Freelance to Founder

Freelance to Founder

Join freelancers-turned-entrepreneurs Preston & Clay for weekly on-the-air coaching calls with freelancers who are ready to scale their business to something bigger than just themselves. Your weekly dose of real-world, practical, actionable advice to take your freelancing to the next level—brought to you by two guys who have done it all before.... Show More

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May 21, 2020 37 min
In today’s episode, Clay and I talk all about freelance pricing: what to charge, and when to raise your rates. We explore two very different pricing models and reveal 5 triggers you should watch for to signal it’s time to raise your rates. If you’ve ever wondered if you’re leaving money on the table in your business or if you’re charging the right amount for the work you do, this episode is for you. To dig even deeper, here are a f...
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On today’s show, we have a nice long chat with Carl Smith. He’s been an in-house web developer for the past 20 years, but at the end of 2018, Carl finally launched a small business of his own—L&L Web Consulting. Carl saw some early success on Upwork, but when one client who was taking up 50 hours of his work-week suddenly halted their project, Carl was left wondering if sites like Upwork were the best way to get web design clie...
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On today’s episode, we sit down with Margaret Ryland, a brand and identity designer who started her own design business not very long ago. Margaret is working hard trying to figure out exactly what kind of client to target which has left her listening to and reading a lot of advice about finding your freelance niche. Advice to "find your niche" in business is not uncommon on the Internet—you’ve probably seen it yourself. We...
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Too many freelancers never actually build a business that works for them. Instead, they just build another job for themselves—trading one annoying boss for a dozen high-maintenance clients. Eesh. In today's episode, we sit down with Bobby Macey, founder of Macey Media. After side-hustling through a series of frustrating lay-offs, Bobby finally decided to take matters into his own hands and start a content agency. He’s doing a l...
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April 23, 2020 55 min
Auni Milne can close a deal with just about any client that comes her way. But getting new clients continues to be a struggle. Can being more active on social media help Auni improve her inbound lead generation? We explore that question on today's episode of Freelance to Founder. 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'l...
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April 16, 2020 43 min
On today’s episode, we sit down with Amy Kuo—a former designer at Disney who after finding her passion for branding, and taking the leap into full-time freelance, wants to grow her own agency. We talk about one of Amy’s biggest hurdles: overcoming imposter syndrome—especially when trying to get new freelance clients. And we strike some real gold toward the end of the episode with one way Amy—and you—can get out there and be yoursel...
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Not long ago, Clay was a struggling freelancer working low-paying jobs to make ends meet. Just 4 years later, he had a thriving agency with 10+ employees and over $100K/mo in recurring revenue. In today's episode, you'll get to know Clay better and see why he's going to make an incredible co-host for the all-new recharged Freelance to Founder podcast. SUPPORT FOR THIS SHOW comes from: Harpoon - the next generation t...
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Freelance to Founder is back with all new episodes beginning April 9th. The critically acclaimed podcast for freelancers is getting a major upgrade with two new hosts and an all-new format. You can think of it as free, weekly freelance coaching from two guys who have gone through the process of scaling their own business themselves. Not only will these new episodes be actionable and jam packed with value, they're also going to ...
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A quick update from the team at Freelance to Founder: Over the last few episodes, you’ve heard show creator Preston explaining that he’d be taking over as the new host beginning in January. Today's quick audio clip makes just a small adjustment to that announcement. Since many of you who listen each week run your own small businesses or solo businesses, we know you appreciate and understand how important it is to set priorities...
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In today’s episode, we feature the story of Whitney Hansen, blogger, podcaster, and creative entrepreneur. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us an honest rating on Apple Podcasts. • • • • • Add your voice to the show Starting next year, we want to add your voices to our conversations on Freelance to Founder. To add your voice to an upcoming episode: Dial 1‪-706-99-VOICE and leave a short audio clip. Send a text to 1‪-706...
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In today’s episode, we feature the story of Adam Preiser - founder of WPCraft. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us an honest rating on Apple Podcasts. Add your voice to the show Starting next year, we want to add your voices to our conversations on Freelance to Founder. Soon, we'll be talking all about Search Engine Optimization as a way to generate client leads on autopilot. Have you tried to get new clients using or...
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In today’s episode, we feature the story of Chris Do - founder of the branding agency Blind. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us an honest rating on Apple Podcasts. Complete show notes for this interview with Chris Do can be found on our website. Add your voice to the show Starting next year, we want to add your voices to our conversations on Freelance to Founder. Soon, we'll be talking all about Search Engine Optimiza...
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In today’s episode, we feature the story of Matt Johnson - founder of PursuingResults. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us an honest rating on Apple Podcasts. Complete show notes for this episode can be found on Millo.co Add your voice to the show Starting next year, we want to add your voices to our conversations on Freelance to Founder. We're starting with an episode exploring the freelance marketplace, Fiverr. Have...
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Ever Gonzalez is the mastermind behind OutlierHQ, but his journey to success wasn't quite what you'd expect. Tune in to learn how Ever went from working long hours in the freight industry to doing work he loves so much he would do it for free. Important note: This is Brandon's last episode as the host of Freelance to Founder. With the change of hosts, comes the opportunity to brainstorm how we can add even more value fo...
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In today's episode I introduce you to Tedd Evers, founder of Trip Tuner. How do YOU book your travel? Direct with airlines, through a service like Expedia or Travelocity? Through a travel agent? Well, 8 years ago, Tedd, an avid traveler himself, conceived of a more personalized travel 'shopping' experience. But not one where you'd require an exhaustive, invasive, profile to be built first. One where you literally tw...
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Offline, Michael Pratt is the CEO and Co-founder of Panamplify, a really cool reporting tool specifically for digital agencies to use with their clients, with features and design that will blow away what you've seen from most white label solutions out there. Michael started Panamplify only after running Extra Sauce and leading business development at Carrot Creative, agencies in Dallas, Texas. He hated how much time is wasted i...
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In this episode, you're going to be introduced to Quilt. Founded by our primary guests today, Ashley Sumner and Gianna Wurzl, two women still in their twenties, who wanted to break womens' reliance upon our digital social networks to help members form real social networks. Quilt members and then you can attend local, in-home gatherings of women who take part in real conversations, on focused subjects, to forge real connecti...
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Shane Snow has helped build Contently to a mid-eight-figure business. But the number he's most proud of? The $50 Million in freelance wages he's passed on to freelancers around the world over the last 7 years. That's because while Contently is a content marketing platform and service for huge companies like American Express o Pepsi, Shane and his company also connect these big brands with quality freelancers in order to...
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Coworkers Reagan and Ryan worked together at a tech company, but their desire to start a direct-to-consumer fashion brand led them on an incredible journey. Now, less than 2 years later, these two entrepreneurs run Vaer watches, a direct-to-consumer watch company that's thriving. They've surpassed over 1 million dollars in sales and don't have any plans on slowing down. If you enjoy this episode, please leave us an hone...
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Mat Sherman doesn't do anything the "traditional" way. That includes building his business which centers around two primary products: Publoft and Gigloft. In this episode, you'll hear Mat's story including his college charitable efforts organizing an "undie run," his time with famed Angel investor Jason Calacanis, and the projects he's working on today to help more freelancers connect with quality cl...
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