of Specializing

On today’s show: how many services do you offer to clients? Some coaches might say you should offer as many services as possible—hiring sub-contractors to complete any work you aren’t an expert at. That’s where today’s guest, Dan, finds himself: sorting through hundreds of Upwork applications to find sub-contractors to grow his business. There’s just one problem: he’s burning out. All the time he spends on hiring is time he doesn’t spend on client work.  And think about this: how can Dan passionately sell a service if he doesn’t know much about it? So, in today’s episode, we take a step back, identify Dan’s strengths, and help develop a plan for scaling up in his area of expertise. That’s the power of specializing. Join us for the full details! 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: LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Mentioned in this episode: Our interview with Adam Palmer, author of the book “Upwork Changed My Life” 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/01/231h 7m

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

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? This episode originally aired on March 29, 2022. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: LinkedIn Jobs: Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. 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
24/01/2313m 32s

Turn Your Laptop Into an ATM

On today’s show: what if you could turn your laptop into an ATM—basically printing money whenever you need it from anywhere in the world? Well, that’s how today’s guest felt when he first discovered freelancing. And you can feel that way too. Adam Palmer is the author of the book “Upwork Changed My Life,” and in today’s episode, he shares with us some of his best advice for getting started and thriving on Upwork. Adam started freelancing one weekend on Upwork and now runs a 50-person agency making more money than he could have ever imagined.  Stick around to hear more from Adam, along with advice from Clay and me too.  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: LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/01/2358m 17s

[Q&A] Is Freelancing Really Worth It?

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 Travis Hostetter. He says, "I'm only a month into freelancing. I've just made $95 with another $500 on the way. The flexibility I have with my time is amazing. But losing a strong W-2 income has been hard. I'm in a position financially where I can be patient, but there are also operating opportunities to earn significant income as an employee. What are some of the biggest pros or positives of being a 1099 freelancer. How can being a 1099 outweigh the W-2 when the taxes are so high?" He's basically struggling to decide if really this freelancing thing is worth it when there's so many higher-paying opportunities out there. Today I'm joined by my friend, Adam Wright, and we're ready to answer. This episode aired originally on November 15, 2022. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster 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
17/01/2316m 31s

Nailing Your 2023 Marketing

On today’s show: have you ever felt overwhelmed with so many marketing options? First, there’s picking the right target client. Then there’s understanding the pain points of your client. Then there’s deciding what to actually sell to your client that solves their pain. Add to that all the possible marketing channels: social, organic, search, paid, and on and on. It’s no wonder today’s guest, Ben, asked for a little help in nailing down his marketing for 2023.  If you’d like help too, stay tuned because we’re going be giving our best advice. 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: LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/01/2355m 18s

[Q&A] Impressing big-brand clients

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. In today's SHORT, Chris calls in with another question: How do I build a marketing plan that is impressive to big-brand clients? This episode aired originally on April 12, 2022. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. 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
10/01/2317m 49s

Charge Like a Founder—Not an Employee

Today we have a coaching call with Joseph, a digital nomad working in Mexico. Joseph is building his Wordpress development company on the side of his day job with dreams of becoming a full-time entrepreneur. But there’s one major thing standing in Joseph’s way. As you’ll hear him explain during the show, Joseph is charging what he calls “employee” prices which just doesn’t give him enough cashflow to scale. Clay and I are up to the challenge as we spend the full second half of the episode tackling the question: how to do I raise my prices? Here’s a hint: it’s all about demand and value. If you don’t have those dialed in, you’ll never be able to raise your prices. If you’ve wanted to raise your rates for a long time, but were unsure how to do it, then this episode is for you. This episode aired originally on June 14, 2022. 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. Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/01/231h 2m

[Q&A] Should I Make This Big Leap Into a Different Industry?

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. In today's SHORT, Preston asks Clay for advice in regards to a new business opportunity, that while enticing, would require Preston and his wife to make a leap into an unknown industry. Join us to learn more about the deal that Preston is considering and also how you can approach big leaps in your own business. This episode aired originally on June 14, 2022. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. 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
03/01/2317m 34s

How a hobby turned into a six-figure business

Today, you'll hear the story of Krista Stryker, founder of 12 Minute Athlete. Krista is living a comfortable life. She's married, lives in Los Angeles, California. She’s got her own fitness app, an incredible YouTube channel. Blogs for days on healthy living and activities featuring High Intensity Interval Training (HTIT). Life is good. Her business is doing well into the six figures and she's recently added numerous contributors to 12 Minute Athlete in a variety of capacities. But it wasn't always this way. After college she got married, she moved overseas, where Krista dabbled in writing and took a lot at teaching English to the Dutch...who, unfortunately, she discovered and you may already know...already speak English quite well, thank you very much. Things just weren't panning out. Meanwhile, she wasn't particularly happy with her health either. In this episode, you're going to hear about the Aha moment that turned things around and transformed her into a founder. You're going to hear how she went from personal trainer to app developer, to online course builder. You're going to hear how she struggles with what content to give away vs. what content she should charge for. And you're going to hear her future vision for 12 Minute Athlete, and how what you see on the home page and in other content will change. This episode aired originally on May 17, 2022. Tools/Resources in this episode: - Chris Guillebeau’s “The $100 Startup” Complete show notes for this episode can be found on Millo.co Support our Episode Sponsors: Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. On Deck - Meet other founders. Build great things. LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses 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
29/12/2249m 49s

[Q&A] Should I Rebrand My Business?

