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Clay and Preston have each grown their own one-person businesses to something much bigger and now they offer weekly coaching calls with freelancers ready to do the same. Your weekly dose of real-world, practical, actionable advice to take your service-based business to the next level—with occasional surprise guest experts or deep dives on must-have skills for success. New shows every Thursday.

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Clay and Preston have each grown their own one-person businesses to something much bigger and now they offer weekly coaching calls with freelancers ready to do the same. Your weekly dose of real-world, practical, actionable advice to take your service-based business to the next level—with occasional surprise guest experts or deep dives on must-have skills for success. New shows every Thursday.

    Attracting the Best Projects

    Attracting the Best Projects

    You'll be happier and wealthier if you can learn how to attract the right kinds of freelance jobs in your career.
    On today’s episode, I’m joined by a special guest coach, my friend Matt Olpinski, as we offer some coaching to Wyatt Hill. 
    Wyatt’s got a really unique situation: his boss allows him to make connections with customers at his day job and then pitch them his side-hustle services.
    While this setup is incredible, it also has Wyatt a bit worried: as he gets more successful, if he chooses to quit his day job, his client pipeline could dry up.
    So we spend the bulk of this episode showing Wyatt a few ways to attract the right kinds of projects on his own—without help from his boss.
    We talk about lots of tactics from SEO, to better contact forms, to online portfolios and Linkedin.
    With our advice and lots of hard work, Wyatt wants to double his side-hustle revenue next year and we think he can do it.
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    • 50 min.
    Getting Clients to Treat You Like an Agency

    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.
    Apply for 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.
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    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.
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    LinkedIn Jobs — Find the right person with LinkedIn Jobs.


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    SolidGigs — Get more freelance jobs.


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    • 50 min.
    The Power of Automation

    The Power of Automation

    On today’s episode, Preston has a one-on-one conversation with James Rose. James is a total rockstar when it comes to automating tasks in your business. In fact, as you’ll hear by the end of this conversation, in order to accomplish everything James automates in his business, he’d have to hire a full-time employee. Instead, he leverages affordable tech and brilliant workflows to save money and get more done.
    If you find yourself bogged down, short on time, or hoping to save money as you scale your business, then this episode is for you.
    Resources mentioned in this episode:


    James' personal site focused on automation hacks; He's also got two great courses for only $17.


    ContentSnare — James' software for helping freelancers and agencies collect content from clients.


    Getting Things Done Book by David Allen


    SaneBox — Email management for any Inbox


    Cold Emails that Convert — My workbook course for pitching strangers and getting business.


    Zapier and IFTTT — Our two favorite automation tools.


    TextExpander — Our mind-blowing recommendation that everyone freaks out over. You've GOT to try it.

    More productivity resources from Millo:

    Top 10 Freelance Workflow Software to Do More With Less Time

    15 Freelance Time-Tracking Apps Pro Freelancers Use in 2020


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    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 right person with LinkedIn Jobs.


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    • 58 min.
    Control Freaks Can Scale Too...Here's How

    Control Freaks Can Scale Too...Here's How

    On today’s show, we have a really great conversation with Natalie, who has built a nice freelance design business but has also encountered some serious trouble when it comes to hiring.
    And even though Clay and I both know how critical hiring can be to your scaling success, we can also empathize with her feeling like too much of a control freak (her words, not ours) to make the best decision.
    So how do you start hiring without losing control of the most important aspects of your company? It’s a tough question that we get into on this episode of Freelance to Founder.
    Apply for 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 right person with LinkedIn Jobs.


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    SolidGigs — Get more freelance jobs.


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    • 34 min.
    Crushing Your To-Do List

    Crushing Your To-Do List

    On today’s episode, we have a coaching call with Ignacio, who’s building a growing web design business in Guatemala.
    Ignacio’s business is doing well, but he knows if he wants to go from freelance to founder, he needs to get more organized. 
    So in today’s call, we coach Ignacio through how to organize his multiple brands, how to pick the perfect project management tool, and how to get his clients to pay more.
    If you’re ready to get your business in order so you can crush Q4 and hit the ground running in 2021, you’re going to love this episode. We’ll get started with Ignacio right after this quick break.
    Apply for 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.
    Resources listed in this episode


    Flywheel—managed Wordpress hosting for agency-builders.

    13 Best Project Management Tools for Freelancers

    8 Best Basecamp Alternatives For Easy Project Management

    13 Best CRM for Freelancers Ready to Get Organized


    Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller


    How to Write Copy that Sells by Ray Edwards


    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 right person with LinkedIn Jobs.


    Content Snare — Get content from your clients, without the hassle.


    Azlo — Get a fee-free, hassle-free business bank account.


    Dripify — Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs.


    SolidGigs — Get more freelance jobs.


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

    • 46 min.
    How I Finally Became My Own Boss

    How I Finally Became My Own Boss

    On today’s episode (the final episode in our eighth season) I want to turn the tables and share with you an interview I did with my friends Marc and Julia at The Clearing.
    I’ve done dozens of interviews over the years, but Marc seems to ask the perfect questions in this interview—leading to one of the best conversations on freelancing I’ve ever had on the air.
    We discuss getting freelance jobs, what to focus on when building a portfolio, how to build passive income, and lots more.
    In fact, Marc and Julia are two fellow freelancers who have helped a whole bunch of people embark on the freelance journey, getting their first clients and making good money as a freelancer in as little as a couple of weeks. 
    They love jump-starting freelancers’ careers and you should visit them at theclearing.io to learn more from them. They’re really talented.
    In my interview, you’ll hear a bit of my back story along with some of my best advice for starting, growing, and sustaining your freelance business.
    Be a guest on an upcoming episode:
    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:
    Toggl — Simple time-tracking tool you'll thank us for later.
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    Recently from the Millo blog:
    Is Upwork Legit? A Real-World Experiment Earning $8,000+
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