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 SHORT was a surprise. I usually read these to Clay beforehand, but I totally blindsided him with this one. It came from our Mastermind Group. It's free Facebook group, with 12,000 of us in there. It's a blast, and we learn a ton from each other. This person submitted their question anonymously, so that's exciting. They said, "have you guys tried coming back as a different brand?". For me, the question is, "have you ever tried to rebrand your business?" Or "should you ever rebrand your business?" Let's do our best to reply! Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: On Deck - Meet other founders. Build great things. Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses 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
27/12/2221m 14s

How to Find Referral Partners

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. We’ll dive in after this quick message from our sponsors. This episode aired originally on May 17, 2022. 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. On Deck - Meet other founders. Build great things. Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Extra Resources: 10 Low-Cost Marketing Tactics That Get Results EntreLeadership book The Eisenhower Matrix Forecasting for freelancers Get More Work Done, Wherever You Are! 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/12/2256m 55s

[Q&A] Engaging a Client Who's Ghosting You

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. In today's SHORT, Brittany says, "I'm a freelance designer and a marketer located in New York. My question is, how do you keep clients engaged once they've signed on? I have a few clients that have signed up for monthly marketing support, etc, but the problem is, I can't get anything out of them. I need content and updates. I've tried emails, I've tried setting up monthly check in meetings, but nothing seems to really work. And because of this, I feel I'm failing them. They're paying their bills. But at the end of the day, I don't feel good about it, because my results aren't what they could be. I would love any advice." We've chatted about this in a full length episode previously, but it's been a while. We've probably learned something since then. So, we'll do our best to answer Brittany's question. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: On Deck - Meet other founders. Build great things. LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses 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
20/12/2218m 36s

Powerful Pricing Strategy for 2023

On today’s show: have you ever wondered if you’re leaving money on the table in your business? If you don’t have a solid pricing strategy, you probably are.  In this episode, we coach Nathalia—who tells us she just doesn’t feel comfortable with finances and pricing strategy. So this call is all about how Nathalia—and anyone listening—can figure out how much to charge, and whether to charge hourly, by the project, or something else entirely. Your pricing strategy could be the difference between growing or dying as a business so stay tuned. 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: Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. On Deck - Meet other founders. Build great things. LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/12/221h

[Q&A] Am I Offering Too Many Services?

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. In today's SHORT, Brittany says, "I'm a freelance designer and a marketer located in New York. My question is, how do you keep clients engaged once they've signed on? I have a few clients that have signed up for monthly marketing support, etc, but the problem is, I can't get anything out of them. I need content and updates. I've tried emails, I've tried setting up monthly check in meetings, but nothing seems to really work. And because of this, I feel I'm failing them. They're paying their bills. But at the end of the day, I don't feel good about it, because my results aren't what they could be. I would love any advice." We've chatted about this in a full length episode previously, but it's been a while. We've probably learned something since then. So, we'll do our best to answer Brittany's question. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: On Deck - Meet other founders. Build great things. LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses 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
13/12/2218m 36s

$100,000/mo in Recurring Revenue

On today’s episode, I’m digging into our show archives to bring you a conversation that most of you missed because we aired it so early on. If you haven’t heard this episode you’re missing out because it’s an early conversation between me and Clay about how he built his first agency to over $100,000/mo in recurring revenue. Those of you who are quick at math have already figured out that means over a million dollars in predictable, recurring income per year. And Clay started the whole thing as a freelancer just trying to figure out how it all works. It’s an inspiring tale of hard work, passion, and smart business. Freelancers and agency builders at any stage can learn something from Clay’s story. This episode aired originally on August 12, 2022. 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: Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. On Deck - Meet other founders. Build great things. LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/12/221h

[Q&A] Does Niching Down Waste My Skills?

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. In today's SHORT, we'll answer a question that comes from our YouTube channel. Lupin says, "We understand the riches are in the niches however, many of us have multiple skills and feel it is wasted when it comes to niching down. How can I capitalize from all my skills and experience?" This episode aired originally on June 07, 2022. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: On Deck - Meet other founders. Build great things. LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses 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
06/12/2213m 25s

Should you tell your boss about your business?

If you’re working as a side-hustler, this can be a tricky situation. It’s where today’s guest Berna finds herself. After working on a side-project for a while, she’s ready to promote it, but isn’t sure how to get the word out without upsetting her boss. So Clay and I walk her through our own experiences—including my experience of side-hustling for over 8 years. Plus, we talk a ton about the importance of getting your first sales before you worry about more “down the road” questions too. 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: Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. On Deck - Meet other founders. Build great things. LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Mentioned on this episode How To Pre-Sell Your Course 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/12/2256m 36s

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

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? This SHORT aired originally on April 19, 2022. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: On Deck - Meet other founders. Build great things. LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. 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
29/11/2213m 12s

Getting Clients to Treat You Like an Agency

On today’s show, I’m joined by a good friend of mine, Chelsea Baldwin as a special guest coach. Together, we coach Australian freelancer-turned-agency-builder Caroline. She has built up a nice freelance business and has begun to work with subcontractors to begin scaling her business. But she’s realizing it’s harder to transition from solo freelancer to full-on agency than she initially expected. Chelsea and I coach her on two critical tasks: How to get her clients to start treating her like an agency—instead of a freelancer. And how to get the word out about her new agency and start bringing in fresh clients even if she doesn’t feel quite ready. We wrap up the episode with some really strong advice from Chelsea on getting new clients with Linkedin. Join us on this jam-packed episode. This episode aired originally on October 22, 2020. 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: Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. On Deck - Meet other founders. Build great things. LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/11/2252m 17s

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

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? This episode aired originally on April 5, 2021. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: On Deck - Meet other founders. Build great things. Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Business Brain - The Entrepreneurs' Podcast 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
22/11/2214m 52s

The Power of Personal Brand

On today’s episode, we have a coaching call with Denise, a freelancer from South Carolina, USA.  Denise works in higher education and is happy with the way her freelance business is going. But after finding some early success in e-learning thanks to Covid and other factors, Denis is ready to branch out and grow other segments of her business. Throughout the call, we keep coming back to two critical themes: the importance of building your brand and the power of opportunity costs. If you want to build new revenue streams into your business but you’re not sure how to go about it without burning out or losing a handle on your current revenue streams, have a listen to this coaching call it’ll be just what you need. This episode aired originally on October 14, 2021. 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: Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. On Deck - Meet other founders. Build great things. LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Business Brain - The Entrepreneurs' Podcast 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/11/2258m 8s

[Q&A] Is Freelancing Really Worth It?

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 Travis Hostetter. He says, "I'm only a month into freelancing. I've just made $95 with another $500 on the way. The flexibility I have with my time is amazing. But losing a strong W-2 income has been hard. I'm in a position financially where I can be patient, but there are also operating opportunities to earn significant income as an employee. What are some of the biggest pros or positives of being a 1099 freelancer. How can being a 1099 outweigh the W-2 when the taxes are so high?" He's basically struggling to decide if really this freelancing thing is worth it when there's so many higher-paying opportunities out there. Today I'm joined by my friend, Adam Wright, and we're ready to answer. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: On Deck - Meet other founders. Build great things. LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence ExpressVPN - The VPN that just works Business Brain - The Entrepreneurs' Podcast 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
15/11/2216m 31s

Crushing Your Time Management

On today’s episode: how can you balance client work with growing your business? It’s a question we got from James who calls in from New Zealand.  James has been growing his web security and maintenance company for about a year and he’s starting to feel the all-too-common pressure of getting more done in less time. And since James is at the tipping point with his one-person business, Clay and I share a few of our best time-management tips to help him regain control of his calendar. Plus, stay tuned to the second half for some really great advice on connecting with agencies for long-term high-paying clients. 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: Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. On Deck - Meet other founders. Build great things. LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. ExpressVPN - The VPN that just works Business Brain - The Entrepreneurs' Podcast 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/2255m 9s

[Q&A] Responding to an Impatient Client

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 Prithvi in the Millo Mastermind Group. It's just a free Facebook group of 11,000 freelancers hanging out, asking questions, learning from one another. It's a lot of fun. Prithvi's question is, "How do I explain to my client that it's going to take time to increase the number of website visitors and he isn't going to get 100 website visitors overnight?" So it's obvious that Prithvi does maybe some SEO work, some online traffic, or online marketing. I think the real question is like, "how do I manage expectations? I have a client who wants results like yesterday, but I know that real valuable results are going to take some time." Adam and I will do our best to answer! Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: On Deck - Meet other founders. Build great things. LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence ExpressVPN - The VPN that just works Business Brain - The Entrepreneurs' Podcast 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
08/11/2214m 35s

Getting Attention from Decision-Makers

On today’s episode: how can you actually get the attention of the perfect audience for your business? It’s a question we got from Roopika, who called in from India. She’s got a really unique business—you’ll hear more about that real soon—and she’s wondering how she can get in front of the decision-makers to grow her client base. Roopika’s story just goes to show: you can have the most interesting offering, but if you can’t get in front of the right clients, you’ll still struggle. So Clay and I give her our best advice for building attention both online and offline and by the end of the show, Roopika’s got a plan. We hope it helps you too. 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: Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. On Deck - Meet other founders. Build great things. LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. ExpressVPN - The VPN that just works 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/11/221h 9m

[Q&A] How Can I Build My Confidence?

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. Robert shared this question in our Millo Mastermind Group. It's a free Facebook group, and it has like 11k freelancers in it. And we just love bouncing questions back and forth with each other and learning from one another. Robert asks, "Can you share your path on how you started freelancing and what you focused on at the start to build up your skills and confidence?" Join me and my special guest Adam as we do our best to answer Robert's question. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: On Deck - Meet other founders. Build great things. LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence ExpressVPN - The VPN that just works 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
01/11/2219m 40s

How to Generate the Best Leads

On today’s show: do you ever wonder how to generate some of the best leads possible?  For most freelancers and agencies, filling your pipeline with quality leads is not only critical to your business’s health, but also one of the toughest problems to solve. That’s how our guest Morgan feels right now. Morgan’s a side-hustler who wants to take her freelancing full-time. But until she has a steady stream of client leads, it just can’t happen. So Clay and I break down everything we know about lead generation—from local leads, to online leads and everything in between.  It’s a can’t-miss episode. 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. LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/10/2254m 32s

[Q&A] How to Handle 5 Common Nightmare Clients

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. We’ve had a lot of you send questions about difficult clients. So for today’s short, I’m pulling some audio from our YouTube channel to help you out. The video is from a talented freelancer, Josh, on just how to handle 5 common nightmare clients.  If you’ve ever been stuck with a bad client and not sure what to do, this video is for you. We’ll also link to our YouTube channel in the description if you want to catch more of our freelancing videos. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. 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
25/10/2213m 25s

Fixing a VERY Broken Hiring Process

On today’s show, hiring. It’s often a stressful process. But it doesn’t have to be that way.  With returning guest Logan Rae, my co-host Clay and I run through some of our best advice for hiring better employees more often. And, yes, I admit, we get a little feisty in this episode, but it’s really just our passion for helping people like Logan succeed that gets us all fired up.  Stay tuned for one entertaining and educational episode. 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. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/10/221h 4m

[Q&A] Does LinkedIn Cold Outreach Work?

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 SHORT question comes from Robert. He says, "The past month or so I've been focusing my efforts on LinkedIn." Robert's whole goal is to get leads through LinkedIn. And he says, "It's been super great for getting people in my network, but not so great for getting leads, I get a few people scheduled twice and many noes, and a whole lot that never reply at all." And then he asks for some advice or insight on the process. So we're going to give Robert a little bit of advice on where to go with his LinkedIn outreach. 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. The Economist - Develop an informed understanding about topics that matter to you. Expert analysis. Global perspective. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. ExpressVPN - The VPN that just works. 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
18/10/2214m 26s

How to Fix Broken Team Processes

On today’s episode, Clay said I got a little salty. But it’s only because I’m really passionate about our guest, Logan, succeeding with her agency. Logan has grown her agency fast—15 employees over the last 2 years. And with fast growth comes growing pains. For Logan, most of the pain comes from managing her team. Today, we help her see how to better manage hourly workers, how to hold team members responsible, and how to build processes that actually work. 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. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/10/2247m 13s

[Q&A] Should I Keep My Social Accounts if I Rebrand?

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 SHORT question comes from Emily. She says, "Hey, guys, I have a social media marketing question. My client is rebranding and going into a different niche. Should she create a new Instagram account or just start adding new content to the existing account? She doesn't have too many followers, so that's not an issue. Thanks in advance for your help. Let's get Emily an answer! 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. The Economist - Develop an informed understanding about topics that matter to you. Expert analysis. Global perspective. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. ExpressVPN - The VPN that just works. 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
11/10/2213m 14s

The Art of Making Things Happen

On today’s show, our good friend Adam Wright fills in again with Clay, and they’re joined by a real powerhouse of a guest: Steve Sims. Steve has done some incredible things in his life. I’ll let Clay do the official introduction, but suffice it to say: you’re going to want to stick around to learn and be inspired by Steve on this one. He’s been called the “Real Life Wizard of Oz” by Forbes magazine and his landing page features a testimonial from Sir Elton John himself—among many others. 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. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/10/2249m 28s

[Q&A] Best Proposal & Contract Software?

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 SHORT question comes from Paul Dittus. He says, "I'm looking for ways to speed up and automate my proposal/contract process. I've been looking at a few different tools, but I'm not quite sold yet. So far the best bang for the buck seems to be the all-in-one solutions like HoneyBook, Dubsado, HelloBonsai, and ClientJoy. I would love to hear what tools you use for creating your proposals + CRM." I think this is a great question. Let's get Paul an answer! 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. The Economist - Develop an informed understanding about topics that matter to you. Expert analysis. Global perspective. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. ExpressVPN - The VPN that just works. 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
04/10/2217m 9s

How Founders Handle Money

On today’s show: did you know there’s a difference between how freelancers handle money and how founders do? If you want to build a more predictable business, the honest truth is you’ll have to start thinking about money very differently. In this episode, Clay and I go into exactly how WE think about and manage money in our own businesses and give you some ways to make more, save more, and level up when it comes to your own business finances. 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/ The Economist - Develop an informed understanding about topics that matter to you. Expert analysis. Global perspective. Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/09/2251m 10s

[Q&A] What Goes in My Portfolio When I'm Brand New?

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 SHORT question comes from Christine Williams. She says, "What type of work did you choose to put in your portfolio when you were starting out? I don't have much because I no longer have access to things I've done at previous jobs. Did you do mockups for fake businesses or services?" I think this is a great question. Let's get Christine an answer! Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: CrowdHealth - Forget what you know about health care. Meet health care crowdfunding. Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. 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
27/09/2220m 13s

Are You Laser-Focused on Your Niche?

Are you laser-focused on your niche? You might think you’ve niched down, but is it enough? That’s something I get into with my guest today, Jim Huffman. Jim has helped grow a multi-million-dollar agency, but he recently launched a more productized service called One Day Design. It’s a web design business promising a fully developed website in just 24 hours. We talk all about the power of productizing, how to find your perfect offer, and how to niche down even further than you think you need to.  Let's dive in right away! 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: CrowdHealth - Forget what you know about health care. Meet health care crowdfunding. Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Links mentioned in this episode SolidGigs Karl Hughes Episode (Draft Agency) Russ Perry 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 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/09/2244m 17s

[Q&A] Can I Really Raise My Rates?

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 Annie Milner, who was on the show previously. It was great to hear back from her again. She says, "I have a question. I haven't raised my rates in two to three years, partly due to COVID. I currently charge $75 per hour. Do you think that's it's too drastic to raise to $85 per hour? Important to note that I quote on a per project basis, so it's unlikely most clients will even notice. I'm about to write a new contract with a retainer client, though, who actually nudged me about raising my rates. So really, the question is, you know, can I raise my rates? Should I raise my rates?" Special thanks to special guest co-host Christine Olivas. Learn more at https://coconspiratorsagency.com/ 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. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. 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
20/09/2219m 40s

Imposter Syndrome

On today’s episode, I’m not here. I mean, I’m reading this right now, but when this conversation took place, I was dealing with some family stuff.  In my absence, Clay is joined by our very good friend Adam Wright—a very talented freelancer who works on both of our teams. Clay and Adam get into one of the toughest topics all of us face at one time or another. That’s Imposter syndrome. And I have to say, it’s a great conversation. We hope you enjoy it.  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. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/09/2248m 21s

[Q&A] Got My First Client...Now What?

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 Christine Williams, who asks, "I have found my first client, and she said she will refer me whenever necessary, but, how do I get the next client? I prefer not to spend money on client generation before there's any money coming in", Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Special thanks to special guest co-host Christine Olivas. Learn more at https://coconspiratorsagency.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. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. 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
13/09/2220m 17s

How Much Should You Spend on Marketing?

On today’s show, our guest skipped out, so Clay and I hit record to discuss something we see a lot of business builders get wrong: marketing budgets. You know that phrase, “you’ve got to spend money to make money”? Well, you might have thought: "that’s not necessarily true. I get referrals for free." But you DO have to spend money in order to predictably SCALE your business. So how can you know exactly how much to spend on marketing efforts next year? Today, we’ll walk you through a simple formula for identifying just how much you should pay for marketing without taking on too much risk. This episode originally aired on December 2, 2021. 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. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/09/2252m 35s

[Q&A] - Are There Non-Spammy Networking Groups?

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 Facebook Mastermind Group (it's completely free. Join +11,000 freelancers and agency builders helping each other). Robert asks, "What tricks or tactics have you used to find good local or professional groups? All the ones around my area just seem to be full of spam." 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. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. 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
06/09/2220m 48s

How to Surprise & Delight Clients

On today’s show: how can you surprise and delight your clients so they stick with you longer, refer their friends, and pay you what you’re worth? We’ll break down some of our best advice including the ideas that have led to huge returns for us personally in this episode. 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. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/09/2240m 46s

[Q&A] Using the Same Contract for Every Client

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 Facebook Mastermind Group (it's completely free. Join +11,000 freelancers and agency builders helping each other). Erin just became a full-time freelancer, and she has many questions. One of them is, "Do you use the same contract template with most clients, or do you craft different contracts depending on the project? Would you be willing to share the contract that works best for you?" 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. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. 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
30/08/2217m 39s

These Social Posts Get the Best Clients

On today’s show, we talk with Mannat, a student calling from India with questions about her freelance business. Mannat is a typographer—she works with lettering and fonts. But everytime Mannat posts her work to social media, she gets packaging design clients and others reaching out who just don’t match her target audience. This leaves Mannat asking “what exactly should I be posting on social media to attract my ideal client?" We walk her through a few key social media strategies that’ll also help you build your online presence and attract the right clients on social media. (This episode originally aired May 20, 2021) 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. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Zapier - The automation platform that connects your work apps and does repetitive tasks for you. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/08/2238m 31s

[Q&A] Should Your Client Choose How to Pay?

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 Facebook Mastermind Group (it's completely free. Join +11,000 freelancers and agency builders helping each other). Jay opened a discussion there that made us come up with the following question: When a client asks you, "Can I pay you with a cheque?" or "Can I pay you with PayPal?" - How much do you let the client determine how they're going to pay? And how much do you dictate how you get paid in your business? 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. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Zapier - The automation platform that connects your work apps and does repetitive tasks for you. 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
23/08/2217m 13s

Best to Focus on Hiring or Client Work?

On today’s show, we talk with Karl who’s holding on tight while his writing business is growing fast.  After writing for a few highly technical development blogs, Karl’s business exploded and he now works with 50 writers to deliver articles for his clients. And while Karl is crushing it by some standards (his writing business has quadrupled since January), he’s naturally feeling like a bottleneck in his fast-expanding business. Clay and I have a fiery chat with Karl where we uncover what has done right in his business to experience massive growth and some tough truths about what he has to do next in order to stay on track and not slow his own business down. (This episode originally aired May 6, 2021) 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. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Zapier - The automation platform that connects your work apps and does repetitive tasks for you. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/08/2255m 15s

[Q&A] Should You Delegate Client Communication?

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 Facebook Mastermind Group (it's completely free. Join +11,000 freelancers and agency builders helping each other). Robert posted there, "Has anyone found or utilized a virtual assistant to handle communications with clients? I have this one client that keeps nagging me to give him updates like every day by 5 pm. I'm so busy doing client work that I really just need someone to help me out with this." His question is, "can I use a virtual assistant to handle client communication?" 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. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Zapier - The automation platform that connects your work apps and does repetitive tasks for you. 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
16/08/2214m 24s

Productivity Secrets

This is our mega-productivity episode. It’s nearly an hour of our best tips, tricks, tools, and advice for getting more done and making more money with less time and effort. That’s the dream right: keep growing your business without working yourself to death.  And in today’s show, that’s exactly what you’ll get! (This episode originally aired Dec 2021) 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. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Zapier - The automation platform that connects your work apps and does repetitive tasks for you. 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. Tools & Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Getting Things Done by David Allen Chuck.Email for managing your overflowing inbox. Hectic App for managing your entire business from one place. ClickUp for managing projects. Trainual for employee onboarding & team processes. Loom for quick screen recording.  Vimeo also has a quick screen recording option. ProcessKit for managing your agency’s processes. Intercom for Client FAQs or automated chatbots. Slack for team communication. ZipMessage for asynchronous team communication, coaching, or client communication. Best Home Office Chairs ‘Deep Focus’ playlist on Spotify for concentrating while working. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/08/221h 1m

[Q&A] Building Passive Income as a Freelancer

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. In today's short, we’ll cover 4 powerful ways you can build passive income into your freelance business. Passive income is the holy grail of any business. And the reason why is pretty obvious. Who doesn’t want to make money on autopilot instead of clocking in and out everyday to earn a paycheck? So in today’s episode, we’ll share 4 of the most successful ways we’ve seen real freelancers grow their passive income. The audio for this episode was actually pulled from our YouTube channel which we’ve been working really hard on recently. We partner with freelancing expert—like Josh who you’ll hear today—to release new videos every week.  You can subscribe at millo.co/youtube, by searching “millo for freelancers” on Youtube, or clicking the link in this episode’s description. 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. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Zapier - The automation platform that connects your work apps and does repetitive tasks for you. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs In this episode: Millo's YouTube Channel for Freelancers Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/08/2212m 6s

Delegate without Sacrificing Quality

On today’s show: how can you delegate without upsetting clients or sacrificing quality? It’s a problem today’s guest Michael is facing in his young freelance business. He’s been working for himself for a while, but can’t seem to solve the delegation piece.  So, with a little role playing, Clay and I help Michael see exactly what he should say to clients about his need to delegate and grow. 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. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Zapier - The automation platform that connects your work apps and does repetitive tasks for you. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/08/2253m 37s

[Q&A] Fixing an Invoice Mistake

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. In this SHORT: Have you ever sent the wrong amount on an invoice? Laura has. And she’s not sure exactly what to do next. We’ve got her covered with some great advice. 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. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Zapier - The automation platform that connects your work apps and does repetitive tasks for you. 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
02/08/2217m 8s

Can Your Business Run on Autopilot?

On today’s show, we chat with Carey from PodcastFastTrack.com where his business has taken off over the years. Carey is a bit further along in life than many of our guests and is contemplating retirement.  But instead of just selling his business, he wonders: can he just hire the right people to keep the business running smoothly and send him a paycheck each month? The answer is “yes” and by the end of the show, Carey admits he wished he’d considered this question much earlier in his career.  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. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Zapier - The automation platform that connects your work apps and does repetitive tasks for you. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/07/2258m 18s

[Q&A] When To Hire a Project Manager

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, 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? 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. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Thrive - Join the $0 self-employment movement. Get all of the benefits of an employer, with none of the hassles. Zapier - The automation platform that connects your work apps and does repetitive tasks for you. 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
26/07/2215m 13s

Should You Scale With a Business Loan?

On today’s episode, Clay and I dive deep into one question: should you get a business loan to grow your freelance business or agency? I’ve never taken out a loan for my business. And Clay recently decided to. So we go back and forth answering questions like: When’s the right time to get a loan? Should you ever go into debt in business? What are some reasons you might want a loan? And more 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: Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Zapier - The automation platform that connects your work apps and does repetitive tasks for you. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/07/2255m 19s

Perfectionists Can Scale Too—Here's How

On today’s episode, we have a coaching call with Eva—a branding expert from Portugal. Eva has gained some nice traction on Instagram and delivers her clients a highly customized service when it comes to her entire on-boarding process. But her attention to detail and propensity for perfectionism could lead to burnout as she tries to scale.  So today, we explore how to scale your business without losing your personal connection with clients and your flare for perfectionism. 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: Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Zapier - The automation platform that connects your work apps and does repetitive tasks for you. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/07/2255m 4s

[Q&A] Should I Give Up Files for Free?

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. Kevin asks this question, "Two years ago, I did a rebrand for an old work colleague and his company. It went down well and was well received. Yesterday, their Marketing Manager got in touch saying that they've been making a few tweaks to some of their documents internally and wanted to update the brand guidelines document reflecting this. They were asking if I was able to share the packaged design files with them? Now I know the owner but part of me goes 'hang on, I don't want to share the InDesign Brand Guidelines file with them as that's losing potential work for me, or maybe if they have someone else doing brand work then they just want my file'? Where do people stand on this? Or am I overthinking it? I don't want to fall out with my old colleague but at the same time feel a bit weird about giving them the deck to do what they want with it for free?" 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. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Thrive - Join the $0 self-employment movement. Get all of the benefits of an employer, with none of the hassles. Zapier - The automation platform that connects your work apps and does repetitive tasks for you. 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
12/07/2216m 54s

Crushing Through Cultural Barriers

On today’s show, our guest Nouman slams us with more questions than any guest before and we do our best to deliver some good answers. Nouman has quickly grown his agency from 3 partners to over 20 employees in just a couple years. But most of Nouman’s clients still come from Upwork or Fiverr and he’s unsure how to break into more legitimate, bigger clients—particularly in countries where cultures are so different. We talk about how to hire the right people, how to overcome cultural barriers, where to find bigger clients, and lots more. 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: Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Zapier - The automation platform that connects your work apps and does repetitive tasks for you. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/07/2251m 11s

[Q&A] Can I Put In-House Work in My Portfolio?

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. This episode's question came in via email. Nico works as a designer for a company right now, and he wants to start freelancing on the side and build a business. He said, “I was thinking of creating a portfolio, including the projects I've completed in my current company, but in a fictitious way (use different names, organizations, etc.) Also, state that this is a fictional project but that the process and outputs are the same. Do you think this will work to close deals? If you were a company that would be reviewing my portfolio, would you think that I'm experienced or just someone trying to fool you?” Note: we are not attorneys, and we will not even touch the question of if it’s something legal or not. We are not providing legal advice in any way. This type of advice should be provided by a certified professional, and we are not. 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. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Thrive - Join the $0 self-employment movement. Get all of the benefits of an employer, with none of the hassles. Zapier - The automation platform that connects your work apps and does repetitive tasks for you. 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
05/07/2214m 18s

Gold Mine of New Clients—Are You In?

On today’s show: are you leaving money and clients on the table? If you’re not tapping into the gold-mine we’re going to talk about on today’s show, then you’re probably missing out. It’s one of the best-kept secrets to blowing up your lead pipeline with new clients and tons of high-paying projects. PS: Get featured in an upcoming FTF SHORT! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question.  About our guest: Alexander Lewis is a SaaS copywriter and executive ghostwriter in Austin, Texas. In his spare time, he publishes a free newsletter about the craft and business of writing.  Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: The Economist - Develop an informed understanding about topics that matter to you. Expert analysis. Global perspective. Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Zapier - The automation platform that connects your work apps and does repetitive tasks for you. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/06/2251m 30s

[Q&A] HELP! Client Spouse Getting in the Way

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. Anne asks, "I've been working with a client for several years, and it's been an excellent relationship. However, the spouse is now interfering with the design of printed marketing materials. Now she has decided to start creating her own designs, in spite of the visual appearance I'm trying to build across all marketing materials. The clients so far does not appear to be willing to put a stop to it. Could anyone who has successfully salvaged a similar situation? Give me some advice on how to eject the spouse from the design work?" So, you know, the real question is - if someone's interfering with this process that you've already set up with your client, how do you politely fix the situation? Let's dive into it! Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: The Economist - Develop an informed understanding about topics that matter to you. Expert analysis. Global perspective. Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Thrive - Join the $0 self-employment movement. Get all of the benefits of an employer, with none of the hassles. Zapier - The automation platform that connects your work apps and does repetitive tasks for you. 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
28/06/2214m 53s

The Power of Client Trust

Today we’re joined by Chad who’s working on building his agency in Utah, USA. Chad works with clients all over the world. They hire him because they like and trust him.  But what’s a freelancer to do when it’s time to pass the client trust along to your team? That’s the question we answer together on today’s episode: how can I get my clients to trust my team. Building trust in your team can help take some work off your shoulders and free you up to continue growing your business. But transferring trust can be fragile and difficult at times. 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: The Economist - Develop an informed understanding about topics that matter to you. Expert analysis. Global perspective. Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Zapier - The automation platform that connects your work apps and does repetitive tasks for you. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/06/2254m 53s

[Q&A] I've Lost My Passion, Now What?

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. In today's SHORT, Rachel Stoneking, from our free Facebook Mastermind Group asked how she could get a passion for her business back. She shares her personal feeling of anxiety and disappointment after losing clients with COVID-19 and getting burned out with everything around it. "How do you overcome these negative feelings and connect back with the passion for your business?" We'll learn a lot from this difficult BUT important question. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: The Economist - Develop an informed understanding about topics that matter to you. Expert analysis. Global perspective. Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks (Use the code: F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands) LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Thrive - Join the $0 self-employment movement. Get all of the benefits of an employer, with none of the hassles. Zapier - The automation platform that connects your work apps and does repetitive tasks for you. Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs. SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs Mentioned in this episode: Traction by Gino Wickman The Happiness of Pursuit by Chris Guillebeau Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/06/2216m 31s

Is Scaling Your Business Really Worth It?

On today’s show: is scaling your business really worth it?  It’s a question that makes you think. I mean, if you’re making pretty good money working as a solopreneur, what are the advantages to growing your business? And do those advantages outweigh the headache and stress of hiring, training, and paying people on your team? It’s a question we’ve never tackled before, but our guest Sarah poses toward the end of the episode. Also on this call: How to narrow down your many business interests How to build a business that’s flexible enough for you to take months off at a time How to delegate when you’re a control freak, and lots more This was genuinely one of my favorite episodes of all time. Stay tuned and enjoy! 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: The Economist - Develop an informed understanding about topics that matter to you. Expert analysis. Global perspective. Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks   LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Thrive - Join the $0 self-employment movement. Get all of the benefits of an employer, with none of the hassles. Zapier - The automation platform that connects your work apps and does repetitive tasks for you. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/06/2254m 15s

[Q&A] Should I Make This Big Leap Into a Different Industry?

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. In today's SHORT, Preston asks Clay for advice in regards to a new business opportunity, that while enticing, would require Preston and his wife to make a leap into an unknown industry. Join us to learn more about the deal that Preston is considering and also how you can approach big leaps in your own business. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: The Economist - Develop an informed understanding about topics that matter to you. Expert analysis. Global perspective. Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks   LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Thrive - Join the $0 self-employment movement. Get all of the benefits of an employer, with none of the hassles. Zapier - The automation platform that connects your work apps and does repetitive tasks for you. 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
14/06/2217m 34s

Mastering Stress-Free Delegation in Your Business

On today’s show: How can you confidently delegate to your team, knowing things will actually get done the right way? It’s a tough question. That’s because, as a solopreneur it can be easy to want to do everything yourself. But soon you’ll find that mentality burns you out and holds back your business. Instead, listen to our conversation with Peter, where we share our best advice for setting up systems and processes to make delegating a breeze. 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: The Economist - Develop an informed understanding about topics that matter to you. Expert analysis. Global perspective. Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks   LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence. Thrive - Join the $0 self-employment movement. Get all of the benefits of an employer, with none of the hassles. Zapier - The automation platform that connects your work apps and does repetitive tasks for you. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/06/2250m 26s

[Q&A] Does Niching Down Waste My Skills?

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. In today's SHORT, we'll answer a question that comes from our YouTube channel. Lupin says, "We understand the riches are in the niches however, many of us have multiple skills and feel it is wasted when it comes to niching down. How can I capitalize from all my skills and experience?" Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Wix - Create a website you are proud of. Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks - Use F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands! 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. ButcherBox - Get your meat delivered, for free, right to your door. 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
07/06/2213m 25s

Drumming Up More Attention

Have you ever thought: “if I can just get the attention of more people, I could close more clients and grow my business” That’s where we find today’s guest, Jay. He’s a web developer and SEO expert in Kentucky USA. And Jay’s only been freelancing for a few months. He’s off to a great start having already closed a half-dozen monthly recurring clients. Jay’s biggest question is how to get more volume. Or more awareness. So, of course, as marketing geeks Clay and I jump in with some of our best advice.  And we wrap up the episode with advice that, frankly, I’m still not sure was good. You’ll want to listen all the way to the end for that one. 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: Wix - Create a website you are proud of. Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks - Use F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands! 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. ButcherBox - Get your meat delivered, for free, right to your door. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/06/2253m 58s

[Q&A] Selling Old Files to a Client

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. In today's SHORT, we'll answer a question that comes from our Facebook group. Haley says, "I'm looking for advice on selling my files to a client that I've decided to stop working with. How would you go about pricing this for the client?" Click play NOW to discover the answer. Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com Support our Episode Sponsors: Wix - Create a website you are proud of. Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place. Tailor Brands - Launch your business in just a few clicks - Use F2F for 40% off Tailor Brands! 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. ButcherBox - Get your meat delivered, for free, right to your door. 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
31/05/2211m 21s

Should You Charge for Deliverables or Results?

On today’s show, Clay and I are on our own to discuss something we’ve seen a lot of freelancers and agency builders struggle with.  The question…? When selling your services which is better: focusing on deliverables or results? After a quick discussion, the answer we come up with might surprise you. It turns out there’s an even deeper issue that has to be addressed if you want to be successful. We’ll share all the details here, so don't miss out! 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. 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. 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. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/05/2241m 1s

[Q&A] What Does Your Freelance Pricing Say About You?

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. In today's short, I want to answer one of the most common questions we get in our Facebook group. Multiple times a week, we have freelancers ask about pricing. What should I charge for a specific service? How much should I charge to send files? Am I charging too little? Or too much? So, in response, I’d like to share a few of my thoughts on what your freelance pricing says about you. This audio for this episode was actually pulled from our YouTube channel which we relaunched recently with some really great new videos. This is the video version! You can subscribe at millo.co/youtube or by searching “millo for freelancers” on Youtube. In addition to super helpful videos, we’re constantly giving away prizes to subscribers too, so check it out. Again it’s millo.co/youtube. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/05/2213m 26s

When to STOP “Doing Everything”

Have you ever wondered if you’re doing too much in your business? For those of us who are multi-talented, it can be hard to know when to stop doing everything in our business. That’s just one question we tackle with today’s guest, Grant. As he explains it, one of his biggest problems is he has the ability to do all kinds of things—from writing, to design, to founding businesses.  But there must be a point at which doing everything yourself is not the best option. So how do you identify that moment and what should you do when your ability to do everything becomes your own biggest problem? Stay tuned after this quick message to find out. 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. 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 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/05/2249m 43s

[Q&A] Are Proposals Really Worth Your Time?

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. Maja asks: "What are your best tips for writing proposals as a freelancer?" 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/05/2218m 4s

Are You Ready to Hire Your First Virtual Assistant?

On today’s show: maybe you’ve heard expert advice saying you should hire a VA—a virtual assistant. You might have even heard that advice from us, on this show. But what exactly should you hire a VA for? And is hiring a VA really worth the money? Those are two questions we explore on our coaching call with Ben Marcoux who lives in Rhode Island, USA.  Ben found himself wondering why in the world he would want to hire a VA in the first place. Then, after taking the leap, he wishes he had done it years ago.  Plus, Clay and I share our best advice for making the most of your virtual assistant and we talk about scaling your business vs growing it.  Let's dive in! 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. 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. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/05/221h 1m

[Q&A] Best Software for Getting Paid Faster?

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/05/2212m 6s

Give up Control to Build a Successful Business

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